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FT Alphachat

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Alphachat is the conversational podcast about business and economics produced by the Financial Times in New York. Each week, FT hosts and guests delve into a new theme, with more wonkiness, humour and irreverence than you'll find anywhere else


Jon Stewart heads to HBO, what's going on with Bill Gross, and how we will age

HBO announced this week that the company will embark on a four year production deal with the former Comedy Central star, beginning with short-form content for the channel's digital platforms. Co-hosts Cardiff Garcia and Shannon Bond discuss how Stewart's new role signals HBO's move to focus on growing its online-only audience. In the latest sign of the mounting difficulties faced by Bill Gross, George Soros has pulled $500 million from Janus Capital. What's going on with the former Pimco bond king? FT financial and investment correspondents explain. Then, Joseph Coughlin of the MIT Age Lab says the future of aging is about to become more enjoyable. Cardiff travels to the lab to find out more. Music: "Plain Loafer" by Kevin MacLeod. For information regarding your data privacy, visit

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