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The business, market, and ESG news, brought to you by experts, edited for humans. After more than two decades of experience as ESG company and market analysts and eight decades of experience in fact-based snark, we make business and investing news suck less for real people and the investor-curious.

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    • Jul 6, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    WOKE WEDNESDAY: There is a lottttt ESG data... and absolutely no progress

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 31:12

    MONDAY/TUESDAY KETCHUP: Bezos and Biden bicker over gas prices, Google deletes abortion data, and S&P 500 corporate ethics codes are literally copied and pasted

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 25:59

    FRIDAY WRAP: Harvard moves reunions to the metaverse, Mark Cuban deals cheap(er) drugs, and the EPA has even less oversight than before

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 53:12

    Quiz Thursday: Ernst & Young Cheats, Credit Suisse Launders Cocaine Cash

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 33:35

    WOKE WEDNESDAY: Tesla doesn't have enough desks or parking spots for the employees they're forcing to work in-person

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 29:14

    TUESDAY NUGGETS: CEOs' favorite interview questions and a live GreenBiz conference check-in with Correspondent Moscardi

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 35:58

    MONDAY KETCHUP: All. Roe. Show.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 40:16

    FRIDAY WRAP: A Chipotle in Maine files for a union vote, Jay Z's new "Bitcoin Academy" goes over poorly, and Roe v. f***ing Wade

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 58:02

    QUIZ THURSDAY: Redfin enriches its executives and announces layoffs, Starbucks is getting a new CEO, and Amazon announces Alexa's new voice-mimicking feature (it's exactly as creepy as it sounds)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 39:23

    WOKE WEDNESDAY: Beyonce is the new face of The Great Resignation, no one seems to think that Bobby Kotick should lose his Activision board seat, and pilots protest Southwest Airlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 34:35

    TUESDAY NUGGETS: Credit card companies enabling gun sales, Jay-Z founds a "bitcoin school," and corporate team-building ends turns into an episode of "The Office" gone arwry

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 46:23

    MONDAY KETCHUP: Geniuses unionize, crypto crashes, and the fines for illegally hunting animals in the US are pathetic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 29:25

    FRIDAY WRAP: Normalizing crazy wins the week, Rabbis for Repro are goodliest, B-shares are assholes, Dan Snyder irritates, and predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 57:58

    FRIDAY WRAP: Normalizing crazy wins the week, Rabbis for Repro are goodliest, B-shares are assholes, Dan Snyder irritates, and predictions

    QUIZ THURSDAY: Ryanair's racism "doesn't make sense" now, #pride whoppers, MicroStrategy CEO pleads stupidity, and ESG has been easy until now

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 29:41

    QUIZ THURSDAY: Ryanair's racism "doesn't make sense" now, #pride whoppers, MicroStrategy CEO pleads stupidity, and ESG has been easy until now

    WOKE WEDNESDAY: Blue Apron is suspiciously woke, Lululemon votes yes on feather-sourcing disclosure, and a Montana senator defends HSBC's anti-woke prince Stuart Kirk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 24:33

    TUESDAY NUGGETS: News in nugget form. You know the drill.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 21:32

    MONDAY KETCHUP: SEC v Goldman Sachs ESG, Tesla recall risk, Metaversity, Sandberg dump, and NERD ALERT: your name is a liability.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 34:49

    MONDAY KETCHUP: SEC v Goldman Sachs ESG, Tesla recall risk, Metaversity, Sandberg dump, and NERD ALERT: your name is a liability.

    FRIDAY WRAP: Panic at the economic disco, woman win boards in the EU, Punks & Pinstripes minute, Glass Lewis loves Activision, and driverless toilet paper

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022

    FRIDAY WRAP: Panic at the economic disco, woman win boards in the EU, Punks & Pinstripes minute, Glass Lewis loves Activision, and driverless toilet paper

    QUIZ THURSDAY: Lufthansa's handwritten apology, Amazon's median pay, ESG a "virtue bubble" or "bubble", and climate change vs. pizza

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 19:32

    QUIZ THURSDAY: Lufthansa's handwritten apology, Amazon's median pay, ESG a "virtue bubble" or "bubble", and climate change vs. pizza

    WOKE WEDNESDAY: The NFL is bullshit, proxy voting roundup, and update on the anti-woke movement

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 29:19

    WOKE WEDNESDAY: The NFL is bullshit, proxy voting roundup, and update on the anti-woke movement

    NUGGETS: Adam Neumann's carbon goddess cult, deepfake lettuce, dude justice on YouTube, Elon's employee hug, and Texas probes... Twitter bots over mass shootings?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 23:00

    NUGGETS: Adam Neumann's carbon goddess cult, deepfake lettuce, dude justice on YouTube, Elon's employee hug, and Texas probes... Twitter bots over mass shootings?

    NBA's black coach SOLUTION, Musk's flaming Twitter diaper, billionaire pig problems, and EGGHEADS SAY climate change second order effects are weird...

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 30:20

    NBA's black coach SOLUTION, Musk's flaming Twitter diaper, billionaire pig problems, and EGGHEADS SAY climate change second order effects are weird... including no more happy gas, glacier weddings, missing sand, and grolar bears?

    FRIDAY SHOW: Sheryl Sandberg should've been CEO of Facebook, Stefan Hoops should be the CEO of nothing, and Elon Musk wants to be the CEO of everything

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 60:37

    The Sheryl Show: An ode to Sheryl Sandberg's time as Deputy Democracy Destroyer in Chief

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 39:11

    Co-CEO Brett Taylor is the absentee father of Salesforce

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 37:02

    Did you know that Twitter can resurrect the dead? Just ask Egon Durban, shareholders voted him off the board and Twitter brought him back!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 37:41

    ALSO! Our weekly story follow-ups and a new “Eggheads Say So” from Matt. TW: firearms, mass shooting, sexual assault.

    FRIDAY SHOW: What do union-busting, firing employees en masse, and speaking at an NRA conference days after a school shooting have in common? Inappropriate pre-recorded messages!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 49:40

    Twitter and Meta are starting their spring cleaning by throwing some dusty, old board members in the trash

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 31:42

    Also! Matt and Emma go through some comments.

    It's pretty grim when a "Moral Money Summit" includes an presentation from a Head of Responsible Investing entitled, "Why investors need not worry about climate change"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 40:13

    I scream, you scream, we all scream at Walmart for being problematic once again: Ice cream edition!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 27:26

    Damion exposes some recent corporate HR fails, Matt yells at headline writers, and Emma runs a stakeholder-themed quiz!

    Abbott Laboratories gives new parents two baby formula options: poisonous formula or no formula... tough choice.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 31:38

    Damion tackles some updates on stories we've covered, Matt presents a more scholarly take on Elon Musk, and Emma reminds you that everyone is suing each other all the time.

    FRIDAY SHOW: Mark Zuckerberg is the ultimate free speech advocate... unless his employees want to talk about abortions at the office, of course.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 42:07

    Thanks to a ruling in the UK, British men's bald heads now have more rights than American women's entire bodies

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 38:12

    Reasons why we're moving to Spain: 1. Government-mandated menstrual leave 2. Elon Musk doesn't live there

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 31:47

    Weather is different at Walmart CFO Brett Biggs' house, Elon Musk is still TechnoTrump, and live reports from the S&P Sustainable1 Summit include snack reviews!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 30:44

    Weather is different at Walmart CFO Brett Biggs' house, Elon Musk is still TechnoTrump, and live reports from the S&P Sustainable1 Summit include snack reviews!

    Welcome to Texas: Friend to fetuses, lover of oil, enemy to facial recognition software, and defender of a**holes on Twitter

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 36:57

    ALSO! Is Amazon responsible for tragedies being live-streamed on Twitch? And is McDonald's self-removal from Russia admirable or suspicious?

    FRIDAY SHOW: We're mad at meat manufacturers, airplanes, and the 1600s. Just the usual.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 47:20

    ALSO! A Punks and Pinstripes Minute with Greg Larkin on the issue with technological utopianism.

    McDonald's is rolling out a new grading system for employees in the middle of The Great Resignation. Genius.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 25:39

    Breaking the glass ceiling is all fun and games until you're the CEO of a major company getting told by a shareholder that you have great housekeeping skills

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 34:49

    ALSO! ESG questions inspired by ESG haters and getting to know the new Elizabeth Holmes.

    What kind of maniac calls the police to report a pro-abortion chalk drawing on a public sidewalk?? Oh hey, Senator Susan Collins.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 34:04

    ALSO! Elon thinks he understands EU social media regulations, Meta blames Apple for its woes, and a former Whatsapp executive cries tears of regret into his pool of rubies.

    Corporations can be more than one thing: they can pay for employee abortion travel AND keep donating to the politicians who made it illegal!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 27:19

    ALSO! Jamie Dimon is officially the longest tenured Wall Street CEO and we're playing a Dimon-themed quiz to celebrate (or mourn).

    FRIDAY SHOW: Our normal nonsense + a MINI GOOD GAME! ft. ~Fancy Expert~ Rachel Alembakis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 74:22

    ALSO! Introducing our first REGULAR Fancy Expert, Greg Larkin with his first edition of “A Punks and Pinstripes Minute.”

    Texas' list of anti-oil enemies includes the biggest financier of fossil fuels in the country. We're confused too.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 29:50

    Buffett-Mania!! (Munger-Mania too, but we know who the main character is)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 31:14

    Headline catch-up for absentee podcast hosts (and you too)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 33:54

    Snapchat CEO bans the word "metaverse," Wikipedia gives crypto the stiff arm, and Munger loves to watch Robinhood fail

    We officially don't care about Netflix ft. Damion's better half

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 21:02

    Twitter goes to VOTE with shareholders, plus Parag and puppet CEOs

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 18:52

    Twitter goes to VOTE with shareholders, plus Parag and puppet CEOs

    Countries Elon Musk could've have bought, the OTHER hostile takeover, Amazon's Staten Island circular economy, and our guide to metaverse tourism: BIZ NUGGETS STYLE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 15:45

    Countries Elon Musk could've have bought, the OTHER hostile takeover, Amazon's Staten Island circular economy, and our guide to metaverse tourism: BIZ NUGGETS STYLE!

    Is Elon Musk actually... good at leading anything? Plus, we were right on Twitter.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 17:28

    Is Elon Musk actually... good at leading anything? Plus, we were right on Twitter.

    FRIDAY SHOW: Between mask mandates, banned textbooks, and war with Disney...Florida is really having itself a week

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 62:35

    FRIDAY SHOW: Between mask mandates, banned textbooks, and war with Disney...Florida is really having itself a week

    Super specific, overpaid CEO quiz time! Ft. The highest paid CEO of 2021 (so far)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 26:04

    ALSO! Stuff you missed: Mad Libs edition.

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