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 Agony and Ecstasy of Tab
Wednesday 25 November 2020
: When Coca-Cola announced it was discontinuing Tab, its long-running diet soda brand, it left a small band of fiercely loyal soda fans in the...
One Nurse, Three Covid Hotspots
Tuesday 24 November 2020
: Trinity Goodman is a traveling crisis nurse. Since April, she has treated Covid patients in three different hotspots: New York, Texas and...
Why Conservatives Are Turning to Parler
Monday 23 November 2020
: Conservatives upset by Twitter and Facebook's approach to content moderation are finding an alternative: Parler. WSJ's Keach Hagey explains...
The Creator of the Record-Setting Covid Vaccine
Friday 20 November 2020
: Pfizer and BioNTech asked the Food and Drug Administration today to authorize their Covid-19 vaccine. We talk with the visionary scientist...
While Airlines Shrink, Southwest Goes Big
Thursday 19 November 2020
: While most airlines are parking planes and cutting costs, Southwest is starting flights to 10 new airports. WSJ's Alison Sider explains why...
How Fraud and Waste Seeped Into a Covid Stimulus Program
Wednesday 18 November 2020
: The Paycheck Protection Program was supposed to save small businesses after Covid-19 shut down the economy. Its legacy is more complicated....
Georgia's Secretary of State Defends the Election
Tuesday 17 November 2020
: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is managing Georgia's hand recount. We speak with him about how it's going and how he's countering the...
Why the Biggest IPO Ever Blew Up
Monday 16 November 2020
: Ant Group, a giant Chinese financial technology company, was days away from a $34 billion IPO when things came to a sudden stop. WSJ's Jing...
Would a Biden Administration Push for Covid Lockdowns?
Friday 13 November 2020
: As new U.S. coronavirus cases and hospitalizations reach record highs, we talk with Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of president-elect Joe...
The Agency Holding Up Biden's Transition
Thursday 12 November 2020
: President-elect Joe Biden is setting up his administration, but he's still waiting on the sign off of a federal agency to get the resources...
The Next Challenge for Pfizer's Covid Vaccine
Tuesday 10 November 2020
: Pfizer announced that its Covid-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective in final stage trials. We talk to WSJ's Jared Hopkins about what...
The Iowa Pollster Who Got It Right
Monday 09 November 2020
: Joe Biden's win was much closer than polls predicted, but not every pollster emerged from Election Day with a black eye. Iowa's Ann Selzer...
Joe Biden Wins the Presidency
Saturday 07 November 2020
: Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States. WSJ's Sabrina Siddiqui explains how Biden built a coalition to unseat...
Inside Pennsylvania's Vote Count
Friday 06 November 2020
: As ballot counting stretched into a fourth day, WSJ's Kris Maher explains why the count is taking so long and describes his visit to a...
Democrats Spent Big on the Senate. It Didn't Go Well.
Thursday 05 November 2020
: Democrats poured record-setting sums into Senate races around the country but came up short. WSJ's Siobhan Hughes explains why Democrats...
A Close Election and the Legal Challenges Ahead
Wednesday 04 November 2020
: The presidential election is still too close to call in a few crucial swing states. WSJ's Michael Bender explains the state of play and...
Special Election Episode: How the Night Unfolded
Wednesday 04 November 2020
: What happened last night? Our reporters took us on the ground with both campaigns as the results came in.
Election Day in Three Battleground States
Tuesday 03 November 2020
: It's Election Day, and all eyes are on the battleground states that will likely decide the next president. WSJ reporters on the ground in...
California Votes on the Gig Economy
Monday 02 November 2020
: California is voting on how companies classify gig workers, a measure that has become the most expensive ballot proposition in the state's...
What to Watch for on Election Day
Friday 30 October 2020
: Election Day is just days away. We talk with veteran WSJ political reporter Catherine Lucey about what to pay attention to as America goes...
Covid's Grip on a Rural Hospital
Thursday 29 October 2020
: A small North Dakota hospital system that went months without a coronavirus case is now facing a serious outbreak. We speak with CEO Matt...
Tech CEOs Defend Their Efforts to Police Online Content
Wednesday 28 October 2020
: Lawmakers questioned the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter over how they shape discourse online. WSJ's Robert McMillan explains why a...
Trump Versus Biden on the Economy
Tuesday 27 October 2020
: President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are approaching a key issue - the economy - in different ways. WSJ's Jon...
Waiting Up Late for Wisconsin
Monday 26 October 2020
: With a historic number of mail-in ballots in Wisconsin this year, it may take a while before we know who's won the state and, perhaps, the...
Quibi's Quick Collapse
Friday 23 October 2020
: The streaming platform Quibi broke onto the scene earlier this year with tons of cash and a Hollywood visionary at the helm. Six months...