The Big Take

The Big Take is the very best of Bloomberg's in-depth, original reporting from around the globe every day.

00:21:16 2022-04-14
The Twitter founder, Block CEO, and Elon Musk buddy is gazing into the future with laser eyes, and he wants you to follow him. Bloomberg Businessweek's Mark Leydorf reads "How Jack Dorsey Quit Twitter to Become Bitcoin's Spiritual Leader." Learn more a...
00:24:59 2022-04-06
David McCormick, who once championed diversity and inclusion under Ray Dalio, is now trying to out-Trump Dr. Oz in a Pennsylvania race that could become the most expensive Senate primary ever.  Story read by Bloomberg Businessweek's Mark Leydorf. Writte...
00:12:00 2022-03-16
The global semiconductor supply chain is a mess, and sanctions against Russia for attacking Ukraine is only going to make it worse. Meanwhile, in a race against China, U.S. and European plans to spend billions to build their own chip infrastructure could ...
00:14:36 2022-02-13
Bloomberg's Laura Carlson reads "Here’s What the Pandemic Has in Store for the World Next." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
00:16:50 2022-02-10
Singaporeans invested a billion dollars in Ng Yu Zhi’s nickel-trading company. He’s accused of taking the money and skipping the nickel.. Bloomberg Businessweek's Mark Leydorf reads "The Billion-Dollar Nickel-Swap Scandal That Shocked Singapore" by M...
00:22:57 2022-02-10
Jonathan Braun went to jail on drug charges after a successful career as a predatory lender. Thanks to a good word from Alan Dershowitz and commutation from Donald Trump, he’s back in business. Bloomberg Businessweek’s Mark Leydorf reads “The Loan ...
00:20:58 2022-02-09
A decade ago NFL leaders said legal gambling would create a corrosive atmosphere for football. Every penalty or dropped pass would “inevitably fuel speculation, distrust and accusations of game-fixing,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said back in 2012...
00:15:19 2022-02-06
A shift in Chinese capitalism over recent years means local governments are increasingly taking minority stakes in private companies. Bloomberg's Laura Carlson reads "How China's Communist Officials Became Venture Capitalists." Learn more about your ad...
00:22:42 2022-02-03
The demise of Jimmy Lai's pro-democracy newspaper shows how far China will go to bring Hong Kong into line. Bloomberg Businessweek's Mark Leydorf reads "Beijing's Assault on Apple Daily Is a Hong Kong Cautionary Tale" by Iain Marlow. Learn more about yo...
00:17:31 2022-01-27
Teenage freestyle skier Eileen Gu is the daredevil face of Xi Jinping’s winter sports initiative and a sponsor’s dream: a gold-medal contender with no desire to talk politics. Bloomberg Businessweek's Mark Leydorf reads "China’s American-Born Olymp...
00:10:23 2022-01-24
A new generation of Chinese startups is on the rise, with Xi Jinping's personal blessing. Bloomberg's Laura Carlson reads "China’s ‘Little Giants’ Are Its Latest Weapon in the U.S. Tech War." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheart...
00:14:50 2022-01-12
The biggest risk this year is that policymakers call the post-pandemic recovery wrong. Bloomberg Businessweek's Mark Leydorf reads "Central Banks, Not Covid, Will Drive Global Economies in 2022." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpo...
00:24:56 2022-01-05
The pandemic is erasing decades of progress in young women's health, education and independence in developing nations. Bloomberg Businessweek's Mark Leydorf reads "The Lost Girls of Covid." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastn...
00:27:23 2021-12-23
Shopify's founder and CEO Tobi Lütke transformed the Canadian upstart into an e-commerce giant by being the anti-Bezos. How long can the formula keep working? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/...
00:28:52 2021-12-18
Sandy Morris, in the grip of ALS, wants to expand access to aid in dying so ending her life won’t be a crime. Bloomberg Businessweek's Mark Leydorf reads "A Fight to Die" by Esmé E. Deprez. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodca...
00:09:51 2021-12-16
It all seems a little crazy. And it is. It all sounds like it will end terribly. And it probably will. Someone, somewhere has to buy at the top, setting the most ridiculous price so it can be printed in the record books for future generations to laugh at ...
00:26:26 2021-12-14
Guild Education's 33-year-old founder and her socially conscious VCs are poised to reap billions from the tuition assistance startup. Will it pay off for employees at Walmart, Chipotle and Disney Bloomberg’s Laura Carlson reads, “How to Get Rich Send...
00:24:00 2021-12-10
The largest ESG rating company doesn’t even try to measure the impact of a corporation on the world. It’s all about whether the world might mess with the bottom line. Bloomberg Businessweek's Mark Leydorf reads "Sustainable Investing Is Really About ...
00:23:42 2021-12-09
While the science is still in its early stages, the hardest part about developing a super-vaccine for all coronaviruses could be finding a way to pay for it. Bloomberg Businessweek's Mark Leydorf reads, "The Hunt for a Single Shot to Defeat Omicron and A...
00:17:41 2021-12-03
Nine recently opened or soon-to-launch funds demonstrate that change is coming—slowly—to the world of money management. Bloomberg's Laura Carlson reads "The Hot New Trend For Hedge Funds Is—Finally—Female Founders." Learn more about your ad-cho...
00:07:24 2021-11-17
For a generation of investing pros, stable prices were a fact of life. What do you do when the old assumptions stop making sense? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informati...
00:12:55 2021-11-11
From predicting floods to battling illegal loggers, Google's little-known Earth Engine has become a key tool for helping nonprofits and researchers fight climate change Bloomberg Businessweek's Mark Leydorf reads "Google Wants to Save the Planet With Sat...
00:11:54 2021-11-10
Under Xi Jinping, China has become an even harder target for America’s spying operation. Bloomberg's Laura Carlson reads "China Is Evading U.S. Spies — and the White House Is Worried" by Peter Martin, Jennifer Jacobs and Nick Wadhams.  Learn more ...
00:25:59 2021-11-06
When GreenHat Energy collapsed after blowing millions of dollars speculating on power prices, it made something plain: Energy traders are gamblers, and ratepayers back every bet. Bloomberg Businessweek's Mark Leydorf reads "The Power Grid Is Just Another...
00:16:54 2021-10-20
A case study showing how the estate tax is entirely avoidable. Bloomberg Businessweek's Mark Leydorf reads "Hidden Ways the Ultrarich Pass Wealth to Their Heirs Tax-Free." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See om...
00:17:03 2021-10-14
Deep cuts by airlines left some 100,000 pilots globally working skeleton hours or on long-term leave. Many haven’t flown for more than 18 months. But as rising vaccination rates allow travel to resume, concerns are growing that a lack of proficiency, co...
00:30:56 2021-10-07
Tether is what’s come to be known in financial circles as a stablecoin—stable because one Tether is supposed to be backed by one dollar. But exactly how Tether is backed, or if it’s truly backed at all, has always been a mystery. Bloomberg Business...
00:25:21 2021-09-28
Insider trading is the quintessential financial transgression, allowing the well-connected to profit from privileged information. Technically it’s illegal—but only technically. Bloomberg's Mark Leydorf reads "‘Most Americans Today Believe the Stock ...
00:11:10 2021-09-27
Brazil’s crops have been scorched, frozen and then dried out by the worst drought in a century, upending global commodity markets. Bloomberg's Laura Carlson reads "The Country That Makes Breakfast for the World Plagued With Fire, Frost, Drought." Lear...
00:10:32 2021-09-13
For anyone hoping to see light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel over the next three to six months, scientists have some bad news: Brace for more of what we’ve already been through. Bloomberg's Laura Carlson reads "Pandemic's Next Six Months Will Pit Va...
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