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United States

Every Monday, Josh Barro and Linette Lopez explore, examine, and reject the business of every day life.

Episodes

A Home for the Olympics  

Josh and Linette talk about why no one wants to host the Olympics anymore, and whether curling gets

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Organic America First  

Linette and Josh talk about whether organic grain farmers have legitimate complaints about foreign organic standards, or if they are just seeking price protection from foreign competition.

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Uber and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Year  

Linette and Josh talk about how Uber's scandals are undermining their business model, which is essentially paying people to like Uber.

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Programming the Store (with Mike Fisher)  

Josh and Linette speak with Mike Fisher (Apple, JCPenney) about the future of brick and mortar retail, and why stores need to be designed like community spaces. More about Mike Fisher here: www.myknyc.com

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Pierce Brosnan's Healthcare Plan  

Josh and Linette consider whether ACHA will reduce employer-provided healthcare, affect economic dynamism, and make it more expensive for your parents to retire.

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The First Apple Store (with Mike Fisher)  

Josh and Linette are joined by Mike Fisher (www.myknyc.com), former Senior Creative Director at Apple, to talk about the concept, design, and opening of the very first Apple stores.

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Just Walk Out  

Josh and Linette dive into Amazon's brick and mortar store, and whether it will change the way people shop or face the same problems Walmart experienced when it reduced staff.

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Let's Get Some Shoes  

Linette and Josh discuss how Trump's proposed border tax could affect shoe prices, and whether the American Dollar will be strong enough to keep you in fresh kicks.

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Trading Away Extra Guac  

Josh and Linette talk about how Trump's position on NAFTA is a big threat to your ability to get guacamole at any time of the year.

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The Luxury of Accessible Art (with Nahema Mehta)  

Linette and Josh talk with Nahema Mehta, CEO of Absolut Art, about maintaining luxury in a mass art market, and how platforms are shaping that space.

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You Are Cordially Invited to Fitness  

Linette and Josh unpack invitation only fitness in the wake of the David Barton Gyms bankruptcy. Specifically, are we seeing a new business model for gyms?

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Are you 401(k)?  

Josh and Linette talk about what's plaguing the 401k, and the myth of the pension-funded retirement.

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Trains, Planes, and Subway Lines  

Josh and Linette dive into the details of Trump's infrastructure plan, and why the new Second Avenue subway in NYC may reveal some flaws.

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The Madonna of Department Stores  

Josh and Linette talk about the downfall of Sears and Macy's, and why one will survive and the other will not.

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Abstract Financials (with Nahema Mehta)  

Linette and Josh are joined by Nahema Mehta, CEO of Absolut Art, to discuss how Sotheby's operates and why its facing financial problems.

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Heisenberg's Rental Market  

Josh and Linette join the chaos at Trump Tower to consider how heightened security and the Trump brand affects Tiffany, ICBC, and other tenants.

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Quantifying Your Best Self  

Josh and Linette are on holiday but left a present: our pilot episode! As we close out 2016, enjoy this candlelit analysis of the cult of SoulCycle and what we can learn from their financial disclosures.

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Don't Price the Art (with Nahema Mehta)  

Linette and Josh have some questions about Art Basel Miami, and are joined by Nahema Mehta, CEO of Absolut Art, to find some answers.

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Stocks Popping on a Tweet  

Josh and Linette on market reactions to Trump's tweets and why maybe its not a bad idea to spend some money on Air Force One.

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Not Without My Carry On  

Josh and Linette consider the Basic Economy class on United, and the force behind increased stratification on airplanes.

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