The Wall Street Journal & Gimlet
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 NFT Craze Explained
Wednesday 12 May 2021
: NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, have made a multi-billion dollar market out of digital items like pixelated cats, basketball highlight videos...
WeWork's CEO on the Future of Work
Tuesday 11 May 2021
: WeWork CEO Sandeep Mathrani took charge of the office space company just as the pandemic hit. He's now on the brink of bringing WeWork...
The Covid Vaccine Patent Problem
Monday 10 May 2021
: The U.S. government reversed course last week and said it would support waiving patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines, over the...
When Elon Musk Moves In Next Door
Friday 07 May 2021
: Elon Musk's SpaceX has been building out its operations in Boca Chica, Texas and pressuring residents to sell their homes. WSJ's Nancy...
Chevron and the Amazon: A 28-year Legal Battle
Thursday 06 May 2021
: Oil giant Chevron has been locked in a decades-long legal battle with people living in the Ecuadorian Amazon, who claim they were harmed by...
'It's on Fire': Why the Housing Market Is Booming
Wednesday 05 May 2021
: Housing prices around the country have been skyrocketing. WSJ's Nicole Friedman explains what makes the hot market so unusual. And a real...
India's Social Media Crackdown
Tuesday 04 May 2021
: As Covid-19 cases were spiking in India, the government said it had removed dozens of social media posts relating to the outbreak. WSJ's...
Three Women of Color on Their Pandemic Finances
Monday 03 May 2021
: Black and Latina women have been disproportionally affected by job losses during the pandemic. They're also one of the most financially...
The 'Jeopardy!' Showrunner on the Search for a New Host
Friday 30 April 2021
: After longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek died last November, the show has been running a public search for a replacement, with guest...
The Strange Economics of the Lumber Market
Thursday 29 April 2021
: There's a disconnect in the lumber market. The price of lumber is the highest it's ever been, but the price of the timber - the raw material...
Inside the World's Worst Covid Outbreak Yet
Wednesday 28 April 2021
: WSJ's Shan Li covered the pandemic's start in Wuhan, China. Now, she is in the midst of the world's worst outbreak yet, in India. Shan told...
Energy Secretary Granholm on the Future of Oil
Tuesday 27 April 2021
: The Biden administration has made big promises to fight climate change. U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm discusses the push for...
From Political Donor to Alleged CIA Asset
Monday 26 April 2021
: Imaad Zuberi's jet-setting lifestyle afforded him high-profile connections all around the world and made him a heavyweight donor in DC. But...
How Soccer Fans Killed the Super League
Friday 23 April 2021
: Twelve of the biggest teams in European soccer announced Sunday they were forming a "Super League." 48 hours later, the plan was dead. WSJ's...
How a Cryptocurrency Company Went Mainstream
Thursday 22 April 2021
: Coinbase, a popular cryptocurrency exchange, went public last week. WSJ's Paul Vigna explains how its co-founder Brian Armstrong wants to...
The Floyd Family Reacts: 'We All Took a Breath'
Wednesday 21 April 2021
: A day after a jury convicted Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd, two members of the Floyd family sat down with WSJ's Erin Ailworth to...
Rural Healthcare Is Being Squeezed. One Community Is Fighting Back.
Tuesday 20 April 2021
: 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...
mRNA Vaccines Are Taking On Covid. What Else Can They Do?
Monday 19 April 2021
: 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...
The Legacy of Ponzi Schemer Bernie Madoff
Friday 16 April 2021
: Bernie Madoff died this week in prison while serving a 150-year sentence for masterminding one of the biggest financial frauds. We speak...
The Rise of Ghost Guns
Thursday 15 April 2021
: Ghost guns are homemade, untraceable guns. The Biden administration is proposing new gun control measures to regulate their sales. WSJ's...
A Pause on the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Wednesday 14 April 2021
: 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....
From George Floyd to Daunte Wright, Minneapolis on the Brink
Tuesday 13 April 2021
: As the country watches the trial of the police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, Minneapolis is reeling from the killing of...
The Woman Behind The Market's Fastest Growing Fund
Monday 12 April 2021
: With the launch of her latest investment fund, Cathie Wood is betting big on outer space. But it's not the first time she's backed a nascent...
Why China Is Jumping Into Digital Currency
Friday 09 April 2021
: China has been testing a digital yuan for the past year. WSJ's James T. Areddy says digital currency is the future of money and that China's...
The U.S. and Iran Try for a New Nuclear Deal
Thursday 08 April 2021
: President Biden made restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal a key piece of his foreign policy. WSJ's Sune Rasmussen reports from Vienna, where...