Containers

A Technology podcast
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Containers is an 8-part audio documentary about how global trade has transformed the economy and ourselves. Host and correspondent Alexis Madrigal leads you through the world of ships and sailors, technology and tugboats, warehouses and cranes. At a time when Donald Trump is threatening to toss out the global economic order, Containers provides an illuminating, deep, and weird look at how capitalism actually works now.

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fomer reviewed this podcast on Jun 10th, 2017
"The episodes focusing on technology are the best, some of the human focused stories focus too much on how tiny improvements help the entire USA while hurt some concentrated group."
 

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Podcast Details
Started
Feb 24th, 2017
Latest Episode
Mar 20th, 2018
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
10
Avg. Episode Length
26 minutes
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