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Making It Up

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Making It Up

Making It Up

MAEKAN

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Making It Up by MAEKAN is a weekly podcast exploring the latest news in the creative world and analyzing how and why it'll impact culture at large.

Latest Episodes

115: Spotify acquires The Ringer and black music in white spaces

Eugene and Charis talk about Spotify’s recent acquisition of The Ringer and the effects of media consolidation. They also discuss a personal essay that describes the discomfort felt in hearing black music become the default choice for high end spaces and how black music is cherrypicked as being beneficial to commercial spaces. 00:01:52 Spotify and The Ringer 00:26:26 Black music https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/5/21124201/bill-simmons-the-ringer-spotify-acquistion-podcast-purchase https://slate.com/culture/2020/01/black-music-white-restaurants-gyms-shops.html www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

48 MIN1 w ago
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115: Spotify acquires The Ringer and black music in white spaces

114: “American Dirt” and giving good waiting staff respect

Charis and Eugene talk about the complex conversation surrounding “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins (a novel about a Mexican mom and her son fleeing for the United States) which revolves around the question of who should tell what stories. They also discuss the perception of waiting staff in restaurants and what the effects are of good service on dining experiences. 00:13:44 “American Dirt” 00:43:09 Good service https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/jan/15/restaurant-waiters-front-of-house-service-britain-respect https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/25/arts/american-dirt-jeanine-cummins.html www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

60 MIN2 w ago
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114: “American Dirt” and giving good waiting staff respect

113: Record number of new podcasts in 2019 and the future of fashion PR

Eugene and Charis discuss what it means for podcasting that there were a record number of new podcasts launched in 2019. They also talk about Brian Phillips deciding to close his art and fashion public relations company Black Frame and the shift in fashion public relations as a whole. 00:04:34 New podcasts 00:19:57 Fashion PR http://www.insideradio.com/free/there-were-a-record-number-of-podcast-launches-in/article_c86c57e6-305c-11ea-866f-5fc96803d150.html https://www.voguebusiness.com/fashion/brian-phillips-closing-black-frame-major-shift-fashion-pr-kenzo-nike www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

32 MINJAN 29
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113: Record number of new podcasts in 2019 and the future of fashion PR

112: Forming new habits and the decade in fashion

Charis and Eugene talk about how to form new habits and, specifically, how to maintain good financial habits. They also discuss the past decade in fashion, including the topics of media fragmentation, online fashion, and democracy in fashion. 00:03:25 New habits 00:22:49 Decade in fashion https://www.thecut.com/2019/12/how-to-budget-in-the-new-year.html https://dieworkwear.com/post/189986615919/how-well-remember-this-decade www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

47 MINJAN 17
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112: Forming new habits and the decade in fashion

111: Shawn Stussy x Dior and Charis’ new podcast “To Bring Back”

Eugene and Charis talk about the collaboration between Shawn Stussy and Kim Jones for Dior’s Pre-Fall 2020 collection. They also discuss “To Bring Back”, Charis’ new podcast, and air episode one. You can listen to “To Bring Back” on iTunes, Spotify, and your preferred podcast apps. 00:06:52 Shawn Stussy x Dior 00:37:03 To Bring Back https://www.gq.com/story/dior-stussy-collab-announcement http://tobringback.com https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/to-bring-back/id1485009829 www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

60 MIN2019 DEC 25
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111: Shawn Stussy x Dior and Charis’ new podcast “To Bring Back”

110: Access instead of ownership and reseller luxury

Charis and Eugene talk about an article written by Alex Danco titled “Everything is Amazing, But Nothing is Ours” about how technology has evolved to be about access at the expense of ownership. They also discuss reseller platforms such as The RealReal and what their relationship is to the primary luxury market. 00:01:05 Nothing is ours 00:21:53 Reseller luxury 00:40:18 Banter https://alexdanco.com/2019/10/26/everything-is-amazing-but-nothing-is-ours/ https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-11-12/realreal-poshmark-other-resale-sites-are-good-even-for-gucci www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

52 MIN2019 NOV 29
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110: Access instead of ownership and reseller luxury

109: Feeling no pleasure in music and the anatomy of a TikTok hit

Eugene and Charis talk about musical anhedonia, the condition where people feel no pleasure in music, and whether that has implications on the world of audio. They also discuss the anatomy of a TikTok hit and what kind of music goes viral on that platform. 00:00:55 Musical anhedonia 00:27:34 TikTok hits 00:41:19 Banter https://reallifemag.com/vox-populi/ https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/the-anatomy-of-a-tiktok-hit/ www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

48 MIN2019 NOV 22
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109: Feeling no pleasure in music and the anatomy of a TikTok hit

108: Streaming services and tokenism

Charis and Eugene talk about Disney+ and Apple TV+, two new streaming services, launching with series that cost an unprecedented amount of money per episode to make. They also discuss tokenism: what it is, how to deal with it, and whether there are silver linings to it. 00:01:16 Streaming services 00:16:42 Tokenism 00:37:16 Banter https://qz.com/1735700/apple-and-disney-are-creating-an-explosion-of-tv-series-budgets/ https://qz.com/844918/with-the-crown-the-grand-tour-and-westworld-tv-shows-have-become-insanely-expensive/ https://www.dazeddigital.com/art-photography/article/46571/1/how-to-deal-with-tokenism-as-an-artist-according-to-the-white-pube www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

45 MIN2019 NOV 12
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108: Streaming services and tokenism

107: New tech is a hard sell and rich people are really lucky

Eugene and Charis discuss why new technology is difficult to convince people to adopt. They also talk about the habits of the ultra wealthy as well as a new study that shows a key factor in becoming very rich is luck. 00:01:20 Ultra wealthy 00:27:22 New tech 00:44:45 Banter https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610395/if-youre-so-smart-why-arent-you-rich-turns-out-its-just-chance/ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/style/rich-people-things.html https://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/tech/ https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/10/17/18647521/capitalism-age-of-addiction-phone-david-courtwright www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

48 MIN2019 NOV 2
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107: New tech is a hard sell and rich people are really lucky

106: TikTok content moderation issues and Adobe blocks Venezuelan users

Charis and Eugene talk about TikTok hiring a law firm to advise them on their content moderation policies due to increasing scrutiny of the app. They also discuss Adobe being required to block Venezuelan users from their products due to the latest sanctions on the country. 00:01:24 TikTok 00:19:32 Adobe 00:31:54 Banter https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/15/tiktok-taps-corporate-law-firm-kl-gates-to-advise-on-its-u-s-content-moderation-policies/ https://stratechery.com/2019/the-china-cultural-clash/ https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/evjmqj/venezuela-will-be-cut-off-from-adobe-products-because-of-trump-sanctions www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

46 MIN2019 OCT 23
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106: TikTok content moderation issues and Adobe blocks Venezuelan users

Latest Episodes

115: Spotify acquires The Ringer and black music in white spaces

Eugene and Charis talk about Spotify’s recent acquisition of The Ringer and the effects of media consolidation. They also discuss a personal essay that describes the discomfort felt in hearing black music become the default choice for high end spaces and how black music is cherrypicked as being beneficial to commercial spaces. 00:01:52 Spotify and The Ringer 00:26:26 Black music https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/5/21124201/bill-simmons-the-ringer-spotify-acquistion-podcast-purchase https://slate.com/culture/2020/01/black-music-white-restaurants-gyms-shops.html www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

48 MIN1 w ago
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115: Spotify acquires The Ringer and black music in white spaces

114: “American Dirt” and giving good waiting staff respect

Charis and Eugene talk about the complex conversation surrounding “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins (a novel about a Mexican mom and her son fleeing for the United States) which revolves around the question of who should tell what stories. They also discuss the perception of waiting staff in restaurants and what the effects are of good service on dining experiences. 00:13:44 “American Dirt” 00:43:09 Good service https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/jan/15/restaurant-waiters-front-of-house-service-britain-respect https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/25/arts/american-dirt-jeanine-cummins.html www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

60 MIN2 w ago
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114: “American Dirt” and giving good waiting staff respect

113: Record number of new podcasts in 2019 and the future of fashion PR

Eugene and Charis discuss what it means for podcasting that there were a record number of new podcasts launched in 2019. They also talk about Brian Phillips deciding to close his art and fashion public relations company Black Frame and the shift in fashion public relations as a whole. 00:04:34 New podcasts 00:19:57 Fashion PR http://www.insideradio.com/free/there-were-a-record-number-of-podcast-launches-in/article_c86c57e6-305c-11ea-866f-5fc96803d150.html https://www.voguebusiness.com/fashion/brian-phillips-closing-black-frame-major-shift-fashion-pr-kenzo-nike www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

32 MINJAN 29
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113: Record number of new podcasts in 2019 and the future of fashion PR

112: Forming new habits and the decade in fashion

Charis and Eugene talk about how to form new habits and, specifically, how to maintain good financial habits. They also discuss the past decade in fashion, including the topics of media fragmentation, online fashion, and democracy in fashion. 00:03:25 New habits 00:22:49 Decade in fashion https://www.thecut.com/2019/12/how-to-budget-in-the-new-year.html https://dieworkwear.com/post/189986615919/how-well-remember-this-decade www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

47 MINJAN 17
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112: Forming new habits and the decade in fashion

111: Shawn Stussy x Dior and Charis’ new podcast “To Bring Back”

Eugene and Charis talk about the collaboration between Shawn Stussy and Kim Jones for Dior’s Pre-Fall 2020 collection. They also discuss “To Bring Back”, Charis’ new podcast, and air episode one. You can listen to “To Bring Back” on iTunes, Spotify, and your preferred podcast apps. 00:06:52 Shawn Stussy x Dior 00:37:03 To Bring Back https://www.gq.com/story/dior-stussy-collab-announcement http://tobringback.com https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/to-bring-back/id1485009829 www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

60 MIN2019 DEC 25
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111: Shawn Stussy x Dior and Charis’ new podcast “To Bring Back”

110: Access instead of ownership and reseller luxury

Charis and Eugene talk about an article written by Alex Danco titled “Everything is Amazing, But Nothing is Ours” about how technology has evolved to be about access at the expense of ownership. They also discuss reseller platforms such as The RealReal and what their relationship is to the primary luxury market. 00:01:05 Nothing is ours 00:21:53 Reseller luxury 00:40:18 Banter https://alexdanco.com/2019/10/26/everything-is-amazing-but-nothing-is-ours/ https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-11-12/realreal-poshmark-other-resale-sites-are-good-even-for-gucci www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

52 MIN2019 NOV 29
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110: Access instead of ownership and reseller luxury

109: Feeling no pleasure in music and the anatomy of a TikTok hit

Eugene and Charis talk about musical anhedonia, the condition where people feel no pleasure in music, and whether that has implications on the world of audio. They also discuss the anatomy of a TikTok hit and what kind of music goes viral on that platform. 00:00:55 Musical anhedonia 00:27:34 TikTok hits 00:41:19 Banter https://reallifemag.com/vox-populi/ https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/the-anatomy-of-a-tiktok-hit/ www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

48 MIN2019 NOV 22
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109: Feeling no pleasure in music and the anatomy of a TikTok hit

108: Streaming services and tokenism

Charis and Eugene talk about Disney+ and Apple TV+, two new streaming services, launching with series that cost an unprecedented amount of money per episode to make. They also discuss tokenism: what it is, how to deal with it, and whether there are silver linings to it. 00:01:16 Streaming services 00:16:42 Tokenism 00:37:16 Banter https://qz.com/1735700/apple-and-disney-are-creating-an-explosion-of-tv-series-budgets/ https://qz.com/844918/with-the-crown-the-grand-tour-and-westworld-tv-shows-have-become-insanely-expensive/ https://www.dazeddigital.com/art-photography/article/46571/1/how-to-deal-with-tokenism-as-an-artist-according-to-the-white-pube www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

45 MIN2019 NOV 12
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108: Streaming services and tokenism

107: New tech is a hard sell and rich people are really lucky

Eugene and Charis discuss why new technology is difficult to convince people to adopt. They also talk about the habits of the ultra wealthy as well as a new study that shows a key factor in becoming very rich is luck. 00:01:20 Ultra wealthy 00:27:22 New tech 00:44:45 Banter https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610395/if-youre-so-smart-why-arent-you-rich-turns-out-its-just-chance/ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/style/rich-people-things.html https://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/tech/ https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/10/17/18647521/capitalism-age-of-addiction-phone-david-courtwright www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

48 MIN2019 NOV 2
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107: New tech is a hard sell and rich people are really lucky

106: TikTok content moderation issues and Adobe blocks Venezuelan users

Charis and Eugene talk about TikTok hiring a law firm to advise them on their content moderation policies due to increasing scrutiny of the app. They also discuss Adobe being required to block Venezuelan users from their products due to the latest sanctions on the country. 00:01:24 TikTok 00:19:32 Adobe 00:31:54 Banter https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/15/tiktok-taps-corporate-law-firm-kl-gates-to-advise-on-its-u-s-content-moderation-policies/ https://stratechery.com/2019/the-china-cultural-clash/ https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/evjmqj/venezuela-will-be-cut-off-from-adobe-products-because-of-trump-sanctions www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

46 MIN2019 OCT 23
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106: TikTok content moderation issues and Adobe blocks Venezuelan users
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