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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 stor...

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Score: 4

Sophie Durey - Tamar Capital - Jul 22, 2020

"Anyone with ambition founding a company or entering in the startup scene should listen to this podcast and learn about the cautionary tale of WeWork. It covers much about the sector, the journey of an entrepreneur and the people you might meet along the way."

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Score: 4.7

Anna Leszkiewicz - New Statesman - Feb 19, 2020

"WeCrashed is a fun, sprightly audio dive into a company that now seems emblematic of 21st-century start-up capitalism. Full of disbelieving asides from host David Brown, a theatrical score, cartoonish sound effects, and cutting quotes from former staff, this isn’t a close analysis of WeWork’s financial problems. It’s far sillier. The best moments are pure colour. …"

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Score: 4.9

Miranda Sawyer - The Guardian - Feb 9, 2020

"We’re three episodes into this six-part show, and the sense of imminent failure is building. Also piling up is a huge amount of schadenfreude, the most satisfying emotional reward of such tales. It’s fun. WeCrashed, like all Wondery series, is a lickety-split listen, pacy and slightly camp. Presenter David Brown, who also hosts Business Wars, conveys wryness as well as moral incredulity."

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