Business Wars

New episodes come out every Monday and Wednesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers.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.

https://wondery.com/shows/Business-Wars/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 24m. Bisher sind 438 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 7 days 1 hour 17 minutes

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episode 1: Death Row Records vs Bad Boy Records - Life After Death


In the 1990s, the landscape of American music was changed forever by two titans of hip hop: Death Row and Bad Boy. The rivalry between these iconic rap labels would go on to become as legendary as it was notorious. But in these early days? It’s all good. Death Row Records, the West Coast company, is already the hottest label in gangsta rap. But now that they’ve signed mega-star Tupac Shakur, they’re poised to dominate the industry...


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 2019-02-27  25m
 
 

episode 1: Anheuser-Busch vs Miller - The Beer Barons


It’s 1893 and Chicago is about to host The World’s Columbian Exposition. It’s going to be the biggest show the world’s ever seen, and that means it’s time for Adolphus Busch to shine. He’s the owner of Budweiser brewery Anheuser-Busch and the most flamboyant beer baron of the Gilded Age. Busch is determined to use the show to overshadow and outspend his nemesis, Captain Pabst, the owner of America’s number-one brewery. But there’s a distraction he’s got to deal with first...


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 2019-05-29  27m
 
 

episode 2: Death Row Records vs Bad Boy Records - Interns & Intimidation


In the 70 and 80s, the founders of Death Row and Bad Boy are just coming of age. In the Los Angeles neighborhood of Compton, a young Dre is spinning records before he even learns to read. Dre desperately wants to be a hip-hop DJ, but Los Angeles barely has a hip-hop scene. In New York, on the other, rap is popping off. And an 18 year old called Sean “Puffy” Combs has B.I.G. plans for the for Big Apple...


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 2019-03-04  25m
 
 

episode 2: Anheuser-Busch vs Miller - Swinging for the Majors


By 1933 Prohibition is over, and that means the race is on to dominate a beer market that’s been reset. Under the leadership of Anheuser-Busch heir Gussie Busch, the company is out to reclaim the beer throne. But there’s a challenger for the crown — Milwaukee’s top brewery, Schlitz. But as these two giants lock horns in the fight for dominance, Miller Brewing is struggling to realize its dream of becoming a major league brewer. And it won’t sit by on the sidelines...


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 2019-06-03  25m
 
 

episode 3: Death Row Records vs Bad Boy Records - Ready To Die


Biggie Smalls has a recording deal on the horizon, but he doubts it’ll ever go through. Now that Puffy is out of a job, the future of Bad Boy looks dubious at best. If Puffy can’t find a new distributor fast, the songs Biggie’s been recording might never hit the airwaves. Meanwhile, on the West Coast, Dr. Dre has been working day and night, crafting the beats for his debut solo album, but there’s only so much he can do on his own...


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 2019-03-06  26m
 
 

episode 3: Anheuser-Busch vs Miller - It’s Miller Time!


Come the early 1970s, Miller has a new owner: tobacco giant Philip Morris. Armed with the Marlboro maker’s millions and marketing skills, Miller is about to shake up the beer business with a campaign targeting blue-collar workers thirsty for a cold pint...or three. But at Anheuser-Busch, a generational rift is brewing — one that could have major repercussions for the beer business...


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 2019-06-05  23m
 
 

episode 4: Death Row Records vs Bad Boy Records - Hit 'Em Up


By the time Biggie Smalls meets Tupac Shakur, Tupac is already a big star. He hasn’t yet signed with Death Row, but he’s already sold millions of records and starred in two feature films. Biggie, on the other hand, is still waiting for his first album to drop. Biggie and Tupac become fast friends, but their relationship doesn’t last long. The two rap stars are pulled in different directions...


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 2019-03-11  23m
 
 

episode 4: Anheuser-Busch vs Miller - Miller Killers


It’s the late 1970s and Miller is hurtling towards the top of the brewing industry on the back of High Life and Lite. Anheuser-Busch’s new leader August Busch III knows he must act fast to stop the threat. But before he can do that there’s internal problems that need fixing. A strike has shut down the company’s breweries and threatening to leave the business disunited and demoralized at the worst possible moment. Support us by supporting our sponsors! See Privacy Policy at https://art19...


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 2019-06-10  23m
 
 

episode 5: Death Row Records vs Bad Boy Records - You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Kills You


The rivalry between the East and West Coasts of hip-hop has become an all out war, with Death Row and Bad Boy on the front lines of the conflict. Within six months, the war claims the lives of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, sending shockwaves through the hip-hop community. For Death Row and Bad Boy, labels built on the backs of these stars, the future looks uncertain. Now the fate of each business rests in the hands of its owner...


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 2019-03-13  24m
 
 

episode 5: Anheuser-Busch vs Miller - Surprise Attack Dog


It’s the 1980s and Miller’s glory days are over. Drinkers are deserting High Life and Anheuser-Busch is about to launch a $50 million attack on Miller Lite. With the pressure mounting, Miller hunts for a way to revive its momentum. It’s a search that see the company travel to Japan, disguise itself as a microbrewery, and go head hunting. Support us by supporting our sponsors! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19...


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 2019-06-12  24m
 
 
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