Land of the Giants is a new narrative podcast from Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network about the five technology giants – Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google, or FAANG – and how they dominate our lives, for better and for worse.
The first seven-episode season, “The Rise of Amazon,” hosted by Recode’s senior commerce correspondent Jason Del Rey (@DelRey), premieres July 23, with Why You’ll Never Quit Amazon Prime. New episodes will publish weekly on Tuesday for the next five weeks.
About Land of the Giants - The Rise of Amazon: In 25 years, Jeff Bezos scaled an online marketplace for books into the world’s most valuable company. But at what cost? From Prime to the growing adoption of smart speakers and home cameras, to increasing scrutiny of Amazon’s power and its role in the changing nature of work, this show addresses it all, with detailed, thought-provoking, measured reporting. And it’s not just for insiders. This show is the essential guide to Amazon’s backstory for those unfamiliar, and offers never-before-told, behind-the-scenes stories for the Amazon-obsessed.
About Jason Del Rey: Jason Del Rey, is a senior correspondent at Recode. He has spent the last six years reporting on Amazon, the e-commerce industry, and how technology is transforming brick-and-mortar retail. Del Rey is also the producer of Code Commerce, an event series featuring unscripted interviews with the most influential entrepreneurs and executives working at the intersection of technology and commerce. Learn more about Code Commerce, taking place September 10 in New York City, and register to attend here.