When the Amish Get Rich, the Simple Life Stops Looking So Simple

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
July 1 2014 6:26 PM

What Happens on Amish Spring Break Stays in Florida

The Gist learns what happens when modernity and money butt up against the Amish lifestyle.

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Mo' money mo' problems.

Photo Illustration by Slate. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty.

Listen to Episode 40 of Slate’s The Gist:

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As Alan Mulally packs up his desk, Bryce Hoffman explains how the outgoing Ford CEO harnessed talent and led a cultural change from within the company. Then, Jen Banbury explains what happens when the Amish start learning how to make and invest millions. Mike’s Spiel responds to the U.S.-Belgium World Cup results before they are decided.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.