The Journal.

The Journal.

By The Wall Street Journal & Gimlet

The most important stories, explained through the lens of business. A podcast about money, business and power. Hosted by Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson. The Journal is a co-production from Gimlet Media and The Wall Street Journal.

Episodes

Investors are Buying Up Homes. Cincinnati is Pushing Back

Since the 2008 financial crisis, institutional investors have bought up thousands of homes around the country to rent out, crimping the supply of available homes for average buyers. But a new gambit by an economic development agency in Cincinnati aims to put a dent in that dynamic. We speak to its CEO and WSJ's Konrad Putzier about the stakes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/01/2216m 1s

Why Russia Fears Ukrainian National Pride

With Russian troops amassing at Ukraine's border, many Ukrainians say they're willing to take up arms against Russia. WSJ's James Marson visited Kyiv, spoke to some prominent leaders and explains how a new sense of Ukrainian identity is playing into the current tensions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/01/2219m 7s

Peloton's Wild Ride

Fitness company Peloton was once a pandemic favorite with booming sales and a surging stock price. But recently, it's suffered a reversal of fortune. WSJ Heard on the Street columnist Laura Forman explains what happened and why she saw the fall coming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/01/2218m 38s

The Fight Over the U.S. 5G Rollout

Communications giants AT&T and Verizon have been investing billions of dollars into their 5G networks. But aviation regulators have warned for several years that certain 5G signals may interfere with some equipment on aircraft. WSJ's Drew FitzGerald unpacks how the U.S. government failed to avert a pitched battle over the 5G rollout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/01/2217m 19s

Is Now the Moment for the Four-Day Workweek?

Earlier this month, Bolt, a startup in Silicon Valley, announced that employees can permanently work a four-day workweek. The company's founder and CEO tells The Journal why, and WSJ's Patrick Thomas explains how the four-day workweek went from an abstract idea to something employers across the country are now offering their staff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/01/2217m 57s

Grammys CEO on How He's Tackling One Challenge After Another

The Grammys has come under fire in recent years for a lack of diversity among its members and its nominees. We speak with Grammy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. about how he's trying to rebuild trust among artists while at the same time respond to the pandemic's disruption of the awards ceremony. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/01/2216m 48s

Why Microsoft Is Paying $75 Billion for Activision Blizzard

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced its biggest acquisition ever: It'll buy the video gaming juggernaut Activision Blizzard for $75 billion. Microsoft's betting the deal will help it build a new way to sell games to consumers, which it calls the "Netflix of games." WSJ's Aaron Tilley explains Microsoft's strategy and the risks it contains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/01/2216m 31s

Canada's Historic Settlement with Indigenous Peoples

Earlier this month, Canada reached a landmark preliminary settlement with members of its indigenous community, capping a 15-year legal battle over child welfare resources. Cindy Blackstock, an advocate who vaulted the case onto the national stage, explains what drove the initial complaint, and WSJ's Kim Mackrael unpacks the importance of the $32 billion settlement, the largest in Canada's history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/01/2216m 34s

The Stock Trading Scandals at the Federal Reserve

Three top officials have recently retired early from the Federal Reserve amid controversy surrounding personal stock trading activity. WSJ's Nick Timiraos explains what's led to the worst reputational crisis at the Fed in decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/01/2219m 32s

Why This Week's Child-Tax-Credit Checks Aren't Coming

Democrats gambled that their expanded child tax credit would be so popular, Congress wouldn't let it lapse. It just lapsed. WSJ's Richard Rubin explains why the monthly checks for parents are ending, and dad Jamie Herrington discusses what it means for his family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/01/2219m 46s

The Obscure Players Keeping the NBA in Business

More than half of the NBA's players have tested positive for Covid-19 this season as the highly contagious Omicron variant sweeps the country. WSJ's Ben Cohen explains how the NBA has had to tap into its developmental league to keep the games going, and what it means for the players getting their first big break. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/01/2218m 54s

Workers Are Burnt Out. Can Companies Fix It?

Workplace burnout is on the rise, with resignations at an all-time high. WSJ's Ray A. Smith reports that employers are scrambling to find ways to combat it. And we hear from a woman who says professional burnout sent her to the hospital. Plus, the president of Bumble, the dating app, explains why his company gave employees a week off last year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/01/2221m 54s

Pfizer's CEO on Omicron, a Fourth Shot and 2022

Pfizer has sold and distributed billions of doses of its Covid-19 vaccine, generating an estimated $36 billion in sales last year. CEO Albert Bourla talks to The Journal about Omicron and how Pfizer is approaching the virus as we enter the third year of the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/2218m 31s

What's Russia Doing in Kazakhstan?

After a steep rise in gas prices, violent protests broke out in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan. Dozens have been killed, most of the country's government has resigned and, now, Russian-led forces are entering the country to intervene. WSJ's James Marson traces the roots of these protests. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/01/2216m 52s

Why At-Home Covid-19 Tests Are So Hard to Find

Months after they first came on the market, at-home Covid-19 tests are still scarce in some parts of the country. But it didn't have to be this way. WSJ's Brianna Abbott unpacks the decisions and circumstances that led to the at-home testing shortage. And healthcare CEO Zachariah Reitano explains how he found tests for his customers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/01/2218m 39s

How College Professors Got Caught Up in U.S.-China Tensions

The Department of Justice has charged about two dozen academic researchers in the U.S. over suspicions they may be secretly helping China. But WSJ's Aruna Viswanatha explains universities see the government's actions as intimidation and an attack on open research. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/01/2220m 18s

Elizabeth Holmes Found Guilty

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes promised investors that her company could revolutionize blood tests. But after 11 wire-fraud charges and 15 weeks of a court trial, yesterday a jury found Holmes guilty on four counts. WSJ's Sara Randazzo, who has been in the courtroom, explains what this means for Holmes and why this trial was a referendum on how Silicon Valley startups raise cash. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/01/2216m 0s

Mariah Carey on the Rise of Her Christmas Anthem

Mariah Carey released "All I Want for Christmas Is You" in 1994 to moderate success. Today, the song is a megahit and Christmas playlist staple. What happened? WSJ's John Jurgensen called up the "Queen of Christmas" to find out. This episode was originally published on December 11, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/12/2121m 7s

How The 'Apes' Took Over AMC

AMC, the world's largest movie-theater chain, is now over 80% owned by everyday investors. Which means CEO Adam Aron has a new boss: The 'apes.' WSJ's Alexander Gladstone and Erich Schwartzel introduce the online movement that saved AMC. And self-declared 'ape' investor David Dumas explains why he jumped in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/12/2126m 23s

Purdue's $4.5 Billion Opioid Settlement Got Thrown Out. Now What?

Last week, a federal judge overturned a roughly $4.5 billion settlement between OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and members of the Sackler family, who own the company. WSJ's Jonathan Randles explains why the ruling was surprising and what it means for people who sued Purdue, like Ryan Hampton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/12/2117m 47s

The Man in the Middle of the Fight Over Jan. 6

Lawmakers investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol believe former chief of staff Mark Meadows holds critical knowledge about how the Trump administration responded that day. But Meadows, like several other former Trump allies, refuses to testify. WSJ's Siobhan Hughes explains why lawmakers want to talk to him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/12/2118m 16s

A Toy Maker Battles the Global Supply Chain

Toymaker John Hansen III needs his products in stock by the holidays. This year, manufacturing delays, port backups, and a trucking shortage made getting goods from China to the U.S. harder than ever. Hansen describes how cascading supply-chain failures delayed an order of chess sets by a year, and explains what the backups mean for his business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/12/2116m 58s

The Shadow Crisis Unfolding in One Doctor's Clinic

Dr. Christine Hancock is a primary care doctor in Washington state. Early in the pandemic, Dr. Hancock thought her patients would be hit hard by Covid-19. But she has seen a different crisis play out where isolation and health care delays have led to complications and deaths. WSJ's Anna Wilde Mathews has spoken with Dr. Hancock throughout the pandemic and reflects on the doctor's story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/12/2130m 18s

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Omicron and the Covid-19 Stalemate

Dr. Anthony Fauci, America's top infectious disease official, says we are at a stalemate in the war against Covid-19. New coronavirus cases in the United Kingdom just hit a record high as the Omicron variant spreads. And U.S. deaths from the virus have surpassed 800,000, even as vaccines become more widely available. We speak with Dr. Fauci about the war against coronavirus and whether we can ever win it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/12/2116m 43s

Can 'Immersive' Van Gogh Beat the Real Thing?

The painter Vincent Van Gogh is having a moment. Right now, multiple companies are battling to sell tickets to dozens of immersive shows of his work, which involve virtual-reality headsets and large-scale projections. WSJ's Kelly Crow tells the story behind this new way of viewing art and why it is creating a challenge for museums. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/12/2117m 18s

The Fed's Shifting Inflation Message

For months, the Federal Reserve has predicted that inflation was "transitory" - that it would go away on its own. But recently, Fed officials have backed away from that buzzword. WSJ's Nick Timiraos explains what that tiny word choice reveals about the Fed's changing thinking on the future of the U.S. economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/12/2117m 39s

Will Omicron Require New Covid Vaccines?

Since the identification of the Omicron variant, vaccine makers - like Pfizer and Moderna - have been racing to figure out if the existing Covid-19 vaccines are effective against it or whether they should develop new, Omicron-targeted vaccines. WSJ's Denise Roland explains what scientists have to consider. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/12/2116m 6s

Back Stage at a Metaverse Concert

Pop star Tai Verdes is the latest among a slew of stars performing concerts in the metaverse, a virtual world growing in popularity. Verdes and WSJ's Anne Steele explain why the music industry is diving in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/2119m 53s

New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern on Her Change in Covid Strategy

New Zealand ended its Covid-19 elimination strategy after an outbreak triggered a months-long lockdown in the country's largest city. Now, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has put in place a phased reopening plan. We talk with Ardern about the economic cost of the country's elimination strategy and what new variants mean for its plans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/12/2117m 55s

Inside the Trial of Elizabeth Holmes

Today the defense rested in the trial of Elizabeth Holmes, the former CEO of Theranos. WSJ's Sara Randazzo takes us inside the trial, from the prosecution's arguments to the moment Holmes took the stand herself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/12/2119m 3s

Inside The Trial of Elizabeth Holmes

Today the defense rested in the trial of Elizabeth Holmes, the former CEO of Theranos. WSJ's Sara Randazzo takes us inside the trial, from the prosecution's arguments to the moment Holmes took the stand herself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/12/2119m 3s

Elon Musk on Why He Wants More Robots and Less Government

What does the world's richest person think about the role of government and the future of robots and space travel? Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, shared his views in a wide-ranging interview with WSJ's Joanna Stern. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/12/2118m 16s

How the Pandemic Helped Fix Retail

Some in the retail industry thought the pandemic could end in-store shopping as we know it. But brick-and-mortar retailers weren't destroyed, and many managed to emerge from the pandemic stronger. WSJ's Suzanne Kapner explains why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/12/2116m 16s

The Designer Who Made Streetwear Luxury

Designer Virgil Abloh became the first Black American to hold a top creative job at a major luxury label. Abloh, who was artistic director of menswear at Louis Vuitton, was able to turn ordinary streetwear like hoodies and sneakers into high fashion, commanding big price tags and drawing celebrity customers. WSJ's Jacob Gallagher unpacks the legacy of Virgil Abloh, who died earlier this week at age 41. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/12/2120m 52s

The Fallout From Turkey's Economic Experiment

Turkish President Erdogan is pushing ahead with an unusual economic plan for his country that is based on slashing the value of the currency. As the Turkish lira has plunged, inflation has spiked and Turkish citizens have taken to the streets. WSJ's Jared Malsin reports on the situation from Istanbul. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/12/2117m 26s

How Gas Prices Are Weighing on Biden's Climate Agenda

Gasoline prices are on the rise. To avoid a political backlash, President Biden is pushing to increase the global oil supply in hopes that will eventually help consumers at the pump. But as WSJ's Timothy Puko explains, the move has risks, given Biden's climate agenda. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/12/2118m 52s

The Rise of Binance - And The Effort to Reel It In

Binance, the world's biggest cryptocurrency trading platform, surged by operating from nowhere in particular - without offices, licenses, or headquarters. Now, WSJ's Caitlin Ostroff explains, global regulators are taking a closer look. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/11/2120m 47s

Why South Africa Sounded the Alarm Over Omicron

On Friday, the World Health Organization labeled a new variant of the coronavirus, called Omicron, as a variant of concern. WSJ's Gabriele Steinhauser explains how scientists in South Africa noticed it so quickly, and what's known about Omicron so far. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/11/2117m 38s

The Biotech Startup that Became an FBI Target

We are bringing you the complete story of uBiome. It was a biotech company with promise: charismatic leaders, an exciting product and lots of venture-capital funding. So why did the FBI end up raiding its office? And why is the government calling its leaders fugitives? WSJ's Amy Dockser Marcus tells the story of uBiome's spectacular downfall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/11/211h 15m

A Player Goes Missing, and Women's Tennis Takes on China

A post on tennis player Peng Shuai's social-media account made a startling accusation: that a former top official of the Chinese Communist Party had sexually assaulted her. Then, she disappeared from public view for more than two weeks. WSJ's Joshua Robinson explains how the head of the Women's Tennis Association is speaking out against China and putting the organization's business on the line. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/11/2117m 42s

Why Older Americans Are Fleeing the Workforce

Compared with pre-pandemic estimates, hundreds of thousands more Americans have retired in the last 18 months. We hear from two recent retirees, and we talk to WSJ's Amara Omeokwe about what the wave of retirement could mean for the economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/11/2117m 11s

A Videogame Giant Confronts a Culture Crisis

Activision Blizzard, one of the world's biggest videogame makers, is facing multiple investigations over sexual harassment and workplace misconduct. WSJ's Kirsten Grind looks at the CEO helming the company, Bobby Kotick, and his knowledge of the allegations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/11/2123m 33s

How Puff Bar Became the Most Popular Vape for Kids

Last year, the FDA cracked down on flavored vapes in hopes of combatting a rise in teen vaping. But thanks to a loophole in the FDA's rule, sweet, fruity flavors are still around. WSJ's Jennifer Maloney details how a product called Puff Bar has become the top-selling vape among kids. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/11/2120m 43s

Ford and GM's Battle for the Hottest Electric Vehicle Startup

Rivian, the Amazon-backed electric vehicle company, went public earlier this month in the biggest IPO since 2014. But before that, Detroit giants General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. fought over partnering with Rivian, earning one of the legacy carmakers a multi-billion dollar payout. WSJ's Mike Colias tells the story of the high-stakes battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/11/2118m 51s

Taylor Swift's Push to Change Music Ownership

In 2019, Taylor Swift announced she would re-record her first six albums after they fell into the hands of talent agent Scooter Braun. Last week she debuted her version of her album Red. It broke streaming records. WSJ's Anne Steele says this decision is not only making Taylor money but also inspiring other artists to do the same -- and that record labels are pushing back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/11/2120m 3s

The End of the GE Era

With a reputation as the company whose leaders knew how to run any kind of business, General Electric once made everything from lightbulbs to jet engines. Then, last week, the storied American company announced it was breaking up. WSJ's Thomas Gryta tells the story of how GE's management philosophy fell back down to earth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/11/2118m 29s

What Went Wrong at uBiome, Part 2

uBiome raised millions of dollars in venture funding with the promise that insurance companies would pay for its customers' microbiome tests. But that pursuit ultimately led to an FBI raid and a federal indictment alleging a fraud scheme. WSJ's Amy Dockser Marcus tells the story of uBiome's spectacular downfall. Plus, we try to track down uBiome's leaders, Jessica Richman and Zac Apte, who the government says are fugitives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/2140m 13s

The Labor Shortage That's Causing More Labor Shortages

One reason people can't go back to work is because they can't find childcare, and they can't find childcare because there's a shortage of childcare workers. WSJ's Kris Maher explains why the economics of the industry make it so difficult to raise wages, and the CEO of a childcare program in Philadelphia explains how hard she's tried to hire teachers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/2116m 42s

How Zillow Failed at Flipping Homes

Zillow started buying and selling homes directly a few years ago, hoping to make money on each transaction. But last week, the company said it was exiting the business and laying off 25% of its staff. WSJ's Will Parker explains why the company failed at home buying, a line of business Zillow once predicted could generate $20 billion a year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/11/2116m 55s

Teens Are Developing Tics. Doctors Say TikTok May Be A Factor.

Over the last year, there's been a sharp increase in teen girls seeking medical help for involuntary tics. Kayla Johnsen is one of them. She shares her story, and a neurologist explains why doctors think the social media app TikTok may be behind the medical phenomenon. Plus, WSJ's Julie Jargon traces the origin of the Tourette influencers whose videos may have sparked the surge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/11/2122m 35s

What Went Wrong at uBiome, Part 1

uBiome was a biotech company with promise: charismatic leaders, an exciting product and lots of venture-capital funding. So why did the FBI end up raiding its office? And how did its leaders end up labeled as fugitives by the government? WSJ's Amy Dockser Marcus tells us the story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/11/2138m 22s

The Fight Over Climate Change's Price Tag

A key part of the 2015 Paris climate accord was a pledge by wealthy countries to provide $100 billion a year to help developing countries fight climate change. WSJ's Matthew Dalton explains how the failure to keep that promise is challenging the COP26 climate summit this week in Glasgow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/11/2117m 3s

Why the Feds Want to Stop a Major Publishing Merger

The Department of Justice yesterday sued to block Penguin Random House, the world's largest book publisher, from buying rival Simon & Schuster for more than $2 billion. WSJ's Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg explains how the industry has consolidated in recent years and why the government says it wants to block the deal for the sake of authors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/2118m 6s

Facebook Rebrands to Meta

Facebook announced last week that it was changing its name to Meta Platforms Inc., a name inspired by a futuristic technology that doesn't fully exist yet: the metaverse. WSJ's Deepa Seetharaman explains what the metaverse is and why Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is betting big on it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/11/2117m 58s

The Covid Treatment That Comes in a Pill Bottle

Pharmaceutical giant Merck has developed a drug against Covid, the first treatment that wouldn't require hospitalization. But WSJ's Jared S. Hopkins tells us distributing it equitably around the world will be a challenge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/11/2116m 21s

Formula One Gets Fuel From Netflix

After years of struggling to attract new fans, Formula One is suddenly finding tons of them. The reason? A reality TV show on Netflix, called "Drive to Survive." WSJ's Joshua Robinson explains how a show he likens to "The Real Housewives of Monte Carlo" made F1 a model for modern sports marketing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/10/2118m 56s

Why a Ransomware Group Is Pretending to Be a Real Company

A major hacking group has been recruiting tech talent by setting up a fake cybersecurity company, according to researchers. WSJ's Robert McMillan details how the ransomware group is recruiting workers and what it says about the state of ransomware attacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/10/2116m 24s

The Facebook Files, Part 8: A New Enforcement Strategy

Facebook has professed a commitment to neutrality and upholding free speech on its platform for years. But internal documents reviewed by the Wall Street Journal show the company is increasingly targeting specific groups it deems dangerous. WSJ's Jeff Horwitz explains how Facebook's actions toward the Patriot Party movement stopped it from going viral. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/10/2121m 54s

The Man Behind the Latest Push to Unionize Amazon

An Amazon employee group formed by warehouse workers in Staten Island filed Monday to hold a vote on unionization. We speak with Chris Smalls, the president of the group, about why he's trying to establish the first union in the U.S. for Amazon employees. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/10/2117m 53s

Biden's Climate Ambitions Die in the Senate

Democrats in Congress have been trying to pass a multitrillion-dollar spending bill, which includes a major piece of President Joe Biden's climate agenda. But in the face of opposition from a single senator, the climate provision is dead. WSJ's Siobhan Hughes explains where this leaves the U.S. in its fight against climate change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/2119m 51s

To Solve Labor Shortage, Companies Turn to Automation

Despite wage growth, the labor force participation rate remains near its lowest level since the 1970s. In the face of this shortage, companies are turning to a possible solution: automation. We talk to the CEO of a hospital system in Nevada that is hoping new technology can help the nursing shortage, and WSJ's Josh Mitchell explains what increased investment in tech will mean for the economy and workers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/10/2117m 0s

The Chappelle Controversy Tests Netflix

After Netflix released its latest Dave Chappelle special earlier this month, the company faced strong criticism from the transgender community and its own employees. WSJ's Joe Flint explains how the controversy has challenged Netflix's culture of 'radical candor' and we go on the ground at the Netflix employee walkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/10/2121m 6s

Sen. Klobuchar Says Congress Is Losing Patience With Tech Giants

After a whistleblower shared internal Facebook documents, lawmakers renewed calls to regulate social media companies. But concerns over the influence tech giants exert on society extend far beyond Facebook. We spoke with Sen. Amy Klobuchar about how she hopes to rein in tech companies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/10/2116m 50s

The Facebook Files, Part 7: The AI Challenge

Facebook's top executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, have touted the company's progress at using artificial intelligence to police harmful content on its platform. But internally, documents show there were deep concerns about what Facebook's AI could do. In the seventh episode of The Facebook Files, WSJ's Deepa Seetharaman discusses what Facebook's AI can really do and ways in which it still falls short. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/10/2122m 23s

Google's CEO on the Future of Work

As CEO of Alphabet, Google's parent company, Sundar Pichai is responsible for a massive, 144,000-person workforce. Right now, he's grappling with big issues, like how tech should be regulated, how to rein in cybercrime and how (or whether) workers return to the office. WSJ's Editor in Chief, Matt Murray, asks him about these issues and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/10/2115m 51s

The Vaccine That Took 40 Years to Make

The World Health Organization last week recommended the first-ever vaccine for wide use against malaria, one of the world's deadliest diseases. Paul Kofi Awuffor, a public health worker in Ghana, shares how the vaccine can change lives, and WSJ's Denise Roland explains this historic landmark in public health. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/10/2120m 30s

The Global Supply Chain Is Broken

Since the pandemic started last year, the disruptions to the global supply chain have only gotten worse. Delays at America's busiest commercial port, Los Angeles, are wreaking havoc on manufacturing and retail, leading the White House to get involved. WSJ's Sarah Nassauer and Costas Paris explain what the logjam means and how it can be fixed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/10/2116m 21s

136 Countries Agree to a Global Minimum Tax

More than 100 countries agreed last week to a 15% global minimum corporate tax. WSJ's Richard Rubin details how the deal came together, and WSJ's Paul Hannon explains why Ireland - which has long had some of the lowest tax rates in Europe - finally got on board. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/10/2115m 11s

How 'Squid Game' Became a Megahit

"Squid Game" is on track to become Netflix's biggest show ever. WSJ's Timothy Martin explains the show's origins and why Netflix has invested so heavily in Korean content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/2116m 57s

The Unraveling of the Murdaugh Dynasty

Over Labor Day weekend, an attempted murder was reported to police in Hampton County, S.C. involving the scion of a powerful local family. The victim, Alex Murdaugh, later said he attempted to stage his own murder to try to collect insurance money. WSJ's Valerie Bauerlein looks at this case and other events that threaten to undermine the Murdaugh dynasty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/10/2125m 27s

The Day Facebook Logged Off

On Monday, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went offline for billions of people around the world. To fix it, Facebook's employees had to physically drive to data centers to address the problem. WSJ's Robert McMillan explains the cascade of failures that caused it to happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/10/2116m 25s

A Huawei Exec, Two Canadians And The Deal That Got Them Home

In 2018, Canadian authorities arrested Huawei finance chief Meng Wanzhou on behalf of the United States. Days later, the Chinese government arrested two Canadians in retaliation. WSJ's Jacquie McNish has been covering the ordeal and the high stakes detainee exchange that took place in September. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/10/2121m 7s

What Secret Tapes Reveal About the College Admissions Scandal

College counselor Rick Singer pleaded guilty to helping wealthy parents like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman cheat the college admissions system. In 2018, the federal government began wiretapping his cellphone. WSJ's Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz dissect the tapes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/10/2122m 30s

The Facebook Files, Part 6: The Whistleblower

At the heart of the Facebook Files series is a cache of internal company documents. And behind the release of those documents is a person: Frances Haugen. In Part 6, we sit down for an extended conversation with Frances. She tells us about her time at Facebook, what led her to speak out and what she hopes to achieve by disclosing internal Facebook documents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/10/2136m 21s

The Federal Law That 138 Judges Have Broken

For the last year, a team at the Wall Street Journal has been investigating the financial holdings of federal judges across the country. This week, the team reported that more than 130 judges violated U.S. law by overseeing court cases that involved companies in which they or their family had a financial interest. WSJ's James Grimaldi explains the investigation and introduces us to the judge with the most conflicts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/10/2120m 32s

The Federal Law That 138 Judges Have Broken

For the last year, a team at the Wall Street Journal has been investigating the financial holdings of federal judges across the country. This week, the team reported that more than 130 judges violated U.S. law by overseeing court cases that involved companies in which they or their family had a financial interest. WSJ's James Grimaldi explains the investigation and introduces us to the judge with the most conflicts.
01/10/2120m 32s

One Restaurant Owner's Answer to the Labor Shortage

The restaurant industry around the country is having a hard time finding enough workers. So, Amanda Cohen, who runs a restaurant called Dirt Candy in Manhattan, decided to dramatically overhaul her business in order to raise wages. Since then, not only has she been able to retain staff, she's also managed to increase profits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/09/2117m 25s

The Facebook Files, Part 5: The Push To Attract Younger Users

In the fifth part of our series looking deep inside Facebook, we examine the company's efforts to win over young children. Reporter Georgia Wells discusses what Facebook's internal documents reveal about the company's years-long efforts to study and design products for kids. And we look ahead to tomorrow's Senate hearing, where lawmakers are expected to question a Facebook executive about the company's research into the effects of its products on teen mental health. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/09/2120m 1s

China's Evergrande Crisis

Evergrande built homes for China's growing middle class for more than two decades. Now, the property developer is running out of money. WSJ's Quentin Webb explains how years of piling on debt brought Evergrande to a crisis point, and what its potential collapse could mean for China. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/09/2117m 24s

The Long Journey to Del Rio

Last week, roughly 16,000 migrants showed up in Del Rio, Texas. Most of them were Haitian, but they didn't come directly from Haiti. They've been on a long journey. WSJ's Alicia Caldwell and Juan Montes explain how these Haitians reached Texas and what they're encountering at the border. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/09/2118m 57s

Harry and Meghan, Hollywood Royalty?

Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit the royal family, the couple have been building a Hollywood production company and signed deals with Netflix and Spotify. WSJ's Erich Schwartzel explains how this royal career shift has been going. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/09/2119m 50s

Xi Jinping Is Rewriting the Rules of China's Economy

The Chinese government is cracking down on big private corporations and reining in their power. WSJ's Lingling Wei shares her analysis which suggests this recent development is coming from China's President Xi Jinping's personal ideological shift from capitalism towards a Mao-style socialism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/09/2121m 37s

The Snub That Made France Furious

Last week, the U.S. announced a new multibillion-dollar deal to supply nuclear submarines to Australia. There was just one problem: Australia had already inked a submarine deal with France. WSJ's Matthew Dalton explains the sub snub and what it means for U.S.-France relations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/09/2119m 5s

Why 'Buy Now, Pay Later' Is Popping Up Everywhere

A growing number of retailers are offering customers the ability to buy a product and pay for it later in installments. WSJ's AnnaMaria Andriotis explains why the approach has become so popular and whether it's likely to stick around. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/09/2114m 51s

The Dogfight Over Dogecoin

Dogecoin began as a joke cryptocurrency in 2013, but this year its price has soared, and now its market cap stands at about $30 billion. WSJ's Caitlin Ostroff says two competing organizations that both call themselves the Dogecoin Foundation are vying for the coin's trademark and its future. Representatives from both groups make their case about who should be dogecoin's steward going forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/09/2119m 25s

The Facebook Files, Part 4: The Outrage Algorithm

In the fourth episode of our investigative series based on an extensive array of internal Facebook documents, we explore the fallout of a major algorithm change the company made in 2018. The documents outline how an emphasis on engagement incentivized the spread of divisive, sensational content and misinformation. WSJ's Keach Hagey and Jeff Horwitz explain how attempts from within the company to undo some of the damage were often thwarted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/09/2129m 51s

The Facebook Files, Part 3: 'This Shouldn't Happen on Facebook'

In the third episode of our investigative series based on an extensive array of internal Facebook documents, we look at a persistent problem on the platform: human trafficking. WSJ's Justin Scheck describes documents showing that Facebook has closely studied how human traffickers use the platform to ensnare victims and advertise illegal sex services. The documents also show Facebook's response to these findings, which is often inadequate or nothing at all. We also hear from Patricia Wanja Kimani, a Kenyan woman who was trafficked to Saudi Arabia after responding to a job post on Facebook. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/09/2129m 48s

'Moneyball' Meets Firefighting

To combat increasingly extreme wildfires, firefighters are taking cues from the world of sports analytics. WSJ's Dan Frosch explains how the "Moneyball" sports data revolution is making its way into firefighting and why increasingly unpredictable fires are putting new computer models to the test. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/09/2118m 42s

Will the Vaccine Mandate Affect the Labor Shortage?

Jack Schron has been encouraging his employees to get vaccinated. He also worries a vaccine mandate might cause them to quit. The manufacturing company president explains what the Biden administration's vaccine mandate could mean for him, and WSJ's Eric Morath discusses its impact on the labor market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/09/2116m 6s

How to Stop a $45 Billion Crime Spree

A brazen kind of shoplifting is plaguing America's retail stores, where people fill up garbage bags with items and simply walk out the door. WSJ's Rebecca Ballhaus explains how organized crime rings orchestrate the shoplifting. And Ben Dugan, the head of CVS' investigative unit, describes what he does to fight crime at his stores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/09/2118m 2s

The Facebook Files, Part 2: 'We Make Body Image Issues Worse'

In the second episode in our investigative series, we turn to research that Facebook has kept private: its internal studies on the effects of Instagram, one of its core products, on teen mental health. WSJ's Georgia Wells details the company's findings, which show that Instagram can be harmful for young users, particularly teen girls. Plus, Instagram head Adam Mosseri explains why he thinks there's no "silver bullet" for this problem. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/09/2137m 8s

The Facebook Files, Part 1: The Whitelist

The Facebook Files, an investigative series from The Wall Street Journal, dives into an extensive array of internal Facebook documents, giving an unparalleled look inside the social media giant. In our first episode, WSJ's Jeff Horwitz explains how high-profile users from celebrities to politicians are shielded from the site's rules and protected from enforcement measures. The company does this in secret, even as CEO Mark Zuckerberg says publicly that all users are treated equally. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/09/2128m 35s

How the Afghan Women's Soccer Team Escaped the Taliban

As the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, members of the country's women's soccer team - once symbols of a new Afghanistan - knew they needed to escape. WSJ's Drew Hinshaw tells the story of how the team's former captain, Khalida Popal, hatched a daring plan for their evacuation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/09/2119m 40s

The Dashed Hopes of a Swift Economic Rebound

Economists, CEOs and many others predicted earlier this summer that the economy would recover around Labor Day. But the Delta variant has changed all of that. WSJ's Eric Morath explains how the highly contagious strain is affecting business and job growth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/09/2116m 28s

The Business of Forecasting Fashion

The pandemic has disrupted a lot of things - including how people dress. We talk with WGSN fashion forecaster Francesca Muston about how the uncertain times have made predicting fashion trends more difficult and how other forces like climate change may shape fashion choices in the long term. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/09/2117m 7s

Scholastic's Succession Drama

Scholastic, which is famous for children's books like Harry Potter and Clifford the Big Red Dog, has been controlled by the same family for more than a century. Then, the CEO unexpectedly died in June and his will had a controversial decision on succession. WSJ's Shalini Ramachandran on the drama that unfolded. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/2119m 51s

The Man Who Chose to Get Covid

Jake Hopkins, a university student in the U.K., decided earlier this year to do something most people in the world have been trying to avoid: he volunteered to get Covid-19. Jake signed up for a human challenge trial that intentionally infects participants with the virus. He shares recordings from his experience in the controversial study, and WSJ's Jenny Strasburg explains the researchers' goals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/09/2121m 10s

The First Country to Adopt Bitcoin

In June, the president of El Salvador made an announcement that shocked the nation: It would become the first country to adopt bitcoin as a national currency. As "B-day" approaches, WSJ's Santiago Perez headed to El Salvador to hear how Salvadorans are feeling about the change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/09/2118m 25s

Sexual Assault Allegations Surface at ABC News

A lawsuit filed last week alleges that a former top producer at Good Morning America, Michael Corn, assaulted at least two women at ABC News, and that the company did not take disciplinary action against him. Corn and ABC dispute the claims. WSJ's Joe Flint breaks down the allegations and explains how they come at a pivotal moment for ABC News. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/09/2118m 51s

Why the Biggest SPAC Ever Is Faltering

Famed activist investor William Ackman raised $4 billion for a blank-check company last year, enough to merge with a big, proven start-up. But he still hasn't found a company to buy, and is now suggesting he might return all of his investors' money. WSJ's Cara Lombardo tells us why Ackman is falling short. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/08/2117m 8s

United States v. Elizabeth Holmes

Six years ago, a WSJ investigation raised serious questions about the blood-testing startup Theranos. This week, the company's founder Elizabeth Holmes will go on trial for fraud. WSJ editor Michael Siconolfi remembers what it was like to help break the Theranos story, and legal reporter Sara Randazzo explains what to expect from the much-anticipated trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/08/2118m 45s

Taliban Takeover Throws Afghan Economy Into Chaos

Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, foreign aid has stopped flowing, the business community is fleeing, and banks have limited how much money people can withdraw. WSJ's Yaroslav Trofimov explains why the Afghan economy is in turmoil and what the Taliban might do to restore it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/08/2116m 14s

How Amtrak's CEO Plans to Spend $66 Billion

Congress is nearing passage of the largest investment in public transit ever. About $66 billion of that money is slated to go to Amtrak, America's passenger rail company. Amtrak's CEO sat down with Ryan to talk about where he intends to spend that money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/08/2116m 49s

Afghan Women Brace for Taliban Rule

Since the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan, many women around the country have been living in fear, despite the Taliban's assurances they'll respect women's rights. WSJ's Margherita Stancati talks about the threats women face, and Afghan photographer Fatimah Hossaini explains her decision to flee the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/08/2117m 10s

Why OnlyFans Banned Sexual Content

OnlyFans, an adult social-media platform, built a thriving business selling sexually explicit content. So why did it just ban sex? WSJ's Georgia Wells explains the financial backstory to the company's surprising move, and an OnlyFans creator weighs in on what it could mean for her. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/08/2117m 53s

The Growing Market of Not Cutting Down Trees

The main way to make money from trees used to be chopping them down and selling them to sawmills. But now, people are getting paid to do the opposite. WSJ's Ryan Dezember explains the economics of the carbon offset market and why it's finally taking root. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/08/2115m 51s

The Fight Over BuzzFeed's Move to Go Public

BuzzFeed has been trying to go public for years. When it finally struck a deal to do so earlier this year, the media company left its biggest shareholder -- NBCUniversal -- facing a huge loss. WSJ's Ben Mullin explains how changes in digital media fortunes brought BuzzFeed to this moment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/08/2117m 18s

The Investigation Into Tesla's Crashes

The nation's top auto safety regulator announced this week that it was investigating Tesla's assisted driving technologies after a series of crashes. WSJ's Rebecca Elliott explains what prompted the probe of Autopilot, as it's called, and what it could mean for the auto industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/08/2115m 11s

Why a Texas School District Is Defying the Governor

Schools across the country are reopening just as the Delta variant is causing a surge of Covid-19 cases. But some states, including Texas, have blocked school districts from taking certain safety precautions. We spoke to Dallas superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa about how he's navigating Covid-19 and the politics around it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/08/2116m 54s

Apple Exec Defends iPhone's Latest Update

When Apple announced new iPhone software to combat child pornography, it set off a firestorm over privacy. WSJ's Joanna Stern talked to Apple software chief Craig Federighi about why it sparked controversy and what it actually does. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/08/2119m 45s

Taliban Seize Power in Afghanistan

After almost 20 years of war, the U.S. withdrew its remaining troops from Afghanistan. In a matter of weeks, the Taliban have taken control of the country. WSJ's Sune Rasmussen explains how the Taliban were able to move so quickly and describes the chaos and fear gripping Afghanistan today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/08/2120m 15s

What's Behind Amazon's Review Problem

On Amazon's massive online marketplace, third-party sellers live and die by customer reviews. WSJ's Nicole Nguyen explains how and why sellers risk getting kicked off Amazon to improve their reviews, and we hear from one customer who found out just how far some companies are willing to go. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/08/2116m 48s

CDC Director Explains the Agency's Reversal on Masks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has come under fire this summer for reversing its masking recommendations as the Delta variant threatens COVID-19 vaccine efficacy. Now, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky speaks out in an exclusive interview with WSJ reporters Sarah Toy and Sabrina Siddiqui. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/08/2119m 2s

How Lebanon's Economy Imploded

In the span of a year and a half, Lebanon went from a middle-income economy to a country in financial free fall. WSJ's Nazih Osseiran explains the cycle of monetary policy, inflation, and government mismanagement that set off one of the worst economic collapses in 150 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/08/2118m 9s

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Resigns

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned today, following the release of a report that alleged he sexually harassed several women. Cuomo will depart office in 14 days and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will take his place for the remainder of his term. WSJ's James Fanelli details the allegations against Cuomo and describes the woman who will be replacing him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/08/2118m 55s

The Clash Between Facebook and Independent Researchers

Last week, Facebook suspended the personal accounts of an NYU Ph.D. candidate and some members of her research team. They were studying how well the social media platform was identifying political ads. WSJ's Jeff Horwitz explains what the dispute means for the broader community of outside researchers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/08/2116m 49s

How Kidnapping Became Big Business in Nigeria

In 2014, the terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria. It gave rise to a viral Twitter movement #BringBackOurGirls and would eventually inspire hundreds of similar kidnappings in the years that followed. The WSJ's Drew Hinshaw and Joe Parkinson explain how criminal groups are building a kidnapping for ransom industry in Nigeria. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/08/2124m 43s

Anthony Fauci: Delta Variant Has 'Exposed Our Vulnerability'

At a critical moment in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, leading White House infectious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci sat down to talk with The Journal about the increased risks of the Delta variant, whether children should go back to school and how to bring the vaccine-hesitant on board. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/08/2121m 53s

Why Scarlett Johansson Is Suing Disney Over 'Black Widow'

Disney released the latest Marvel movie, "Black Widow," in theaters and on its streaming service, Disney+. The movie's star, Scarlett Johansson, sued Disney, alleging the decision cost her millions. WSJ's Joe Flint explains how the showdown could affect the industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/08/2119m 36s

The Tricky Calculus Behind Vaccine Mandates

As the Delta variant spreads, more companies are requiring their employees to get vaccinated. WSJ's Chip Cutter discusses the legal precedents behind these policies, and an HR executive explains how her company handled the issue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/08/2118m 15s

Used Car Prices Are Defying Gravity

Used cars are more expensive now than they've ever been, and car dealerships are having to go to great lengths to find inventory. WSJ's Nora Naughton explains the shortages that are driving up prices and what it means for dealers and consumers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/08/2114m 54s

Biden's New FTC Chair Squares Off With Big Tech

Even before her appointment, Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan had made a name for herself by criticizing Amazon's market dominance. Her stance has already provoked backlash from the tech industry and congressional Republicans. WSJ's Ryan Tracy explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/07/2116m 1s

Simone Biles and the Power of Saying No

Earlier this week, star gymnast Simone Biles pulled out of two Olympic competitions after she experienced a dangerous case of the "twisties." WSJ's Louise Radnofsky explains how one of the Olympics's biggest stars is helping change attitudes towards mental health and physical safety. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/07/2118m 46s

Robinhood's Unconventional IPO

Robinhood built its business around the idea of making it easier than ever for everyday people to invest. Now the company's betting it can "democratize" initial public offerings, too - including its own. WSJ's Peter Rudegeair explains the thinking behind Robinhood's unconventional IPO this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/07/2115m 52s

The Fed Chair Helped Save the Economy. Will He Keep His Job?

Jerome Powell has led the U.S. economy through its pandemic-induced crash and turbulent recovery. But with his first term ending soon, WSJ's Nick Timiraos says some in Washington are questioning whether Powell should be reappointed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/07/2117m 37s

Unrest, Covid and Economic Despair in South Africa

Covid has taken a toll on South Africa. Successive lockdowns have led to deep economic suffering across the country. And when political protests broke out recently, the economic hardship took a violent turn leading to riots and looting. WSJ's Gabriele Steinhauser explains how South Africa could be a warning to other countries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/07/2115m 49s

Simone Biles Is USA Gymnastics' Biggest Star - And Critic

Superstar gymnast Simone Biles could become the first woman since 1968 to repeat as the gold medalist in the individual all-around competition. But WSJ's Louise Radnofsky says that, for Biles, continuing to compete at the sport's highest level is also about keeping a spotlight on the crimes committed by former team doctor Larry Nassar. As the last self-identified survivor on the team, Biles is still pushing for more answers from USA Gymnastics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/07/2117m 53s

An Ad Executive's New Challenge: Selling the Vaccine

Last year, PJ Pereira got a big assignment: to help market new Covid-19 vaccines to the public. Pereira explains what he learned trying to convince vaccine-hesitant Americans to get the shot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/07/2118m 59s

Wall Street CEOs Say Working From Home Isn't Working

Major banks performed well while employees worked remotely. But executives at some banks are bringing their workers back to the office full time. WSJ's David Benoit explains what it could mean for the industry and the rest of corporate America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/07/2115m 30s

Who's in Charge of Fixing Miami's Aging Condos?

Many of Miami's condo buildings are vulnerable to the same kind of structural issues as Champlain Towers South, which collapsed last month. WSJ's Laura Kusisto explains why it's often untrained volunteer condo boards that are in charge of repairs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/07/2121m 0s

Bezos' Blue Origin Takes Off

Blue Origin is set to launch founder Jeff Bezos into space tomorrow, about a week after Virgin Galactic sent its own founder to the stars. WSJ's Micah Maidenberg explains how Blue Origin stacks up in the commercial space race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/07/2117m 8s

The Man Behind Biden's Push for More Competition

Legal scholar Tim Wu has spent years pushing for greater regulation of big American companies. To get his ideas into the mainstream, Wu has done everything from run for office to ride on a roller coaster with Stephen Colbert. WSJ's Ryan Tracy details how Wu's ideas made their way into President Biden's executive order to increase business competition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/07/2120m 50s

Is Graduate School Worth the Price?

New federal data show that many graduate students don't make nearly enough money to pay back their student loans. WSJ's Melissa Korn explains why some graduates of elite schools, like Columbia University, seem to have the worst outcomes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/07/2120m 2s

Cuba's Protests Have an Anthem

For the first time in 60 years, mass demonstrations are sweeping Cuba. Protesters are chanting one slogan: 'patria y vida,' or, 'homeland and life.' The phrase - a counterpoint to the revolutionary slogan 'homeland or death' - comes from a song written by Cuban dissidents. WSJ's Santiago Perez dives into the origins of the artist dissident movement and the song that defines this moment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/07/2119m 45s

Didi's IPO Gets Caught In China's Tech Crackdown

After Didi launched a successful IPO in New York last month, Beijing took punitive action against the ride hailing giant. It also established new rules for Chinese companies that want to list overseas. WSJ's Patrick Barta explains what that means for future economic cooperation between the U.S. and China. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/07/2117m 41s

When an Online Conspiracy Theory Turns Deadly

Christopher Hallett built a business providing online legal advice in custody cases. His main offering was built on a conspiracy theory. But this conspiracy theory ended in murder. WSJ's Georgia Wells and Justin Scheck tell the tale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/07/2127m 54s

The Quest to Find a Lost Purple Heart

A Marine died in Fallujah at the height of the Iraq War. Years later, his family found out his Purple Heart was listed on an auction site. WSJ's Ben Kesling, who once served in the same company as the Marine, tells the story of how he helped track it down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/07/2124m 16s

Hollywood's Fast and Furious Reopening

F9, the latest Fast and Furious movie, is a major test of the movie industry's ability to rebound after the pandemic. WSJ's Erich Schwartzel explains how the franchise grew so large, and why it became so important to Hollywood.
01/07/2121m 8s

Hollywood's Fast and Furious Reopening

F9, the latest Fast and Furious movie, is a major test of the movie industry's ability to rebound after the pandemic. WSJ's Erich Schwartzel explains how the franchise grew so large, and why it became so important to Hollywood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/07/2121m 8s

The Mixed Signals from the Collapsed Condo's Past

Last week's building collapse near Miami was an event without modern precedent. Its cause remains a mystery. But building records, eyewitness accounts, and expert assessments are offering possible clues. WSJ's Jon Kamp details the potential warning signs from the history of Champlain Towers South. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/06/2118m 9s

Environmental Investing Frenzy Stretches Meaning of 'Green'

Investors are pouring money into "green" companies, but what actually makes a company green? WSJ's Justin Scheck tells the story of The Metals Company, a deep sea mining startup that's set to go public at $2.9 billion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/06/2117m 39s

Oath Keepers and the Business of Extremism

The Oath Keepers, a right-wing militia group, had a large presence at the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Now, a WSJ investigation has revealed the group's funding sources and financial struggles. WSJ's Rebecca Ballhaus explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/06/2121m 0s

The Company That Said: We Failed

At an antitrust trial, executives from tobacco giant Altria have been speaking in unusually frank terms about the company's closed e-cigarette business. They've testified that the company failed to innovate. WSJ's Jennifer Maloney explains why Altria is making this unusual defense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/06/2120m 25s

Britney Spears Wants Her Life (And Money) Back

For the past 13 years, pop star Britney Spears has lived under a legal arrangement that's given her father control over her finances and her life. Yesterday, Spears spoke out publicly against the conservatorship for the first time. WSJ's Neil Shah details Spears's fight to break free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/06/2118m 13s

Travel Is Back. So Why Is American Airlines Canceling Flights?

As the country resumes flying in droves, the air travel industry is struggling to keep up. American Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights in recent days due to labor shortages. WSJ's Alison Sider explains why carriers are cancelling flights and calling back retired staff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/06/2118m 55s

iPhones, iPads, and iClinics? Apple's Foray Into Healthcare

Apple has been trying for years to reinvent the healthcare system. In 2016, the company started operating its own health clinics for employees as a testing ground. But, WSJ's Rolfe Winkler explains, Apple's had a hard time accomplishing its ambitions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/06/2120m 22s

Why Is Everyone Quitting?

Americans are quitting their jobs at record rates. But why? WSJ's Lauren Weber dives into the reasons that Americans have decided to walk away from their careers during a pandemic and breaks down what it means for the economy. Plus, two quitters open up about their decision. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/06/2118m 0s

To The Moon, Part 5: The Comedown

Stocks, it turns out, don't only go up. On the final episode of To The Moon, we follow the GameStop rocket ship as it returns to Earth, and we learn how the traders who poured their money into the stock fared-and why they don't want to quit trading. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/06/2135m 43s

Congress's Case to Break Up Amazon

Last week, Congress introduced legislation that, if passed, could force Amazon to break up. The bills come after a 15-month investigation into whether big tech has monopoly power in the economy. WSJ's Dana Mattioli speaks to Representatives David Cicilline (D., RI) and Ken Buck (R., Col.) about the investigation and why they believe these laws should be passed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/06/2131m 39s

The Firm Tanking Some of Wall Street's Hottest Stocks

Hindenburg Research is a small investment firm that is having a big impact. Its critical reports about some of the hottest startups have pushed stock prices lower, allowing the firm to profit. WSJ's Amrith Ramkumar talks about the firm, its strategy and what happened to Lordstown Motors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/06/2116m 17s

The Ruthless Group Behind Ransomware Attacks on Hospitals

A Wall Street Journal investigation has found that one hacking group - called Ryuk - is behind hundreds of attacks on U.S. health care facilities. WSJ's Kevin Poulsen details the rise of Ryuk, and one hospital administrator shares what it's like to be a victim of one of their attacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/06/2117m 11s

The Fundamental Flaw (and Alleged Deception) of MoviePass

In 2019, MoviePass declared bankruptcy. The company had offered unlimited movie tickets to customers for a low monthly fee but never found a successful business model. Last week, the Federal Trade Commission alleged that MoviePass executives deceived customers to try to save the business. WSJ's Ben Fritz unspools one of the most audacious stories in Hollywood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/06/2119m 18s

To The Moon, Part 4: Diamond Hands

Individual investors banded together online to send GameStop soaring in January. Many of those investors were inspired by one man, Keith Gill, aka DeepF-ingValue, aka Roaring Kitty. On episode four of To The Moon, we hear how WSJ reporter Julia Verlaine tracked down Gill, and we trace how his arguments inspired legions of GameStop investors to buy... and hold. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/06/2129m 24s

A New Alzheimer's Drug Brings Hope and Controversy

The FDA this week approved the first new Alzheimer's treatment in nearly 20 years. But it almost didn't make it to market. WSJ's Joseph Walker untangles the complex story behind the drug Aduhelm and why its approval is raising questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/06/2122m 56s

The New Corporate Diversity Strategy: Tie it to Executive Pay

Companies are using a new approach to push their executives to prioritize diversity: Tying it to their pay. WSJ's Emily Glazer explains how this tactic came about, and former executive Steven Davis talks about the role boards can play in improving diversity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/06/2115m 39s

Can Food Delivery Make Money?

Despite a surge in business during the pandemic, food delivery companies like Uber, DoorDash and Grubhub still aren't profitable. WSJ's Preetika Rana explains how these companies are pivoting away from delivering food to make money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/06/2117m 52s

Why Crypto Is Key to Stopping Ransomware

Ransomware attacks have been hitting U.S. companies hard. But yesterday, law enforcement officials made a big announcement: they recovered more than $2 million from the group behind last month's Colonial Pipeline hack. WSJ's David Uberti details how the U.S. government is fighting back against hackers and explains why going after cryptocurrency is a key part of the strategy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/06/2116m 28s

The Unintended Consequences of China's One-Child Policy

In 1980, China implemented its one-child policy to curb a swiftly growing population. After raising the cap to two in 2015, last week it was increased to three. WSJ's Jonathan Cheng on the purpose of the original policy and why the government is trying to reverse it now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/06/2117m 11s

To The Moon, Part 3: A People's History of Investing

Decades ago, trading was the domain of the wealthy elite, but two innovators would change that. The first made investing accessible to the masses. The second made it fun. On episode three of To The Moon, we meet the disruptors who made the markets ready for the GameStop moment. You can find episodes 1 and 2 of this series in The Journal feed, published last Sunday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/06/2128m 2s

Why Suing Amazon Just Got Easier

Companies have been including arbitration agreements in their terms of service for years, preventing customers from filing lawsuits. Recently, Amazon removed the arbitration clause from its terms of service and told customers they can sue the company instead. WSJ's Sara Randazzo explains what led the company to make the change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/06/2117m 45s

Will Americans Buy an Electric Truck?

For years, the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. has been Ford's F-150 pickup truck. Now, Ford's making an electric version. WSJ's Mike Colias and Dan Neil explain why Ford's making the move and why it's a big test for the future of electric vehicles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/06/2116m 48s

Why a Grand Plan to Vaccinate the World Unraveled

Early last year, a few vaccine experts created a group that would help make sure all countries had access to covid vaccines. Called Covax, this initiative hit problem after problem. WSJ's Gabriele Steinhauser explains how this ambitious plan came undone. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/06/2118m 10s

Amazon Bags the MGM Lion

Amazon announced last week it is buying the Hollywood movie studio MGM for $8.4 billion, including debt. WSJ's Erich Schwartzel explains how Amazon hopes the studio will help it compete in the intensifying streaming wars. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/06/2117m 15s

To The Moon, Part 2: 'The Birth of the Yolo'

A man in a wolf mask. A wild gamble. A fortune passed on from a deceased uncle. Years before the world learned about WallStreetBets, WallStreetBets learned about the YOLO. On episode two of To The Moon, we meet the guy who started it all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/05/2129m 50s

To The Moon, Part 1: 'How Much Do Islands Cost?'

When GameStop's stock surged this winter, Wall Street was shocked to learn that a bunch of amateur investors had all piled in. Who were these people and where had they come from? On episode one of To The Moon, we meet the force that shook Wall Street and hear what it's like to suddenly see $800,000 in your account. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/05/2128m 42s

Conspiracy Theory or Science? The Lab Leak Theory is Back

The origins of Covid-19 are still unknown, but the possibility that it could have escaped from a Chinese lab is back in the news. WSJ's Betsy McKay explains why this idea is getting renewed attention. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/05/2117m 57s

How Internet Buzz Drove a SPAC Even Higher

Early this year, a storm of intrigue brewed online around the electric vehicle company Lucid Motors and its potential merger with a SPAC. WSJ's Eliot Brown explains how the buzz helped drive the valuation sky high and ultimately left some investors burned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/05/2118m 33s

Biden's Plan for Police Reform: The Consent Decree

A year after the murder of George Floyd, the Justice Department is stepping up its oversight of local police departments. Last month, the DOJ opened investigations into police conduct in Minneapolis and Louisville. WSJ's Sadie Gurman talks to Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta about why the federal government is doing this, and the head of Newark, N.J. police talks about what it's like when the federal government steps in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/05/2119m 43s

An Activist Investor and the Showdown Over Exxon's Future

An activist investor is trying to take over four seats on Exxon's board of directors, arguing the company should cut its emissions by 2050. But Exxon is pushing back. WSJ's Christopher M. Matthews previews the shareholder meeting showdown, where the fight will be decided. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/05/2118m 29s

Inflation Is Happening. Should You Be Worried?

Inflation is the highest it's been in over a decade. WSJ's Jon Hilsenrath explains why the Federal Reserve says everything is under control while some other economists fret. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/2119m 34s

Introducing: To The Moon

In January, a group of Redditors started pouring their savings into the stock of GameStop, a struggling video game retailer. Overnight, everything Wall Street thought it understood about how small-time traders invest changed. While the moment may have surprised Wall Street, it was years in the making. This is a trailer for our series, To The Moon. Out May 30th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/05/211m 52s

Four Years Trapped on a Cargo Ship

Sailor Mohammad Aisha was stuck on a cargo ship near the mouth of the Suez Canal for four years - alone for much of that time. WSJ's Joe Parkinson tells the story of how this could happen and how he survived. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/05/2125m 30s

Hertz Rewards Its True Believers

A strange thing happened last year after the rental car company Hertz filed for bankruptcy: its stock took off. Old hands on Wall Street thought that the people buying the stock - individual investors with no ties to institutions - were making a bad bet. But now, WSJ's Alexander Gladstone says, the little guys are getting the last laugh and seeing a big windfall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/05/2118m 54s

What's Wrong With the Car Market?

Car sales have been skyrocketing, but dealers have a big worry: they're running low on cars to sell. The problem isn't expected to be resolved anytime soon. WSJ's Mike Colias explains how a tiny computer chip at the end of the auto industry's long and complex supply chain is causing big problems. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/05/2116m 34s

AT&T Abandons Its Hollywood Dreams

When AT&T bought Time Warner and DirecTV, it set out to build a media empire that could take on companies like Netflix and Disney. But after three years and a $100 billion price tag, AT&T is giving up on that dream. WSJ's Marcelo Prince says without media assets, AT&T is back to being the utility it once was. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/05/2117m 25s

No Credit Score, No Problem?

Banks could begin issuing credit cards to people without credit scores thanks to an effort by a banking regulator to make lending more racially equitable. WSJ's AnnaMaria Andriotis tells the story of how Black Lives Matter protests sparked the effort and explains how the lending would work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/05/2116m 13s

Instagram for Kids Isn't Getting Many Likes

Facebook has proposed making a version of Instagram for children under 13, and the idea has prompted an outcry from lawmakers and regulators on both sides of the aisle. WSJ's Brad Reagan on Facebook's plan and New Jersey's Attorney General on why he is against it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/05/2117m 21s

Ransomware, a Pipeline and a Gas Shortage

Colonial Pipeline supplies fuel to more than a dozen states. Last Friday, a ransomware attack forced its shutdown, causing a massive shortage of gasoline. WSJ's Robert McMillan says the group behind the attack, Darkside, and others like it represent a broader threat to corporate America and the country's infrastructure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/05/2117m 12s

The NFT Craze Explained

NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have made a multi-billion dollar market out of digital items like pixelated cats, basketball highlight videos and even tweets. WSJ's Caitlin Ostroff explains the history of the technology and why NFTs could move beyond digital collectibles into the physical world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/05/2115m 47s

WeWork's CEO on the Future of Work

WeWork CEO Sandeep Mathrani took charge of the office space company just as the pandemic hit. He's now on the brink of bringing WeWork public. We speak to Mathrani about his time at WeWork, his relationship with cofounder Adam Neumann, and the future of office work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/05/2117m 54s

The Covid Vaccine Patent Problem

The U.S. government reversed course last week and said it would support waiving patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines, over the objections of the pharmaceutical industry. WSJ's Yuka Hayashi explains how we got to this point. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/05/2115m 51s

When Elon Musk Moves In Next Door

Elon Musk's SpaceX has been building out its operations in Boca Chica, Texas and pressuring residents to sell their homes. WSJ's Nancy Keates explains why some residents are pushing back, and a homeowner explains the challenges of living next to a launchpad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/05/2123m 38s

Chevron and the Amazon: A 28-year Legal Battle

Oil giant Chevron has been locked in a decades-long legal battle with people living in the Ecuadorian Amazon, who claim they were harmed by oil drilling. After a $9.5 billion judgment in Ecuador in 2011, the company has fought back hard. WSJ's Sara Randazzo tells the story, and the plaintiff's lawyer, Steven Donziger, speaks about the case while under house arrest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/05/2122m 8s

'It's on Fire': Why the Housing Market Is Booming

Housing prices around the country have been skyrocketing. WSJ's Nicole Friedman explains what makes the hot market so unusual. And a real estate agent and a prospective buyer from Boise, Idaho, share how the boom is changing their city. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/05/2119m 35s

India's Social Media Crackdown

As Covid-19 cases were spiking in India, the government said it had removed dozens of social media posts relating to the outbreak. WSJ's Newley Purnell traces the ongoing conflict between the government and global tech giants over freedom of speech in the world's largest democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/05/2117m 47s

Three Women of Color on Their Pandemic Finances

Black and Latina women have been disproportionally affected by job losses during the pandemic. They're also one of the most financially fragile groups in this country. We talk with three women of color about what getting laid off in the pandemic has meant for them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/05/2123m 25s

The 'Jeopardy!' Showrunner on the Search for a New Host

After longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek died last November, the show has been running a public search for a replacement, with guest hosts like Aaron Rodgers and LeVar Burton. We talk with the show's executive producer, Mike Richards, about how the search is going. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/04/2118m 35s

The Strange Economics of the Lumber Market

There's a disconnect in the lumber market. The price of lumber is the highest it's ever been, but the price of the timber - the raw material - is at record lows. WSJ's Ryan Dezember on the paradox of the lumber market and tree farmer Joe Hopkins on how he's getting through this strange moment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/04/2119m 12s

Inside the World's Worst Covid Outbreak Yet

WSJ's Shan Li covered the pandemic's start in Wuhan, China. Now, she is in the midst of the world's worst outbreak yet, in India. Shan told us about what it's like on the ground as numbers rise dramatically and resources are in short supply. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/04/2116m 34s

Energy Secretary Granholm on the Future of Oil

The Biden administration has made big promises to fight climate change. U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm discusses the push for clean energy and what it means for the U.S. oil and gas industry. Plus, WSJ's Russell Gold explores what's next for oil companies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/2117m 50s

From Political Donor to Alleged CIA Asset

Imaad Zuberi's jet-setting lifestyle afforded him high-profile connections all around the world and made him a heavyweight donor in DC. But at the same time, according to documents, Zuberi was also collecting information for the CIA. WSJ's Byron Tau tells the story of Zuberi's rise and fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/04/2120m 37s

How Soccer Fans Killed the Super League

Twelve of the biggest teams in European soccer announced Sunday they were forming a "Super League." 48 hours later, the plan was dead. WSJ's Joshua Robinson explains how a backlash from fans killed an audacious plan to remake the business of soccer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/04/2121m 29s

How a Cryptocurrency Company Went Mainstream

Coinbase, a popular cryptocurrency exchange, went public last week. WSJ's Paul Vigna explains how its co-founder Brian Armstrong wants to make crypto as easy as email. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/04/2117m 59s

The Floyd Family Reacts: 'We All Took a Breath'

A day after a jury convicted Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd, two members of the Floyd family sat down with WSJ's Erin Ailworth to share their reactions to the trial and verdict. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/04/2115m 0s

Rural Healthcare Is Being Squeezed. One Community Is Fighting Back.

More than 130 rural hospitals across the U.S. have closed since 2010, while even more have cut back on services. WSJ's Brian Spegele shares the story of one Wyoming community where residents are fighting a decline in services at their local hospital by doing something drastic: creating a hospital of their own. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/04/2117m 17s

mRNA Vaccines Are Taking On Covid. What Else Can They Do?

Dr. Özlem Türeci is the chief medical officer of BioNTech, which created the first Covid-19 vaccine to be authorized in the U.S. We speak with Dr. Türeci about the technology behind the vaccine and the promise it holds for treating other diseases. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/04/2117m 48s

The Legacy of Ponzi Schemer Bernie Madoff

Bernie Madoff died this week in prison while serving a 150-year sentence for masterminding one of the biggest financial frauds. We speak with one of his victims, and WSJ's Jamie Heller explains how Madoff stole billions of dollars from his clients in his notorious Ponzi scheme. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/04/2121m 42s

The Rise of Ghost Guns

Ghost guns are homemade, untraceable guns. The Biden administration is proposing new gun control measures to regulate their sales. WSJ's Zusha Elinson explains how these guns have been on the rise and under the radar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/04/2116m 1s

A Pause on the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Six cases of a rare blood clotting disorder have led U.S. health officials to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine. Though it's not known if the vaccine is behind the blood clotting, WSJ's Jonathan D. Rockoff says the pause could impact efforts to vaccinate the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/04/2117m 30s

From George Floyd to Daunte Wright, Minneapolis on the Brink

As the country watches the trial of the police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, Minneapolis is reeling from the killing of another unarmed Black man by police in a nearby suburb. WSJ's Erin Ailworth describes the tension on the ground. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/2121m 36s

The Woman Behind The Market's Fastest Growing Fund

With the launch of her latest investment fund, Cathie Wood is betting big on outer space. But it's not the first time she's backed a nascent industry. WSJ's Michael Wursthorn says she's become a star investor by backing innovative companies, delighting investors and attracting critics along the way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/04/2118m 12s

Why China Is Jumping Into Digital Currency

China has been testing a digital yuan for the past year. WSJ's James T. Areddy says digital currency is the future of money and that China's head start could threaten the U.S. dollar's dominance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/04/2117m 12s

The U.S. and Iran Try for a New Nuclear Deal

President Biden made restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal a key piece of his foreign policy. WSJ's Sune Rasmussen reports from Vienna, where indirect talks began this week, about the tricky path to reviving the deal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/04/2118m 19s

Biden Tries to Bring Back 'Big Government'

In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan ushered in an era of limited government that lasted for decades. President Biden's new plans and proposals set out to change that. WSJ's Jacob M. Schlesinger traces the history of how big government became taboo in Washington and explains why Biden wants to take a new approach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/04/2120m 12s

What's Driving Migrants to the Southern Border Now

The number of migrants at the southern U.S. border reached a 15-year high last month, after rising for several months, leading to a humanitarian crisis for the Biden administration. WSJ's Juan Montes spoke to migrants about why they are coming now, and Alicia Caldwell explains the Biden administration's response. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/04/2116m 49s

The Business Backlash to Georgia's Voting Law

After a group of Black executives condemned a new voting law in Georgia, some of the state's biggest businesses, like Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines, voiced their own concerns. WSJ's Cameron McWhirter walks through the controversial law that's fraying the relationship between state Republicans and the business community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/04/2114m 5s

Why China's Internet Froze Out H&M

H&M faced a firestorm on Chinese social media last week and then started disappearing from map searches and e-commerce sites. WSJ's Eva Xiao explores what led to the attack on the Swedish retailer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/04/2117m 16s

A Tug of War Between a Billionaire and a Hedge Fund Over Local News

Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund known for its cost-cutting approach to local newspapers, had made a bid to buy Tribune Publishing, a conglomerate of local papers including the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun. Then, a billionaire put in an offer of his own. WSJ's Lukas Alpert details the face-off between the hedge fund and the billionaire, which could forever change the newspapers caught in the middle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/04/2117m 29s

The Secret Investor Who Triggered a Massive Market Selloff

Since Bill Hwang got in trouble with regulators for insider trading about a decade ago, the Wall Street veteran has built his investments back up. And last week, he was behind a more than $30 billion selloff that hit some blue-chip companies. WSJ's Juliet Chung charts Hwang's rise and untangles how he sent stocks into a tailspin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/03/2115m 57s

The Suez Canal and a Hard Year at Sea

Even before the debacle at the Suez Canal, it had been a challenging year for the shipping industry. WSJ's Costas Paris explains why the timing of this incident was especially bad for the global supply chain. And one captain talks about his trying year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/2115m 24s

Will Amazon Unionize in Alabama?

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala. are wrapping up voting today on a big decision: whether to unionize. We hear from a worker who's in favor of unionizing and one who's opposed. And, WSJ's Sebastian Herrera describes what's at stake for Amazon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/03/2121m 10s

A Tipping Point for Paying College Athletes?

The National Collegiate Athletic Association faces mounting pressure to let its athletes get paid. WSJ's Rachel Bachman traces the changes in public opinion on the issue and outlines what's at stake in an upcoming Supreme Court case. Plus, a University of Iowa star Jordan Bohannon shares why he started the hashtag #notNCAAproperty ... and why his team purloined a rug. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/03/2120m 3s

AstraZeneca's Rocky Road to Releasing a Vaccine

Countries around the world had high hopes for AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine, but it's run into problems. WSJ's Jenny Strasburg explains how manufacturing issues, a scare about side effects and questions about AstraZeneca's trial data have undermined faith in the shot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/03/2119m 20s

An Asian-American Business Owner on a Challenging Year

As he prepared to reopen his chain of Chinese restaurants in New York City last year, Jason Wang worried about two different dangers facing his employees: coronavirus and racist attacks. Plus, WSJ's Akane Otani spends an evening with a volunteer safety patrol in a majority Asian-American neighborhood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/03/2119m 56s

Pete Buttigieg on Getting an Infrastructure Deal

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is convinced there's bipartisan support for big infrastructure spending. But WSJ's Ted Mann explains why reaching a deal may be an uphill battle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/03/2118m 59s

How China's Superstar Entrepreneur Ran Afoul of the Government

Alibaba founder Jack Ma was a rock star of China's business world. Now, he's an outcast. WSJ's Lingling Wei and Keith Zhai reveal how Ma fell out of favor with Beijing and what that means for other entrepreneurs in China. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/03/2118m 30s

A Surprise Turkey and 200 Lemons: Everyday Stories From the Pandemic

At the WSJ, a recurring feature known as the A-hed captures the bizarre twists and turns of everyday life. It took on a whole new meaning over the past year. Today, we share five A-hed stories - from trying to plant a garden to learning to ride a bike. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/03/2127m 40s

Greensill Wanted to 'Democratize Capital.' Now It's Bankrupt.

Lex Greensill went from farm boy to financier with a simple mission: to bring big bank financing to small business supply chains. But WSJ's Duncan Mavin explains how his ambition for growth and risky lending caused his namesake company to implode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/03/2122m 59s

Dr. Anthony Fauci: 'The Game Is Not Over'

An interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci about how efforts to vaccinate the country are going, what it will take for work and school to return to normal and whether the pandemic is ending. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/03/2117m 59s

How an Art World Outsider Landed a $69 Million Sale

Fresh off his $69 million sale, the digital artist known as Beeple says he's not trying to "blow up" the contemporary art world. And WSJ's Kelly Crow explains how a new technology led to a historic sale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/03/2122m 32s

Who is Getting Left Behind in the Vaccination Push

As Covid-19 vaccinations race along, elderly Black and Latino people are getting left behind. WSJ's Daniela Hernandez explains why. We also talk to a doctor trying to get his elderly father a vaccine and a community organizer in Miami. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/03/2119m 0s

One Year Later, Elmhurst Doctors Look Back

Elmhurst Hospital in Queens was at the epicenter of New York City's Covid-19 outbreak. WSJ's Katie Honan speaks to three doctors who were inside the hospital as that crisis was unfolding about what it was like and how they're coping now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/03/2121m 45s

How One Company Rode the Electric Vehicle Boom to Success

In the last 10 years, China has cornered the market on a key ingredient needed for electric car batteries: lithium. Now, one company is trying to change that by mining the metal in America. WSJ's Scott Patterson tells the story of Piedmont Lithium and one of its founders, geologist Lamont Leatherman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/03/2118m 8s

Why Fewer Ads Might Follow You Around the Web

Google says that by next year it will completely do away with third-party cookies, and it won't support any technology that tries to replace them. WSJ's Sam Schechner talks about what the move means for Google, and he bids goodbye to the rhino t-shirt that follows him everywhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/03/2115m 51s

One of Cuomo's Accusers in Her Own Words

Ana Liss describes what she says was inappropriate behavior from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo when she worked in his office from 2013 to 2015. WSJ's Jimmy Vielkind talks about the scandals swirling around the three-term governor that have led to calls for his resignation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/03/2122m 15s

Is $1.9 Trillion Too Much?

After already spending more than $3 trillion on economic relief packages this past year, Congress is set to pass another $1.9 trillion bill. We speak with top White House economist Jared Bernstein about the benefits - and risks - of so much spending. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/03/2118m 3s

The New Reality for Oil in Washington

The oil industry's top lobbying group is poised to embrace a climate policy it had fought for years. WSJ's Timothy Puko explains what's behind that reversal, and what it says about the new political reality facing fossil fuels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/03/2118m 41s

Where Jobs Are Booming

Even with high unemployment, certain industries are having a hard time finding enough workers. WSJ's Sarah Chaney Cambon explains why some companies are increasing wages and benefits as a result. We also talk to Aaron Jagdfeld, the CEO of a generator company, about the lengths he's taken to recruit workers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/03/2118m 9s

WeWork Looks to Go Public, Again

WeWork's biggest shareholder, Softbank, has been dogged by its obligations to the coworking company's co-founder, Adam Neumann. WSJ's Maureen Farrell tells the story of how, after a year, the company severed ties with Neumann and why going public may now be on the horizon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/03/2119m 10s

How an Army of Retail Investors Helped Save AMC Movie Theaters

AMC, the world's largest movie theater chain, was facing possible bankruptcy after the pandemic dried up moviegoing. But early this year, retail investors rallied to #SaveAMC. WSJ's Alexander Gladstone spoke with AMC CEO Adam Aron about how he set the company up to benefit from an unexpected stroke of luck. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/03/2115m 43s

Novavax's Long Road to a Covid-19 Vaccine

Novavax is a vaccine company that for decades never brought a vaccine to market. Before the pandemic, they were on the verge of bankruptcy. WSJ's Gregory Zuckerman and Novavax's Dr. Gregory Glenn explain how the company's fortunes are now changing thanks to its Covid-19 vaccine, which is delivering promising results. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/03/2120m 49s

Hollywood Director Lee Daniels on a Changing Film Industry

Major film studios are starting to embrace a strategy never before seen in Hollywood: releasing films directly to streaming. Director Lee Daniels joins us to discuss what that change has meant for his new film, "The United States vs. Billie Holiday," and what it could mean for the future of filmmaking. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/02/2119m 0s

An Interview With a Member of the Facebook Oversight Board

Facebook's new oversight board is preparing to rule on whether Donald Trump should be banned from Facebook permanently. We talk with one of the board's co-chairs, former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, about how the board is weighing the decision and what it means for free speech on the platform. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/02/2117m 43s

Dogecoin Was a Joke. Now It's Worth $7 Billion.

Billy Markus created the cryptocurrency Dogecoin on a lark, based on a viral dog meme. Eight years later, his creation is worth billions of dollars. Markus and WSJ's Caitlin Ostroff explain how crypto's jokiest coin went to the moon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/02/2117m 12s

A Voting Machine Company Fights Disinformation With Lawsuits

Dominion Voting Systems, the voting-machine maker, was swept up in a storm of allegations about its role in the 2020 election. We speak with Dominion's CEO, and WSJ's Alexa Corse describes how the company is fighting back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/02/2120m 37s

Why the Texas Power Grid Failed

Texas's deregulated power sector was considered a model for delivering cheap electricity, but the power outages last week revealed shortcomings. WSJ's Russell Gold unpacks what went wrong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/02/2117m 26s

Ban on Foreign Workers Left Jobs Open. Americans Didn't Take Them.

Last year, President Trump banned most new visas for foreign workers, arguing unemployed Americans would take those jobs instead. But as WSJ's Alicia Caldwell explains, even with high unemployment, many of those positions were left unfilled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/02/2118m 5s

Free Trading Isn't Free: How Robinhood Makes Money

Robinhood is able to offer free trading on its app thanks to a practice known as payment for order flow. WSJ's Alexander Osipovich explains how it works and why Congress has questions about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/02/2115m 58s

This Judge Put Criminals Away. Now He's Trying to Set Them Free.

As a federal judge, John Gleeson would have to impose decadeslong sentences for certain crimes. Now, he's on a mission to undo some of those same sentences. We talk to the WSJ's Corinne Ramey, Gleeson and one man who's been freed by Gleeson's strategy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/02/2118m 46s

Why Google Might Leave Australia

Australia is poised to pass a law that would compel tech companies like Google and Facebook to pay news organizations for links. In response, Google threatened to turn off search, and Facebook said it wouldn't let users share articles. WSJ's Mike Cherney explains what's at stake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/2116m 1s

Facebook's Showdown With Apple

Apple is launching a new privacy feature that Facebook says could severely hurt its business by making it harder to target consumers with ads. WSJ's Deepa Seetharaman explains why the dispute has been years in the making. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/02/2121m 40s

An Oral History of WallStreetBets

Five WallStreetBets members tell the story of how they ended up on the Reddit forum and how they felt when it upended the stock market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/02/2123m 40s

The Shell Companies Taking Over Wall Street

Companies with no business plan, no profit, and no revenue are flooding Wall Street. They're called SPACs, and investors are pouring money into them. WSJ's Maureen Farrell explains the forces behind the market's SPAC boom and what it could mean for investors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/02/2118m 46s

GM's All-Electric Bet

General Motors has committed to making all its vehicles electric by 2035. WSJ's Mike Colias explains GM's history making electric vehicles and why it's now going all-in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/2115m 47s

Trump's Second Impeachment Trial Begins

Donald Trump is the first president to be impeached twice. Now, the Senate will vote on whether or not to convict him. WSJ's Siobhan Hughes outlines what's different about this impeachment and what problems it could raise on both sides of the aisle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/02/2115m 29s

Why It's Hard to Buy a House in Detroit, Especially if You're Black

When Vincent Orr decided to buy a house, he didn't get a mortgage. He paid cash, and he's not alone. WSJ's Ben Eisen explains why Black Detroiters still have a tough time getting mortgages decades after racist redlining policies officially ended. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/02/2117m 21s

Two Power Brokers in Biden's Washington

One of President Biden's closest advisors, Steve Ricchetti, has ties to lobbying that go back decades. WSJ's Julie Bykowicz tells the story of how Steve Ricchetti and his brother Jeff climbed the ranks of lobbying and government. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/02/2119m 7s

Amazon After Bezos

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced yesterday that he plans to step down as CEO. WSJ's Bradley Olson explains how Bezos's relentless drive grew Amazon into a goliath and what the next CEO will mean for America's biggest online retailer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/02/2116m 51s

Do Stimulus Checks Work?

Congress is debating a third round of stimulus checks to Americans. WSJ's Richard Rubin talks through the upsides and downsides to stimulus checks, why they're neither "stimulus" nor a "check," and we hear how our listeners spent their money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/02/2116m 47s

Why Robinhood Put the Brakes on GameStop

In the middle of the GameStop frenzy last week, Robinhood users woke up to find they couldn't buy many of the market's hottest stocks. The app had placed unprecedented restrictions on trading. WSJ's Peter Rudegeair explains why Robinhood did it and the backlash it's facing as a result. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/02/2121m 27s

Companies Try to Speed Up the Vaccine Rollout

As the vaccine rollout around the country hits obstacles, corporate America says there's a better way. WSJ's Sarah Krouse explains how companies are stepping in to address distribution woes, and one CEO details his company's effort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/01/2120m 16s

Why Biden Killed the Keystone XL Pipeline

President Biden revoked the permit for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline on his first day in office. But as a candidate early in the presidential race, the pipeline wasn't a priority. WSJ's Tim Puko explains how the pipeline became a symbol and day-one agenda item for the Biden White House. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/01/2119m 55s

GameStop and the Rise of the Reddit Investor

A group of investors on Reddit are driving up the stock price of GameStop, going against Wall Street consensus that the video game retailer's days are numbered. WSJ's Gunjan Banerji explains how they're working together to make the stock soar - and make a lot of money for themselves in the process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/01/2120m 42s

What to Expect from the Jobs Market in 2021

The U.S. job market made a remarkable comeback in 2020, after the pandemic wiped out more than 20 million jobs. But it wasn't nearly enough for a full recovery. WSJ's Eric Morath explains why many economists think that 2021 could be a record-setting year for job growth - and how that optimistic outlook could fall apart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/01/2117m 37s

Two Investors, One Company and a Billion-Dollar Short

Two billionaire investors battled for years over the fate of Herbalife, a nutritional shake company. This month saw the final chapter of the strange saga that WSJ's David Benoit likens to "Mean Girls meets Wall Street." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/01/2121m 20s

What It Takes to Open a Business in a Pandemic

Reporter Peter Grant has been walking one stretch of Brooklyn since the beginning of the pandemic, talking to struggling business owners. Recently, he's found a new phenomenon: people who've decided now is the right time to open a new business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/01/2121m 31s

The Risks the U.K. Strain Poses for the U.S.

A new strain of coronavirus that arose in the U.K. could become dominant in the U.S. by March. WSJ's Daniela Hernandez explains the science behind the emerging threat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/01/2116m 34s

On the Ground at Biden's Inauguration

Joe Biden was sworn in today as the 46th president of the United States. WSJ's Siobhan Hughes was at the ceremony, and Ted Mann was on the streets outside. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/01/2118m 24s

How Trump Tied His Businesses to His Presidency

As the end of Donald Trump's presidency approached, the Trump Organization believed there was money to be made after Trump left the White House. WSJ's Brian Spegele and Rebecca Ballhaus explain how the assault on the U.S. Capitol could upend those plans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/01/2121m 49s

Three Afghans Prepare for the U.S. to Leave

The U.S. military completed one of the most significant drawdowns of the Afghan war today. There are now just 2,500 troops in Afghanistan, the lowest number since 2001. WSJ's Sune Rasmussen went to Kabul to hear from Afghans what the withdrawal means for them, and their country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/01/2123m 14s

Sheldon Adelson and the Rise of the Megadonor

Casino magnate and billionaire Sheldon Adelson died this week at the age of 87. WSJ's Julie Bykowicz explains the mark Adelson left on politics as a Republican megadonor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/01/2121m 5s

How Big Tech Kicked Parler Offline

Google, Apple and Amazon took steps over the weekend to effectively shut down the social media site Parler, which had been used to organize the attack on the Capitol. WSJ's Keach Hagey explains why they did it and what it means for the future of speech and tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/01/2117m 17s

Why This Impeachment Could Be Different

House Democrats introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump this week, accusing him of "incitement of insurrection." WSJ's Siobhan Hughes, who covered Mr. Trump's first impeachment, explains how this impeachment could play out differently. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/01/2120m 21s

Why Google Workers Formed a Union

Silicon Valley has long been resistant to organized labor, but last week a group of Google employees announced the formation of a union. WSJ's Bowdeya Tweh on the activism that led to this moment and union member Andrew Gainer-Dewar on why he joined. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/01/2117m 22s

How Wednesday's Attack Came Together: Out in the Open

In the weeks before Wednesday's attack on the U.S. Capitol, people were openly planning violence online. WSJ's Deepa Seetharaman describes the patchwork of policies that have allowed extremists to organize on the internet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/01/2118m 59s

How One State Got Its Vaccine Rollout Right

West Virginia has administered first doses of Covid-19 vaccines at one of the highest rates in the country. Covid Czar Dr. Clay Marsh tells us how the state did it by forgoing the federal government's plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/01/2117m 0s

Pro-Trump Mob Storms the Capitol

Mass chaos engulfed the U.S. Capitol today as a pro-Trump mob stormed the building in objection to the results of the election. WSJ's Gordon Lubold described what he saw on the ground at the Capitol. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/01/2114m 31s

What's Behind the Slow Vaccine Rollout

The federal government set a goal of vaccinating 20 million people by the end of 2020. But the rollout fell far short. WSJ's Jared Hopkins explains why vaccine distribution is going much more slowly than expected. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/01/2116m 7s

The Republican Party Civil War in Georgia

Ahead of Tuesday's high-stakes Senate runoffs in Georgia, WSJ's Cameron McWhirter talked to Republican voters to understand how Trump's barrage of attacks on their governor and secretary of state is affecting their vote and their loyalty to the party. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/01/2121m 10s

Dr. Anthony Fauci Looks Back at 2020

It's been nearly a year since the first coronavirus case was recorded in the U.S. Dr. Anthony Fauci looks back on the year we had and ahead at what's to come. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/12/2021m 23s

Inside the Largest Government Hack in Years

WSJ's Robert McMillan tells the story of how updates from a little-known software company, SolarWinds, allegedly let Russian hackers into U.S. government networks and explains what that means for the future of cyber espionage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/12/2016m 17s

The $900 Billion Relief Package

Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on a $900 billion stimulus package. We speak with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson about the package and what it could mean for states and the economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/12/2019m 7s

A Church Tries to Bridge Its Political Divides

This year, members of a small Michigan church tried to do something America has struggled to: find common ground. WSJ's Janet Adamy watched-and recorded-as the group tried to navigate its political divisions in just 11 conversations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/12/2022m 42s

What Corporate America Can Learn From Coke's Reckoning With Race

Two decades ago, black employees sued Coca-Cola for racial discrimination. The company pledged to turn things around -- and it did. WSJ's Jennifer Maloney and Lauren Weber explain how Coke successfully transformed itself into a more equitable company...and how it failed to stay that way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/12/2023m 28s

Chef José Andrés: How to Feed People in an Emergency

After the pandemic forced restaurants across the U.S. to close, award-winning chef José Andrés had an idea: He could mobilize those shuttered kitchens to help feed the hungry. Chef Andrés joins us to talk about an unprecedented year for his industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/12/2016m 55s

How One Hospital Is Rolling Out the Vaccine

Americans are now getting vaccinated, starting with health-care workers and people with conditions that make them vulnerable. We talk with Dr. Shereef Elnahal, president and CEO of University Hospital, the only public hospital in New Jersey, about how that process is playing out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/12/2020m 29s

Sweden's Pandemic Experiment

Sweden attempted for months to combat Covid-19 through voluntary measures rather than lockdowns and other restrictions. WSJ's Bojan Pancevski looks at how the country fared. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/12/2017m 55s

Mariah Carey on the Rise of Her Christmas Anthem

Mariah Carey released "All I Want for Christmas Is You" 26 years ago to moderate success. Today, the song is a megahit and Christmas playlist staple. What happened? WSJ's John Jurgensen called up the "Queen of Christmas" to find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/2021m 0s

The Government's Case for Breaking Up Facebook

The Federal Trade Commission and 48 attorneys general sued Facebook Wednesday, accusing the company of being anticompetitive and seeking to break off Instagram and WhatsApp. WSJ's Deepa Seetharaman lays out the government's case and Facebook's defense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/2017m 37s

Airbnb's Rough Road to an IPO

Airbnb is set to go public at a valuation of more than $40 billion, just months after the pandemic threatened the company's survival. WSJ's Maureen Farrell explains how Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky brought the company back from the brink. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/12/2018m 16s

The Vaccine Is Coming to a CVS Near You

The U.S. is days away from approving its first Covid-19 vaccine. And the way most Americans will get a vaccine? Their pharmacy. We talk to CVS executive Chris Cox on the company's plan to immunize millions of Americans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/12/2016m 29s

How Biden and McConnell Do Business

President-elect Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are leaders of opposing parties, but their similar backgrounds and political upbringings give them common ground at the negotiating table. WSJ's Siobhan Hughes tells us what their relationship means for Biden's policy agenda. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/12/2021m 30s

As Covid Climbs, One State Holds On for the Vaccine

An interview with Dr. Scott Harris, Alabama's top health official, about how his state is both struggling to fight the virus and preparing for a massive vaccine rollout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/12/2019m 58s

The Daring Rescue Behind the Middle East Peace Talks

A peace treaty called the Abraham Accords has played a vital role in the Trump Administration's effort to reshape the balance of power in the Middle East. WSJ's Dion Nissenbaum tells the story of the general who orchestrated a daring mission that helped make the historic treaty possible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/12/2022m 11s

The Life of Zappos's Pioneering CEO

Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of Zappos, died last week at the age of 46. WSJ's Bob Hagerty shares how Hsieh made his name as an off-the-wall tech entrepreneur who helped transform online shopping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/12/2021m 42s

Why Schools Are Getting Hacked

Schools are facing a wave of increasingly aggressive ransomware attacks, with hackers seeking ransoms in the tens of thousands of dollars. WSJ's Tawnell Hobbs takes us inside the world of hackers, and we talk with a school technology director in Texas who got hacked this summer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/12/2019m 8s

Janet Yellen's Biggest Challenge Yet

Janet Yellen is Joe Biden's pick for Treasury secretary. Despite having served in essentially all of the government's top economic jobs, this role may present her greatest challenge yet: partisan politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/11/2020m 4s

The Agony and Ecstasy of Tab

When Coca-Cola announced it was discontinuing Tab, its long-running diet soda brand, it left a small band of fiercely loyal soda fans in the lurch. WSJ's Jennifer Maloney talks about the rise and long decline of Tab, and Ryan goes in search of the elusive pink can. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/11/2020m 8s

One Nurse, Three Covid Hotspots

Trinity Goodman is a traveling crisis nurse. Since April, she has treated Covid patients in three different hotspots: New York, Texas and Indiana. She tells us about the last 8 months at the front lines of the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/11/2017m 46s

Why Conservatives Are Turning to Parler

Conservatives upset by Twitter and Facebook's approach to content moderation are finding an alternative: Parler. WSJ's Keach Hagey explains why the buzzy social network's commitment to free speech is both an asset and a liability. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/11/2016m 10s

The Creator of the Record-Setting Covid Vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech asked the Food and Drug Administration today to authorize their Covid-19 vaccine. We talk with the visionary scientist who developed the vaccine, Dr. Ugur Sahin, and the WSJ's Bojan Pancevski about what could be the fastest vaccine ever developed and approved. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/11/2023m 46s

While Airlines Shrink, Southwest Goes Big

While most airlines are parking planes and cutting costs, Southwest is starting flights to 10 new airports. WSJ's Alison Sider explains why Southwest is expanding and how the company has used this strategy before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/11/2015m 18s

How Fraud and Waste Seeped Into a Covid Stimulus Program

The Paycheck Protection Program was supposed to save small businesses after Covid-19 shut down the economy. Its legacy is more complicated. WSJ's Ryan Tracy walks us through the mounting cases of PPP fraud and whether the program ultimately proved effective. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/11/2018m 59s

Georgia's Secretary of State Defends the Election

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is managing Georgia's hand recount. We speak with him about how it's going and how he's countering the criticism from fellow Republicans about the election he ran earlier this month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/11/2015m 31s

Why the Biggest IPO Ever Blew Up

Ant Group, a giant Chinese financial technology company, was days away from a $34 billion IPO when things came to a sudden stop. WSJ's Jing Yang explains why it all unraveled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/11/2019m 32s

Would a Biden Administration Push for Covid Lockdowns?

As new U.S. coronavirus cases and hospitalizations reach record highs, we talk with Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of president-elect Joe Biden's Covid-19 advisory board. She explains how a Biden administration will handle the pandemic and what Americans need to do to get the virus under control. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/11/2020m 50s

The Agency Holding Up Biden's Transition

President-elect Joe Biden is setting up his administration, but he's still waiting on the sign off of a federal agency to get the resources he needs. WSJ's Andrew Restuccia explains the role of the General Services Administration in the presidential transfer of power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/2019m 9s

The Next Challenge for Pfizer's Covid Vaccine

Pfizer announced that its Covid-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective in final stage trials. We talk to WSJ's Jared Hopkins about what still needs to happen before the FDA approves the vaccine and the biggest obstacles ahead for distributing a vaccine across the globe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/2016m 41s

The Iowa Pollster Who Got It Right

Joe Biden's win was much closer than polls predicted, but not every pollster emerged from Election Day with a black eye. Iowa's Ann Selzer was right on the money. We talk to Iowa's queen of polling about how she got it right. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/11/2019m 11s

Joe Biden Wins the Presidency

Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States. WSJ's Sabrina Siddiqui explains how Biden built a coalition to unseat President Trump and what his history in public office tells us about how he might govern. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/11/2021m 57s

Inside Pennsylvania's Vote Count

As ballot counting stretched into a fourth day, WSJ's Kris Maher explains why the count is taking so long and describes his visit to a ballot counting facility in Erie, Pa. earlier this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/11/2016m 6s

Democrats Spent Big on the Senate. It Didn't Go Well.

Democrats poured record-setting sums into Senate races around the country but came up short. WSJ's Siobhan Hughes explains why Democrats thought they could win big and what happens with some races still uncalled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/11/2018m 43s

A Close Election and the Legal Challenges Ahead

The presidential election is still too close to call in a few crucial swing states. WSJ's Michael Bender explains the state of play and Michael Amon looks ahead to possible legal challenges and recounts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/11/2016m 27s

Special Election Episode: How the Night Unfolded

What happened last night? Our reporters took us on the ground with both campaigns as the results came in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/11/2017m 56s

Election Day in Three Battleground States

It's Election Day, and all eyes are on the battleground states that will likely decide the next president. WSJ reporters on the ground in Texas, Georgia and Pennsylvania talk about what they're seeing and how voters are feeling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/2018m 28s

California Votes on the Gig Economy

California is voting on how companies classify gig workers, a measure that has become the most expensive ballot proposition in the state's history. WSJ's Preetika Rana explains what's at stake for companies like Uber and Lyft and why the outcome could matter to drivers and customers everywhere. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/11/2017m 17s

What to Watch for on Election Day

Election Day is just days away. We talk with veteran WSJ political reporter Catherine Lucey about what to pay attention to as America goes to the polls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/10/2017m 37s

Covid's Grip on a Rural Hospital

A small North Dakota hospital system that went months without a coronavirus case is now facing a serious outbreak. We speak with CEO Matt Shahan about how the virus is affecting his hospital and community. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/10/2019m 4s

Tech CEOs Defend Their Efforts to Police Online Content

Lawmakers questioned the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter over how they shape discourse online. WSJ's Robert McMillan explains why a recent New York Post story about Hunter Biden put the CEOs in the hot seat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/10/2019m 7s

Trump Versus Biden on the Economy

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are approaching a key issue - the economy - in different ways. WSJ's Jon Hilsenrath looks at President Trump's economic record and talks us through both candidates' economic plans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/10/2021m 9s

Waiting Up Late for Wisconsin

With a historic number of mail-in ballots in Wisconsin this year, it may take a while before we know who's won the state and, perhaps, the presidency itself. We talk with Wisconsin's chief elections official about how she's preparing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/10/2013m 53s

Quibi's Quick Collapse

The streaming platform Quibi broke onto the scene earlier this year with tons of cash and a Hollywood visionary at the helm. Six months later, the company is shutting down. WSJ's Benjamin Mullin talks through the high hopes for Quibi and the platform's dramatic fall from grace. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/10/2019m 51s

A Billionaire's Plan for Mass Covid Testing

Tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Graham Weston caught Covid from an asymptomatic carrier. Now, he's embarking on a mission to control the virus through cheap, widespread testing - starting off in one Texas town. WSJ's Rob Copeland explains the experiment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/10/2021m 9s

Inside One NBA Team's Decision to Turn Its Arena Into a Poll Site

The Atlanta Hawks decided to turn their basketball arena into a voting site in response to the George Floyd protests. CEO Steve Koonin talks about what went into that transformation and what it means for a private company to get involved in an election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/10/2017m 34s

The Government Sues Google

The Department of Justice filed a landmark antitrust lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of maintaining an illegal monopoly in online search. WSJ's Brent Kendall explains what's at stake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/10/2017m 41s

A String of Scandals, the Same Auditor

Several recent corporate financial scandals have had one thing in common: the main companies involved were all audited by Ernst & Young. WSJ's Ken Brown explains how problems at one of the world's largest accounting firms might signal issues for the wider world of auditing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/10/2017m 37s

Melinda Gates on What Covid Has Exposed

Melinda Gates has been involved in distributing hundreds of millions of vaccine doses. Kate talks with her about how now, she's focused on the coronavirus and the inequities the virus has revealed. To hear our full interview with Melinda Gates, you can join the WSJ Tech Live Conference at techlive.wsj.com/registernow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/10/2017m 5s

Why an Atlanta Rap Mogul Is Starting a Bank

Atlanta rapper Killer Mike recently launched a digital bank to serve communities of color. He explains why he started the bank and why Black banks are so important in closing the racial wealth gap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/10/2017m 36s

Why Some People Have to Repay Pandemic Aid

States rushed to distribute unemployment benefits to millions of people in the spring. In the process, thousands received more money than they should have. WSJ's Lauren Weber explains how some states overpaid pandemic assistance and why they're now asking for that money back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/10/2018m 3s

The Trump Organization's Debts Are Coming Due

The Trump Organization has over $400 million worth of debt coming due over the next several years. WSJ's Brian Spegele explains the debts and the myriad challenges that will come with refinancing if President Trump wins a second term. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/10/2016m 46s

What Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation Hearing Could Look Like

Next week, Judge Amy Coney Barrett will face senators during her Supreme Court confirmation hearing. WSJ's Siobhan Hughes looks back at Barrett's previous confirmation hearing in 2017 for clues about how she might handle next week's questioning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/10/2019m 20s

What's a Movie Theater Without New Movies?

Regal Cinemas is shutting down across the U.S. today for the second time in the pandemic. We speak with the head of Regal, Mooky Greidinger, about what caused him to pull the plug and what's needed to reopen the theaters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/10/2018m 35s

How Russia Today Keeps Reaching U.S. Readers

Headlines from RT, a Kremlin-backed outlet, have appeared on the websites of prominent U.S. publications. WSJ's Keach Hagey explains how a news aggregator dominated by conservative media sites has helped RT reach U.S. readers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/10/2017m 1s

How Trump's Illness Is Shaking Up the Campaign

President Trump's illness is pushing Vice President Mike Pence into a larger role in the campaign. WSJ's Andrew Restuccia explains how the president's diagnosis is changing the race and previews the vice presidential debate Wednesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/10/2017m 34s

Could Ex-Felons Sway the Election in Florida?

After Florida granted the right to vote to felons who've completed their sentence, the state legislature passed a law requiring them to pay off all fees, fines and restitution first. WSJ's Jon Kamp and Coulter Jones describe the scramble to raise money and the ramifications for the election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/10/2018m 50s

The Days Before Trump's Positive Test

President Trump has tested positive for Covid-19 and is displaying mild symptoms, according to the White House. WSJ's Rebecca Ballhaus takes us through Trump's packed schedule over the past few days and explains what his diagnosis may mean for his campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/10/2017m 42s

Why Are There Still So Few Black CEOs?

There are only four Black CEOs in the Fortune 500. What's stopping Black professionals from getting the top jobs? Dr. Adia Wingfield explains the concrete ceiling many Black workers face, and Telisa Yancy, COO at American Family Insurance, tells her story of making it to the top. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/10/2018m 51s

A TikTok Star Wrestles With the App's Possible Ban

Michael Le is one of TikTok's biggest stars, and he's leveraged that fame to buy a house and support his entire family. Now, President Trump's potential ban of the Chinese social media app is putting all that at risk. Le talks about his rise to fame on TikTok and what his plan B looks like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/09/2018m 4s

Louisville's New Police Chief on Breonna Taylor and Reform

The police shooting of Breonna Taylor has put a spotlight on Louisville, Ky. and its police department. We speak with Yvette Gentry, the city's incoming police chief, about how she hopes to change the department. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/09/2016m 35s

Why a Hot Electric-Truck Startup Fell Back to Earth

The electric-truck startup Nikola promised to transform trucking with clean technology. WSJ's Christina Rogers explains why Nikola is now scrambling to address serious questions about its business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/09/2018m 58s

Voices From the Pandemic, Six Months In

Back in March, The Journal began talking to people around the country about how the coronavirus was reshaping their lives. Six months into the pandemic, we call them back to ask how they're coping now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/09/2022m 58s

A State Prepares for Election Day

The pandemic is forcing election officials across the U.S. to prepare for unprecedented numbers of mail-in ballots while also ensuring that in-person voting is safe. We speak with the chief elections official in North Carolina about whether the state is ready. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/09/2016m 7s

The Biggest IPO Boom in Years

When the stock market went plummeting in March, many companies shelved plans to go public. Just six months later, we're in the middle of a historic IPO boom. WSJ's Corrie Driebusch explains what is driving the rush to go public and some of the unique ways that people are cashing in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/09/2016m 57s

Exxon's Stunning Decline

Just seven years ago, Exxon was the biggest company in the U.S. Since then, it's lost about 60% of its value. WSJ's Christopher Matthews tells the story of the oil giant's rapid fall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/09/2016m 10s

The Fight Over Ginsburg's Supreme Court Seat

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death injected the prospect of a bitter nomination fight into the final weeks of the presidential campaign. WSJ's Siobhan Hughes explains the origins of that fight, and Viveca Novak looks at how it could affect the cases before the court this year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/09/2019m 44s

Checking Out of Hotel 166

As coronavirus spread through homeless shelters this spring, many cities moved people to hotels to keep them safe. A group of doctors running one hotel in Chicago saw an opportunity: With new funding, they tried to find housing for the hotel residents in under four months. WSJ's Joe Barrett has been following their effort, and Dr. Tom Huggett talks about what it took to meet the deadline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/09/2021m 9s

Fauci on the Timing and Limits of a Covid Vaccine

An interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci about when he expects a Covid-19 vaccine will be ready and what life may be like once we have it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/09/2021m 1s

Will Oracle Save TikTok?

Bidders piled in to buy TikTok after the Trump administration forced a sale. But the unlikely winner of the bidding war is a database management company. WSJ's Brad Reagan unpacks why even this outcome may not be enough to save TikTok. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/09/2018m 10s

How a Deal to Buy Tiffany Lost Its Sparkle

The conglomerate LVMH struck the largest acquisition deal in the history of the luxury goods industry last year, agreeing to purchase Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion. Last week, LVMH announced it was backing out of the deal. WSJ's Matthew Dalton walks us through how the historic deal has gone awry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/09/2017m 21s

Oregon's Historic Wildfires

Oregon's wildfires have taken at least 10 lives, destroyed thousands of homes and burned more than a million acres. The state's director of Emergency Management shares how the state is responding to this fire and preparing for worse fires in the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/09/2015m 31s

The Big Bet That Fueled the Stock Market Rally

Tech stocks led the charge as the stock market climbed to record highs this year. Behind some of that rally was a single, massive trade. WSJ's Liz Hoffman reveals the trade and the unusual investor behind it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/09/2015m 41s

The Uphill Battle to Bring Back Jobs

In the first months of the pandemic, 20 million jobs were lost. About half of those have come back. WSJ's Eric Morath tells us why the other half could be gone for much, much longer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/09/2016m 35s

The Coronavirus Vaccine Pact

Nine drug companies issued an unusual pledge yesterday: They all agreed not to seek FDA authorization for a coronavirus vaccine until it is proven safe and effective. WSJ's Jared Hopkins explains what drove these vaccine rivals to unite behind the same message. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/09/2018m 19s

Does Robinhood Make It Too Easy to Trade?

The trading app Robinhood was founded with the goal of democratizing investing so that buying and selling stocks wasn't just for the wealthy. But does the app make it too easy? WSJ's Michael Wursthorn explains how the app has drawn scrutiny from financial and behavioral experts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/09/2017m 53s

The Nation Grappled With George Floyd's Killing. They Lived It.

WSJ's Erin Ailworth reported from Minneapolis in the days after George Floyd was killed. Recently, she went back to talk to people who knew Floyd and whose lives were forever changed by his death. Here's what she found. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/09/2027m 1s

How Extremists Are Taking Advantage of the Protest Movement

Protests have taken a deadly turn in the last two weeks and authorities say extremists are responsible. WSJ's Dan Frosch outlines the recent rise of extremism in America, and explains why experts predicted that this kind of violence would happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/09/2017m 3s

Why NYC Delayed Reopening Schools

New York City had been moving ahead with plans to bring students back to the classroom next week, over the objections of teachers. But this week, things changed. WSJ's Leslie Brody explains how a clash between the mayor and the teachers union altered the city's back-to-school plans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/09/2017m 45s

On a Campus With Over 1,000 Covid Cases

After months of preparation and planning, the fall college semester is here. But not all reopening plans are working. WSJ's Melissa Korn explains the disparate college plans to prevent Covid-19, and a student describes what it's like on a campus with an outbreak. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/09/2015m 53s

The Biggest Boycott in NBA History

In the middle of the NBA playoffs, one team staged an unprecedented boycott to protest police brutality. WSJ's Ben Cohen talks about the choice that shook not just the NBA but other sports and what it took to get the games going again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/08/2019m 54s

Trump's Pitch and Two Visions for America

President Trump capped off the Republican convention with his acceptance speech last night. WSJ's Mike Bender dissects the case Republicans made for Trump's re-election and Emily Stephenson explains where the campaigns go from here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/08/2017m 30s

A Vaccine Trial Recruiter Battles Mistrust

Dr. Angela Branche of the University of Rochester Medical Center is working to recruit Black participants for Covid-19 vaccine trials. She explains why the diversity of the trials may affect who trusts the vaccine once it comes out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/08/2018m 58s

The Small-Business Covid Testing Problem

Many businesses are requiring employees to get tested for Covid-19 in order to return to work. We speak with one small-business owner who routinely tests her workers about whether it has helped keep employees safe and what testing expenses have meant for her bottom line. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/08/2016m 2s

A Police Shooting in Wisconsin Reignites Protests

Last night was the second night of fires and protests in Kenosha, Wis., following a police shooting of a Black man there. WSJ's Erin Ailworth describes what it's like on the ground and how the death of George Floyd factors into how these protests are playing out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/08/2016m 44s

Netflix's $10 Million Deposit

After George Floyd was killed, corporations promised to put money toward fighting racial inequality. Netflix put $10 million into a credit union in Mississippi. We speak with Bill Bynum, HOPE Credit Union's CEO, about the why that deposit matters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/08/2015m 9s

The Conventions Go Digital

The Democrats wrapped the first-ever virtual political convention this week and nominated Joe Biden for president. WSJ's Julie Bykowicz explains the main themes, and Mike Bender previews the Republicans' plans for next week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/08/2022m 9s

Why Steve Bannon Got Arrested

Former Trump aide Steve Bannon was arrested and charged today in an alleged scheme to siphon money out of a nonprofit organization for personal expenses. WSJ's Ashby Jones and Elizabeth Findell explain the origins of the group and the case against Bannon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/08/2017m 48s

Fortnite's Battle Royale With Big Tech

Fortnite, one the most popular video games in the world, kicked off a fight with Apple and Google over their app store fees. WSJ's Sarah Needleman explains what led the video game's maker to take on Big Tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/08/2016m 24s

When Back to Work Collides With Back to School

With many schools starting the new year virtually and some employers calling people back to the office, working parents are in a crunch. WSJ's Christina Rexrode explains how parents are scrambling to find and pay for childcare, and what it could mean for the economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/08/2014m 17s

What's Going On With the Post Office?

The United States Postal Service is facing serious budget problems. It's also at the center of a heated political fight over its readiness to handle mail-in ballots for the November election. WSJ's Natalie Andrews explains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/08/2017m 18s

The Biden-Harris Ticket Takes the Stage

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have come together as the Democratic ticket and will take to the airwaves at the convention next week. WSJ's Sabrina Siddiqui explains Biden's message, how Harris fits into it and what to expect from the virtual convention. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/08/2020m 28s

One College Tries to Bring Everyone Back

Colleges across the country have been grappling with how - or whether - to reopen campus this year. We speak to Vassar College President Elizabeth Bradley about how she's planning on bringing all of her students back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/08/2019m 48s

The Arrest of Jimmy Lai

Pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai was a thorn in the Chinese government's side for decades. He was arrested this week under Hong Kong's sweeping new security law. WSJ's John Lyons explains what Lai's arrest signals about Hong Kong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/08/2020m 51s

In a World Without Touring, Musicians Get Creative

Touring accounted for a huge portion of the music industry's revenue -- until covid put tours on pause. Pitbull, Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys and WSJ's Anne Steele talk about how the industry is trying to cope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/08/2018m 24s

A 'Powder Keg' in Beirut

A massive explosion in Beirut last week has sparked protests, prompted the resignation of the government and pushed Lebanon to the brink. WSJ's Nazih Osseiran explains the nearly seven years of neglect that led to the blast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/08/2016m 33s

The Suit to Dissolve the NRA

The attorney general of New York yesterday filed a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association. Her case alleges that four top executives used the organization for lavish personal expenses. WSJ's Mark Maremont and Jennifer Forsyth explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/08/2018m 40s

Kodak's Big Moment Draws Scrutiny

The Trump administration announced last week that it would be giving Kodak a $765 million loan to make pharmaceutical chemicals. WSJ's Geoffrey Rogow and Theo Francis explain how the deal came about and how it has set off an SEC investigation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/08/2018m 21s

How Twitter's Massive Hack Went Down

The key moment in Twitter's hack last month came down to a teenager making a phone call, prosecutors say. WSJ's Robert McMillan explains how the hacker broke into some of Twitter's biggest accounts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/08/2019m 53s

Inside the Race to Save TikTok

TikTok has faced mounting pressure from the White House over security concerns, leading to secret discussions to sell the Chinese-owned app's U.S. operations to Microsoft. WSJ's Brad Reagan explains how the deal nearly imploded over the weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/08/2020m 44s

Who's Responsible if a Worker Gets Covid-19 on the Job?

Employers are getting sued by workers who got sick - and the families of workers who died - from Covid-19 after being on the job. They say the companies failed to protect them from the virus. WSJ's Janet Adamy explains what's behind the litigation and what it means for reopening businesses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/08/2016m 12s

Why Evictions Are Starting Again

When the pandemic started, federal and local lawmakers moved to protect renters from eviction. Now, many of those eviction moratoria are expiring. WSJ's Will Parker explains.
31/07/2019m 22s

The 'Emperors of the Online Economy' Testify

The CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon appeared before Congress to face questions about anticompetitive behavior. WSJ's Ryan Tracy breaks down lawmakers' showdown with Big Tech.
30/07/2020m 9s

How Portland Became a National Battleground

Oregon and the Trump administration today reached a deal for federal agents to begin withdrawing from the city of Portland. WSJ's Miriam Gottfried explains the bind in which Portland's mayor has found himself and how other liberal mayors may face the same challenges.
29/07/2018m 46s

Life-and-Death Choices in a Rural Texas County

Starr County on Texas' southern border has been overwhelmed by coronavirus cases. Dr. Jose Vasquez, the county's health official, explains how doctors and health workers have been forced to make decisions about whom to treat.
28/07/2017m 56s

School's Coming Back. What Will It Look Like?

Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones faces a major decision: whether to open his school to in-person learning or go remote. Dr. Jones explains how he's making the calculation.
27/07/2021m 38s

The Inside Story of Europe's Historic Bailout

The European Union passed an unprecedented relief package this week to help member countries hit hard by the coronavirus. WSJ's Bojan Pancevski takes us inside the backstory to that decision and explains what it could mean for the future of the EU.
24/07/2018m 54s

The Coming Wave of Small-Business Layoffs

The Paycheck Protection Program helped small businesses keep paying their workers during this economic crisis. Now, many of those businesses have spent those funds but are still struggling. WSJ's Amara Omeokwe explains why that's forcing many small businesses to lay off workers.
23/07/2016m 4s

From Boom to Bust in America's Largest Oil Field

The U.S. oil industry is going through a deep downturn, and oil towns in West Texas are feeling the pain. WSJ's Christopher M. Matthews explains what it looks like when a town goes from boom to bust in record time, and what it could mean for the rest of the economy.
22/07/2020m 41s

The End of $600 a Week for the Unemployed?

Congress is debating whether to renew a $600 supplement to unemployment benefits. WSJ's Eric Morath explains what the money has meant for the economy and what might happen if it goes away.
21/07/2018m 3s

Municipal Debt: How the Coronavirus Created a City Budget Crisis

The pandemic has shredded city budgets across the U.S. WSJ's Heather Gillers explains the cuts municipal governments are considering and how years of accumulating debt have put many in an even tougher spot.
20/07/2018m 36s

Pro Sports Are Coming Back. Can They Pull It Off?

Professional basketball and baseball players return to work this month under dramatically different conditions. WSJ's Ben Cohen and Jared Diamond explain why Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association ended up with such different plans for playing in the pandemic. The Journal podcast will be taking a week off. We will be back with new episodes on July 20.
10/07/2021m 23s

The Supreme Court Decides on Trump's Financial Records

The Supreme Court handed down decisions in two highly-anticipated cases today. At stake? Who can have access to the president's financial records. Brent Kendall and Richard Rubin walk us through the court's decisions.
09/07/2015m 32s

Dr. Anthony Fauci: America Faces a 'Serious Situation'

Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House's coronavirus task force, speaks with The Journal about the U.S.'s surge in coronavirus cases and what could be done to get the spread of the virus under control.
08/07/2024m 31s

Hong Kong's Tech Showdown

Facebook, Google and Twitter have stopped processing government requests for user data in Hong Kong after China imposed a new national security law. WSJ's Newley Purnell explains what led to the standoff and what it could mean for other companies there.
07/07/2016m 46s

How to Get a Break on College Tuition: Just Ask

As college tuition has climbed at triple the rate of inflation, more families are realizing they have the power to negotiate. Now, the pandemic is giving them even more of an edge. WSJ's Josh Mitchell explains.
06/07/2018m 5s

Businesses Tell Insurance Companies: Pay Up

Millions of U.S. businesses hit by the pandemic have insurance they hope will cover their losses, sparking one of the biggest legal fights in the history of the industry. WSJ's Leslie Scism tells the story of one lawyer's fight to make the industry pay.
02/07/2021m 9s

Why Hundreds of Brands Are Boycotting Facebook

A growing number of companies are pulling their advertising from Facebook, including Unilever, Target and Ben & Jerry's. WSJ's Suzanne Vranica explains the ad boycott and the history of tensions between the tech giant and its biggest advertisers.
01/07/2017m 7s

The Birthrate Was Already Low. Then the Pandemic Hit.

Millennials who graduated into the last recession face lower salaries, are less likely to own their homes and tend to marry later. And now, because of the pandemic, some may decide to delay having children. Allison Pohle, a reporter for WSJ Noted, explains. To check out the first issue of Noted, visit wsj.com/noted
30/06/2015m 4s

Why This Coronavirus Surge Is Different

Coronavirus cases are spiking again in the U.S. WSJ's Brianna Abbott explains the dynamics of the outbreak, and Phoenix hospital administrator Dr. Michael White talks about how his hospital is taking lessons from New York's experience with the virus.
29/06/2017m 35s

What Trump's Immigration Restrictions Could Mean for the Economy

The Trump administration this week suspended a wide range of employment visas through the end of the year. WSJ's Michelle Hackman explains how the immigration restrictions could impact the American economy - from Silicon Valley to the Jersey Shore.
26/06/2016m 13s

Wirecard's Missing $2 Billion

Wirecard, the German payments company, was one of Europe's rare tech success stories. WSJ's Paul Davies explains how the company imploded in a matter of days after it disclosed that $2 billion had gone unaccounted for.
25/06/2018m 15s

Adidas Reckons With Race

Employees at Adidas are criticizing the company for its lack of diversity and pushing it to confront racism. WSJ's Khadeeja Safdar explains the backlash at the company, and two employees share what led them to speak out.
24/06/2019m 10s

How New York's Coronavirus Response Made the Pandemic Worse

As several states face new outbreaks of coronavirus, WSJ's Shalini Ramachandran looks back at what went wrong with the response in one of the virus's first epicenters - New York City.
23/06/2019m 44s

Exclusive Audio: President Trump on Protests and the Pandemic

President Trump resumed campaigning this weekend with a rally in Tulsa. WSJ's Michael Bender interviewed the president and explains how his messaging has changed since the coronavirus locked down the economy and protests swept the country.
22/06/2022m 1s

How Black Lives Matter Prepared for This Moment

Activists united under the banner of Black Lives Matter have pushed for reforms at the local and state level since 2013. Now, their policy priorities are finding traction. WSJ's Arian Campo-Flores recounts the efforts that led to this moment.
18/06/2020m 36s

The Stock Market Is Wild. Investors Are Piling In.

A dramatic rise in the stock market has an odd feature: Stocks in bankrupt companies and other risky bets are also climbing. WSJ's Gregory Zuckerman explains what has individual investors, many of them new to the market, jumping in.
17/06/2016m 15s

Two States, Two Approaches to a Resurgence of Coronavirus

Coronavirus cases are on the rise - and in some cases spiking - in many states that are reopening. We talk to two top health officials from Oregon and Alabama about the different ways their states are handling new outbreaks and whether they could reinstate shutdowns.
16/06/2021m 23s

The Neighborhood Where Police Were Banished

Seattle's mayor instructed police to leave a section of the city after violent clashes with protestors there. The neighborhood is now transformed into an "autonomous zone." WSJ's Jim Carlton reports on what it's like inside.
15/06/2015m 6s

Fraud Rocks China's Hottest Coffee Startup

Luckin Coffee was supposed to disrupt China's coffee market. But a Wall Street Journal investigation has found that the company used fake coffee orders, fake supply orders and even a fake employee to fabricate nearly half its sales last year. WSJ's Jing Yang explains Luckin's scheme.
12/06/2017m 56s

Black Employment Was at a Record High. Coronavirus Undid It.

Black employment had climbed to a record level before the pandemic undid that progress in a matter of weeks. WSJ's Amara Omeokwe explains the fragility in the economic situation of black Americans and what that could mean for their recovery.
11/06/2019m 42s

Corporate Debt: How Hertz Went Bankrupt

The coronavirus has pushed a number of companies into bankruptcy and exposed the debt many had racked up before the crisis. WSJ's Matt Wirz explains why Hertz is a prime example.
10/06/2018m 3s
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