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A podcast from Fusion

Containers

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9 Episodes • Released Weekly

9 Episodes • Released Weekly

A podcast from Fusion

Containers

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9 Episodes • Released Weekly

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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.

Latest Episode

19 Apr 2017 • 29 mins

Episode 8: Robots, Piers Full of Robots

In the conclusion of this series, we peer into the future of human-robot combinations on the waterfront and in the rest of the supply chain. We’ll hear about the strange future of cyborg trucking and meet the friendly little helper bots in warehouses. The view of automation that sees only a battle between robots vs. humans is wrong. It’s humans all the way down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices