2020 . News, Business, Society & Culture .
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.”
5 months ago
I love a good corporate scandal and this is for sure one of them. Great reporting and insight, only niggle is wondery have so many ads 🙄
6 months ago
Really interesting story, that covers a lot of detail while still being entertaining. Makes for a very interesting backdrop to look at what is happening now with communal office spaces Post-lock down...
11 months ago
11 months ago
Really enjoying this podcast! Chronological deep-journalism about the rise and fall of WeWork! I never read up on the story in detail and they do a great job of telling it with a narrator, interviews and live recordings from the time! It’s a little ‘overproduced’ but you get used to it. Especially fun listening to while we are sitting here in our WeWork office 😁 @MarkusMarañonStraarup check this out!