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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.

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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.

    Blackouts, Corruption and a Poisoned CEO

    Blackouts, Corruption and a Poisoned CEO

    South Africa’s state-owned power company, Eskom, is struggling to keep the lights on in the country and is now looking for a new leader after its current CEO was poisoned. WSJ’s Alexandra Wexler on the difficult job of running Eskom.



    Further Reading:

    - South Africa Seeks State Power Chief After CEO Says He Was Poisoned    



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    • 18 min
    Why the DOJ Is Suing Google Again

    Why the DOJ Is Suing Google Again

    The Department of Justice is seeking to break up part of Google’s digital advertising business. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the government says the tech giant has taken actions that ‘severely weaken, if not destroy competition in the ad tech industry.’ Google says the lawsuit is an attempt to pick winners and losers. WSJ’s Miles Kruppa discusses the DOJ’s case and the moves Google made to become a giant in the online advertising space.



    Further Reading:

    - DOJ Sues Google, Seeking to Break Up Online Advertising Business 

    - Google Prepares for Second Antitrust Battle as DOJ Targets Its Ads Business 



    Further Listening:

    - Google's Antitrust Problem 



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    • 17 min
    The Unraveling of Stitch Fix

    The Unraveling of Stitch Fix

    Over the last year, fashion company Stitch Fix has lost 95% of its value as the company's attempts to expand beyond subscriptions floundered. WSJ columnist Laura Forman says the decline of Stitch Fix holds broader lessons for tech companies.



    Further Reading:

    - Stitch Fix’s Unraveling Should Sow Broader Tech Doubts 



    Further Listening:

    - Shein Took Over Fast Fashion. Then Came the Backlash. 



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    • 17 min
    Tesla’s Big Price Cut

    Tesla’s Big Price Cut

    Tesla cut prices for some of its vehicles sold in the U.S. by nearly 20% earlier this month. WSJ’s Nora Eckert on what’s behind the price drop and what it means for the EV market. 



    Further Reading:

    -Tesla’s Price Cuts Are Roiling the Car Market

    -What if Tesla Is…Just a Car Company?



    Further Listening:

    -GM’s All-Electric Bet

    -Will Americans Buy an Electric Truck?

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    • 16 min
    What's Going on With Biden's Classified Documents?

    What's Going on With Biden's Classified Documents?

    On Friday, FBI investigators found more classified documents at President Joe Biden’s Delaware home. This is the latest in a series of searches that turned up classified material at a number of Biden's offices and homes. WSJ’s Annie Linskey discusses the search, and what it could mean for Biden’s presidency.



    Further Reading:

    - String of Classified Document Discoveries Seen Tarnishing White House 

    - More Classified Documents Found at President Biden’s Delaware Home 



    Further Listening:

    - Why FBI Agents Searched Mar-a-Lago 





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    • 17 min
    What the End of Zero-Covid Means for China

    What the End of Zero-Covid Means for China

    A month after China scrapped most of its zero-Covid restrictions, Omicron has spread rapidly. WSJ’s Brian Spegele explains that while some people are able to resume life as normal, infections have skyrocketed and medical facilities are stretched to their limits.



    Further Reading:

    - China’s Precarious Moment: Covid Everywhere and Few Restrictions 

    - China Confronts First Lunar New Year Since Covid Lockdowns Ended 

    - China’s Young Protesters Wrestle With How Far to Push: ‘We Don’t Want Covid Tests, We Want Freedom’ 



    Further Listening:

    - China's Biggest Protests in Decades 

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





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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
4K Ratings

4K Ratings

Ipaqjack123 ,

ChatGPT

Ryan and team, this episode demonstrates what’s amazing about this podcast. Taking important concepts and topics of the day about money, business, and power but making it a fun an engaging journey with you all along the way. Thanks for making this a joy to listen to every single day.

Squeakykiki ,

Just off

It could really be good, but I feel like it’s not rigorous enough. The WSJ colleagues they bring on invariably sound so under-researched. The episodes also often feel superficial or unresolved. Go deeper / ask better questions in the short time you have or be less wedded to every episode being bitesize. (And Ryan’s faux Barbaro delivery is so gratingly earnest and stilted, I wish he’d loosen up juuust a bit.)

Bulverde Girl ,

A one- sided podcast

This is a left leaning podcast, and that is very disappointing. it is not disappointing that it is left leaning, but that it portrays itself as straight journalism and not opinion-based. There are always many facets to a story, but when facets
that the commentator does not agree with are brushed over, sanitized, vilified or completely ignored, that is a problem.

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