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From hostile takeovers to C-suite intrigue, Behind the Money takes you inside the business and financial stories of the moment with reporting from Financial Times journalists around the world.
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From hostile takeovers to C-suite intrigue, Behind the Money takes you inside the business and financial stories of the moment with reporting from Financial Times journalists around the world.
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    Best Of: Why VC funding is drying up

    Best Of: Why VC funding is drying up

    This week, we revisit one of our favourite episodes. After years of mega-deals and mega-money gushing into start-ups, venture capital fundraising hit a record-high last year. Now, the FT’s Richard Waters says the fundraising bonanza is over and helps us explore what that means for the future of start-ups. 
    Clips from Looney Tunes: ⓒ Warner Bros. 
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    For further reading:
    Venture capital’s silent crash: when the tech boom met reality
    Klarna’s valuation crashes to under $7bn in tough funding round
    Venture capital’s delayed rendezvous with reality
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    On Twitter, follow Richard Waters (@RichardWaters) and Michela Tindera (@mtindera07)
    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com


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    • 17 min
    Qatar’s $200bn bet on the World Cup

    Qatar’s $200bn bet on the World Cup

    Qatar is in the spotlight as the host of this year’s World Cup — and the small, oil-rich nation has had to confront a lengthy human rights record with the world watching. The FT’s Gulf correspondent Simeon Kerr breaks down Qatar’s larger goals due to hosting the tournament, and what changes it has — and hasn’t — made to see those through. 
    Clips from BBC, AP, PBS NewsHour, France24, The Guardian
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    For further reading:
    The ethical case for watching this possibly unethical World Cup
    Qatar counts down to World Cup kick-off after $200bn soft power bet
    How the unlikeliest World Cup ever came to be
    Qatar 2022: the weirdest World Cup in history
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    On Twitter, follow Simeon Kerr (@simeonkerr) and Michela Tindera (@mtindera07)
    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com

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    • 17 min
    What FTX’s collapse means for crypto

    What FTX’s collapse means for crypto

    The crypto exchange FTX was supposed to be among the “credible” players operating in digital finance. But its swift descent into bankruptcy shocked the financial industry. The FT’s asset management correspondent Josh Oliver explains what went wrong, and markets editor Katie Martin tells us what it says about the future of crypto. 
    Clips from CBS, ABC
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    For further reading:
    How Sam Bankman-Fried seduced blue-chip investors
    DD goes forensic on FTX: A deep dive into the crypto collapse that has stunned finance
    FTX held less than $1bn in liquid assets against $9bn in liabilities
    Hedge fund admits half its capital stuck on FTX exchange
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    On Twitter, follow Josh Oliver (@joshckoliver), Katie Martin (@katie_martin_fx) and Michela Tindera (@mtindera07) 
    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com


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    • 19 min
    Introducing Tech Tonic, Season 5: Climate tech to save the planet

    Introducing Tech Tonic, Season 5: Climate tech to save the planet

    Tech Tonic is back with a new season about climate tech.
    As more people fly, aviation is on track to becoming a much bigger problem for climate change. Host Pilita Clark, FT columnist and climate journalist, looks at the potential for a more sustainable aviation industry, a sector that’s struggled to come up with new technology to cut its emissions. Could we end up being forced to cut back on flying altogether? Producer Josh Gabert-Doyon travels to Farnborough Airshow, and we hear from Zero Petroleum’s Paddy Lowe, Boom Supersonic’s Blake Scholl, and executives from Boeing, Airbus, ADS, United and EasyJet.
    Follow Tech Tonic to hear the full season here.

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    • 25 min
    How Russia loots grain from Ukraine

    How Russia loots grain from Ukraine

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine earlier this year triggered a global food crisis. Recently, FT correspondents Polina Ivanova, Chris Cook and Laura Pitel found out how Russia aims to profit from this. Ivanova explains how they used satellite photos, transponder data and a document trail to track a Russian company’s shipment of 2,675 metric tonnes of milling wheat out of the occupied Ukrainian port of Berdyansk, across the Black Sea and over to a port in Turkey. 
    Clips from CNN, PBS
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    For further reading:
    How Russia secretly takes grain from occupied Ukraine
    Russian exit from Ukraine grain deal ‘catastrophic’ for poor nations
    Ships going dark: Russia’s grain smuggling in the Black Sea
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    On Twitter, follow Polina Ivanova (@polinaivanovva) and Michela Tindera (@mtindera07) 
    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com


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    • 16 min
    JPMorgan’s internal feud over wealthy clients

    JPMorgan’s internal feud over wealthy clients

    There’s some internal turmoil at JPMorgan Chase over who should manage the bank’s wealthiest clients. At the centre of the infighting is a top financial adviser who’s managed the accounts of some big names, including retired baseball player-turned-entrepreneur Alex Rodriguez. The FT’s US banking editor Joshua Franklin walks us through what led to this years-long legal battle at one of the world’s biggest banks.
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    For further reading:
    Glitz and Gladwell: the infighting over prized JPMorgan wealth clients
    Baseball star Alex Rodriguez at centre of JPMorgan client poaching row
    Asset Management: Growth investors adapt to new paradigm
    Take our FT Podcast Listener Survey here. 
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    On Twitter, follow Joshua Franklin (@FTJFranklin) and Michela Tindera (@mtindera07) 
    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com


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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
148 Ratings

148 Ratings

lrhhrl ,

Bias but good

Clear left-of-center lean but usually interesting. Better when it’s more financial and less fluffy but overall it’s ok.

Kékcsillag ,

Annoying voice

The FT, for some reason, has been employing annoying Millennial voices as hosts across their podcasts. I simply cannot stand listening to them. Who are you? What have you done? Are you 16 years old?? Then there’s the overall quality of audio production, which is way below standard from the music to editing and the interviewee’s audio quality POV. I would’ve expected much more from the FT. There are plenty of other high-quality podcasts out there in terms of production and content. I’m going to go and listen to them instead.

Fact$ 0nly ,

Slants left

While many of the podcasts stick to the facts, others are completely slanted to the left such as the podcast on ESG.

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