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The Best One Yet

The daily pop-biz news show making today’s top stories your business. 15 minutes on the 3 biz stories you need, with fresh takes you can pretend you came up with — Pairs perfectly with your morning oatmeal ritual. Hosted by Jack Crivici-Kramer & Nick Martell.

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“Madonna, but for podcasts” — Spotify’s $100M Joe Rogan exclusive. Walmart’s essentiality cape. Moderna’s vaccine bet.

The biggest podcast in the world just went exclusive with Spotify, making it the biggest punch yet in the battle for your ears (Joe's now an orchid in Spotify's gated garden). Walmart’s earnings reveal what happens when one business is made “essential” and its competition is deemed “non-essential.” Someone’s going to win the COVID-19 vaccine race — Moderna is the $30B biotech company whose good trial results just excited markets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

18mins

20 May 2020

Rank #1

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“J. Crew returns itself” — Quibi’s real life drama. Berkshire Hathaway’s 1st public mistake. J. Crew’s bankruptcy style.

Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder day featured Warren Buffett pounding a 6-pack of coca-cola, and then admitting 1 huge stock mistake. J. Crew became the 1st big national retail brand to file for bankruptcy, but we’re not blaming the corona-conomy. And Quibi’s facing a legal drama that they could probably turn into a Quibi show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

19mins

5 May 2020

Rank #2

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“To milk dip or not to milk dip” — Oreos’ secret squad. Map app madness. Stocking stimulus.

We’re looking at the strategy behind Oreos’ double-stuffed Lady Gaga Halloween limited edition Oreo. Amazon whipped up a new map app that says more about its real profit puppy. And we’re looking at the government stimulus that could drop in your stocking before Christmas.$MDLZ $AMZN $GOOGGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

19mins

18 Dec 2020

Rank #3

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“Tinder supports safe sexting” — Google’s camouflaged ads. The Athletic hits $500M. Tinder’s new security launch.

Tinder is adding new security features for your first date — it’s consistent with a trend that’s defining tech in 2020. Google made a minor tweak to google.com with major implications. And our “Half-icorn of the Day” is The Athletic, the digital sports news company that just snagged a $500M valuation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

16mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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“They Macchiato’d a sugarplum” — Dunkin’s experiential thing. Microsoft’s eSports binge. Boeing’s stunt marketing.

Dunkin’ whipped up a color-changing drink and it’s the opposite of every other food chain’s strategy right now. Microsoft just acquired an ecosystem for eSports (still sad it couldn’t buy TikTok). And Boeing stock jumped 8% because stunt marketing works, whether you’re the Brooklyn Bridge or a tainted airplane.$BA $MSFT $AALGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

17mins

4 Dec 2020

Rank #5

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Peloton gets no love for its Personal Record, Wag wants to sell itself, and Match expands international (hard) with respect

Match Group shares dropped because it’s not as ambitious about the upcoming holidays as investors wanted — so we looked at Hinge and its adorable new mascot. Peloton’s numbers outperformed what analysts expected, but the stock still dropped because Wall Street can be irrational. And Wag is our “Almost Unicorn of the Day” whose jumbo fundraise from a key WeWork investor hasn’t helped. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

17mins

6 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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“Elon goes full Kanye” – Tesla’s surprise profit/outburst. Microsoft’s Zoom killer. Figma’s $2B app blueprints.

Tesla’s profit surprise got overshadowed by Elon’s anti-everything rant, so we’re comparing him to Zuck. Microsoft’s sales surprised investors, but we noticed its passive aggressive ripping on a new enemy. And behind-the-scenes app design software Figma hits a $2B valuation, because software’s not eating the world, apps are. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

18mins

1 May 2020

Rank #7

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“Canal Street of the Internet” — Wish’s public desire. A Wonder Woman Christmas. Affirm’s overdependent IPO.

Circle the calendar (again) for December 25th: It’s the new Streaming-palooza, courtesy of Wonder Woman and HBO. Wish is IPO’ing because Amazon doesn’t feel enough like a TV gameshow. And Affirm is also going public because you hate credit cards.$WISH $AFRM $TGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

18mins

23 Nov 2020

Rank #8

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“Non-Return of the Return” — Ecommerce *ends returns. Roku’s $100M Quibi reincarnation. Cardtronics’ ATM frenemy.

We’re facing a milestone in the shift to ecommerce: Ecommerce companies don’t want your returns anymore (just keep the socks). After a quick death, Quibi will be reincarnated… as Roku. And Cardtronics is the biggest chain of ATMs on Earth, but its greatest enemy is right now its greatest friend.$ROKU $CATMGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

19mins

12 Jan 2021

Rank #9

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Tesla’s 3 big surprises, Zuck’s crypto day with Congress, and Six Flags... is actually 6 different flags

Tesla popped after an earnings report with 3 big surprises (including a profit). Six Flags makes almost half its money from July through September, but the stock fell 12% because of a flat summer performance. And Zuck testified to Congress about Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency plans — and he promised to get their blessing first. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

16mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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“Pop collars, pop stocks” — Abercrombie’s dirty secret. The Dow’s thirty-thow. Toast’s $8B steak knife.

Just in time for our last pod of the holiday week, the Dow hit 30K on word of a new Treasury Secretary’s signature. We jumped into Abercrombie & Fitch’s latest earnings, but discovered it’s not really Abercrombie anymore (literally). And DineTech company Toast is our “Unicorn of the Day”. After laying off off ½ of its staff in April, it’s back and just hit an $8B valuation.$ANF $DIAGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

17mins

25 Nov 2020

Rank #11

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Amazon’s “Era of Less Profitability,” Twitter’s midlife ad crisis, and Barclays’ ATM drama

Shares of Amazon dropped 7% on word 1-day shipping is really, really costly. Twitter plummeted 21% on its midlife ad crisis. And Barclays pulled the switcheroo on its ATM-in-post-offices plan, ultimately caving to pressure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

16mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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The Spirit Airline-ification of cars — Pandora’s talking ads — and the Phase I trade deal

V-commerce — aka “voice commerce” has new momentum after online radio Pandora tests ads that let you talk back. Car prices are starting to mimic airplane ones, forcing you to pay extra if you want anything. And stocks hit record highs last week on word the US and China actually/finally reached an agreement over phase 1 of the trade deal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

16mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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“These delivery apps are like mafia families” - Grubhub, Spotify, and Tough Mudder

We’re testing out a new title format, Snackers. Grubhub shares jumped 13% on news it’s trying to sell itself. Spotify’s launching a dynamic new advertising format that reminds us of Facebook. And the “you might die from this” fitness event startup Tough Mudder is reportedly being pushed to file for bankruptcy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

18mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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“Facebook fact-checkers vs. 4.75B posts per day” — DoorDash’s not First-Mover Advantage. SoundCloud’s desperate $75M. Facebook’s hires Reuters.

Facebook has added a new addition to its army of information regulators for the election year, but we’re looking at their odds (spoiler: not great odds). SoundCloud snags a fresh $75M in funding from SiriusXM, but the music platform still hasn’t found itself. And DoorDash’s CEO sat down for an interview with Fortune that revealed how First Mover advantage isn’t an advantage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

18mins

13 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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Adidas closing US “Speedfactory,” Bumble & Walgreens’ private equity love, and Apple’s potentially iPhone-less AR future

Adidas tried to update its manufacturing with a fancy new “speedfactory,” but now it’s relocating them out of the US and into Vietnam and China. Both Bumble and Walgreens have something in common: They’re suddenly into private equity. And Apple is planning for an iPhone-less future with iGlasses and iHelmets (we made up those names) after its 5-year plan was leaked. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

15mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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“2 stock Double Doubles” — DoorDash & Airbnb’s IPOs. Starbucks’ Return of the Routine. AT&T’s $66B mistake.

The 2 biggest IPOs of the last 2 years highlight 3 reasons we’re seeing so many companies go public right now. Starbucks’ Investor Day presentation revealed a completely new vision for your new coffee routine (spoiler: “Walk-Thrus”). And AT&T made a $66B mistake 5 years ago… so it’s fixing that this week.$DASH $SBUX $TGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

19mins

11 Dec 2020

Rank #17

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“Needed more Lizzo juice” — Snapchat launches TikTok+. Reebok’s $4B fail. Warner Music’s muted money.

In the biggest social media launch of 2020, Snapchat zucked TikTok… but kicked things up nine notches (you’re not a viewer, you’re a voter). Adidas bought Reebok for nearly $4B 15 years ago and is now trying to sell it for a quarter of that (what happened?). And Warner Music Group is part Spotify, part Live Nation, part Coldplay. $WMG $ADDYY $SNAPGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

17mins

24 Nov 2020

Rank #18

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“Why Tesla is like a young avocado tree” — Visa’s swipe tax. BP’s empire. Tesla’s Elon-sanity.

Snackers want to know why Tesla stock has surged a freakish 60% in the last week, and the answer lies in avocado trees and orange groves. Visa is already Earth’s biggest payment processor, but now it’s making the biggest change to credit card transactions in a decade: AKA, “the swipe tax.” And BP’s oil empire is getting harvested by BP. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

20mins

5 Feb 2020

Rank #19

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"1 app to rule them all" — Google zucks Venmo. TJ Maxx's final treasure hunt. GM's in-car-surance.

Google’s new finance app is straight up Venmo, with all privacy perks you expect from Google. TJ Maxx is 100% focused on the treasure hunt experience of physical shopping, but then yesterday happened. And General Motors realized it knows more about your driving skills than your insurance company does, which led to an idea...$TJX $GOOG $GMGot a SnackFact? Tweet it @RobinhoodSnacks @TBOYJack @NickOfNewYorkWant a shoutout on the pod? Fill out this form:https://forms.gle/KhUAo31xmkSdeynD9 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

17mins

20 Nov 2020

Rank #20