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Audio interviews with industry leaders and senior faculty with exclusive insights on current topics brought to you by Knowledge@Wharton and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Episodes

America the Divided: Why the Great Melting Pot Is Having a Meltdown  

A deep distrust of government and media among some groups has created a chasm in American society. A new book explains why the gap is so wide.

Why Some Insurance Plans Limit Specialized Treatments  

Many health insurance plans deny life-saving treatments -- such as those from National Cancer Institute-designated sites. But most consumers don't realize it.

What Could Trigger a U.S. Stock Market Correction?  

Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics considers whether the stock market is topping out and why a correction is likely before long.

Is the U.S. in Danger of Losing Immigrant Entrepreneurs?  

The freeze and likely elimination of the International Entrepreneur Rule could bring more harm than good in investments and jobs, say experts.

Sports and Statistics: Correlating Football to Brain Injury  

New Wharton research examines the long-term impact of playing high school or college football.

Can the U.S. Economy Recapture Its Past Growth?  

Are the best days for U.S. economic growth long gone? Or do they still lie ahead?

What a Rogue Trader Learned From the Financial Crisis  

In his new book, former rogue trader Alexis Stenfors talks about the high stakes of currency trading and what it’s like to hide a $100 million loss.

How Brands Can Engineer Social Media Content  

New Wharton research takes a closer look at brand posts on Facebook to determine the type and mix of content advertisers should aim for to get results.

Did Trump and Macron Find Common Ground in Paris?  

Two Wharton experts take a closer look at President Trump's recent visit to France.

How You Can Become a Better Negotiator  

The three keys to becoming a good negotiator are clarity, detachment and equilibrium, says attorney and negotiating strategist Corey Kupfer in his new book.

Will Ireland Pay a Heavy Price for Brexit?  

The U.K.’s exit from the EU will bring to the surface memories of a violent past and conflicting modern political realities for Ireland.

Technology and the Decline of Morality  

Former Hearst executive Eden Collinsworth explores the fluid lines of morality today in her new book.

The Clock Is Ticking for a Health Care Vote  

There is little agreement about what needs to be done to fix America's health care system -- and experts agree that a quick resolution seems like a remote possibility.

Is Desktop Dining Hurting the Restaurant Industry?  

Americans are eating out for lunch less than at any time in the last 40 years. Is that why restaurants are in a slump?

How a Literature Major Became Chanel’s First Global CEO  

Former Chanel CEO Maureen Chiquet discusses her new book about her career and what's ahead for retail in the digital age.

What Money Managers Miss in Currency Carry Trades  

Money managers who do both currency and commodities trades could be overloading on risk, Wharton research finds.

The Biggest Mistakes Job Seekers Make Today  

The best path to a new gig isn’t what it used to be, nor what you might think it is -- if you want to land the right position without wasting effort.

Why Old-fashioned Board Games Thrive in the Internet Age  

Even in the era of amazingly rendered video games, the old board games never seem to go out of style.

Mapping Critical Knowledge for Digital Transformation  

When companies digitalize in the context of their strategic knowledge, it can uncover powerful growth opportunities.

Why the Internet Knows Us Better Than We Know Ourselves  

When the vast amount of information the internet holds is viewed through the right lens, what it can reveal about us is remarkable, says the author of a new book.

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