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#126 A Conversation With Warby Parker’s Founders—and the Booming Business of a Solar Eclipse

Inc. Uncensored

This week, Inc. editors and writers welcome Warby Parker cofounders Neil Blumenthal and David Gilboa into the studio to talk about how the company ingrowing up, embracing physical retail, and disrupting opthamologists.

39 Min

Jul 21, 2017

Gist: Unearthing a Cult Classic

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Comedy writer Mike Sacks on the 40th anniversary of the Dixie-fried action caper "Stinker Lets Loose."

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Jul 20, 2017

Political: The “Eventually We Will Get Something Done” Edition

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John Dickerson, David Plotz and Emily Bazelon discuss what will follow the Senate health care collapse, the influence of Steve Bannon and the future approach to prosecution of sexual assaults on college campuses.

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Jul 20, 2017

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: Adventures in Babysitting Edition

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Gabriel Roth, Carvell Wallace and Rebecca Lavoie discuss a very unusual quandary involving the inappropriate email address of their babysitter, plus babysitting in general, triumphs and fails, and recommendations.

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Jul 20, 2017

90 Seconds: The Scariest Calendar Ever

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Chris Berube with the rundown: Reports say Paul Manafort owed $17-million to Russians in 2015; New airport restrictions for everyone entering the US; Holland devises a clever way to solve cold cases.

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Jul 20, 2017

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Jul 19, 2017
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Jamelle Bouie talks to ProPublica's Alec MacGillis, author of The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell, about how the majority leader is failing to deliver for the Republicans.

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Jul 19, 2017
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The Gist’s resident guff detector Maria Konnikova returns to look at the (appropriately) lost art of graphology.

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Jul 19, 2017
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Jim Newell and Jordan Weissmann

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Jul 19, 2017
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Chris Berube with the rundown: The DoD is renting an apartment they don't need in Trump Tower; Russian state TV has harsh words for fidget spinners; The Bank of England screwed up their Jane Austen money.

9 min
Jul 19, 2017
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Trump is stuck with Obama’s nuclear deal. And his efforts to undermine it can only help Tehran.

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Jul 19, 2017
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Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf discuss Edgar Wright's new film Baby Driver, Jay Z's album 4:44 with Slate's Jack Hamilton, and David Brooks' infamous sandwich column.

9 min
Jul 18, 2017
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With cyber-crime on the rise, the wealthy remain a prime target for hackers. K2 Intelligence's Jordan Arnold breaks down the key things to consider when trying to stay safe.

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Jul 18, 2017
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An economist’s diagnosis of our societal torpor.

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Jul 18, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg goes in-depth with Bill Browder about Donald Trump Jr's meeting with the Russians in Trump Tower.

5 min
Jul 18, 2017
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The JPMorgan CEO says he’s embarrassed by Washington’s inaction. There’s a reason he’ll never name names.

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Jul 18, 2017
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Dear Prudence: The "Open it Up" Edition

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Jul 18, 2017
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Chris Berube with the rundown: Donald Trump issues his NAFTA demands; An Australian senator unearths a shocking(ly mild) fact about her past; A 250-year-old cannonball is still active, somehow.

9 min
Jul 18, 2017
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Why Alan J. Pakula’s conspiracy flick makes you feel like you’re being brainwashed, too.

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Jul 17, 2017
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Josh Levin and Jody Avirgan of ESPN’s 30 for 30 podcasts are joined by ESPN’s Howard Bryant to discuss Wimbledon. Sam Miller of ESPN also talks about Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger, and producer Rose Eveleth joins for a conversation about 30 for 30.

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Jul 17, 2017
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Chris Berube with the rundown: How big is that giant iceberg, exactly?; Colorado scares people off the voter rolls; No, macaroni and cheese won't kill you, probably.

29 min
Jul 17, 2017
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A free, spoiler-filled preview from Slate Plus

10 min
Jul 17, 2017
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Univest Wealth Management's David Geibel breaks down key tips for millennials who want to break free from their parents, with a look at the most common misconceptions about living at home, and how to set a manageable time frame for moving out.

51 min
Jul 16, 2017
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Alexis Wiley talks about bringing political visions to life in a changing city.

10 min
Jul 16, 2017
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In our twenty-eighth weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

5 min
Jul 15, 2017
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After being inspired by social good companies like TOMS, a woman in London creates a yoga accessories business that focuses on empowering women worldwide.

46 min
Jul 15, 2017
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Slate Money on going cashless with Visa, coding boot camps, and Warren Buffett

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Jul 15, 2017
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Slate Money on going cashless with Visa, coding boot camps, and Warren Buffett

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Jul 14, 2017
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Virginia Heffernan talks to ProPublica's Justin Elliot about his reporting surrounding Trump's lawyer, Marc Kasowitz.

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Jul 14, 2017
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How a classic Halloween costume inspired one of the most profound films of the year.

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Jul 14, 2017
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Jim Newell and Jordan Weissmann

17 min
Jul 14, 2017
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The Nebraska senator has urgent, persuasive ideas for saving American politics. Why won’t he act on them?

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Jul 14, 2017
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Mary Wilson with today’s three things: Papua New Guinea’s thin-skinned elections chief, a hacker targets one of the State Department’s top Russian specialists, and Kermit gets a new voice.

6 min
Jul 14, 2017
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WSJ's Michelle Hackman joins us with a look at how the Senate health bill compares to the House-passed version and the Affordable Care Act. Plus, optimism that President Trump will revitalize the economy is fading and it's earnings season for banks.

8 min
Jul 14, 2017
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Courtney Jespersen, retail expert and personal finance writer at NerdWallet, offers key shopping tips and breaks down the best big ticket purchases this summer.

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Jul 14, 2017
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From the wage gap disputes at the CBS police procedural to Muslim representation in Kumail Nanjiani’s indie rom-com.

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Jul 13, 2017
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The retired admiral answers all of our questions about ISIS, H.R. McMaster, and life on a submarine.

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Jul 13, 2017
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Emily Bazelon, David Plotz and John Dickerson discuss what can be done to protect American democracy, the state of the GOP healthcare bill, and Mark Leibovich joins in to assess Trump's draining of the swamp.

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Jul 13, 2017
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Jamelle Bouie talks to Patrick Caldwell, a health care reporter at Mother Jones, about the latest iteration of the Senate health bill and the politics surrounding it.

5 min
Jul 13, 2017
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Senate GOP leaders released revised health legislation that would topple parts of the Affordable Care Act, impose steep cuts on Medicaid and let insurers sell cheaper plans. The Wall Street Journal's Kristina Peterson reports from Capitol Hill.

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Jul 13, 2017
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Jennifer Strong reports the closing numbers, including the Dow's 24th record of 2017, plus the Senate GOP's latest attempt at overhauling the Affordable Care Act, and Roku plans an IPO.

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Jul 13, 2017
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The Evidence Is Strange, Funny, and Supports the Theory.

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Jul 13, 2017
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Mary Wilson with today’s three things: Gambia inventories Yahya Jammeh’s ill-gotten goods, wildfires shut down tourist sites in Italy and Greece, and the Trump-Macron handshake, part deux.

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Jul 13, 2017
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Gabriel Roth, Rebecca Lavoie, and Carvell Wallace discuss raising Muslim kids in America with Rabia Chaudry of the podcast Undisclosed. Plus, what to do about bad kid friends, Triumphs and Fails and recommendations.

6 min
Jul 13, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun joins us from Washington with a look at what we learn from Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's testimony on Capitol Hill. The GOP tries again to overhaul healthcare and bargain hunters look to shares of retailers.

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Jul 13, 2017
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The HuffPost Editor-in-chief on the problems with media snark, and the challenge of covering Trump.

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Jul 13, 2017
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Hanna Rosin, June Thomas, and Noreen Malone talk the New York magazine piece on climate change, Silicon Valley tech bros' sexism apologies, and the Netflix show GLOW.

1 min
Jul 12, 2017
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Tanya Bustos reports on Thursday's economic calendar, America's aging infrastructure, and the new x-ray tech making its way to the airport.

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Jul 12, 2017
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This episode of Whistlestop travels back to November 3, 1968 as President Johnson attempts to end the bombing in Vietnam.

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Jul 12, 2017
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Financial Times columnist Edward Luce introduces us to a new word: oikophobia, fear of fellow countrymen.

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Jul 12, 2017
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Jim Newell and Jordan Weissmann

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Jul 12, 2017
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Why the feud around Qatar is more like a mafia feud, habitat prospects are bad for cheetahs and orangutans, and it looks like 100 companies are responsible for 71 percent of greenhouse gas emissions since 1995.

6 min
Jul 12, 2017
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Fed chair Janet Yellen stuck to the script in her Congressional testimony, reiterating that gradual rates hikes will be appropriate as the economy continues to strengthen. The Wall Street Journal's Harriet Torry updates us from Capitol Hill.

33 min
Jul 12, 2017
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We're back with an extra-special episode, and it's a doozy! Someone reached out to us with a financial SOS, and we answered the call.

1 min
Jul 12, 2017
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Tanya Bustos reports on how Janet Yellen's statements impacted U.S. stocks, President Trump's defense of his son, Donald Jr., and Visa's new offer for small merchants.

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Jul 12, 2017
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Virginia Heffernan talks to Bob Bauer, former White House Counsel under Barack Obama, about the potential legal implications of Donald Trump Jr's story.

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Jul 12, 2017
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Josh Levin and Ben Mathis-Lilley are joined by Daniel “Progressive Liberal” Harnsberger to chat about his wrestling persona. The Ringer’s Bryan Curtis also discusses Jamie Horowitz and Fox Sports, and Nick Greene analyzes NBA free agency.

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Jul 11, 2017
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In this jumbo-sized summer strut special, Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, Dana Stevens, and Chris Molanphy discuss the songs of the summer and our annual summer strut playlist.

8 min
Jul 12, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Jason Zweig talks how it's the little things that can ultimately improve your investment outlook -- in a more colorful and optimistic way.

31 min
Jul 11, 2017
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L&A talk to Corbin Brown from Giant Spoon, plus a phone call one of their favorite Italian Grandmas

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Jul 11, 2017
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How bad are Don Jr.’s emails?

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Jul 11, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Masha Gessen about why she thinks the latest developments in the Donald Trump Jr. story aren't as revelatory as people are making it out to be.

6 min
Jul 11, 2017
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How confident are small business owners? We'll talk with Bill Dunkelberg, chief economist at the National Federation of Independent Business, about a new survey. Plus, Donald Trump Jr. releases emails tied to Russia and Tesla bulks up on car repair.

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Jul 11, 2017
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Mary Wilson with three things: The death of a Russian KGB mastermind, a “straight no comment” from Emin Agalarov, and a new way to become a saint.

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Jul 11, 2017
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Brian sits down with Alton Brown of Good Eats, Iron Chef America, and more, to discuss his history with the band R.E.M., the origins of Good Eats, and Alton's love of Gaines-Burgers dog food.

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Jul 11, 2017
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Dear Prudence: The "Bidet and Boujee" Edition

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Jul 11, 2017
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Tanya Bustos reports on President Donald Trump's plans for the Federal Reserve, a possible Senate health bill, and the new online retailer betting it can get shoppers to break up with big brands.

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Jul 11, 2017
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John McWhorter explains why we love shrinkage.

1 min
Jul 10, 2017
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Tanya Bustos reports on Tuesday's economic calendar, the committees investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, and how algorithms are confusing the oil market.

5 min
Jul 11, 2017
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Macy's and Lord & Taylor have long sold high-end lipstick, mascara and fragrances at full price. But the Wall Street Journal's Suzanne Kapner says department stores have started cutting the price of cosmetics. She explains why.

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Jul 10, 2017
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Jacob Weisberg talks to Anne Applebaum, columnist at the Washington Post, about Donald Trump Jr's meeting with the Kremlin linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

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Jul 10, 2017
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Political scientist Seth Masket argues the harassment, the trolling, and the misinformation need to stop now

1 min
Jul 10, 2017
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Charlie Turner reports on closing stocks, a possible US sanctions-tightening on North Korea and Snap's stock slump.

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Jul 10, 2017
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Jim Newell and Dylan Scott

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Jul 10, 2017
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Mary Wilson with three things: A menacing website in Russia, a redistricting push from Obama, and an unusual interview with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

5 min
Jul 10, 2017
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Executive Washington editor Gerald Seib examines what's next for health-care reform on Capitol Hill. Donald Trump Jr. responds to new Russia developments. Plus, Facebook cuts the price for its VR headset.

1 min
Jul 10, 2017
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John Wordock reports on a meeting between the Trump campaign and a Russian lawyer, Facebook cuts its VR headset price, and the 'Summer of Hell' starts in New York.

12 min
Jul 10, 2017
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Adrienne Penta, co-founder of the Center for Women & Wealth at Brown Brothers Harriman, talks about the funding gap that exists for women in business, and what female entrepreneurs can do to bring in more money for their companies.

6 min
Jul 10, 2017
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Electric vehicles threaten oil's future but they must keep improving to overcome the advantage of conventional cars. The Wall Street Journal's Spencer Jakab joins us in the studio with the story.

19 min
Jul 10, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Josh Zumbrun and David Reilly join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to to preview the coming week's economic calendar with a look at Janet Yellen's testimony before the House Financial Services Committee, new retail data and big bank earnings.

11 min
Jul 9, 2017
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In our twenty-seventh weekly recap, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: more listener Q&A!

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Jul 9, 2017
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Diana Nucera runs an organization that promotes digital literacy and internet access in Detroit.

47 min
Jul 9, 2017
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Diana Nucera runs an organization that promotes digital literacy and internet access in Detroit.

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Jul 8, 2017
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Josh King talks to Max Bergmann, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, about President Trump's trip to the G20.

4 min
Jul 8, 2017
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Tanya-Jane Park wasn’t looking for a side hustle when she went to a popular music festival, but when her friend lost her handbag, she managed to find one anyway

45 min
Jul 8, 2017
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Slate Money on The Chickenshit Club, sexual harassment in Silicon Valley, and Hobby Lobby

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Jul 8, 2017
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Slate Money on The Chickenshit Club, sexual harassment in Silicon Valley, and Hobby Lobby

4 min
Jul 8, 2017
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Gains in bank stocks offset losses by energy companies. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch joins us in the studio with a look at the week on Wall Street.

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Jul 7, 2017
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Daniel Okrent, the first public editor for the New York Times, sticks up for the journalists everyone loves to hate.