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.
Rural Healthcare Is Being Squeezed. One Community Is Fighting Back.
More than 130 rural hospitals across the U.S. have closed since 2010, while even more have cut back on services. WSJ's Brian Spegele shares the story of one Wyoming community where residents are fighting a decline in services at their local hospital by doing something drastic: creating a hospital of their own.
mRNA Vaccines Are Taking On Covid. What Else Can They Do?
Dr. Özlem Türeci is the chief medical officer of BioNTech, which created the first Covid-19 vaccine to be authorized in the U.S. We speak with Dr. Türeci about the technology behind the vaccine and the promise it holds for treating other diseases.
The Legacy of Ponzi Schemer Bernie Madoff
Bernie Madoff died this week in prison while serving a 150-year sentence for masterminding one of the biggest financial frauds. We speak with one of his victims, and WSJ's Jamie Heller explains how Madoff stole billions of dollars from his clients in his notorious Ponzi scheme.
The Rise of Ghost Guns
Ghost guns are homemade, untraceable guns. The Biden administration is proposing new gun control measures to regulate their sales. WSJ's Zusha Elinson explains how these guns have been on the rise and under the radar.
A Pause on the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Six cases of a rare blood clotting disorder have led U.S. health officials to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine. Though it's not known if the vaccine is behind the blood clotting, WSJ's Jonathan D. Rockoff says the pause could impact efforts to vaccinate the country.
From George Floyd to Daunte Wright, Minneapolis on the Brink
As the country watches the trial of the police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, Minneapolis is reeling from the killing of another unarmed Black man by police in a nearby suburb. WSJ's Erin Ailworth describes the tension on the ground.
Straight facts and interesting topics without the slant. Used to listen to the NYT daily, but was turned off by their constantly telling half the story to meet an agenda. Only request would be more frequent podcasts!!
Biased like the rest of the media
Don’t trust this podcast. Usually, hosts subtract from the facts important bits in order to “fit the narrative”.
Potential? Yes. Execution? No. This whole show is biased. Far more so than the overall WSJ. Love the WSJ. Hate this podcast. I listen to a lot of podcasts, and sometimes this one covers GREAT topics.... unfortunately I can’t get 5 min into one without shaking my head in shame at the miserably subjective narrator, wish it was better.
One of the hosts isn’t bad. The male host is the topic of my review