The content provides information most people would never know about well known brands. The storytelling is so engaging I binged my first episode from start to finish (4 hours). Iâm now a subscriber and have downloaded the rest of the episodes. Hands down my favorite new poscast!
Would love to see Boeing vs. Airbus.
Great podcast, well written and very entertaining!
Iâm probably crazy but the host sometimes sounds and reminds me of Casey Kasem. Also, I agree with people that the ads are ridiculous on this podcast.
I really love Business wars and American Scandal . Wondery does a great job telling these stories . The best part is you can't beat the price !! everything is top notch
Great story and great way of telling it!
Definitely one of the best podcasts out there. Consistent uploads and concise, informative episodes. As a craft beer distributor I would love to see a breakdown for Anheuser Busch and Miller/Coors rivalry along with its current trends vs the booming craft market. It definitely seems to be a topic where you may even be able to expand further, similar to the sony/nintendo wars.Regardless, much love!
The Nintendo/Sony/Sega rivalry episodes were excellent! Really like this podcast. It tells interesting stories about well known companies without any bias or agenda. Hope they keep the episodes coming. Plenty of great rivalries: McDonalds vs Burger King coming soon?
Really enjoy these stories. Fascinating stories and such a great way to enjoy them.
This a great series for anyone who is curious about the day-to-day business warfare at the highest levels that goes on all around us to get our respective business. This is one of my favorite shows, and best thing about this podcast besides the great research is the fantastic host.
I canât get enough of their podcasts. These podcasts are well thought out and produced. The background instrumentals are superb. Check them out you wonât be disappointed.
...but can't for one reason. I do think it's very well written, well made and highly entertaining, but I'm surprised that with all the money they put into the production values, they can't get more actual audio footage of the people they're talking about. Steve Jobs at a public launch, Reed Hastings in a public interview, Kanye West addressing his fans at a concert...and they're all portrayed by the narrator of the podcast! It's cringeworthy to hear this smarmy white guy trying to convince us heâs Kanye. Fortunately, the producers decided to use the real voice of Adolph Hitler (or an actor who sounds like him), figuring it would have been just too ridiculous to hear Casey Kasem introduce the 1936 Olympics. Even the newscaster who pops up throughout the series is the same voice actress every time. There's no actual news footage they could have gotten a hold of instead? They do use some actual authentic audio periodically, which makes it even more confusing. It's too bad, because the podcast would be a whole lot less comical and distracting. Other than that though, it's very compelling.
Love these podcasts. It is so interesting to hear about different businesses and their competition! I am hooked!!
I love business stories but this one exceeds my expectations! Please add a PlayStation vs Xbox or something like that but other wise i love this podcast!
Consistently good series. Wondery is the best!
The titles are misleading. At times it seems there are more ads then story telling.
Great podcast that tells great stories in a fun format. Always look forward to the new series!!
The show is fantastic. Who would ever think that what amounts to essentially reading a Wikipedia page would be so fun to listen to. But itâs great!!Dutch - Voice from the Underground
Well written, well produced, and David Brown has a soothing, comforting, storytelling cadence. I was referred to BW by a friend and hope this review inspires many of you readers to sample BW because like me, youâll quickly get hooked too.
Iâm sticking with this because the stories are really interestingâand Iâm fine with the story format, but there are aspects of the narrative that are like fingers on a chalkboard. The worst of it is 1) obviously fabricated dialog 2) all performed by the narrator himself. Hire some actors or just describe what was discussed, please. The fake ânews flashesâ read by the same person (not the narrator, at least) are also annoying. Iâd also suggest they hire someone else to read the ads. David Brownâs smarmy, used car salesman delivery makes me want to spike my phone. It certainly doesnât entice me to buy what heâs selling.
Cellular WarsCircuit City vs Best BuyBank of America vs Chase Fast Food WarsGoogle vs Yahoo
I am a huge fan of this podcast. I am have gotten a lot out of my time listening. I am looking forward to more episodes. I like to save them up for long car rides alone. :-)
The podcast takes what could be a great series and stretches it out just a whole lot too long. Four or five episodes could be one. Itâs exactly like the history court series on YouTube. One guy, one voice, several characters...personally I canât take that, but you should give it a try. Especially if youâre into watching worthless television.
I listen to a ton of podcasts and I was looking for something new. You can only listen to so many motivational speakers. This is a very entertaining for business people. Especially being a child of the 80s.
This is the top of a small handful of podcasts I await each week. They take tales both familiar and new and turn them into radio drama worthy of the Golden Age of Radio. I enjoyed listening to the Beats one-part story, as well as the Blockbuster v Netflix saga while driving long distances through Spain & Portugal. A perfect, engaging travelling partner.
I enjoy listening and learning... and bringing things the pase Ãntimo our lives!I Love the podcast. So far, my favorite is Coke vs Pepsi!
This very well researched podcast provides really interesting commentary on previous business wars and the people involved. It's fascinating to get an understanding of how these industrial titans battle each other through differents epochs with different tools but largly the same methods.
David Brown does such a good job tying history and economics together. I throughly enjoy the episodes and listen to them while working or commuting. My favorite seasons thus far are Netflix/Blockbuster and Coke/Pepsi.
I knew I was really hooked when I didn't see the feed on the way to the gym, then realized it was Wednesday instead of Thursday.Business Wars has covered many of the industries I've been in. I've especially been enjoying the Coke vs. Pepsi as I worked for one of the local Coke bottlers during the New Coke release.
Business Wars is probably one of the best narrative podcasts out there. Every season they release is always interesting and Iâm always excited for the next episode.
Absolutely LOVE listening to these podcasts. I donât listen to much Wondery, more of a NPR guy. If you like The Indicator or Planet Money on NPR, youâll love Business Wars from Wondery. In case the developers want more ideas: Parcel and Mail Companies, Domestic Airlines, Fast Food Chains (burgers, pizza, coffee), Social Media Giants
I never knew I would enjoy it, but I am now a fan for life.Great production! Thanks.
This is a well done podcast. The storytelling keeps you interested and you really learn a lot in each podcast. As a businessman, I feel like I learn something I can take to the board room after each listen.
I love this podcast!!!
Some of the facts stated in this podcast are wrong. Some of the names used are mispronounced completely. That being said, itâs a good podcast and has interesting episodes. Maybe have someone edit it a bit closer.
This is one of the best podcasts of 2018!
The season on Hearst V Pulitzer is so entertaining. I learned so much and the quality of production is very high!
Love this podcast and the rivalireis chosen. Would love to have some reading material from the research if possible.
Old Review: My new favorite podcast. It is really well produced.New Review: Still a fan of this podcast but I removed two stars. The last series featured Kara Swisher who advocates censorship on social media platforms. I have no problem with her having the right to this opinion, but the host fawned all over her and failed to push back. Specifically, she praised the recent social media movement to ban Alex Jones. True, the manâs views are a pile of human waste, but I would hope in this day and age private communications platforms would choose not to censor any voices. Itâs ironic that Kara Swisher does not see the hypocrisy in her own views. She is clearly afraid of the power Silicon Valley has over social media, yet she supports their banning specific voices. What a shame.
Love how Business Wars crafts the stories of these battles between companies
These stories are well written and very engaging. It's really neat to see how businesses which impact us every day have fought, failed, and persisted through time.
I love the storytelling in this series - great podcast!
Interesting subjects...low quality âstorytellingâ. Overproduced effects ruin what could have been a great idea.
Love this show because it breaks down decades-long business stories into palatable podcasts. Writers and producers clearly put a lot of research, thought and effort into putting together a great product. Strongly recommended as a break from the opinion-based podcasts out there.
Business Wars has me absolutely riveted. The stories are fascinating and the story telling excellent!! Wish you could release a new chapter every day!Still loving this show. Just wish it was available more than once a week!
Love the idea of this podcast! Unfortunately, there are WAY too many commercials and the stories get a little too dragged out with all of the dramatization. It's hard to stick with it. Hopefully, they can make some changes to finetune it.
If youâre into The Art of War, this podcast is for you.
Worst ads of any podcast Iâve listened to. Otherwise - Itâs kinda nice how much production they put into this, but I donât like the execution much. They overdo dialogues and basically make up cheesy replacements. Worst is the ads. I donât know why, but the way the host talked about these companies that pay for ads makes me not like these companies at all, itâs just over the top promotional