Land of the Giants

Today’s “information age” is predominantly powered by five major technology companies: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google – or “FAANG”. Each season, we’ll dive into one corporation and examine the ways it’s changed our lives – for better an

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Go For Broke: Inside the Dot-Com Bubble

While you wait for the next season of Land of the Giants, we have another podcast we think you'll like. Go For Broke is a new series from the Vox Media Podcast Network and Epic Magazine exploring the frenzy of the original dot-com bubble, and what happened when the bubble popped. The first episode covers the rise and fall of Pets.com.Subscribe on Apple...

World War Stream

The "streaming wars" are here, but they're not what you think—or rather, where you think. While competitors are duking it out in the US, Netflix wants to take over the world.Hosts: Peter Kafka & Rani MollaThis podcast is a production of Recode by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network. This episode was produced by Zach Mack, Bridget Armstrong. Our...

Money to burn; why Wall Street loves NFLX

Netflix owes around $15 billion, yet it continues to spend money billions each year to fund its original programming. Is this a brilliant move to set it apart from the competition or a house of cards ready to collapse?Hosts: Peter Kafka & Rani MollaThis podcast is a production of Recode by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network. This episode was...

Netflix is Hollywood | Part 2

Netflix hasn’t just disrupted Hollywood, it has become Hollywood. How has that changed the lives of studio executives, movie producers and creators in the entertainment industry? A lot.Hosts: Peter Kafka & Rani MollaThis podcast is a production of Recode by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network. This episode was produced by Zach Mack, Bridget Armstrong....

Netflix vs. Hollywood | Part 1

Loaning out shows and movies to Netflix used to be a great way for studios to make a little money on the side, until they realized they were training audiences everywhere to watch Netflix. In this episode, we look at how Netflix went from renting content—and breathing new life into shows like Breaking Bad and The Office — to investing heavily in original...

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 MollaThis podcast is a production of Recode by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network. This episode...

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 MollaThis podcast is a production of Recode by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network. This episode was produced...

“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 MollaThis podcast is a production of...

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,...

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...

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