2021 Excellence in Audio Digital Storytelling, Ongoing Series finalist

Foundering: The WeWork Story


About the Project

The debut season of Foundering takes listeners inside the world of WeWork, offering new insights into a once high-flying startup whose crash resulted in a wholesale reevaluation of private company valuations and heightened scrutiny of the investors whose funding exuberance created a bubble.

The seven-episode series is hosted by Ellen Huet, who covered the company for years and broke some of the biggest stories on the beat. Reporting starts in the Israeli kibbutz where WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann lived as a child, an upbringing that informed the founding story he attached to his budding business.