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To Buy or Boycott?
34 minutes | May 17, 2020
Adulting in a Pandemic
What’s changed since we last posted an episode? Uhhh, basically everything. We talk about what was happening in our lives pre-coronavirus and the people the pandemic is making us become. Coronavirus has forced us all into adulting — do we like it?
20 minutes | May 24, 2019
This week we’re talking about AirPods. Are you wearing them right now? How many pairs have you lost? Do you ever forget to take them out of your ears? Have they changed how we interact with each other? Let’s talk about it. Check out our Twitter for our AirPod code of conduct and share your thought about this or any other topic @tobuyorboycott or send us an email email@example.com
21 minutes | May 8, 2019
Is Instagram the most used app on your phone? Do you care about likes and followers? Is the Instagram aesthetic really dead? Will Instagram ever really be able to moderate hateful and dangerous content? Let’s talk about it! Join us on Twitter @tobuyorboycott or send us an email with your thoughts on The Gram.
20 minutes | Apr 11, 2019
This week we’re talking about wellness beverages. Are the Runners guzzling beers for recovery and stressed out millennials grabbing a CBD soda on their lunch break guzzling down beverages that are all fizz and no substance? Let’s talk about it! Join us on Twitter @tobuyorboycott and send us topic suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org Articles referenced: •https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/02/24/588417922/olympians-are-using-non-alcoholic-beer-as-recovery-drinks-heres-the-science •https://www.takearecess.com/ •http://sufferfestbeer.com/ •https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/11/2/18026400/adaptogens-moon-juice-amanda-chantal-bacon-ashwagandha •https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/08/style/millennial-marketing-wellness-recess.html •https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/01/style/what-are-adaptogens.html?login=google
18 minutes | Mar 17, 2019
This week we’re talking about email newsletters. Are they the new blog post? Which ones do you love? Are you a fan of The Skimm? Is the whole thing a fad? We get into it! Join us on twitter @tobuyorboycott for a list of our favorite newsletters, and please share yours!
22 minutes | Mar 5, 2019
Third Party Candidates
Are third part candidates a refreshing independent voice, or foolish candidates who spoil elections? We talk about the history of third party candidates and get into what Howard Schultz’s candidacy could mean for 2020. Referenced articles: * https://www.theringer.com/2019/2/12/18221223/howard-schultz-third-party-president-ross-perot-ralph-nader-jill-stein-gary-johnson-mike-bloomberg * http://graphics.wsj.com/third-party-candidate-impact/ * https://www.vox.com/2019/2/13/18223183/howard-schultz-cnn-town-hall-centrism-elite * https://www.theringer.com/2019/2/12/18221223/howard-schultz-third-party-president-ross-perot-ralph-nader-jill-stein-gary-johnson-mike-bloomberg * https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/06/us/elections/results-senate-elections.html * https://crooked.com/articles/howard-schultz-spoiler-trump-proof/
22 minutes | Feb 12, 2019
Which dating apps have you tried? Is online dating good for finding long term relationships? Does meeting online still carry a stigma? Let’s talk about it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This week we are joined by actress, writer, and early online dating adopter, EJ Johnson. You can find her on Instagram @ej.sunshine and on Twitter @erinjohnson36. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How do you feel about online dating? Tell us on Twitter @tobuyorboycott or send us an email at email@example.com
20 minutes | Feb 7, 2019
Super Bowl Ads
Which companies had the best and worst Super Bowl commercials of 2019? Which ads did you love? Which ones did you hate? Join the conversation on Twitter @tobuyorboycott or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
19 minutes | Feb 1, 2019
Do you wear t-shirts with feminist slogans? Is it ok for companies to make money off the feminist trend? Is this topic super complicated? Yes. Let’s talk about it. What are your thoughts on consumer feminism? Join the conversation on Twitter @tobuyorboycott or or email us at email@example.com. If you have a suggestion of a product or company you’d like us to review tell us! Articles and companies we mention: •Retailer for female-led companies: Bulletin https://bulletin.co/ •Boston Globe Article: https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2019/01/03/feminist-fashion-helping-women/qPw3rDDtCUV4J0WiWF5KiK/story.html
19 minutes | Jan 25, 2019
This week we’re talking about cashless stores. Brigitte talks about her first trip to an Amazon Go store (cashless and cashier-less), we talk about why thousands of people in Sweden have chips implanted in their wrists, and debate the and the security concerns and social issues we’ll have to face in a cashless future. Join the conversation on Twitter @tobuyorboycott or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
19 minutes | Jan 12, 2019
This week we’re talking about juice cleanses. We dive into the health claims, talk about the psychological benefits, share funny stories about our own experiences with cleanses, and consider the differences between juices cleanses and Soylent. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are you’re thoughts on juicing? Tell us on Twitter @tobuyorboycott or send us an email email@example.com ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Links from today’s episode: * New York Post article on the end of juice cleansing: https://nypost.com/2018/01/09/why-no-one-does-juice-cleanses-anymore/ * Science Vs episode on Cleanses: https://www.gimletmedia.com/science-vs/detoxing-cleanses-work#episode-player
20 minutes | Jan 4, 2019
This week we’re talking about Uber. Love it? Hate it? Feeling conflicted? We discuss it all. We cover everything from that crazy video of Travis Kalanick yelling at an Uber driver, to the culture of sexism, diversity, data security concerns, and why Uber pool is an amazing and valuable innovation. What are your thoughts about Uber? Tell us on twitter @tobuyorboycott or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org Links from the episode: The Daily episode about taxi drivers: www.nytimes.com/2018/05/02/podcasts/the-daily/new-york-taxi-uber.html Susan Fowler’s essay: www.susanjfowler.com/blog/2017/2/19/reflecting-on-one-very-strange-year-at-uber
19 minutes | Dec 15, 2018
Buy or Boycott: The 2018 Gift Guide
How do you approach holiday shopping? Need some gift ideas? We’ve got you covered! We share our gifting philosophies and the best things we’ve found this year for the people on our holidays lists. Plus, the one place we are both trying to avoid while doing our holiday shopping. Find us on twitter @tobuyorboycott and email us email@example.com Companies and products we mentioned: ISeeMe.com RunJanji.com Mack Weldon no-show socks Linden and True Coffee Green Juice Gummies from Sugarfina Jade Roller from Macy’s ForDays.com Ebates.com Chic toolkit (check out bestmadeco.com) New York City Skyline chess set from MoMA
19 minutes | Dec 12, 2018
Are experiential gifts the perfect holiday gift or the worst? Brigitte loves them. Alison is not a fan. So we debate the pros and cons of gifting your friend tickets to that hot new broadway show. What do you think about experiential gifts? Have a funny story about giving or receiving an experience gift? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or find us to Twitter @tobuyorboycott
3 minutes | Dec 7, 2018
To Buy or Boycott Trailer
What you buy and what you boycott says a lot about who you are. So let’s talk about! To Buy or Boycott is a podcast about how to make the best conscious consumption decisions.
33 minutes | Nov 20, 2018
Ok, Now What? (Before We Were To Buy or Boycott)
A conversation about the messier, funnier, more random parts of life. In this episode we debate whether to tackle a home improvement project ourselves or hire someone, social media angst, the best stuffing recipe, and our concerns about who is going to run in 2020.
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