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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.

Monday
Sep152014

EPISODE 29: Book Club & Coffee Tawk

 

This is the first edition of the Sellout's Book Club. But, unlike Oprah, we're not endorsing anyone or anything (that would make us real sellouts), just discussing a book that we both read: So Good They Can't Ignore You, by Cal Newport. It requires lots of coffee.

SHOW NOTES

 

THINGS WE LIKE

 

 

 

Jenny and Paul Sell Out #29

Sunday
Sep072014

EPISODE 28: You're Going to Fail

Fear and trepidation stop us from doing new things. Sure, you might fail. But if you don't start, you'll never succeed, either. We talk about how you get yourself ready to try something new, failure or not.
SHOW NOTES

THINGS WE LIKE

Jenny: suggested Editorially, which promptly folded. But Byword or Draft or these are similar.

Paul: Audio Hijack Pro

Jenny and Paul Sell Out #38

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