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Slate Money Goes to the Movies: Sense and Sensibility

Taffy Brodesser-Akner joins Slate Money to talk about the Oscar-winning Jane Austen adaptation … and another film.


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.

For the final episode of the season, author and Slate Money favorite Taffy Brodesser-Akner returns to talk about Sense and Sensibility—and, in a major plot twist, the Jennifer Lopez vehicle Maid in Manhattan! They’ll discuss what these two films could possibly have in common, the villainization of gold diggers, and why Emily felt Sense and Sensibility was a horror film.


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, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers.

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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.