Land of the Giants

Big tech is transforming every aspect of our world. But how? And at what cost? In the latest season of Land of the Giants: The Facebook/ Meta Disruption, Recode senior reporter Shirin Ghaffary and The Verge deputy editor Alex Heath bring us inside the company that’s determined how the world interacts and communicates online. How has Meta shaped our relationships, and what’s in store for us as the company undergoes an unprecedented transition? New episodes every Wednesday starting July 13th.

From Recode, The Verge and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Technology
Business
1
Zuckerberg's Biggest Bet
30 min
2
It's A WhatsApp World
33 min
3
Facebook's Plan To Be Cool Again
28 min
4
The Facebook Election
30 min
5
Why Instagram Broke Its Square
35 min
6
Don't Be Afraid To Break Things
35 min
7
"Facebook Gets A Facelift"
25 min
8
The Facebook / Meta Disruption
The definitive podcast about big tech examines the history and power of Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, as it makes an unprecedented transition.
3 min
9
One App Store to Rule Them All
30 min
10
Apple Saved Music. Why Not TV?
31 min
11
Apple's China Problem
31 min
12
"He's No Steve Jobs"
35 min
13
How Apple Got Its Groove Back
40 min
14
This Changes Everything
31 min
15
'The Apple Revolution' is here
3 min
16
The Virtual Future of Restaurants
35 min
17
Who's Driving Whom?
35 min
18
The Race for Your Dollars
40 min
19
The Cost of Convenience 
31 min
20
Delivery Wars
How big tech is transforming the business of food
3 min
21
Should We Break Up Google?
45 min
22
Googlers vs. Google
46 min
23
A Military Contract Tests Google's Open Culture
39 min
24
The Moonshot Factory
36 min
25
Planet YouTube
47 min
26
Chrome and the Android Wars
38 min
27
The Search Begins
38 min
28
The Google Empire
3 min
29
World War Stream
The streaming wars go global
25 min
30
Money to burn; why Wall Street loves NFLX
Is Netflix a unicorn or a house of cards?
25 min
31
Netflix is Hollywood | Part 2
How the outsider became the status quo
31 min
32
Netflix vs. Hollywood | Part 1
How Hollywood accidentally helped create a monster
26 min
33
Did the algorithm make you watch Tiger King?
Examining who actually decides what you watch on Netflix.
20 min
34
Who really killed Blockbuster Video?
Long before “Netflix and Chill” we had “Blockbuster Nights.” Remember those?
35 min
35
“Netflix is a team, not a family”
Inside the streaming giant’s strange company culture
37 min
36
The Netflix Effect
How a lowly DVD-by-mail service became a cultural institution and the dominant force in Hollywood.
3 min
37
Amazon's Middlewomen
22 min
38
'I love Amazon. Let’s break it up'
25 min
39
Is Amazon Too Big? We Ask Its Sellers
42 min
40
How Amazon Charmed Wall Street
33 min
41
Why the Robot Revolution is Our Fault
35 min
42
When Amazon Leaves Your Town
37 min
43
Alexa, What's Amazon Doing Inside My Home?
30 min
44
Why You’ll Never Quit Amazon Prime
Jason Del Rey explores how Prime came to be, why it’s so effective at keeping us locked into the Amazon ecosystem, and how it became the source of the company’s power.
31 min
45
The Rise of Amazon
Where Amazon got its power, and what it's doing with it, hosted by Jason Del Rey
2 min