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No pickle here. Baseball’s on the upswing, just not in the majors.
Feb 21, 2019

No pickle here. Baseball’s on the upswing, just not in the majors.

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The Fed admits it has a communications problem. Honda announced it's shuttering its Swindon plant in the U.K., but the company says it's not about Brexit. Several major companies have pulled advertising from YouTube amid increased scrutiny about posts from pedophiles in video comment sections. Plus, despite baseball's supposed decline in status as America's No. 1 pastime, a lot more people are playing the sport, just not in the majors.

Today's show is sponsored by Sales GenieWellFrame and Indeed.

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Advertisers back away from YouTube over comments from pedophiles

Major brands have suspended advertising on the platform due to the inadequate policing of comment sections.
Nestlé, McDonald's, Disney and other companies have put their spending on YouTube on hold.
Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

As baseball's attendance and TV audience decline, its grassroots popularity is booming, study finds

Feb 21, 2019
Reports of the national pastime's coming demise may be exaggerated.
A boy bats during baseball practice at the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy in Washington, DC, on May 7, 2018.
ISSAM AHMED/AFP/Getty Images

The Fed admits it has a communications problem. Honda announced it’s shuttering its Swindon plant in the U.K., but the company says it’s not about Brexit. Several major companies have pulled advertising from YouTube amid increased scrutiny about posts from pedophiles in video comment sections. Plus, despite baseball’s supposed decline in status as America’s No. 1 pastime, a lot more people are playing the sport, just not in the majors.

Today’s show is sponsored by Sales GenieWellFrame and Indeed.

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer