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Land of the Giants

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Oct 15, 2020

Go For Broke: Inside the Dot-Com Bubble

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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.
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Aug 04, 2020

World War Stream

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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 Molla
This podcast is a production of Recode by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network. This episode was produced by Zach Mack, Bridget Armstrong. Our editor is Charlie Herman. Gautam Srikishan engineered and scored this episode. Nishat Kurwa is the Executive Producer.
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Jul 28, 2020

Money to burn; why Wall Street loves NFLX

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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 Molla
This podcast is a production of Recode by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network. This episode was produced by Zach Mack, Bridget Armstrong. Our editor is Charlie Herman. Gautam Srikishan engineered and scored this episode. Nishat Kurwa is the Executive Producer.
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Jul 21, 2020

Netflix is Hollywood | Part 2

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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 Molla
This podcast is a production of Recode by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network. This episode was produced by Zach Mack, Bridget Armstrong. Our editor is Charlie Herman. Gautam Srikishan engineered and scored this episode. Nishat Kurwa is the Executive Producer.
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Jul 14, 2020

Netflix vs. Hollywood | Part 1

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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 content and changing Hollywood forever.

Hosts: Peter Kafka & Rani Molla
This podcast is a production of Recode by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network. This episode was produced by Zach Mack, Bridget Armstrong. Our editor is Charlie Herman. Gautam Srikishan engineered and scored this episode. Nishat Kurwa is the Executive Producer.
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Jul 07, 2020

Did the algorithm make you watch Tiger King?

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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 Molla
This podcast is a production of Recode by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network. This episode was produced by Zach Mack, Bridget Armstrong. Our editor is Charlie Herman. Gautam Srikishan engineered and scored this episode. Nishat Kurwa is the Executive Producer.
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Jun 30, 2020

Who really killed Blockbuster Video?

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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 Molla
This podcast is a production of Recode by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network. This episode was produced by Zach Mack, Bridget Armstrong. Our editor is Charlie Herman. Gautam Srikishan engineered and scored this episode. Nishat Kurwa is the Executive Producer.
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Jun 30, 2020

Who really killed Blockbuster Video?

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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 Molla
This podcast is a production of Recode by Vox and the Vox Media Podcast Network. This episode was produced by Zach Mack, Bridget Armstrong. Our editor is Charlie Herman. Gautam Srikishan engineered and scored this episode. Nishat Kurwa is the Executive Producer.
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Facebook. Apple. Amazon. Netflix. Google. These five tech giants have changed the world. But how? And at what cost? Netflix now has nearly 200 million subscribers, and the biggest companies in media and tech are racing to catch up. In our new season, The Netflix Effect, Recode’s Peter Kafka and Rani Molla examine the unique ways the company has disrupted entertainment and completely changed the way we watch TV. New episodes begin June 23rd. Produced by the Vox Media Podcast Network.