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Hey everyone, today I share the mic with Mike Dudas, co-founder and CRO of Button, a company that helps retailers realize the power of mobile by allowing seamless interconnected services to complement relevant products.
Tune in to hear how Mike has leaned on a unique combination of sound business and dumb luck to create a habitual winner, what the team did to grow Button 10X in 1 year and drive tens of millions in revenue within 3 years, how a fortunate change in Uber’s business model allowed Button to succeed early on, and the process they go through to find, court and hire the right people.
The origins of Good One, Vulture’s new podcast about jokes and those who tell them, date back two years ago, specifically, to the second Vulture Festival. I was tasked with interviewing Jerry Seinfeld, a real (albeit intimidating) dream come true. It went well, with us talking about Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Bee Movie memes, and jokes. There were a lot of questions about jokes. So much so, that afterward, Seinfeld told me, “You’re really interested in jokes,” you know, for someone who isn’t a comedian. Thinking back, this comment and interview inspired me to start a podcast about jokes and how they are constructed. Ahead of Good One coming to Vulture Festival this weekend, with Bill Burr as a guest, we decided to run that Seinfeld interview as a special bonus episode.
A.J. Daulerio is the former editor-in-chief of Gawker. “The choices they’ve given me are take back everything that you loved about Nick [Denton], Gawker, and your job, and we’ll give you your $1,000 back or your ability to make money. You can walk away
A reading of "Welcome to Uberville," an article from theverge.com http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/1/12735666/uber-altamonte-springs-fl-public-transportation-taxi-system
Illustration by Jude Buffum
Original video: https://soundcloud.com/david-carlson-711295829/ubertown
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‘Any Time with Vin Forte’ Episode 22: “The Only Character Having Fun” [Guest: Rob Bricken] - Dog and Pony Show
This episode I talk with Rob Bricken; Editor-in-Chief of the tech and pop culture website io9.
Professor Siracusa’s Anime 101
John Siracusa assigns us two animated films from director Satoshi Kon, “Perfect Blue” and “Millennium Actress.” Then we watch them! Featuring: What to look for in Anime tropes, blurring of reality and fantasy, when animation is better than live action, and the lovingly rendered start-up sequence of a Macintosh Performa.
March 16, 2013
1 hour, 11 minutes
with John Siracusa, Lisa Schmeiser and Tony Sindelar
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Professor Siracusa’s Anime 101
John Siracusa assigns us two animated films from director Satoshi Kon, "Perfect Blue" and "Millennium Actress." Then we watch them! Featuring: What to look for in Anime tropes, blurring of reality and fantasy, when animation is better than live action, and the lovingly rendered start-up sequence of a Macintosh Performa.
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On this week’s episode, former Grantland regular and new writer for The Ringer, Jason Concepcion, joins host Josiah Renaudin to talk about having multiple editors while freelancing, how games writing can really suck, why Firewatch has a perfect ending, what makes The Division both fun and terrible, and the big games that will be covered at The Ringer.
Original video: https://soundcloud.com/the1099/episode-35-the-ringers-jason-concepcion-on-the-dichotomy-of-games-writing
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Ricky Jay on the mystery of Matthias Buchinger, calligraphy and practicing magic with an injured hand.
Ricky Jay is a man with a particular set of skills. He is a magician, a master of sleight-of-hand, a historian, a writer, an actor and a collector of the odd and the unusual. He is also easily recognized for his performances in television and movies, including the films Magnolia, Boogie Nights and The Prestige.
Jay is also an avid collector of rare books and manuscripts often associated with magic, gambling, fraud, confidence games and unusual entertainers. His passion for unusual performers led him to write his latest book on a peculiar 18th century German man, Matthias Buchinger, who despite being born with no hands and legs, was an extremely skilled performer and calligrapher.
Now, Jay sits down with Jesse to talk about his discovery of Matthias Buchinger, his own theories about Buchinger’s life and works, and why suffering an injury to his hand led him to an even greater appreciation of Buchinger’s skill.
Matthias Buchinger: The Great German Living is available now from Siglio Press. A corresponding show is currently on exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It’s called “Wordplay: Matthias Buchinger’s Drawings from the Collection of Ricky Jay”.
Segment begins at 2’20”
Comedy: Brandie Posey on the Unique Challenges of the Millenial
Brandie Posey, co-host of Maximum Fun’s podcast Lady to Lady, recently released her debut stand-up album, Opinion Cave. In this excerpt, she talks about the weird place millenials occupy in our culture (and how it feels to be one).
Posey’s album is available now via Bandcamp.
Segment begins at 32’20”
Photo: Rose Callahan
G. Bruce Boyer on the difference between fashion and style, why he hates uniforms and the most essential menswear item
G. Bruce Boyer has made the art of style his life’s work, but you shouldn’t assume he’s a fashionista. Instead, he’s spent decades exploring and writing about what it takes to develop a sensibility around menswear.
A former fashion editor for GQ and Esquire, he has also authored, co-authored and contributed to several books on fashion including Elegance - A Guide to Quality in Menswear and Rebel Style: Cinematic Heroes of the 1950s. His latest book is entitled, True Style: The History and Principles of of Classic Menswear.
Boyer sat down with us to talk about the difference between fashion and style, why he’s excited by the downfall of uniform dressing and the best piece to begin a men’s wardrobe.
Segment begins at 36’30”
Photo: Liam Daniel
The Outshot: Attack the Block
Jesse gets past his aversion for “horror” and takes on the British sci-fi film Attack the Block, starring a pre-Star Wars John Boyega.
Segment begins at 62’50"
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