Without Fail | 1 October 2018 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Part 1 of a two-part conversation about the rise and fall of Groupon, described as the fastest growing company in history. The first of the new Without Fail series of candid conversations with entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, visionaries of all kinds – about their successes, and their failures, and what they learned from both. Hosted by Alex Blumberg of the excellent Startup podcast.
Planet Money | 27 June 2018 | 0h 19m | Listen Later | iTunes
Explores the evidence that almost all online product reviews are fake and worthless.
New Books in Economics | 4 April 2018 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Pilling about his book “The Growth Delusion: Wealth, Poverty, and the Well-Being of Nations.” Sets out how we typically evaluate national economies and offers some alternatives, even though each of those presents their own challenges.
Planet Money | 14 October 2018 | 0h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Tells the story of Subaru targeting lesbians with its marketing. Makes you proud to drive a Subaru.
Invest Like the Best | 4 September 2018 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes
Conversation with Richard Craib, the founder and CEO of the hedge fund Numerai. Discusses how Numerai has used anonymised data and cryptocurrency rewards to crowdsource the development of investment models.
The Guardian’s Audio Long Reads | 19 January 2018 | 0h 37m | Listen Later | iTunes
Fascinating backgrounder on Britain’s world-beating sandwich industry. It transformed the way we eat lunch, then did the same for breakfast – and now it’s coming for dinner.
Invest Like the Best | 2 May 2017 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes
In the course of backgrounding and discussing his famous bet with Warren Buffett, Seides provides a masterclass in evaluating prospective investment performance.
Invest like the best | 25 July 2018 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with business journalist Bethany McLean who has covered many interesting stories in business and investing, including Enron (which became the famous book and documentary, the Smartest Guys in the Room), SAC Capital, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the great financial crisis, and most recently, fracking and the energy revolution. Includes a fascinating contrast of the socialism of US housing finance alongside private health care, with the private housing finance and socialised health care of most Western countries.