Unforgiven: Wells Fargo

When scandal hit, this historic bank couldn’t hide behind its stagecoaches.

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Episode Notes

The name Wells Fargo conjures up images of Old Western stagecoaches and pioneers. But when scandal hit, was this feel-good history enough to deflect attention away from the bank’s present-day troubles?

Podcast production by Jess Miller, with help from Cleo Levin and Asha Saluja.

About the Show

Navigating the marketplace is the original choose-your-own adventure. Thrilling Tales of Modern Capitalism takes a company in the news, and looks at its history to figure out why it finds itself in its present circumstances. Host Seth Stevenson brings you stories you may not have heard about the brands that shape how you live and work. And whether they’ve succeeded or failed, these companies have been on more of an adventure than you may have imagined. All episodes