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Behind every successful business is a story. It starts with a vision and a leap of faith. Along the way, leaders make bold decisions, ride booms and busts, and sometimes, they reach new heights. From Wondery, the makers of the hit series Business Wars, and Lindsay Graham, the host of American History Tellers and American Scandal, comes a weekly podcast that brings you the true stories of the brilliant but all-too-human businesspeople who risked it all. From Walt Disney’s creation of a theme park in Orlando, to the colossal failure of New Coke, Business Movers will explore the triumphs, failures and ideas that transformed our lives.

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Behind every successful business is a story. It starts with a vision and a leap of faith. Along the way, leaders make bold decisions, ride booms and busts, and sometimes, they reach new heights. From Wondery, the makers of the hit series Business Wars, and Lindsay Graham, the host of American History Tellers and American Scandal, comes a weekly podcast that brings you the true stories of the brilliant but all-too-human businesspeople who risked it all. From Walt Disney’s creation of a theme park in Orlando, to the colossal failure of New Coke, Business Movers will explore the triumphs, failures and ideas that transformed our lives.

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    Hostile Takeover: the Sumner Redstone Story | The Battle for Viacom

    Hostile Takeover: the Sumner Redstone Story | The Battle for Viacom

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    Sumner Redstone takes the next step in his vertical integration strategy, and moves to the front of the Hollywood assembly line, by launching a bidding war for control of Viacom.

    Hostile Takeover: The Sumner Redstone Story | The Family Business

    Hostile Takeover: The Sumner Redstone Story | The Family Business

    Boston-born media executive Sumner Redstone turns a small family business into a media juggernaut, acquiring companies like Viacom, Paramount and CBS along the way, sometimes by force. But Sumner’s rise to mogul status leaves important relationships, business and familial, in shambles.

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    • 38 min
    George Lucas: Creating a Hollywood Empire | Biographer Brian Jay Jones Explores the Life of George Lucas

    George Lucas: Creating a Hollywood Empire | Biographer Brian Jay Jones Explores the Life of George Lucas

    Biographer Brian Jay Jones, author of George Lucas: A Life, explores the iconic filmmaker’s life and legacy.

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    • 46 min
    Introducing: The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

    Introducing: The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

    To fight climate change, municipalities across the United States are banning natural gas lines from being installed in new buildings. That means no gas stoves. Politicians and policymakers in those places — Berkeley being one of the first — want people to use electric appliances, such as electric stovetops or the more advanced induction stovetop. (There’s a health factor too. Open flames put out some gases you might not want to breathe.)

    But the natural gas industry is fighting back. Today, we talk about the multimillion-dollar battle being fought between gas companies and municipal and state governments. And that battle is being waged in your kitchen.

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    • 9 min
    George Lucas: Creating a Hollywood Empire | The Empire

    George Lucas: Creating a Hollywood Empire | The Empire

    As George wraps up his Star Wars saga with three more films, he feels the time is right to retire and sell Lucasfilm. But the Walt Disney Corporation takes his beloved franchise in a controversial new direction.

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    • 45 min
    George Lucas: Creating a Hollywood Empire | Betting the Ranch

    George Lucas: Creating a Hollywood Empire | Betting the Ranch

    With Star Wars a runaway success, George uses his new-found power to build an empire on Skywalker Ranch.

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    • 42 min

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