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#49 - Do URL Believe in Magic?
Mar 13 15
What happens when you buy a magic spell on Etsy? Writer Jaya Saxena and her husband Matt Lubchansky recently tested one witch's wares, and they talk to TLDR about being careful what you wish for. Plus, TLDR hires our own spellcaster, a mystic named Melenia O'Breasal, to talk about how a person comes to cast spells, where all that incense comes from, and the difference between peddling magic online and off.
To read Jaya's original Daily Dot piece, click here. To check out Melenia's Etsy store and personal website, click here and here, respectively. If you like our show, please subscribe and review us on iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also follow Meredith and TLDR on Twitter.
Rated 1 out of
Episodes 1-40 are mostly solid. Then a new host was installed and wow, did it get bad. Almost, but not quite, Campy bad. Imagine a popular show like Car Talk replacing Click and Clack with a twenty-eight year old, Ivy-educated, Women's Studies major (#1 in her major!). The change from old TLDR to new TLDR is that jarring.
The unifying theme, originally, was "quirky, well researched 15 minute stories about life in the digital age." It is now, "Quirky articles I found on the Internet, which I read to you verbatim, and which I think you'll think I'm cool for liking. Come wink ironically with me, even though the winking is a sham."
There are talented women producers out there. Ashley Milne-Tyte of the Broad Experience. Manoush Zomorodi of New Tech City. Lisa Chow of wherever she has gone (where did you go, Lisa?). Yet WNYC chooses instead to give bandwidth to Meredith Haggerty, a too-green-for-the-job blogger who reinforces negative stereotypes about women.
Date published: 2015-03-14
Rated 5 out of
My go to show when I have a 10-15 minute drive and I am looking for something to entertain me.
Date published: 2014-05-08