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#128: Anything and Nothing Works

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, we discuss stories of people who tried to do something (book reading, print ads, alligator pranks) that should have worked, but didn’t.

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#127: A Veritable Smorgasbord

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, we have a smorgasbord of stories for you: life-saving pizza, magical price-changing tequila, a sad cake, billboard hoaxes, instagram affiliates, political pornography, texting and driving litigation as well as listener questions.
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#126: Never Tickle the Dragon

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, we look at stories of people trying to do work, make things better, or just go about their lives and are failing gloriously.

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#125: 360 Degrees of UnPodcast

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, we discuss the 360 Degree VR Experience that’s sweeping the planet and what, if any, use it can be for your brand’s marketing. Also, we highlight some virtual (see what we did there?) gems in dumbery from the likes of movie theatres, marketing conference demos, and even low-cost airlines.

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#124: Called On the Carpet

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, we discuss stories of companies who got busted, and praised, by their own customers.

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#123: Something Ain’t Right

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, we discuss stories of people who just missed the mark: Scott’s pre-talk deep-tissue massage (and why Alison is the “farter”), not-moms who want a “meternity” leave, “momppreneur” and other verbal disasters, and members of the TeaTox Party. We also take a listener question.

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#122: What Works Best

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, we discuss people who have used social media in innovative, if not terrible, ways: 50 Cent mocks the disabled, SnapChat accidentally encourages speeding, roommate torture that costs pennies a day, and, finally, which social media platform is the next big thing.

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#121: This Episode is Super Sciencey

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, we talk about companies using technology: from Starbucks giving unsold food to help local food kitchens, the tantalizing prospect of one-click cancellation of cable or internet service, to using science to identify drunk tweets (for some reason), and “Moneyball” style analytics for book publishers.

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#120: Lying Liars from Liarsville

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, we talk about the importance of words. When is a guarantee the same thing as a promise? Do you love your baby enough to buy a product that can’t do what it promises? McDonalds is in a huge beef (get it?) with Starbucks… or ARE THEY?!?

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#119: Hanging On by a Kitestring

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In this episode of the UnPodcast we welcome back our friend Chris Farias of Kitestring to join us in discussing the importance of design and visual branding, the pointlessness of designing by committee, the minefield of feedback, and how to use mispellings to flush out the jerks.

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