The Premier of Toasted Zebra

Coming to you from the masterminds behind Poober and eBay for human organs, we bring you the Toasted Zebra! Inspired by Carson’s own wife, Freddy introduces their latest business idea – the Lululemon of women’s drinking helmets. Once the excitement fades, Krista and Freddy take us down a long line of depressing news developments.

Risk Managing A Potential US Default

The crew is back from Institutional Investor’s award ceremony and Krista is still beaming from her nomination. Although she doesn’t quite remember the events of that night, Freddy reminds her that Boaz Weinstein robbed her of true fame, though we suspect the judges were taking a page out of the Clarence Thomas playbook. Carson broaches the topic that’s been on every investor’s radar: How to manage your portfolio around the unknown known event of a potential US default?

Recycling a Failed Drug

Carson Block of Muddy Waters Capital makes the short case on Chinook Therapeutics (KDNY). Muddy Waters argues that, upon further examination of trial data, its primary candidate for kidney disease, atrasentan, not only is inefficacious, but also shows an alarming rate of patient heart failure.