Slate Money podcast with Felix Salmon on Timothy Geithner, Christine Lagarde, and student loans.

Felix Salmon and Company on Timothy Geithner’s Unbearable Modesty

Felix Salmon and Company on Timothy Geithner’s Unbearable Modesty

Slate’s weekly business and finance podcast.
May 17 2014 11:38 AM

The Unbearable Modesty of Tim Geithner

Slate Money on the new book Stress Test, Christine Lagarde’s disinvitation, and more.

Drop the mic, Tim.

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Listen to Episode 2 of Slate Money:

On this week’s episode of Slate Money, we discuss what Timothy Geithner’s Stress Test teaches us about what went wrong during the financial crisis (and why the situation may not have improved much). We also talk about why International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde isn't speaking at Smith College, and how student debt impacts the housing market. Plus each panelist gives his or her Number of the Week.

Slate Money will appear every Saturday in the Slate Daily Podcast and its own feed (links above).

Cathy O'Neil is a former hedge fund quant and blogger at

Felix Salmon is a journalist.

Jordan Weissmann is Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.