Bad Bets is a podcast series that unravels big-business dramas that have had a big impact on our world. In season two, we delve into the story of
who promised a future of zero-emission trucks that could revolutionize the industry. At its peak, Nikola’s publicly traded stock was worth more than
Ford Motor Co.
—until a ragtag group of whistleblowers and short sellers revealed that Nikola and its truck weren’t all that they seemed.
Ben Foldy is the host of this season of Bad Bets. Bad Bets is a production of The Wall Street Journal. This season is produced with Jigsaw Productions, in collaboration with Story Force Entertainment.
Episode 1: ‘Hey, Buddy’
In the season’s first episode, we take you back to Trevor Milton’s early years as an entrepreneur, and you’ll hear from some of the people who helped him build the businesses that came before Nikola.
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