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WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork

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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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A small town cop is gunned down in a swamp in the summer of 2015. He quickly became a martyr in the national media, until a dogged investigator uncovered the officer's bizarre and dark past. When the truth comes out, the townspeople must reconcile betrayal, corruption and the secrets of an American hero. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes the third season of Over My Dead Body: Fox Lake.Listen to Over My Dead Body Fox Lake - wondery.fm/FL_WeCrashedSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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.
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 DailyListen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/wecrashedSupport 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.
Me Before We | 6

Me Before We | 6

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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/wecrashedSupport 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.
The IPO | 5

The IPO | 5

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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/wecrashedSupport 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.
Think Crazy | 4

Think Crazy | 4

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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/wecrashedSupport 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.
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/wecrashedSupport 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.
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/wecrashedSupport 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.
“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/wecrashedSupport 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.
Introducing WeCrashed

Introducing WeCrashed

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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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Grunkle Hatter

This is a AD very poorly put out of its proper place. What does this say? That Woundry is desperate for listeners and is bleed money in a way that could sink the company.

Oct 12th
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Grunkle Hatter

no more ads please

Sep 8th
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Grunkle Hatter

AD pass on downloading

Aug 16th
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Grunkle Hatter

this is a AD do not download.

Jul 28th
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Grunkle Hatter

this is a AD and will provide no new content, personally will be avoiding all shows they advertise this way they tend to not be worth the time 9/20 times

Jul 14th
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Grunkle Hatter

Please either post a Episode or NOTHING AT ALL , no one wants your AD Spam

Jun 23rd
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Grunkle Hatter

this is a AD and a waste of this channel, every time you post a show like its it only guarantee that I will not listen to it, why? because why should I help your download numbers when you are annoying the shit out of me :) stop your bad and waste of money AD practices!

May 31st
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Grunkle Hatter

this is a AD not a Episode, hard pass on downloading, you already put these ADs in your shows and we listen to them so this is just you padding your download numbers... you make me sick!!

May 25th
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Grunkle Hatter

this is a AD not a episode pass on Odnwloading how many feeds are you going to trash up with this bad AD campaine..............

May 18th
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Grunkle Hatter

this is a AD packed with ADs you can skip downloading this one poeple!

Apr 21st
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Grunkle Hatter

this is a AD please do not help them pad there download numbers and ignore this post, they already put these in there regular shows so why are they wasting are times with this trash AD campaine.

Apr 14th
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Grunkle Hatter

oh look a AD packed with more ADs

Mar 29th
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Grunkle Hatter

AD in the wrong channel

Feb 24th
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Grunkle Hatter

fuck your ads

Feb 9th
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Peter Lincoln

Alas, I have to agree with the other commenters. far, far too many adds. There is probably a couple of hours of content in here in total, but of say a 23 minute episode you have 6 minutes of adverts and outro which really messes with the pacing and sort of defeats the point of a podcast. I completely understand that the production team, researchers, presenters and contributors need to make a living, however this has gone too far and has put me off the Wondery platform.

Jan 31st
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Grunkle Hatter

stop just stop with the cross ads your gunking up my channel feeds

Jan 14th
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Grunkle Hatter

DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS IS A AS PACKED WITH ADS please stop abusing the channels like this it make your netowrk look deperate and cheap

Dec 21st
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Grunkle Hatter

And here is the Parcast Network with another cross over AD pack with ADs to pad there download numbers! oh shit this a Woundery Network show? I guess I am not use to Woundery dragging them self's down to the Parcast Netwrorks of looking like a desperate whore. Fuck Woundery you use to have so much class! what happened??

Dec 9th
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Grunkle Hatter

Another cross over AD.... very ParCast Network of you. How does it feel to have your advertising standards slip and you slowly bleed fans away from your bad business practices

Nov 11th
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Grunkle Hatter

please more we crashed not lame ads

Oct 5th
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