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The Offspring "The Kids Aren't Alright" (ft. Ed Zitron)

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Week 2 of The Offstober, our month of episodes about the Offspring. This time, we talk about "The Kids Aren't Alright" and we're joined by Ed Zitron, who says some of the dumbest things ever uttered on pod. Check out Ed at 1:56:09. Follow Ed on Twitter and yell at him for his opinions at twitter.com/edzitron Listen to new episodes of Blink-155 at patreon.com/155pod

2hr 11mins

13 Oct 2022

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(PREVIEW) Ep. 117: Quiet Quitting ft. Ed Zitron

The Insurgents

Note: This is a preview of our most recent premium episode. To hear the full episode and get access to our full backcatalog of premium episodes, you can become a paid subscriber—and paid intern!—at theinsurgents.substack.comThis week we’re joined by Ed Zitron, author of the Where’s Your Ed At Substack, which you should subscribe to. Lately, Ed has been offering up great criticism of the “quiet quitting” hoax offered up by bosses and business press. He helps us cut through the noise and we break down what’s actually happening.We also discuss the reactions to Joe Biden’s student debt cancellation.You can follow Ed here: https://twitter.com/edzitron This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit theinsurgents.substack.com/subscribe

6mins

31 Aug 2022

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27: All Your Coinbase Are Belong To Us (w/ Ed Zitron)

Scam Economy

Coinbase is America's #1 crypto exchange. Coinbase has also had a very, very bad couple of weeks. Ed Zitron joins Matt Binder on Scam Economy to discuss the Coinbase insider trading case, how a former Coinbase product manager was able to slip insider knowledge to his brother and a friend, how the scheme fell apart, just how much insider trading is going on over at Coinbase?, the SEC investigation that found Coinbase was listing unregistered securities, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong's anti-politics at Coinbase stance...until Coinbase of course needs to start lobbying politicians for pro-crypto legislation, what's coming down the pike for Coinbase next?, and much more!Visit: http://www.ScamEconomy.comSupport the show: http://www.patreon.com/mattbinderCheck out Ed's newsletter: http://ez.substack.comCoinbase Insider Trading Case/SEC investigation: https://mashable.com/article/crypto-insider-trading-case-doj-coinbaseCoinbase Insider Trading Study: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-17/coinbase-insider-trading-may-be-wider-than-us-case-study-saysCoinbase: No Politics: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2020/10/01/coinbase-wont-allow-discussions-of-politics-and-social-causes-at-work-if-employees-dont-like-it-theyre-free-to-leave/?sh=5b4b208f7459Coinbase Lobbying: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbrett/2022/07/28/new-bill-could-allow-americans-to-buy-coffee-with-crypto-tax-exempt/?sh=68bad27a2c60 https://cryptopotato.com/coinbase-establishes-think-tank-for-increasing-lobbying-efforts-with-regulators/

1hr 19mins

18 Aug 2022

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22: Bon Voyager! Your Crypto Loan Cash is Gone (w/ Ed Zitron)

Scam Economy

Yet another crypto lender, Voyager Digital, has frozen its customers' funds, pausing withdrawals, and just filed for bankruptcy. But this time, it's even more looney than usual. Ed Zitron joins Matt Binder on the show to discuss how Voyager claimed it was an FDIC insured bank an...SURPRISE! Voyager was not a bank and it was not FDIC insured, how the company gave out huge loans to relatively few entities, the people who lost money, Mark Cuban's Dallas Mavericks having a partnership deal with Voyager and promoting its crypto services, FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried constantly coming into the picture to "save the day" (for the crypto company at least), and much, much more! Read Ed's piece: https://ez.substack.com/p/when-vibes-arent-enoughVisit ScamEconomy.comSupport the show: http://www.patreon.com/mattbinder

59mins

8 Jul 2022

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Tech Media Needs to Do Better on Crypto and Elon Musk w/ Ed Zitron

Tech Won't Save Us

Paris Marx is joined by Ed Zitron for a wide-ranging discussion on the responsibility tech media has to its readers, the problems with crypto, and why bosses like Elon Musk are desperate to force workers back into the office.Ed Zitron is the CEO of EZPR and writes the Where’s Your Ed At newsletter. Follow Ed on Twitter at @edzitron.Tech Won’t Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and a better world. Follow the podcast (@techwontsaveus) and host Paris Marx (@parismarx) on Twitter, and support the show on Patreon.Find out more about Harbinger Media Network at harbingermedianetwork.com.Also mentioned in this episode:New Tech Won’t Save Us merch is now available in our store (including tote bags!).Ed wrote about the problem with Kara Swisher’s aggressive response to a listener asking why Pivot had run an ad telling people to put their retirement savings into crypto. (Listen to the ad here.)Elon Musk wrote a set of emails telling workers they need to return to the office for a *minimum* of 40 hours a week, or they can “pretend to work elsewhere.”Ed has written many times about employers pushing their workers back to the office.In March, Kevin Roose wrote a Latecomer’s Guide to Crypto, and Ed was one of the critics that Molly White got to contribute to an edited version.Sam Harnett wrote an essay on how the early, uncritical coverage of the gig economy helped legitimize its exploitative business model.Support the show

1hr 7mins

2 Jun 2022

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9: The Play to Earn Pyramid: Axie Infinity & the Dystopia That Crypto Wants (w/ Ed Zitron)

Scam Economy

Play To Earn crypto games are hyped as one of the defining products of web3, according to cryptocurrency and blockchain advocates. But, they are extremely exploitative. Now, after a big hack wreaks havoc over the biggest game in the space, Axie Infinity, resulting in a $625 million loss...what does this say about the dystopian future that crypto wants? Ed Zitron joins Matt Binder on Scam Economy to discuss. Visit ScamEconomy.com . Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/mattbinder

1hr 32mins

31 Mar 2022

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#17 Ed Zitron (Where's Your Ed At): Joker memes, baseball isn't boring, the best tweet ever

Follow Friday

(Full transcript of this podcast available here).When he's not writing about the media and running a PR agency, Ed Zitron is probably on Twitter, where he's curated a perfect experience for himself: He follows fascinating people who represent what he cares about, and aggressively mutes what he doesn't care for, including words like "doge," "stonk," and "Gamestop.""It's a melting pot of crap, just like my brain," he says.On today's show, Ed puts talks about four of his favorite accounts on Twitter: A baseball analyst who seems like a genuinely fun person to hang out with; a talented videographer who makes cool stuff look cooler; a musician/webcomic artist who might kick your ass (at the right place and right time); and a corporate account that posted the greatest tweet in the history of Twitter.And on our Patreon page, you can pledge any amount of money to get access to Follow Friday XL — our members-only podcast feed with exclusive bonus follows. We had recorded a bonus follow with Ed for the page, but it's already available to the public in this episode. Also:Follow Ed @edzitron on Twitter and subscribe to his newsletter, Where's Your Ed AtFollow us @FollowFridayPod on Twitter and InstagramFollow Eric @heyheyesj on TwitterTheme song written by Eric Johnson, and performed by Yona Marie. Show art by Dodi Hermawan.Thank you to our amazing patrons: Jon, Justin, Amy, Yoichi, Elizabeth, Sylnai, and Matthias

38mins

11 Mar 2022

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#30 Four super-weird accounts you should follow (ft. Ed Zitron, Allegra Frank, Kevin Roose, and Freddie Wong)

Follow Friday

Patreon: Patreon.com/followfridayLeave a review: LoveThePodcast.com/followfriday~Hello again Follow Friday listeners! Today's show is another compilation of recommendations from previous episodes. This time, they're all from the weirdest corners of the internet. You can find links to all of them below, along with the original episodes they came from. Enjoy!greengiant_es (recommended by Ed Zitron from EZPR)George Ice Cube (recommended by Allegra Frank from Slate)The Horse Mafia (recommended by Kevin Roose from the New York Times)its557am (recommended by Freddie Wong from RocketJump)Follow us:- This show is on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok @followfridaypod- Eric is on Twitter @heyheyesjTheme song written by Eric Johnson, and performed by Yona Marie. Show art by Dodi Hermawan. Thank you to our amazing patrons: Jon, Justin, Amy, Yoichi, and Elizabeth

31mins

20 Aug 2021

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PR Yourself and Avoid Cancel Culture with Ed Zitron

PR Yourself with Leah Frazier

On this episode of PR Yourself, we sit down with Ed Zitron of EZ-PR to chat all things PR and media outreach, but things take an interesting turn when we get real about cancel culture: what is it, how brands get caught within its web, and how it can be avoided. Ed doesn't shy away from naming names and dishing out the game on what we're coining as the "realest" PR Yourself episode to date. Ed Zitron is the Founder and CEO of EZPR, a national media relations firm focusing on consumer tech startups. He has authored two best selling books, This Is How You Pitch and Fire Your Publicist and was named one of Business Insider’s Top 10 PR people in tech.Follow Ed on Twitter for more "keepin' it real" moments at @EdZitron.Support the show

51mins

30 Jun 2021

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It's Time to Mount an Information Offensive (6/19/21) ft/ Ed Zitron

Posting Through It

Joining SH!TPOST is P.R. guy, writer, and Joker-meme enthusiast Ed Zitron, who wrote a fantastic essay this week that confronts the ways newsrooms have failed to respond to bad-faith internet harassment campaigns against their reporters made in service of right-wing political causes. Major outlets still have no real answer to the ongoing problem and have filled in the void with public statements that often accomplish less than nothing. Ed offers a few solutions of his own.Follow Ed Zitron: @edzitronRead Ed’s writing on Substack: ez.substack.comIf you liked this episode, consider subscribing! You’ll help support the show and get access to biweekly newsletters between episodes. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit shtpost.substack.comSupport the showSubscribe to the Posting Through It newsletter

44mins

19 Jun 2021

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