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The Contrarian

Slate Money talks Max Chafkin’s new book on Peter Thiel, insider trading and the Ozy Media scandal.

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Episode Notes

*In the hours after the taping of this episode, Ozy Media announced that it would be shutting down*

This week, Felix Salmon, Emily Peck and Stacy-Marie Ishmael are joined by Max Chafkin to talk about his new book The Contrarian. They get into the life and drama of Peter Thiel, insider trading, and the Ozy Media scandal.

In the Plus segment: What will Peter Thiel do with all his money?

Mentioned in the show:

Goldman Sachs, Ozy Media and a $40 Million Conference Call Gone Wrong” by Ben Smith

Most Americans Today Believe the Stock Market is Rigged, and They’re Right” by Liam Vaughan

Art History Majors Who Love Pop Culture Will Be Able to Pass This Quiz” by Jonah Peretti


Podcast production by Cheyna Roth.


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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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