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The Readback

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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

Debacle in the Desert

10/20/2021
A major failure in the Mojave Desert finally puts self-driving on the map. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:18

Are We There Yet?

10/13/2021
Self-driving cars were supposed to be in our driveways by now. How did we get so off course? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:10

The Readback Returns Next Week

10/6/2021
Join us for a new season about our journey toward self-driving cars - and why it's taking us so long to get there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:02:41

56% Surveyed Say It's a Bad Time to Buy a House

6/9/2021
Content-delivery network Fastly climbs despite outage. A new survey from Fannie Mae finds it's a bad time to buy a house. Plus, the latest in meme stocks. Host: Alexandra Scaggs. Producer: Katie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:38

Going Public in a Reopened World

5/28/2021
Companies have been craving alternatives to the IPO. As the world reopens, old Wall Street habits could return. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:51

Don't Call It an IPO

5/20/2021
Spotify, Slack, and Coinbase created disruptive businesses. So when it came time to go public, they didn't take the traditional Wall Street approach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:14

The SPAC Boom

5/13/2021
Once derided SPACs have taken over the IPO world. But can it last? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:48

WeWork's Breaking Point

5/6/2021
The company spent years trying to disrupt the real estate market. Then its IPO pushed too far. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:14

How Alibaba Won Over Wall Street

4/28/2021
The Chinese internet giant staged the world's biggest - and perhaps riskiest - IPO in 2014. Investors still piled in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:25

Casper's Sleepy Debut

4/21/2021
The mattress startup thought way outside the box. Why was its IPO such a snooze? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:57

Peloton's Wild Ride (Rebroadcast)

4/14/2021
Peloton nearly broke the IPO market, and then came racing back. (First published November 25, 2020.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:06

A Costly Detour for Uber

4/7/2021
The ride-sharing giant hoped to be worth $120 billion. Then investors started asking about profits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:40

Facebook's Terrible IPO

3/31/2021
Facebook was already at the top of the world when it went public in 2012. The IPO nearly ruined it all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:51

Beyond Meat Goes to Market

3/25/2021
How the alternative meat company's revolutionary idea became one of Wall Street's favorite stories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:54

Moderna's First Trial

3/17/2021
Moderna's stock debut was once termed a broken IPO. Now the company is saving the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:58

The Making of an IPO Frenzy

3/10/2021
By the end of 2020, investors had shaken off the pandemic and driven IPOs to historic highs. How we got there, and what's next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:32

The Readback Returns Next Week

3/3/2021
The Readback brings you a new season that revisits some of the biggest IPOs of the last decade, including Moderna, Facebook, and Uber. Our quest: Figuring out how investors put a price on innovation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:02:28

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:13