Land of the Giants, Vox Media Podcast Network and Recode’s award winning narrative franchise, has launched its third season, The Google Empire, hosted by Recode’s senior reporter Shirin Ghaffary and Alex Kantrowitz, founder of Big Technology. The new season tells the inside story of the company’s great innovations, its battles with fellow tech giants, and how it’s grappling with organizing the world’s information.
The seven-episode series will explore how Google—a company that began with idealistic goals of creative experimentation and making useful products—has evolved into a worldwide power with an enormous impact on the way we live. It’s dominance in search engines and online advertising as well as its platforms—YouTube and Android—give it tremendous power and responsibility.
The first episode of the show was published today and will continue weekly every Tuesday. Listen to the first episode here and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts to receive new episodes automatically. Season three of Land of the Giants is sponsored by Yext.
About Land of the Giants
Land of the Giants is a narrative podcast about the five technology giants — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google, or FAANG — and how they dominate our lives, for better or for worse. In its first season and second season, the show covered the rise of Amazon with Recode’s senior commerce correspondent Jason Del Rey and streaming giant Netflix with Recode’s senior correspondent Peter Kafka and senior data reporter Rani Molla.
About Shirin Ghaffary
Shirin Ghaffary is a senior reporter for Recode. She’s been covering the technology industry for the past several years, focusing on how social media companies impact our daily lives and the global economy. Her prior journalism has appeared in outlets such as PBS, TechCrunch, and The San Francisco Chronicle. Previously, Shirin was the co-host of a news-oriented educational video series for teens for PBS digital studios called “Above the Noise.” Shirin was raised in the heart of Silicon Valley and went to the same high school as Steve Jobs. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley, where she was news editor of the Daily Californian.
About Alex Kantrowitz
Alex Kantrowitz is the founder of Big Technology, a newsletter, and podcast about Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. His book Always Day One: How The Tech Titans Plan To Stay On Top Forever debuted in April 2020. His work has been referenced by dozens of major publications, from The New Yorker to The Wall Street Journal to Sports Illustrated. Kantrowitz is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
About Vox Media Podcast Network
Named by Adweek as 2020’s “Podcast Network of the Year,” Vox Media Podcast Network has over 200 active shows featuring industry-leading editorial voices and storytellers from Vox Media’s networks and beyond. From daily news and tech, to culture and sports, and from talk and interview shows to news and rich narrative storytelling, the Vox Media Podcast Network is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most topically-diverse collections of premium podcasts. Learn more about the Vox Media Podcast Network here.