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They’re Big and They’re 99 Cents

Slate Money talks Elon Musk’s Twitter bid, Arizona Iced Tea, and office perks.


Episode Notes

This week, Felix Salmon and Emily Peck and Elizabeth Spiers talk about whether or not Elon Musk will really take over Twitter, how Arizona Iced Tea holds inflation at bay, and why office perks are basically carnival prizes minus the fun.

In the Plus segment: the return of the Kardashians.

Mentioned In the Show:

What ‘Severance’ Gets Right About Infantilizing Office Perks” by Elizabeth Spiers

As inflation soars, how is AriZona iced tea still 99 cents?” by Sam Dean

The price of AriZona tea hasn’t budged for 30 years” by Felix Salmon

Keeping up with the streamers” by Felix Salmon


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.

  • Elizabeth Spiers is Slate’s Pay Dirt columnist. She was the founding editor of Gawker and the former editor in chief of the New York Observer. Prior to Gawker, she was a financial analyst.