Jun 25, 2019

From throwing beer bottles to rainbow beer bottles

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With countless brands sporting rainbow logos and trotting out floats at pride events, some are wondering if "acceptance" has crossed the line to something more exploitative. Plus, we examine "decision fatigue" this election season and the economics of streetwear.

Stories From this episode

Why community is at the core of Bobby Kim and the Hundreds' success

Jun 25, 2019
Bobby Kim's new book "This is not a T-Shirt" explores how his streetwear brand the Hundreds got started and why he remains directly engaged with its community.
Bobby Kim, a.k.a. Bobby Hundreds, co-founder of "The Hundreds" streetwear company
Steven Byeon

Automatic Reply: “I’m stuck in 1955”

Jun 25, 2019
When Shiva Stella can’t respond to emails, she has a go-to excuse.
Picture taken inside a replica of the DeLorean, a time-machine vehicle which appeared in the movie " Back to the Future."
MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images

From throwing beer bottles to rainbow beer bottles

Jun 25, 2019
How Pride parades became street festivals with a marketing edge.
A pride flag waves at New York City's 2017 Gay Pride Parade, which some say includes too many corporate sponsors and politicians.
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

Planning to watch the debates? Beware of decision overload.

Jun 25, 2019
When it comes to making complex decisions (like voting for president), having lots of options can change the way voters make those decisions.
Workers prepare a set for the Democratic primary debate taking place in Miami on June 26 and 27.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Why low mortgage rates don’t always mean more home sales

Jun 25, 2019
New home sales are down, even though mortgage rates are down, too. But low mortgages aren't the deciding factor when it comes to buying a home.
A sale-pending sign is posted in front of a home in San Francisco.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
A McDonald's sign outside a restaurant in San Francisco, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Another pharma megamerger: AbbVie buys Allergan for $63 billion

Jun 25, 2019
Both companies are under pressure to improve their performance.
PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Blue Wings Wild Nothing
Respiration Black Star, Common
Feels Right Carly Rae Jepsen, Electric Guest
Windchimes Eyeliner

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer