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The Blackmail Episode

Brad Stone joins to talk about ransomware and his new book on Jeff Bezos and Amazon.


Episode Notes

Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Stacy-Marie Ishmael are joined by Brad Stone to talk about the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and his new book Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire, covering things like AMI’s extortion of Bezos, what the single cow burger tells about who Bezos has become, the impact of Amazon’s labor practices, and many more Bezos/Amazon topics.

In the Plus segment: Neobanks.

Mentioned in the show:

No Thank You, Mr. Pecker,” by Jeff Bezos

Colonial Pipeline Paid the Ransom. Bad Move.” by Timothy L. O’Brien for Bloomberg

The Deadly Tool of Amazon’s Trucking Boom,” by Paris Martineau for the Information

Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace,” by Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld for the New York Times

Simple Banking Customers Still Locked Out; Parent BBVA Says Its Customer Service Crashed,” by Mike Rogoway for Oregon Live


Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.


About the Show

A weekly roundup of the most important stories from the worlds of business and finance, hosted by Felix Salmon, Emily Peck, and Elizabeth Spiers.

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