For more than 150 million paying subscribers, Netflix is a beloved content provider, offering access to hit shows like “Stranger Things” and “Narcos” and many others. But in fact, the company’s backstory rivals the kind of suspense-filled dramas that streaming sensations are made of.

Today Netflix is a household name. But back in 1997, streaming movies directly to your TV still seemed like the stuff of sci-fi. Marc Randolph along with Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings were just starting to brainstorm ideas for a new business.

Marc, a Silicon Valley veteran, was an entrepreneurial guy long before Netflix, as he explains in his interview with Scott Kitun in-studio at WGN Radio.