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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.

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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Is Now the Moment for the Four-Day Workweek?

1/21/2022
Earlier this month, Bolt, a startup in Silicon Valley, announced that employees can permanently work a four-day workweek. The company's founder and CEO tells The Journal why, and WSJ's Patrick Thomas explains how the four-day workweek went from an abstract idea to something employers across the country are now offering their staff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:41

Grammys CEO on How He's Tackling One Challenge After Another

1/20/2022
The Grammys has come under fire in recent years for a lack of diversity among its members and its nominees. We speak with Grammy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. about how he's trying to rebuild trust among artists while at the same time respond to the pandemic's disruption of the awards ceremony. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:03

Why Microsoft Is Paying $75 Billion for Activision Blizzard

1/19/2022
On Tuesday, Microsoft announced its biggest acquisition ever: It'll buy the video gaming juggernaut Activision Blizzard for $75 billion. Microsoft's betting the deal will help it build a new way to sell games to consumers, which it calls the "Netflix of games." WSJ's Aaron Tilley explains Microsoft's strategy and the risks it contains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:14

Canada's Historic Settlement with Indigenous Peoples

1/18/2022
Earlier this month, Canada reached a landmark preliminary settlement with members of its indigenous community, capping a 15-year legal battle over child welfare resources. Cindy Blackstock, an advocate who vaulted the case onto the national stage, explains what drove the initial complaint, and WSJ's Kim Mackrael unpacks the importance of the $32 billion settlement, the largest in Canada's history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:49

The Stock Trading Scandals at the Federal Reserve

1/14/2022
Three top officials have recently retired early from the Federal Reserve amid controversy surrounding personal stock trading activity. WSJ's Nick Timiraos explains what's led to the worst reputational crisis at the Fed in decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:17

Why This Week's Child-Tax-Credit Checks Aren't Coming

1/13/2022
Democrats gambled that their expanded child tax credit would be so popular, Congress wouldn't let it lapse. It just lapsed. WSJ's Richard Rubin explains why the monthly checks for parents are ending, and dad Jamie Herrington discusses what it means for his family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:57

The Obscure Players Keeping the NBA in Business

1/12/2022
More than half of the NBA's players have tested positive for Covid-19 this season as the highly contagious Omicron variant sweeps the country. WSJ's Ben Cohen explains how the NBA has had to tap into its developmental league to keep the games going, and what it means for the players getting their first big break. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:38

Workers Are Burnt Out. Can Companies Fix It?

1/11/2022
Workplace burnout is on the rise, with resignations at an all-time high. WSJ's Ray A. Smith reports that employers are scrambling to find ways to combat it. And we hear from a woman who says professional burnout sent her to the hospital. Plus, the president of Bumble, the dating app, explains why his company gave employees a week off last year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:09

Pfizer's CEO on Omicron, a Fourth Shot and 2022

1/10/2022
Pfizer has sold and distributed billions of doses of its Covid-19 vaccine, generating an estimated $36 billion in sales last year. CEO Albert Bourla talks to The Journal about Omicron and how Pfizer is approaching the virus as we enter the third year of the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:46

What's Russia Doing in Kazakhstan?

1/7/2022
After a steep rise in gas prices, violent protests broke out in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan. Dozens have been killed, most of the country's government has resigned and, now, Russian-led forces are entering the country to intervene. WSJ's James Marson traces the roots of these protests. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:07

Why At-Home Covid-19 Tests Are So Hard to Find

1/6/2022
Months after they first came on the market, at-home Covid-19 tests are still scarce in some parts of the country. But it didn't have to be this way. WSJ's Brianna Abbott unpacks the decisions and circumstances that led to the at-home testing shortage. And healthcare CEO Zachariah Reitano explains how he found tests for his customers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:23

How College Professors Got Caught Up in U.S.-China Tensions

1/5/2022
The Department of Justice has charged about two dozen academic researchers in the U.S. over suspicions they may be secretly helping China. But WSJ's Aruna Viswanatha explains universities see the government's actions as intimidation and an attack on open research. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:33

Elizabeth Holmes Found Guilty

1/4/2022
Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes promised investors that her company could revolutionize blood tests. But after 11 wire-fraud charges and 15 weeks of a court trial, yesterday a jury found Holmes guilty on four counts. WSJ's Sara Randazzo, who has been in the courtroom, explains what this means for Holmes and why this trial was a referendum on how Silicon Valley startups raise cash. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:44

Mariah Carey on the Rise of Her Christmas Anthem

12/24/2021
Mariah Carey released "All I Want for Christmas Is You" in 1994 to moderate success. Today, the song is a megahit and Christmas playlist staple. What happened? WSJ's John Jurgensen called up the "Queen of Christmas" to find out. This episode was originally published on December 11, 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:20:22

How The 'Apes' Took Over AMC

12/23/2021
AMC, the world's largest movie-theater chain, is now over 80% owned by everyday investors. Which means CEO Adam Aron has a new boss: The 'apes.' WSJ's Alexander Gladstone and Erich Schwartzel introduce the online movement that saved AMC. And self-declared 'ape' investor David Dumas explains why he jumped in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:38

Purdue's $4.5 Billion Opioid Settlement Got Thrown Out. Now What?

12/22/2021
Last week, a federal judge overturned a roughly $4.5 billion settlement between OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and members of the Sackler family, who own the company. WSJ's Jonathan Randles explains why the ruling was surprising and what it means for people who sued Purdue, like Ryan Hampton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:02

The Man in the Middle of the Fight Over Jan. 6

12/21/2021
Lawmakers investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol believe former chief of staff Mark Meadows holds critical knowledge about how the Trump administration responded that day. But Meadows, like several other former Trump allies, refuses to testify. WSJ's Siobhan Hughes explains why lawmakers want to talk to him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:31

A Toy Maker Battles the Global Supply Chain

12/20/2021
Toymaker John Hansen III needs his products in stock by the holidays. This year, manufacturing delays, port backups, and a trucking shortage made getting goods from China to the U.S. harder than ever. Hansen describes how cascading supply-chain failures delayed an order of chess sets by a year, and explains what the backups mean for his business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:13

The Shadow Crisis Unfolding in One Doctor's Clinic

12/17/2021
Dr. Christine Hancock is a primary care doctor in Washington state. Early in the pandemic, Dr. Hancock thought her patients would be hit hard by Covid-19. But she has seen a different crisis play out where isolation and health care delays have led to complications and deaths. WSJ's Anna Wilde Mathews has spoken with Dr. Hancock throughout the pandemic and reflects on the doctor's story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:01

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Omicron and the Covid-19 Stalemate

12/16/2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci, America's top infectious disease official, says we are at a stalemate in the war against Covid-19. New coronavirus cases in the United Kingdom just hit a record high as the Omicron variant spreads. And U.S. deaths from the virus have surpassed 800,000, even as vaccines become more widely available. We speak with Dr. Fauci about the war against coronavirus and whether we can ever win it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:58