9 episodes

Containers is an 8-part audio documentary about how global trade has transformed the economy and ourselves. Host and correspondent Alexis Madrigal leads you through the world of ships and sailors, technology and tugboats, warehouses and cranes. At a time when Donald Trump is threatening to toss out the global economic order, Containers provides an illuminating, deep, and weird look at how capitalism actually works now.

Containers Fusion

    • Technology
    • 4.8, 419 Ratings

Containers is an 8-part audio documentary about how global trade has transformed the economy and ourselves. Host and correspondent Alexis Madrigal leads you through the world of ships and sailors, technology and tugboats, warehouses and cranes. At a time when Donald Trump is threatening to toss out the global economic order, Containers provides an illuminating, deep, and weird look at how capitalism actually works now.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
419 Ratings

419 Ratings

lataylor_! ,

Fascinating and engaging series

Great exploration of a surprisingly interesting topic. Shipping containers are ubiquitous and have shaped our world in a significant way, yet I knew little about their role in changing the global economy and their impact on every aspect of our lives. This series educated me but did so ina really engaging way. I am now a fan of Alexis Madrigal and will be looking out for anything else he creates. Highly recommended!

pogpastfan ,

Painful

Maybe I am misguided but I thought this would be about containers not poet longshoremen. Great topic. Fuzzy execution

Lech1910 ,

Limited perspective

There are so many more players involved in the industry: Surveyors, charterers, ship owners..why weren’t they interviewed?

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