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The Journal.

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

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

 

#300

Russia Tries a WSJ Reporter in a Secret Court

WSJ reporter [Evan Gershkovich] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/evan-gershkovich) has been held in Russia for more than a year on an espionage accusation that he, the U.S. government and The Wall Street Journal vehemently deny. Gershkovich will appear in court Thursday for another hearing. WSJ’s [Matthew Luxmoore] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/matthew-luxmoore) explores what we know about the secret trial and why even the Gershkovich’s defense lawyers are restricted from publicly discussing it. Further Reading: - [The Shadowy Judicial System That Controls the Fate of WSJ’s Evan Gershkovich] (https://www.wsj.com/world/russia/evan-gershkovich-russia-judicial-system-closed-trial-5b82cd32)   Further Listening: - [A WSJ Reporter Arrested in Russia] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/0pt3UudHjJVlhsGHVasDH5?si=mIE770_tROOKDb_7Ru5TFg&nd=1&dlsi=a3082f6bc09748c3)   - [Russian Court Upholds WSJ Reporter’s Detention] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/21bRYAVMGHrTiMY2DF8yak?si=dl_QU3LOSfWlEbnBtrPFEw&nd=1&dlsi=c17a81c0bef84ed5)   - [Two Parents on a Crusade to Free Their Son] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/2ANNYJ4S72hAapqaG06j2k?si=275ded0964b4467b)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

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#299

Trump Courts the Union Vote

Last night at the Republican National Convention, Sean O’Brien, the president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, spoke. O’Brien was the first Teamsters president to ever speak at an RNC and his presence represents a shift in union voters away from the Democratic Party. WSJ’s [Paul Kiernan] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/paul-kiernan) reports on why some union voters are interested in voting for former President Trump this election. Further Listening: - [‘We’ll Strike All Three’: The UAW’s Historic Walkout] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/2xfSHXGTe3nOw049AIEDan?si=f8f6e78c49434911)   Further Reading: - [For Embattled Biden, Union Members Aren’t the Reliable Support They Used to Be] (https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/for-embattled-biden-union-members-arent-the-reliable-support-they-used-to-be-a38adb0f)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

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#298

The Secret Service’s Failure to Protect Trump

On Saturday, a shooter attempted to assassinate former President Donald Trump. Now, the Secret Service is coming under scrutiny for failing to prevent it. WSJ’s [Sadie Gurman] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/sadie-gurman) and [Ryan Barber] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/cryan-barber) on what we know about the shooter, and about what went wrong for the Secret Service. Further Reading: - [Trump Rally Gunman Thomas Matthew Crooks Said to Have Been Loner Who Rarely Voiced Politics] (https://www.wsj.com/us-news/thomas-matthew-crooks-trump-shooter-78b13a35)   - [Trump Shooting Is Secret Service’s Most Stunning Failure in Decades] (https://www.wsj.com/politics/trump-rally-shooting-is-the-secret-services-nightmare-1b35a7d6)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Jul 2024

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20:30

15 Jul 2024


#297

Teens Are Falling Victim to AI Fake Nudes

Last fall, nude photos of a 14-year-old student started spreading around her high school. But they weren't real… they’d been created with AI. WSJ’s [Julie Jargon] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/julie-jargon) breaks down how fake photos like these are a growing trend among teens and why it’s difficult to deal with. Further Reading: - [‘I Felt Shameful and Fearful’: Teen Who Saw AI Fake Nudes of Herself Speaks Out] (https://www.wsj.com/politics/policy/teen-deepfake-ai-nudes-bill-ted-cruz-amy-klobuchar-3106eda0)   - [AI Fake Nudes Are Now a Frightening Reality for Teens] (https://www.wsj.com/tech/personal-tech/ai-fake-nude-photos-schools-victim-impact-88a4b1e4?mod=article_inline)    Further Listening: - [Artificial: Episode 1, The Dream] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/4utZkfLVKLHRNLqjpqLtUo)   - [He Thought Instagram Was Safe. Then His Daughter Got an Account.] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/6DUrzbGLw0IiPQFurTssbk)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Jul 2024

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19:26

12 Jul 2024


#296

The Resurrection of Abercrombie & Fitch

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Abercrombie & Fitch was the hottest teen clothing brand. Kids would flock to their local mall to get the expensive, moose-emblazoned apparel. But then, after a series of controversies and a change in fashion, the brand seemingly lost its edge. WSJ’s [Katie Deighton] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/katie-deighton) reports on how Abercrombie & Fitch revived itself and embraced millennial women.  Further Listening: - [Shein Took Over Fast Fashion. Then Came the Backlash.] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/37H7Dq6Rhcc7iMz7tVu9v6?si=3faf0a5844f54622)   - [The Unraveling of Stitch Fix] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/7g2IRgxaPmjoUVhQ7L4sop?si=911e53b2b5644d4e)   - [Old Navy Tried to Make Sizes for All. It Backfired.] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/7bCUAT7YPpHfUM72XgHm8U?si=27d8bda23e834380)   Further Reading and Watching: - [How Jeans for Millennials Helped Revive Abercrombie & Fitch Stock] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvE1YOxtMaM&ab_channel=TheWallStreetJournal)   - [Abercrombie & Fitch Is Reaping the Rewards of Taking Adult Women Seriously] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/abercrombie-fitch-is-reaping-the-rewards-of-taking-adult-women-seriously-d3e11dbe)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

11 Jul 2024

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22:37

11 Jul 2024


#295

Gold Bars, Cash and a Mercedes: A U.S. Senator's Corruption Trial

After his first corruption case ended in a mistrial in 2017, Sen. Bob Menendez had a message for his supporters: “Today is resurrection day.” Now, Menendez is back in a courthouse facing new corruption charges. WSJ’s [Corinne Ramey] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/corinne-ramey) unpacks the case. Further Reading: - [Menendez Declared His ‘Resurrection.’ Then He Fell in Love.] (https://www.wsj.com/us-news/law/senator-robert-menendez-jury-trial-70b1afdf)   Further Listening: - [The 'Mystery Man' Tells Us How He Helped Free Rod Blagojevich] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/03Ui1PsVkS6jnyADk4izPd?si=77ace0b6920c476c)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

10 Jul 2024

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20:32

10 Jul 2024


#294

Boeing Agrees to Felony Plea. Now Its Future Is Up in the Air.

In a stunning concession, Boeing agreed Sunday to plead guilty to misleading air-safety regulators ahead of two deadly 737 MAX crashes in 2018 and 2019. WSJ’s [Andrew Tangel] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/andrew-tangel) reports on Boeing’s long and complicated journey to the plea deal and what a felony record would mean for the company.  Further Listening: - [The Failures Inside Boeing’s 737 Factory] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/3ZtbAPO47KAHsEogtNZrQ5?si=14f1738df7f841a0)   - [A Hole in a Plane and a Headache for Boeing] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/0SqfTqZxXsJgT5WwplnVCG?si=ea5085bffa6648b2)   Further Reading: - [Boeing Agrees to Plead Guilty in 737 MAX Criminal Case] (https://www.wsj.com/business/airlines/boeing-guilty-justice-department-9dcf07d4)   - [Inside DOJ’s Wrenching Decision on Whether to Prosecute Boeing] (https://www.wsj.com/business/airlines/doj-has-a-second-chance-to-prosecute-boeing-over-737-max-will-it-take-its-shot-b5f5638f?mod=article_inline)   - [Boeing Violated Criminal Settlement After 737 MAX Crashes, Justice Department Says] (https://www.wsj.com/business/airlines/boeing-violated-criminal-settlement-after-737-max-crashes-justice-department-says-3df4f330?mod=article_inline)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

09 Jul 2024

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19:56

09 Jul 2024


#293

Coinbase’s CEO on the Future of Crypto

After high-profile collapses and government crackdowns, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong is one of the last big digital-asset founders standing. He speaks with Ryan Knutson about taking up the mantle, clashes with the SEC and the future of crypto. Further Listening: - [The Trial of Crypto’s Golden Boy] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/538wuiEauHMmRpNfZTNIwT)   - [The Fall of (Another) Crypto King] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/7GWEMn1ONv8OVmQjaNl7VM?si=e39f06e2073747da)   Further Reading and Watching: - [Who Is Brian Armstrong? Coinbase CEO Is Taking On the SEC] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/who-is-brian-armstrong-coinbase-ceo-is-taking-on-the-sec-de741eb2)   - [Coinbase CEO Says He’ll Challenge the SEC for ‘Clarity’ on Crypto] (https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/stock-market-today-dow-jones-06-08-2023/card/coinbase-ceo-says-he-ll-challenge-the-sec-for-clarity-on-crypto-wsj-video-GtDqFk1aqXQU5GbV29Ab)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Jul 2024

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22:12

08 Jul 2024


#292

McDonald’s Wants To Offer Quality And Value. Can It Do Both?

Joe Erlinger, President of McDonald’s USA, sits down with Kate Linebaugh to talk about how the company is trying to keep customers happy despite rising prices and a shift towards healthier eating. Further Reading: - [The Fast-Food Fight Over the $5 Meal Deal] (https://www.wsj.com/business/hospitality/fast-food-giants-go-to-battle-over-value-meals-f0f11429)   - [A Day in the Life of a California Fast-Food Manager Who Makes Up to $174,000] (https://www.wsj.com/business/hospitality/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-california-fast-food-manager-who-makes-174-000-a-year-15f81393)   Further Listening: - [Farm-to-Table Pioneer on Why We Still Need Better Food] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/2AUnKf8mvLQMBvMerdcyPH)   - [Beyond Meat Loses Its Sizzle] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/0p6v9kAYe8AfhTfvc8gWCT)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Jul 2024

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19:09

05 Jul 2024


#291

Will Biden Stay in the Race?

Pressure is mounting on President Joe Biden to step back as candidate for president. A new WSJ poll shows Biden has fallen six points behind Donald Trump and that 80% of respondents said they worry about Biden’s age. WSJ's [Annie Linskey] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/annie-linskey) explores the rising panic inside the party, and how Biden’s tight inner circle is urging him to stay the course.  Further Listening: - [Behind Closed Doors, Biden's Age is Showing] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/2Dp9egMYs0ty0YGbUcUGMN?si=6b8e6d6b983c4a0c)   Further Reading: - [Tight Inner Circle Urges Biden to Press On] (https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/tight-inner-circle-urges-biden-to-press-on-cef5b69b)   - [Behind Closed Doors, Biden Shows Signs of Slipping] (https://www.wsj.com/politics/policy/joe-biden-age-election-2024-8ee15246)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

03 Jul 2024

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22:58

03 Jul 2024


#290

A Troubled Plan to Ship Migrants to Rwanda

After a steep increase in migration, the United Kingdom turned to a controversial plan: sending migrants to Rwanda. But the plan has faced years of delays and legal challenges. [Max Colchester] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/max-colchester) explains why the U.K. pushed ahead, and what Rwanda stands to gain.  Further Reading: - [Britain’s Radical Plan to Tackle the Migrant Crisis Turns Into a Cautionary Tale] (https://www.wsj.com/world/uk/uk-migrants-asylum-rwanda-14ff13fb)   Further Listening: - [Smuggling Migrants Toward the U.S. Is a Booming Business] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/4XMfh6wCv1Emu3YFI5K5Mh)   - [Texas Took On Border Security. Is It Working?] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/0wqnTv7IvavRHZwwuaWQVG)   - [What the End of Title 42 Means for U.S. Immigration Policy] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/1SE9NP9E0H8ZvD9VllyFnj)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

02 Jul 2024

20 MINS

20:29

02 Jul 2024


#289

Trump Has Broad Immunity

The Supreme Court dealt a major blow to prosecutors hoping to convict Donald Trump on charges he sought to subvert the 2020 election. The court ruled 6-3 that former presidents enjoy sweeping immunity for their acts while in office. WSJ's [Jess Bravin] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/jess-bravin) discusses what this ruling could mean for the future of American democracy.  Further Reading: - [Supreme Court Deals Blow to Trump’s Prosecution, Ruling He Has Broad Immunity] (https://www.wsj.com/us-news/law/donald-trump-immunity-supreme-court-ruling-7ce6415b)   Further Listening: - [Will the Supreme Court Kick Trump off the Ballot?] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/5sXBWXYkGSEITgkJyXejVx?si=074b9fc65e144567)   - [The Origin Story of Trump's Guilty Verdict] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/0flr0f86xaPJQIWfjtbY1K?si=9750f6780a16432a)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

01 Jul 2024

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19:02

01 Jul 2024


#288

Farm-to-Table Pioneer on Why We Still Need Better Food

Alice Waters helped the farm-to-table movement go mainstream in the U.S. through her restaurant Chez Panisse. In the decades since she has kept advocating for locally grown, organic food over the fast food Americans regularly consume. Kate Linebaugh sat down with Waters at The Wall Street Journal’s Global Food Forum. To watch a video of the conversation, check out the episode on Spotify. Further Listening: – [Could Paris Hilton Create the 'Next Disney?'] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/3RnwYmtf3N3JIKUbvsgxUd?si=6cb80f09e6144da3) – [Live from Seattle: A Weird Economy + Election] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/19VwbWHXWS7JlqJSi79VRh?si=fjPeAMR6QbCRgMl42sj20Q) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

28 Jun 2024

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19:09

28 Jun 2024


#287

All Eyes on Biden, Trump – and CNN

Tonight, two presidents, one current and one former, are set to debate live on CNN. The stakes are high for the candidates and for the network that’s been struggling to win viewers. WSJ’s [Isabella Simonetti] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/isabella-simonetti) reports on how CNN is remaking the debate, and [Annie Linskey] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/annie-linskey) analyzes what the format change could mean for the candidates. Further Reading: - [Presidential Debate Carries Great Opportunity—and Risk—for CNN] (https://www.wsj.com/business/media/cnn-presidential-debate-biden-trump-2024-4c3c60d9)   - [Biden-Trump Debate Takes Shape] (https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/biden-trump-first-presidential-debate-election-2024-64edbbfa?mod=elections_lead_story)   - [We Rewatched the 2020 Trump-Biden Debates. Here’s What We Learned.] (https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/trump-biden-debate-lessons-rematch-38dedfae)   Further Listening: - [The Downfall of CNN’s CEO] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/1sTQHtjhcw3nJMVGCDa7FM)   - [Behind Closed Doors, Biden’s Age is Showing] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/2Dp9egMYs0ty0YGbUcUGMN?si=be9zLiBFQQq6CXMsEUqqRg)   - [The Origin Story of Trump’s Guilty Verdict] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/0flr0f86xaPJQIWfjtbY1K)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

27 Jun 2024

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18:08

27 Jun 2024


#286

How Ukraine Built a Weapon to Control the Black Sea

Ukraine has sunk or damaged about two dozen Russian ships using a technical innovation: naval drones. WSJ’s [James Marson] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/james-marson) unspools the story of the drones’ development and explores how they’re turning the tide in a key area of the war. Further Reading: - [How Ukraine’s Naval Drones Turned the Tide in the Battle of the Black Sea] (https://www.wsj.com/world/naval-drones-innovation-warfare-ukraine-russia-ce35adfa)   Further Listening: - [Ukraine Makes a Deal with Wall Street] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/0rYeNo81bYBXlcAwy9tj4A?si=3d67e11111d84dc6)   - [Ukraine's $30 Billion Problem] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/4Mah6nfGSubO3J21KbvKCU?si=57e321777d3e4846)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

26 Jun 2024

18 MINS

18:20

26 Jun 2024


#285

The Unusual Economics of the Bilt Credit Card

Rent has long been an expense people wanted to pay on credit cards. In 2022, Wells Fargo launched a credit card with Bilt Technologies that allowed users to pay for rent, avoid processing fees and earn points. But the partnership is costing Wells Fargo millions. WSJ’s [AnnaMaria Andriotis] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/annamaria-andriotis) reports. Further Listening: - [The Fight Over Your Credit Card Swipe] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/0QPMMQOy8cojwsxeMcyNc6?si=e034f7095ebf425d)   - [The Deal That Could Change Credit Cards] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/08EF8xML2kmWFAHa6wuwNO?si=68c117e261034d07)   Further Reading: - [Wells Fargo Bet on a Flashy Rent Credit Card. It Is Costing the Bank Dearly.] (https://www.wsj.com/finance/banking/wells-fargo-credit-card-rent-rewards-8e380852)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

25 Jun 2024

21 MINS

21:23

25 Jun 2024


#284

Southwest Changed Flying. Can It Change Itself?

An activist investor says Southwest Airlines is stuck in the past. Elliott Investment Management says it has amassed a $1.9 billion stake, making it one of Southwest’s biggest shareholders and one of its most vocal critics. WSJ’s [Alison Sider] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/alison-sider) explains what Elliott wants, and why critics say some of the things that made Southwest great are now holding it back.  Further Reading: - [Southwest Changed Flying. Now It Can’t Change Fast Enough] (https://www.wsj.com/business/airlines/southwest-elliott-board-jordan-hedge-fund-b993dd82)   - [Meet the Southwest Superfans Who Don’t Want the Airline to Change] (https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/travel/southwest-airlines-free-bags-assigned-seats-elliott-investment-12383b63)   Further Listening: - [Ryanair: Cheap, Cramped and Making Its CEO a Fortune] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/4Zpai97pj7EM3VKxyRs8Ha?si=8bd0210e17bb4fdf)   - [The Love Triangle Over Spirit Airlines] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/1MpLIZF1k6M0vnjzUThUBy?si=b52a06f22ea1487d)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

24 Jun 2024

19 MINS

19:10

24 Jun 2024


#283

Zyn pouches, ‘Zynfluencers’ and ‘the Zyndemic’

For about a decade, Zyn, a brand of nicotine pouch, was a niche product used by former smokers. But now it’s exploded in popularity and is hard to find on store shelves. WSJ’s [Jennifer Maloney] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/jennifer-maloney) explains how Zyn achieved social media virality and has found itself in the middle of a culture war. Further Reading: - [Zyn Nicotine Pouches Take Off—and Land in the Culture Wars] (https://www.wsj.com/health/zyn-nicotine-pouches-take-offand-land-in-the-culture-wars-e500a83d)   - [Why America Is Running Low on Zyn Nicotine Pouches] (https://www.wsj.com/business/retail/why-america-is-running-low-on-zyn-nicotine-pouches-29cdc6d9)   Further Listening: - [The Juul Paradox] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/0KIXJtjV4jo1bYnz3ighKX)   - [The ‘Existential Threat’ Facing Big Tobacco] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/4WC6Z9d6xAhWArEExIF64d?si=W24qHMXASpil73xpZuFXjg)   - [How Puff Bar Became the Most Popular Vape for Kids] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/3uoqVDJOkJ5FYpc3YPv065?si=6dU_taGuT2C8rVKKmquxtA&nd=1&dlsi=d0bfb195870447e1)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

21 Jun 2024

21 MINS

21:48

21 Jun 2024


#282

Sam Altman's Opaque Investment Empire

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has a day job and a side gig. Only one of them makes him rich. WSJ's [Berber Jin] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/berber-jin) explains how Altman makes most of his wealth through investing in tech startups and how some of those startups' business relationships with OpenAI raise questions about conflicts of interest. Further Reading: - [The Opaque Investment Empire Making OpenAI’s Sam Altman Rich] (https://www.wsj.com/tech/ai/openai-sam-altman-investments-004fc785)   Further Listening:  - [Artificial: The OpenAI Story] (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6d4v4CTqvvw4EHlHaFG2fh)   - [Tesla's Multibillion-Dollar Pay Package for Elon Musk] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/2GfZ9e9NXmlAEZG6QIn8RV?si=6ad4e8ddd8984e8b)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

20 Jun 2024

22 MINS

22:10

20 Jun 2024


#281

How ‘Conflict Gum’ Is Helping Fuel Sudan’s Civil War

Gum arabic is a widely used but little-known ingredient found in products like soda, gum, makeup and beer. But as WSJ’s [Nicholas Bariyo] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/nicholas-bariyo) and [Alexandra Wexler] (https://www.wsj.com/news/author/alexandra-wexler) report, the product has been used for a darker purpose: helping to fund the civil war in Sudan.Further Reading: - [How Soda, Chocolate and Chewing Gum Are Funding War in Sudan] (https://www.wsj.com/world/how-soda-chocolate-and-chewinggumare-funding-war-insudan-535a7686)   - [What Is Happening in Sudan? The Fighting Explained] (https://www.wsj.com/articles/sudan-khartoum-military-what-is-happening-447d40e2)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Jun 2024

20 MINS

20:20

18 Jun 2024