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Each weekday, Big Take brings you a story - one big, important story. We talk to Bloomberg journalists around the world, experts and the people at the center of the news to help you understand what's happening, what it means and why it matters. Money, politics, the economy and business, energy, the environment, technology - we cover it all.

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Each weekday, Big Take brings you a story - one big, important story. We talk to Bloomberg journalists around the world, experts and the people at the center of the news to help you understand what's happening, what it means and why it matters. Money, politics, the economy and business, energy, the environment, technology - we cover it all.

    Google’s Moonshot Factory Falls Back to Earth

    Google’s Moonshot Factory Falls Back to Earth

    Google’s “moonshot” factory, dubbed “X,” encouraged researchers, engineers and developers to dream big for years – no project was too ambitious or too expensive. But recently there’s been a shift. With the tech boom in the rearview mirror, tightening budgets and the rising popularity of ChatGPT, Google has turned its focus away from chasing longshot inventions to expanding its search engine business and AI operations.

    In today’s episode, Bloomberg’s Julia Love tells host Sarah Holder what this means for Google and tech innovation at large.

    Read more: Google’s Moonshot Factory Falls Back Down to Earth
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    • 16 min
    Apartheid’s Long Shadow Hangs Over South Africa’s Election

    Apartheid’s Long Shadow Hangs Over South Africa’s Election

    South Africa is at a turning point. Thirty years after Nelson Mandela rose to power on a platform of equality, peace, and prosperity, the party he headed is facing serious challengers. In the country’s May 29th election, the African National Congress Party, or ANC, looks poised to lose its outright majority. In today’s episode, host Sarah Holder is joined by Johannesburg-based economic and government affairs reporter Ntando Thukwana to discuss why voters are souring on the ANC – something once unthinkable for the party that lifted the country out of apartheid. 
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    • 16 min
    Who Wins the White House Could Reshape Your Taxes

    Who Wins the White House Could Reshape Your Taxes

    Trump’s 2017 tax cuts were 30 years in the making. Some expire next year, and a nasty battle is brewing over whether to renew them.

    On today’s Big Take podcast, Bloomberg politics editor Laura Davison and Bipartisan Policy Center senior vice president Bill Hoagland join DC host Saleha Mohsin to break down the 2017 tax cuts, what they’ve meant for taxpayers and the US economy, and how a Biden or Trump win could affect their future.

    Read more: Ultra-Rich Should Pay to Save Social Security, Swing-State Voter Poll Shows
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    • 16 min
    The Man Who Ended Password Sharing at Netflix

    The Man Who Ended Password Sharing at Netflix

    Netflix is the biggest paid subscription streaming service in the world. But two years ago, its dominance was in question after it reported its first subscriber decline in over a decade. So the company did something radical: it cracked down on password sharing. The man behind the move? Well, he’s now one of the most powerful people in Hollywood.

    Meet Greg Peters, the co-CEO of Netflix. Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw recently sat down with Peters for his first major print profile. He tells host  David Gura about Peters’ bold plan to transform Netflix and the way all of us watch everything from TV shows to sports.

    Read more: Netflix Had a Password-Sharing Problem. Greg Peters Fixed It

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    • 13 min
    What Does China’s Economic Slowdown Mean For the Communist Party?

    What Does China’s Economic Slowdown Mean For the Communist Party?

    After four decades of unparalleled gains in income and wealth, China’s 1.4 billion have been hit by a series of blows: a real estate collapse, a trade war with the US, and a crackdown on entrepreneurs have stalled the country’s prosperity engine.

    On today’s episode of The Big Take Asia, host K. Oanh Ha dives into how China’s slowing economy is affecting people on the ground, and how Beijing is responding to that shift. Ha talks to Bloomberg correspondent Rebecca Choong Wilkins in Hong Kong and Bloomberg’s Chief Economist Tom Orlik.Read more: ‘Are You Better Off?’ Asking Reagan’s Question in Xi’s China
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    • 20 min
    What the Death of Iran’s President Means for Global Relationships

    What the Death of Iran’s President Means for Global Relationships

    The deaths of Iran’s president and foreign minister in a helicopter crash were followed by a declaration of an official mourning period ahead of a new election.It also has led to new speculation about who is poised to succeed Iran’s supreme leader, which could have regional and global ramifications. On today’s episode, hosts David Gura and Sarah Holder discuss the fallout of the president’s death with Bloomberg’s Middle East, Europe and Africa news director Rosalind Mathieson and national security editor Nick Wadhams.
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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

LFitz23 ,

Interesting and efficient

Big Take has quickly become my favorite podcast. It’s the perfect length to listen to on drives without the kids - and so well-done and interesting. I feel like I’m learning a lot in a short amount of time, and on topics that are related to - but a new angle on - current events.

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Fantastic, keeps me up to date in the financial world

I listen everyday, this is one of the best podcasts, with each episode I deep dive into a new aspect of finance.

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Always insightful

There’s no better show for learning about a diverse set of global issues — much more wide-ranging than the Daily or the Journal. The last few weeks have turned me into a devoted listener.

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