Business Movers

By Wondery

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Behind every successful business is a story. It starts with a vision and a leap of faith. Along the way, leaders make bold decisions, ride booms and busts, and sometimes, they reach new heights. From Wondery, the makers of the hit series Business Wars, and Lindsay Graham, the host of American History Tellers and American Scandal, comes a weekly podcast that brings you the true stories of the brilliant but all-too-human businesspeople who risked it all. From Walt Disney’s creation of a theme park in Orlando, to the colossal failure of New Coke, Business Movers will explore the triumphs, failures and ideas that transformed our lives.


Episode Date
The Myth of John DeLorean | The Prophet | 1
00:43:47

The name “DeLorean” isn’t just synonymous with the 1985 blockbuster film Back to the Future, it’s also infamous for its connection to two uniquely American innovations: the sportscar and the drug trade. John DeLorean was a legend of the automobile industry who rose to the highest levels within General Motors. But his ambition for more than what Detroit could offer brought him to Hollywood, where he became entangled in a web of drugs, betrayal—and the FBI.  

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Apr 22, 2021
The Rise and Fall of Uber | Get Super Pumped About Meeting Mike Isaac | 5
00:40:50

Mike Isaac, the author of Super Pumped: the Battle for Uber, is more than a technology writer for the New York Times. He’s a character in the Uber story. Mike sits down with host Lindsay Graham to tell the behind the scenes story of how he broke some of Uber’s darkest secrets.

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Apr 15, 2021
Wondery Presents: Secret Sauce
00:05:52

In Wondery’s newest series, Secret Sauce, hosts John Frye and Sam Donner explore the stories and successes behind some of the most inspiring businesses, creative innovators and intrepid entrepreneurs. 

First up, we’re diving into the company that revolutionized how we vacation, travel, and even how we trust other people...we’re talking about Airbnb. In 2008, Air Bed and Breakfast launched at SXSW with high hopes of becoming an alternative to overbooked hotels...but they ended up with just two people booking a stay...and one of them was a co-founder of the company. How did Airbnb persevere through adversity to become a company that would forever change the way we think about travel? What was their magic - their secret sauce - that made them such an unlikely success story? And what lessons can we learn from them? 

Listen at wondery.fm/SS_BusinessMovers.

Apr 13, 2021
The Rise and Fall of Uber | Principled Confrontation | 4
00:40:02

Former Uber engineer Susan Fowler battles threats from all directions as Travis Kalanick grapples with the aftermath of a personal tragedy that brings him to his knees. 

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Apr 08, 2021
The Rise and Fall of Uber | Greyball | 3
00:39:49

New York Times journalist Mike Issac’s story about a secret spying program at Uber puts Travis in the crosshairs of Uber’s board of directors and threatens to deprive the infamous leader of the company he helped create.  

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Apr 01, 2021
Wondery Presents: Spy Affair
00:05:36

A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, everyone has secrets and almost nothing is what it seems. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes SPY AFFAIR a story about deception, appearances and betrayal. Hosted by Celia Aniskovich.


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Mar 29, 2021
The Rise and Fall of Uber | A Very Strange Year | 2
00:40:14

Susan Fowler’s blistering story reveals a systemic problem at Uber, and it’s the first of a series of scandals that damages Uber’s already rocky reputation, and places CEO Travis Kalanick under the microscope of public scrutiny.  

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Mar 25, 2021
The Rise and Fall of Uber | #Winning | 1
00:42:34

Uber's spectacular rise wasn’t the smoothest ride. The world-changing ride sharing app broke more than a few rules--and laws--on it’s way to the top, and its controversial co-founder Travis Kalanick fostered a toxic corporate culture that eventually caught up to him. This is the first in our four-episode series on the rise and fall of Uber.

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Mar 18, 2021
Coca-Cola’s Greatest Mistake | Who Killed New Coke? | 5
00:37:26

Tim Murphy, a senior reporter at Mother Jones, normally writes about national politics, not soda. In this interview episode on Coca-Cola’s Greatest Mistake, Tim will explain how New Coke is a story about both. According to Tim, New Coke didn’t fail. It was murdered in a culture war that has many parallels to today.

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Mar 11, 2021
Coca-Cola’s Greatest Mistake | Strategic Retreat | 4
00:40:14

n the aftermath of the New Coke rollout, Coca-Cola chairman Roberto Goizueta deals with an onslaught of bad press, angry phone calls and nasty letters from Coke fans who want their old soft drink back. In this moment of crisis, Roberto sees opportunity in adversity and uses data as a weapon to fight back.

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Mar 04, 2021
Coca-Cola’s Greatest Mistake | Don't Blink | 3
00:39:31

As Roberto and the Project Kansas team work in secret to launch New Coke, PepsiCo’s CEO Roger Enrico gets ready to fight back. In the aftermath of New Coke’s launch, Enrico launches a counter attack in the media that he hopes will put an end to the Cola Wars and make PepsiCo the victor.

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Feb 25, 2021
Coca-Cola’s Greatest Mistake | Agent of Change | 2
00:42:29

Newly appointed Coca-Cola chairman Roberto Goizueta gains lost ground in the Cola Wars with several bold maneuvers, including the launch of a brand new diet soft drink. As he strives to beat Pepsi, Roberto fights to remake the culture of Coca-Cola and take the company in a bold new direction by putting an emphasis on taste and quality over image and brand. 

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Feb 18, 2021
Coca-Cola’s Greatest Mistake | Out With The Old | 1
00:43:45

In 1985, when Coca-Cola eliminated its signature soft drink, “Coke”, and replaced it with a new and improved version called “New Coke”, the American people revolted. In this series premiere, we go back to the beginning of the story and meet the man responsible for Coca-Cola’s biggest blunder: Roberto Goizueta, a brilliant Cuban immigrant who started from the bottom and rose to the highest rung of Coca-Cola’s corporate ladder. 

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Feb 11, 2021
Walt Disney: Building a Better Theme Park | Author Chad Denver Emerson on the Success, or Failure, of “Project Future” | 5
00:37:26

For Disney World expert Chad Denver Emerson, the Walt Disney World Resort is more than entertainment. It’s one of his greatest passions. Chad is the author of multiple books on Disney World, including Project Future: The Inside Story Behind the Creation of Disney World. He’s also an expert on city and urban planning, which makes him uniquely qualified to answer the question: Does the Walt Disney World Resort live up to the highest ideals of Walt’s vision for a City of Tomorrow? 

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Feb 04, 2021
Walt Disney: Building a Better Theme Park | End of the Line | 4
00:36:10

On the next episode of Business Movers: In the aftermath of Walt’s death, Roy Disney fights to fulfil his brother’s legacy and carry Project Future over the finish line. To get the job done, Roy will have to run the gauntlet of Florida politics, labor troubles, and his own declining health.

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Jan 28, 2021
Walt Disney: Building a Better Theme Park | The Genius and his Brother | 3
00:35:04

As Walt Disney fights to overcome his failing body, he and his brother Roy battle over the future of Walt’s latest obsession, and his biggest idea yet: an Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow; or as Walt calls it, EPCOT.  

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Jan 21, 2021
Walt Disney: Building a Better Theme Park | Secrets and Spies | 2
00:35:07

With the help of a former World War Two spy named Paul Helliwell, Walt Disney fights to keep Project Future out of the papers as he navigates a local labyrinth of closed door deals, nosy politicians and intrepid reporters. But Walt’s biggest secret isn’t Project Future—it’s a private battle he’s fighting with his own body. 

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Jan 14, 2021
Walt Disney: Building a Better Theme Park | Project Future | 1
00:35:08

As Walt Disney sets out to build a second theme park in Florida, he quietly works to keep the top secret project out of the public eye. To make his dream a reality, and to keep Project Future under wraps, Walt will rely on a close-knit team of lawyers, executives, and former World War Two spies. This is the first in our four-episode series on Walt’s efforts to create a second theme park that would correct the errors of his first. 

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Jan 14, 2021
Introducing Business Movers
00:01:50

Behind every successful business is a story. It starts with a vision and a leap of faith. Along the way, leaders make bold decisions, ride booms and busts, and sometimes, they reach new heights. From Wondery, the makers of the hit series Business Wars, and Lindsay Graham, the host of American History Tellers and American Scandal, comes a weekly podcast that brings you the true stories of the brilliant but all-too-human businesspeople who risked it all. From Walt Disney’s creation of a theme park in Orlando, to the colossal failure of New Coke, Business Movers will explore the triumphs, failures and ideas that transformed our lives.

Dec 18, 2020