A must for fans of business and fans of story driving podcast.
Such a fun, interesting showâI highly recommend it to anyone whoâs curious about the goings on behind these iconic companies and the tactics they use to excel/destroy the competition.
BW is that best podcast. Because of it, I began the habit to listen to podcast.
Of the 12 or so podcasts I subscribe to, without a doubt Business Wars and American History Tellers are my favorites. So much great historical information made super interesting by great writers and great hosts.
Would you like some podcast with your commercial broadcast? This show seems to be a mere catalyst for which to convey commercials, stretching short stories over six 30 minute podcasts, so as to fit 15 minutes of commercials within each mini episode.
Really enjoying the podcast!I would love to hear a coke, Pepsi, Dr Pepper season.
Iâve thoroughly enjoyed all episodes to date! Keep it up
I love this Podcast! Anyone who likes to learn about some of the biggest businesses, and how they started, a must listen! I would like to hear about maybe Pepsi vs Coke, weâll really anything! I canât wait for the next season!
Truly a great podcast series with crisp storytelling and meaningful insights. Goes onto my all time favorites.
In Love!Great podcast!
I am obsessed with this podcast...I really enjoy the storytelling aspect of it combined with the big personalities, just brings the history fully to life. Keep them coming, please!
Very entertaining and enjoyable. I like to be to get a view on what occurred and brought these companies to where they are today. Thank you.
I like this podcast and have listened to all the episodes. Itâs very well written and I love the story telling aspect of the show. It adds a personalization to business that is very refreshing. Keep up the great writing and storytelling. Iâm anticipating the next story. Maybe Wendyâs and McDonaldâs (I wrote a paper for a business class on these two with suggestions for Wendyâs) Love the show!
This is a real gem and I am so glad I found it. Thoroughly entertaining with great production values. Full of nostalgia and interesting information. I will love it for years to come - hope it has a long life.
This is an awesome podcast, itâs the podcast that made me like podcasts!
David Brown knows how to take the events and stories behind these business showdowns and rivalries and craft them into a compelling narrative that keeps me coming back for more. Canât recommend this show enough!
Itâs very irritating they waste so much time by constantly describing each little thing with as many adjectives as possible. Additionally, there isnât much substance to each episode; a lot of each episode is just fluff.
Top shelf storytelling. Easily one of the best new podcasts out there.
Iâve enjoyed this podcast from the beginning. But this latest one made me want to write a review. Iâve been involved in the computer industry since 1977. So Iâve seen a lot of changes. To hear podcast about the machines I worked on has been fun. But the best part is to hear the stories about RADM Grace Hopper. I had the opportunity to listen to her talk at the Washington Navy Yard back in 1983. Sheâs always been my computer hero. What I wonât forget the most was her saluting me that day. It almost felt like she was passing along the torch. While Iâve never accomplished anything like she did, I still have the same drive and willing to learn to this very day. Thank you for the memories. By the way, canât wait to hear the story of the IBM 360. I worked on the 360/30, as well as the 370/158. I also worked on the Amdahl 470 and 470/V7A which were made by Gene Amdahl who was the Chief Architect of the IBM 360. Talk about a rip off on IBM computers. Anyway, thank you.
Have become a a HUGE fan of this series. Keep up the great work!
Absolutely in love with this podcast!
Excellent content, but a little too colloquial, chatty and car salesman-like delivery. SUPER annoying and obtrusive sponsored content in the middle of the podcast.
I really enjoy this podcast. Always interesting. Great host. Very well put together.
4 episodes into Business Wars (Neftlix vs. Blockbuster). Really enjoy it. I am not a business person and only listened from promo on Wondery. But, very, very glad I did. Great story so far. Good prodcution value. Thanks!
Absolutely love this podcast and itâs presentation is great. Only one criticism, the ads to total time is far too high. Itâs 7-10 of ads and 20-23 minutes of content. Iâm cool with the amount of ads if they increased the length of the episodes. Most podcasts I listen to that have this amount of ads are 1 hour plus.
This is a really well written, well produced show. Entertaining from start to finish. They find compelling situations, giants of industry that go to war with each other that result in epic battles that have shaped our world. This is a show I didnât know I was waiting for. Well done ðð
Seriously if you listen to Marvel vs DC and aren't hooked you're a fool. It's wonderfully captivating and the narrator's voice is super captivating. Thank you, thank you for this!!! It's beautiful!
Fast, insightful information on business rivalries through the ages. The host is interesting and keeps the show moving at a brisk pace. It's a riveting listen.
Itâs been a while since Iâve been this entertained and inspired. Thank you for the detail and creativity put into this podcast. I could listen to the Marvel vs DC Wars over and over again. Iâll definitely be sharing this. Thank you again. Iâm sooooo inspired.
Production quality and subject matter is great, but there are a ton of ads, and the host is porbably the cheesiest ad reader of all time. MAkes me want to barf.
I randomly decided to start looking at podcasts one day, and this was one of the first I looked at. Somehow I managed to pick up from episode one and I have been hooked since.Itâs educational, but the speaker has such a great story telling voice that it makes it feel more like a movie without picture. The I donât care about Nike or Adidas in the slightest, but the facts, the in depth ideas they talk about, and the way itâs told makes it interesting. I should be a trivia king in no time!More than 5++++ stars. Donât change anything your doing! Great work so far! -Austin from Ohio
This podcast is incredible but there is one problem. The ads are so outdated in tone and length that there can only be one logical explanation. Wondery has created a time machine and has used it to bring back an agency guy from 1990âs discount radio. How else can you explain such outdated and dense ads? Did Wondery not listen to the Blockbuster v Netflix season? Why would Wondery not do something better with a time machine?
I love the stories and the host is really personable. I just wish they would put the ads all at the beginning or end. Really kind of hokey listening to the umpteenth plug for zip recruiter and blue skillet or whatever ... causes my skin to crawl.
Crazy question, why was the Christian Bail Batman movies not even mentioned?? Best DC movies.
This is such a great idea to have a podcast and talk about to help and inform others. The story is always very well told and keeps you interested the entire time. I have listened to the first two topics (Netflix vs Blockbuster & Nike vs Adidas) and loved them both and learned a lot of things I did not know about. I am excited to see what topic discussions come up in the future and will definitely continue to listen.
A must for any podcast fan. Binge the seasons working OT. Thank you bring more please!
I love the DC vs Marvel series in Season 3! I love the super hero movies (especially the entire Marvel Universe and DCâs 2017 Wonder Woman) and only casually knew there was a rivalry between the two brands. This series laid it all out in an easy to follow and entertaining format. So glad it popped up in my NPR one app. Iâll be listening to other episodes as well! Good job :)
I canât say enough great things, i have enjoyed every single episode of this mans business wars! Netflix and blockbuster was a great start with some great history and some modern understanding of the rivalry.Adidas and Nike, another battle that i knew of but never truly knew of. And at the time of this writing, DC vs Marvel. This one hits close to home and he really sets up the story that even i didnât know about. He gives a history along with first person character acting. Overall, BW does a great job of breaking conflicts down and showing you the history of some major companies that affect us on a daily basis.Please keep it going.
The topics themselves are interesting and the only reason Iâve still been listening. However, the presentation of them and the show itself are awful. This show isnât presented in a documentary/journalist style with someone stating facts and intercutting with interviews from experts or the actual people involved. Instead, the creators approach it as a story, or like a historical fiction audiobook, and they do a really bad job at it. They include unnecessary details and sound effects to add dramatic effect and the host with âactâ as some real-life people with the only differences between his voices that being of the acoustics. It doesnât fit the material, it comes off as very chessy and cheap, and it sounds much worse than if you were to just listen to an actual audiobook read by a professional actor. Wondery seems to have this style with a number of their shows, and they consistently sound like cheap fictional knockoffs than if I were to listen to something done in a more journalistic style by people who sounds like theyâre actual journalists.
I know you gotta make money but take some notes from how Shapiro does ads
Great podcast! It is the rare podcast that a 14 y/o son and 43 y/o father can agree to listen to nonstop on a 10 hour car ride. Keep up the good work! We appreciate your work.
I will not listen to any Wondery podcasts as long as they are associated with Mike Boudet.
I came here from American history tellers and only about 1/20 of the 50 minute show was ads. But about 1/5 of this 30 min show is ads. But otherwise, it makes learning about businesses really fun. I smile every time a new episode comes out.
Itâs so interesting to know how these giant businesses got where they are - and to put in perspective how long and intricate many of these âovernight successâ stories really are. This podcast wraps things up neatly and tells these stories in a really fun and easily digestible way. One of my favourite podcasts!
Great story telling about fascinating stories!
Just finished Nike v Adidas - entertaining and informative. Cool show
The content to add/breaks is out of control. Maybe you get 15 minutes of content per episode. My interest in following this podcast is dropping dramatically and I'm only in my second series.
Would love to hear Amazon vs Walmart
At first I thought the show was a little cheesy with the overly-intense music and David Brownâs re-enactments of scenes, but after a few episodes I started loving it. Itâs really interesting content and Brown makes it all the more fun to listen to.Overall itâs a super easy podcast to listen to and you walk away with some cool new knowledge.