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Thrilling Tales of Modern Capitalism
Navigating the marketplace is the original choose-your-own adventure. Thrilling Tales of Modern Capitalism takes a company in the news, and looks at its history to figure out why it finds itself in its present circumstances. Host Seth Stevenson brings you stories you may not have heard about the brands that shape how you live and work. And whether they’ve succeeded or failed, these companies have been on more of an adventure than you may have imagined.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 150 ratings
What a Disappointment
What happened to you? This has been a great podcast, but your latest episode on the National Enquirer is terrible, totally politically bias and including an unedited f—- blast in the intro. Go back to family friendly, interesting content and leave the politics to others.
Missing61 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/13/20
Definitely subscribe and learn :)
Izalco59 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/01/20
I did a binge listen and didn’t get sick of it for one minute.
Don't spend your $$ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/30/20
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