Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson is a senior editor at the Atlantic, where he oversees business coverage for TheAtlantic.com.

Politics
Sept. 4 2008 5:39 PMThe Sarah Palin FAQEverything you ever wanted to know about the Republican vice presidential nominee.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 22 2008 11:00 AMThe Olympics Sap-o-MeterAfter a week of Olympic-sized schmaltz, the Sap-o-Meter battles adversity.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 20 2008 10:41 AMThe Olympics Sap-o-MeterNBC reaches yet another milestone on its magically sappy Olympic journey.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 19 2008 11:46 AMThe Olympics Sap-o-Meter"We saw people all around this stadium, as we were leaving, in tears, sobbing uncontrollably."
Explainer
Aug. 15 2008 6:48 PMBig Brother in the Odometer How does the government know how much I'm driving?
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 14 2008 4:18 PMThe Olympics Sap-o-MeterOn a night of dreams, NBC saves its syrup for Michael Phelps.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 13 2008 6:57 AMExplainer's Olympics RoundupYour questions about the Games, with answers from our archives.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 11 2008 12:08 PMThe Olympics Sap-o-MeterFinally, a scientific way to measure the sappiness of NBC's Olympics coverage.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 25 2008 1:03 PMThe Olympics Sap-o-MeterThe Sap-o-Meter bids a tearful farewell. Plus: the Sappiest Word of the 2008 Olympic Games.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 21 2008 10:27 AMThe Olympics Sap-o-MeterUsain Bolt might be the world's fastest man, but mom runs away with the night yet again.
Explainer
Aug. 19 2008 7:22 PMDo White People Really Come From the Caucasus?How Caucasians got their name.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 18 2008 12:19 PMThe Olympics Sap-o-MeterMore tears, more moms, more dreams, and three new Sap-o-Meter records.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 15 2008 11:01 AMThe Olympics Sap-o-MeterA new rivalry in the sport of schmaltz: dream vs. mom.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 13 2008 10:55 AMThe Olympics Sap-o-MeterJust like Michael Phelps: another day, another record.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 12 2008 10:50 AMThe Olympics Sap-o-MeterThe sap reaches a record high. Blame mom.
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Working
Nov. 27 2014 12:31 PM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 11 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a helicopter paramedic about his workday.