Lately

Lately

Welcome to the latest podcast from The Globe and Mail. It's about navigating life in the new economy. Every Friday, we’ll dive into the big, defining trends in business and tech — whether you’ve noticed them yet or not.

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May 24, 2024 32 mins

Everyone knows someone who is on Adderall: ADHD diagnoses are at an all-time high and trending on TikTok. Our guest, Daniel Kolitz, author of The History of Adderall for Pioneer Works, tells us about the rise of the medication, how it’s changed the way we work, and his own experience on and off the drug.

Also, Vass and Katrina self-diagnose via some questionable online quizzes.

This is Lately. Every week, we take a deep dive into the...

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Pop culture loves to fetishize the world of high finance, but are the perks and the profile really worth the pain? Our guest, Carrie Sun, author of the new memoir Private Equity, describes her disillusioning journey working at a billion-dollar Wall Street hedge fund.

Also, Vass and Katrina talk about what happens when your job doesn’t love you back.

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May 10, 2024 32 mins

This month, people across Canada are boycotting Loblaw and its affiliated stores, thanks to momentum from a popular sub-reddit. It’s a sweeping revolt but it isn’t just about sticker shock, bread fixing and Galen Weston’s folksy image. It’s about how your friendly neighbourhood grocer turned into Amazon, and why Canada is struggling to adapt to the new competitive era.

Our guest is Denise Hearn, a researcher who looks at how economi...

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May 3, 2024 29 mins

Who profits from our online lives? How is all our clicking and scrolling giving tech companies such unprecedented power and wealth? This isn’t capitalism, argues Yanis Varoufakis: it’s technofeudalism. 

Maverick economist Varoufakis argues that we’re all serfs now, paying rents to the big tech "cloudalists” (cloud + capitalists). He talks about why we don’t actually own the music and movies we buy online; what Don Draper knew about ...

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April 26, 2024 27 mins

It's playing out across screens everywhere: Employees log into Zoom only to find out they’re being let go, sometimes alongside hundreds of colleagues. And now they're pushing back by posting it all on TikTok. 

Our guest is Amanda Hoover, a staff writer at Wired.com who recently wrote a story called The Stark Realities of Posting Your Layoff on TikTok. She unpacks the viral layoff ecosystem, how HR practices are being outed on social...

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April 19, 2024 28 mins

Dating apps got costly, creepy, and exhausting. Users are fleeing and the industry is anxious. But how did dating apps change us? And if you haven’t given up on connection, what comes next? 

Our guest is Marina Adshade, an economist who looks at how the market affects our love lives. She’s the author of Dollars and Sex: How Economics Influences Sex and Love and teaches at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver School of Econ...

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April 12, 2024 32 mins

Welcome to Lately. Every week, we take a deep dive into the big, defining trends in business and tech that are reshaping our every day. 

In our very first episode, we tackle the fake review economy: how online reviews got corrupted and if we can ever trust them again. Our guest is Joseph Reagle, an associate professor at Northeastern University and the author of several books, including Reading the Comments. He recently posted a pos...

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March 29, 2024 30 secs
Introducing Lately, a new weekly podcast from The Globe and Mail that's about navigating the big, defining trends in business and tech. Listen every Friday starting on April 12.
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