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The Journal. podcast

The 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.

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.

 

#300

The Chappelle Controversy Tests Netflix

After Netflix released its latest Dave Chappelle special earlier this month, the company faced strong criticism from the transgender community and its own employees. WSJ's Joe Flint explains how the controversy has challenged Netflix's culture of 'radical candor' and we go on the ground at the Netflix employee walkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

21 Oct 2021

21 MINS

21:06

21 Oct 2021


#299

Sen. Klobuchar Says Congress Is Losing Patience With Tech Giants

After a whistleblower shared internal Facebook documents, lawmakers renewed calls to regulate social media companies. But concerns over the influence tech giants exert on society extend far beyond Facebook. We spoke with Sen. Amy Klobuchar about how she hopes to rein in tech companies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

20 Oct 2021

16 MINS

16:50

20 Oct 2021


#298

The Facebook Files, Part 7: The AI Challenge

Facebook's top executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, have touted the company's progress at using artificial intelligence to police harmful content on its platform. But internally, documents show there were deep concerns about what Facebook's AI could do. In the seventh episode of The Facebook Files, WSJ's Deepa Seetharaman discusses what Facebook's AI can really do and ways in which it still falls short. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

19 Oct 2021

22 MINS

22:23

19 Oct 2021


#297

Google's CEO on the Future of Work

As CEO of Alphabet, Google's parent company, Sundar Pichai is responsible for a massive, 144,000-person workforce. Right now, he's grappling with big issues, like how tech should be regulated, how to rein in cybercrime and how (or whether) workers return to the office. WSJ's Editor in Chief, Matt Murray, asks him about these issues and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

18 Oct 2021

15 MINS

15:51

18 Oct 2021


#296

The Vaccine That Took 40 Years to Make

The World Health Organization last week recommended the first-ever vaccine for wide use against malaria, one of the world's deadliest diseases. Paul Kofi Awuffor, a public health worker in Ghana, shares how the vaccine can change lives, and WSJ's Denise Roland explains this historic landmark in public health. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

15 Oct 2021

20 MINS

20:30

15 Oct 2021


#295

The Global Supply Chain Is Broken

Since the pandemic started last year, the disruptions to the global supply chain have only gotten worse. Delays at America's busiest commercial port, Los Angeles, are wreaking havoc on manufacturing and retail, leading the White House to get involved. WSJ's Sarah Nassauer and Costas Paris explain what the logjam means and how it can be fixed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

14 Oct 2021

16 MINS

16:21

14 Oct 2021


#294

136 Countries Agree to a Global Minimum Tax

More than 100 countries agreed last week to a 15% global minimum corporate tax. WSJ's Richard Rubin details how the deal came together, and WSJ's Paul Hannon explains why Ireland - which has long had some of the lowest tax rates in Europe - finally got on board. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

13 Oct 2021

15 MINS

15:11

13 Oct 2021


#293

How 'Squid Game' Became a Megahit

"Squid Game" is on track to become Netflix's biggest show ever. WSJ's Timothy Martin explains the show's origins and why Netflix has invested so heavily in Korean content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

12 Oct 2021

16 MINS

16:57

12 Oct 2021


#292

The Unraveling of the Murdaugh Dynasty

Over Labor Day weekend, an attempted murder was reported to police in Hampton County, S.C. involving the scion of a powerful local family. The victim, Alex Murdaugh, later said he attempted to stage his own murder to try to collect insurance money. WSJ's Valerie Bauerlein looks at this case and other events that threaten to undermine the Murdaugh dynasty. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

08 Oct 2021

25 MINS

25:27

08 Oct 2021


#291

The Day Facebook Logged Off

On Monday, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went offline for billions of people around the world. To fix it, Facebook's employees had to physically drive to data centers to address the problem. WSJ's Robert McMillan explains the cascade of failures that caused it to happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

07 Oct 2021

16 MINS

16:25

07 Oct 2021


#290

A Huawei Exec, Two Canadians And The Deal That Got Them Home

In 2018, Canadian authorities arrested Huawei finance chief Meng Wanzhou on behalf of the United States. Days later, the Chinese government arrested two Canadians in retaliation. WSJ's Jacquie McNish has been covering the ordeal and the high stakes detainee exchange that took place in September. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

06 Oct 2021

21 MINS

21:07

06 Oct 2021


#289

What Secret Tapes Reveal About the College Admissions Scandal

College counselor Rick Singer pleaded guilty to helping wealthy parents like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman cheat the college admissions system. In 2018, the federal government began wiretapping his cellphone. WSJ's Melissa Korn and Jennifer Levitz dissect the tapes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

05 Oct 2021

22 MINS

22:30

05 Oct 2021


#288

The Facebook Files, Part 6: The Whistleblower

At the heart of the Facebook Files series is a cache of internal company documents. And behind the release of those documents is a person: Frances Haugen. In Part 6, we sit down for an extended conversation with Frances. She tells us about her time at Facebook, what led her to speak out and what she hopes to achieve by disclosing internal Facebook documents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

03 Oct 2021

36 MINS

36:21

03 Oct 2021


#287

The Federal Law That 138 Judges Have Broken

For the last year, a team at the Wall Street Journal has been investigating the financial holdings of federal judges across the country. This week, the team reported that more than 130 judges violated U.S. law by overseeing court cases that involved companies in which they or their family had a financial interest. WSJ's James Grimaldi explains the investigation and introduces us to the judge with the most conflicts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

01 Oct 2021

20 MINS

20:32

01 Oct 2021


#286

One Restaurant Owner's Answer to the Labor Shortage

The restaurant industry around the country is having a hard time finding enough workers. So, Amanda Cohen, who runs a restaurant called Dirt Candy in Manhattan, decided to dramatically overhaul her business in order to raise wages. Since then, not only has she been able to retain staff, she's also managed to increase profits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

30 Sep 2021

17 MINS

17:25

30 Sep 2021


#285

The Facebook Files, Part 5: The Push To Attract Younger Users

In the fifth part of our series looking deep inside Facebook, we examine the company's efforts to win over young children. Reporter Georgia Wells discusses what Facebook's internal documents reveal about the company's years-long efforts to study and design products for kids. And we look ahead to tomorrow's Senate hearing, where lawmakers are expected to question a Facebook executive about the company's research into the effects of its products on teen mental health. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

29 Sep 2021

20 MINS

20:01

29 Sep 2021


#284

China's Evergrande Crisis

Evergrande built homes for China's growing middle class for more than two decades. Now, the property developer is running out of money. WSJ's Quentin Webb explains how years of piling on debt brought Evergrande to a crisis point, and what its potential collapse could mean for China. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

28 Sep 2021

17 MINS

17:24

28 Sep 2021


#283

The Long Journey to Del Rio

Last week, roughly 16,000 migrants showed up in Del Rio, Texas. Most of them were Haitian, but they didn't come directly from Haiti. They've been on a long journey. WSJ's Alicia Caldwell and Juan Montes explain how these Haitians reached Texas and what they're encountering at the border. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

27 Sep 2021

18 MINS

18:57

27 Sep 2021


#282

Harry and Meghan, Hollywood Royalty?

Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit the royal family, the couple have been building a Hollywood production company and signed deals with Netflix and Spotify. WSJ's Erich Schwartzel explains how this royal career shift has been going. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

24 Sep 2021

19 MINS

19:50

24 Sep 2021


#281

Xi Jinping Is Rewriting the Rules of China's Economy

The Chinese government is cracking down on big private corporations and reining in their power. WSJ's Lingling Wei shares her analysis which suggests this recent development is coming from China's President Xi Jinping's personal ideological shift from capitalism towards a Mao-style socialism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ... Read more

23 Sep 2021

21 MINS

21:37

23 Sep 2021