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What happens when two geniuses meet? How do great duos -- like the Beatles' Lennon and McCartney, or Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin -- manage to change the world together? What about when the sparks start to fly?

Every great collaboration is a love story. It’s intense. Passionate. Along the way, there’s flashes of love, hate, pride, ego, ambition, and brilliance. From Wondery, the company behind the hit podcasts "Business Wars" and "American Scandal," comes ONE PLUS ONE, an ongoing series about the fascinating stories of two great minds coming together to accomplish something they never could on their own.

In each series, hosts Rico Gagliano (Safe for Work) and Faith Salie (CBS' Sunday Morning) will bring you the ups and downs of the world's greatest collaborations, and what we can learn from these pairs in our own work and life relationships.


Latest Episodes

Introducing One Plus One

One Plus One premieres on February 19

2 MINFEB 5
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Introducing One Plus One

Kobe and Shaq - The NBA Soap Opera

Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant could not be more different when it comes to style, both on and off the court. Shaq is a playful giant with a side hustle as a rapper. Kobe is a kid from Philly with once-in-a-lifetime talent—and an ego to match. But Shaq and Kobe's fates have been intertwined since both players joined the Lakers amid a lot of fanfare. Clashes between two talented players on a sports team isn't new, but the Shaq-Kobe drama managed to stand out. And it also led to multiple basketball championships. Our six-episode series on the feud and partnership between Shaq and Kobe begins in the mid-1990s, when the Lakers are looking for players with the skill and showmanship to fill a giant Magic Johnson-sized hole in this once-glorious franchise. Lakers' management knows that Shaq and Kobe have the potential to lead their team to victory — but which one will be the real leader? And how will they can get these two superstars to work together to win? Support us by supporting ou...

26 MINMAR 14
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Kobe and Shaq - The NBA Soap Opera

Kobe and Shaq - Powered by Fury

In their early years, Kobe and Shaq each endure snubs from their heroes that give them a ferocious desire to prove themselves on the court. But that’s pretty much where their similarities end. Kobe is the adored only son of an NBA player. Shaq is raised by his stepfather, a former Marine sergeant who rides him hard and is never pleased. Shaq comes to the NBA wanting to dominate and be loved. Kobe doesn’t worry about being loved. He’s got the kind of charm and charisma that leaves people hoping he’ll love them. Shaq is one of the guys. And Kobe, well...he’s kind of a mama’s boy. But they do share one thing. Both men want to be the Lakers’ leader and high scorer—which is gearing up to be a massive challenge for the coach tasked with containing their feud. Support us by supporting our sponsors! LinkedIn Talent - Post a job today at LinkedIn.com/PLUSONE and get $50 off your first job post.

25 MINMAR 19
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Kobe and Shaq - Powered by Fury

Kobe and Shaq - Who’s The Boss?

Shaq and Kobe have been playing together for three seasons now, but they still haven’t managed to win a championship for the Lakers. The issue is clear to everyone: these NBA superstars have a super-sized beef, and it’s having a negative effect on the whole team. At this rate, it’ll take a miracle to settle their feud before the start of next season. Luckily, a miracle worker has just come out of retirement. The Lakers hire 53-year old Phil Jackson, the legendary coach who led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships, to do the impossible: build a championship team out of these battling ballers. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Uber Rewards - For terms and to learn more about all the ways you can earn Uber rewards go to Uber.com/rewards Daily Harvest - Go to DAILY-HARVEST.com and enter promo code PLUSONE to get three cups FREE in your first box!

28 MINMAR 21
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Kobe and Shaq - Who’s The Boss?

Kobe and Shaq - Stay Hungry or Lose

Shaq and Kobe have finally led the Lakers to their first NBA Championship since 1988. Coach Phil Jackson warns the team: once you win your first championship, it gets even harder to muster the fire needed to win the second. That may be true, but not for Kobe. He’s never been hungrier — and he’s determined to make himself the team’s dominant player. Before long he’s supplanted Shaq as the team’s top scorer, but his showboating is pissing off his teammates. Shaq is filled with rage so fierce he can’t perform on the court. As Jackson puts it, the Lakers lack “wellness,” and it makes them easy pickings for teams eager to take down the champions. To salvage the season, the Lakers have to rein in Kobe and help Shaq find his groove again. And a surprise injury could help turn things around… Support us by supporting our sponsors! Third Love - Go to THIRDLOVE.com/PLUSONE for 15% off your first order today!

27 MINMAR 26
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Kobe and Shaq - Stay Hungry or Lose

Kobe and Shaq - It All Comes Apart

Kobe’s life seems perfect. At 24 years old, he’s already a three-time NBA champion, as well as a husband and father. Then, one night in Colorado, he opens the door to his hotel room and lets a young woman in. The next day she files charges of sexual assault. Shaq has a very different sort of problem. He’s 30 years old, no longer the dominant player he once was, and his contract is set to expire. When the 2003-2004 season begins, neither of them are focused on the game. Shaq is on edge because he doesn’t have a new contract. Kobe’s on edge because he’s facing a potential life sentence. Once again, they take it out on each other, and the fragile balance of opposites that brought home three Lakers championships is under threat. Something’s gotta give. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Robinhood - To get a FREE stock, go to plusone.robinhood.com Uber Rewards- For terms and to learn more about all the ways you can earn Uber rewards go to Uber.com/rewards

27 MINMAR 28
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Kobe and Shaq - It All Comes Apart

Kobe and Shaq - The Greatest Big Man, Little Man Punch

It’s official: The Shaq-Kobe Lakeshow has finally come to an end. Shaq’s been traded to the Miami Heat, one of the weakest teams in the league. For the veteran center, the trade feels like a personal slight—one he’ll make them regret. He promises to “bring a championship to Miami.” And true to his word, the very next season, Shaq leads the Heat to a NBA championship. Now he has one more ring than Kobe. But Kobe isn’t daunted. Shaq’s ring is Kobe’s rocket fuel. Three years later, Kobe leads the Lakers to yet another championship. But drawing even with Shaq isn’t enough for Kobe. He won’t be satisfied until he’s outdone the big man. Will their feud never end? Support us by supporting our sponsors! Third Love - Go to THIRDLOVE.com/PLUSONE to get 15% off your first purchase!

23 MINAPR 2
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Kobe and Shaq - The Greatest Big Man, Little Man Punch

Powers of Two

The solo genius is a myth. Rico talks to Joshua Wolf Shenk about why our society fails to recognize the power of collaborations, the different forms partnerships can take, and how rivalry can spark creativity. To learn more about creative partnerships, we recommend Powers of Two: How Relationships Drive Creativity by Joshua Wolf Shenk. Support us by supporting our sponsors! NetSuite - Go to Netsuite.com/PLUSONE to download your FREE guide, “Seven Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” Daily Harvest - Go to DAILY-HARVEST.com and enter promo code PLUSONE to get three cups FREE in your first box!

24 MINAPR 4
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Powers of Two

Frida and Diego - The Elephant and the Dove

One day, the world will hail Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera as Mexico’s greatest artists. But when they first meet in 1922, Frida is still a rebellious schoolgirl, while Diego – who’s twenty years older – is already famous for his huge, colorful murals celebrating the common man. Frida catches Diego’s eye on more than one occasion, but when she shows him her paintings, he becomes positively transfixed. Night and day, Diego thinks about the young artist -- even while he lies in bed with his wife. Diego’s encouragement fuels Frida’s creativity -- as well as her passions -- and soon they become engaged. Frida and Diego are so emotionally entwined that, for Frida at least, it’s hard to tell where she ends and Diego begins. But navigating the space between them will become the central challenge of their partnership. You can see the works of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera mentioned in this episode on our website: https://wondery.com/shows/one-plus-one/ Support us by supporting our spo...

28 MINAPR 11
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Frida and Diego - The Elephant and the Dove

Update: What happened to Lennon and McCartney?

For those of you who’ve asked what happened to our series on the partnership between John Lennon and Paul McCartney, we had to honor a request to take down the episodes due to questions surrounding music rights. Our six-part series on the torrid relationship of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is now underway. And we'll be following that series with new stories and interviews of many famous collaborations: Jim Henson and Frank Oz working together to create the Muppets. The outsized success of the Kardashians. And the revolutionary story of the other Lenin -- Vladimir Lenin — and his partnership with Leon Trotsky.

1 MINAPR 12
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Update: What happened to Lennon and McCartney?

Latest Episodes

Introducing One Plus One

One Plus One premieres on February 19

2 MINFEB 5
Comments
Introducing One Plus One

Kobe and Shaq - The NBA Soap Opera

Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant could not be more different when it comes to style, both on and off the court. Shaq is a playful giant with a side hustle as a rapper. Kobe is a kid from Philly with once-in-a-lifetime talent—and an ego to match. But Shaq and Kobe's fates have been intertwined since both players joined the Lakers amid a lot of fanfare. Clashes between two talented players on a sports team isn't new, but the Shaq-Kobe drama managed to stand out. And it also led to multiple basketball championships. Our six-episode series on the feud and partnership between Shaq and Kobe begins in the mid-1990s, when the Lakers are looking for players with the skill and showmanship to fill a giant Magic Johnson-sized hole in this once-glorious franchise. Lakers' management knows that Shaq and Kobe have the potential to lead their team to victory — but which one will be the real leader? And how will they can get these two superstars to work together to win? Support us by supporting ou...

26 MINMAR 14
Comments
Kobe and Shaq - The NBA Soap Opera

Kobe and Shaq - Powered by Fury

In their early years, Kobe and Shaq each endure snubs from their heroes that give them a ferocious desire to prove themselves on the court. But that’s pretty much where their similarities end. Kobe is the adored only son of an NBA player. Shaq is raised by his stepfather, a former Marine sergeant who rides him hard and is never pleased. Shaq comes to the NBA wanting to dominate and be loved. Kobe doesn’t worry about being loved. He’s got the kind of charm and charisma that leaves people hoping he’ll love them. Shaq is one of the guys. And Kobe, well...he’s kind of a mama’s boy. But they do share one thing. Both men want to be the Lakers’ leader and high scorer—which is gearing up to be a massive challenge for the coach tasked with containing their feud. Support us by supporting our sponsors! LinkedIn Talent - Post a job today at LinkedIn.com/PLUSONE and get $50 off your first job post.

25 MINMAR 19
Comments
Kobe and Shaq - Powered by Fury

Kobe and Shaq - Who’s The Boss?

Shaq and Kobe have been playing together for three seasons now, but they still haven’t managed to win a championship for the Lakers. The issue is clear to everyone: these NBA superstars have a super-sized beef, and it’s having a negative effect on the whole team. At this rate, it’ll take a miracle to settle their feud before the start of next season. Luckily, a miracle worker has just come out of retirement. The Lakers hire 53-year old Phil Jackson, the legendary coach who led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships, to do the impossible: build a championship team out of these battling ballers. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Uber Rewards - For terms and to learn more about all the ways you can earn Uber rewards go to Uber.com/rewards Daily Harvest - Go to DAILY-HARVEST.com and enter promo code PLUSONE to get three cups FREE in your first box!

28 MINMAR 21
Comments
Kobe and Shaq - Who’s The Boss?

Kobe and Shaq - Stay Hungry or Lose

Shaq and Kobe have finally led the Lakers to their first NBA Championship since 1988. Coach Phil Jackson warns the team: once you win your first championship, it gets even harder to muster the fire needed to win the second. That may be true, but not for Kobe. He’s never been hungrier — and he’s determined to make himself the team’s dominant player. Before long he’s supplanted Shaq as the team’s top scorer, but his showboating is pissing off his teammates. Shaq is filled with rage so fierce he can’t perform on the court. As Jackson puts it, the Lakers lack “wellness,” and it makes them easy pickings for teams eager to take down the champions. To salvage the season, the Lakers have to rein in Kobe and help Shaq find his groove again. And a surprise injury could help turn things around… Support us by supporting our sponsors! Third Love - Go to THIRDLOVE.com/PLUSONE for 15% off your first order today!

27 MINMAR 26
Comments
Kobe and Shaq - Stay Hungry or Lose

Kobe and Shaq - It All Comes Apart

Kobe’s life seems perfect. At 24 years old, he’s already a three-time NBA champion, as well as a husband and father. Then, one night in Colorado, he opens the door to his hotel room and lets a young woman in. The next day she files charges of sexual assault. Shaq has a very different sort of problem. He’s 30 years old, no longer the dominant player he once was, and his contract is set to expire. When the 2003-2004 season begins, neither of them are focused on the game. Shaq is on edge because he doesn’t have a new contract. Kobe’s on edge because he’s facing a potential life sentence. Once again, they take it out on each other, and the fragile balance of opposites that brought home three Lakers championships is under threat. Something’s gotta give. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Robinhood - To get a FREE stock, go to plusone.robinhood.com Uber Rewards- For terms and to learn more about all the ways you can earn Uber rewards go to Uber.com/rewards

27 MINMAR 28
Comments
Kobe and Shaq - It All Comes Apart

Kobe and Shaq - The Greatest Big Man, Little Man Punch

It’s official: The Shaq-Kobe Lakeshow has finally come to an end. Shaq’s been traded to the Miami Heat, one of the weakest teams in the league. For the veteran center, the trade feels like a personal slight—one he’ll make them regret. He promises to “bring a championship to Miami.” And true to his word, the very next season, Shaq leads the Heat to a NBA championship. Now he has one more ring than Kobe. But Kobe isn’t daunted. Shaq’s ring is Kobe’s rocket fuel. Three years later, Kobe leads the Lakers to yet another championship. But drawing even with Shaq isn’t enough for Kobe. He won’t be satisfied until he’s outdone the big man. Will their feud never end? Support us by supporting our sponsors! Third Love - Go to THIRDLOVE.com/PLUSONE to get 15% off your first purchase!

23 MINAPR 2
Comments
Kobe and Shaq - The Greatest Big Man, Little Man Punch

Powers of Two

The solo genius is a myth. Rico talks to Joshua Wolf Shenk about why our society fails to recognize the power of collaborations, the different forms partnerships can take, and how rivalry can spark creativity. To learn more about creative partnerships, we recommend Powers of Two: How Relationships Drive Creativity by Joshua Wolf Shenk. Support us by supporting our sponsors! NetSuite - Go to Netsuite.com/PLUSONE to download your FREE guide, “Seven Key Strategies to Grow your Profits” Daily Harvest - Go to DAILY-HARVEST.com and enter promo code PLUSONE to get three cups FREE in your first box!

24 MINAPR 4
Comments
Powers of Two

Frida and Diego - The Elephant and the Dove

One day, the world will hail Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera as Mexico’s greatest artists. But when they first meet in 1922, Frida is still a rebellious schoolgirl, while Diego – who’s twenty years older – is already famous for his huge, colorful murals celebrating the common man. Frida catches Diego’s eye on more than one occasion, but when she shows him her paintings, he becomes positively transfixed. Night and day, Diego thinks about the young artist -- even while he lies in bed with his wife. Diego’s encouragement fuels Frida’s creativity -- as well as her passions -- and soon they become engaged. Frida and Diego are so emotionally entwined that, for Frida at least, it’s hard to tell where she ends and Diego begins. But navigating the space between them will become the central challenge of their partnership. You can see the works of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera mentioned in this episode on our website: https://wondery.com/shows/one-plus-one/ Support us by supporting our spo...

28 MINAPR 11
Comments
Frida and Diego - The Elephant and the Dove

Update: What happened to Lennon and McCartney?

For those of you who’ve asked what happened to our series on the partnership between John Lennon and Paul McCartney, we had to honor a request to take down the episodes due to questions surrounding music rights. Our six-part series on the torrid relationship of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is now underway. And we'll be following that series with new stories and interviews of many famous collaborations: Jim Henson and Frank Oz working together to create the Muppets. The outsized success of the Kardashians. And the revolutionary story of the other Lenin -- Vladimir Lenin — and his partnership with Leon Trotsky.

1 MINAPR 12
Comments
Update: What happened to Lennon and McCartney?

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