Containers

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.

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.

Episodes: 9

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Episode 8: Robots, Piers Full of Robots

Duration: 30 min

Episode 7: The Lost Docks

Duration: 38 min

Episode 6: And They Won, They Won Big

Duration: 30 min

Episode 5: The America-First Ships

Duration: 27 min

Episode 4: The Hidden Side of Coffee

Duration: 34 min

Episode 3: The Ships, The Tugs, and the Port

Duration: 30 min

Episode 2: Meet the Sailors

Duration: 25 min

Episode 1: Welcome to Global Capitalism

Duration: 40 min

Introducing Containers

Duration: 3 min

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