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What's this podcast?

Jenny & Paul Sell Out is a nearly weekly eavesdrop into conversations about the culture around us--popular, unpopular, reviled, hip and seriously unhip. We hold one truth to be self-evident: that culture matters, whether or not you like it. We think that research and understanding cultural artifacts that are strange or confounding is better than just looking down your nose at it. Everyone likes something that someone else thinks is lame.

Embrace your lameness, be proud in what you like, and you'll be happier defining your path in life.

Jenny Benevento is a taxonomist/information architect, and technically a librarian. She loves people who believe in weird things.

Paul Riismandel was podcasting back when they just called it putting audio files on a website, producing the weekly syndicatedmediageek radioshow from 2003 to 2009. He's an educational media technologist by day, and a man on a mission by night.

Thursday
Feb132014

EPISODE #27: Jay's Metal Makeover

It's our first metal makeover! Jay likes noise and experimental music, and we try to find him metal that makes him feel how he wants to feel when he listens to metal.

SHOW NOTES:

Jenny's Suggestions

Record Labels

Paul's Suggestion

 

THINGS WE LIKE

Jenny: Nick's Sticks

Paul: LED lights

Jay: Flemish Carbonade

Jenny and Paul Sell Out #27

Saturday
Feb012014

EPISODE #26: A Utopia of Porn & Opinions

YOU CAN NOW JOIN THE PODCAST LIVE!

In which we do our first video hangout over Google Hangouts.  Are you sick of all this Paul & Jenny agreement and harmony?  Well then this show is FOR YOU!  Jenny thinks you're a sucker if you're not skeptical of The Man, and it's your responsibility to figure out if your ideal gig will likely make you money.  Paul thinks people should not be forced by their workplace to feel as if they should be volunteering extra hours on the job because they're lucky to have a job they love. 

 

SHOW NOTES

THINGS WE LIKE

Cast iron cookware and high temperature oils.  Paul favors safflower & grapeseed oil, Jenny coconut and lard/rendered animal fats.

 

Jenny and Paul Sell Out #26

Friday
Jan242014

EPISODE #25: Insert Your Cult Here

Are you in a cult?  Now of course you're going to say no, but we're talking Paleo, Crossfit, P90X, or other exxxxxtreme "health" and diet resolutions that force you to change your life completely. Small changes incrimentally have been shown time and time again to be more effective, and they SEEM easier but why aren't they for most people?  Answer: because doing the right thing is hard to brag about on facebook.

 

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SHOW NOTES:  

These show notes written while Jenny ate pizza, which is definitely not paleo.

 

THINGS WE LIKE:

Jenny: Bodbot (website & app)

Paul: Chromecast 

 

Jenny and Paul Sell Out #25

Wednesday
Jan152014

Episode #24: Kill Yr Heroes

 

 

It turns out Paul thinks having heroes and idols is ruining America.

 

SHOW NOTES:

THINGS WE LIKE:

Jenny:  Creative Live

Paul:  Debt: The First 5000 Years

 

Jenny and Paul Sell Out #24

Friday
Dec062013

Episode #23: Artisanal Hot Sauce Man

With so many new, independent publishing platforms out there, from YouTube to podcasting, blogging to tumblr, why are people still so consumed with the standards of old media? Do some podcasters just want to get a TV series? Bloggers just want to get a book deal? It's not about selling out, it's about controlling your destiny.

But first, we get caught up on everything that's happened since episode #22, including Jenny's podcast cruise and Paul's foray's into Portland tech conferences.

 

SHOW NOTES: 

 

THINGS WE LIKE:

Jenny: Welcome to Nightvale (listen in order)

Paul: Aardvark Hot Sauce

 

Jenny and Paul Sell Out #23