Stride and Saunter
About This Show
Stride and Saunter is devoted to genuine and meaningful dialogue. We view everyday behaviors, thoughts and cultural ideals through a critical lens to learn about ourselves and the world we share. Every week we share our opinions and discoveries in honest, thought-provoking discussions.
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Episode 128: The Influence of Gift Cards
2 days ago
Though we might have the tendency to overlook them as mundane or commonplace, gift cards play an interesting role in our gift-giving practices. Increasingly, they are more popular than tangible gifts and present a comfortable middle ground between the effort of finding a gift and the impersonal association we have with giving cash. We are grateful to have Leland Holcomb return this week to discuss these and other ideas about gift cards. And though their convenience is undeniable, how does it affect our gift-giving culture and by extension, our relationships? Does convenience stifle our otherwise creative and arduous journeys to find perfect gifts? Do we distance ourselves further from in-person shopping experiences? What might gift cards suggest about our knowledge of the recipient?
Rated 3 out of
an OK show!
Technical Ability: Competent
Structure: none, really - just discussing a topic.
Hosts: Meh. Interesting people, but basically share the same viewpoint. Show tends to be the two hosts echoing each others' thoughts. Needs an opposing host (a woman? a conservative?) to be truly engaging.
Date published: 2015-10-11
Rated 5 out of
Great podcast series
This show is consistently engaging and exciting to listen to, as the co-hosts explore interesting topics from political events to pop culture to the ways in which the internet is changing our relationships. Keep it up, guys -- you're on to something big.
Date published: 2016-02-18