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    • 4.8, 52 Ratings

The business of culture | The culture of business. Policy, media & tech, entrepreneurs, authors and more. Full Disclosure airs on NPR member station VPM.

    The Long Con of Whitey Bulger

    The Long Con of Whitey Bulger

    Bestselling investigative journalist Casey Sherman on his new book with Dave Wedge -- Hunting Whitey: The Inside Story of the Capture and Killing of America's Most Wanted Crime Boss. Notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's criminal career spanned much of the 20th century, culminating in his 2011 capture and 2018 prison assassination at the age of 89.

    • 52 min
    Grit and the COVID Graduate

    Grit and the COVID Graduate

    High school seniors are reassessing their college plans, and this spring’s college graduates are entering the most punishing labor market in memory. With so much uncertainty, what can young people do to thrive? Linda Kaplan Thaler, co-author of Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion, and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary, offers advice on how this generation’s young leaders can rise to the challenges of a COVID-19 economy.

    • 53 min
    It's Not Easy Being Green

    It's Not Easy Being Green

    How will Covid-19 and its economic and oil crises affect record gains made in clean energy? Eric Roston, Sustainability Editor at Bloomberg, joins the show to help answer that question. Plus, a conversation with Founder and CEO of solar-powered product manufacturer SolarMill.

    • 53 min
    Swish Upon A Star

    Swish Upon A Star

    Kara Swisher, veteran Silicon Valley correspondent, on Big Tech's unprecedented hegemony; her BoomTown journey from the Wall Street Journal to multi-platform entrepreneurship; the reinvention of the NY Times and Bill Gates; the minds of Bezos and Musk. We discussed it all.

    • 52 min
    The Great Reset

    The Great Reset

    After all the retail bankruptcies and farewell letters from restaurants and cafes, what are we looking at after the worst of Covid-19? Business Insider's Hayley Peterson and Richmond BizSense's Michael Schwartz give us a picture of the retail landscape. Plus, a eulogy for a giant of American retail.

    • 52 min
    Investopedic Knowledge

    Investopedic Knowledge

    Caleb Silver, editor-in-chief of Investopedia and CNN's former head of U.S. business news, on markets in the time of Covid-19. We discussed investor anxiety, oil's collapse, Jeff Bezos's swagger, the Fed's crisis toolkit and much more.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

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An RVA gem

Richmond is fortunate to have an interviewer and host as thoughtful and insightful as Roben Farzad. The balance of granularity on local inner workings with larger pop-culture relevant topics and guests is an outsized value for a city Richmond’s size.

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SOOOOO interesting and insightful

Roben is a great interviewer with a great insights to share with his listeners through his guests. I am gaining new insights through his podcasts.

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Great in-depth news program

I am continually amazed with the breadth and depth of topics covered on this program. From politics to economics to technology to religion, Roben digs beneath the surface to share an enlightening, insightful, engaging, and humorous conversation with his guests.

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