Land of the Giants

By Recode

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 Aug 4, 2019


Today’s “information age” is predominantly powered by five major technology companies: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google – or “FAANG”. Each season, we’ll dive into one corporation and examine the ways it’s changed our lives – for better and for worse. Produced by the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Episode Date
Why the Robot Revolution is Our Fault
In recent years Amazon has quietly become one of the leaders in automation, reshaping its workforce of nearly 600,000 workers, and the way humans work with robots. We fear robots taking over the world, but do we understand just how we as consumers are making that future happen?<br><br><br><br><br>
Aug 13, 2019
When Amazon Leaves Your Town
In 1999, Amazon opened one of its first warehouses in the small town of Coffeyville, Kansas. Fifteen years later, it closed. We visit Coffeyville to learn what Amazon can bring and what it can take away, and what lessons Coffeyville might have for a community that’s just getting started with an Amazon warehouse: Staten Island, New York.<br><br><br>
Aug 06, 2019
Alexa, What's Amazon Doing Inside My Home?
Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant can tell you the weather, operate home appliances, and video chat family members. Alexa aims to be the centerpiece of the “smart home” connected to the Internet. It can lull us with the convenience, but what’s the downside to letting Alexa run your entire home? And why is Amazon making a microwave oven powered by Alexa?<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Jul 30, 2019
Why You’ll Never Quit Amazon Prime
With over 100 million members, Prime is the engine that’s made Amazon a retailing juggernaut and one of the largest companies in the world. <a href="">Jason Del Rey</a> explores how Prime came to be, why it’s so effective at keeping us locked into the Amazon ecosystem, and how it became the source of the company’s power.<br><br><strong>Enjoyed this episode?</strong><br>Rate us ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐and leave a review on <a href="">Apple Podcasts</a>.<br><br><strong>Want to get in touch?</strong><br>Tweet <a href="">@recode</a> or send an email to <a href=""></a>.<br><br><strong>Subscribe for free.<br></strong>Be the first to hear next week's episode by subscribing in <a href="">your favorite podcast app</a>.
Jul 23, 2019
The Rise of Amazon
Examine how the biggest tech companies rose to power, and what they're doing with that power. In season one, The Rise of Amazon, Recode's senior commerce correspondent Jason Del Rey traces how Jeff Bezos transformed Amazon from an online bookseller to one of the largest companies in the world, and what that means for how we shop, work, and live.<br><br>Tuesdays starting <strong>July 23rd</strong>.<br><br>Subscribe for free on <a href="">Apple Podcasts</a> or <a href="">your favorite podcast app</a>.
Jul 22, 2019