This podcast is really interesting, but the main guy doing all of the voices in different accents is so incredibly corny.
I learned a lot and am satisfied with these podcasts. Thank you creators of business warsðð½
I really like hearing about the history of each business, but the narrating of each person in the same exact voice is pretty awful. Also, who pronounces Konami âKo-Nay-Mee???â
Iâm very intrigued by the topics, but canât get past the format (fake conversations, sound effects, etc.). It feels very cheesy and makes me question the legitimacy/truthfulness of the info being presented. Itâs a bummer because itâs clearly well-researched, and I think it could be really interesting if they just told the story in a more straightforward manner.
I enjoy this podcast. The length per episode fits nicely into my commute, and though I see many criticisms here on the storytelling style, I enjoy it. I donât want facts read to me in a monotone voice, I enjoy getting the facts interwoven into a story that ties everything together. Great podcast!
Love the content but the âstorytellingâ format is annoying and is preventing me from continuing to listen. Could make this way shorter without all the unnecessary descriptions and voice acting.
I am hooked! The episode length is great and very fun format. I would love to hear one about Budweiser and Miller or something along those lines.
The show is good. Very interesting. I started with the McDonalds Vs Burger King storyline. TOO MANY ADS! The ads are long and frequent. Itâs awful. I can barely get into an episode before an annoying ad starts again and I forget what I was even listening to. I probably wonât continue listening. I hate ads.
This is absolutely one of my favorite channels. Everyone should listen to this! Itâs modern, insightful, enlightening, and an absolute joy to listen to. David Brown does an amazing job of depicting the story. I randomly came across this channel and Iâm so thankful that. Iâve gotten several family members and friends hooked on this as well. I sincerely thank you and your team for all the work you guys put into this. keep up the good work!!
Learning a ton of history and business strategy.
This podcast is great. I asked myself âwhat would make this podcast better?â If it were more in depth and longer but I know that would lose some listeners. I love it. Next topic, Under Armour vs. everyone.
Very well put together. Both entertaining and informative.
Absolutely brilliant. Great narration, writing and content. The only downside may be how addictive the shows are! Iâve sent this to countless friends and business associates- they all love it.
Had to stop listening the moment I heard a Koch ad ðð¼ðð¼ðð¼
Whatâs up? Every3 minutes this episodes starts over. Didnât want to pay for professional editing or production? I thought wondery was a big timer in the podcast realm. Very amateur if you ask me. Unsubscribed
I enjoyed this insight into Netflix and how they will compete in the future against Disney, Amazon and Apple in the original content space. I will say the worst part of this 25 minute podcast was having to endure a 1 minute ad in the middle of the broadcast by the Koch brothers. I may have a hard time streaming any more of these podcasts knowing that they are sponsored by a company that actively and vociferously promotes right wing candidates and agendas.
This podcast tells interesting stories that I found myself to enjoy. The detail and length actually appeal to me. I like that the information is presented so thoroughly. The people complaining about the length and detail must really hate books. Now the reenacting scenes can get annoying, as itâs clearly the same person reading hastily strewn together lines. It lacks depth and is sometimes annoying. The ads are also annoying, but I usually just skip them anyways. Other than some minor tinkering needed, I think this is a top notch podcast.
This is such a great podcast for anyone in business or want to be in business. It captures the drama and excitement of the business world with amazingly well told stories. I use for inspiration on how i might might steer my company in the right direction when faced with these classic business challenges.
So many of the Business Wars series are great. However, I was prompted to post this review after listening to the Waze vs Apple Maps âbonusâ podcast which was an over-the-too advertisement for the Lincoln MKZ. The content about Waze was weak (could have been a really good story), but it was the purpose of this podcast was just to promote Lincoln as much as possible, including within the story (e.g., the journalists supposed trip to city hall). Iâm really disappointed by this podcast.
The information is super interesting, But when the narrator quotes/re-enacts others itâs just incredibly off-putting.
Good podcast, but I am irritated with the amount of commercials. 6 minutes worth of ads in a 22 minute podcast is outrageous.
Overall i like the podcast but the advertisting is pretty exteme. I'm getting to the point where I am about to unsubscribe and delete it because it seems each advertisting segment is over 2 minutes now!!!! On the latest episode the shameless plugs/advertising for Lincoln was a whole new level of ridiculousness.
I was subscribed for months. A pretty solid 3 to 4 star podcast. But then they started doing product placement. I donât mean ads in between segments. I mean throwing a reference to a car sponsor right in the middle of talking about the smartphone war between Apple and Google with the flimsy cover that the car embedded Google Maps. Look, run ads. Fine. You need to make money. But product placement just turns the whole show into an ad.
Enjoyable business dramas in the first few series but recently theyâve sold their soul to Lincoln and descended into product placement hell.Evidently everyone drives Lincoln MKCs in the biz world and each mention, IN THE STORY mind you, must come with a 2 minute description of LINCOLNâS features. We discuss the way google maps work by having the actors demonstrate using ALEXA which of course is FULLY INTEGRATED WITIN LINCOLNâS MKC! The narrator takes time out from the narrative to discuss how THE LINCOLN MKC is his favorite car. Itâs pretty obvious stuff, painfully awkward and not much fun. Iâll check in again later next year to see if theyâve figured out how to monetize their once enjoyable podcast a little more gracefully.
Very interesting and descriptive. Good job.
Youâll never know if youâre listening to history, or an advertisement. The host has no problem with making slight changes to history to insert an advertisement for a Lincoln car. They also trick you by keeping the same style of story telling during the ad segments. Really really frustrating.
Please donât advertise for Koch Industries. Donât accept that money. What are you doing? It tosses your credibility to the wind. Iâll bet thereâs a ton of subliminal messaging Koch-approved
I like the podcast, but the monotony and length of the ads was ruining it for me, and others seemed to agree. I understand and would normally support sponsorship in exchange for otherwise free content, but the constant ads that are even sometimes disguised as part of the story is insulting to the listener. So without going in to detail, I now listen to the podcast unperturbed by those annoying ads, which are now cut completely from the show. There's a lot of us who listen to this particular podcast without the ads, so a quick search will return simple instructions from a number of sources.
Great podcast. Boeing v Airbus should top the to-do list
I love this podcast! I feel it is very interesting and also informative, which is what I love in a great podcast. Great job and I canât wait to hear more seasons of business wars!
I appreciate this series and listen to every episode. At times episodes are very repetitive or jump around a narrative and timeframes that is annoying to follow. I really wish the quality consistency, release schedule, and organization of the shows was better.
Love the podcast and the stories told but please just make it one longer podcast rather than 6 smaller, disjointed podcasts!
Please hire other voice actors. You only have four types of voices and theyâre all yours and they all sound the same. The female impression you do is truly cringeworthy. Youâre not Robin Williams.
This would be an excellent series, were it not for the completely unnecessary fabricated dialogue. It serves nothing, except to take up filler space. The other annoying aspect is the inordinate amount of commercials.
If I get distracted I find myself going back and replaying the audio so I donât miss a detail.
I loved this podcast until I heard an ad break for Koch Industries. I cannot support a thing taking their money.
I love the content of the podcast but I wonât be listening again until you stop taking money from the vile Koch brothers and stop running their ads.
I really liked this podcast, but I am unsubscribing from all Wondery podcasts because of their continued support of Mike Boudet of Sword and Scale.
For the next series Iâd like to explore Apple Vs. Microsoft.
I love this podcast it is informational and I learned so much facts. I just wish that the videos came out faster.
They really do a great job with this. Itâs very entertaining. I love how they narrate the story. Would love to see WCW vs WWF
Great stories. Stories that we should all know. This history. This is the new times and these stories should be heard. awesome investigations with great story layout. I really like the re-enactment and the dude has a great voice. That makes the the podcast. Really professional and awesome writing. Wish all podcast were layered this way. Keep it the same but add some real actual recordings of conversation from the real life event that took place. You guys are killing it. Wish I could be apart of your team. (StaticSwitch) Nor California. Can you guys do stories from old timers (people) from the 40â, 50âs 60âs, a lot of those folks have many great stories. Also old time mob stories for men that are still around. These are all good great projects for wondery.
Love the format of this podcast. Itâs very informative
Couldnât make it past one episode. This seems to be a cross between an investigative journalism piece read aloud and dramatizations of past interactions. Just play the interviews with relevant subjects or write a piece. Itâs a distracting style with unnecessarily included details like subjectsâ preferred styles of dress.
I love this show and the backstory of all of them, thatâs what makes this podcast so unique in my opinion. Iâm waiting for they do Kelloggâs vs. Post!
This is one of the best podcasts Iâve ever heard. Itâs fascinating and full of interesting stories behind some of the most iconic companies. Keep it going!
Wonât support any podcast funded by Koch family. Listener since beginning. No more. #boycottbusinesswars
Iâve been an avid podcast listener for years, and BW just takes the cake. High quality, interesting, educational, and all around immersive.
I really enjoyed this podcast but unfortunately had to unsubscribe when they started advertising for Koch Industries. The Koch Brothers have done everything in their power to subvert American democracy and I will not support a program that takes their funds.
Love the content and shows. Not the sponsor. I feel like thatâs a big misstep. Less inclined to support this podcast or network.