Land of the Giants

6 EpisodesProduced by RecodeWebsite

Today’s “information age” is predominantly powered by five major technology companies: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google – or “FAANG”. Each season, we’ll dive into one corporation and examine the ways it’s changed our lives – for better and for worse. Produced by the Vox Media Podcast Net… read more

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The Rise of Amazon

July 22nd, 2019

2:42
Examine how the biggest tech companies rose to power, and what they're doing with that power. In season one, The Rise of Amazon, Recode's senior commerce correspondent Jason Del Rey traces how Jeff Bezos transformed …

Why You’ll Never Quit Amazon Prime

July 23rd, 2019

34:46
With over 100 million members, Prime is the engine that’s made Amazon a retailing juggernaut and one of the largest companies in the world. Jason Del Rey explores how Prime came to be, why it’s so effective at keeping …

Alexa, What's Amazon Doing Inside My Home?

July 30th, 2019

34:18
Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant can tell you the weather, operate home appliances, and video chat family members. Alexa aims to be the centerpiece of …

When Amazon Leaves Your Town

August 6th, 2019

41:04
In 1999, Amazon opened one of its first warehouses in the small town of Coffeyville, Kansas. Fifteen years later, it closed. We visit Coffeyville to learn what Amazon can bring and what it can take away, and what …

Why the Robot Revolution is Our Fault

August 13th, 2019

38:46
In recent years Amazon has quietly become one of the leaders in automation, reshaping its workforce of nearly 600,000 workers, and the way humans work with robots. We fear robots taking over the world, but do we …

How Amazon Charmed Wall Street

August 20th, 2019

37:27

When Amazon became a publicly traded company  in 1997, it was losing money. And it wouldn’t turn a profit for years. So how did it convince Wall …

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