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.
The Firm Tanking Some of Wall Street's Hottest Stocks
Hindenburg Research is a small investment firm that is having a big impact. Its critical reports about some of the hottest startups have pushed stock prices lower, allowing the firm to profit. WSJ's Amrith Ramkumar talks about the firm, its strategy and what happened to Lordstown Motors.
The Ruthless Group Behind Ransomware Attacks on Hospitals
A Wall Street Journal investigation has found that one hacking group - called Ryuk - is behind hundreds of attacks on U.S. health care facilities. WSJ's Kevin Poulsen details the rise of Ryuk, and one hospital administrator shares what it's like to be a victim of one of their attacks.
The Fundamental Flaw (and Alleged Deception) of MoviePass
In 2019, MoviePass declared bankruptcy. The company had offered unlimited movie tickets to customers for a low monthly fee but never found a successful business model. Last week, the Federal Trade Commission alleged that MoviePass executives deceived customers to try to save the business. WSJ's Ben Fritz unspools one of the most audacious stories in Hollywood.
To The Moon, Part 4: Diamond Hands
Individual investors banded together online to send GameStop soaring in January. Many of those investors were inspired by one man, Keith Gill, aka DeepF-ingValue, aka Roaring Kitty. On episode four of To The Moon, we hear how WSJ reporter Julia Verlaine tracked down Gill, and we trace how his arguments inspired legions of GameStop investors to buy... and hold.
A New Alzheimer's Drug Brings Hope and Controversy
The FDA this week approved the first new Alzheimer's treatment in nearly 20 years. But it almost didn't make it to market. WSJ's Joseph Walker untangles the complex story behind the drug Aduhelm and why its approval is raising questions.
The New Corporate Diversity Strategy: Tie it to Executive Pay
Companies are using a new approach to push their executives to prioritize diversity: Tying it to their pay. WSJ's Emily Glazer explains how this tactic came about, and former executive Steven Davis talks about the role boards can play in improving diversity.
Incredible 15 minute one stop shop to gain an insightful perspective of a current and interesting story. Keep up the great work. Ryan...I need more of your stories.
I’m a longtime Journal subscriber, I expected this podcast to be on the level of other readers familiar with the newspaper. This podcast was dumbed down to the point of being very accessible to your average 7 year old.
I just listened to your podcast about the source of the COVID-19 virus. It was good to get a summary of recent events. However, I was disappointed to hear the reporter say that when Trump noted the possible source as a Chinese lab it was “political”. Now that Biden is asking for an investigation of the source there was no mention of this being political. Why and why not? I guess you are just another progressive news outlet with bias against Trump. I was hoping for better (unbiased) journalism. I’m done with your podcast.