578: Beanie Mania, Fruitcake Fraud, & Love Letters


Show Notes

Today we realize we spoke to soon about some of our predictions or hopes for 2022. We’re off to a rocky start. But that’s ok. Onward and upward? Susie discusses the Beanie Baby phenomenon of the 1990s, and why it reminds her of the MLMs that attract suburban, white women. We talk about a scandal at a fruitcake company where an employee stole $17M, and got rich off of fruitcake money. Susie describes a show on HBO that made her think about reality tv in a new way. We hear why the real estate “love letters” people write to convince a home owner to sell to them might be perpetuating discrimination. We get a brief history of fake snow, and hear why cereal used to be a substitute for snow. Plus, Sarah tries to get Susie to watch Interstellar again.

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