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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.

    SpaceX vs Blue Origin | Space War

    SpaceX vs Blue Origin | Space War

    It's 2013 and the long cold war between Blue Origin and SpaceX is about to go nuclear.

    The clash begins when NASA puts its most famous launchpad up for lease, and escalates fast.

    Soon SpaceX, Blue Origin, and the United Launch Alliance will be reaching for any weapon they can use to disrupt each other's plans.

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    • 29 min
    SpaceX vs Blue Origin | Rise of the Dragon

    SpaceX vs Blue Origin | Rise of the Dragon

    It's 2009 and a new president is looking to shake up the space world by opening up the stars to private industry. 

    But with NASA’s space shuttle about to retire, the United States soon won't be able to reach the International Space Station without Russian help.

    U.S. leadership in space hangs in the balance and everyone's looking to the new space companies to deliver the solution.

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    • 25 min
    SpaceX vs Blue Origin | Burning Up

    SpaceX vs Blue Origin | Burning Up

    It's 2005 and SpaceX is about to find itself exiled to a tropical island, but this is no vacation. It's in a race against time to get the Falcon 1 rocket into orbit before Musk's millions runs out. But as the failures mount, Musk stares ruin in the face.

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    • 29 min
    Wondery Presents Business Movers

    Wondery Presents Business Movers

    In Wondery’s newest series, Business Movers, host Lindsay Graham dives deep into the inner workings of some of the most successful companies of all time. From the origin stories of their famed leaders to the million dollar idea that catapulted them to success, how exactly did these companies grow from an idea and a dream to multi-billion dollar corporations? Hear the landmark decisions, the scandals, and the stunning triumphs that made them who they are. First up: Walt Disney. Listen at wondery.fm/business_movers.

    • 7 min
    SpaceX vs Blue Origin | Reaching for the Stars

    SpaceX vs Blue Origin | Reaching for the Stars

    It's 2003 and in the Mojave Desert, renegade aviation genius Burt Rutan is building a spaceship funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

    But while Rutan and Allen are preparing to launch the world's first privately funded astronaut, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are still struggling to get their space missions off the ground.

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    • 28 min
    SpaceX vs Blue Origin | Rocket Men

    SpaceX vs Blue Origin | Rocket Men

    It's 2001 and a 30-year-old Elon Musk has just been fired from Pay-Pal, the company he co-founded. In need of a second act, he hits on the idea of bankrolling a bizarre Mars mission.

    But he's not the only tech tycoon who's stargazing. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has also got space fever. But Bezos’ first step in the interstellar arena will almost cost him his life.

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
10.1K Ratings

10.1K Ratings

Ltsly ,

Great job

Hey guys! Great job on the podcast. Love every episode, the writing and A+ for narrating. Can we get one on GE and Westinghouse?

cpr37922 ,

Some episodes great, some disappointing

Raisin wars was an absolute disappointment. Started out sensational, ended flat. Hershey’s vs Mars was better but still some disappointing non-explanations of back stories. Best one was the Burger King war fir explanations and facts

WhalersFan79 ,

Great!!

Amazing!! They do a lot of different kinds of “wars”. They tell you A LOT of information of what’s going on. It seems like they do a lot of research. They don’t have an opinion. And they show both sides of the fight. Overall 5 stars or more.

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