The Future of Substack and Amazon’s Failed Union Effort

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By TED Audio Collective / Youngme Moon, Mihir Desai, & Felix Oberholzer-Gee, TED Audio Collective / Youngme Moon, Mihir Desai, and Felix Oberholzer-Gee. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Is the newsletter platform Substack the new media wunderkind or a flash in the pan? What can we learn from the failed effort to unionize Amazon workers in Alabama?

Rebecca , Mihir , and Felix debate how Substack might change news consumption and competition for talented writers. Plus, they examine why the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union failed to unionize an Amazon warehouse in Alabama.

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