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 the unauthorized, real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights -- or to ruin. Hosted by David Brown, former anchor of Marketplace. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John and American History Tellers.

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episode 3: eBay vs PayPal - PayPal Goes Viral

In the midst of the dot-com boom, there's also a lot of dot-com bust. PayPal desperately needed to grow but they companies who'd raised millions more suddenly disintegrate. The solution was so simple it seemed almost illegal - let the converted proselytize. And they do to incredible results. It doesn't take long for eBay to notice but there's nothing they can do to stop PayPal's viral momentum. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Fin - Try Fin for FREE at Fin...


 2018-07-31  26m

episode 2: eBay vs PayPal - The E-commerce Revolution

As eBay gathers steam, a libertarian chess champion and a programmer who fled Communist Ukraine team up to change the world with their encryption software. But when their plan to piggyback on the ubiquitous Palm Pilot hits a snag, they stumble upon a new idea. The concept is so revolutionary, it will change the landscape of e-commerce and turn the fledgling company into a viral phenomenon. There’s just one problem...


 2018-07-26  26m

Introducing Raising The Bar

If you had to risk everything on a great idea, could you do it? We want to introduce you to a new podcast that we know you'll love. Raising The Bar is hosted by siblings and founders of the lifestyle juggernaut DryBar, Alli Webb and Michael Landau. You can listen to the first 3 episodes right now. Subscribe to Raising The Bar wherever you listen to Business Wars.


 2018-07-25  8m

episode 1: eBay vs PayPal - Going Once, Going Twice

At the dawn of the dotcom era, a Silicon Valley tech geek on a personal vendetta rolls out the world’s first e-commerce site. Vintage lunchboxes? Second-hand guitars? B-list celebrity autographs? It all finds a home on AuctionWeb, and before long the site’s growth is skyrocketing. But founder Pierre Omidyar isn’t prepared for the infrastructure challenges that come with turning his pet project into a real company. Brownouts and site outages soon follow, raising the ire of customers...


 2018-07-24  26m

episode 2: Business Wars Daily: A Smartphone App for Fido

Want more Business Wars? We have your daily dose.  Subscribe to Business Wars Daily wherever you listen to Business Wars. It's Thursday, July 19, and we're looking at Wag vs. Rover.


 2018-07-19  2m

episode 2: Business Wars Daily: Battling for the Two-Wheeled Rider

Want more Business Wars? We have your daily dose.  Subscribe to Business Wars Daily wherever you listen to Business Wars. It's Tuesday, July 17, and we're looking at Uber vs. Lyft.


 2018-07-17  2m

episode 4: Ford vs Chevrolet - Technology in the Fast Lane

It's been a hard fought battle for decades, and in the 1970s there's no signs of Ford or Chevrolet slowing down. But this time they're fighting on new grounds, ones dominated by Japanese cars. Honda, Toyota and Datsun dominate the market, and Ford and Chevy seem like they're just... running out of gas. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Slack - Where work happens. Visit to get communicating today


 2018-07-12  33m

episode 3: Ford vs Chevrolet - Fast and Sexy

In the 1960s, the biggest generation of Americans of all time are reaching driving age. They want cars, and they want them to be fast and powerful, and they want them now. The best showcase for these cars is by winning races, and in the 1960s, Ford and Chevy are gunning for each other at every turn. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Zip Recruiter - Get a free trial and learn how to hire smarter when you visit them at ZipRecruiter...


 2018-07-10  30m

episode 2: Ford vs Chevrolet - Detroit Joins the War

FDR believed that WWII was a contest of mass production. Whoever could build the most trucks, tanks, guns and airplanes would come out on top. What power could defeat the United States of America and its massive automobile industry? But for Roosevelt’s arsenal to work automakers will have to put aside their rivalries and retool. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Quip- Receive your first refill pack free when you buy a toothbrush at


 2018-07-05  29m

episode 1: Ford vs Chevrolet - Tin Lizzie Becomes Roadkill

In 1896, Henry Ford puttered around Detroit streets testing his “Quadricycle.” This was the whimsical beginning to a revolution that redesigned the landscape of America. Cars changed the way America lived, worked, ate, shopped, and listened to music. And more than 100 years ago, the entire industry was a group of men, whose names are now emblazoned on every bumper, just hanging out at their local bar...


 2018-07-03  31m