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#218: Hurting Too Much For Coffee

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In this episode, Scott is in too much pain for coffee or pants. That doesn’t stop us from talking about the latest Facebook scandal; why Facebook use is on the decline; Kylie Jenner affects the stock market; Snapchat makes a HUGE mistake they would probably had rather not; William Legate automates anti-NRA DM messages to Amazon; Starbucks Pay Equity and other Seattle stories; and Scott goes Bush League. All this and peroshkis too!

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#217: The Strep Throat Show

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In this episode, a raspy-voiced Alison leads us into some stories, good, bad, and terrifying. We talk about flatulence that can force a plane to land; a gutsy American Airlines employee saving kids from a sex ring; a shirt that get you a kidney and a new friend; more reasons Millennials are broke and miserable; and an incredibly simple solution for smartphone abuse. All this and so much more!

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#216: This Episode Has a Lifetime Guarantee

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Great news! This episode of the UnPodcast comes to you with a lifetime guarantee! Press play and listen to us talk about Google Flights and trips to Mexico; what KFC is when there’s no chicken; the unexpected market that grew out of L.L. Bean’s return policy; and why Alison has no choice but to go grocery shopping after we record this episode (hint: It’s Amazon’s fault). All this and that lifetime guarantee as well! If this episode ever breaks, just come back for an absolutely free episode.

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#215: In The Year 2023

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, we look into the future; our future anyway. We also talk about the advent of subscription services; stories about some of the original subscription services we’ve used; why Abercrombie & Fitch is in a really bad HR place; and should you have the right, once you’re an adult, to edit your social media footprint? All this and more!

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#214: Two Artificially-Intelligent Bots

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, we share a couple of stories to contrast truly great Customer Service and… well, whatever that other things was. We also discuss Doritos solving a lady problem; how Facebook’s newsfeed change has affected traffic to news sites; and how a court ruling impacts embedding tweets. All this and more artificial intelligence.

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#213: You’ve Been Duly Warned

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, it’s our fourth of the day… things are going a little off the rails. But we still have some great stories. We talk about Chewy Pet Food and authentic marketing; Endy Mattresses going above and beyond; IKEA has created one of the greatest urine-based pieces of advertising ever; how 50 Cent became an accidental Bitcoin millionaire; why it’s dangerous to make money off of looking like a Kardashian; and why Diet Coke is tweaking it’s brand a little. Full disclosure: These stories will make you cringe, laugh, and even ugly cry… consider yourself warned.

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#212: Cupatarians Unite

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No single-serving episodes today! We talk about: Jersey insurance for fanatics; the amount of dough in a bread price-fixing scheme; white noise copyright violations; what happens when a blind study is not so blind; and why you should probably pay more attention to your privacy settings. All this, a made-up word, and Scott going wildly off the rails.

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#211: Happy Valentine’s Day-Ish

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Happy Valentine’s/Singles Awareness Day from the UnPodcast! Today we talk, primarily, about that most traditional of romantic topics: Human Resources. We discuss why Texans can’t play with Google’s Fine Art App; how a makeup line tried to co-opt the #MeToo movement; how your job might be killing you; and what really makes a person quit a job? Is it a bad manager, a bad boss, a bad manager, a bad job, or a bad manager? All this, a made-up word, and absolutely no snow pants!

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#210: Trials and Tribulations

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, we’re talking about the ups and downs of podcasting, entrepreneurship, and social influence. We talk about a nice letter we received via LinkedIn; the new Ear Buds podcasting documentary; we take a moment for our fans; Human Uber is now a thing; Amazon has a new autonomous grocery store; why streaming via Facebook Live can be illegal; using your social influence to poke the sleeping dragon; and YouTube’s new monetization rules. All this and a made-up word, too!

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#209: Fake Hairs and Faker Restaurants

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In this episode of the UnPodcast, we’re finally getting used to 2018! We talk about Scott’s Expert-level gift-giving abilities; how a fake hair increased ad revenue on Instagram; Alison wonders why we have two different reactions when two different companies do, essentially, the same thing; and a daring attempt to make a restaurant that didn’t even exist the top-rated restaurant in London. All this, with a made-up word and more!

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