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Foundering is an award-winning, serialized podcast from the journalists at Bloomberg Technology. Each season, Foundering brings you inside a different high-stakes drama from the technology industry, where its companies are wielding unprecedented capital and power.

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    • 4.4 • 101 Ratings

Foundering is an award-winning, serialized podcast from the journalists at Bloomberg Technology. Each season, Foundering brings you inside a different high-stakes drama from the technology industry, where its companies are wielding unprecedented capital and power.

    McAfee Part 1: The Virus

    McAfee Part 1: The Virus

    McAfee antivirus software was ubiquitous in the 1990s, and its creator John McAfee helped define the modern cybersecurity industry. McAfee was an archetype of the Silicon Valley founder — bombastic, enigmatic and brilliant. But his life would take a dark turn. Reporter Jamie Tarabay investigated the early days of his career and found that the warning signs were there from the beginning.
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    • 39 min
    McAfee Part 2: The Yogi

    McAfee Part 2: The Yogi

    After cashing out, John McAfee uproots and tries to reinvent himself. He starts a new company and forms a yoga retreat. Reporter Jamie Tarabay also looks into a new and extremely dangerous hobby that captures McAfee’s interest.
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    • 38 min
    McAfee Part 3: The Jungle

    McAfee Part 3: The Jungle

    John McAfee seeks to evade a lawsuit and leaves the US behind. He makes a new life for himself in Central America, but reporter Jamie Tarabay finds it doesn’t take long before a new crisis envelops him.
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    • 48 min
    McAfee Part 4: The White House

    McAfee Part 4: The White House

    John McAfee is back in America. He meets a new business partner who helps broker a lucrative deal. As reporter Jamie Tarabay learns, the new associate eventually inspires McAfee to make a long-shot bid for the US presidency.
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    • 40 min
    McAfee Part 5: The Descent

    McAfee Part 5: The Descent

    John McAfee forms a new operation to capitalize on a financial opportunity in cryptocurrencies. Drugs and paranoia take over. Reporter Jamie Tarabay chronicles the beginning of the end for McAfee.
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    • 34 min
    McAfee Part 6: The Demise

    McAfee Part 6: The Demise

    A desperate escape by sea finds John McAfee deported to Europe. He ends up in a small Spanish town, but the walls are closing in on him. Reporter Jamie Tarabay investigates the final days of McAfee and the circumstances surrounding his death.
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

Favorite colombian ,

Love the story telling and last chapter

This podcast kept me binge:) only chapter I found meh and some how ugh was the one about Jeff Bezzos divorce

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Love the pivot!

Decrypted felt somewhat redundant to NYT's The Daily and WSJ's The Journal... I really like this pivot to focusing on 1 big story! Only ask I have is to focus on a story for season 2 that hasn't been all over the news...

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