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
love the stories but unsubscribed because of the amount of ads put into every episode. too bad.
I love the stories, I love the lessons. Itâs like E True Hollywood meets MSNBC. -Kaerb
Before I begin, I have to say that any podcast I've listened to that's been produced by Wondery has been an absolute homerun and this podcast is no exception!As an entrepreneur I love to hear the history of industry leading company's humble beginnings and how they've competed to get to where they are today. Cannot recommend enough if you love capitalism and business. Two thumbs up!
25% time spent in ads. Thatâs annoying. Podcast is good though
Nintendo and Sony wrap up episode is unlistenable. Performances so fake they belong in a sideshow carnival. I realize the narrator plays most of the parts but this interview is down right painful. I couldnât make it past five minutes of listening. Itâs like they are reading and acting out a transcript of and interview. The fake laughter on both parts is unmeasurable on a scale of cringeworthy. The clumsy people at the beginning of every infomercial put on more convincing displays than this. Try again. Only giving it one star because zero is not an option.
This podcast is amazing donât stop them!
Iâm seriously addicted! Once a week is not enough! However, Iâll take whatever I can get! ðGreat show everyone!
I like the idea of this podcast, and the topics are interesting. But the execution leaves a lot of room for improvement. Too many ads, cheesy narration, and not as in depth and insider as it purports to be.
I love the deep, vivid, story telling that brings to life the strategy, burning platforms, tipping points and drama in all these business wars. Iâm hooked!
Very interesting and well put together
I love the content. However, I ahte the fake overproduction of the radio world - which is in spades here. The commercials sound way to canned. The content is good - but everything podcast fans hated about radio is here in spades.
Great premise for a podcast. The detail and storytelling on the stories is excellent. Really interesting and worthwhile for anyone who is interested in the inside competition between businesses.
One of my favorites. Give me all the Business Wars!
One of the most engaging podcasts Iâve heard.
What a great in depth show for anyone interested in the cutthroat activities of your favorite companies. A suggestion to dive down the rabid hole would be WWE vs WCW for prime time television supremacy. This would be an all time favorite. Anyone else who agrees please help contact the podcast. It would be interesting to hear a non fans perspective of this epic war that is still talked about 20 years later.
Iâve been listening to the Ford vs GM series. I find it to be exceptionally well done and highly informative.
Some voices barely audible. Men playing the roles of women and children. Good idea but needs to be more professional with less repetition.
I downloaded and listened from day 1! The initial storyâs were so good i was telling everyone about it but the more recent stories have been a little boring and unfortunately consistently about old white guys. Anyway we can get some diversity in the stories? Love your voice, the music and what youâre doing. Iâll continue listening with the hopes theyâll be diversity in the future episodes
Iâm just finishing up the season on Sony and Nintendo and it has got me hooked! As a history buff, I was skeptical about this podcast because I wasnât sure if it was for me. Then the crossover episode on American History Tellers appeared and it got me interested to check it out. I started the first episode of Sony vs Nintendo and by the end I was screaming âBANZAI!â Betrayal, revenge plans, facing your traitors, scheming, this is the perfect business version of Game of Thrones.
Subject material is great, narrator does deep digging to get all the facts. My only recommendation would be to tell the story in a more lineal fashion. Jumping around non chronologically works for tv but itâs hard to keep track with podcasts and I think some of the story lines get lost bc we never return to them. Other than that this is really terrific. A great mix of business history and culture.
Very engaging and informative. I find myself finding stuff to do just so I can keep listening. Well done!
Love the stories, the reenactments and how they weave different story lines to keep it interesting. Keep up the good work!
Advertisements dominate listening to this podcast, which is a shame because the content is great. No flow. Canât binge listen, especially while driving. 10 minutes of ads in 24 minute episodes.
The ads are out of hand! That with the, letâs face it, âcheesyâ reenactments and Iâll just read my history -thanks anyway...
I really like to content of these episodes but the ads are just too much. In a 30 minute episode 10+ are ads. Literally every 4 mins more ads. Once at the beginning and once at the end would be enough for the ads to get their moneyâs worth. Please just let me listen to what you actually have to say. Itâs really great and super interesting information when itâs not about a postal service or how to find a job.
Great podcast with good storytelling however they have 3-4 ads per episode and most of the ad reads are repeated episode after episode probably not so bad if you are up to date and listening once a week but it can be supper annoying if your binging
This is a great podcast but it is absolutely riddled with ads to the point I just have to skip through them all. Iâm usually one to support podcasts by listening, but this has too many.
This podcast is more akin to storytelling than it is reporting. If you want an audiobook interspersed with several ads, this is for you. If you want a factual, succinct account of a âbusiness war,â then this will likely seem tedious and exhausting.
I donât usually write reviews for podcasts even though I listen to podcasts everyday. But this one deserves a review, it is really fantastic. The story telling keeps me engaged and Iâve already recommended it to many people and they have all loved it!
Loving this podcast!In depth and thought provoking Example: after binge listening to the Podcast Blockbuster versus Netflix And having recently read an article interviewing Jim Keyes, BB former CEO in which he blames BBâs demise on itâs inability to finance itâs debt. I thought back to the podcast and wondered, why, if BB couldnât make the debt payment, didnât Jim simply return to the table with Hastings? So I replayed podcast 2 in the series, paused, and replayed it again just to insure I understood the segment correctly and thought ...Hmmm...there it is; Jim simply made a mistake So, everyone has a story to tell and itâs usually the version they want you to believe Makes me wonder what Keyes would do while listening to that same podcast segment...pause-rewind -replay...rethink ð. Doubtful
My new favorite podcast! Thank you!
I have to be honest, at first the host's delivery was kina hokey and weird to me. Now that I'm two series in, I'm hooked. He's such a good story teller and I just want to keep listening to him tell the stories of these companies.
What I thought would be an interesting podcast, ended up being a key business lesson. It touches on perseverance, strategy, human psychology, etc. Amazing!
It is shocking how many advertisements they fit into each episode
David Brown is amazing! He is an awesome story teller. I also loved hearing the history behind each series. This is a genius concept and I am so excited to hear more in seasons to come. Thank you!