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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.

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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.

    Pizza Hut vs Domino's | Delivering the Goods

    Pizza Hut vs Domino's | Delivering the Goods

    It’s the ‘80s and Domino’s is gunning for Pizza Hut.

    Domino’s has kickstarted the speediest expansion program in fast-food history and it’s not planning on stopping until it’s planted its flag in every corner of the USA.

    But while Domino’s goes on the attack, Pizza Hut finds itself caught between a rock and a hard place.

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    • 24 min
    Sponsored | From Food Truck to Franchise: How David Choi Started Seoul Taco

    Sponsored | From Food Truck to Franchise: How David Choi Started Seoul Taco

    Before you’re ready for a full-fledged “Business War,” you need to start somewhere. David Choi put it all on the line and drained his bank account to buy his first food truck. 

    Eight years later, Choi’s bold vision for Korean and Mexican fusion has made an impact on the culinary scene. 

    In this episode, we hear from Choi about his humble beginnings, his hustle, and the importance of small businesses. 

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    • 15 min
    Pizza Hut vs Domino's | Meltdown

    Pizza Hut vs Domino's | Meltdown

    It’s the dawn of the 1970s and Pizza Hut is about to join America's business elite by floating on the stock exchange. But the Kansas pizza giant’s moment of triumph turns into defeat.

    But while Pizza Hut’s been charming investors on Wall Street, Domino’s is living on skid row. And founder Tom Monaghan’s running out of time to save the day.

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    • 24 min
    Pizza Hut vs Domino's | Rolling out

    Pizza Hut vs Domino's | Rolling out

    It’s 1958 and on the East and West Coasts, all the cool cats are chowing down on pizza.

    Yet in the heartland, far away from the buzz of New York and LA, pizza is still rarely seen, let alone eaten. But that’s all about to change, thanks to a new pizzeria opened by two brothers in a hut in Kansas.

    And they’re not the only siblings with pie in the sky dreams. In Michigan, the Monaghan brothers are hoping to bring pizza to the nation’s front doors.

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    • 25 min
    Wondery Presents: Bunga Bunga

    Wondery Presents: Bunga Bunga

    Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was the longest-serving prime minister of one of the world’s wealthiest countries, until he was brought down by three powerful women - and two words: “Bunga Bunga.” From Wondery, the makers of Dirty John and The Shrink Next Door, and hosted by comedian Whitney Cummings, “Bunga Bunga” is an eight part series on the incredible true story of the rise and fall of Silvio Berlusconi, told with Whitney’s signature wit and style.

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    • 5 min
    FedEx vs UPS | FedEx, UPS and Amazon’s Close Ties to the Postal Service

    FedEx vs UPS | FedEx, UPS and Amazon’s Close Ties to the Postal Service

    In our last episode, Amazon had once again taken a financial hit to get ahead in the shipping game, cutting out its need for FedEx and UPS, and turning them into the competition. But there’s one more link in the shipping chain that FedEx, UPS and even Amazon hasn’t cut loose: The United States Postal Service.

    Private shipping companies also sometimes hire the Post Office to take care of last-mile deliveries. But that might be changing as FedEx becomes more self-sufficient, and may plan to cut some of its ties with the USPS. Does that mean UPS will follow? And if so, will your shipping rates rise as the Post Office faces cutbacks later this year?

    To learn more, David chats with Sucharita Kodali, a digital business strategy and e-commerce expert at Forrester Research. 

    For more on Sucharita Kodali: https://www.forrester.com/sucharita-kodali

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    • 24 min

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