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The Readback explores why only a few of our most hyped companies and ideas end up meeting their promise. The lessons learned hold value not just for investors, but for everyone trying to find the next big thing.

107 Episodes
As governments seek to curb big tech's power, Margrethe Vestager is leading the charge as Europe's top antitrust official.
Peloton's Wild Ride

Peloton's Wild Ride


Peloton broke the IPO market, and then came racing back.
Nordstrom opened its flagship store in Manhattan one year ago. Six months later, the pandemic forced it to close. What will the future have in store?
Oprah helped save Weight Watchers, but the stock continues to yoyo. Inside the company's long journey to stay in shape.
As markets collapsed earlier this year, a growing number of investors were lucky enough to have a robot holding their hand. Why digital advice is working.
Not so long ago, Microsoft was an afterthought in the world of tech. Its comeback will be studied for years to come.
3D printers were supposed to be the next big thing. Then the bubble burst.
Just five years ago, Fitbit was one of the hottest companies in tech. Now it's hoping a sale to Google can save its business and help it compete with Apple.
It's been 35 years since Super Mario Bros. changed videogames. Today, Mario is as popular as ever, except on your smartphone. This week, how Nintendo ignored the mobile revolution -- and still won.
The Readback brings you a new season featuring stories about Nintendo, Microsoft, 3D printing and more - exploring why some companies, ideas, and industries thrive, while others fail to meet their promise. Listen starting Wednesday, October 7.
The podcast will be on a short break for a few weeks, while we dive into some new ideas and formats for the show. We'll speak to you soon.
Millions of Americans have canceled their cable and turned to streaming services like Netflix and Youtube TV in search of a better deal. But cheap TV is getting hard to find.
88: Boeing's Big Test

88: Boeing's Big Test


Boeing has been in crisis mode since before Covid-19, as the grounding of its 737 Max jet hit the company hard. But this week, the Max is taking to the skies again for a series of test flights. Barron's Al Root joins Alex Eule to discuss where Boeing goes from here.
At the outset of the pandemic, as professional investors sold stocks, a new set of day traders rushed in - and their bets paid off.
Dividend payments seemed to be in jeopardy early in the pandemic, but the payouts have been surprisingly resilient. Barron's Lawrence Strauss joins Alex Eule to discuss why dividends may be the only sure thing these days.
Free speech isn't easy and Twitter's management - and its stock - are caught in the middle. Alex Eule talks to Barron's Bill Alpert about the social network's latest challenges and opportunities.
U.S. cities are in chaos and Covid-19 hasn't gone away. So why are stocks rising? Randall Forsyth joins Alex Eule to try to make sense of this market.
Sales of outdoor gear are surging amid the coronavirus pandemic. Alex Eule and Jeffrey Cane discuss what this recent trend can tell us about the broader reopening of the U.S. economy.
82: The Long Road to 5G

82: The Long Road to 5G


The rollout of new wireless technology is going to require some patience from consumers, and investors. Barron's Nicholas Jasinski joins Alex Eule to discuss why 5G is more of an evolution than a revolution.
The pandemic can't change investors' obsession with Tesla. Barron's Al Root joins Alex Eule to discuss why the car company's stock is still on fire.
Comments (3)

Charlie Spierto

alex you said kinda 4 times in one sentence.

Jun 24th

Hello It's Me

Too much fluff in the beginning with the replay of old company advertising. it wasn't relevant to the topic.

Sep 20th

Ben Thackeray

23 episodes only and The Readback is already doing repeats of 'old' episodes! hopeless. 😂

Mar 8th
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