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Hard Pass

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Every Monday, Josh Barro and Linette Lopez explore, examine, and reject the business of every day life.

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Every Monday, Josh Barro and Linette Lopez explore, examine, and reject the business of every day life.

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Used to be good

By Ooooyah - Dec 21 2016
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Used to enjoy the podcast prior to the election but now everything is so political. They spend more time bashing on Trump than explaining anything. Nobody cares about your political thoughts... get back to basics

Insightful but Rare

By tyshcr - Oct 22 2016
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I like the content but for such short episodes, they should be putting out multiple time per week.

iTunes Ratings

24 Ratings
Average Ratings
16
1
0
2
5

Used to be good

By Ooooyah - Dec 21 2016
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Used to enjoy the podcast prior to the election but now everything is so political. They spend more time bashing on Trump than explaining anything. Nobody cares about your political thoughts... get back to basics

Insightful but Rare

By tyshcr - Oct 22 2016
Read more
I like the content but for such short episodes, they should be putting out multiple time per week.

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Hard Pass

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Every Monday, Josh Barro and Linette Lopez explore, examine, and reject the business of every day life.

Rank #1: In-N-Out, Mostly Out

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Josh and Linette find common ground in the conviction that a California staple is overrated. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 07 2016

5mins

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Rank #2: Are you 401(k)?

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Josh and Linette talk about what's plaguing the 401k, and the myth of the pension-funded retirement. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 30 2017

6mins

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Rank #3: Just Walk Out

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Josh and Linette dive into Amazon's brick and mortar store, and whether it will change the way people shop or face the same problems Walmart experienced when it reduced staff. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 06 2017

6mins

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Rank #4: Everything About Valeant's Cratering Stock in 7 Minutes

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Linette and Josh tell you everything you need to know about about your new Martin Shkreli: Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Linette also sings the song of vindication. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 17 2016

7mins

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Rank #5: Conscious Uncoupling from Diamond Rings

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Josh and Linette explain the gap between the social and economic value of diamond engagement rings. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 28 2016

5mins

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Rank #6: Not Without My Carry On

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Josh and Linette consider the Basic Economy class on United, and the force behind increased stratification on airplanes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 05 2016

7mins

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Rank #7: Big Pharma's Sidepiece

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Josh and Linette discuss how Pharmacy Benefit Managers are cashing in, and how that complicates what a Trump presidency could mean for healthcare.

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Nov 28 2016

6mins

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Rank #8: The First Apple Store (with Mike Fisher)

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Josh and Linette are joined by Mike Fisher (www.myknyc.com), former Senior Creative Director at Apple, to talk about the concept, design, and opening of the very first Apple stores.

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Mar 13 2017

8mins

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Rank #9: Lulu is a Lemon

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Josh and Linette unpack why Lululemon is failing in the athleisure market and it involves Beyonce. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 02 2016

5mins

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Rank #10: Desperately Seeking Alpha (with Jim Chanos)

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Josh and Linette are joined by Jim Chanos at the SALT Conference and they explore how hedge fund fees don't hold when you look at their returns. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 16 2016

7mins

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Rank #11: Trains, Planes, and Subway Lines

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Josh and Linette dive into the details of Trump's infrastructure plan, and why the new Second Avenue subway in NYC may reveal some flaws. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jan 23 2017

7mins

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Rank #12: Let's Get Some Shoes

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Linette and Josh discuss how Trump's proposed border tax could affect shoe prices, and whether the American Dollar will be strong enough to keep you in fresh kicks. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 27 2017

7mins

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Rank #13: Trading Away Extra Guac

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Josh and Linette talk about how Trump's position on NAFTA is a big threat to your ability to get guacamole at any time of the year. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Feb 21 2017

6mins

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Rank #14: Stocks Popping on a Tweet

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Josh and Linette on market reactions to Trump's tweets and why maybe its not a bad idea to spend some money on Air Force One. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 12 2016

6mins

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Rank #15: China's Imbalance Sheet (with Jim Chanos)

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Linette and Josh are joined by Jim Chanos to talk about how China's balance sheet looks a lot like those of US banks before the 2008 collapse. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 23 2016

6mins

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Rank #16: Overriding Discriminatory Laws is a Corporate Interest

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Josh and Linette unpack the "religious freedom" laws passed in Georgia and North Carolina, and realize that Salesforce is pretty gay. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 04 2016

5mins

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Rank #17: The Folklore of Farm to Table

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Josh and Linette talk about buying into the Farm to Table feeling, and where it disconnects from what's actually on the menu. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 09 2016

4mins

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Rank #18: The Season Finale of Cereal

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Linette and Josh explore how Millennials eat the most important meal of the day, and how this led Kellogg to a series of bad decisions. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 18 2016

5mins

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Rank #19: Don't Price the Art (with Nahema Mehta)

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Linette and Josh have some questions about Art Basel Miami, and are joined by Nahema Mehta, CEO of Absolut Art, to find some answers. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dec 19 2016

7mins

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Rank #20: Staring Directly at SunEdison May Cause Blindness

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Josh and Linette unpack the demise of bankrupt SunEdison and talk about what to expect as creditors scramble for valuable assets. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Apr 25 2016

6mins

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