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Go behind the gates of America’s largest port complex for an intimate and unflinching look at the lives riding the waves of supply and demand.

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    • Society & Culture

Go behind the gates of America’s largest port complex for an intimate and unflinching look at the lives riding the waves of supply and demand.

    Johnny O: The Pirate’s Story

    Johnny O: The Pirate’s Story

    A true old-timer just keeps dancing, even in the face of uncertain change. CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE.

    • 1 hr
    The Miracle: A Surprising Day on the Steel Dock

    The Miracle: A Surprising Day on the Steel Dock

    Harold Ericsson recalls one hot day unloading steel from deep in the bottom of a ship, when all of the sudden someone offered him an ice cold Manhattan. 

    • 1 hr
    The Casual Worker: No Benefits, No Guarantees

    The Casual Worker: No Benefits, No Guarantees

    Spend a day in the unpredictable life of a casual worker, a freelance longshoreman who must rack up enough hours to reach union status.

    • 1 hr
    Automation: Will Innovation Mean Fewer Jobs?

    Automation: Will Innovation Mean Fewer Jobs?

    The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are facing new technology to handle the challenges of staying competitive. This all started after the 2008 economic crash, which fundamentally changed the ports.

    • 1 hr
    The Pilots: Steering Ships the Size of Skyscrapers

    The Pilots: Steering Ships the Size of Skyscrapers

    As ships get bigger, a pilot’s job gets more difficult. 

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

Mark🐙 ,

Monumental

I hope this series will be available forever

lataylor_! ,

Excellent Storytelling, Informative

I wish there were more episodes.

Mateozo ,

Great podcast

Informative and entertaining

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