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Release Date: 09/17/2023

The Business of Nightclubs show art The Business of Nightclubs

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RCI Hospitality CEO Eric Langan on consumer spending, capital allocation, and getting into the casino business. (00:21) Jason Moser and Deidre Woollard discuss: - The wisdom Amazon’s bet on Anthropic. - Why Amazon is getting into charging for streaming. - If check-out-free technology is finally reaching its tipping point. (12:25) Ricky Mulvey interviews the CEO of RCI Hospitality, Eric Langan on his view on consumer spending, capital allocation, and his journey to the CEO seat. Companies discussed: AMZN, WMT, DIS, RICK Host: Deidre Woollard Guests: Ricky Mulvey, Eric Langan, Jason Moser...

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When your information is everywhere, is it possible to rein it back in? Deidre Woollard caught up with Tom Kemp, a cybersecurity expert and author of “Containing Big Tech: How to Protect our Civil Rights, Economy, and Democracy.” They discuss: - The implications of biometric data collection in a world where big tech runs rampant - Which companies are getting the privacy game right (and wrong) - Angel investing, and workarounds to weak links in existing cybersecurity systems Tickers discussed: META, AAPL, AMZN, GOOG, GOOGL, MSFT Host: Deidre Woollard Guest: Tom Kemp Producer: Mary Long...

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Executives are on the move. The first half of 2023 has seen the highest CEO turnover rate on record, per executive outplacement firm Challenger, Gray, & Christmas.  Deidre Woollard caught up with Anand Chokkavelu and Ricky Mulvey to talk about what it means when a leader leaves. They discuss: Whether CEO transitions truly change an investment thesis Where to source ideal replacement candidates And recent examples of expected departures, activist strong-arming, and questionable plays Tickers discussed: PYPL, DOCN, SBUX, DIS, AZO, COST, FOX, NWS, KHC, CMG, PINS, ILMN, ETSY, PTON, FL,...

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Office real estate appraisals are seeing haircuts worse than the depths of the great financial crisis.  (00:21) Ron Gross and Matt Argersinger discuss: - The Fed walking its talk and maintaining the expectation of another rate hike. - How office real estate is showing signs of trouble, but shouldn’t be weighing down all REITs. - The latest on UAW, WGA, SAG-AFTRA strikes and one metric that shows the gap between company results and worker pay.  (19:11) Justin Hotard, Heads up Hewlett Packard Enterprise's High Performance Computing & Artificial Intelligence segments – breaks...

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Interest rates are paused but the hikes may not be over yet. (00:21) Bill Mann and Deidre Woollard discuss: - What metrics the Fed is looking at before its next meeting. - How FedEx’s business has evolved over time. - The traits a good chief financial officer should have. (14:52)  Tom King and Deidre Woollard explore how TransMedics is building a complete organ transplantation supply chain. Companies discussed: FDX, UPS, TMDX Host: Deidre Woollard Guests: Bill Mann, Tom King Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineer: Dan Boyd

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There’s plenty to learn from the Instacart and Klaviyo IPOs, even if you’re staying away from the stocks themselves.  (00:21) Tim Beyers and Dylan Lewis discuss: - The market’s reaction to Instacart’s IPO and whether the company can return to its lofty private valuations. - An under-the-radar IPO this week – Klaviyo, and why it’s worth studying to understand the data relationships between businesses and their customers.  (20:39) Deidre Woollard gets the inside scoop on peak performance and corporate training from consultant and author Greg Harden.  You can grab your...

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The United Auto Workers are taking on the entire Big Three at once for the first time ever. (00:21) Ricky Mulvey and Asit Sharma discuss:  - How investors can measure an automaker’s profits.  - A long-term problem for legacy carmakers.  - The impact of the strike on Tesla.  - Digital payments adoption in India. Plus, (15:22) Robert Brokamp and Alison Southwick talk about planning dream vacations before retirement and why you shouldn’t wait.   Companies discussed: F, GM, STLA, TSLA, PYPL   Host: Ricky Mulvey Guests: Asit Sharma, Robert Brokamp, Alison Southwick...

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Kellogg’s is spinning off its core cereal business to focus on the fast-growing snacks market. (00:11) Jason Moser and Deidre Woollard discuss: - Why Kellogg’s is splitting up its business. - If snacks still have growth potential. - Monster’s ability to become a 100-year brand. (13:35)  Ricky Mulvey and John Nash analyze newly-listed TKO Holdings, the company that runs both WWE and UFC, and address the challenges it may face in the future. Companies discussed: K, TKO, MNST, CELH Host: Deidre Woollard Guests: Jason Moser, Ricky Mulvey, John Nash Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Rick...

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Number Go Up show art Number Go Up

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“I’d pull back the curtain and there was nothing there.” The hype of crypto was real. Many of the use cases are still to be determined. Deidre Woollard caught up with Zeke Faux, an investigative reporter for Bloomberg and the author of “Number Go Up: Inside Crypto's Wild Rise and Staggering Fall.” They discuss:  - Why investors are quick to throw belief out the window - What really happens at an NFT party with Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and Jimmy Fallon - Questions around stablecoins, and one company “quilted out of red flags”  - What happens when you spend a book advance on...

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Kids are expensive. Consumers are estimated to spend more than $100 billion on back-to-school shopping this year, according to the National Retail Federation. Deidre Woollard, Mary Long, and Ricky Mulvey got together to talk about companies that could ride the tailwinds of back-to-school season. They discuss:  Surprises from a survey revealing the brand preferences of college interns Why “experiential” spending could be the future, or failure, of one big-box sports retailer If chatbots killed the homework help business And six stocks that play to back-to-school trends ...

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“I’d pull back the curtain and there was nothing there.”


The hype of crypto was real. Many of the use cases are still to be determined. Deidre Woollard caught up with Zeke Faux, an investigative reporter for Bloomberg and the author of “Number Go Up: Inside Crypto's Wild Rise and Staggering Fall.” They discuss: 

- Why investors are quick to throw belief out the window
- What really happens at an NFT party with Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and Jimmy Fallon
- Questions around stablecoins, and one company “quilted out of red flags” 
- What happens when you spend a book advance on a JPEG image

Tickers discussed: USDT

Host: Deidre Woollard
Guest: Zeke Faux
Producers: Ricky Mulvey, Mary Long
Engineers: Dan Boyd, Annie Pope