In 2001, journalist Bethany McLean wrote a piece for Fortune magazine simply titled “Is Enron Overpriced?” It led to the landmark collapse of one of Wall Street’s biggest companies under the weight of its massive fraud. She also grew up in Hibbing, MN, home to America’s rock ‘n’ roll laureate Bob Dylan, listening to Handle, Bach, Metallica, and Def Leppard. The former Goldman Sachs analyst turned Vanity Fair contributing editor, joins Nic to talk about her love for the Stones, Leonard Cohen, and the top 40 dance-pop music you hear in the background of most TikToks. She’s the author of All the Devils Are Here, about the 2008 economic collapse, and is currently at work on a third book about the impacts of Covid-19 on the economy.
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Spark’s Nic Harcourt, a radio legend who launched the careers of artists including Coldplay, the Arctic Monkeys, and Adele, sets his sights on the business world with his new podcast “The Sound of Success.”
Business, tech and finance leaders are interviewed about the songs, bands, and concerts that have influenced their lives from childhood to now. What are the tracks they return to over and over, and what new artists have they embraced in recent years? Would they be the person they are today without this music? With “The Sound of Success,” Harcourt turns his legendarily expansive knowledge of music to host fascinatingly revealing and relatable interviews about the artists and sounds that have meant the most to the people who shape the world of money.