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MAEKAN's Weekly Podcast exploring the latest news in creative culture.

Episodios

  • 123: Animal Crossing and The Last Dance

    123: Animal Crossing and The Last Dance

    05/05/2020 Duración: 50min

    Eugene and Charis talk about two ways they’ve been spending their time: playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons and watching The Last Dance. They discuss how Animal Crossing is an interesting place for brands to add value for gamers, as well as how The Last Dance could only have been made and aired at certain moments in time to have the impact it does. 00:01:42 Animal Crossing 00:29:50 The Last Dance Animal Crossing is emerging as a media channel for brands in lockdown by Katie Deighton The Last Dance (TV series) - Wikipedia www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

  • 122: Artists interpreting science and indie mags navigate the pandemic

    122: Artists interpreting science and indie mags navigate the pandemic

    24/04/2020 Duración: 52min

    Charis and Eugene talk about how artists can be good interpreters of scientific innovation. They also discuss how independent magazines are navigating the pandemic and what kinds of adaptations are necessary. 00:05:21 Art and science 00:33:31 Indie mags Are Artists the New Interpreters of Scientific Innovation? by Gisela Williams How Are Independent Magazines Navigating COVID-19? by Tianwei Zhang  www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

  • 121: Signaling as a service and the new MAEKAN membership strategy

    121: Signaling as a service and the new MAEKAN membership strategy

    16/04/2020 Duración: 48min

    Eugene and Charis talk about how our unconscious motives result in behaving in ways that revolve around signaling messages, distribution, and amplification. They also discuss the new MAEKAN membership strategy. 00:01:50 Signaling 00:25:23 MAEKAN membership Signaling as a Service by Julian Lehr MAEKAN Patreon www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

  • 120: Minecraft campuses and stop being productive

    120: Minecraft campuses and stop being productive

    08/04/2020 Duración: 43min

    Charis and Eugene talk about how university students are gathering in Minecraft to recreate their campuses, hold commencements, and makeup for some of the loss they feel from school being closed. Eugene and Charis also discuss the pressure to be productive in this time of social distancing and how to change that mentality. 00:01:39 Minecraft 00:18:20 Productivity Minecraft: https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/31/21200972/college-students-graduation-minecraft-coronavirus-school-closures Productivity: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/style/productivity-coronavirus.html www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

  • 119: Financial independence and the UN Open Brief

    119: Financial independence and the UN Open Brief

    02/04/2020 Duración: 43min

    Eugene and Charis talk about the millennial movement FIRE(Financial Independence Retire Early). They also discuss the Open Brief released by the UN calling creatives to help with providing engaging accurate messaging on COVID-19. 00:02:28 FIRE 00:27:47 UN Open Brief FIRE: https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2020/3/18/21182018/financial-independence-retire-early-fire-early-retirement-mr-money-mustache-pete-adeney UN Open Brief: https://www.oneclub.org/articles/-view/global-call-to-creatives Hello (from the Inside) An Adele Parody by Chris Mann: https://youtu.be/M5azNpTwVk8 www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

  • 118: Culture in the time of quarantine and luxury brand restaurants

    118: Culture in the time of quarantine and luxury brand restaurants

    25/03/2020 Duración: 43min

    Charis and Eugene discuss the inventiveness of virtual cultural events in the time of quarantine. They also talk about the positive magnificence and anxiety-inducing nature of connectivity. Eugene explains why luxury fashion houses are interested in having food and beverage offerings. 00:06:00 Quarantine connectivity 00:25:17 Luxury F&B https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/technology/coronavirus-how-to-live-online.html https://www.voguebusiness.com/consumers/luxury-fashion-houses-restaurants-louis-vuitton-tiffany-bergdorf-goodman-browns www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

  • 117: The nuclear family and jjapaguri (aka “ram-don”)

    117: The nuclear family and jjapaguri (aka “ram-don”)

    18/03/2020 Duración: 49min

    Eugene and Charis talk about the cover story of the March 2020 issue of The Atlantic written by David Brooks titled “TheNuclear Family Was a Mistake”. They dive into the definitions and history of the American family and whether it’s possible to make a new family paradigm. They also discuss how the movie “Parasite” lead to restaurants deciding to offer jjapaguri (aka “ram-don”). 00:01:02 Nuclear family 00:31:43 Jjapaguri https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/03/the-nuclear-family-was-a-mistake/605536/ https://ny.eater.com/2020/3/6/21153398/jjapaguri-ram-don-specials-nyc-parasite www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

  • 116: Participatory design and the launch of The Markup

    116: Participatory design and the launch of The Markup

    10/03/2020 Duración: 48min

    Charis and Eugene discuss a menswear sneaker made by Archibald London after consulting Styleforum extensively. They also talk about the launch of The Markup, a new media outlet investigating technology. 00:04:53 Participatory design 00:29:28 The Markup https://www.gq.com/story/archibald-london-crowdsourced-sneaker https://themarkup.org www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

  • 115: Spotify acquires The Ringer and black music in white spaces

    115: Spotify acquires The Ringer and black music in white spaces

    12/02/2020 Duración: 48min

    Eugene and Charis talk about Spotify’s recent acquisition of The Ringer and the effects of media consolidation. They also discuss a personal essay that describes the discomfort felt in hearing black music become the default choice for high end spaces and how black music is cherrypicked as being beneficial to commercial spaces. 00:01:52 Spotify and The Ringer 00:26:26 Black music https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/5/21124201/bill-simmons-the-ringer-spotify-acquistion-podcast-purchase https://slate.com/culture/2020/01/black-music-white-restaurants-gyms-shops.html www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

  • 114: “American Dirt” and giving good waiting staff respect

    114: “American Dirt” and giving good waiting staff respect

    06/02/2020 Duración: 01h31s

    Charis and Eugene talk about the complex conversation surrounding “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins (a novel about a Mexican mom and her son fleeing for the United States) which revolves around the question of who should tell what stories. They also discuss the perception of waiting staff in restaurants and what the effects are of good service on dining experiences. 00:13:44 “American Dirt” 00:43:09 Good service https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/jan/15/restaurant-waiters-front-of-house-service-britain-respect https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/25/arts/american-dirt-jeanine-cummins.html www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

  • 113: Record number of new podcasts in 2019 and the future of fashion PR

    113: Record number of new podcasts in 2019 and the future of fashion PR

    29/01/2020 Duración: 32min

    Eugene and Charis discuss what it means for podcasting that there were a record number of new podcasts launched in 2019. They also talk about Brian Phillips deciding to close his art and fashion public relations company Black Frame and the shift in fashion public relations as a whole. 00:04:34 New podcasts 00:19:57 Fashion PR http://www.insideradio.com/free/there-were-a-record-number-of-podcast-launches-in/article_c86c57e6-305c-11ea-866f-5fc96803d150.html https://www.voguebusiness.com/fashion/brian-phillips-closing-black-frame-major-shift-fashion-pr-kenzo-nike www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

  • 112: Forming new habits and the decade in fashion

    112: Forming new habits and the decade in fashion

    16/01/2020 Duración: 47min

    Charis and Eugene talk about how to form new habits and, specifically, how to maintain good financial habits. They also discuss the past decade in fashion, including the topics of media fragmentation, online fashion, and democracy in fashion. 00:03:25 New habits 00:22:49 Decade in fashion https://www.thecut.com/2019/12/how-to-budget-in-the-new-year.html https://dieworkwear.com/post/189986615919/how-well-remember-this-decade www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

  • 111: Shawn Stussy x Dior and Charis’ new podcast “To Bring Back”

    111: Shawn Stussy x Dior and Charis’ new podcast “To Bring Back”

    25/12/2019 Duración: 01h23s

    Eugene and Charis talk about the collaboration between Shawn Stussy and Kim Jones for Dior’s Pre-Fall 2020 collection. They also discuss “To Bring Back”, Charis’ new podcast, and air episode one. You can listen to “To Bring Back” on iTunes, Spotify, and your preferred podcast apps. 00:06:52 Shawn Stussy x Dior 00:37:03 To Bring Back https://www.gq.com/story/dior-stussy-collab-announcement http://tobringback.com https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/to-bring-back/id1485009829 www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

  • 110: Access instead of ownership and reseller luxury

    110: Access instead of ownership and reseller luxury

    28/11/2019 Duración: 52min

    Charis and Eugene talk about an article written by Alex Danco titled “Everything is Amazing, But Nothing is Ours” about how technology has evolved to be about access at the expense of ownership. They also discuss reseller platforms such as The RealReal and what their relationship is to the primary luxury market. 00:01:05 Nothing is ours 00:21:53 Reseller luxury 00:40:18 Banter https://alexdanco.com/2019/10/26/everything-is-amazing-but-nothing-is-ours/ https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-11-12/realreal-poshmark-other-resale-sites-are-good-even-for-gucci www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

  • 109: Feeling no pleasure in music and the anatomy of a TikTok hit

    109: Feeling no pleasure in music and the anatomy of a TikTok hit

    22/11/2019 Duración: 48min

    Eugene and Charis talk about musical anhedonia, the condition where people feel no pleasure in music, and whether that has implications on the world of audio. They also discuss the anatomy of a TikTok hit and what kind of music goes viral on that platform. 00:00:55 Musical anhedonia 00:27:34 TikTok hits 00:41:19 Banter https://reallifemag.com/vox-populi/ https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/the-anatomy-of-a-tiktok-hit/ www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

  • 108: Streaming services and tokenism

    108: Streaming services and tokenism

    12/11/2019 Duración: 45min

    Charis and Eugene talk about Disney+ and Apple TV+, two new streaming services, launching with series that cost an unprecedented amount of money per episode to make. They also discuss tokenism: what it is, how to deal with it, and whether there are silver linings to it. 00:01:16 Streaming services 00:16:42 Tokenism 00:37:16 Banter https://qz.com/1735700/apple-and-disney-are-creating-an-explosion-of-tv-series-budgets/ https://qz.com/844918/with-the-crown-the-grand-tour-and-westworld-tv-shows-have-become-insanely-expensive/ https://www.dazeddigital.com/art-photography/article/46571/1/how-to-deal-with-tokenism-as-an-artist-according-to-the-white-pube www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

  • 107: New tech is a hard sell and rich people are really lucky

    107: New tech is a hard sell and rich people are really lucky

    02/11/2019 Duración: 48min

    Eugene and Charis discuss why new technology is difficult to convince people to adopt. They also talk about the habits of the ultra wealthy as well as a new study that shows a key factor in becoming very rich is luck. 00:01:20 Ultra wealthy 00:27:22 New tech 00:44:45 Banter https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610395/if-youre-so-smart-why-arent-you-rich-turns-out-its-just-chance/ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/style/rich-people-things.html https://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/tech/ https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/10/17/18647521/capitalism-age-of-addiction-phone-david-courtwright www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

  • 106: TikTok content moderation issues and Adobe blocks Venezuelan users

    106: TikTok content moderation issues and Adobe blocks Venezuelan users

    22/10/2019 Duración: 46min

    Charis and Eugene talk about TikTok hiring a law firm to advise them on their content moderation policies due to increasing scrutiny of the app. They also discuss Adobe being required to block Venezuelan users from their products due to the latest sanctions on the country. 00:01:24 TikTok 00:19:32 Adobe 00:31:54 Banter https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/15/tiktok-taps-corporate-law-firm-kl-gates-to-advise-on-its-u-s-content-moderation-policies/ https://stratechery.com/2019/the-china-cultural-clash/ https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/evjmqj/venezuela-will-be-cut-off-from-adobe-products-because-of-trump-sanctions www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

  • 105: Forever 21 bankruptcy and esports apparel monetization

    105: Forever 21 bankruptcy and esports apparel monetization

    10/10/2019 Duración: 50min

    Eugene and Charis discuss Forever 21 filing for bankruptcy and the evolving role of shopping malls. They also talk about the monetization of esports apparel and the possibilities for brands within the gaming industry. 00:01:22 Forever 21 00:20:12 Esports apparel 00:40:15 Banter https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/29/business/forever-21-bankruptcy.html https://hypebeast.com/2019/9/esports-apparel-fashion-adidas-ninja-nike www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

  • 104: The MacArthur Grant and luxury’s position on climate crisis activism

    104: The MacArthur Grant and luxury’s position on climate crisis activism

    04/10/2019 Duración: 52min

    Charis and Eugene talk about the 2019 MacArthur Grant winners and how money supports innovative work. They also discuss Greta Thunberg, LVMH’s Bernard Arnault’s comments about her, and the relationship between luxury and climate crisis activists. 00:01:11 The MacArthur Grant 00:21:48 Luxury and climate crisis 00:41:21 Banter Links https://www.reuters.com/article/us-luxury-environment/luxury-leader-lvmh-in-green-mode-laments-thunbergs-pessimism-idUSKBN1WA2AY https://www.businessinsider.com/macarthur-fellowship-genius-grant-winners-2019-9 www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

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