Prime(d) It started with books. Today, Amazon is transforming virtually every facet of the American consumer economy. Prime(d) explores what happened when Amazon set up shop in Seattle, what might be in store for its next headquarters, and how this iconic company is changing life as we know it.
Prime(d)

Prime(d)

From KUOW

It started with books. Today, Amazon is transforming virtually every facet of the American consumer economy. Prime(d) explores what happened when Amazon set up shop in Seattle, what might be in store for its next headquarters, and how this iconic company is changing life as we know it.

Most Recent Episodes

Amazon started a 'wake word war' – who will win?

In this episode of Prime(d), we look at the bots we invite into our home.

I delivered packages for Amazon

The last mile of delivery is the hardest. And for the biggest internet retailer in the U.S., sometimes FedEx, UPS and the USPS aren't enough. That's why Amazon created an army of gig workers paid demand-based wages to deliver packages using their own personal vehicles. This week on Primed, we talk to GeekWire's Taylor Soper about his experience as one of those drivers. Hear how strange it feels to be a random dude in sweatpants scampering up your front steps. If you enjoy Primed, you can support it by contributing to the station that makes it possible. Donate here: https://www.kuow.org/donate/primed

We wanted fast delivery. Amazon delivered! What's next?

Where is our addiction to Amazon's instant gratification taking us?

Amazon's online dominance may actually spark joy for brick-and-mortar

Are you ready for a future where you browse for knick knacks while cameras watch and analyze your every move? Well, it may already be here.

Alexa, does this online retailer make me look cool?

Seattle isn't particularly known for its fashion sense, but a breakthrough might be coming from those tech offices in South Lake Union.

There's no escaping Amazon in your life

People might think they can wean themselves off Amazon. But they can't, not really.

Amazon calls it splitsville with New York

Amazon broke up with New York City on Valentine's Day. Or maybe, New York broke up with them. Either way, Amazon is not moving in and New York is moving on.

Could grocery delivery drones be in our future?

The online grocery business is a real tough nut to crack.

Is Amazon too big to trust?

One study found that Amazon is one of the most trusted institutions in the country.

Will Amazon push out New York's beloved bodegas? We went to Queens to find out

There are those that have been expecting big changes for a neighborhood in Queens, New York called Long Island City.

Will Amazon push out New York's beloved bodegas? We went to Queens to find out

Back To Top