Welcome to Debrief, the new podcast hosted by Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Megan Murphy. With each episode, we’ll sit down with the world’s leading business leaders, entrepreneurs and political figures. It’s a peek behind the scenes of global business, culture and politics -- a first-hand conversation with the people who shape the world’s economy.
When we spoke with President Obama in June 2016, the world looked like a very different place. The U.K. was poised for a referendum on whether to remain in the EU, and all the smart money was betting the answer would be “yes.” Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were slugging it out in the polls. For many people, a Clinton victory seemed all but guaranteed. We all know how THAT turned out.
In the rare Oval Office interview, President Obama spoke candidly about free trade, why his daughters won’t work on Wall Street, and what he’d do if he were a CEO.