300 episodes

The most important stories about money, business and power. Hosted by Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson, with Jessica Mendoza. The Journal is a co-production of Spotify and The Wall Street Journal.

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    • 4.3 • 4.8K Ratings

The most important stories about money, business and power. Hosted by Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson, with Jessica Mendoza. The Journal is a co-production of Spotify and The Wall Street Journal.

Get show merch here: https://wsjshop.com/collections/clothing

    Why Israel and Hamas Could Be Headed Into a Forever War

    Why Israel and Hamas Could Be Headed Into a Forever War

    Seven months into the war, Hamas is far from defeated. The Islamist militant group is using guerrilla tactics and a vast underground tunnel network to evade Israeli forces. WSJ’s Jared Malsin reports on how the group’s resilience is stoking fears in Israel that it is walking into a forever war.



    Further Reading:

    -Hamas Shift to Guerrilla Tactics Raises Specter of Forever War for Israel 

    -ICC Prosecutor Seeks Arrest Warrants for Netanyahu, Hamas Leader Sinwar 

    -Israel War Cabinet Member Sets Ultimatum and Threatens to Quit Government 



    Further Listening:

    -A Deadly Strike on Aid Workers in Gaza 

    -The UN Agency Accused of Links to Hamas 

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    • 19 min
    Did ‘Roaring Kitty’ Just Spark a Meme Stock Sequel?

    Did ‘Roaring Kitty’ Just Spark a Meme Stock Sequel?

    Meme stocks took off last week after an unexpected tweet appeared from “Roaring Kitty,” a social media account associated with former financial consultant Keith Gill. He's credited with igniting the meme stock movement in 2021. WSJ’s Jon Sindreu explains the re-emergence of Roaring Kitty and what it means for the meme stock movement.



    Further Reading:

    - ‘Roaring Kitty’ Came Out of Hibernation. Is the Meme Stock Craze Bac k?

    - Is Roaring Kitty the Internet’s Warren Buffett? 



    Further Listening:

    - To the Moon 

    - Donald Trump’s Meme Stock Moment 



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    • 19 min
    Trillion Dollar Shot, Episode 2: Bank Breakers

    Trillion Dollar Shot, Episode 2: Bank Breakers

    As demand for the new class of GLP-1 weight-loss drugs skyrockets, one thing has stood in the way of many people trying to access them: cost. With a price tag around $1,000 a month for U.S. patients and many insurance companies refusing to cover these drugs for weight loss, patients are often turning to alternatives.



    In episode two of “Trillion Dollar Shot,” we look at the roadblocks to making these drugs more affordable, concerns that their high cost will negatively impact U.S. insurance systems, and the sometimes risk-laden options people are turning to in desperation.



    Listen: Trillion Dollar Shot, Episode 1: Birth of a Blockbuster  

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    • 41 min
    The Race to Save an Iconic Train From Falling Into the Ocean

    The Race to Save an Iconic Train From Falling Into the Ocean

    The Pacific Surfliner train in Southern California runs along some of the most beautiful coastlines in America. But some fear it might soon fall into the ocean. WSJ’s Jim Carlton reports on how coastal erosion is impacting an iconic train route and the controversial plans to move parts of the line inland.  



    Further Reading:

    - The Race to Keep an Amtrak Train From Falling Into the Pacific 



    Further Listening:

    - What Caused a Train to Derail in East Palestine, Ohio? 



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    • 21 min
    The Life of One of Wall Street’s Greatest Investors

    The Life of One of Wall Street’s Greatest Investors

    Jim Simons pioneered a revolution in financial trading, embracing a computer-oriented, quantitative style in the 1980s well ahead of Wall Street. Following Simons’ recent death, WSJ’s Gregory Zuckerman unpacks his legacy from financial algorithms to philanthropy. 



    Further Reading:

    -How Did Jim Simons’s Firm Make $100 Billion? He Told His Secrets to Our Reporter 

    -Jim Simons, a Pioneer of Quantitative Trading, Dies at 86 

    -The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution 



    Further Listening:

    -Charlie Munger: Curmudgeon, Sage and Investing Legend 

    -Rise and Revolt at Renaissance, Part 1 

    -Rise and Revolt at Renaissance, Part 2 

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    • 19 min
    Live from Seattle: A Weird Economy + Election = ??

    Live from Seattle: A Weird Economy + Election = ??

    If the upcoming presidential election could be summed up by a song, what would it be? And will voters cast their ballots based on a bright future or a gloomy one? In a live-taping before an audience at the Cascade PBS Ideas Festival, Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson sat down with WSJ political reporter Molly Ball to discuss these topics and more. To watch the video, check out the episode on Spotify.
    Further Reading:
    -Biden and Trump, In Two Speeches, Speak to Two Visions of America 
    -Arizona is Booming, But Restless Voters Feel Downbeat About Economy
    Further Listening:
    -Trump Allies Draft Plans to Rein in the Fed
    -Why the Fed Is Steering Away From Rate Cuts
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
4.8K Ratings

4.8K Ratings

B3lG3 ,

Good podcast but

I listen to these pretty religiously. However theres reporter with a bad accent/nasally and make it unable to finish.

leviticus2016 ,

The New NPR

I love the Potomac Watch podcast; good reliable information. The news side of the WSJ has become the new NPR ( except for support by my tax dollars). Obviously biased reporting. One fact I did gleen was an MB comment: “I am one the elites.”. Said in jest but oh so true.

VocalFried ,

Okay reporting, terrible listening experience

Too often, these episodes cover content in WSJ without adding much value. And far too often, the reporters invited to speak are nasal, grating, vocal frying…they just aren’t someone I want to listen to for 15-20 minutes. They have voices well suited to print media and it shows.

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