About the Podcast
Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is consumers' wallets, or their attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy. The outcome of these battles shapes what people buy and how they live. Business Wars gives listeners the unauthorized, real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights -- or to ruin. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John and American History Tellers.
About the Host
David D. Brown is managing editor and anchor of the daily statewide public radio news hour “Texas Standard”, based at Austin NPR affiliate KUT-FM. He is former anchor of the Peabody award-winning public radio business program “Marketplace”, host of the hit podcast “Business Wars” from Wondery, and a veteran public radio journalist for more than three decades. Brown has reported national and international affairs for NPR and PRI’s Monitor Radio from bases in Atlanta, Boston, London, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. He has reported on location from – and anchored documentaries on – the “Rising Powers” of Brazil and India, and he is also founder and host of the award-winning cultural journalism program “Texas Music Matters”. He is a frequent contributor to NPR and his features and interviews appear on ‘All Things Considered’, ‘Morning Edition’, and many other national programs. Brown is currently completing his PhD in Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin, and is an active member of the California Bar. His passions include guitars, watches, motorcycles, heavy metal, history, constitutional law, global politics and religious studies.