Business Wars

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Zack
 Apr 25, 2020
Wonderfully educational and entertaining format to learn business lessons and rivalry history.


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 Mar 3, 2020
Great show! Well written and has a great host, it's a really interesting way to learn how companies we know got to where they are today.

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Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet or your attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy. The outcome of these battles shapes what we buy and how we live. 

Business Wars gives you the unauthorized, real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights -- or to ruin. Hosted by David Brown, former anchor of Marketplace. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John and American History Tellers.


Episode Date
Diamond Wars | Blood and Champagne | 5
00:27:25

It’s 1966 and De Beers is about to abandon its eleven-year search for diamonds in Botswana. But the geologist behind the search is far from ready to pack up his tools.

And De Beers isn’t the only one searching for gemstones. Soon, a major diamond find in Australia will leave the diamond monopoly facing a big dilemma: should it seek to control or to destroy this Antipodean threat?

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Jul 08, 2020
Diamond Wars | The Shadow World | 4
00:26:40

It’s the early 1950s and West Africa’s growing number of diamond smugglers is causing headaches for De Beers. 

Faced with millions of pounds in losses, the diamond monopoly decides it’s time to get tough with the smugglers.

But while De Beers battles the illicit diamond traders, in the far east of the Soviet Union a new threat is brewing. 

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Jul 06, 2020
Introducing the Wondery+ Exclusive Season of Business Wars: Playboy vs Penthouse
00:02:59

In our new after-dark exclusive series, we dive into the heyday of the 1970s, when Playboy and Penthouse rule the adult genre, and the line between sexy and obscene starts just below a woman’s belly button. But when it comes to the boundaries of good taste, how far will founders Hugh Hefner and Bob Guccione go to expand their erotic empires?

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Jul 02, 2020
Diamond Wars | Diamond Dogfight | 3
00:26:10

It’s 1940, and the world is at war. The Allies and Axis powers are scrambling to lock down supplies of the industrial diamonds needed to mass produce their tanks, planes and submarines.

But when the White House demands De Beers hands over a year’s supply of industrial diamonds, it soon learns the cartel is as hard to break as the diamonds it sells. 

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Jul 01, 2020
Diamond Wars | The Puppet Master | 2
00:25:46

It’s 1914 and De Beers’s monopoly is under threat. Diamonds have been discovered on the desolate coast of the German colony of South West Africa.

So it hired an ambitious diamond expert named Ernest Oppenheimer and gave him his orders: head to the beach and assess the threat.

But then World War One disrupts De Beers chance to do a deal with the German diamond miners. Now, Oppenheimer sees his chance to scramble to the very top of the diamond industry.

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Jun 29, 2020
Diamond Wars | The Diamond Rush | 1
00:30:24

It’s 1869 and diamonds have been found in Cape Colony. 

Now, diamond hunters from across the world are heading to this remote British outpost in southern Africa, seeking a glittering fortune.

And among them are two wide-eyed hopefuls: streetwise Barney Barnato, who hails from the London slums, and Cecil Rhodes, a vicar’s son with a head full of imperialist daydreams.

When the diamond rush turns to bust, Barnato and Rhodes embark on a quest to conquer the mines. But only one man can win.

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Jun 24, 2020
Uber vs Lyft | Examining Toxic Company Culture in the Rideshare Industry | 7
00:23:45

Uber and Lyft have made their mark as very different brands.

Lyft was born out of a need for more environmentally friendly rideshare options. And is also seen as the “friendlier” of the two companies. While Uber’s former CEO, Travis Kalanick built a reputation for ruthlessness, sexual harassment and “bro culture.”

Still, both companies have seen protests from their drivers, who’ve demanded benefits and better pay for countless hours spent on the road. So how much has Uber and Lyft’s company culture affected their business up until now? And what will the future hold for these tech giants?

For some answers, we hear from New York Times Technology Reporter Mike Isaac. Isaac is also the author of the book, “Super PUMPED: The Battle for Uber.” He’ll talk about his reporting on Kalanick, Uber and how company culture at Uber and Lyft matters, now more than ever, to consumers. 


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Jun 22, 2020
Uber vs Lyft | Evolve or Die | 6
00:24:36

New CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is cleaning house after the departure of Travis Kalanick. But after a disappointing IPO, Khosrowshahi has to boost the company’s ailing financials and fight against lawmakers who are siding with aggrieved drivers.

Then COVID-19 hits. Uber and Lyft are faced with a crisis that could alter ridesharing forever. Khosrowshahi leans into Uber Eats, while John Zimmer and Logan Green struggle to keep their dream alive.

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Jun 17, 2020
Uber vs Lyft | Damage Control | 5
00:25:42

February 2017, Super Bowl Sunday. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is taking a black car home when he gets in an altercation with the driver. LIttle does he know, the entire exchange has been captured on a dashcam recording. And when it goes viral, Kalanick will have to fight for his reputation — and his job. 

Lyft, meanwhile, spies an opening. As sexual harassment scandals plague their rival and users move to #DeleteUber, John Zimmer and Logan Green finally have a chance to really capitalize on their “good guy” reputation.

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Jun 15, 2020
Uber vs Lyft | Kill or Be Killed | 4
00:25:13

Uber is facing blowback from all directions — the taxi industry, riders, and the most important man in tech: Apple's Tim Cook. Uber’s been engaged in some disreputable activity, and it's finally catching up with them. 

Lyft forges ahead and forms a new alliance to fight back against Uber's growing global footprint. But Uber will once again outmaneuver its competitor. 

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Jun 10, 2020
Uber vs Lyft | Race to the Bottom | 3
00:24:44

It's 2013, and Lyft's CEO John Zimmer is hosting a little celebration for drivers when some very unwelcome interlopers turn up to crash the party. Uber’s Travis Kalanick wants to destroy Lyft at any cost, and he's willing to do what it takes to outmaneuver his competitor and steal its riders and drivers — even if it means playing dirty. 

Lyft decides to stick to its environmentalist roots and focus on a new ridesharing feature it hopes will woo customers away. Until Uber beats them to the punch, and drives its rival to the brink of collapse.

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Jun 08, 2020
MSNBC presents The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg
00:03:12

As a bonus for Business Wars listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg, an MSNBC podcast hosted by former U.S. Attorney, senior FBI official and acting head of the DEA, Chuck Rosenberg. The Oath is a series of revealing conversations with fascinating men and women who took an oath to serve our nation. Who and what shaped them? What drew them to this work? How did they overcome adversity and failure? These captivating stories exemplify what is best about our country: integrity, civility, service, humility, and collective responsibility. Listen to the first episode with former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta, and subscribe to the series:https://slink.chtbl.com/0R2hHEAR?sid=wondery.description%20

Jun 04, 2020
Uber vs Lyft | Revenge Business | 2
00:25:09

It's the late '90s, and Travis Kalanick is hanging out in his dorm room at UCLA. He’s having a file-sharing party with his friends that leads to his first business. But Kalanick’s forced to grow up quickly as he learns that naïveté can cost you millions and Silicon Valley investors aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. 

Logan Green finds inspiration while stuck in horrible LA traffic and adopts a new anti-car ethos that will shape Lyft’s mission. And on the East Coast, John Zimmer learns how to woo customers — a skill he’ll translate into startup success.

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Jun 03, 2020
Uber vs Lyft | Black Cars and Pink Mustaches | 1
00:27:38

It’s December 2008, and two friends and fellow tech entrepreneurs, Garrett Camp and Travis Kalanick, can't get a taxi. Camp’s already obsessed with the idea of a service that summons a private driver with the push of a button, but now Kalanick gets the appeal. Together, they'll build Uber, and do whatever it takes to reign supreme. 

Meanwhile, recent college grads John Zimmer and Logan Green channel their shared passion for the environment into the creation of a carpooling startup for long rides. But pretty quickly, they realize they need to service short trips, too, and Lyft is born. But in order to succeed, they have to convince people to jump in a car with a complete stranger. And, they’ll have to go up against Uber in a battle for ridesharing supremacy. 

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Jun 01, 2020
Business Battles | Toilet Paper Wars: White Gold | 4
00:24:30

Quarantine restrictions during the coronavirus have induced toilet paper panic-buying as people scratch, claw and punch each other to get rolls. But why? What’s behind the frenzy, and how will that affect the TP industry? 

In the last 150 years, it’s grown from selling humble boxes of paper to mass marketing rolls of delicate, luxurious tissue. And now a wave of eco-friendly independent companies are making a bid for your bathroom business. 

It’s a high stakes, multi-billion dollar industry that we take for granted. Until we fear losing it. Then all bets are off.

May 27, 2020
Wondery presents The School of Greatness with Kevin Hart | 80
00:03:46

Kevin Hart opens up about what it means to win, grow your business, and empower others on this week's episode of The School of Greatness.

The School of Greatness, hosted by bestselling author Lewis Howes, features conversations with world-class game changers, and dives into topics from entrepreneurship and inspiration, to health and relationships. Get ready to learn the wisdom, skills, and tools to write your own story.

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May 23, 2020
Business Battles | Tetris: Soviet Blocks | 3
00:28:27

It’s 1988, and Tetris is making waves. It’s billed as the first Soviet video game, and it’s selling fast.

But the man who introduced it to the West harbors a secret: he’s doesn’t own the rights. And when his subterfuge fails, a multi-million-dollar battle to win over the communist regime breaks out on the streets of Moscow.

It’s a clash that pits the Japanese gaming overlords of Nintendo against the sprawling empire of ruthless media baron Robert Maxwell.

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May 20, 2020
Business Battles | Cola Space Race: One Giant Sip for Mankind | 2
00:25:27

It’s 1984 and the cola war is neck and neck. After years of struggle, Pepsi looks ready to triumph over Coca-Cola. 

So Coke’s striking back by opening a new battlefront in the quest for soda supremacy: outer space. 

But its plan to send its world-famous drink into orbit won’t stay secret for long. And when Pepsi finds out, it sparks a new space race.

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May 18, 2020
Business Battles | Monopoly: Winner Takes All | 1
00:27:05

It's 1902 and political campaigner Lizzie Magie is fighting a losing battle. For years, she’s pushed the idea of a land-value tax, but fewer and fewer people are listening.

So she’s going to try something new to spread the word. She’s going to make a board game – and not just any game. Magie’s game is going to become the biggest game of all time.

Trouble is, when the battle for her game breaks out, she’s the one who winds up the loser.

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May 13, 2020
Amazon vs Walmart | How COVID-19 Could Change the Retail Landscape | 7
00:28:58

Since the novel coronavirus hit, Amazon and Walmart have seen a rise in profits, unlike many other retailers. But there have also been struggles to keep up with the flood of customer demands during the pandemic.

Hundreds of thousands of workers have been hired collectively between Amazon and Walmart. And employees for both companies have accused management of not protecting workers enough from the threat of COVID-19. So how are Amazon and Walmart handling the pushback from disgruntled employees? And will they become even bigger threats in the retail market once the pandemic ends? 

To find out what the future holds for these companies, we turn to Jason Del Rey, a senior correspondent covering commerce at ReCode. Del Rey also hosted a podcast from Vox and ReCode called “Land of the Giants: The Rise of Amazon.”

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May 11, 2020
Introducing The Jordan Harbinger Show
00:08:09

The Jordan Harbinger Show is where self-motivated people, just like you, dig deep into the untapped wisdom of the world’s top performers -- from legendary creators to intelligence operatives, iconoclastic writers to visionary change-makers. We deconstruct the playbooks of the most successful people on earth to help you demystify what they do and how they do it. You’ll learn new strategies, perspectives, and tactics you won’t find anywhere else, then take these valuable insights into your own life and live what you listen.

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May 09, 2020
Sponsored: When Small Businesses Think Big - Chobani & Wrigley (Dell Podference) | 2
00:29:18

This episode is brought to you by Wondery in partnership with Dell Technologies. In honor of small businesses, we’re featuring inspiring stories of successful companies that started out small.

In upstate New York, a Kurdish immigrant wants to make his biggest dream come true: to produce the tart, custard-thick Greek yogurt of his childhood for American palates. In 2005, he buys an abandoned Kraft factory for cheap. With an ingenious financing deal, standout packaging and clever marketing, he launches Chobani — the yogurt sensation that eventually forces goliaths Yoplait and Dannon to move over. 

While Chobani launched a quiet incursion, William Wrigley Jr. set out to upend the gum industry in 1893 with an improved spearmint flavor.  After one misstep after another, he finally gets traction. Then the gum monopoly approaches him: join or be crushed. Thanks to a savvy advertising campaign, he blows past them to become the nation’s biggest gum purveyor.

May 07, 2020
Amazon vs Walmart - The Stealth Enemy | 6
00:27:09

As the COVID-19 virus spreads across the globe and forces people inside their homes for months, the world relies on online shopping more than ever. Amazon and Walmart both struggle to keep up with surging demand as their legendary infrastructures are put to the test. And workers inside both companies rise up, arguing that the retail giants are failing to protect them from the virus, prioritizing the bottom line over workers’ health. They’re both more powerful than ever, but also more vulnerable.

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May 06, 2020
Sponsored: When Small Businesses Think Big - Atari & Red Bull (Dell Podference) | 1
00:31:39

This episode is brought to you by Wondery in partnership with Dell Technologies. In honor of small businesses, we’re featuring inspiring stories of successful companies that started out small.

In 1972, pinball machines and mechanical games ruled the arcades. Then, Atari founders Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney came up with a game on a television screen controlled by two players. Pong helped catapult Atari from a start-up to the leader of video games, where it would stay – almost unopposed – for the next decade. 

Once Atari made Pong, the company took off like a rocket. But for Dietrich Mateschitz, success was a slog. When he returned home to Austria from a trip to Thailand in 1982, he brought an idea for an energy drink with him. His creation was expensive and tasted foul, and would be rejected over and over.  But a slick marketing campaign made it the symbol of club cool and fuel for daredevils — and it took North America by storm.

May 05, 2020
Amazon vs Walmart - Food Fight! | 5
00:23:28

Amazon decides to go after Walmart’s biggest category: fresh food. But moving into groceries is harder than Bezos expected. Meanwhile, Walmart has finally found success in marrying their online operation with their brick and mortar stores by allowing consumers to order groceries online and pick them up at a store. And with an aggressive new head of online sales — who has a personal vendetta against Bezos — Walmart is feeling good. But, determined to make an impact in the world of fresh food, Bezos makes a move that surprises everyone and upends the retail world yet again.  


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May 04, 2020
Amazon vs Walmart - There’s No Business Like Shoe Business | 4
00:22:51

Walmart finally decides to focus aggressively on its e-commerce division, but struggles with the best way to use the internet to reach consumers. They decide their best strategy is to buy up successful online retailers. Unbeknownst to Walmart, Amazon, which is looking to move into apparel sales, is pursuing a similar strategy.  As the two companies go head-to-head over an unlikely product, Walmart is unprepared for just how dirty Amazon will play.

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Apr 29, 2020
Amazon vs Walmart - Priming the Public | 3
00:25:45

By the mid-2000s, Walmart is starting to show some cracks. They are still successful, but bad press and sluggish growth are taking a toll on their earnings. The company debates the best way to move forward, including focusing on online sales, something they’ve long eschewed. As Walmart waffles, Amazon launches a risky new program that sews internal dissent, but moves the goal posts for e-commerce once again. 

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Apr 27, 2020
Introducing American History Tellers
00:04:31

Join Lindsay Graham, host of Wondery’s American History Tellers as he takes you to the events, the times and the people that shaped American culture. In the new season, Rebellion in the Early Republic, he explores the 1780s where the dust has barely settled on the American Revolution and new turmoil puts the country’s security at risk. Fear of violence and disorder haunted early Americans as class revolts and racial conflict threatened the very fabric of American life. Listen to the full episode: wondery.fm/AHT_businesswars.

Apr 23, 2020
Amazon vs Walmart - Provoking the Giant | 2
00:25:53

In the late 1990s, Walmart is happily trucking along, dominating the American retail market. They’re expanding locations and increasing their own backend efficiencies to keep prices low. It’s a formula that’s worked for decades and they see no reason to change now.

But as Bezos expands Amazon’s offerings, he quickly realizes that he doesn’t have the infrastructure to keep up with his ambitions. His warehouses are in chaos. There is only one company that knows infrastructure at the scale he envisions: Walmart.  

When Bezos starts poaching Walmart’s executives, he brings Amazon into Walmart’s sights. And they don’t like what they see.

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Apr 22, 2020
Amazon vs Walmart - The Big Bang Theory of E-Commerce | 1
00:23:51

Ninety-six percent of Americans now shop online, snapping up everything from rare coins to industrial-sized barrels of hand sanitizer. Almost half of those purchases take place on one website: Amazon. 

But before sales were a click away, Walmart was the top dog, decimating main streets across America with its big-box efficiency and ruthlessly low prices. 

It’s 1994, and a slim 30-year-old with thinning hair dreams of leaving his high-paying finance job to sell books on the internet — a move he’s convinced is his ticket to one day dominating the world of e-commerce. Jeff Bezos just has to break the news to his parents. Luckily, he’s already found the perfect name for his new venture. 

Apr 20, 2020
An Inside Look at The North Face with Former CEO Hap Klopp | 7
00:24:25

One of the key players in the story of The North Face is Hap Klopp, who in 1968, bought the then-burgeoning outdoor sports equipment store. He bought the company for the bargain price of $60,000.

Klopp was CEO of The North Face for the next 20 years, and turned the small chain of Bay Area stores into a multi-million dollar business. Today, The North Face is a global brand that can be found in 5,000 locations across 50 countries. 

We’ll hear from Klopp on what the journey was like to become one of the biggest outdoor apparel brands.

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Apr 15, 2020
The North Face vs Patagonia - Eco-Samurai | 6
00:26:14

It’s 2010 and Yvon Chouinard is about to give Patagonia’s executives their toughest challenge yet: telling people to buy less Patagonia gear.

Meanwhile, The North Face is playing catch up on environmental responsibility with a spate on new initiatives.

But soon, the two rivals will find themselves coming together to battle a common foe.

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Apr 13, 2020
The North Face vs Patagonia - Rescue Mission | 5
00:27:38

It’s the late 1990s and The North Face is seeking to attract mainstream customers by opening hundreds of Summit Shops within the nation’s stores.

But when the expected avalanche of sales fails to materialize, the company finds itself slipping over the edge.

Meanwhile, Patagonia steps up its mission to become a responsible company by tapping into the latest in textile tech. 

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Apr 08, 2020
The North Face vs Patagonia - Zen and the Art of Business | 4
00:27:07

It’s the dawn of the 1990s and Yvon Chouinard is struggling to come to terms with his new status as a successful entrepreneur. He cannot decide what to do with the fast-growing monster he’s created.  

Meanwhile, The North Face’s new owner Odyssey International is pushing the limits as it scrambles to become the king of the mountain.

But when economic headwinds roll in and bring recession, both companies find themselves battling unforgiving conditions.

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Apr 06, 2020
The North Face vs Patagonia - Patagucci | 3
00:25:58

It’s the late 1970s and Patagonia’s living hand to mouth and looking for a way to stoke sales. But when founder Yvon Chouinard suggests making a jersey from an unusual fabric, Patagonia creates a mountain staple and finds its products becoming a favorite of the catwalk crowd.

Meanwhile, The North Face faces tough terrain as Asian imports undercut its American-made gear and the growth in backpacking sales flatlines.

 But as both companies rise higher and higher up the corporate ladder, Chouinard and North Face CEO Hap Klopp find themselves wondering what it’s all for.

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Apr 01, 2020
The North Face vs Patagonia - Blazing Trails | 2
00:26:10

It’s 1970 and The North Face’s new owner Hap Klopp is on a mission to turn the dirtbag outdoor store he bought into an industry trailblazer. But with outdoor activity still a niche pastime, he’s going to have to do more than create gear – he’s going to have to create a market too.

But Klopp’s not the only one tapping into new opportunities. Climbing equipment maker Yvon Chouinard is about to make a chance discovery in Scotland. It will lead him into the apparel business through a new venture called Patagonia.

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Mar 30, 2020
The North Face vs Patagonia - Dirtbags | 1
00:23:48

It’s the 1960s, and two climbing buddies are about to lay the foundations for a new industry.

The older of the two is an outdoorsman and part-time blacksmith Yvon Chouinard. His younger buddy is Doug Tompkins, who abandoned his Connecticut rich-kid life to find his kicks in the wilderness.

Niether dreams of riches. They just want enough money to keep climbing. But when they both start businesses based on their hobby, little do they realize that they’re about to climb the heights of corporate America too.

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Mar 25, 2020
Introducing Into America
00:06:20

Into America is a new podcast about politics, about policy, and the power that both have in shaping the lives of the American people. Into America is hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Trymaine Lee, and features the journalists of NBC News.

In this week’s episode, Into America goes into the intersection of politics and a pandemic as the coronavirus outbreak has reached all 50 states and is now responsible for more than 140 deaths. Doctors and government officials are scrambling to address the problem. As schools close, employers send their workers home, and entertainment venues go dark, Americans are also wondering how the spread of the coronavirus will impact the 2020 election. Trymaine speaks with the Louisiana Secretary of State about the state’s decision to delay its Democratic primary. And we hear from a Georgia voter who worries how the delays in her state could impact voter turnout. 

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Mar 24, 2020
Starbucks vs Dunkin - Luckin: China’s Coffee Dark Horse | 7
00:24:27

There’s no doubt that Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts have created empires throughout the U.S. and internationally. Starbucks has more than 15,000 locations in the U.S. alone, and Dunkin Donuts is now in 43 countries. But there could be yet ANOTHER brewing business that’s raring to make a dent in Starbucks’ customer base.


Hailing from China, that new competitor is Luckin Coffee, marketing itself as the convenient gourmet coffee choice, with a lower price point than Starbucks. Sounds a bit like Dunkin’s strategy, right? And in May of 2019, the Chinese coffee giant made its initial public offering in New York.


So could Luckin be on its way to the U.S.? And if so, should Starbucks prepare for its next “Business War” with Luckin here on American soil?


For some answers, our host David Brown chats with market strategist Judy Ganes. Ganes is president of J Ganes Consulting where she focuses on products such as sugar, cocoa, and of course, coffee. 

Mar 23, 2020
Starbucks vs Dunkin - The Cold Rush | 6
00:25:13

Dunkin and Starbucks are going full on 21st century, doing all they can to top each other with new concept stores, vast emporiums, vegan food options, oat milk lattes and “high- velocity innovations.” But the real world keeps intruding and they can’t get away from it. For all their success, can they truly command their futures? 


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Mar 18, 2020
Starbucks vs Dunkin - A Grande Fail | 5
00:26:18

The Great Recession doesn’t play favorites and both Starbucks and Dunkin are hit hard.  As more customers make coffee at home, Dunkin leans into its reputation as the “everyman’s brand” to lure them back. Meanwhile, Starbucks looks to cash in on an untapped beverage market with a risky move. And they both have to contend with public outcry after major PR blunders.


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Mar 16, 2020
Starbucks vs Dunkin - Trouble is Brewing | 4
00:24:28

Howard Schultz can hardly believe the mess his company is in, with sales in free fall. To pull out of it, he’ll need to make a radical move. Yet no matter what he does, Starbucks’ problems only get worse. And Dunkin Donuts is in expansion mode, looking to capitalize on the coffee giant’s missteps. Then, a blind taste test tips the scales in an unexpected direction.


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Mar 11, 2020
Starbucks vs Dunkin - Schultz vs The Bean Counters | 3
00:28:21

Howard Schultz has found his mission. He’s burning to turn Starbucks into an espresso bar business, but he can’t convince Starbucks owners to get onboard. Back in the Northeast, Bill Rosenberg is frustrated too. His son, who’s now Dunkin Donut’s CEO, has ideas that seem sure to wreck the company. Both Schultz and Rosenberg, 3,000 miles apart, are looking for ways to assert control. But soon, Starbucks and Dunkin will come head to head with their biggest challenge: each other.


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Mar 09, 2020
Introducing Byers Market
00:06:44

A new podcast hosted by NBC News Senior Media Reporter Dylan Byers that takes listeners behind the scenes of the rapidly changing world of technology and media.

In the first episode, Byers sits down one-on-one with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg for her first interview since the release of “Facebook: The Inside Story”, the explosive new book by tech writer Steven Levy, who had unfettered access to Facebook’s headquarters for three years.

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Mar 05, 2020
Starbucks vs Dunkin - Mission Espresso | 2
00:25:27

While Dunkin Donuts expands and flourishes, Howard Schultz is bored. But then the 28-year-old New Yorker gets wind of a Seattle company with just four stores that’s selling more coffee makers than Macy’s. He’s got to know why. So he heads to Seattle to check out this company that calls itself Starbucks Coffee and Tea. What he finds there is a revelation but while he’s being seduced by the aroma and taste of delicious coffee, Dunkin Donuts popularity is soaring thanks to a beleaguered baker. 


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Mar 04, 2020
Starbucks vs Dunkin - A Steamy Culture Clash | 1
00:26:04

A former high school dropout named Bill Rosenberg has big dreams and a passion for coffee. In 1950, in the small town of Quincy, Massachusetts he’s got a thriving coffee and donut shop called Dunkin Donuts. In front of the store he proudly puts up a huge sign that reads, World’s Finest Coffee. But in San Francisco, an enterprising immigrant from the Netherlands named Alfred Peet thinks he sells the world’s finest coffee. When two young guys from Seattle get a taste of it, coffee will never be the same. 


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Mar 02, 2020
Endangered Unicorns: Best of Business Wars Daily
00:23:10

Tech startups have taken the business world by storm. Hotels, taxis, mattress shopping—startups have disrupted virtually every major industry. But not all startups are built to succeed, and some have faced treacherous paths as they vie for dominance.


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Feb 26, 2020
Nintendo vs Sony - No Surrender | 6
00:25:35

After years of sitting on the sidelines of the next-generation console war, Nintendo is finally ready to make its move. But, the years it’s spent building it’s reassuring family-friendly reputation is now a weakness. Nintendo children of the 80s are all grown up, and want adult games. Sony is able to release edgier fare like Grand Theft Auto and Tomb Raider. The half-decade cold war between Sony and Nintendo is about to turn hot. Their next head-to-head battle is a multi-billion dollar clash that will define the future of video games. And in the real world, just one of them can prevail.


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Feb 24, 2020
Wondery presents The School of Greatness
00:04:36

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes is the best place to learn how to dream bigger, live better, and make an impact. 

The show features conversations with world-class game changers, and dives into topics from entrepreneurship and inspiration, to health and relationships.

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Feb 20, 2020
Nintendo vs Sony - The Sleeping Giant | 5
00:22:59

Nintendo decided early on that the Nintendo 64 would be a cartridge console, instead of a CD console. But CDs are much cheaper to make and have much better graphics. Game companies are upset, and defect to Sony. In a few months time, Sony has two of the most popular game series in Japan to itself. Nintendo will now have to make its own games that are strong enough to outsell PlayStation. It’s Nintendo vs the world. They’re taking a huge gamble, and this is not a game.


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Feb 19, 2020
Nintendo vs Sony - Game Time | 4
00:24:02

This is a story about Sony and Nintendo, but it also involves a little company called Sega. Ever play Sonic the Hedgehog? That’s Sega. And during Nintendo’s domination of the US market, they were the only company able to fight back. That is, until they tried to outplay Sony.


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Feb 17, 2020
Nintendo vs Sony - Charm Offensive | 3
00:25:08

From the moment it began, the PlayStation project was in danger. The problem was none other than PlayStations knight and chief advocate: Kutaragi. He thought the now-iconic handlebar controller design was “too different” from the flat rectangles people were used to. To make matters worse, PlayStation was getting closer and closer to launching without any games… a console with no games? Good luck with the PlayStation now, Sony. They were in trouble. And Nintendo knew it.


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Feb 12, 2020
Nintendo vs Sony - Man of Steel | 2
00:29:46

It's 1949. 22-year old Hiroshi Yamauchi is the heir apparent for his family's playing card company, Nintendo. From humble beginnings as a scrappy street stall founded in Kyoto's back alleys to the largest card company in Japan by the time Yamauchi takes over, this isn't a company that backs down easily when a little competition comes in. But it was a company that changed its entire business over a couple of... cartoon characters.


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Feb 10, 2020
Nintendo vs Sony - Stabbed in the Back | 1
00:29:42

Once a symbol of 80s teenage nerdom, video games are now as common as television sets in American households. Can you imagine a world where the Sony PlayStation didn’t come out? That’s what almost happened. Originally conceived as a joint venture between Nintendo and Sony, the SNES-CD was supposed to be the bridge between Japan’s two largest tech companies. Instead, it drove the companies to war, an intense competition for entertainment domination that still goes on today.

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Feb 05, 2020
Introducing WeCrashed
00:05:54

The Rise and Fall of WeWork is a stunning story of hope and hubris. WeWork was the poster child for a new economy. Its founders wanted to revolutionize everything about the way people lived their lives. Its charismatic founder Adam Neumann had an intoxicating vision for the company — but did it ever match the reality?

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Jan 29, 2020
Boeing vs Airbus - The Max Controversy | 7
00:26:24

For more than 50 years, a version of Boeing's 737 aircraft has sailed the skies, dominating the market for short-range, short-haul domestic planes. The 737 is the best-selling commercial aircraft of all time. But competition in the late 1980s got fierce when Airbus entered the market with its model A320. The corporate giants would duke it out for the biggest market share. We conclude our series on Boeing vs. Airbus with aviation safety expert Tom Anthony of the University of Southern California. He joins us to talk about the rivalry, how a major corporate culture shift changed Boeing and what exactly went wrong with the 737 Max.


Jan 27, 2020
Boeing vs Airbus - Mayday | 6
00:27:41

It’s 2011 and Airbus and Boeing are battling for the biggest deal in commercial aviation history. American Airlines is looking to buy 460 single-aisle airplanes and with the European jet giant going all out to win the contract, Boeing’s under pressure. But when the U.S. plane maker makes a daring strike to win over American, it sets off a chain of events that will plunge Boeing into the biggest crisis in its 100-year history.

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Jan 22, 2020
Boeing vs Airbus - Losing Altitude | 5
00:25:51

It’s the 2000s and after years of talk, Airbus is pushing ahead with its plan to build the biggest passenger jet in the world. But while Airbus is thinking bigger, Boeing’s thinking faster. It’s designing a near-supersonic aircraft called the Sonic Cruiser that it reckons will put some zip into its sales. But market forces, scandal and production challenges are about to put the plans of both companies well off course.

 

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Jan 20, 2020
Boeing vs Airbus - An Unholy Alliance | 4
00:23:53

It’s the late 1980s and following the A320 crash at the Habsheim Air Show in eastern France, the safety of Airbus’s computerized flight system is being called into question. But Boeing’s got troubles too. Airlines aren’t warming to its latest product proposal, it’s losing market share, and Airbus is plotting a strike against its iconic 747 jumbo jet. So with the pressure mounting, the American giant is preparing a series of a high-risk manoeuvres designed to outwit the European competition and defend its status as the king of commercial aircraft.

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Jan 15, 2020
Boeing vs Airbus - Air Bandits | 3
00:24:37

It’s the late 1970s and Airbus is on cloud nine after securing a breakthrough deal with Eastern Airlines.

 

But Boeing’s not taking the consortium’s intrusion into American airspace lightly. And it’s going to use every trick in the book to take down the European challenger.

 

But with help from some powerful friends and a bold idea that’s going to transform flying, Airbus is about to increase the throttle on its journey to the heights of the aviation industry.

 

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Jan 13, 2020
Boeing vs Airbus - Cleared for Takeoff | 2
00:26:30

It’s 1970 and the Boeing 747 is finally airborne. But bringing this behemoth to market has taken Boeing to the edge of collapse. And it will take years of belt-tightening and perseverance to overcome this jumbo hangover.


Luckily, the Seattle manufacturer’s competition is in disarray and its major American rivals, Douglas and Lockheed, are in even deeper trouble.


But across the Atlantic, a new threat is brewing. Europe’s government-backed Airbus is finally ready to fly. But the European consortium behind this new jetliner is about to discover that making planes is easier than selling them.


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Jan 08, 2020
Boeing vs Airbus - Get Your Wings | 1
00:24:12

It’s the 1950s, the dawn of the jet age. And leading the world into this era of faster, less shaky flights is the British-made De Havilland Comet.


But when disaster strikes, a hungry American military plane maker called Boeing spots a golden opportunity to break into the civil aviation big leagues.


And as Boeing ascends, America’s grip on the aircraft market tightens, crushing the European competition.


But with their market share plummeting, Europe’s plane makers decide they must unite or die.


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Jan 06, 2020
Introducing - Past Gas
00:07:10

Donut Media brings you some of the craziest stories from all of automotive history in their new podcast "Past Gas!". Hosts James Pumphrey and Nolan Sykes walk you through incredible stories behind your favorite cars and manufacturers, like underground Japanese racing clubs, bitter racing rivalries and how some of your favorite classic cars came to be. Remember, it's about cars, not about farts.

Jan 03, 2020
Ford vs Chevrolet - Technology in the Fast Lane | 4
00:31:43

It's been a hard fought battle for decades, and in the 1970s there's no signs of Ford or Chevrolet slowing down. But this time they're fighting on new grounds, ones dominated by Japanese cars. Honda, Toyota and Datsun dominate the market, and Ford and Chevy seem like they're just... running out of gas.


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Jan 01, 2020
Ford vs Chevrolet - Fast and Sexy | 3
00:27:07

In the 1960s, the biggest generation of Americans of all time are reaching driving age. They want cars, and they want them to be fast and powerful, and they want them now. The best showcase for these cars is by winning races, and in the 1960s, Ford and Chevy are gunning for each other at every turn.


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Dec 30, 2019
Ford vs Chevrolet - Detroit Joins the War | 2
00:28:29

FDR believed that WWII was a contest of mass production. Whoever could build the most trucks, tanks, guns and airplanes would come out on top. What power could defeat the United States of America and its massive automobile industry? But for Roosevelt’s arsenal to work automakers will have to put aside their rivalries and retool.


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Dec 25, 2019
Ford vs Chevrolet - Tin Lizzie Becomes Roadkill | 1
00:30:53

In 1896, Henry Ford puttered around Detroit streets testing his “Quadricycle.” This was the whimsical beginning to a revolution that redesigned the landscape of America.


Cars changed the way America lived, worked, ate, shopped, and listened to music. And more than 100 years ago, the entire industry was a group of men, whose names are now emblazoned on every bumper, just hanging out at their local bar.


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Dec 23, 2019
Macy’s vs Gimbels - Last Store Standing | 6
00:22:57

It’s the 1960s and as Americans flee cities for the suburbs, Macy’s and Gimbels face tough choices. How do they compete with the rise of discount retailers and the exciting new shopping palaces known as malls? Weakened by industry disruption, both stores become vulnerable to the new wave of financial tactics — takeovers and leveraged buyouts. One store’s fateful decision during this transition period will end with it closing its doors forever.

 

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Dec 18, 2019
Macy’s vs Gimbels - Wartime Wagers | 5
00:22:46

In the late 1930s Gimbels makes a risky bet by stockpiling goods likely to be scarce in wartime. They also snap up their rival’s star copywriter, who does the best work of her career at their shop. Their savvy planning and advertising strength position them well for the post-war period, when Americans open their wallets wide. But the lifting of Depression era regulations governing retail leads to a series of price wars between all the department stores. None is as extreme as the one between Macy’s and Gimbels, which ends in mayhem, and sometimes, violence. The price wars force Macy’s to choose between honoring a sacred, century-old discount policy, or risk ending the year in the red for the first time in company history.

 

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Dec 16, 2019
Macy’s vs Gimbels - Diversify or Die | 4
00:25:30

It’s the 1920s and wealthy flappers and captains of industry have money to burn for raccoon coats and monogrammed sterling silver hip flasks. Gimbels makes a risky acquisition of Saks Fifth Avenue, that ends up floating Gimbels through hard times and family tragedy during the Depression. Macy’s counters Gimbels’ strategic expansion by hiring a brilliant young copywriter, one of the first female advertising executives, and entering the new industry of radio broadcasting to advertise to the masses.


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Dec 11, 2019
Macy’s vs Gimbels - Showdown over Manhattan | 3
00:20:44

It’s nearing the turn of the 19th century, and the Straus Brothers now run Macy’s emporium out of a dozen cobbled together stores in lower Manhattan. The next generation of Straus’s pressure the old guard to build a huge new Macy’s flagship on 34th street, in the still seedy red light district of Herald Square. It will take some persuading. And by the time the new venture reaps its reward, the family will be famous for a new reason; the heroism of one of the store’s founding fathers and his wife on the fateful voyage of the Titanic.

Gimbels now has mammoth enterprises in Milwaukee and Philadelphia, and one of Adam’s sons also has greater ambitions. He urges the Gimbel elders to ride the wave of Macy’s high profile and build an even bigger store right on the rival’s doorstep. And when they balk, he comes up with a dastardly plan.

  

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Dec 09, 2019
Macy’s vs Gimbels - Fathers, Sons, and Civil War | 2
00:23:01

As R.H. Macy’s Manhattan emporium and reputation grow during the Civil War, his teenage son rebels and runs away to join the Union army. When the boy goes AWOL, the future of Macy’s burgeoning department store faces jeopardy. But salvation arrives in the form of another recent immigrant from war-torn Germany, Lazarus Straus. His family will lead Macy’s into the next century and a golden age of the department store.

But Adam Gimbel has been busy in Indiana; he now has a prosperous business and 11 children. His seven sons spur their father on to open a bigger and better store in booming Milwaukee. Their ambition and Macy’s growing fame in New York will soon lure the Gimbel Brothers east to challenge him on his home turf.

 

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Dec 04, 2019
Macy’s vs Gimbels - The Frontiersman and the Whaler | 1
00:21:37

It's the mid 1800s and two very different young men set out in the world to make their fortunes. A young boy from Nantucket spends four years at sea on a whaling ship, the other becomes an itinerant peddler in the wilds of Indiana. These two adventurers, R.H. Macy and Adam Gimbel, eventually settle down as merchants, and open their own dry goods stores. They don’t know each other yet, but, as they each grow their businesses, they inadvertently create what we now know as the department store.

 

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Dec 02, 2019
The Raisin Cartels - Gambling the Future | 3
00:22:17

In the midst of their heated negotiations over the price of raisins, the CEO of Sun-Maid and the head of the Raisin Bargaining Association face off, each making their pitch about the state of the raisin industry and the road forward. It’s the first time the two men have been able to appeal directly to the farmers themselves. The farmers must decide whether to follow Sun-Maid’s plan for a lower price for their raisins but a more robust market overall -- or stand by the R.B.A. and a higher price for raisins. Their choice will shape the raisin market for decades to come.


Nov 27, 2019
The Raisin Cartels - A New Sheriff in Raisin Land | 2
00:22:30

Facing a shrinking raisin market, Sun-Maid hires a new CEO with a mandate to make raisins popular with Millennials. He believes part of the reason consumers are spurning raisins is the price and is set on Sun-Maid paying less money to farmers. This puts him on a collision course with the old school raisin grower who is heading up the Raisin Bargaining Association. With many farmers struggling to make ends meet, the R.B.A. is determined to get the highest price for raisins ever. As the two men clash, tensions escalate to the point of death threats.


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Nov 25, 2019
The Raisin Cartels: A Desperate Brotherhood | 1
00:23:39

The humble raisin: it’s hard to imagine that dried grapes are at the center of one of the longest running business wars in the United States. But with almost all of the country’s raisins coming from a small area in California’s Central Valley, it is a brutal and cutthroat industry.

In the early 20th century a few wealthy raisin growers decided to form a collective called Sun-Maid. After the government mandated that 85% of growers join the collective, Sun-Maid executives used violence and intimidation to get farmers to join. The farmers who held out had little bargaining power and were forced to accept lower prices. But in the 1960s, the independent farmers banded together to fight back. They founded the Raisin Bargaining Association to negotiate higher prices, setting off a power struggle that would last for decades.

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Nov 20, 2019
Business Wars Goes Global
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Nov 19, 2019
Chocolate and Sustainability | 7
00:29:11

Growing the cocoa needed to produce chocolate on the scale a company like Mars or Hershey needs is an immense undertaking. One serious consequence chocolate producers are now facing is deforestation in countries that grow the cocoa for the world's chocolate demands. The Washington Post reports that in 2017, 40 football fields of tropical forests were lost every minute, spurred by the demand for cocoa and other goods like soybeans and palm oil. We conclude our series Hershey vs Mars with Steven Mufson. He reports on business and climate change for The Washington Post and he joins us to talk about why deforestation has become such a serious issue and why producing environmentally sustainable chocolate is so hard. 


You can read Steven Mufson's reporting on chocolate and deforestation here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/national/climate-environment/mars-chocolate-deforestation-climate-change-west-africa/

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Nov 18, 2019
Hershey vs Mars - Global Chocolate Domination | 6
00:25:50

It’s a new century and Hershey’s facing unexpected trouble at home — a showdown between the company and its biggest shareholder that threatens its independence. 

Meanwhile, Mars is on a mission to become the world’s candy king. And with Hershey yet to break ground outside the U.S., the opportunity to catch up is fading fast.

Hershey knows there’s one move that could transform its overseas fortunes: a merger with its British soulmate Cadbury. The question is can it secure Cadbury’s hand in marriage before Mars triumphs in its quest for global chocolate domination.

 

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Nov 13, 2019
Introducing : NPR'S THE INDICATOR
00:10:35

Are you curious to know why China is starting to import rice from the US? Or why the thermostat in the office affects productivity of men and women differently? On NPR's daily economics podcast The Indicator from Planet Money, hosts Stacey Vanek Smith and Cardiff Garcia use humor and storytelling to shed light on the economic stories of the day. It’s like getting to understand a complicated slice of the economy every episode, in under ten minutes. Listen every afternoon.


Nov 11, 2019
Hershey vs Mars - A Chocolate Rolls Royce | 5
00:24:16

It’s the late 1970s and Mars is America’s top confectioner. But Hershey is hungry for a comeback. It’s plotting a return to the top powered by a rush of new candies it hopes can nibble away at Mars’ market share.

Not that Mars has any intention of surrendering pole position without a fight. It thinks it can stop Hershey in its tracks by focusing exclusively on best-selling brands like Snickers, M&M’s and Milky Way.

But what neither company knows is that a tempting opportunity from Hollywood is about to disrupt the balance of power in candy land.

 

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Nov 11, 2019
Hershey vs Mars - Mars Attacks! | 4
00:25:18

It’s 1965 and Forrest Mars has just become the manufacturer of Snickers and M&M’s. He is now – at last – ready to duke it out with Hershey in a battle to become the number one candy maker in America.

And he knows Hershey is far from prepared for his sudden switch from ally to enemy. Hershey is a company wedded to tradition. It has no marketing department, doesn’t advertise, and has a completely complacent sales team.

The question is: can Hershey shake off its docile ways in time to stop Forrest’s relentless advance?


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Nov 06, 2019
Hershey vs Mars - A Candy-Coated Prayer | 3
00:25:52

It’s the 1940s and Forrest Mars’ plan to create a candy empire is stepping up a gear. He’s plotting to seize control of his dad’s company Mars and turn it into a Hershey killer.

First he needs to get his new candy venture off the ground. But to do that he needs help. Help from Hershey.

But while Forrest’s laying plans, Hershey’s trying to get over the death of founder Milton Hershey and grappling with an unexpected opportunity to become a global player.

 

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Nov 04, 2019
Hershey vs Mars - Blast Off | 2
00:24:03

It’s 1923 and the Hershey Chocolate Company dominates the candy bar business. With its milk chocolate Hershey bar and bite-sized Kisses, Hershey seems impossible to beat. 

But in a Chicago police station, an awkward father-son reunion is about to sire a new challenger in the candy business.

That challenger is Mars and it’ll make its breakthrough by wrapping nougat in chocolate. For now, it’s got no plans to topple Hershey.

But all that’s going to change when a family feud spawns a European offshoot, the launchpad for a new and far more aggressive candy empire.

 

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Oct 30, 2019
Hershey vs Mars - Chocolate Town | 1
00:26:38

It’s 1886 and in New York City, a young confectioner called Milton Hershey is desperately trying to save his business.

He’s been struggling for years. He founded his first candy business in Philadelphia, only to watch it collapse. His second venture lasted just weeks. Now, he’s loaded up with debts he cannot pay.

But he’s about to get a visit from a man who will change his fortunes forever, paving the way for him to introduce America to the joys of milk chocolate… and build a sweets-fueled empire.

 

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Oct 28, 2019
Wondery Presents Bad Batch
00:05:49

In Wondery's new series Bad Batch, host Laura Beil (Dr. Death) investigates the multi-billion dollar underregulated industry of stem cell therapy where greed and desperation collide. When a group of patients wind up in a Texas hospital in critical condition, the trail leads back to one stem cell company and its charismatic CEO. What happens when a supposed miracle cure leaves you worse off than before? Listen to Bad Batch at wondery.fm/BadBatchPod

Oct 24, 2019
Facebook vs Snapchat - TikTok, The New Social Media Sensation | 7
00:29:40

The social media world moves fast, and the next big thing is already upon us. It’s called TikTok. A video-based app where users create short clips to share with the world, TikTok is growing at a rapid rate. The app has already been downloaded a billion times and boasts 500 million active users around the globe. We conclude our series on Facebook vs Snapchat with a look at the next big player in the social media game.


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Oct 23, 2019
Facebook vs Snapchat - Snapchat’s Comeback | 6
00:24:57

It’s June 2018. Mark Zuckerberg is struggling and morale at the social media giant is low. Facebook has been battered by data breaches and there’s no end in sight.  Meanwhile, Evan Spiegel has a chance to turn Snapchat around by refocusing on the teens who’ve abandoned Facebook.

 As Snapchat unveils new features, the startup begins its next battle: To become profitable. And in order to stay the course, Zuckerberg must earn back the trust of Facebook’s users — and regulators who want to break it up.


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Oct 21, 2019
Facebook vs Snapchat - Stock Market Tailspin | 5
00:23:31

It’s April 2017, and Mark Zuckerberg is issuing a new challenge to Snapchat. By making its face filters open source, the tech giant is coming directly for Snapchat's most popular feature. But founder Evan Spiegel has other things to worry about: Snapchat is hemorrhaging users, and its share price is plummeting.

But when the Cambridge Analytica scandal breaks, Facebook's most pressing battle moves to the court of public opinion.


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Oct 16, 2019
Introducing The Next Big Idea
00:08:20

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Oct 15, 2019
Facebook vs Snapchat - Facebook Fights Back | 4
00:23:30

It's September 2015 and Snapchat has just hit on a game-changer for the young company: filters that augment users' faces. Thanks to some celebrity love, the new feature becomes wildly popular. But Mark Zuckerberg is watching closely, and acquires a competing startup.

Then, Zuckerberg switches up his strategy. His new philosophy: Don't be too proud to copy. Unfortunately for Spiegel and Murphy, this is going to have devastating consequences.


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Oct 14, 2019
Facebook vs Snapchat - The Offer | 3
00:27:00

It’s November 2013, and Mark Zuckerberg is about to make Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy an offer he thinks they can't refuse. But when Spiegel and Murphy do the unimaginable, it prompts Facebook to compete — by copying.

Snapchat is gathering steam, but data leaks are hurting the company's credibility and Spiegel's  reputation. To survive, they're going to have to do the hardest thing for a startup — grow up.


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Oct 09, 2019
Facebook vs Snapchat - Children of Privilege | 2
00:27:47

It's the new millennium and Mark Zuckerberg is bored in high school. He's a prodigious student so smart he's already taking graduate level coding classes at Mercy College. Soon, he's going to build a product that will change the Internet forever. Now he just has to graduate high school.

Evan Spiegel, meanwhile, grows up rich and spoiled. He parties his way through high school and lands in a fraternity at Stanford. But things are about to get serious for Spiegel as Zuckerberg reaches out.


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Oct 07, 2019
Facebook vs Snapchat - Vanishing Act | 1
00:26:36

It’s April 2011, and Evan Spiegel is about to present his class project. Right now, it's called Picaboo. Soon, it's going to become Snapchat. But for Spiegel, this is more important than grades--at stake are potential investors and the future of communication as we know it.

 Mark Zuckerberg, meanwhile, is sitting on the world's biggest social networking site, boasting 500 million users. But he knows his success depends on staying relevant. To do so, he's going to have to compete with Snapchat.


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Oct 02, 2019
WWF vs WCW - The Future of Pro Wrestling | 7
00:28:10

World Wrestling Entertainment is the dominant name in professional wrestling but new promotions are now challenging the WWE’s dominance. We conclude our series on WWF vs WCW with David Shoemaker, author of The Squared Circle: Life, Death, and Professional Wrestling. Shoemaker joins us to talk about whether or not these new companies can succeed against Vince McMahon's behemoth and what it means to be the best professional wrestler in the world.


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Sep 30, 2019
WWF vs WCW - Down for the Count | 6
00:30:09

It’s 1998 and the slugfest between Vince McMahon’s WWF and Ted Turner’s WCW is reaching a critical juncture.

McMahon’s on a mission to pull wrestling fans back to his TV shows with a strategy focused on maximum controversy. And to help him in his mission, he’s getting back-up from a high-flying TV executive and a bunch of Wall Street bankers.

WCW chief Eric Bischoff is determined to stop WWF’s comeback at all costs. But he’ll soon discover that his most dangerous enemy isn’t McMahon — it’s the executives on his own team.


Sep 25, 2019
WWF vs WCW - Shock Tactics | 5
00:27:23

It’s 1996 and with Monday Nitro topping the TV ratings, WCW is out to end WWF’s time as the biggest player in the wrestling business.

It’s plotting to establish two brands: one that WCW boss Eric Bischoff hopes can suck away WWF’s family audience, another that will seek to capture the young males who crave more violent and outrageous entertainment than the WWF offers.

But Vince McMahon has a plan of his own. He’s going to push the WWF in a new direction by embracing controversy. But it’s a strategy that will put him on a collision course with the cable network the WWF depends on for its survival.


Sep 23, 2019
WWF vs WCW - New World Order | 4
00:26:09

It’s 1995 and the Monday Night Wars are underway. WCW’s new show Monday Nitro is grappling with the WWF’s Monday Night Raw to win TV viewers’ attention.

WCW isn’t pulling its punches either. Under the command of Eric Bischoff, WCW is dropping spoiler bombs, luring away WWF’s top wrestlers and trashing the WWF brand.

And as WCW gains momentum, Bischoff is plotting a killer blow – a shock role reversal that will force WWF boss Vince McMahon to rethink how his wrestling promotion works.


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Sep 18, 2019
Introducing The Lead: Your New Daily Sports Fix
00:07:33

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Sep 17, 2019
WWF vs WCW - Prime Time | 3
00:26:08

It’s 1994 and WCW is stepping up its game. To get the jump on WWF, Ted Turner is writing big checks to steal away the WWF’s biggest stars and sponsors. And as WCW’s star power increases, so does its popularity with wrestling fans.

But the WWF is in no position to fight back. It’s struggling to keep the lights on, there’s discontent among its roster of wrestlers, and Vince McMahon is preoccupied with staying out of prison.

And now Turner wants to deliver a killer blow. A new Monday night wrestling show that will go head to head with the WWF’s flagship TV program Monday Night Raw.


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Sep 16, 2019
WWF vs WCW - Bulking Up | 2
00:26:59

It’s the dawn of the 1990s and Vince McMahon’s WWF is the king of wrestling. But trouble’s brewing: a steroids scandal is about to deal a body blow to the WWF and its family-friendly reputation.

The scandal will leave WWF stuck in damage control mode as it fights to stem the losses from falling TV ratings, ticket sales, and pay-per-view buys.

Meanwhile, Ted Turner’s trying to get World Championship Wrestling fighting fit with help from a former Pizza Hut regional manager, a self-proclaimed Cowboy, and a back-up announcer who wants to bring wrestling to Disney World.


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Sep 11, 2019
WWF vs WCW - Titan Rising | 1
00:29:59

It’s the early 1980s and there’s peace in the wrestling business. For years regional wrestling companies have maintained order by sticking to their own slices of US and Canadian territory.

But that’s all about to change. Vince McMahon has just taken over the World Wrestling Federation, and he wants war. He’s on a mission to crush all opposition and establish the WWF as the only wrestling game in town.

But his assault on the wrestling status quo will also make him a powerful enemy: cable TV mogul Ted Turner.


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Sep 09, 2019
Electric Bikes | 7
00:28:12

Harley Davidson built its brand on big, loud and heavy bikes. So why is the company staking its future on an electric motorcycle? It turns out Harley's main demographic, baby boomers, are aging out of the motorcycle scene and the company is looking for its next target market. But will people be interested in a bike that is so fundamentally different than what the company is known for? And how do motorbikes overall fit into an auto industry that is becoming increasingly electric? Journalist Bradley Brownell writes about the auto industry and motorcycles, and has even test driven Harley's new electric bike. He joins us to talk about Harley Davidson, the motorcycle industry and its electric future.


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Sep 04, 2019
Harley and the Biker Wars - Live to Ride | 6
00:25:44

By the early 1980s, Harley-Davidson is fighting to survive. Japan has glutted the American market with bikes, creating a war Harley can’t fight alone. The company turns to the U.S. government. It’s something they tried in the ‘50s with no success, but now there’s a man in the White House who loves the all-American Milwaukee brand.

In the years ahead Harley stands tall, surviving all manner of battles. But there’s one foe that never stops: time. The company needs to appeal to a new generation of young riders who may not be attracted to Harley hogs — or motorcycles at all. It’s yet another vexing chapter for the 116-year-old company that refuses to die.


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Sep 02, 2019
Get Ready for College Football Season
00:06:36
Aug 29, 2019
Harley and the Biker Wars - The Freedom Machine | 5
00:25:54
Aug 28, 2019
Harley and the Biker Wars - Japan Takes No Prisoners | 4
00:27:14
Aug 26, 2019
Harley and the Biker Wars - Uneasy Riders | 3
00:20:29
Aug 21, 2019
Harley and the Biker Wars - The Hog Is Born | 2
00:24:38
Aug 19, 2019
Introducing The Jordan Harbinger Show
00:10:12
Aug 15, 2019
Harley and the Biker Wars - The British Invaders | 1
00:25:25
Aug 14, 2019
The Latest from Business Wars Daily | 1
00:33:39
Aug 12, 2019
Business Battles - Monster vs Beats by Dre | 1
00:26:41
Aug 07, 2019
Introducing Sean Carroll's Mindscape
00:08:35
Aug 06, 2019
Cereal Wars-The Most Important Meal | 7
00:28:37
Aug 05, 2019
Cereal Wars - Going Soggy | 6
00:24:58
Jul 31, 2019
Cereal Wars - Trix of the Trade | 5
00:26:03
Jul 29, 2019
Introducing The Pitch
00:15:41
Jul 26, 2019
Cereal Wars - Cereal Offenders | 4
00:27:09
Jul 24, 2019
Cereal Wars - Sugar Rush | 3
00:25:29
Jul 22, 2019
Cereal Wars - Breakfast of Champions | 2
00:25:46
Jul 17, 2019
Cereal Wars - A Divine Mission | 1
00:24:56
Jul 15, 2019
Gibson vs Fender - The Future of the Electric Guitar | 7
00:26:57
Jul 10, 2019
Gibson vs Fender - Attack of the Robot Guitars | 6
00:24:53
Jul 08, 2019
Gibson vs Fender - Back From the Brink | 5
00:24:08
Jul 03, 2019
Gibson vs Fender - Les Pauls Unleashed | 4
00:22:08
Jul 01, 2019
Gibson vs Fender - The Stratocaster Blasts Off | 3
00:24:59
Jun 26, 2019
Gibson vs Fender - Loud and Clear | 2
00:27:20
Jun 24, 2019
Gibson vs Fender - Les and Leo | 1
00:25:52
Jun 19, 2019
Introducing 1865
00:11:15
Jun 18, 2019
Anheuser-Busch vs Miller - Fighting the Crocodile | 6
00:25:22
Jun 17, 2019
Anheuser-Busch vs Miller - Surprise Attack Dog | 5
00:24:41
Jun 12, 2019
Anheuser-Busch vs Miller - Miller Killers | 4
00:23:08
Jun 10, 2019
Anheuser-Busch vs Miller - It’s Miller Time! | 3
00:23:14
Jun 05, 2019
Anheuser-Busch vs Miller - Swinging for the Majors | 2
00:25:17
Jun 03, 2019
Introducing Inside Star Wars
00:06:33
May 30, 2019
Anheuser-Busch vs Miller - The Beer Barons | 1
00:27:42
May 29, 2019
Netflix vs Blockbuster Revisited - What’s Next for Digital Streaming | 9
00:32:57
May 27, 2019
Netflix vs Blockbuster Revisited - Streamers Everywhere | 8
00:20:49
May 22, 2019
Netflix vs Blockbuster Revisited - Break the Wheel | 7
00:23:59
May 20, 2019
Netflix vs Blockbuster Revisited - Binge | 6
00:23:32
May 15, 2019
Justin Long Gets Personal on "Life is Short" | 1
00:08:07
May 14, 2019
Netflix vs Blockbuster Revisited - HBO Gets in the Game | 5
00:27:34
May 13, 2019
Netflix vs Blockbuster Revisited - The Digital Divide | 4
00:23:13
May 08, 2019
Netflix vs Blockbuster Revisited - Dirty Tricks | 3
00:23:03
May 06, 2019
Netflix vs Blockbuster Revisited - Origins | 2
00:20:27
May 01, 2019
Netflix vs Blockbuster Revisited - Sudden Death | 1
00:27:17
Apr 29, 2019
Ferrari vs. Lamborghini - The Future of Cars | 4
00:24:22
Apr 24, 2019
Ferrari vs. Lamborghini - Supercar Speed Freaks | 3
00:23:21
Apr 22, 2019
Introducing Sports Wars
00:05:45
Apr 18, 2019
Ferrari vs. Lamborghini - Lamborghini Spawns an Icon | 2
00:28:08
Apr 17, 2019
Ferrari vs. Lamborghini - The Gauntlet | 1
00:25:42
Apr 15, 2019
Hasbro vs Mattel - Today's Toys | 7
00:31:59
Apr 10, 2019
Hasbro vs Mattel - Screen Dreams | 6
00:29:02
Apr 08, 2019
Hasbro vs Mattel - The Shotgun Wedding | 5
00:24:29
Apr 03, 2019
Hasbro vs Mattel - Resurrection Joe | 4
00:24:45
Apr 01, 2019
Hasbro vs Mattel - The House of Cards | 3
00:24:50
Mar 27, 2019
Hasbro vs Mattel - Boy Toy | 2
00:24:01
Mar 25, 2019
Hasbro vs Mattel - Dream Doll | 1
00:25:56
Mar 20, 2019
USFL vs NFL - Risky Business | 7
00:30:20
Feb 25, 2019
USFL vs NFL - Football Day in Court | 6
00:24:10
Feb 20, 2019
USFL vs NFL - The Empire Strikes Back | 5
00:25:43
Feb 18, 2019
USFL vs NFL - Making Spring Football Great Again | 4
00:22:01
Feb 13, 2019
USFL vs NFL - A Challenge to the King | 3
00:23:16
Feb 11, 2019
USFL vs NFL - A General Triumph | 2
00:22:26
Feb 06, 2019
USFL vs NFL - Birth of a Spring Football League | 1
00:25:50
Feb 04, 2019
Best of Business Wars Daily | 1
00:28:54
Jan 30, 2019
McDonald’s vs Burger King - Breakfast Wars | 7
00:23:45
Jan 28, 2019
McDonald’s vs Burger King - Super Fan Supernova | 6
00:24:51
Jan 23, 2019
McDonald's vs Burger King - Battle of the Burgers | 5
00:25:59
Jan 21, 2019
McDonald’s vs Burger King - Have It Your Way | 4
00:24:13
Jan 16, 2019
McDonald’s vs Burger King - Feeding Frenzy | 3
00:23:56
Jan 14, 2019
McDonald’s vs Burger King - Cooking with Gas | 2
00:25:49
Jan 09, 2019
McDonald’s vs Burger King - Fastest Burger in the West | 1
00:24:43
Jan 07, 2019
Zankou Chicken Murders - The Death of an American Dream | 2
00:28:29
Dec 20, 2018
Zankou Chicken Murders - Out of Beirut | 1
00:21:22
Dec 18, 2018
Waze vs Apple Maps | 1
00:28:50
Dec 18, 2018
Browser Wars - Even When They Lose They Win | 6
00:25:01
Dec 13, 2018
Browser Wars - Microsoft on the Hot Seat | 5
00:26:50
Dec 11, 2018
Browser Wars - An Offer They Can’t Refuse | 4
00:23:44
Dec 06, 2018
Browser Wars - Poker Face | 3
00:23:54
Dec 04, 2018
Browser Wars - The Birth of a Dot Com Giant | 2
00:20:55
Nov 29, 2018
Browser Wars - Kickstarting a Revolution | 1
00:22:43
Nov 27, 2018
Red Bull vs Monster - Buzzkill | 3
00:27:08
Nov 20, 2018
Red Bull vs Monster - Beast Gores Bull | 2
00:26:33
Nov 15, 2018
Red Bull vs Monster - Get Your Wings | 1
00:26:25
Nov 13, 2018
Xbox vs Playstation - Interview with Tristan Donovan | 4
00:22:14
Oct 16, 2018
Xbox vs Playstation - Tear Down This Wall | 3
00:25:39
Oct 11, 2018
Introducing Legal Wars | 3
00:10:05
Oct 10, 2018
Xbox vs Playstation - The Red Ring of Death | 2
00:23:36
Oct 09, 2018
Xbox vs Playstation - The Biggest Cannon in the World | 1
00:24:00
Oct 04, 2018
Southwest vs American - Interview with Joseph Guinto | 7
00:25:16
Oct 02, 2018
Southwest vs American - Free LUV | 6
00:25:20
Sep 27, 2018
Southwest vs American - The Cult of Herb | 5
00:24:09
Sep 25, 2018
Southwest vs American - The Darling of Deregulation | 4
00:24:18
Sep 20, 2018
Southwest vs American - Aviation Cyber Wars | 3
00:20:12
Sep 18, 2018
Southwest vs American - Dogfight Over Dallas | 2
00:22:47
Sep 13, 2018
Southwest vs. American - Clearing the Runway | 1
00:23:27
Sep 11, 2018
Coke vs Pepsi - Interview with Tristan Donovan | 7
00:25:05
Sep 06, 2018
Coke vs Pepsi - The Soda Revolt | 6
00:27:59
Sep 04, 2018
Coke vs Pepsi - No Sacred Cows | 5
00:26:48
Aug 30, 2018
Coke vs Pepsi - The Imitator's Revenge | 4
00:24:13
Aug 28, 2018
Coke vs Pepsi - Cola über Alles | 3
00:24:47
Aug 23, 2018
Coke vs Pepsi - Candy Monster | 2
00:26:55
Aug 21, 2018
Coke vs Pepsi - Cocaine is King | 1
00:26:33
Aug 16, 2018
eBay vs PayPal - Interview with Kara Swisher | 7
00:25:42
Aug 14, 2018
eBay vs PayPal - Outta the Gate | 6
00:24:13
Aug 09, 2018
eBay vs PayPal - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do | 5
00:25:17
Aug 07, 2018
eBay vs PayPal - How Bad Is It? | 4
00:23:41
Aug 02, 2018
eBay vs PayPal - PayPal Goes Viral | 3
00:24:15
Jul 31, 2018
eBay vs PayPal - The E-commerce Revolution | 2
00:25:32
Jul 26, 2018
eBay vs PayPal - Going Once, Going Twice | 1
00:24:28
Jul 24, 2018
Business Wars Daily: A Smartphone App for Fido | 2
00:02:39
Jul 19, 2018
Business Wars Daily: Battling for the Two-Wheeled Rider | 2
00:02:22
Jul 17, 2018
Ford vs Chevrolet - Technology in the Fast Lane | 4
00:33:45
Jul 12, 2018
Ford vs Chevrolet - Fast and Sexy | 3
00:30:37
Jul 10, 2018
Ford vs Chevrolet - Detroit Joins the War | 2
00:29:42
Jul 05, 2018
Ford vs Chevrolet - Tin Lizzie Becomes Roadkill | 1
00:31:55
Jul 03, 2018
Hearst vs Pulitzer - Interview with Gabriel Kahn | 7
00:24:59
Jun 28, 2018
Hearst vs Pulitzer - Days of Atonement | 6
00:24:37
Jun 26, 2018
Hearst vs Pulitzer - Newsies | 5
00:20:43
Jun 21, 2018
Hearst vs Pulitzer - War Drums | 4
00:25:42
Jun 19, 2018
Hearst vs Pulitzer - The Price of News | 3
00:22:05
Jun 14, 2018
Hearst vs Pulitzer - The Headless Torso, Part 2 | 2
00:23:22
Jun 12, 2018
Hearst vs Pulitzer - The Headless Torso, Part 1 | 1
00:24:43
Jun 07, 2018
Nintendo vs Sony - Interview with Vance Wallace | 7
00:27:04
Jun 05, 2018
Nintendo vs Sony - No Surrender | 6
00:25:33
May 31, 2018
Nintendo vs Sony - The Sleeping Giant | 5
00:23:28
May 29, 2018
Nintendo vs Sony - Game Time | 4
00:24:47
May 24, 2018
Nintendo vs Sony - Charm Offensive | 3
00:25:41
May 22, 2018
Nintendo vs Sony - Man of Steel | 2
00:30:14
May 17, 2018
Nintendo vs Sony - Stabbed in the Back | 1
00:30:12
May 15, 2018
Gregor Mendel vs the World - American Innovations | 1
00:35:33
May 10, 2018
The First Computer War - Computing Gets Personal | 6
00:26:47
May 08, 2018
The First Computer War - Betting the Store | 5
00:25:03
May 03, 2018
The First Computer War - Abdication | 4
00:26:20
May 01, 2018
The First Computer War - IBM versus The UNIVAC | 3
00:24:01
Apr 26, 2018
The First Computer War - Father, Son, and The Future | 2
00:25:30
Apr 24, 2018
The First Computer War - The Electronic Brain | 1
00:23:16
Apr 19, 2018
Monster vs Beats by Dre | 1
00:25:00
Apr 17, 2018
Marvel vs DC - Interview with Jason Mewes and Reed Tucker | 7
00:43:50
Apr 12, 2018
Marvel vs DC - The Cinematic Universe | 6
00:26:33
Apr 10, 2018
Marvel vs DC - Big Screen Heroes | 5
00:24:03
Apr 05, 2018
Marvel vs DC - Schemes, Scans, and Double Crosses | 4
00:23:59
Apr 03, 2018
Marvel vs DC - Copycat | 3
00:21:56
Mar 29, 2018
Marvel vs DC - The Fantastic Mr. Lee | 2
00:23:10
Mar 27, 2018
Marvel vs DC - Origin Stories | 1
00:22:38
Mar 21, 2018
Nike vs Adidas - Interview with Liz Dolan and David Meltzer | 7
00:45:24
Mar 20, 2018
Nike vs Adidas - The Defectors | 6
00:19:48
Mar 15, 2018
Nike vs Adidas - Rebound | 5
00:26:09
Mar 13, 2018
Nike vs Adidas - Nike Air | 4
00:27:11
Mar 08, 2018
Nike vs Adidas - Walking Billboards | 3
00:21:09
Mar 06, 2018
Nike vs Adidas - The Starting Line | 2
00:23:57
Mar 01, 2018
Nike vs Adidas - Sneakerheads | 1
00:21:33
Feb 27, 2018
Netflix vs Blockbuster - Interview with Rich Greenfield | 8
00:23:44
Feb 22, 2018
Netflix vs Blockbuster - The Way We Watch | 7
00:25:30
Feb 20, 2018
Netflix vs Blockbuster - Binge | 6
00:23:26
Feb 15, 2018
Netflix vs Blockbuster - HBO Gets In The Ring | 5
00:29:11
Feb 13, 2018
Netflix vs Blockbuster - The Digital Divide | 4
00:22:43
Feb 08, 2018
Netflix vs Blockbuster - Dirty Tricks | 3
00:22:27
Feb 06, 2018
Netflix vs Blockbuster - Origins | 2
00:19:57
Feb 06, 2018
Netflix vs Blockbuster - Sudden Death | 1
00:27:24
Feb 06, 2018
Introducing: Business Wars
00:01:23
Jan 19, 2018