Megacorp

Megacorp

Megacorp is an investigative podcast series exposing some of the world's most unethical corporations.

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June 14, 2023 31 mins

On March 23rd 2022, affluent Russian businessman Vasily Melnikov was found dead alongside his family in their upscale Moscow apartment. They’d all been stabbed to death: Vasily, his wife, and their two sons aged 4 and 10 years old. The killings were brutal and tragic. In the crime scene photos one of the murder weapons can be seen. It's a Russian Special Forces combat knife... 

In this episode we investigate the Melnikov family ann...

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In this final episode of Megacorp we take a look back at all the scandal at the heart of Amazon that we’ve learned about through this series. For anyone not in the know, this can be their “too long didn’t read” introduction to everything we’ve uncovered throughout Megacorp.

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In the penultimate Megacorp episode we look into how Amazon got fined $60million for stealing money from the tips of their freelance delivery drivers.

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February 16, 2022 38 mins

In this episode we take a look at the man who built Amazon in his own image—Jeff Bezos, the richest man on earth.

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February 9, 2022 23 mins

In this episode we take a look at various Amazon scandals that don’t fit in anywhere else, but within their own collection of shame.

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February 2, 2022 23 mins

Today we look at how Amazon went into space. Bezos frames his Blue Origin commercial space project as a mission to help the human race, but is it just a dangerous billionaire fare ground ride?

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Today we take a look at the hundred million dollars deals Amazon has done with both the CIA and MI6. Not only is Amazon spying on customers through home security technology, they're making cloud technology so spy agencies can better keep tabs on the rest of the world. Is this the beginning of a megcorporation dystopia?

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January 12, 2022 30 mins

In this episode we take a look at several different Amazon company products to see if they’re running surveillance on your home or not.

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December 22, 2021 24 mins

In this episode we take a look at how Amazon is able to legally get away with avoiding paying billions in taxes, and how they refuse to funnel the money they saved back into the workforce they've made it off of.

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December 15, 2021 27 mins

Today we take a close look at how dangerous it is to work at the Amazon Warehouse (hint: it’s 80% more dangerous than working at any other warehouse in their industry). We also discuss the tragedy in Illinois, where a tornado hit an Amazon Warehouse killing six people last week.

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December 8, 2021 30 mins

In this episode we delve into the illegal and Orwellian methods used by Amazon to try and stop its warehouse workers unionizing.

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December 1, 2021 27 mins

In this first episode we’ll be starting at the ground floor, with the most important employees holding everything together—the warehouse workers. We’ll hear what it’s like to work long shifts whilst being constantly monitored and timed in the toilet.

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December 1, 2021 4 mins

A short introduction explaining exactly what Megacorp is and isn’t. 




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November 22, 2021 2 mins

Megacorp is a series by Jake Hanrahan that exposes some of the world's most unethical corporations. First up, we’re investigating Amazon.

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