Julia Alexander and Jason Snell break down the business of binge-watching in the era of the Streaming Wars.



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#30: I'm Fun to Have Drinks With

November 1st, 2022 · 65 minutes

Peacock pivots, Netflix gets to know itself, "Doctor Who" is on the move, "Andor" teaches some important lessons, and Sports Corner returns!

#29: Let the Sharks Feast and Fight

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Is "Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story" the real winner of this fall's battle between Dragons and Elves? Also: Netflix opens itself up to ratings, Sports Corner covers Apple's negotiations with the NFL, and we discuss the merits of Paramount and Hulu.

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#25: Hot Evil Blondes

August 25th, 2022 · 67 minutes

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The big story in streaming is Warner Bros. Discovery and David Zaslav's cuts, cancellations, and the merger of HBO Max with Discovery+. Julia and Jason break it all down.

#23: The All-Letters Episode

July 26th, 2022 · 57 minutes

Jason and Julia answer your letters. So many questions! We discuss live TV on Apple channels, merger mania, niche streaming, valuable hot-dog streaming rights, "it's just an eight-hour movie", and tactical release times.

#22: When Success Isn't Success

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How do the creators of TV shows know how well their shows are doing when their streaming services won't share meaningful data? Is the Marvel Cinematic Universe tired, or getting creative? And which streamer ranked tops in Vulture's survey?

#21: I Love Sports Corner

June 28th, 2022 · 71 minutes

We discuss the "Lightyear" box office and the future of Pixar, finding better ways to binge through smart software, and how streaming franchises are constructed. And then, once again, there's Sports Corner.