Brad Stone

author of “Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire”

Guest

Brad Stone on KCRW

Press Play looks at how Amazon became the world’s most powerful retailer and got consumers hooked, and why you might not need your Prime membership.

Amazon is worth more than $1 trillion. How it got us hooked, and what might happen if it’s broken up

Press Play looks at how Amazon became the world’s most powerful retailer and got consumers hooked, and why you might not need your Prime membership.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon have amassed incomparable power over the US economy, political discourse and social interactions.

Is Big Tech on the defensive?

Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon have amassed incomparable power over the US economy, political discourse and social interactions.

from To the Point

Many of the companies now at the center of Silicon Valley didn’t exist 10 years ago. We learn how Uber and AirBnB started, and why this generation of tech CEOs is different.

The story of startups that changed our culture

Many of the companies now at the center of Silicon Valley didn’t exist 10 years ago. We learn how Uber and AirBnB started, and why this generation of tech CEOs is different.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

Attorney General Merrick Garland has announced he’s appointing a special counsel to look into the handling of classified documents tied to President Joe Biden.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Author Samantha Cole explains how a Playboy centerfold became the standard for image processing, porn sites show innate human problems, and A.I.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Israel’s sharp turn to the extreme right has startled American Jews.

from Scheer Intelligence

Rogét Chahayed’s work is nominated for six Grammys this year, including Album of the Year for Mary J. Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe).”

from Greater LA

Traci Park joins the LA City Council at a time of turmoil and division. The moderate Democrat defeated a more progressive challenger, despite the council shifting left.

from Greater LA

Panelists discuss recent mass shootings in California, Florida’s ban of a high school Advanced Placement course on African American studies, and relating to people with different…

from Left, Right & Center

Panelists discuss the imminent end of a policy that turns away asylum seekers, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s plea to Congress, and what Elon Musk’s decision with Twitter…

from Left, Right & Center

Decades ago, a legendary local soccer team called Hollywood United brought together expats from Europe, including rock musicians, movie actors, and even Milli Vanilli.

from Greater LA

Panelists discuss Kevin McCarthy’s failed bids to become speaker of the House, President Biden and Mitch McConnell’s joint infrastructure support, and the anniversary of the January 6…

from Left, Right & Center