Business Casual

Business Casual
Morning Brew’s Kinsey Grant sits down with the biggest names in business and asks them the questions you’d want to ask yourself. From VCs and DTC to streaming and social media, Kinsey explores the stories behind the headlines you’re reading. Swap your coffee for a beer, swap your eyes for your ears, and join us—you know the dress code.

So…Who Is the Arbiter of Truth?
Jul 2 • 20 min
What does the future of media look like? And how, exactly, does the Mark Zuckerberg character factor into it? Let’s find out.
Facebook’s Fact Problem, Media’s Future, & Why Nothing’s Certain
Jun 30 • 44 min
Will Facebook ad boycotts work? Media expert Joanna Coles weighs in…plus tells us why local newsrooms are vaporizing, what we can do to address misinformation, and so much more.
A Thriving Startup Community? In This Economy?
Jun 25 • 41 min
If you want to know what comes next for the startup world from two successful startup cofounders, listen to this episode. We review Q2, make predictions about Q3, and lift the hood on Morning Brew’s business strategy.
It Definitely Wasn’t Boring: Q2 in Review
Jun 23 • 25 min
How do you make the last three months make sense? You tear down quarter two, from innovation and accountability and leadership to…failure.
The Diversity Conversation Isn’t Over
Jun 18 • 28 min
How about a first-hand look at how policies that make the workplace work for all are actually created? Morning Brew Head of People Operations Kate Noel gives an honest account.
Stop Thinking, Start Doing: How Diversity & Accountability Impact Profit
Jun 16 • 46 min
Corporate America has a diversity problem. Edith Cooper is going to help us solve it. Listen now to learn why businesses need a lesson in accountability—and to hear how you can help give it.
If Brands Don’t Stand for Something…
Jun 11 • 44 min
Branding isn’t about playing by rules—it’s about playing by values. How are those values crafted, and how do they change during a pandemic and recession? Let’s find out.
Trippy Business: Psychedelic Drugs, Microdosing, and Money
Jun 9 • 47 min
The ideas of psychedelic drugs as both medicine for the mind and high-potential investments are promising. But how can we better understand that promise beyond Silicon Valley microdosing jokes? Let’s find out.
Economic Recovery is Spelled J-O-B-S
Jun 4 • 48 min
Unemployment and hiring rates are the best metrics for understanding when the economy can get back on its feet. And that’s a question we’d all like an answer to. Let’s get one with Karin Kimbrough, chief economist at LinkedIn.
Black Lives Matter
Jun 2 • 8 min
Today, instead of our usual 45-minute episode, we’re asking you to use that time to listen, read, or watch content that elevates black voices, black stories, and black businesses.
How to Save Your Restaurant? Serve More Than Food
May 28 • 37 min
You can get way more than a giant salad out of fast casual restaurants. Today, we’re exploring the competitive advantages the space’s biggest success stories bring to the table, from tech to community to so much more.
Imagine a World Without Restaurants…
May 26 • 22 min
Shutting down the spread of COVID-19 means shutting down the restaurant industry as we know it. But what does that mean for small businesses across the board? We ask famed chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson.
Predicting the Future with Barbara Corcoran
May 22 • 29 min
Barbara Corcoran is famous for being on Shark Tank. Maybe she should be even more famous for bold predictions about the commercial real estate market? Listen to this episode of Business Casual to find out why.
Barbara Corcoran on the Emotional Economics of the Housing Market
May 21 • 19 min
Barbara Corcoran, star of ABC’s Shark Tank and real estate icon, walks us through the intricacies of the housing market, from buyer to seller to broker. Curious about prices? Wondering what virtual home tours are like? Barbara’s got you.
The Universal Truths of Business Success with Rich Antoniello
May 19 • 45 min
Is there really such a thing as a formula for success in business? We’re not convinced, so we brought in someone who thinks there is, at least in publishing—Complex CEO Rich Antoniello. He explains how the right priorities can get your business through…
Is Your WFH Setup Hacker-Proof?
May 14 • 40 min
Hackers don’t care that we’re in the middle of a global health crisis. As we work from home in droves, how should our approaches to cybersecurity and new-age tech change? Darktrace CEO Nicole Eagan chimes in.
Arianna Huffington: Maybe We Shouldn’t Follow the Leader?
May 12 • 36 min
Why aren’t investors more concerned about leadership and its tangible effects on a company’s bottom line? Arianna Huffington, leadership expert and proven CEO, explains the “obvious consequences” of widespread burnout within top corporate brass.
Rip Off the Band-Aid: Chamath Palihapitiya on Our Broken System
May 7 • 20 min
Come for the deep analysis of government intervention in companies deemed too big to fail, stay for venture capitalists Chamath Palihapitiya’s assertion that the U.S. economy needs billionaires like the NBA needs LeBron James.
Can Capitalism Survive? Chamath Palihapitiya Isn’t Sure
May 5 • 30 min
This week on Morning Brew’s Business Casual podcast, the provocative and recently very viral venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya argues that today’s recipe for capitalism isn’t working.
If Ray Dalio Were President…
Apr 30 • 36 min
Ray Dalio expertly describes the intersection of markets and politics in today’s crisis, making the intricacies of Fed policy, Wall Street psychology, debt cycles, and more make perfect sense.
Ray Dalio: Predicting Our Future Using Our Past
Apr 28 • 34 min
Ray Dalio, billionaire philanthropist and hedge fund demigod, explains to Business Casual why he thinks we can utilize historical precedent to insulate ourselves from the inevitable pain points life throws at us.
How to Build a Podcast: Kinsey Grant on Asking the Big Questions
Apr 24 • 21 min
Today we’re flipping the script on Business Casual… and the host becomes the interview subject. Our very own Kinsey Grant tells us how she identifies what the biggest questions in business are.
The Green Investing Revolution Is Coming: BlackRock’s Brian Deese on ESG Investing
Apr 21 • 41 min
This week on Morning Brew’s Business Casual podcast, BlackRock’s global head of sustainable investing explains why doing business with the climate in mind leads to stronger returns.
Your Crash Course on Supply Chains, Globalization, and COVID-19
Apr 16 • 43 min
This week on Morning Brew’s Business Casual podcast, Geoffrey Garrett, dean of UPenn’s prestigious Wharton School, explains what’s at stake for our globalized economy in the wake of COVID-19.
How COVID-19 Impacts Your Personal Finance
Apr 14 • 40 min
This week on Morning Brew’s Business Casual podcast, we’re diving deep into personal finance in the COVID-19 age with money expert and I Will Teach You to Be Rich author Ramit Sethi.
Going Nowhere Fast: Will the Global Travel Sector Survive COVID-19?
Apr 9 • 44 min
Morning Brew’s Business Casual breaks down what’s at stake for airlines, cruise lines, hotels, and one particular Silicon Valley home rental platform in this new norm—a norm that’s proving to the travel industry that we can survive in a socially distant,…
Quibi CEO Meg Whitman Wants Your In-Between Moments
Apr 6 • 45 min
Today on Morning Brew’s Business Casual, Meg Whitman—CEO of the short-form mobile video platform Quibi. In this conversation chock-full of insight, Whitman explains how Quibi is straddling the line between competition for time and competition for dollars.
If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em: How Traders React in a Crisis
Apr 2 • 39 min
This week on Morning Brew’s Business Casual podcast, we spoke with r/WallStreetBets founder Jaime Rogozinski to understand the new norms in market psychology.
The Business of Giving Back: How Nonprofits Are Borrowing from Silicon Valley
Mar 31 • 41 min
You could use some good news. Today on Morning Brew’s Business Casual podcast, we’re delivering just that—a conversation on the business of giving back with charity: water founder Scott Harrison.
How Coronavirus Is Creating a New World Order
Mar 28 • 39 min
Morning Brew’s Business Casual podcast spoke with geopolitical whiz Ian Bremmer for an honest assessment of the many ways government responses to COVID-19 differ, both for better and for worse.
Mark Cuban on COVID Responses: Perfection Is the Enemy of Progress
Mar 26 • 47 min
This week on Morning Brew’s Business Casual podcast, Mark Cuban—owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Shark Tank investor, and media exec—explains why perfection is the enemy of progress as leaders respond to COVID-19.
How the Fed’s Coronavirus Response Impacts You
Mar 24 • 39 min
Washington & Lee University’s Professor Art Goldsmith gives a master class in how Fed policy works, why it exists in the first place, and what we can expect from central bankers as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on business.
Instagram vs. Reality Coronavirus: How Social Media Handles Pandemics
Mar 20 • 34 min
In this special episode of Morning Brew’s Business Casual podcast, Bloomberg social media reporter Sarah Frier explains how tech c-suites are navigating what, for many, has become the most uncertain periods of their existence…and how those business…
ClassPass CEO on the Dos and Don’ts of Changing Business Models
Mar 17 • 44 min
This week on Morning Brew’s Business Casual podcast, ClassPass CEO Fritz Lanman goes deep on the importance of owning your mistakes and keeping yourself honest, even when it’s hard. Because reversing the way you make money? Not easy.
Downtown Josh Brown on How Coronavirus Moves Markets
Mar 12 • 32 min
In this special episode of Business Casual, host and recovering markets reporter Kinsey Grant talks with expert financial adviser Downtown Josh Brown to get to the bottom of how the coronavirus is impacting markets…and what you can do about it.
How to Do the Right Thing…and Make Money
Mar 10 • 42 min
This week on Morning Brew’s Business Casual, Bombas CEO Dave Heath explains why missions to “do good” can coexist with those to “do profit.”
The Meteor Is Coming: The Fat Jewish on 2020, Social Media, and Rosé
Mar 3 • 45 min
This week on Morning Brew’s Business Casual, social media force The Fat Jewish takes us on a roller coaster ride of content, from selling his Babe wine brand to AB InBev to Mike Bloomberg’s meme campaign for the White House.
If You Build It: Why the Software Business Is Booming
Feb 25 • 39 min
This week on Business Casual, we speak to Squarespace founder and CEO Anthony Casalena to figure out why SaaS companies are doing so well right now…and what it’ll take to nip all that forward momentum in the bud.
Work/Life: Who Broke the Way We Work?
Feb 18 • 44 min
This week on Morning Brew’s Business Casual podcast, we tear apart how work came to rule our lives—and what some in the business world are doing to fix it. Basecamp CEO, remote work enthusiast, and Bezos-approved founder Jason Fried explains why today’s…
Urge to Merge: Why M&A Deals Happen
Feb 11 • 41 min
Today on Morning Brew’s weekly Business Casual podcast: Axios Business Editor and author of the Pro Rata newsletter Dan Primack explains why mergers and acquisitions happen…and why they don’t.
You Might Be Sore Tomorrow: Fitness Gets the Tech Treatment
Feb 4 • 33 min
This week on Morning Brew’s Business Casual podcast, we talk to Mirror CEO Brynn Putnam to understand exactly how tech’s influence on today’s fitness startups is impacting the business world.
From Super Bowls to Streaming: Michael Lombardi on the NFL’s Financial Future
Jan 28 • 37 min
This week on Business Casual, we tackle the massive business beast that is the National Football League. Famed NFL analyst and exec Michael Lombardi explains the ins and outs, from legalized betting to international expansion to which team Jeff Bezos…
How to Win Deals and Influence People
Jan 21 • 38 min
This week on Business Casual, Native founder Moiz Ali takes us on a guided tour of the acquisition process—how to stand out, how to keep your head down, and how to make a graceful exit after a $100 million deal.
What Happens When the VC Music Stops?
Jan 14 • 39 min
This week on Business Casual, Union Square Ventures managing partner Rebecca Kaden explains that, even though venture as a whole is armed with more capital than ever before, “nerves are spiking and change is coming.” Here’s where you can find the nearest…
Hard Work or Nothing: Gary Vaynerchuk Gets Candid
Jan 7 • 37 min
Gary Vaynerchuk, entrepreneur, branding expert, and serial angel investor, opens up about everything from brand building to managing an unwarranted reputation to cherry picking the next big thing in marketing. Some people call Gary V an inspiration. Some…
Blind Gold Rush: The Power and Pitfalls of DTC Retail
Dec 31, 2019 • 40 min
You just spent the better part of a month shopping for friends and family…now take half an hour to learn about the business behind all those direct-to-consumer gifts you gave.
Nothing Is Static: Business Casual Does Decade in Review
Dec 24, 2019 • 41 min
This week on Morning Brew’s weekly podcast Business Casual, Brew managing editor Neal Freyman joins host and fellow Brew editorial team member Kinsey Grant to discuss a decade’s worth of trends, themes, and breaking news in the business world.
Suck Our Data and Sell it Back: Kara Swisher on Tech’s Future
Dec 17, 2019 • 41 min
As Silicon Valley’s resident kingmaker, Kara Swisher pulls no punches explaining just how cleverly Big Tech fooled us when they said they’d do no evil. Listen to this week’s Business Casual to figure out exactly what rules tech plays by…if they play by…
How Tech Is Making Insurance Sexy
Dec 10, 2019 • 41 min
Is the traditional broker-based insurance business model “fundamentally and structurally” flawed? If it is, you know corporate America is throwing tech at it. The scoop, right here.
All Nerds Not Welcome: Why Tech’s Diversity Problem Matters
Dec 3, 2019 • 33 min
There is a gender gap in tech, and that gender gap leads to worse products for everyone. We don’t have to be the ones to tell you that’s a problem, but…that’s a problem. Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani explains.
Digital Gold: Crypto, Libra, and the Future of Blockchain
Nov 26, 2019 • 42 min
This week on Business Casual, we’re breaking down everything crypto—from bitcoin’s $20,000 ride to Facebook’s misadventures in Libra. Because crypto memes are big, but crypto’s lasting impacts on the future of the worldwide financial system could be…
A Different Beast: How TikTok’s Changing Social Media
Nov 19, 2019 • 37 min
We’re all talking about TikTok, but do you know what makes it tick? Business Casual digs deep to figure out how brands are monetizing the newly viral social media app, plus what its success means for its much larger competitors.
Risk it all: Matt Ball dissects the streaming wars
Nov 12, 2019 • 46 min
After a long, arduous day of staring at your computer screen at work, sometimes nothing feels better than staring at your computer screen at home. But who owns that screen? We dive into the streaming wars to find out.
Take the money and run: Ben Sun on venture capital
Nov 4, 2019 • 44 min
Venture capital is confusing—Business Casual is changing that. This week, learn about where the money keeping your favorite startups alive comes from.
There are no winners: Downtown Josh Brown on the Trade War
Oct 28, 2019 • 39 min
The man, the myth, the legend Josh Brown joins Business Casual to break down the U.S.-China trade war. Who wins, who loses, and who foots the bill.
It’s not 1953: Ellevest CEO Sallie Krawcheck on Workplace Diversity
Oct 21, 2019 • 31 min
When women have more money, everyone wins. Ellevest co-founder and CEO Sallie Krawcheck lays down the law on why, exactly, workplace diversity is good for business.
Knotel: The Amazon of office space
Oct 14, 2019 • 33 min
The future of flexible workspace looks brighter than WeWork…at least according to Knotel CEO Amol Sarva.
Who’s hungry? ByCHLOE co-founder Sam Wasser on the power of branding
Oct 7, 2019 • 37 min
What does the future of the restaurant industry look like? By CHLOE founder Samantha Wasser explains why eating well, saving the environment, and turning a profit don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
You’re the product: Betterment CEO Jon Stein on smart money managers
Sep 30, 2019 • 36 min
Betterment CEO Jon Stein explains the ins and outs of roboadvisors, which will manage a cool $4.6 trillion in assets by 2022.
The breakup: Scott Galloway on Big Tech
Sep 23, 2019 • 40 min
Scott Galloway, NYU professor and NYT bestselling author, argues in favor of regulatory action against the Big Four of Big Tech: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google.