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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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Business Wars Wondery

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    • 4.6 • 12.2K Ratings

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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.
New episodes come out Wednesdays for free. Binge new full seasons early and ad-free, plus get exclusive past seasons, only with Wondery+.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Taylor Swift vs The World | On the Outside

    Taylor Swift vs The World | On the Outside

    When Taylor Swift signed to an upstart country label as a teen, she probably didn't realize that she was signing away the rights to something she would spend decades getting back -- her masters. Swift’s fight for her $300 million master recordings is a scrimmage that could reshuffle the entire business model of the music industry. But first, Swift has to make it big. And that's a one-in-a-million shot.

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    • 38 min
    Taylor Swift vs The World | Bad Blood

    Taylor Swift vs The World | Bad Blood

    By 2014, Taylor Swift has spread her wings into pop. But as her self-confidence grows, so does her discontent with her label. So she makes a bold move. Meanwhile, mega-manager Scooter Braun sees a business opportunity in Swift's early masters. The problem is, Swift has serious beef with Braun and his clients. And when she finds out about his plan, it'll be all out war.

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    • 31 min
    Taylor Swift vs The World | Revenge of the Swifties

    Taylor Swift vs The World | Revenge of the Swifties

    This episode comes out for free on 03/06, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

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    By 2019, Taylor Swift's battle to get her masters back from Scooter Braun has gone public. She decides to fight by deploying her own, very dangerous weapon -- the Swifties. And Braun pulls out all the stops to protect his $300 million asset.

    Taylor Swift vs The World | Ticketmaster Trouble

    Taylor Swift vs The World | Ticketmaster Trouble

    This episode comes out for free on 03/13, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

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    When Taylor Swift began planning The Eras Tour, she probably didn't expect to be at the forefront of an antitrust battle that could decide the future of concerts in the U.S. But the battle for Taylor Swift tickets leads Swift, her fans, and Senators into a tussle with Ticketmaster, the biggest live events company on the public markets. And Hollywood's next.

    Apple Watch vs Samsung | From Dust to Dynasty

    Apple Watch vs Samsung | From Dust to Dynasty

    It’s 1936 in a small town in Korea and a rakish scion of a wealthy family realizes he has to clean up his act by starting a small import export business.  By the 1980s, he fast tracks South Korea’s first computer chip factory, and turns hundreds of engineers into fiercely loyal, tirelessly diligent “Samsung Men.” But as Apple’s star rises, Samsung turns to American designers from California to teach its employees innovation and free-wheeling creativity. The result is a 1999 futuristic watch phone – a forerunner to Samsung’s first Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

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    • 37 min
    Apple Watch vs Samsung | Race to the Wrist

    Apple Watch vs Samsung | Race to the Wrist

    It’s 2012 and Apple’s legendary designer in chief, Jony Ive, decides the company’s first product launch after Steve Jobs’ death should be a smartwatch. But he struggles to get buy-in from CEO Tim Cook and upper management. Meanwhile Samsung races to beat Apple to market.. Then Samsung raises the stakes with a wildly successful satirical ad campaign aimed at Apple’s pretentiousness, but eventually launches a flawed smartwatch that leaves consumers cold. After Apple finally greenlights the smartwatch project, Jony Ive and Apple engineers grapple with a host of challenges.

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12.2K Ratings

12.2K Ratings

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Toy series

Really enjoyed the toys r us versus kb toys series. Sometimes I wonder how some of the true life events are necessarily fully accurate but it does make it more believable.

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NY Post

Why not mention the New York Post

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Ideas

You guys should do a space race series, or maybe a Quick trip vs Casey’s gasoline wars.

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