Behind The Money with the Financial Times
By Financial Times
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From hostile takeovers to C-suite intrigue, Behind The Money takes you inside the big business and financial stories of the moment with reporting from Financial Times journalists around the world. New episodes released on Tuesdays. Hosted by Aimee Keane.
||CleanThe future of dealmaking with Saudi Arabia||Some of the world’s most influential financiers and executives have spent the past three years courting Saudi Arabia’s dealmaker-in-chief Mohammed bin Salman and his $300bn state investment fund. But the disappearanc...||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe rise and fall of General Electric||GE is one of the greatest names in American business. It was an original member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and at its peak the industrial conglomerate had a market capitalisation of nearly $600bn. But after decades of dealmaking, a weakening .||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTune in Wednesday||This week's episode of Behind The Money will be available on Wednesday morning, instead of our usual time on Tuesday. Be sure to check back Wednesday morning for a brand episode.||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrivate equity's debt mountain (encore episode)||Private equity has flooded the deal market in recent years, in part due to an era of cheap debt and fund managers on the hunt for greater investment returns. Firms are scooping up stakes in...||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTilray and the cannabis trade||The Canadian company was the first cannabis producer to make an initial public offering on a US stock exchange, and, after a week of volatile trading, some analysts are asking if investor excitement has gotten ahead of reality. The FT's Nicole Bul...||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn the front lines of the crisis||Nick was a regulator at the London Stock Exchange. Julia was an entrepreneur whose home was foreclosed. Ten years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers we talk to two people with different perspectives on the lessons of the global financial crisis. .||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPurdue Pharma's 'one-two' punch||The name “Sackler” adorns museums and art galleries around the world. But the family name has also become tainted by its association with the US opioid crisis, amid accusations that OxyContin, more than any other drug, is responsible ...||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFollowing the cannabis money trail (encore episode)||Medical marijuana is legal in 21 countries. In Canada, residents expect they will be able to buy cannabis from dispensaries and pharmacies across the country later this year. Some analysts have valued the legal business at anywhere between $7bn-$20bn, .||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKhosrowshahi's year at the wheel||A little more than a year ago, Uber's board was in search of a new chief executive. Co-founder Travis Kalanick had resigned from the top job amid allegations of a toxic and sexist company culture, and the board was looking for someone to fix the...||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDigging into student debt||The amount of outstanding student debt in the US has hit a staggering $1.4tn, and many millennials say the education-related debt they've been saddled with has prevented them from doing things like buying a home, getting married and taking career ...||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaking Tesla private||What is behind Elon Musk's plan to take the electric carmaker private, and who will provide the funding? The FT's Arash Massoudi explains the story that has unfolded since the chief executive posted his "funding secured" tweet. Read...||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTesla’s rough ride||Elon Musk's grand vision for the electric carmaker has drawn dedicated fans and followers. But Tesla has also tested the patience of customers and investors after a hit-and-miss on production targets while burning through cash. What will it take f...||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrivate equity's debt mountain||Private equity has flooded the deal market in recent years, in part due to an era of cheap debt and fund managers on the hunt for greater investment returns. Firms are scooping up stakes in...||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaking a short break||Behind The Money is going on a short hiatus for the next few weeks. We'll be back on Tuesday 31 July with brand new episodes. In the meantime, send us an email to email@example.com if you have any feedback on the series so fa...||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe $100bn SoftBank vision||The man who built a $100bn fund has wooed investors with his vision for the future. But what is really behind the prowess of SoftBank's Masayoshi Son? With the FT's Arash Massoudi. Read Arash's story here. Review clips: Fox News, CNN,...||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump, trade and the markets||After a week that began with a tense G7 summit and ended with the US imposing more tariffs on Chinese goods, many expected to see a big slide in financial markets. But stocks remained flat last week. Why aren't investors bracing for rockier times?...||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFollowing the cannabis money trail||Medical marijuana is legal in 21 countries. In Canada, residents expect they will be able to buy cannabis from dispensaries and pharmacies across the country later this year. Some analysts have valued the legal business at anywhere between $7bn-$20bn, .||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe hunt for Fox||Rupert Murdoch built a global media empire across newspaper, television and film companies. Why is now the time for him to sell many of the 21st Century Fox assets? And which media or telecoms giant will scoop them up? With the FT's Matt Garrahan ...||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe economic crisis in Argentina explained||After Mauricio Macri came to power in 2015, international investors poured money into Argentina's hundred-year bond with the hopes that the centre-right leader would stabilise the economy after years of disarray. But less than three years later, t...||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe dark side of fast fashion||Some big name fast fashion retailers are sourcing their inventory closer to home in order to get the latest pieces into the hands of their shoppers fast. But how is it possible such labour intensive production is taking place in one of the most expensi.||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow WeWork really works||The co-working and office providing company set out to create the office of the future and has caught the attention of big investors, including SoftBank's Vision Fund. Will office subleasing open the door to profit for WeWork? With FT guests Dan T...||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow beauty is beating the rest of retail||Record numbers of bankruptcies and store closures have devastated the retail sector. So why is the beauty market thriving? Will the likes of Sephora and Ulta be able to ward off Amazon? With guests Moj Mahdara, chief executive of Beautycon, and&nbs...||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat happened at Qualcomm?||The Trump administration blocked chipmaker Broadcom's bid to acquire rival Qualcomm on the grounds of national security. But how did the San Diego-based company become the target in the first p...||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing soon||A weekly podcast from the Financial Times that digs into the big business and financial stories in the news. Behind The Money starts Tuesday, May 1.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Sounds very interesting hopefully future episodes will be exciting as well.
Time well spent
Finally a podcast that makes me feel smarter!
Short and sweet and densely packed
A well-produced, informative podcast that is packed with great insights and good information. FT gets bonus points for somehow packing all that goodness into episodes that come in under 30 minutes.