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The most important stories about money, business and power. Hosted by Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson, with Jessica Mendoza. The Journal is a co-production of Spotify and The Wall Street Journal. Get show merch here: https://wsjshop.com/collections/clothing

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The most important stories about money, business and power. Hosted by Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson, with Jessica Mendoza. The Journal is a co-production of Spotify and The Wall Street Journal. Get show merch here: https://wsjshop.com/collections/clothing

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Did ‘Roaring Kitty’ Just Spark a Meme Stock Sequel?

5/20/2024
Meme stocks took off last week after an unexpected tweet appeared from “Roaring Kitty,” a social media account associated with former financial consultant Keith Gill. He's credited with igniting the meme stock movement in 2021. WSJ’s Jon Sindreu explains the re-emergence of Roaring Kitty and what it means for the meme stock movement. Further Reading: - ‘Roaring Kitty’ Came Out of Hibernation. Is the Meme Stock Craze Bac k? - Is Roaring Kitty the Internet’s Warren Buffett? Further Listening: - To the Moon - Donald Trump’s Meme Stock Moment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:29

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Trillion Dollar Shot, Episode 2: Bank Breakers

5/19/2024
As demand for the new class of GLP-1 weight-loss drugs skyrockets, one thing has stood in the way of many people trying to access them: cost. With a price tag around $1,000 a month for U.S. patients and many insurance companies refusing to cover these drugs for weight loss, patients are often turning to alternatives. In episode two of “Trillion Dollar Shot,” we look at the roadblocks to making these drugs more affordable, concerns that their high cost will negatively impact U.S. insurance systems, and the sometimes risk-laden options people are turning to in desperation. Listen: Trillion Dollar Shot, Episode 1: Birth of a Blockbuster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:44

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The Race to Save an Iconic Train From Falling Into the Ocean

5/17/2024
The Pacific Surfliner train in Southern California runs along some of the most beautiful coastlines in America. But some fear it might soon fall into the ocean. WSJ’s Jim Carlton reports on how coastal erosion is impacting an iconic train route and the controversial plans to move parts of the line inland. Further Reading: - The Race to Keep an Amtrak Train From Falling Into the Pacific Further Listening: - What Caused a Train to Derail in East Palestine, Ohio? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:36

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The Life of One of Wall Street’s Greatest Investors

5/16/2024
Jim Simons pioneered a revolution in financial trading, embracing a computer-oriented, quantitative style in the 1980s well ahead of Wall Street. Following Simons’ recent death, WSJ’s Gregory Zuckerman unpacks his legacy from financial algorithms to philanthropy. Further Reading: -How Did Jim Simons’s Firm Make $100 Billion? He Told His Secrets to Our Reporter -Jim Simons, a Pioneer of Quantitative Trading, Dies at 86 -The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution Further Listening: -Charlie Munger: Curmudgeon, Sage and Investing Legend -Rise and Revolt at Renaissance, Part 1 -Rise and Revolt at Renaissance, Part 2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:59

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Live from Seattle: A Weird Economy + Election = ??

5/15/2024
If the upcoming presidential election could be summed up by a song, what would it be? And will voters cast their ballots based on a bright future or a gloomy one? In a live-taping before an audience at the Cascade PBS Ideas Festival, Kate Linebaugh and Ryan Knutson sat down with WSJ political reporter Molly Ball to discuss these topics and more. To watch the video, check out the episode on Spotify. Further Reading: -Biden and Trump, In Two Speeches, Speak to Two Visions of America -Arizona is Booming, But Restless Voters Feel Downbeat About Economy Further Listening: -Trump Allies Draft Plans to Rein in the Fed -Why the Fed Is Steering Away From Rate Cuts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:35

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North Korea’s Propaganda Mastermind

5/14/2024
For six decades, one man has been largely responsible for creating North Korea’s propaganda machine: Kim Ki Nam. He served all three North Korean dictators and is the architect of many of the myths that have helped to keep the Kim family in power. Last week, Kim Ki Nam died at the age of 94. WSJ’s Timothy Martin reports on his controversial legacy. Further Reading: -The Original Mastermind Behind North Korea’s Cult-of-Personality Propaganda Dies -Kim Jong Un’s New Look Is More Man Than Superhuman Further Listening: -How North Korea’s Hacker Army Stole $3 Billion in Crypto Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:56

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How FTX Found Billions to Repay Customers

5/13/2024
When FTX collapsed into bankruptcy in 2022, many customers never thought they'd see their money again. But FTX's assets have rebounded. WSJ’s Andrew Scurria unpacks why FTX will have more than enough money to fully repay customers and many creditors. Further Reading: - Crypto Exchange FTX Is the Rare Financial Blowup That Will Repay Victims in Full Further Listening: - The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:44

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Trillion Dollar Shot, Episode 1: Birth of a Blockbuster

5/13/2024
Before Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro and Zepbound, there was Lotte Bjerre Knudsen. In the 1990s, the young scientist at the Danish drug company Novo Nordisk was trying to unlock the key to a new technology for treating Type 2 diabetes. To her bosses, Lotte’s project, which focused on a hormone called GLP-1, looked like a distraction. But as Lotte fought to save her diabetes project from the chopping block, she couldn’t have imagined how much of an impact her breakthrough would have. Her work would pave the way for a hit drug called Ozempic. And it would unleash a new class of blockbuster drugs, pitting two companies in a race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar pharmaceutical company by market cap. Listen to Part 1 of “Trillion Dollar Shot” now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:36

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A Lawyer Says He Doesn't Need Help for Psychosis. His Family Disagrees.

5/10/2024
WSJ’s Julie Wernau wanted to test a hypothesis: are there more mentally ill homeless people now, compared to before the pandemic? That question led her to Rob Dart. Once a successful lawyer, in 2022 he went into a downward spiral, which his family has not been able to stop despite their best efforts. Further Reading: - A Lawyer Abandoned Family and Career to Follow the Voices in His Head - A Lawyer’s Slide Into Psychosis Was Captured in a WSJ Profile. He Tells Us His Story. Further Listening: - America's Maternal Mental Health Crisis - Evicted on Wood Street: California's Housing Crisis Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:34

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Can Chinese Customers Rescue Starbucks?

5/9/2024
Starbucks has a problem: Sales at U.S. stores have fallen sharply and now the company is looking to China, its second biggest market, to boost its revenue. But as WSJ’s Spencer Jakab explains, increased competition there is making that a tall order. Further Reading: -Starbucks Is Running Out of Americans to Drink Its Expensive Coffee -The Furious Race for the Future of Coffee Further Listening: -The Underdog Coffee Bean That’s Making a Comeback Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:28

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The Suitcases Full of Cash Flowing Through Airports

5/8/2024
London and Dubai's international airports have become conduits for billions of dollars of illicit funds, potentially linked to corruption, drug trafficking and other crimes. WSJ's Margot Patrick explains how couriers in one money-laundering operation transported millions in dirty money on flights. Further Reading: - Billions in Dirty Money Flies Under the Radar at World’s Busiest Airports Further Listening: - How The Government Tied One Couple to Billions in Stolen Bitcoin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:51

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Why Is Tesla Pulling Back on EV Charging?

5/7/2024
Tesla announced last week that it’s laying off the team responsible for the biggest electric-vehicle charging network in the U.S. The move comes as consumer demand for EVs is dwindling. WSJ’s Jennifer Hiller reports on how the layoffs shocked the industry and how the change will impact efforts to build out a national EV charging network. Further Reading: -Tesla Is Pulling Back From EV Charging, and People Are Freaking Out -As Electric-Vehicle Shoppers Hesitate, Hybrid Sales Surge Further Listening: -Money, Drugs, Elon Musk and Tesla’s Board -How China’s BYD Overtook Tesla Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:32

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The 20,000 Steps to a Walmart Manager's Six-Figure Salary

5/6/2024
Walmart is offering higher pay, bonuses and more stock options this year to retain and attract managers. WSJ’s Sarah Nassauer spent a day with one manager, Nichole Hart, to understand why the job is commanding such a high salary these days, and why Hart logs about 20,000 steps a day. Further Reading: - A Day in the Life of a Walmart Manager Who Makes $240,000 a Year - Walmart Takes On Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods With New Premium Brand Further Listening: - What Walmart’s Aisles Say About the American Consumer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:54

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Guns and Death Threats in Canada’s Baby-Eel Fisheries

5/3/2024
The high price of baby eels has triggered an upsurge in illegal fishing and criminal activity in Canada. Earlier this year, the country announced a ban on baby-eel fishing in an attempt to contain the violence and to protect dwindling fish stocks. We speak to WSJ’s Paul Vieira and to a baby-eel fisherman about how a tiny fish has created a turf war in a remote Canadian community. Further Reading: -Guns and Death Threats Spur Canada to Reel in Baby-Eel Fishing Further Listening: -Will Florida’s Plan to Get Cheap Drugs From Canada Work? -Canada’s Historic Settlement with Indigenous People Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:10

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The NBA's Media Rights Are Up for Grabs. Billions Are at Stake.

5/2/2024
The National Basketball Association is in advanced stages of a new round of media-rights deals. WSJ’s Amol Sharma unpacks why several major media players are jostling for the lucrative rights. Further Reading: -NBC Prepares $2.5-Billion-a-Year Bid to Pluck NBA Rights From TNT -Amazon, YouTube Vie for NBA Streaming Rights as League’s Media Talks Heat Up Further Listening: -Why Three Media Giants Are Betting on Sports Streaming Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:20:21

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Mayhem at Paramount as Merger Looms

5/1/2024
On Monday, Bob Bakish stepped down as CEO of Paramount, one of America’s most iconic media companies. WSJ’s Jessica Toonkel reports on how Bakish’s relationship with Shari Redstone, chair of Paramount, has deteriorated amidst one of the messiest merger dramas in recent history. Further Reading: - A Media Heiress’s Bid to Sell Sets Off Mayhem Inside Paramount - How Bob Bakish, the Anti-Mogul CEO, Struggled to Rescue Paramount - Shari Redstone’s Path to Power Further Listening: - Why Buying Paramount Global Won’t Be Easy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:58

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Trump Allies Draft Plans to Rein in the Fed

4/30/2024
Donald Trump's allies have drafted plans to curb the Federal Reserve’s independence, should Trump win a second term. WSJ’s Andrew Restuccia unpacks the proposals, which include giving the president a say in interest-rate decisions. Further Reading: -Trump Allies Draw Up Plans to Blunt Fed’s Independence -Why Inflation Is Biden’s Most Stubborn Political Problem -Even If the Fed Cuts, the Days of Ultralow Rates Are Over Further Listening: -Why the Fed Is Steering Away From Rate Cuts -The Man Who Waged War on Inflation -The President, the Fed, and the Cut Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:29

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Amazon’s Secret Operation to Gather Intel on Rivals

4/29/2024
For almost a decade, Amazon staff went undercover on Walmart, eBay and other marketplaces selling products under the guise of a company called ‘Big River.’ WSJ’s Dana Mattioli reports on the secret arm of Amazon that surreptitiously gathers intelligence on its competitors. Further Reading: -Inside Amazon’s Secret Operation to Gather Intel on Rivals -Inside Amazon’s Push to Crack Trader Joe’s—and Dominate Everything Further Listening: -TikTok Wants to Be More Like Amazon. Amazon Wants to Be More Like TikTok. -What Is Amazon’s Secret ‘Project Nessie’? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:10

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JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon on What's Next for the Economy

4/26/2024
Jamie Dimon discusses his concerns about the future of the economy, the effect of overseas wars and the importance of U.S. leadership in a wide-ranging interview with WSJ’s Editor-in-Chief Emma Tucker. Further Watching: -Jamie Dimon on the Economy, Geopolitical Risks and AI: Full Interview Further Listening: -Why the Fed Is Steering Away From Rate Cuts -Janet Yellen on Inflation and the U.S. Economy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:55

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Pro-Palestinian Protests and Arrests at U.S. Colleges

4/25/2024
With a fresh round of pro-Palestinian protests sweeping campuses nationwide, university administrators are cracking down. WSJ’s Melissa Korn explains what students are demanding and what it could mean for campus life going forward. Further Reading: -At Columbia, Discontent Grows Over Shafik’s Handling of Crisis -Pro-Palestinian Protests Force Colleges to Rethink Graduation Plans Further Listening: -Big Donors Clash with Universities Over Antisemitism, Free Speech Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:06