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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.

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Greensill Wanted to 'Democratize Capital.' Now It's Bankrupt.

Lex Greensill went from farm boy to financier with a simple mission: to bring big bank financing to small business supply chains. But WSJ's Duncan Mavin explains how his ambition for growth and risky lending caused his namesake company to implode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22mins

18 Mar 2021

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Do Stimulus Checks Work?

Congress is debating a third round of stimulus checks to Americans. WSJ's Richard Rubin talks through the upsides and downsides to stimulus checks, why they're neither "stimulus" nor a "check," and we hear how our listeners spent their money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16mins

2 Feb 2021

Rank #2

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How One Company Rode the Electric Vehicle Boom to Success

In the last 10 years, China has cornered the market on a key ingredient needed for electric car batteries: lithium. Now, one company is trying to change that by mining the metal in America. WSJ's Scott Patterson tells the story of Piedmont Lithium and one of its founders, geologist Lamont Leatherman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18mins

11 Mar 2021

Rank #3

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GameStop and the Rise of the Reddit Investor

A group of investors on Reddit are driving up the stock price of GameStop, going against Wall Street consensus that the video game retailer's days are numbered. WSJ's Gunjan Banerji explains how they're working together to make the stock soar - and make a lot of money for themselves in the process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

20mins

27 Jan 2021

Rank #4

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