CBS and Viacom are back together
Aug 13, 2019

CBS and Viacom are back together

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But in today's rapidly consolidating media environment, they're still kind of small. Plus, Trump's holiday-driven tariff delay and why Tumblr lost so much value.

Segments From this episode

A Humpback whale jumps in the surface of the Pacific Ocean in July, 2013.
AFP PHOTO/Luis ROBAYO

Trump's "Christmas gift" to consumers and businesses: Walking back tariff threats

Aug 13, 2019
Video games won't be any more expensive for the holidays. Vanadium chloride, however, will.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with leaders of the steel industry at the White House in 2018 in Washington, DC., where he announced some of the first tariffs in what would become the trade war with China.
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

CBS and Viacom announce merger — again

Aug 13, 2019
This time around, the media landscape is "completely different," says Keach Hagey of the Wall Street Journal.
The CBS headquarters in New York City in 2013.
Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Tumblr was an early social media favorite. What happened?

Aug 13, 2019
Verizon is selling Tumblr, the social blogging platform.
Rob Kim/Getty Images for Tumblr

Trump's visit to Shell plant highlights natural gas challenges

Aug 13, 2019
Pennsylvania's natural gas industry hopes the plant can bring a lifeline to a sector beleaguered by overproduction.
Plastic bottles and other trash washed up on the shores of Scotland.
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Sister Owls Monster Rally
Lush Four Tet
Mirage Toro y Moi
Dear To Me Electric Guest
Patience Tame Impala
Chosen Blood Orange
Deceptacon Le Tigre

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer

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