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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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  • 08.09.2021
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    Introducing: 9/12

    How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world. A teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspiracy theory that he helped start. A Pakistani business owner finds hundreds of his Brooklyn neighbors are disappearing. Joke-writers at The Onion must figure out just how soon is “too soon”? 9/12 asks what it all means. We know what happened on 9/11. But what happened on 9/12 to alter our memory and our perspective forever? Listen to 9/12: wondery.fm/9_12_WeCrashed All seven episodes of 9/12 are available to stream now on Amazon Music or Wondery+. Episodes will release weekly everywhere starting September 8th. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 16.08.2021
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    Wondery Presents - Dr. Death: Miracle Man

    Paolo is a smart and handsome surgeon, renowned for his ability to perform surgeries that transform his patients’ lives. When television producer Benita covers him for a story, he’ll transform her life too, but not in the ways she expects. As Benita crosses professional lines to be with him, she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets. And halfway around the world, four doctors at a prestigious medical institute make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything into question. From Wondery comes Season Three of the hit podcast, Dr. Death. MIRACLE MAN tells the story of a globe-trotting surgeon who seduces the medical world, and sweeps one woman off her feet. Hosted by Laura Beil. Listen to Dr. Death Season 3: wondery.fm/DDS3_WeCrashed See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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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 . See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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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 . See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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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 . See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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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 . See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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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 . See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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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 . See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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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 . See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 31.05.2021
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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 . See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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  • 31.05.2021
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    Introducing WeCrashed

    WeCrashed premieres January 29th. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info .

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