This episode is sponsored by, Arculus and FTX US.

The Elon Musk-Twitter saga continues! Today, Musk announced an offer to buy 100% of Twitter at $54.20 a share, saying that it was important for free speech and the company needed to be taken private to undergo necessary changes. NLW explores reactions to the announcement, from those who think a Twitter under Musk would be a huge boon to free speech to those who just aren’t buying it.

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “I Don't Know How To Explain It” by Aaron Sprinkle. Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at