Slate Money on Weight Watchers, Fitbit, and the economics of gyms.

Why Yoga Instructors Are Woefully Underpaid

Why Yoga Instructors Are Woefully Underpaid

Slate’s weekly business and finance podcast.
Jan. 9 2016 2:03 AM

The New Year’s Resolution Edition

Slate Money talks Weight Watchers, health-related wearables, and the economics of gyms.


Listen to Episode No. 87 of Slate Money:


On this episode of Slate Money, Felix Salmon of Fusion, Cathy O’Neil of, and Slate’s Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann are joined by special guest Elly Trickett, editor in chief of and former director of content for Weight Watchers. They discuss:

  • How weight-loss programs make money
  • The enduring trend of wearable fitness tech
  • The economics of gym memberships and yoga studios

Felix’s Number: How Americans got so fat.

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Podcast production by Zachary Dinerstein.

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

Felix Salmon is a senior editor at Fusion.

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