Pompous, wealthy, hysterical and unpleasant. A sort of economics focused version of Katie Hopkins.
Mrs Moneypenny, beloved Financial Times columnist, and her editor interview the world's most successful people in business, media, arts, entertainment, finance, academia and politics. Like Sir David Attenborough, the intrepid duo ventures to their subjects’ natural habitat. In their quest to figure out how this rare species of homo erectus lives and works they corner plutocrats at Davos parties and hitch a ride with America’s most famous living feminist. Fielding irreverent questions about serious FT topics from capitalism to work/life balance, they offer up a fair dollop of sometimes-humorous, but rarely- solicited career and management advice along the way.
This was a great addition to my morning commute. Funny, digestible and though provoking too! I got a bit lost about who was speaking when the US students came in, but I might just have been a bit sleepy. Good variety - loved the band. Best bit is hearing the dynamic between Mrs Moneypenny and her editor. Look forward to the next one...
This new podcast has a lot of potential. Listening to the opening episode, I felt it was a well balanced (or as well balanced as it could be given the dearth of young female Republicans in London- on another note, what does that tell you?!) if brief discussion on feminism and women in politics in America. The format of the opening episode was different than other podcasts I've listened to of a similar nature, likely due to timings for interviewing as they explain. I imagine it will go through some growing pains, but is starting off solidly. A note on the sound quality of the interview- I found the distracting train sound simultaneously made for difficult listening, but also brought to mind a vision of Gloria Steinem being interviewed on a train, which was lovely in its own way.
Five irreverent questions was a fun and quick way to wrap up, and I can imagine it becoming my favourite feature. Mrs Moneypenny is great fun to listen to, and really, no one hears the words "appropriately shod" often enough in their lives.