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With no-holds-barred conversations of all things food, The Foodbeast Katchup aims to find the backstories to your favorite restaurants, food brands, and chefs.

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With no-holds-barred conversations of all things food, The Foodbeast Katchup aims to find the backstories to your favorite restaurants, food brands, and chefs.

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By neha1996 - Mar 19 2019
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I first saw the videos of the podcasts up on YouTube and quickly became obsessed!!

#stinkypizza

By t3ndeep_eats - Feb 27 2019
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Keep up the great work fellas!!

iTunes Ratings

65 Ratings
Average Ratings
60
2
1
2
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Love it!

By neha1996 - Mar 19 2019
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I first saw the videos of the podcasts up on YouTube and quickly became obsessed!!

#stinkypizza

By t3ndeep_eats - Feb 27 2019
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Keep up the great work fellas!!

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Foodbeast Katchup

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With no-holds-barred conversations of all things food, The Foodbeast Katchup aims to find the backstories to your favorite restaurants, food brands, and chefs.

Rank #1: #67: The Trial of Foodbeast vs. The Magical Burger (w/ Bear D'Egidio)

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Foodbeast has made its fair share of enemies in the past, but its not often those foes shows up Foodbeast HQ and hash things out in real time. 
Entrepreneur Bear D'Egidio has seen success in multiple avenues, from paintball parks, to clothing lines.  In his first foray into the food world, he has already created a major buzz with his marshmallow-smothered, flashy Magical Burger. Celebrities across the country traveled to Irvine, California just to try this burger and support D'Egidio. 
Foodbeast was not impressed, and had no interest in covering the colorful burger. 
D'Egidio felt personally attacked and made his way to the Katchup podcast to clear the air, discuss his business acumen, the reception to his loud marketing tactics, and his unorthodox approach to becoming a restaurateur.
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Mar 07 2019

1hr 25mins

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Rank #2: #93: The Most LA of LA Coffee Shops Is Now International [w/ @Alfred]

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Alfred Inc. has become a staple in Los Angeles with Instagram-worthy drinks and a coffee/tea shop experience like no other. Founder Josh Zad jumped on the Foodbeast Katchup podcast, shared how it all came to be, and how he transitioned Alfred's success into a successful international brand, opening Alfred Tea in the heart of Japan. 

Zad also shared how the success of his shops have opened the door to a new Mexican style called "Calidad," that is already being sold in over 600 U.S. locations.

For the first time since the incident, Zad also opened up about the infamous Kawhi Leonard ban and explained the whole situation, trying to finally put the whole thing to rest. 

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Elie Ayrouth (@bookofelie)

Geoffrey Kutnick (@geoffreykutnick)

Your Guest:

Josh Zad (@alfred, @alfredtea, @calidad, @joshfromalfred)

Produced by:

Isai Rocha (@isairocha)

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Sep 12 2019

1hr 22mins

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Rank #3: #81: From Dropout To Serial Restaurateur w/ Andy 'Cool' Nguyen

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Afters Ice Cream is arguably one of the hottest ice cream chains in the world, and was actually Andy Nguyen's first foray into the food and restaurant world.
Before Nguyen changed the ice cream game and became a serial entrepreneur, he was a less-than-impressive student just trying to find his way in this world. 
Nguyen hopped on The Foodbeast Katchup podcast in a very raw interview, talking about his troubles as a high school student, being talked into real estate despite having no knowledge, and eventually discovering that he has a knack for helping build restaurant concepts. 
With over 15 different restaurants under his belt, Nguyen left his mark on Orange County, Los Angeles, and as he revealed in the conversation, the Las Vegas Strip is next. 
Listen to his journey, and how he learned to be an restaurateur on the fly.
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Jun 20 2019

1hr 38mins

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Rank #4: #17: Fried Chicken, Purple Foods, and Halo Top [2017 TRENDS]

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2017 is almost halfway over, so we take a moment to harp on the trends that have rocked our food world this year, to-date. We talk Halo Top ice cream, Fried Chicken, Purple Foods, plant-based foods, rolled ice cream and the future of grocery stores.

Featuring Foodbeast Editor-in-Chief Elie Ayrouth, Foodbeast's own food-science expert Constantine Spyrou, and Foodbeast Writer Evan Lancaster.

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@brokecollegecook -- Constantine

Jun 30 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #5: #64: Exposing Fake Food w/ A Fraud Expert

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If you've ever ordered sushi in Los Angeles, or red snapper fish, well, anywhere, there's a good chance you've been duped and affected by food fraud. Dr. Rosalee Hellberg, food fraud expert out of Chapman University, joins The Katchup to school us on food that is often mislabeled and passed as something else. From seafood to wine, there are sketchy practices being conducted on food all around us. Thankfully, researchers such as Dr. Hellberg are here to discover these fraudulent doings and expose them to the world. 
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Feb 14 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #6: #80: Star Wars Galaxy's Edge: A BREAKdown

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Disneyland's much anticipated Star Wars land, a Galaxy's Edge, has finally opened to the public.
After visiting twice since opening, The Katchup's Elie Ayrouth, a resident Disneyland Annual Passholder has some very specific feedback on the dedicated Star Wars experience. To add fuel to the fire, friend of the podcast Bobby Navarro, another Disney fanatic who's been THREE times, joins in on the fun.
 
Along with Geoff's inquisitive nature, the three breakdown the good, the bad, and the confusedly ridiculous elements of Disneyland's newest land, Star Wars Galaxy's Edge. No food, droid or boba-filled cocktail is left un-sipped on this episode, and we tell you EXACTLY what to spend your money on during your first visit to Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.
 
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Your Hosts:
Elie Ayrouth (@bookofelie)Geoffrey Kutnick (@geoffreykutnick)
 
Your Guests:
Bobby Navarro, Events & PR @ Foodbeast, Also Disney fanatic ( @bobbybeenthere)
 
Produced by:
Isai Rocha (@izzy_serious)
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Jun 17 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #7: #58: Behind The Scenes of Netflix's 'Final Table'

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Chef Timothy Hollingsworth was already considered one of the best chefs in the U.S., his victory in Netflix's The Final Table competition put him in rarefied air. 
Hollingsworth joined The Katchup, and talked about his victory for the very first time since the Netflix series launched in November.
While every cooking competition has notable chefs throwing down head-to-head, Netflix threw its weight into a show with the absolute best of the best, quite literally around the world, and asking them to cook dishes from around the world.
With insane stage setups, a pressure-building premise, and a room full of chefs with crazy accolades, Hollingsworth took the competition in stride, beating out 23 other world-class contestants. 
Chef Tim took us behind the scenes of The Final Table, shared how he paid his dues in the industry even without culinary experience, and what it takes to successfully run a high-end restaurant. 
The Katchup crew also discusses how cooking shows have become background noise of late, and how The Final Table is not only bearable, but for better or worse, it carries the Netflix binge-factor that you don't get from traditional shows on TV.
 
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Your Hosts:
Elie Ayrouth (@bookofelie)Geoffrey Kutnick (@geoffreykutnick)
 
Your Guest:
Timothy Hollingsworth (@cheftimhollingsworth)
 
Produced by:
Isai Rocha (@izzy_serious)
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Email us any questions or thoughts: thekatchup@foodbeast.com

Jan 03 2019

1hr 44mins

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Rank #8: #56: Eating Cannabis: From Sketchy Snacks to Legit Industry

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If you dabble in edibles, there's a good chance you've had a KIVA product. From their Kiva chocolate bars, Camino Gummies, Petra Mints, or the ever popular Terra Bites, the brand has a strong presence in the edibles industry throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, and Illinois.
Kiva Co-Founder, Kristi Knoblich Palmer joined The Katchup, and discussed her dream to create a trusted cannabis product that tastes good as well. Palmer also took us through the stigma that comes with edibles, the company's unique internal drug policies, and why edibles cost so much more than your standard grocery store chocolate or candy. 
Palmer gets in-depth with the hoops that edible companies have to jump through, as the product is one that governments still see as taboo.  
 
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Dec 20 2018

1hr 41mins

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Rank #9: #75: Beyond Meat Goes Public, Vegans Go Mainstream

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Vegans were the bud of jokes for years, but with the rise of plant-based meats, and the announcement that vegan powerhouse Beyond Meat is now being publicly traded, no one is laughing anymore.
From Del Taco to Burger King, plant-based meats are really hitting their stride in major restaurants, and it is becoming a social norm faster than anyone could have predicted. 
On this week's episode we bring in chef Skyler Tanksley, co-founder of Munchies Vegan Diner, and our resident food scientist Constantine Spyrou to break down the current plant-based movement, and what we can expect in the future. 
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May 02 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #10: #60: The Quesadilla Kingpin [w/ @AllFlavorNoGrease]

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From selling weed, to selling candy, and eventually selling quesadillas in his front yard, Keith Garrett, owner of All Flavor No Grease, transformed his life within the rugged streets of Watts, California. What started with fat jokes, being ironically teased by neighborhood friends to sell tacos, turned into a full-fledged business for Garrett.
Many know Chef Keith’s quesadillas, as they have been recognized by fans across the globe, but The Katchup crew wanted to get to know the man behind the grill. In the process, we met Sammy, an alter ego of sorts, and what everyone knew Garrett as growing up. Sammy talked about growing up in the ‘hood, how his quesadillas came to him in a literal dream, and pausing the violence between two of L.A.’s most prominent gangs. 
When it comes to business, that's when "Keith Garrett" comes back to life, as we learned about the value of hospitality, treating everyone like family, and the growing pains of opening his first brick-and-mortar restaurant in Santa Ana, California. 
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Jan 17 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #11: #78: NBA's Secret Eating Habits w/ ESPN's Baxter Holmes

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NBA players are often seen as larger than life personas, and inaccessible, but ESPN Senior Writer Baxter Holmes has found a way to unify them with the common fan, through food. 
Holmes has covered the NBA for nearly a decade, and has uncovered some of the league's biggest eating quirks; from a league-wide obsession with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, to the Portland Trailblazer's almost necessary caffeine addictions. 
The legendary Holmes joins the Foodbeast Katchup Podcast and shares these peculiar moments with us, what led to him pursuing these stories, and how they carry a humanizing effect toward people who are often just seen as figures we watch on TV. 
Holmes goes in-depth in discussing how San Antonio Spurs head coach Greg Popovich has built a special team camaraderie through intimate dinners, how wine became a hobby for several players, and even how he found out Kobe Bryant consumed bone broth as part of his daily health routine.    
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May 23 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #12: #68: She Is The Shrimp Daddy

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On a whim, June Quan quit her job at a law firm, and with no set direction, jumped head first into the food blogging world. Eventually finding herself in the restaurateur world, she co-owns three popular restaurants (Shrimp Daddy, Chichi Dango, and Sip Matcha) in Southern California. 
June joins the Katchup to explain the difficulty of leaving a steady job in order to chase a dream. She details how she used social media to her advantage, building a voice that people can trust, and using that to launch successful restaurant concepts. 
Quan also delves into the process of working with business partners you can trust, and going the "food stall" route with her restaurants. 
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Mar 14 2019

1hr 23mins

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Rank #13: #65: Building Your Own Pizza Experience

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The Pizza Press has taken its build-your-own pizza experience across the country, but it all started in a little shop across from Disneyland. 
Founder and CEO Dara Maleki joins the Katchup and tells how he built the Pizza Press from the ground up, creating a resort-like experience in each restaurant, and why it is important to establish a value-based culture in each shop. 
Maleki also explains the process of franchising, how he came up with the 1920s newspaper theme, and how delivery apps such as Postmates and Uber eats suck businesses dry.
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Feb 21 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #14: #45: Kidnapping Rhett And Link's Chef For A Day

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Rhett and Link's Good Mythical Morning has been one of YouTube's most popular shows for almost eight years, but 2018 saw them put an even larger focus on the culinary side, onboarding chef/author Josh Scherer to create wild foods on set, and take the show to an even higher level as Food Producer. 
Scherer joined The Katchup, explaining what it's like creating insane foods for the show, such as $205 Big Macs, and $255 Crunchwraps. 
Josh is no stranger to wild recipes, creating innovative foods such as ramen doughnuts, pizza waffles, and spicy tuna roll corn dogs under the online moniker of Culinary Brodown. 
The podcast trio also discusses what it takes to write a cook book, the wild ride of online journalism, and low key Los Angeles restaurants you've probably never heard of. 
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3:18- Russian porn site steals Culinary Brodown monkier
5:08- Is college essential to creatives?
12:13- The diminishing value of writers
28:20- Creating 'Dream Foods' for Good Mythical Morning 
37:16- Buzzfeed's recipe stealing problem
45:10- The art of creating in the digital age
52:50- Process of writing a cook book
107:45- building a unique personal brand
108:44- Best L.A. restaurants that don't photograph well
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Oct 04 2018

1hr 23mins

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Rank #15: #3: Orange Chicken is the new Burrito

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This week we brought on Armen Martirosyan, owner of @EatBearded and Co-owner/Chef at Mini Kabob, and Evan Lancaster, Foodbeast Writer and Breakfast Burrito Aficionado. Led by Foodbeast Editor-in-Chief Elie Ayrouth, we discuss Panda Express's new Orange Chicken burritos, our favorite breakfast burritos, and how Burritos are the new culture delivery vessel.

Mar 15 2017

46mins

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Rank #16: #55: The State of Food TV, Post Bourdain

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The passing of Anthony Bourdain left a huge void in the food television landscape, and it is fair to wonder if it will ever be the same.
In this week's episode of The Katchup, Uproxx's Steve Bramucci and Vince Mancini, also host of the FilmDrunk Frotcast, join us in discussing the good, bad and absolutely terrible in food TV, post Bourdain. Bramucci has dabbled in the travel food route himself, and Mancini has built a cult following through his weekly Top Chef Power Rankings.
Personalities like Bourdain, Gordon Ramsay, and Guy Fieri forever changed the landscape of food television, but is is fair to question if the demand is still there. Even Netflix has gone "all in" on food, with its own shows like Chef's Table, Final Table, and an array of classic food programming. 
With so many food shows being created left and right, we dissect the ones that are actually worth your viewership. 
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Dec 13 2018

1hr 30mins

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Rank #17: #90: From Iconic Streetwear To Food Fests w/ Ben Hundreds

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The Hundreds is a pioneer in the Los Angeles streetwear game, and co-founder Ben Shenassafar, AKA Ben Hundreds, joins the Katchup to talk about their new Family Style Food Festival, the stories behind The Hundreds past iconic food collabs, and he also helps us settle the war between Popeyes and Chick-Fil-A’s chicken sandwiches. 
Ben gets into the nitty gritty of putting together the Hundreds Family Style Festival, getting L.A.’s best restaurants such as Howlin’ Rays, Jon & Vinny’s and Felix Trattoria to mix it up with cultural icons such as Chinatown Market, Mr. Cartoon and Joshua Vides. 
Ben also goes into storytime mode, reminiscing over The Hundreds food collabs with the likes of Tapatio and Pepsi. 
The Katchup crew also try the new Popeyes chicken sandwich with Ben, and they all chime in on the current battle going on between the fried chicken icon and Chick-Fil-A. 
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Your Hosts:
Elie Ayrouth (@bookofelie)
Geoffrey Kutnick (@geoffreykutnick)
Your Guest:
Ben Hundreds (@benhundreds, @familystylefest, @thehundreds)
Produced by:
Isai Rocha (@isairocha)
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Aug 22 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #18: #51: Streetwear Is The Blueprint For Today's Restaurateurs

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From 2 hour lines for sandwiches, to trendy merch collabs, today's food world has been heavily influenced by "streetwear" culture.
This week we bring in Miles Canares, who curated the food installation for ComplexCon, and Foodbeast managing editor Reach Guinto, both who cut their teeth in the streetwear world. 
Restaurateurs have created hype using similar tactics that The Hundreds, Supreme, and other popular street brands, as the two cultures collide more than you'd expect.
We discuss the cultural successes of street-inspired food hubs such as Kogi BBQ, After's Ice Cream, and Howlin' Rays. Even Foodbeast itself was inspired by streetwear culture.
As the years go by, the streetwear culture gets more deeply ingrained in food culture, and could continue in the future.
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Nov 15 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #19: #91: Prison Food Culture w/ An Ex-Con

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If you've ever wondered what it's actually like inside a prison's walls; author, entrepreneur and ex-con Andrew Medal jumped on The Foodbeast Katchup podcast to give us an unflitered look.
Fully embracing his checkered past, Medal's new book, "Don't Drop the Soap," details prison culture, slang, and tons of recipes that he had to learn on the fly. 
From sneaking food into his cell to hand-make alcohol, to using trash bags to make ice cream, Medal had to MacGyver his way to a decent meal. He also compares prison food experiences compared to media interpretations.
Medal shared the story of how he ended up in jail, how it affected his businesses, and how he couldn't even get a job at Starbucks after getting out.
Medal also shared his current efforts in prison reform, and tech business efforts.  
Find his book, "Don't Drop the Soap," out now on Amazon.com
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Your Hosts:
Elie Ayrouth (@bookofelie)
Geoffrey Kutnick (@geoffreykutnick)
Your Guest:
Andrew Medal (@andrewmedal)
Produced by:
Isai Rocha (@isairocha)
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Aug 29 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #20: #5: Can This "Fried Chicken" Save the World?

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Meat...grown in a lab?? Memphis Meats created a REAL fried chicken dish without killing a single animal this past week, so you bet we're intrigued.

This episode of the Katchup confronts the ethics and future of lab-grown meats, the state of our country's farming industry, and finding alternative protein sources for humans to eat.

Featuring Evan Marks, the Founder and Director of the Ecology Center, and returning guest Steve Bramucchi of Uproxx.

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Mar 30 2017

1hr 11mins

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