as of yet, neither bewkes nor any other major media exec would talk to molla or kafka on the record about their thoughts on netflix.
critics have long pointed to the company’s debt, as well as betting on it suffering in a recession. kafka says that when they started working on the podcast, netflix was the fourth most-shorted stock in the united states. those attitudes have changed somewhat, given that the company has been able to thrive during the pandemic. hastings and co. have so far been able to read the future pretty accurately.
沙巴体育手机登录case in point: when molla and kafka were at netflix hq back in early march. “they’d just started putting signs up in the netflix building and there was hand sanitizer, and then the next week we were in lockdown,” says molla.
沙巴体育手机登录“for the record, reed hastings did not want to shake our hands,” says kafka.
that Netflix’s success was unlikely. “It’s a little bit like, is the Albanian army going to take over the world?” said Bewkes. “I don’t think so.”