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Facebook. Apple. Amazon. Netflix. Google. These five tech giants have changed the world. But how? And at what cost? Netflix now has nearly 200 million subscribers, and the biggest companies in media and tech are racing to catch up. In our new season, The Netflix Effect, Recode’s Peter Kafka and Rani Molla examine the unique ways the company has disrupted entertainment and completely changed the way we watch TV. New episodes begin June 23rd. Produced by the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Land of the Giants Recode

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    • 4.4, 867 Ratings

Facebook. Apple. Amazon. Netflix. Google. These five tech giants have changed the world. But how? And at what cost? Netflix now has nearly 200 million subscribers, and the biggest companies in media and tech are racing to catch up. In our new season, The Netflix Effect, Recode’s Peter Kafka and Rani Molla examine the unique ways the company has disrupted entertainment and completely changed the way we watch TV. New episodes begin June 23rd. Produced by the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    Did the algorithm make you watch Tiger King?

    Did the algorithm make you watch Tiger King?

    Netflix’s recommendation algorithm is supposed to find you TV and movies that you’ll like — and that will keep you paying for Netflix. But is Netflix really showing you stuff you want to watch, or just stuff that Netflix made?

    Hosts: Peter Kafka & Rani Molla
    This podcast is a production of Recode by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network. This episode was produced by Zach Mack, Bridget Armstrong. Our editor is Charlie Herman. Gautam Srikishan engineered and scored this episode. Nishat Kurwa is the Executive Producer.
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    • 21 min
    Who really killed Blockbuster Video?

    Who really killed Blockbuster Video?

    Netflix killed our trips to the video store and ushered in the streaming era. But when Netflix started out, it was a fraction of the size of Blockbuster. It should have been crushed, and almost was. What went wrong?

    Hosts: Peter Kafka & Rani Molla
    This podcast is a production of Recode by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network. This episode was produced by Zach Mack, Bridget Armstrong. Our editor is Charlie Herman. Gautam Srikishan engineered and scored this episode. Nishat Kurwa is the Executive Producer.
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    • 37 min
    “Netflix is a team, not a family”

    “Netflix is a team, not a family”

    Is working on a team of all-stars, excellent pay, and unlimited vacation worth the stress of constant criticism from co-workers and the knowledge that your boss is considering whether to replace you? Netflix execs will tell you that their internal culture is the key to their success.

    Hosts: Peter Kafka & Rani Molla
    This podcast is a production of Recode by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network. This episode was produced by Zach Mack, Bridget Armstrong. Our editor is Charlie Herman. Gautam Srikishan engineered and scored this episode. Nishat Kurwa is the Executive Producer.
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    • 39 min
    The Netflix Effect

    The Netflix Effect

    In Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect, Recode’s Peter Kafka and Rani Molla examine how Netflix got where it is today and whether or not it can maintain its streaming supremacy. Hear from Netflix’s founders and top executives as well as its competitors, critics and more - covering everything from its unusual internal culture to its battle with Blockbuster, its disruption of Hollywood and the upcoming streaming wars.
    The series comes out on Tuesdays starting June 23rd.
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    • 3 min
    Amazon's Middlewomen

    Amazon's Middlewomen

    Why do so many Amazon packages take a pitstop in the small town of Roundup, Montana? Find out in this episode of Reset, the new tech podcast from Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network. Jason Del Rey and Reset host Arielle Duhaime-Ross discuss how Amazon's Marketplace has created some very unusual business opportunities.
    If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to Reset for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, or your favorite podcast app to get new episodes every week.
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    • 22 min
    'I love Amazon. Let’s break it up'

    'I love Amazon. Let’s break it up'

    In the final episode of our season on Amazon, NYU professor and “Pivot” podcast co-host Scott Galloway tells Jason Del Rey that Amazon needs to be broken up - and which parts of the company should be spun off first. They discuss Amazon’s ultimate impact on us as consumers, who are the companies left that can really compete with Amazon, and question the idea that we live in an era of innovation. Recorded live on September 9, 2019 at Code Commerce in New York City. 
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
867 Ratings

867 Ratings

JJT84 ,

I enjoyed the ride.

It was like a little rollercoaster. It went up-and then down. Looking forward to more

ShannonChandler1 ,

Interesting podcast

In a sea of rehashed Google facts this is refreshing??! The Tiger King episode tho. It wasn’t the algorithm it was post in Instagram that sparked my interest. Same with the show You.

Daymon's house ,

GOAT

Jason Del Ray is the GOAT!! So much work & intelligence on the worlds most important store. A must listen. Unfortunately, the second batch on Netflix is boring and uncritical. Bring back the GOAT!!!!

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