Go For Broke is a new narrative podcast from the Vox Media Podcast Network and Epic Magazine about great historical moments of irrational confidence. Season one premieres October 8th, with the trailer out today.
Hosted by BuzzFeed News alumna Julia Furlan, the first six-episode season explores the dotcom bubble of 2000, in which the rise of venture capital money and stock market speculation, combined with the beginnings of Internet commerce, led to trillions of dollars created and lost — seemingly overnight. From the meteoric rise of Netscape to the stunning fall of Pets.com, the series will tell the stories of people who bought into and contributed to the dotcom bubble, and what we can learn from them today.
“It’s easy to reduce the dotcom bubble down to the hilarious nostalgia of the early web,” says Furlan of the series. “But so many things we have today — from grocery delivery to venture capital — began in those first big moves to make money and change the world twenty years ago.”
Listen to the show trailer, which is out today, and subscribe to Go For Broke for free on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast app to automatically receive new episodes.