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Slate Money: Magic Tricks and Math

Slate Money: Magic Tricks and Math

Slate’s weekly business and finance podcast.
Aug. 30 2014 7:30 AM

House of Cards: Magic and Probability

Slate Money on card tricks, tech valuations, and investing in professional athletes.


Listen to Episode No. 16 of Slate Money:

On this week’s episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O'Neil of, and Slate's Jordan Weissmann discuss the dangers of math in the real world, Amazon’s purchase of Twitch, and why investing in professional athletes may not be a great idea.


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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.