Seth Stevenson is a journalist who writes on business, politics, sports, culture, and travel. He is currently a contributing writer for Slate Magazine and he appears in several Slate podcasts. Stevenson's work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, New York magazine, GQ, Wired, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and other publications. Stevenson's first book, "Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World," was published in 2010. Stevenson received his degree from Brown University and was a Knight-Bagehot fellow at the Columbia Journalism School.
The name Wells Fargo conjures up images of old western stagecoaches and pioneers. But when scandal hit, was this feel-good history enough to deflect attention away from the bank’s present-day troubles?Podcast production by Jess Miller, with help from Cleo Levin and Asha Saluja.Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts and bonus episodes of shows like Dear Prudence and Slow Burn. Sign up now to listen and support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The National Enquirer played a large role in the 2016 election. Four years later, the paper has been merged with a company that sells corkscrews, umbrellas, and hand sanitizer, and its CEO has been ousted from his leadership role. What happened since its days of major scoops and supermarket dominance?Podcast production by Jess Miller, with help from Cleo Levin and Asha Saluja.Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts and bonus episodes of shows like Dear Prudence and Slow Burn. Sign up now to listen and support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
For certain parents, a stroller isn’t just a product—it’s a lifestyle signifier. For the past 100 years or so, one stroller brand at a time seems to reign supreme, until it’s dethroned by the next up-and-comer. Right now, UPPAbaby is that “it” stroller. But with new customers being born every minute, how do they maintain a stronghold?Podcast production by Jess Miller, with help from Madeline Ducharme and Cleo Levin.Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts and bonus episodes of shows like Dear Prudence and Slow Burn. Sign up now to listen and support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Eastman Kodak revolutionized amateur photography, but after failing to embrace digital, it fell on hard times. Then, a lifeline came in the form of a loan from the federal government--to make not cameras, but pharmaceuticals. It sent stock prices soaring … but also raised a lot of questions.Podcast production by Jess Miller, with help from Madeline Ducharme and Cleo Levin.Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts and bonus episodes of shows like Dear Prudence and Slow Burn. Sign up now to listen and support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Location
Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
Episode Count
109
Podcast Count
16
Total Airtime
2 days, 7 hours
PCID
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