300 episodes

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.

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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.

    How Jiang Zemin Made China a Global Superpower

    How Jiang Zemin Made China a Global Superpower

    Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin died this week at 96. As WSJ’s Charles Hutzler explains, Jiang was known for policies that guided China towards a market-oriented economy, but also for being uncompromising on challenges to the Communist Party.



    Further Reading:

    -Jiang Zemin, Who Steered China Into New Era, Dies at 96 



    Further Listening:

    -China’s Biggest Protests in Decades 

    -How Xi Jinping’s Dream Slowed China’s Economy 



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    • 21 min
    An Exit Interview With Dr. Anthony Fauci

    An Exit Interview With Dr. Anthony Fauci

    Dr. Anthony Fauci - the U.S. Chief Medical Advisor - is retiring after more than 50 years of government service. We speak to him about the biggest challenges in his career and if he believes Covid is behind us.



    Further Reading

    -Anthony Fauci to Step Down After More Than 50 Years of Government Service 



    Further Listening

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

    -Anthony Fauci: Delta Variant Has 'Exposed Our Vulnerability' 



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    • 19 min
    Beyond Meat Loses Its Sizzle

    Beyond Meat Loses Its Sizzle

    Beyond Meat, the maker of plant-based meat alternatives, has been a darling of the food startup world. In 2019, it had one of the most successful initial public offerings by a major company in more than two decades. But now sales are down, its stock is slumping and its workforce is shrinking, WSJ's Jesse Newman unpacks Beyond's problems.



    Further Reading:

    -Beyond Meat’s Very Real Problems: Slumping Sausages, Mounting Losses 

    -Beyond Meat Reports Weak Sales and Mounting Losses 



    Further Listening:

    -Oatly Pioneered Oat Milk. Now It’s Struggling to Keep Up. 



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    • 18 min
    China's Biggest Protests in Decades

    China's Biggest Protests in Decades

    After years of strict Covid restrictions, people are taking to the streets in cities across China. But they’re not just protesting zero-Covid, they’re voicing displeasure with Xi Jinping himself. WSJ’s Brian Spegele gives us an inside view of the protests rocking China.



    Further Reading:

    -China’s Surveillance State Pushes Deeper Into Citizens’ Lives 

    -Much of China Locks Down With No End to Zero Covid in Sight 

    -Chinese Protests Spread Over Government’s Covid Restrictions 



    Further Listening:

    -How Xi Jinping's Dream Slowed China's Economy 





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    • 20 min
    The Surprising Origins of Russia’s Drones

    The Surprising Origins of Russia’s Drones

    In recent months, Russia has ramped up its use of drones in its war on Ukraine. As Ukrainian analysts have begun dissecting some of the unmanned aircraft, they’ve uncovered a complex web of suppliers. WSJ’s Ian Talley explains. 



    Further Reading:

    -Ukrainian Analysis Identifies Western Supply Chain Behind Iran’s Drones 

    -Iran Acknowledges Supplying Drones to Russia 



    Further Listening:

    -Iran’s Secret System to Avoid Sanctions 

    -Ukraine Makes a Deal with Wall Street 

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    • 18 min
    Elon Musk's 'Extremely Hardcore' Twitter

    Elon Musk's 'Extremely Hardcore' Twitter

    Since Elon Musk bought Twitter four weeks ago, thousands of employees have been laid off, fired or decided to leave the company. WSJ's Alexa Corse explains what the company's leaner staff could mean for the platform.



    Further Reading:

    -Elon Musk Tells Twitter Staff to Work ‘Long Hours at High Intensity’ or Leave 

    -Twitter’s Mass Resignations Test Elon Musk’s Management Playbook 

    -Twitter Lays Off Some Sales Employees After They Committed to Twitter 2.0 



    Further Listening:

    -Why Elon Musk’s Twitter Is Losing Advertisers 

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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3.9K Ratings

3.9K Ratings

mamabear0309 ,

Love the show but……

I enjoy listening to the show. It’s got a lot of information packed into a short time span, the last episode with Dr. Fauci though made me wonder why he was even invited to speak on here. He’s rude and redundant as he’s always been. The host handles his entitled attitude well so hats off to her!

Bachwards ,

Well done quick stories

Just about the right length to explore a current subject in some depth. I enjoy them very much, though expect a left-hand twist to most stories.

Listener Today ,

Kate Linebaugh

As a regular listener to this and other WSJ Podcasts, I was surprised to hear Kate Linebaugh’s amateuristic attempts to put words into Anthony Fauci’s mouth after his 40 years of government service. Kudos to him for immediately asking her to clarify her intentions for the interview. With a classic “Well, many people say that you were responsible for [fill in the blank]” I see the extent of Ms Linebaugh’s journalistic integrity and basic preparation for this interview. Again, surprised at this base level of standards from the otherwise professional ranks at the WSJ. Thankfully I can and did immediately stop listening.

I’ll continue to tune in to The Journal and be careful to skip Ms Linebaugh’s episodes or any other of her content across WSJ platforms. I could argue the counterposition that I am getting the journalistic quality that I am paying for in a free podcast. I trust the WSJ will never try to charge for this kind of content.

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