Slate Money

The Bond King

Slate Money talks Mary Child’s new book, Midtown Manhattan, and white-collar crime.


Episode Notes

This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck are joined by Mary Childs, host of NPR’s Planet Money to talk about her upcoming book, The Bond King, the exodus of Midtown’s working population, and Grimes’s confession to DDoS-ing the music blog “Hipster Runoff.”

In the Plus segment: Behind the scenes of Mary’s publication journey.

Mentioned In the Show:

Midtown Manhattan With Fewer Office Workers: Imagining the Unthinkable” by Kate King, Roque Ruiz, and Konrad Putzier

’I actually go canceled for this’ Grimes Reflects on 10 Moments from Her Life” by Vanity Fair


Podcast production by Cheyna Roth


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.