D2B 200 – A Maple Syrup Shortage?

12/29/2021 – In our 200th episode of Down to Business English, Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega report on the sticky situation in the maple syrup industry. Is the world heading toward a maple syrup shortage? What has put us in this situation? And what steps are being taken to avoid a potential crisis?

D2B 198 – Inflation

12/15/2021 – Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega explore the topic of inflation. What is inflation? What causes it? Are we entering a period of runaway inflation not seen since the 1970s?

D2B 197 – Risk Management with Corinna Andony – Part 2

11/30/2021 – In this second part of a two-part interview, Corinna Andony tells Skip about her path to becoming a risk analyst, as well as opportunities in the industry for those interested in pursuing this type of professional career.

Samantha Vega is here too! With great vocabulary explanations and examples.

D2B 195 – Risk Management with Corinna Andony – Part 1

11/23/2021 – Skip Montreux speaks with risk analyst Corinna Andony. In this first part of a two-part interview, Corinna explains what risk management entails and the two branches of risk management.

Samantha Vega is here too! With great vocabulary explanations and examples.

D2B 192 – Chipageddon

11/4/2021 – Skip Montreux and Dez Morgan discuss the global semiconductor shortage – Chipageddon.

D2B 191 – The Great Resignation

10/28/2021 – Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss The Great Resignation happening in the US and around the world.

D2B 188 – Corporate fraud and criminality

9/18/2021 – Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss two corporate legal cases. The bankruptcy of Purdue Pharma and the fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of the bio-tech company Theranos.

D2B 183 – COVID Hodgepodge

8/7/2021 – Dez Morgan reports on three issues that are loosely related to the effects of the COVID pandemic on business. The nature of work, an increase in cybercrime, and the decrease in the quality of customer service.

D2B 182 – Climate Change & the economy

7/29/2021 – Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega take a deep dive into the impact climate change is having on the global economy. What are governments and corporations around the world doing to deal with the issue?

D2B 178 – Ransomware

5/27/2021 – Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega discuss the rising threat that cybercrime and ransomware have on businesses around the world.

GameStop

D2B 174 – The Gamestop Short Squeeze

5/25/2021 – Skip Montreux and Samantha Vega talk about the recent short squeeze of GameStop stock that cost institutional investors billions of dollars in losses.