2 August 2021

Platform Economy

The Gig Podcast Episode 1: Hooked

The Gig is about the women and men who work in the so-called 'gig economy' worldwide. They find work through online platforms, and will tell us why we all need to be concerned about the real future of work. Season 1: The Ride, will focus on workers for an app just about everyone has used: Uber.

I wanted to understand why people would drive for Uber.  In this episode you’ll meet some of the drivers I met and interviewed:  Tess from South Africa, Rebecca from California and Yaseen from London, UK. They were lured onto the platform by the promise of partnership but they found it was a bait and switch game. As more drivers crowded onto the platform, and fares went down, they learned something else too:  that the company wasn’t just making money off the rides.  It was harvesting their data.

Support this podcast:

by Bama Athreya
Collective Action, Gig Economy, Labor Platforms, Women And Gig-work

Related Blogs and Multimedia