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Business Wars

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  Wondery  

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.

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.

 

#365

Crypto Wars | Generate Coins | 1

It’s 2009 and in a modest suburban home, a monetary revolution is beginning. It’s called bitcoin and it arrives with a whimper. There’s just no compelling reason to swap dollars for this worthless digital token. But then, a wannabe crime lord spots bitcoin’s potential and enacts a plan to filthy rich. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App [https://wondery.app.link/businesswars] (https://wondery.app.link/businesswars) . Support us by supporting our sponsors! Burrow-Get $75 off your first order at [burrow.com/bw] (http://burrow.com/bw) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

20 Oct 2021

28 MINS

28:18

20 Oct 2021


#364

Fast Fashion | Can Fast Fashion Sustain Itself? | 6

Fast fashion has a crisis on its hands. The industry is wreaking havoc on the environment, and even the execs are starting to notice. Massive amounts of pollution and textile waste have taken a toll on the planet as these shops continue to send runway styles to mainstream markets in record time. The bargains keep consumers coming back for more, but how long can it last? And what will it take to change the habits of shoppers used to getting the latest trends for cheap? To unpack fast fashion and its future, we spoke with Rachel Tashjian, Fashion Critic at GQ, who's written extensively about the fashion world and its relationship with the environment. We'll explore the dilemmas facing the space today, and some of the ways the industry and the consumers are working toward building a more sustainable closet. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App [https://wondery.app.link/businesswars] (https://wondery.app.link/businesswars) . Support us by supporting our sponsors! KEEPS - Go to [keeps.com/BW] (http://keeps.com/BW) to get your first month of treatment for free PODIUM - Get started for free at [podium.com/BW] (http://podium.com/BW) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

18 Oct 2021

29 MINS

29:10

18 Oct 2021


#363

Fast Fashion | Long Haul | 5

It’s 2019, and the internet is overflowing with videos of satisfied customers showing off their Shein hauls. But it’s not all smooth sailing when allegations go viral that the company steals from independent designers. Meanwhile, former Topshop brand director Jane Shepherdson has a new gig in the clothing rental business-- but is renting outfits actually more eco-friendly? Shein makes a play to save Topshop, but the company is bought by another online shopping giant, with a catch. And in the hands of new leadership, Forever 21 tries to start anew in a rapidly changing fashion landscape. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App [https://wondery.app.link/businesswars] (https://wondery.app.link/businesswars) . Support us by supporting our sponsors! OurCrowd - Join the fastest growing venture capital investment community at [ourcrowd.com/BW] (http://ourcrowd.com/BW) . Nord VPN - Go to [nordvpn.com/businesswars] (http://nordvpn.com/businesswars) , or use code businesswars to get 73% off your 2-year plan plus 4 bonus months for free. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

13 Oct 2021

28 MINS

28:32

13 Oct 2021


#362

Fast Fashion | Dress for Excess | 4

It’s 2018, and H&M is drowning in billions of dollars worth of unsold inventory. Brick and mortar stores are struggling. But on the internet, Shein is thriving, capitalizing on social media trends to get desirable, ultra-cheap clothing made and into customers’ hands in a matter of days. And once the head of the pack, Topshop is at risk when Philip Green is very publicly accused of abuse, racism, and sexual harassment. Forever 21 finds itself in a heap of trouble too. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App [https://wondery.app.link/businesswars] (https://wondery.app.link/businesswars) . Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter- TryZipRecruiterFOR FREE at [ziprecruiter.com/bw] (http://ziprecruiter.com/bw) . Justworks - Find out how Justworks can help your business, by going to [Justworks.com] (http://Justworks.com) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

11 Oct 2021

26 MINS

26:10

11 Oct 2021


#361

Introducing: Who, When, WOW!

Created by Tinkercast and hosted by Rebecca Sheir (Circle Round), “Who, When, Wow!”is an auditory journey into the lives of unsung heroes, unknown heroines and amazing humans. Each 20 minute “cartoon-for-the-ear” episode immerses kids and their grown-ups in a historical narrative around one fascinating figure you don’t hear about in school but who brought WOW to our world! Listen to the rest of this episode here: [https://wondery.com/shows/who-when-wow/] (https://wondery.com/shows/who-when-wow/) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

07 Oct 2021

06 MINS

06:25

07 Oct 2021


#360

Fast Fashion | Clothes Call | 3

It’s 2010, and a series of deadly tragedies at factories in Bangladesh paint H&M and the fast fashion industry in a negative light. In response, the company doubles down on sustainability, launching a new eco-friendly line. Meanwhile, Forever 21 goes to court over copyright infringement allegations, and Zara invests in technology to streamline its supply chain. But there’s a new player on the scene, Chinese company Shein, and their online-only business model is about to change the game. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App [https://wondery.app.link/businesswars] (https://wondery.app.link/businesswars) . Support us by supporting our sponsors! NetSuite- Get special financing at [netsuite.com/WARS] (http://netsuite.com/WARS) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

06 Oct 2021

30 MINS

30:56

06 Oct 2021


#359

Fast Fashion | Stitch by Stitch | 2

It’s 1974 and Amancio Ortega, determined to break the cycle of poverty he experienced growing up in Spain, uses his background in retail and manufacturing to found future fast fashion giant Zara. Meanwhile, Topshop is born as a small section in the basement of a department store, and future CEO Philip Green flounders with a misguided attempt to break into the denim business. And overseas in California, a pair of Korean immigrants chasing their American dream found Forever 21, the most affordable fast fashion brand yet. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App [https://wondery.app.link/businesswars] (https://wondery.app.link/businesswars) . Support us by supporting our sponsors! OURCROWD- Join the fastest growing venture capital investment community at [ourcrowd.com/BW] (http://ourcrowd.com/BW) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

04 Oct 2021

26 MINS

26:06

04 Oct 2021


#358

Fast Fashion | Fire Sale | 1

It’s 1987 and Jane Shepherdson, a star buyer for retail chain Topshop, is using her keen ability to predict trends to put the company on the map as the go-to shopping destination for young British women. But when the company is bought by prickly business tycoon Philip Green, all of her hard work is at risk. Meanwhile, Swedish company H&M opens its first store in the US, and a groundbreaking collaboration with Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld pushes the limits of what fast fashion can be. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App [https://wondery.app.link/businesswars] (https://wondery.app.link/businesswars) . Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter- TryZipRecruiterFOR FREE at [ziprecruiter.com/bw] (http://ziprecruiter.com/bw) . Canva- Just go to [canva.me/bw45] (http://canva.me/bw45) to get your FREE 45-day extended trial. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

29 Sep 2021

30 MINS

30:21

29 Sep 2021


#357

Death Row Records vs Bad Boy Records | Life After Wartime | 6

The battle between Death Row and Bad Boy Records wasn't long, but it was intense. Rather than staying on wax, the beef came off the records and into the streets, resulting in a deadly macho dust-up between hip hop's biggest — and youngest — stars. The rivalry also touched the life of R&B up-and-comer Faith Evans, who was married to Biggie at the time and found herself in the middle of the war between East and West. To explore this, we spoke with Naima Cochrane, a music and culture journalist and former industry executive who’s worked behind the scenes shaping the careers of Beyonce, John Legend, Juicy J and other major acts. We break down the gangsta rap era and discuss what happened after Tupac and Biggie were tragically removed from the scene. Plus, we're getting more context on Faith Evans’ role in the battle and how the trials of the women in the 90s blazed a trail for the hip hop queens of today. Support us by supporting our sponsors! NordVPN - Get 73% off your 2 year plan plus 4 bonus months for free at [nordvpn.com/businesswars] (http://nordvpn.com/businesswars) or use code businesswars See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

27 Sep 2021

29 MINS

29:37

27 Sep 2021


#356

Death Row Records vs Bad Boy Records | You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Kills You | 5

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. What these moguls decide to do next will determine whether they’ll rise above the tragedy, or get swept up in it. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App [https://wondery.app.link/businesswars] (https://wondery.app.link/businesswars) . Support us by supporting our sponsors! Podium- Get started free today at [podium.com.BW] (http://podium.com.bw/) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

22 Sep 2021

24 MINS

24:06

22 Sep 2021


#355

Death Row Records vs Bad Boy Records | Hit ‘Em Up | 4

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. One struggles to escape violence, while the other will be consumed by it—pushing tensions between Death Row and Bad Boy to a very public breaking point. Support us by supporting our sponsors! OURCROWD - Join the fastest growing venture capital investment community at [ourcrowd.com/BW] (http://ourcrowd.com/BW) MASTERWORKS - To start investing in art visit [masterworks.io/BW] (http://masterworks.io/BW) to skip their waitlist. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

20 Sep 2021

23 MINS

23:42

20 Sep 2021


#354

Death Row Records vs Bad Boy Records | Ready to Die | 3

In the 70 and 80s, the founders of Death Row and Bad Boy are 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 hand, rap is popping off. And an 18 year old called Sean “Puffy” Combs has B.I.G. plans for the Big Apple. They don’t know it yet, but their struggles and successes have already begun to shape the egos and sounds of their multi-million dollar tug of war. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App [https://wondery.app.link/businesswars] (https://wondery.app.link/businesswars) . Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter- TryZipRecruiterFOR FREE at [ziprecruiter.com/bw] (http://ziprecruiter.com/bw) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

15 Sep 2021

25 MINS

25:10

15 Sep 2021


#353

Death Row Records vs Bad Boy Records | Interns & Intimidation | 2

This episode contains explicit language. In the 70 and 80s, the founders of Death Row and Bad Boy are 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 hand, rap is popping off. And an 18 year old called Sean “Puffy” Combs has B.I.G. plans for the Big Apple. They don’t know it yet, but their struggles and successes have already begun to shape the egos and sounds of their multi-million dollar tug of war. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App [https://wondery.app.link/businesswars] (https://wondery.app.link/businesswars) . Support us by supporting our sponsors! Burrow- Get $75 off your first order at [burrow.com/bw] (http://burrow.com/bw) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

13 Sep 2021

23 MINS

23:30

13 Sep 2021


#352

Introducing: 9/12

How did 9/11 the day become 9/11the idea? That question drivesaward-winninghost Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, andsurprisinglyfunny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world. A teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspiracy theory that he helped start. A Pakistani business owner finds hundreds of his Brooklyn neighbors are disappearing. Joke-writers at The Onion must figure out just how soon is “too soon”? 9/12 asks what it all means. We know what happened on 9/11. But what happened on 9/12 to alter our memory and our perspective forever? Listen to 9/12: [wondery.fm/9_12_BusinessWars] (http://wondery.fm/9_12_BusinessWars) All seven episodes of 9/12 are available to stream now on Amazon Music or Wondery+. Episodes will release weekly everywhere starting September 8th. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

09 Sep 2021

06 MINS

06:39

09 Sep 2021


#351

Death Row Records vs Bad Boy Records | Life After Death | 1

This episode contains explicit language. 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. New York-based Bad Boy Records finds an answer to Death Row in The Notorious B.I.G, also known as Biggie Smalls. But first, founder Sean “Puffy” Combs has to convince the young rapper to evolve his sound to reach the masses. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App [https://wondery.app.link/businesswars] (https://wondery.app.link/businesswars) . Support us by supporting our sponsors! Masterworks - We’ve partnered with Masterworks to help you skip their crazy-long waitlist. If you want to secure your spot, go to [masterworks.io/bw] (http://masterworks.io/bw) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

08 Sep 2021

22 MINS

22:22

08 Sep 2021


#350

Summer Food Frenzy: Best of Business Wars Daily

Summer is a time for barbecues, picnics, and maybe even a stiff drink. When it’s warm out, the business of food really starts booming. That’s why we decided to bring you a roundup of some of our favorite recent food stories from our weekday news podcast, Business Wars Daily. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App [https://wondery.app.link/businesswars] (https://wondery.app.link/businesswars) . Support us by supporting our sponsors! NetSuite- Get special financing at [netsuite.com/WARS] (http://netsuite.com/WARS) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

06 Sep 2021

22 MINS

22:14

06 Sep 2021


#349

The Birth of Vegas | Can Sin City Survive? | 7

From a turn-of-the-century railroad stopover to a glamorous entertainment oasis, the evolution of Las Vegas has been one for the books. Casino moguls replaced crime bosses as the kings of the castle, giving "Sin City" the more family-friendly vibe we see today. Although the mob is out, more challenges have moved in — a global pandemic, a statewide drought and competition from other markets are giving the Las Vegas gaming industry a run for its money, raising some questions about its future. For more, we spoke with Howard Stutz, an award-winning journalist at the Nevada Independent who's covered casinos and gaming for more than 30 years. He's sharing what the Strip was like yesterday, how it's faring today and what it might look like tomorrow. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Our Crowd - Join the fastest growing venture capital investment community at [ourcrowd.com/bw] (http://ourcrowd.com/bw) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

01 Sep 2021

26 MINS

26:46

01 Sep 2021


#348

The Birth of Vegas | Gambling on the Future | 6

Sin City shapeshifts from its long-held ranking as the supreme adult playground on the planet to a bizarre family-friendly amusement park. Steve Wynn sets a redesign trend that emphasizes Vegas visitors who come for things other than gambling. It’s a world of boutiques, restaurants and Disney-esque rides for the kiddies. But it’s a gamble that won’t pay off. As the new century kicks in, ever-changing Las Vegas goes through yet another attitude adjustment as Wynn and Kerkorian battle to the end. The city suffers a variety of tragic blows, and Wynn heads for a fall from grace no one could have predicted. It’s all part of the remarkable, continuing business growth in a city that is like no other. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App [https://wondery.app.link/businesswars] (https://wondery.app.link/businesswars) . Support us by supporting our sponsors! Canva - Just go to [canva.me/bw45] (http://canva.me/bw45) to get your FREE 45-day extended trial. ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at [ziprecruiter.com/bw] (http://ziprecruiter.com/bw) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

30 Aug 2021

30 MINS

30:29

30 Aug 2021


#347

The Birth of Vegas | Sharks In the Lobby | 5

The mob’s longtime stranglehold on Las Vegas is weakening as the feds press down harder than ever. Just a few years ago, no one built anything on the Strip without gangster involvement. Now, as the late ‘80s unfold into the ‘90s, rising Vegas mega-developer Steve Wynn begins his rise to battle Kirk Kerkorian as the new kings of the Strip, and they don’t need mob money or influence to do it. Wynn opens what will become the most financially successful casino resort in the world. And it’s financed not by dark underworld funding, but by Wall Street as the corporate sector steps in to knock the mob from the world it created. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App [https://wondery.app.link/businesswars] (https://wondery.app.link/businesswars) . Support us by supporting our sponsors! OurCrowd - You can learn more and get in early at [OurCrowd.com/BW] (http://OurCrowd.com/BW) . The OurCrowd account is FREE! See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

25 Aug 2021

28 MINS

28:43

25 Aug 2021


#346

The Birth of Vegas | Casino Combat | 4

Vegas is getting a bad rap in the press, thanks to the increasing spotlight on the mob’s control. The legitimate powers in the halls of Nevada government need something—or someone--to spread a veneer of respectability over Sin City. That someone arrives. He’s one of the most wealthy, powerful men on the planet. And he’s also a loose cannon. As far as new governor Paul Laxalt is concerned, that’s not a deal breaker. And rich developer Kirk Kerkorian has plans to build the biggest hotel on the planet. Plans that herald a new wave of building on the Vegas Strip. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App [https://wondery.app.link/businesswars] (https://wondery.app.link/businesswars) . Support us by supporting our sponsors! Masterworks - If you want to secure your spot, go to [masterworks.io/bw] (http://masterworks.io/bw) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

23 Aug 2021

29 MINS

29:12

23 Aug 2021


#345

The Birth of Vegas | Nevada Doubles Down | 3

The mob faces its biggest threat yet when Nevada governor Grant Sawyer wants control of the state’s top-grossing industry—gambling. The attack includes a strictly-enforced gangster blacklist to keep hoods out of their own casinos. Things get worse when Attorney General Robert Kennedy mounts his own war against the Syndicate, aided by the FBI. But as the mob and the law battle it out, tourism gets a massive boost when Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack comes to town. They define a swinging image of Sin City that proves unshakable. Meanwhile, the mob is down but not out, hoping the incoming governor will ease the legal scrutiny. But their hopes are not going to be fulfilled. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App [https://wondery.app.link/businesswars] (https://wondery.app.link/businesswars) . Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at [ziprecruiter.com/BW] (http://ziprecruiter.com/BW) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

18 Aug 2021

27 MINS

27:36

18 Aug 2021


#344

Wondery Presents - Dr. Death: Miracle Man

Paolo is a smart and handsome surgeon, renowned for his ability to perform surgeries that transform his patients’ lives. When television producer Benita covers him for a story, he’ll transform her life too, but not in the ways she expects. As Benita crosses professional lines to be with him, she learns how far Paolo will go to protect his secrets. And halfway around the world, four doctors at a prestigious medical institute make shocking discoveries of their own that call everything into question. From Wondery comes Season Three of the hit podcast, Dr. Death. MIRACLE MAN tells the story of a globe-trotting surgeon who seduces the medical world, and sweeps one woman off her feet. Hosted by Laura Beil. Listen toDr. Death Season 3: [wondery.fm/DDS3_BusinessWars] (http://wondery.fm/DDS3_BusinessWars) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

17 Aug 2021

05 MINS

05:52

17 Aug 2021


#343

The Birth of Vegas | The Feds Get Fed Up | 2

Backing from a legitimate Mormon banker creates major funding for the Vegas mob infrastructure. The underworld is coming out on top in Sin City. But there’s a challenger out for blood: the United States government. A U.S. senator launches an attack on mob-run gaming, and brings his third degree hearings to town. It’s not the only problem in Vegas. Segregation rears its ugly head, but entertainer Harry Belafonte fights back. As a destination for all manner of illicit, adult good times, Vegas is firmly on the map. But that may not be a good thing. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App [https://wondery.app.link/businesswars] (https://wondery.app.link/businesswars) . Support us by supporting our sponsors! Podium - Get started free today at [podium.com.BW] (http://podium.com.BW) . Ping Identity - Listen to Hello, User at [pingIdentity.com/podcast] (http://pingIdentity.com/podcast) or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Pocket Casts, or wherever you like to listen. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

16 Aug 2021

31 MINS

31:06

16 Aug 2021


#342

The Birth of Vegas | Sunrise on Sin City | 1

In 1931, the massive Hoover Dam project brings thousands of workers to Nevada. They have paychecks and nowhere to spend them. The state legalizes gambling, setting a small, dusty town called Las Vegas on its way to becoming an unsurpassed phenomenon. The mob realizes there are untold riches to be made in gaming, and by the late 1940s, gangsters Meyer Lansky and Benjamin Siegel are opening casinos on the fledgling Strip. For the mob, the situation is a dream come true. Gambling is legal, prostitution is ignored, and local politicians are either for sale or agreeable. And best of all, there’s virtually no competition. But that won’t last. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App [https://wondery.app.link/businesswars] (https://wondery.app.link/businesswars) . Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Go to [ziprecruiter.com/BW] (http://ziprecruiter.com/BW) , to try ZipRecruiter for free. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

11 Aug 2021

28 MINS

28:26

11 Aug 2021


#341

Häagen-Dazs vs Ben & Jerry's | Big Chunks O'Love | 1

It's the '70s and best buddies Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are about to open an ice cream parlor. These hungry hippies only want to have fun making ice cream. But as their business grows, they're going to find themselves on a collision course with the heavyweight champ of gourmet ice cream: Häagen-Dazs. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App [https://wondery.app.link/businesswars] (https://wondery.app.link/businesswars) . Support us by supporting our sponsors! OurCrowd - Join the fastest growing venture capital investment community at [ourcrowd.com/BW] (http://ourcrowd.com/BW) . NetSuite - Get special financing at [netsuite.com/WARS] (http://netsuite.com/WARS) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

09 Aug 2021

28 MINS

28:09

09 Aug 2021