This week, staff writer Zoë Henry talks about how the CEO of Silicon Valley online lending company Social Finance has resigned, effective immediately, after years of sexual harassment allegations were made public. Initially, SoFi CEO Mike Cagney was expected to stay until December, but executive chairman Tom Hutton will become interim CEO, the company told CNBC. (The podcast was recorded Thursday, before the news broke.) Henry discusses how SoFi's toxic culture was not dealt with effectively because the board knew about sexual harassment allegations since 2012 but Cagney stayed. The company even paid a former employee to leave after being Cagney allegedly harassed her, the Times reports.
Staff writer Will Yakowicz talks about how storm damage assessment is becoming a bigger part of the business models behind drone companies as insurance companies need help to document the hundreds of billions of dollars in damage across Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands from hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Lastly, the group interviews Noah Kraft, founder of Doppler Labs, about how he thinks his company's high-tech earbuds could replace hearing aids and one day replace computers.