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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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#118: Eggs Breaking Badly

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, we discuss toothpick tricks, Spring Break, the danger of improperly focused anger, the unintentional repercussions from sharing good stories, direct to consumer shipping, and other fragile things.

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#117: Are Honey Crullers Sexist

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, look at sexism, racism, ageism, and all the other bad “isms” that sometimes pop up in the area of Corporate Human Resources, as well as a list of issues that might make you not want to do business with a company.

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#116: The Content World Is Changing

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, the business show for the fed up, we look at some examples – DeVry University is being sued; The Wall Street Journal wants to charge for content, but doesn’t want to take the money; some publishers would rather pay you to read than create and produce good content; Facebook is bringing us Instant Articles – that show how the world of content creation is changing.

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#115: Saying ‘No’ Is a Privilege You Should Use

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, we discuss the importance of saying no: when should you do it? when should your company do it? to what, where, when and why should you say no?

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