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Listen to the new Globe and Mail podcast about the real-life drama of running a business.

Episode 5: Escape to Bali

Ever fantasized about ditching your office job and launching your own business somewhere warm? Canadian entrepreneurs Lydia Lee, Tracey Abbott and Steve Munroe and did just that by setting up their own companies in Bali.

Episode 4: The dark side of entrepreneurship

Through candid conversations with entrepreneurs Tod Maffin and Michael DeVenney, we look at the psychological toll entrepreneurship can take on business owners.

Episode 3: Married to the business

What is it really like running a company with your spouse? Shabnam and Frank Weber of The Tea Emporium and Caitlin and Neil MacGregor of Plum tell us about the unexpected dramas that happen when you hitch your personal and professional life together.

Episode 2: Fierce competition founder Cameron Reid fought a fierce battle for years with his chief competitor, Just Eat. After losing his job at a big PR firm, Andrew Findlater found himself directly competing with his former employer.

Episode 1: Back from the grave

Jen Evans and Andrew Holden's companies were in so much trouble, it wasn't clear if they could survive.

Introducing The Risk Takers

Get a sneak preview of The Globe's new podcast about small business. Episode 1 is out on October 6th.

About The Risk Takers

The Globe and Mail's Risk Takers is a podcast about the entrepreneurs who risk everything to grow their businesses. Listen to learn from mistakes made and opportunities seized. Hosted by Globe and Mail Small Business Editor Sarah Efron. Produced by Sarah Efron and JP Davidson. The series runs for five weeks starting on October 6th. Check out the full episode guide.

Join the conversation on Twitter at #TheRiskTakers