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The Readback explores why only a few of our most hyped companies and ideas end up meeting their promise. The lessons learned hold value not just for investors, but for everyone trying to find the next big thing.

The Readback explores why only a few of our most hyped companies and ideas end up meeting their promise. The lessons learned hold value not just for investors, but for everyone trying to find the next big thing.

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The Readback explores why only a few of our most hyped companies and ideas end up meeting their promise. The lessons learned hold value not just for investors, but for everyone trying to find the next big thing.

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English


Episodes

S&P 500 Drops 1.5% on First Trading Day of 2021

1/5/2021
Active forbearance plans on mortgages are on the rise. 2021 starts with a tough trading day. And the U.S. Net International Investment Position hits -$14 trillion. Host: Matthew Klein. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:52

The Readback's Next Season

12/30/2020
In 2021, we'll explore the biggest IPOs to figure out why some hit it big while others failed to connect. And why, in the end, it might not mean much about a company's future success.

Duration:00:02:24

The Lesson of MoviePass

12/23/2020
For years, Hollywood resisted real change and that's left it particularly vulnerable in 2020.

Duration:00:19:13

A World Without Movie Theaters

12/16/2020
Theaters have been under threat for more than a century. This time the risk feels more real.

Duration:00:17:03

Big Tech's Many Secrets

12/9/2020
Tech companies are under regulatory threat. Did it all start with a simple lack of transparency?

Duration:00:19:07

The Most Powerful Woman in Tech

12/2/2020
As governments seek to curb big tech's power, Margrethe Vestager is leading the charge as Europe's top antitrust official.

Duration:00:14:42

Peloton's Wild Ride

11/25/2020
Peloton broke the IPO market, and then came racing back.

Duration:00:21:38

Nordstrom Plots Its Comeback

11/18/2020
Nordstrom opened its flagship store in Manhattan one year ago. Six months later, the pandemic forced it to close. What will the future have in store?

Duration:00:17:51

The Company Formerly Known as Weight Watchers

11/11/2020
Oprah helped save Weight Watchers, but the stock continues to yoyo. Inside the company's long journey to stay in shape.

Duration:00:18:58

How Robo Advisors Rescued the Market

11/4/2020
As markets collapsed earlier this year, a growing number of investors were lucky enough to have a robot holding their hand. Why digital advice is working.

Duration:00:17:21

Microsoft's Stunning Turnaround

10/28/2020
Not so long ago, Microsoft was an afterthought in the world of tech. Its comeback will be studied for years to come.

Duration:00:21:41

Whatever Happened to 3D Printing?

10/21/2020
3D printers were supposed to be the next big thing. Then the bubble burst.

Duration:00:15:52

How Fitbit Lost the Wearables Revolution

10/14/2020
Just five years ago, Fitbit was one of the hottest companies in tech. Now it's hoping a sale to Google can save its business and help it compete with Apple.

Duration:00:19:23

Nintendo Plays the Long Game

10/7/2020
It's been 35 years since Super Mario Bros. changed videogames. Today, Mario is as popular as ever, except on your smartphone. This week, how Nintendo ignored the mobile revolution -- and still won.

Duration:00:18:43

The Readback Returns Next Week

10/1/2020
The Readback brings you a new season featuring stories about Nintendo, Microsoft, 3D printing and more - exploring why some companies, ideas, and industries thrive, while others fail to meet their promise. Listen starting Wednesday, October 7.

Duration:00:01:29

The Readback Returns Soon

7/15/2020
The podcast will be on a short break for a few weeks, while we dive into some new ideas and formats for the show. We'll speak to you soon.

Duration:00:00:43

89: Cord Cutting Gets Expensive

7/9/2020
Millions of Americans have canceled their cable and turned to streaming services like Netflix and Youtube TV in search of a better deal. But cheap TV is getting hard to find.

Duration:00:15:10

88: Boeing's Big Test

7/1/2020
Boeing has been in crisis mode since before Covid-19, as the grounding of its 737 Max jet hit the company hard. But this week, the Max is taking to the skies again for a series of test flights. Barron's Al Root joins Alex Eule to discuss where Boeing goes from here.

Duration:00:14:20

87: A New Generation of Day Traders

6/24/2020
At the outset of the pandemic, as professional investors sold stocks, a new set of day traders rushed in - and their bets paid off.

Duration:00:14:12

86: Dividends Bounce Back

6/17/2020
Dividend payments seemed to be in jeopardy early in the pandemic, but the payouts have been surprisingly resilient. Barron's Lawrence Strauss joins Alex Eule to discuss why dividends may be the only sure thing these days.

Duration:00:17:19