The Coke Machine
The Dirty Truth Behind the World's Favorite Soft Drink
Publication Date: September 2010
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The Coke Machine takes listeners deep inside the Coca-Cola Company and its international franchisees to reveal how they became the number-one brand in the world and just how far they'll go to stay there.
Michael Blanding is an award-winning magazine writer whose investigative journalism has taken him around the world. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, he has written for the Nation, the New Republic, salon.com, the Boston Globe, Conde Nast Traveler, and Boston magazine, where he is a contributing editor. George K. Wilson has narrated over one hundred fiction and nonfiction audiobook titles, from Thomas L. Friedman to Thomas Pynchon, and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards. He spent ten years in broadcast news, including for the American Forces Radio and Television Service and for rock radio in San Diego and Los Angeles. An American Academy of Dramatic Arts, West, graduate, his acting career includes stage, film, television, commercials, improvisational comedy, and stand-up. George has written and performed in over five hundred nationally syndicated short news satire features for public radio and NPR and has received a national Corporation for Public Broadcasting Gold Award for Best Public Service Program. He has also scripted and hosted corporate videos for Sony, Merck, IBM, and Price Waterhouse. He is currently working on a suspense short story collection and a thriller novel.
"Put down your soda, read The Coke Machine, and join the global movement to rein in unaccountable corporations.” ---Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Brightsided