WSJ What’s News podcast

WSJ What’s News

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A.M Edition for April 20. WSJ's James Marson discusses the current relationships between Russia and some European countries. Elon Musk weighs in on the recent fatal crash in Texas involving a Tesla. And, cryptocurrency Dogecoin's price surges. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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Top qualityExcellent and highly informed bite size news. Perfect for listening to on the walk to work!.Score: 5/5

Love thisSnappy and interesting news + commentary, will be a regular part of my routine!.Score: 5/5

Full of ads and annoying voicesNothing you can't get from other sources much faster, Nothing really engaging. The hosts have really annoying voices I find hard to listen to. Unsubscribed!.Score: 2/5

Terrible revampI really liked what this podcast used to be - a couple of minutes giving the top financial headlines of the day that you could dig into if you wanted. Now its just talking heads with almost no finance content. Unsubscribed.Score: 1/5

Fantastic RevampNew morning host Kim Gittleson is a much needed breath of fresh air. She balances a serious, considered news agenda with a seamless presentation style. A thoroughly enjoyable listen..Score: 5/5

Excellent revampIntelligent, pithy and accessible. Exactly what I want on my way to work!.Score: 5/5

Liberal biasI used to like WSJ for its op-ed as well as its objective reporting, an oasis in the liberal news media. Unfortunately, there has been a significant shift recently and all the reporting resembles the bias of a liberal activist news outlet. If so, I rather switch to HuffPo and NYT. This podcast reflects the same bias, it is very difficult to listen to if you are looking for objective and insightful analysis..Score: 2/5

What have you done?! UNDO! UNDO!The WSJ’s What’s News has been my go to news briefing podcast for the last two years. So when I awoke to the April 1st reboot - I assumed that it was a joke. Until This morning (April 2nd) when the farcical Where do I start with what went wrong.... The new presenter who seems completely surprised, incredulous, smirking when she meets every fifth word in her slowly spoken over enunciated sentences...? Or... the Grey’s Anatomy styled backing music (Are those wooden bells? A xylophone perhaps?) Or.... the constant comical inflections inappropriately punctuating the presentation. What is it about the regulatory oversights at VALE that evokes the same comical inflection that she uses in discussing food price cuts as well as her own jokes? Or.... the new closing tag line tipping with a giggling ‘Thanks for listening, now get to work’ at the end of the podcast. Look. I get what you are trying to do here. Someone decided - let’s freshen this up. Make it younger. Open up to a wider audience. Maybe some consultant came in and gave you a list of pointers to lighten up the segment. Let me assure you, as a millennial myself, this result is grossly off the mark. The result is trite and cringe worthy - this is no longer a podcast reflective of the high calibre journalism for which the WSJ is known. Please. Please. Please. Reverse course while you still have listeners..Score: 1/5

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The number and length of adds ruins everythingThe title says it all. With the number of adds this podcast is difficult to listen to..Score: 3/5

New formula leaves bad after tasteThis used to be one of my favorite podcasts. Now with the new formula and the main topic in the middle, it has become annoying - well even more than annoying. Not all main topics interest me, so being at the end was easy to skip. Now I still skip it but have to add extra care not to pass its end. Just baaaaaad user experience - remember how it's all about user experience?. Oh and the new music, not doing it for me neither. Puts me to sleep..Score: 1/5

AwfulAwful everything is difficult to adapt after the upgrade.Score: 1/5

No substance, data, point of viewProvides quick overview But unfortunately such lack of substance, data, POV that it’s essentially useless. Read top 3 headlines instead and save 10min.Score: 1/5

A good overview of newsA quick (under 10 minutes) overview or review of the days news..Score: 4/5

AwfulThey pack two (2!) commercials into a 3.5 minute podcast. They only have one sponsor, so it's the same ads every show, and the rest of it is just one or two sentences on each news story. Horrible, don't waste your time, it is very frustrating to listen to so many ads..Score: 1/5

Great summary of newsI use it to give me a sense of what is important happening in the world. It is like someone professional is reading the headlines of a printed newspaper to me, who I don't need to pay to hire..Score: 5/5

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This is not “journalism”This podcast is sponsored by Facebook and the “journalism,” if you’d even call it that, is extremely left leaning. The reporters are not objective and their “facts” are actually opinions with little truth to support them. WSJ used to produce a very solid newspaper but I guess those days are gone..Score: 1/5

Very clear left leaning biasObviously, this podcast is by no means neutral or objective. It is a blatant endorsement for Joe Biden and is trying a coup d’etat of President Trump. But neither do I support the latter, given all the promises he had failed to fulfill—in particular, the deportation of the illegal aliens. However, along with all other mainstream media outlets, WSJ does not have a jot or a tittle of concern for the interest of the majority of this Nation—i.e., white people—the racial stock that gave birth thereto and that established the welfare system therein, whereof the generally slothful and imbecile races are taking advantage, notwithstanding their baseless and self-deceiving pretension to victimhood status..Score: 1/5

It’s DR Jill BidenUnsubscribing.Score: 1/5

Too much lead-upA podcast that only lasts 10-15 minutes doesn’t need to spend the first 90 seconds or more giving a summary of what is going to be discussed in a few minutes (including quotes from a guest that is going to be repeated later). Otherwise the information provided is great. Just lose the unnecessary wasted time..Score: 3/5

Great news source.Great podcast that seems to have a very fair and balanced approach to the news. I listen to Fox and NPR to make sure I get both sides. This podcast seems to just report the news accurately without any agenda. Keep it up!.Score: 5/5

Excellent.Short shots of smart stuff! Listen daily..Score: 5/5

Yet another un-subscriberSo, so disappointed. WSJ, you’ve further narrowed the sources of media that could be relied on to provide straight-up, objective reporting (thank goodness for The Epoch Times). You have no idea how many of us, disappointed citizens, see how you deliver so often a curated set of news—ignoring and excluding events that do not support the left-leaning narrative, placing your favorite ones at the top of the podcast, and using careful language in what you do report. I don’t want left-leaning or right-leaning. I want the straight news. It is arrogant and assumptive to decide what YOU want US to hear and believe. You do not respect that people in this country are perfectly capable of listening to objective information, being discerning, and coming to their own conclusions and opinions. You render a true disservice to this country - for what? Power, financial support, special access, political connections? We have politicians who do that. I have no option but to join many of my friends: I’m unsubscribed..Score: 1/5

News, not opinions please.The DOJ suing Yale U for discrimination is no different that DOJ suing any other business for discrimination. Melissa Corn (sp) statement that “a lot of people are trying to dismantle affirmative action the way that is use right now...” is an opinion, not a fact and unfortunately reflects a bias against the actions of DOJ. Please leave your opinions, or state that they are just that, out of your reporting..Score: 1/5

Daily News, no fluff.This is a great podcast. Keeps me updated with brief updates without being to surface. And each episode goes a bit deeper on one issue with an interview. Very helpful!.Score: 5/5

Concise and informativeGood for staying up to date on key events when I’m in a rush and don’t have time to do much reading. Reporting seems fair and relatively unbiased..Score: 5/5

WSJ too liberalRadical left wingers who burned down cities , graphetti everything , tear down statues of even Lincoln are the threat to democracy not a bunch of taxpayers on the capital lawn who think China is destroying this country by buying off politicians that are for sale like Biden . Cheap foreign labor and big tech co can skirt labor laws but force small biz owners who can’t hire Indians fir cheap to follow archaic labor laws.the ultimate ok for me not for thee . This administration wants to destroy small biz so we all either have to work for big corporations or goverment . When govt and big Corp unite we are all w-2 workers thst can’t make a living without them which is why destroying independent small biz is a goal of democrat party . Inserrection ? There’s one every night all summer long and it still continues in crazy blue cities like Portland , and Seattle . It’s a joke man as bejjng how would say The stop the steal was a mostly peaceful protest compared to the absolute anarchy this summer and the best part China didn’t even have to fire a shot just by off joe and the other swamp creatures who enrich themselves personally by selling out you the taxpayer ..Score: 1/5

Left leaning and factually incorrectVery disappointed in the podcast. The WSJ has turned this over to young woke staffers. Sometimes not including important information. Other times giving factually incorrect information. A great example of this is the “reporting” on the riots in Portland. If you’re looking for true objective journalism then don’t bother with this..Score: 1/5

Love this podcastThis is my daily source of reliable news.Score: 5/5

Bite-size review of the big storiesFairly neutral fair reporting. Nothing is in-depth, this is a quick survey of current stories, most with a market focus..Score: 5/5

Quick and informativeMy go to when I'm on my morning commute..Score: 5/5

Only trustworthy news source left!WSJ has remained as a trustworthy source in this weird media environment..Score: 5/5

PartisanToo bad. I generally like the WSJ and was hoping to keep this podcast for news updates. This podcast is simply another partisan news outet pushing only the liberal agenda. I will still enjoy Potomac Watch however..Score: 2/5

Very GoodUseful, timely, accurate reporting. Keep up the good work..Score: 4/5

Neutrality amidst extremismIn a world where news is opinionated to the extreme, WSJ has found a way to keep it relatively neutral. There will never be a completely impartial news outlet in this day and age, but WSJ comes awfully close. I enjoy that it’s broken up into AM and PM segments as opposed to one large podcast, and they usually keep the information clear and concise. Listening to this podcast has now fit into my daily routine and I am very happy to have found it. Keep up the good work!.Score: 5/5

Changed after election resultsI am disappointed to see significant change in this podcast after election results were announced. I thought at least WSJ was neutral to the politics but I guess not. I’m unsubscribing..Score: 2/5

Response to 1st DebateI am a daily listener. I am neither a never Trumper nor a pro Trumper. I listened to the first debate and the report on this mornings podcast was significantly slighted in its review. Sad to me as I have come to expect a higher standard of reporting..Score: 2/5

Excellent, moderate, educationalHaving a more objective news source is harder and harder these days, but WSJ does a superb job. I am an annual subscriber to their newspaper as well..Score: 5/5

Disappointed in coverage of callI listen to this podcast most days and like the highlight of the news of the day. However, after listening to today’s brief coverage of the call from Pres Trump to the Georgia Sec of State and noting that they failed to fact check or mention the plethora of false claims Mr Trump made, I am disappointed. They seem to downplay, what I heard after listening to the call, the seriousness and unethical, if not illegal, action by Mr Trump.Score: 3/5

Annoying host voicesOld news delivered with really annoying hosts and riddled with annoying advertisements..Score: 3/5

Informative and conciseGreat way to both start and wrap up the day with brief overviews of the top, relevant daily stories..Score: 5/5

Downfall of the last real news sourceWall Street Journal was the last news source I trusted to be unbiased and truly informative, but they’ve taken an obvious position in their news reporting over the last year. I’m not speaking of their opinion pieces. Their journalists/reporters are following the AP agenda, and not their own investigation and logical discernment. Anything flagged by Facebook or Twitter as “false,” is repeated as such by WSJ. I’m disappointed and disgusted. I know of no other real news source I can rely on now..Score: 1/5

Just right!Thanks WSJ! just the right amount of information I need morning & night. I love the little interesting tidbit at the end !.Score: 5/5

Don’t miss itThis has become my go to morning news podcast. Concise, insightful, and covering a diverse range of topics..Score: 5/5

Great way to start your dayThis is a concise and balanced dose of reporting on global affairs from the WSJ..Score: 5/5

WSJ, another trusted source, gone.WSJ was my last MSM news source I trusted to get an unbiased and fair report. In the last few months, that’s changed. Very disappointed to listen to them today (9/30/20) and hear them talking about a debunked lie, the Fine People Hoax. Anyone with access to the internet can look it up, clearly you know it’s a lie but you’re pushing a narrative. This country needs unity more than ever, and you’re pushing the divide further. Shame on you..Score: 1/5

Concise news in a perfect amount of timeA great overview of the top news that can be consumed in a short period of time. Easy to listen to both the morning and afternoon edition between breaks or when preparing breakfast/dinner. Keep it coming!.Score: 5/5

Fair coverage, great podcastI listen to this podcast every morning and many evenings. They present a range of interesting issues and offer fair, balanced coverage of political issues. Very rare to find a news source to discuss the pros and cons of a political issue like they do. I also appreciate that their stories and coverage are usually apolitical. Love this podcast. Shout out to Mike Bird and Quentin Webb in Hong Kong! Thank you Mark..Score: 5/5

One of my daily listensGlad WSJ makes this available. Along with NPR, this is one of my AM go to podcasts for news..Score: 5/5

Great ContentGreat way to keep up with major stories of the day. Unbiased reporting is nice as well..Score: 5/5

Listen twice a dayI listen to both the am and pm podcasts. Fair, unbiased reporting. Trustworthy..Score: 5/5

When did the wsj join the liberal msm?I’m disappointed to hear the clear liberal slant in this podcast. The WAJ was the last bastion of news since the MSM has joined the Democratic Party. Disappointing.Score: 1/5

Cannot supportI cannot condone a news organization owned by Rupert Murdoch, one of the worst human being to live in the 21st century. This podcast seems to have decent reporting, but anyone with a conscious (listeners and those who work and produce for this news organization) should not feed into WSJ. I would rather go homeless with no job than to work for WSJ..Score: 1/5

MediocrityI value the WSJ. However, these WSJ podcasts could be so much better. They seem to be trying to appeal to a younger demographic and so, as is usually the case in these unskilled attempts, they dumb it down and use goofy 20 something talk when they discuss issues. The lack of background and the knowledge gap in the reporting is breathtaking. They don’t know what they don’t know..Score: 1/5

Great news in short amount of timeI really enjoyed this podcast. It daily news in a short amount of time. Now, I prefer to listen than watching television news that played over the same old one over and over again just by different commentators. Please bring back the old podcast music. The new one feels so different and doesn’t have an upbeat to it. Too funky and weird..Score: 4/5

Mixed bagIn a hyper- partisan world, the WSJ presents about as neutral a presentation of the news as you can find. There’s appropriate depth to the reporting and the length of the podcast is economical. That’s all good. The AM edition seems to have a revolving door of hosts. I’m sure the newest host is a good guy, but his introduction to reporters sound like he’s trying way too hard to be hip. “Hey Maggie, good to see you.” “Tom, great to have you on the program.” “Let’s meet for drinks.” Just kidding about the last one, but you get the point. This is supposed to be a news program. If I want to banter about the news, I’ll talk to my friends. For the PM edition, AMF does a very good job reading the news, engaging the reporters and keeping the program moving along. Give her a raise! Sometimes the feature stories drone on, either because of the canned interview format or the reporter is trying to sound too conversational. It’s too bad, because the stories are usually interesting and timely. The reporters for many of the stories sound like high school interns. Does the WSJ instruct their reporters to start their sentences with “well”, “yea”, “so”? Last week one of the reporters responded to his introduction from Marc Stewart with a “ Hey.” Poor use of the English language. Maybe the WSJ wants this podcast to be less about news reporting and more about news chit chat. If that’s the case, it’s working, particularly in the AM edition. Maybe the WSJ has a podcast that’s more hard news. “What’s News” has morphed into something else..Score: 2/5

Efficient, Facts-Only ReportingWhat’s News is how I start my morning every day while getting ready. Less than 15 minutes, this podcast is my favorite to prepare me for what’s going on in the world around us. Just enough market analysis, coupled with top stories makes this podcast one of the best I could ever recommend. Keep it up!.Score: 5/5

A morning stapleLove Annemarie and Marc as hosts!! Throws me off when others takeover. Quick and effective way to be updated on global affairs..Score: 5/5

Useful, balanced news - with no paywallThis is my go-to podcast for daily walks. I appreciate that they aren’t sensationalist with their coverage and that I can get business updates in 15 minutes or less. Highly recommended!.Score: 5/5

Straight news.So many reviews mad that the podcast doesn’t give its opinion or go more in depth on certain topics. It’s a 10min episode get over it. How deep can you go? Why would you want a news outlet to give their opinions anyways? It gives me the days too headlines and they briefly discuss major topics that’s it..Score: 5/5

Becoming too biasedMy wife and I love the Wall Street Journal and have subscribed to both the paper and the podcast for years; however, recent Covid and political coverage has become increasingly one sided. We have not listened to the podcast for a week because of this. Please resume your objective reporting!.Score: 2/5

No longer trust WSJThe Murdoch family has corrupted their news teams. Fox and Wall Street Journal. They intentionally affected the election and now don’t show even-handed news on Electoral College and probable vote fraud. Actual vote stealing isn’t reported. So I’m NOT going to listen to WSJ Podcasts anymore. Tell Gerald Baker & Murdock boys. I refer people to NewsmaxTV..Score: 1/5

PerfectConcise and to the point..Score: 5/5

Potomac Watch is betterThis is inferior both in commentary and substance to the WSJs potomac watch. Would recommend the latter in lieu of the former..Score: 1/5

Informative, interesting, and incisiveThe perfect daily podcast for professionals.Score: 5/5

Favorite PodcastMore balanced than most of its competition..Score: 5/5

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MarcReporting🎧As the United States imposed #sanctions on #Russia, what is the relationship like between #Europe and the #Kremlin… .Score: 5/5

World_news_eng WSJ: Here’s what we’re watching ahead of Tuesday’s opening bell .Score: 5/5

JamesMcGowan#DogeCoin above the fold on the left side under What's News. Let's get some big institutional money in this puppy… .Score: 5/5

U_philosophersWSJ - what’s your job? - Oh, I’m a fake journalist. #journalismjobs #news #fakenews .Score: 5/5

RCP902Elonmusk Amart15416132 WSJ BBC news ran the same article, with further links to Tesla S battery fires and 27 cra… .Score: 5/5

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World_news_eng WSJ: What are the jury's options for a verdict in Derek Chauvin's murder trial, what evidence will it consider and when is the decision….Score: 5/5

AcoindetectiveWhat Coinbase’s Public Debut Means for Bitcoin and Crypto | WSJ .Score: 5/5

BrianC4343Karlos5321 I mean, starting with the very well known "lefty rag", Rupert Murdoch's own Wall Street Journal:… .Score: 5/5

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WSJ What’s News Podcast Episodes

European Nations Weigh Relationships With Russia

A.M Edition for April 20. WSJ's James Marson discusses the current relationships between Russia and some European countries. Elon Musk weighs in on the recent fatal crash in Texas involving a Tesla. And, cryptocurrency Dogecoin's price surges. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Jury Begins Deliberations in Murder Trial of Derek Chauvin

P.M. Edition for April 19. A Minneapolis jury has begun deliberations in the murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged in the death of George Floyd. Plus, a global chip shortage affecting the production of everything from automobiles to computers is expected to continue until at least next year. Reporter Eun-Young Jeong joins host Annmarie Fertoli to explain the challenges in getting the industry back to normal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

SPACs Could Face New Regulation

A.M. Edition for April 19. WSJ's Amrith Ramkumar on potential regulatory moves for special-purpose acquisition companies. The future use of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine in the U.S. could be decided this week. And, the return of the New York power lunch. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Texas Wrestles With How to Fix Its Energy Market

P.M. Edition for April 16. Lawmakers in Texas are debating how to reform the state's energy market, after a severe winter storm exposed flaws in the deregulated sector. But many of the solutions on the table may lead to a new set of problems. Reporter Katherine Blunt joins host Annmarie Fertoli to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

The Report Card on a Return to School

A.M. Edition for April 16. WSJ Education Bureau Chief Chastity Pratt on the progress to return students to classrooms. A deadly shooting at a FedEx ground facility in Indianapolis. WSJ China Bureau Chief Jonathan Cheng discusses the Chinese economy's growth. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Chauvin Murder Trial Enters Final Stage

P.M. Edition for April 15. Both sides have rested their cases in the murder trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin. The final days of testimony brought clashing views from medical experts over the cause of George Floyd's death. Reporter Erin Ailworth joins host Annmarie Fertoli from Minneapolis to discuss what comes next. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

America's Booming Housing Market Generates International Interest

A.M. Edition for April 15. WSJ's Konrad Putzier discusses global investment in the U.S. housing market. WSJ's Anna Hirtenstein on the growth of luxury goods. The Biden administration is set to punish Russia. Efforts to make band practice safe in the pandemic. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Coinbase's Public Debut Marks Milestone for Cryptocurrency

P.M. Edition for April 14. Coinbase, the largest bitcoin exchange in the U.S., made its trading debut, ending the session with an $85 billion valuation. Cryptocurrency reporter Paul Vigna joins host Annmarie Fertoli with more on the first major crypto listing and how it could impact markets beyond just bitcoin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

What Earnings Season Could Reveal About Economic Recovery

A.M. Edition for April 14. WSJ Europe Finance Editor Alex Frangos discusses earnings expectations. A federal advisory panel is set to review concerns over Johnson & Johnson's single-dose Covid-19 vaccine. Coinbase prepares for its market debut today. Marc Stewart hosts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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