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Slate Money Goes to the Movies: Thank You for Smoking

Joanne Lipman joins to talk about the 2005 satire.

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Episode Notes

Welcome to Slate Money Goes to the Movies, a miniseries in which Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and a different guest each week discuss popular business-themed movies.

Joanne Lipman, author and journalist, joins to talk about the 2005 film Thank You for Smoking. They discuss the terrible trope of female reporters sleeping with their sources, the Marlboro Man, and “moral flexibility.”


Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.


About the Show

A weekly roundup of the most important stories from the worlds of business and finance, hosted by Felix Salmon and Emily Peck.

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  • Emily Peck is a veteran journalist who has worked as a writer and editor at national outlets like HuffPost, the Wall Street Journal, and the American Lawyer.

  • Felix Salmon is a host of the Slate Money podcast.