Business Wars

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

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The Biggest Scandal in American Sports History

In 2007, NBA referee Tim Donaghy was arrested for betting on games he officiated. It was the biggest scandal in American sports history, but it quickly faded from the headlines. Why? Because everyone in this scandal has something to hide. This isn't a story about basketball - it's a story about money, and a conspiracy that spans far beyond one referee....

Pizza Hut vs Domino's | Slices of Science | 5

It’s the 1990s and Domino’s rapid rise on the back of its 30-minute delivery guarantee is about to smash straight into a legal roadblock. And while Domino’s extracts itself from the wreckage, Pizza Hut’s cooking up a new recipe for success. Its latest creation will horrify purists and help the chain fend off pizza’s newest player: Papa John’s.Listen...

Sponsored | Seoul Taco Founder David Choi on the ‘Right Way’ to Expand a Business | 2

Last week, we gave you the first half of our interview with Seoul Taco Founder David Choi. If you didn't catch that part of our conversation, we encourage you to go back and check it out.Since starting his Seoul Taco business eight years ago, Choi has expanded to seven total locations in Illinois and Missouri.Today, we continue our conversation with...

Pizza Hut vs Domino's | Deliverance | 4

It’s the late 1980s and Domino’s founder Tom Monaghan’s living the high life. After years of struggle, he’s a billionaire and he’s buying up plenty of status symbols to prove it. But as Pizza Hut tries to rally a counter-attack, a day of reckoning is fast approaching for the pizza delivery pioneer.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting...

Pizza Hut vs Domino's | Delivering the Goods | 3

It’s the ‘80s and Domino’s is gunning for Pizza Hut.Domino’s has kickstarted the speediest expansion program in fast-food history and it’s not planning on stopping until it’s planted its flag in every corner of the USA.But while Domino’s goes on the attack, Pizza Hut finds itself caught between a rock and a hard place.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport...

Sponsored | From Food Truck to Franchise: How David Choi Started Seoul Taco | 1

Before you’re ready for a full-fledged “Business War,” you need to start somewhere. David Choi put it all on the line and drained his bank account to buy his first food truck. Eight years later, Choi’s bold vision for Korean and Mexican fusion has made an impact on the culinary scene. In this episode, we hear from Choi about his humble beginnings, his...

Pizza Hut vs Domino's | Meltdown | 2

It’s the dawn of the 1970s and Pizza Hut is about to join America's business elite by floating on the stock exchange. But the Kansas pizza giant’s moment of triumph turns into defeat.But while Pizza Hut’s been charming investors on Wall Street, Domino’s is living on skid row. And founder Tom Monaghan’s running out of time to save the day.Listen ad-free...

Pizza Hut vs Domino's | Rolling out | 1

It’s 1958 and on the East and West Coasts, all the cool cats are chowing down on pizza.Yet in the heartland, far away from the buzz of New York and LA, pizza is still rarely seen, let alone eaten. But that’s all about to change, thanks to a new pizzeria opened by two brothers in a hut in Kansas.And they’re not the only siblings with pie in the sky dreams....

Wondery Presents: Bunga Bunga

Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was the longest-serving prime minister of one of the world’s wealthiest countries, until he was brought down by three powerful women - and two words: “Bunga Bunga.” From Wondery, the makers of Dirty John...

FedEx vs UPS | FedEx, UPS and Amazon’s Close Ties to the Postal Service | 7

In our last episode, Amazon had once again taken a financial hit to get ahead in the shipping game, cutting out its need for FedEx and UPS, and turning them into the competition. But there’s one more link in the shipping chain that FedEx, UPS and even Amazon hasn’t cut loose: The United States Postal Service.Private shipping companies also sometimes...

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