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WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork

The founders of WeWork thought they were on the brink of making history. The company was valued at $47 billion dollars, it was ready for a huge IPO, and its charismatic CEO Adam Neumann thought they were going to change the world. Adam had a prophet-like vision for WeWork that he sold to some of the world’s savviest investors -- but did his vision ever match the company's reality? Hosted by David Brown of the hit podcast Business Wars (and former host of NPR's Marketplace), WeCrashed is a six-part series about the rise and fall of WeWork. It’s a story of hope and hubris, big money and bigger screwups, and the lengths people will go to chase “unicorns.”

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Introducing: Cheat!

    Have you ever wondered about those people in life who don’t play by the rules? Maybe it was the person who looked over your shoulder in that exam. The person who got the job instead of you because they lied on their application or the nice fella on the phone who said he was from the bank and ended up taking all your money. We have a name for these people. We call them cheats. People who cheat the system, largescale cheats, social media cheats. We are fascinated by them. We read about them in paper. Or watch news stories about them on TV. We marvel at their rise and take a weird pleasure in their fall. But do we ever ask what makes these cheats actually do the bad things they do? What makes them cheat? From Somethin’ Else, makers of ‘Power: The Maxwells’ and ‘The Fault Line: Bush, Blair and Iraq’, hosted by storyteller Alzo Slade, ‘Cheat!’ tells the inside stories behind some of the biggest scandals in contemporary history and the flawed protagonists at their heart: controversial and contentious figures from the world of pop culture, business, sport, music, politics. Why do people cheat? Is it ever justifiable? And most importantly are cheats – these people we think of as the dregs of our society – actually not so different from ourselves? A Somethin' Else production.

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    Introducing: A Death in Cryptoland from CBC Podcasts

    When the young CEO of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange is reported to have died while honeymooning in India, it sets off a cataclysmic chain of events that would leave about 76,000 people out of a quarter of a billion dollars and a trail of conspiracy theories around whether Gerald Cotten is dead or alive. A Death in Cryptoland is an original podcast series about a crypto-tycoon, his secret past, his sudden demise, and an online sleuth’s obsession to unravel the truth behind QuadrigaCX. More episodes are available at: smarturl.it/cryptoland

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  • 31.05.2021
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    The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn

    David Brown interviews acclaimed director Jed Rothstein about his latest documentary WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn on Hulu. And gets a surprising answer to the question: what did Adam get right? Check out the latest season of Business Wars — and subscribe to Business Wars Daily .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Interview: Unicorns on the Loose | 7

    In an in-depth interview with NYU Professor Scott Galloway, host David Brown asks about the future of Softbank, which high-flying company might be next to stumble, and what went wrong at WeWork. And they answer an all-important question: how to tell the difference between a "unicorn" and a donkey. Check out the latest season of Business Wars — and subscribe to Business Wars Daily Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/wecrashed Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends - Download BEST FIENDS for FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Ring - Visit Ring.com/CRASHED for a special offer on a Welcome Kit! Audible - Visit Audible.com/CRASHED for a free 30 day trial. Listen to 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals absolutely free! NetSuite - Schedule your free demo and receive a free guide today at NetSuite.com/CRASHED . ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/CRASHED . The Economist - Text WECRASHED to 99000 for a FREE print copy of The Economist! Mailchimp - Visit Mailchimp.com to learn more about their complete marketing platform and start growing your business today. Signature Hardware - To find that perfect item to take your bathroom, kitchen, or home up a notch, visit SignatureHardware.com/WECRASHED . University of Maryland Global Campus - Take the next step in your education! Learn more at UMGC.edu/PODCAST .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Me Before We | 6

    Adam Neumann’s fate lays in the hands of the WeWork board. But even if he’s removed as CEO, Adam still holds some cards to ensure he won't walk away empty-handed. Meanwhile, rank-and-file employees just want to know whether they’ll have a job tomorrow. This is the final episode in our six-part series. Our next episode will be a special interview episode with Professor Scott Galloway about how the story of WeWork’s failed IPO has affected other high-flying startups. To listen to stories of the biggest corporate rivalries ever, subscribe to Business Wars . And listen to Business Wars Daily every weekday for a brief dose of entertaining business news. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/wecrashed Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends - Download BEST FIENDS for FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Ring - Visit Ring.com/CRASHED for a special offer on a Welcome Kit! Audible - Visit Audible.com/CRASHED for a free 30 day trial. Listen to 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals absolutely free! NetSuite - Schedule your free demo and receive a free guide today at NetSuite.com/CRASHED . ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/CRASHED . The Economist - Text WECRASHED to 99000 for a FREE print copy of The Economist! Mailchimp - Visit Mailchimp.com to learn more about their complete marketing platform and start growing your business today. Signature Hardware - To find that perfect item to take your bathroom, kitchen, or home up a notch, visit SignatureHardware.com/WECRASHED . University of Maryland Global Campus - Take the next step in your education! Learn more at UMGC.edu/PODCAST .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    The IPO | 5

    Adam and Rebekah Neumann help craft WeWork’s glossy IPO filing from the comfort of their house in the Hamptons. When business pundits get their hands on it, they can’t believe what they’re reading. Questions abound over Adam’s outsized role at the company. And For the first time, Adam doesn't seem to have all the answers. To listen to stories of the biggest corporate rivalries ever, subscribe to Business Wars . And listen to Business Wars Daily every weekday for a brief dose of entertaining business news. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/wecrashed Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends - Download BEST FIENDS for FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Ring - Visit Ring.com/CRASHED for a special offer on a Welcome Kit! Audible - Visit Audible.com/CRASHED for a free 30 day trial. Listen to 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals absolutely free! NetSuite - Schedule your free demo and receive a free guide today at NetSuite.com/CRASHED . ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/CRASHED . The Economist - Text WECRASHED to 99000 for a FREE print copy of The Economist! Mailchimp - Visit Mailchimp.com to learn more about their complete marketing platform and start growing your business today. Signature Hardware - To find that perfect item to take your bathroom, kitchen, or home up a notch, visit SignatureHardware.com/WECRASHED . University of Maryland Global Campus - Take the next step in your education! Learn more at UMGC.edu/PODCAST .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Think Crazy | 4

    Masayoshi Son, the head of Softbank’s Vision Fund, gives billions to WeWork. “Masa” has just one instruction for Adam Neumann: dream big. Adam and his company go on a spending spree. They buy up everything from companies to buildings to new homes. Big dreams can be a good thing — unless they cease to be tethered to any sense of reality. To listen to stories of the biggest corporate rivalries ever, subscribe to Business Wars . And listen to Business Wars Daily every weekday for a brief dose of entertaining business news. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/wecrashed Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends - Download BEST FIENDS for FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Ring - Visit Ring.com/CRASHED for a special offer on a Welcome Kit! Audible - Visit Audible.com/CRASHED for a free 30 day trial. Listen to 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals absolutely free! NetSuite - Schedule your free demo and receive a free guide today at NetSuite.com/CRASHED . ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/CRASHED . The Economist - Text WECRASHED to 99000 for a FREE print copy of The Economist! Mailchimp - Visit Mailchimp.com to learn more about their complete marketing platform and start growing your business today. Signature Hardware - To find that perfect item to take your bathroom, kitchen, or home up a notch, visit SignatureHardware.com/WECRASHED . University of Maryland Global Campus - Take the next step in your education! Learn more at UMGC.edu/PODCAST .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Thank God It’s Monday | 3

    Adam Neumann was living the dream - flying on private jets, head of a company worth billions. He’s being welcomed into a very exclusive club of real estate moguls. Yet even he must acknowledge that the “Spirit of We” is starting to fade as the company grows, especially among the rank-and-file employees. Some WeWorkers are even wondering if they’ve inadvertently become part of a cult. To listen to stories of the biggest corporate rivalries ever, subscribe to Business Wars . And listen to Business Wars Daily every weekday for a brief dose of entertaining business news. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/wecrashed Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends - Download BEST FIENDS for FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Ring - Visit Ring.com/CRASHED for a special offer on a Welcome Kit! Audible - Visit Audible.com/CRASHED for a free 30 day trial. Listen to 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals absolutely free! NetSuite - Schedule your free demo and receive a free guide today at NetSuite.com/CRASHED . ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/CRASHED . The Economist - Text WECRASHED to 99000 for a FREE print copy of The Economist! Mailchimp - Visit Mailchimp.com to learn more about their complete marketing platform and start growing your business today. Signature Hardware - To find that perfect item to take your bathroom, kitchen, or home up a notch, visit SignatureHardware.com/WECRASHED . University of Maryland Global Campus - Take the next step in your education! Learn more at UMGC.edu/PODCAST .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Two Tall Guys From A Commune | 2

    Adam Neumann spends his twenties following a simple mantra: whoever dies with the most money wins. But to change the world, he’s going to need to find his passion—and to do that, he’ll have to rely on a new friend and a new romance. Click here to listen to Rebekah Neumann’s full interview on the School of Greatness podcast. Click here to listen to Miguel McKelvey’s full interview on How I Built This . Click here to listen to Miguel McKelvey’s full interview on The Rich Roll Podcast . Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/wecrashed Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends - Download BEST FIENDS for FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Ring - Visit Ring.com/CRASHED for a special offer on a Welcome Kit! Audible - Visit Audible.com/CRASHED for a free 30 day trial. Listen to 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals absolutely free! NetSuite - Schedule your free demo and receive a free guide today at NetSuite.com/CRASHED . ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/CRASHED . The Economist - Text WECRASHED to 99000 for a FREE print copy of The Economist! Mailchimp - Visit Mailchimp.com to learn more about their complete marketing platform and start growing your business today. Signature Hardware - To find that perfect item to take your bathroom, kitchen, or home up a notch, visit SignatureHardware.com/WECRASHED . University of Maryland Global Campus - Take the next step in your education! Learn more at UMGC.edu/PODCAST .

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    In the Beginning There Was Adam... | 1

    “Let’s build the largest networking community on the planet.” That was the email Adam Neumann sent at 1am to one of WeWork’s very first employees, before they had even a single tenant. So how do you turn a scrappy startup into a global empire? If you’re WeWork's CEO, you rely on charm, chutzpah, and a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black. To listen to stories of the biggest corporate rivalries ever, subscribe to Business Wars . And listen to Business Wars Daily every weekday for a brief dose of entertaining business news. Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/wecrashed Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends - Download BEST FIENDS for FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Ring - Visit Ring.com/CRASHED for a special offer on a Welcome Kit! Audible - Visit Audible.com/CRASHED for a free 30 day trial. Listen to 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals absolutely free! NetSuite - Schedule your free demo and receive a free guide today at NetSuite.com/CRASHED . ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/CRASHED . The Economist - Text WECRASHED to 99000 for a FREE print copy of The Economist! Mailchimp - Visit Mailchimp.com to learn more about their complete marketing platform and start growing your business today. Signature Hardware - To find that perfect item to take your bathroom, kitchen, or home up a notch, visit SignatureHardware.com/WECRASHED . University of Maryland Global Campus - Take the next step in your education! Learn more at UMGC.edu/PODCAST .

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    Introducing WeCrashed

    WeCrashed premieres January 29th.

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