9 episodes

What happens when two geniuses meet? How do great duos -- like the Beatles' Lennon and McCartney, or Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin -- manage to change the world together? What about when the sparks start to fly?
Every great collaboration is a love story. It’s intense. Passionate. Along the way, there’s flashes of love, hate, pride, ego, ambition, and brilliance. From Wondery, the company behind the hit podcasts "Business Wars" and "American Scandal," comes ONE PLUS ONE, an ongoing series about the fascinating stories of two great minds coming together to accomplish something they never could on their own.
In each series, hosts Rico Gagliano (Safe for Work) and Faith Salie (CBS' Sunday Morning) will bring you the ups and downs of the world's greatest collaborations, and what we can learn from these pairs in our own work and life relationships.

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    • 4.3 • 834 Ratings

What happens when two geniuses meet? How do great duos -- like the Beatles' Lennon and McCartney, or Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin -- manage to change the world together? What about when the sparks start to fly?
Every great collaboration is a love story. It’s intense. Passionate. Along the way, there’s flashes of love, hate, pride, ego, ambition, and brilliance. From Wondery, the company behind the hit podcasts "Business Wars" and "American Scandal," comes ONE PLUS ONE, an ongoing series about the fascinating stories of two great minds coming together to accomplish something they never could on their own.
In each series, hosts Rico Gagliano (Safe for Work) and Faith Salie (CBS' Sunday Morning) will bring you the ups and downs of the world's greatest collaborations, and what we can learn from these pairs in our own work and life relationships.

    Introducing Even the Rich: House of Verscace

    Introducing Even the Rich: House of Verscace

    Even the Rich gives you a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most infamous family dynasties in modern history. In their season The House of Versace, three siblings — Gianni, Donatella, and Santo — build one of the greatest fashion labels the world has ever seen. But When Gianni is murdered on the front steps of his Miami Beach mansion, the label loses its visionary. Can the House of Versace survive? On this four-episode series, they'll dive into the origins of the Versace label. You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at Gianni and Donatella’s relationship. And you'll meet a few celebrities along the way, like Elton John, Princess Diana, and Madonna. The full season is out now. Listen at wondery.fm/oneplusone_ETR.

    • 6 min
    Powers of Two

    Powers of Two

    The solo genius is a myth. Rico talks to Joshua Wolf Shenk about why our society fails to recognize the power of collaborations, the different forms partnerships can take, and how rivalry can spark creativity.

    To learn more about creative partnerships, we recommend Powers of Two: How Relationships Drive Creativity by Joshua Wolf Shenk.




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    • 22 min
    Kobe and Shaq - The Greatest Big Man, Little Man Punch

    Kobe and Shaq - The Greatest Big Man, Little Man Punch

    It’s official: The Shaq-Kobe Lakeshow has finally come to an end. Shaq’s been traded to the Miami Heat, one of the weakest teams in the league. For the veteran center, the trade feels like a personal slight—one he’ll make them regret. He promises to “bring a championship to Miami.” And true to his word, the very next season, Shaq leads the Heat to a NBA championship. Now he has one more ring than Kobe.

    But Kobe isn’t daunted. Shaq’s ring is Kobe’s rocket fuel. Three years later, Kobe leads the Lakers to yet another championship. But drawing even with Shaq isn’t enough for Kobe. He won’t be satisfied until he’s outdone the big man.

    Will their feud never end?




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    • 22 min
    Kobe and Shaq - It All Comes Apart

    Kobe and Shaq - It All Comes Apart

    Kobe’s life seems perfect. At 24 years old, he’s already a three-time NBA champion, as well as a husband and father. Then, one night in Colorado, he opens the door to his hotel room and lets a young woman in. The next day she files charges of sexual assault.

    Shaq has a very different sort of problem. He’s 30 years old, no longer the dominant player he once was, and his contract is set to expire.

    When the 2003-2004 season begins, neither of them are focused on the game. Shaq is on edge because he doesn’t have a new contract. Kobe’s on edge because he’s facing a potential life sentence. Once again, they take it out on each other, and the fragile balance of opposites that brought home three Lakers championships is under threat. Something’s gotta give.




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    • 25 min
    Kobe and Shaq - Stay Hungry or Lose

    Kobe and Shaq - Stay Hungry or Lose

    Shaq and Kobe have finally led the Lakers to their first NBA Championship since 1988. Coach Phil Jackson warns the team: once you win your first championship, it gets even harder to muster the fire needed to win the second.

    That may be true, but not for Kobe. He’s never been hungrier — and he’s determined to make himself the team’s dominant player. Before long he’s supplanted Shaq as the team’s top scorer, but his showboating is pissing off his teammates. Shaq is filled with rage so fierce he can’t perform on the court. As Jackson puts it, the Lakers lack “wellness,” and it makes them easy pickings for teams eager to take down the champions.

    To salvage the season, the Lakers have to rein in Kobe and help Shaq find his groove again. And a surprise injury could help turn things around…




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    • 25 min
    Kobe and Shaq - Who’s The Boss?

    Kobe and Shaq - Who’s The Boss?

    Shaq and Kobe have been playing together for three seasons now, but they still haven’t managed to win a championship for the Lakers. The issue is clear to everyone: these NBA superstars have a super-sized beef, and it’s having a negative effect on the whole team. At this rate, it’ll take a miracle to settle their feud before the start of next season. Luckily, a miracle worker has just come out of retirement.

    The Lakers hire 53-year old Phil Jackson, the legendary coach who led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships, to do the impossible: build a championship team out of these battling ballers.




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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
834 Ratings

834 Ratings

PastorBert ,

Good stuff!

Not a Lakers fan, nor a Kobe or Shaw fan, but this series was so well told, that I’m looking forward to the next series. Of course, Wondery’s quality is seen in the sound design and production.

YASL-9723 ,

!!!

Where the frida and Diego episodes I miss them!!

genuinejake ,

3 Great Subjects So Far

I've really enjoyed the idea of having another star in your orbit makes you shine brighter. That's been true with Frida & Diego, McCartney & Lennon, and Kobe & Shaq. Can't wait to see who's next.

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