59 - Drake Releases ‘More Life,’ Culture Jamming ‘Ghost in the Shell,’ and Germany to Fine Tech Companies Ignoring Harassment

What's Up?

“Ghost in the Shell's latest critic: its own viral marketing tool,” The Verge

What’s Up?

“Drake’s More Life Might Be The Key To The Music Industry’s Future,” The Fader

What’s Next?

“Germany’s Flawed Plan to Fight Hate Speech by Fining Tech Giants Millions,” Wired

Diggin’ in the Crates

P: UK Soul artist Omar

W: “Passion Fruit,” off Drake’s “More Life.”

Ron Howard’s “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week,” 2016 Music/Documentary

M: “ An End to Suffering,” by Pankaj Mishra

58 - Heinz Uses Don Draper’s Ad, Establishment Atlanta’s Resistance to Trap, and Sage Steele Doesn’t Wants NBA Players to Use N-Word

Brand Eff Up:

“Twitter Reacts to Sage Steele Getting Mad Because Iguodala Said N*gga at Presser,” Black Sports Online

What’s Up?

“Heinz Taps Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce for Campaign (Yes, Really),” Creativity Online

What’s Good?

“Trap Music Keeps Atlanta On Hip-Hop's Cutting Edge. Why Can't The City Embrace It?” NPR Diggin’ in the Crates:

P: British TV shows: “Dead Set,” “Chewing Gum,” Catastrophe”

M: “Born Fi' Dead: A Journey Through The Jamaican Posse Underworld,” Laurie Gunst

57 - Banksy Opens West Bank Hotel, Ben Carson Thinks Of Slaves As Immigrants, and Nike Air Max Turns Thirty

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Brand Eff Up:

Ben Carson Refers to Slaves as ‘Immigrants’ in First Remarks to HUD Staff,” NY Times

What’s Up?

“7 Peculiar Photos From Inside Banksy's Controversial New Hotel,” BravoTV

What’s Next?

“Nike Is Releasing an Anniversary Edition Air Max 1 OG Celebrating 30 Years of Air Max,” High Snobiety

DitC:

M: “The age of humanism is ending,” Achille Mbembe

P: Everything I Know: 42 Hours of Buckminster Fuller’s Visionary Lectures Free Online (1975)

56 - NFL Players “Too Urban” For London Club, Black Culture's Mainstream Consistency, and Basking In Uber's Terrible Year

Brand Eff Up?

“Popular London Nightclub Bans NFL Stars For Being ‘Too Urban,’” Blavity

What’s Up?

“Reflecting On One Very, Very Strange Year At Uber,” Susan J. Fowler

What’s Next?

“For us by us? The mainstream appeal of black content,” Nielsen

P: “Big Love” (HBO, Starring Bill Paxton)

Can Uber Deliver? Naked Capitalism

B: Flashdance (1983)

M: Hell or High Water (2016)

55 - Asics Turns Runners Into Detectives, Denmark's Magic Food-Waste Reduction, and Trump's Dept. of Education Can't Spell

Brand Eff Up:

“Betsy DeVos' Department of Education misspells W.E.B. Du Bois' name, then misspells its apology,” Mashable

What’s Up?

“Asics Invites Runners to Turn Detective in Experiential L.A. Adventure,” Creativity Online

What’s Next?

“How Did Denmark Spark Its Miraculous Food-Waste Reduction?” Fast Company Exist

Diggin in the Crates:

P: “Life & Livin' It,” Album by Sinkane

M: “The Young Pope” on HBO

54 - Porn Gets Serious On Sex Ed, Atlanta Police Shouldn't Tweet Beyoncé, and Superbowl Ads: Worth It?

Brand Eff Up:

“Atlanta Police Apologize For Dumb Beyoncé Pregnancy Tweet,” Stereogum

What's Up?

Superbowl Ads: Still worth it?

What’s Next

“Pornhub just launched a sex ed portal for its users,” Engadget

DitC:

G: “Getting to Yes,” by Bruce Patton, Roger Fisher, and William Ury and

“No Favors,” Big Sean feat Eminem

P: “Little Fictions,” album by Elbow

M: “Jihad vs. McWorld,” by Benjamin Barber

53 - The Rousing Success of #DeleteUber, Big Data in the Trump Campaign, Sage Steele: Sports' Stacey Dash?

Brand Eff Up: 
”Meet Sage Steele: The Stacey Dash of Sports Media,” Daily Beast

What’s Up?
“Lyft Beats Uber for First Time in App Store, But Under Capitalism All Choice Is Meaningless,” Gizmodo

"Uber CEO quits Trump's economic advisory council," USA Today

What’s Next?

“The Data That Turned the World Upside Down,”

iggin’ in the Crates
P: “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” by Dee Brown and “An Indigenous Poeples' History of the United States,” by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
R: “Dawn,” by Octavia Butler
Michael: “Youth Need Values and Dreams,” Scott Atran
Matt: @MerriamWebster
S: "No God but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam," by Reza Aslan

51 - Live at IgnitionOne: Snapchat Spurns Influencers, Don’t Play for Trump, and Migos Memes the Charts

Recorded Thursday, January 26, 2017 at IgnitionOne in downtown NYC. With crew member Wosny Lambre.

Brand Eff Up:

“India.Arie: “I Stand Up for Chrisette Michele” After Trump Performance,” Pitchfork

What’s Up?

“Rain Drop, Drop Top: The Best Migos "Bad and Boujee" Memes,” HotNewHipHop

What’s Next?

“Snapchat Plays Hard to Get With Celebrities and Influencers,” NY Times

Diggin’ in the Crates:

P: Massive Attack, “Mezzanine”

W: “The Americans,” on FX

M: “John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy,” by Luke Mayville

50 - Millennials in the Workplace, Mississippi City Muffs MLK Day, and Will Sky Farms Save Us?

Brand Eff Up?

“The internet just can't believe what this Mississippi city calls MLK Day,” Mashable

What’s Up?

Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace on YouTube

What’s Next?

“THE VERTICAL FARM,” New Yorker

Diggin’ in the Crates:

P: “Newhart,” (1982-1990) “Batman Writers Bible”

E: StartUp podcasts series on Dov Charney.

M: “Blue Ocean Strategy,” by Renée Mauborgne and W. Chan Kim

@ErinMStyles

 

49 - Twitter Still Hamstrung By Abusive Users, Class and Race on Television, and Trump Wants a N*gger Navy?

Brand Eff Up:

“Yahoo accidentally reports Trump wants a ‘n*gger navy’ — and Black Twitter hilariously pounces,” RawStory

What’s Up?

“I've left Twitter. It is unusable for anyone but trolls, robots and dictators.” The Guardian

“Twitter's abuse problem is reportedly part of the reason Disney chose not to buy it,” Business Insider

“Moral panic over fake news hides the real enemy – the digital giants,” The Guardian

“THE PROPAGANDA ABOUT RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA,” New Yorker

What’s Next?

“What TV Says About Race and Money,” NY Times
 

Diggin’ in the Crates

P: Movies, “Lords of Dogtown” (2005), “Dogtown and Z-Boys”

S: “Wall Writers” (2016)

M: “Liquid Modernity,” by Zygmunt Bauman (2013)

48 - Racial Indulgences For Guilty White People, French Workers Win Victory Over Email, and the Internet Eats Telcos

Brand Eff Up:

“Guilty White Liberals Are Purchasing Racial Indulgences,” NY Mag

What’s Up?

“French workers win legal right to avoid checking work email out-of-hours,” Guardian

What’s Next?

“How Amazon, Google, and Facebook Will Bring Down Telcos,” WIRED

Diggin’ in the Crates:

Phil: “The Power Broker,” by Robert Caro

Michael: Bojack Horseman on Netflix

Matt: “The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America,” by Ethan Michaeli

44 - NY Times’ Hardly-Diverse Newsroom, Dropbox's Hardly-Diverse Diversity Photo, and Free Cash in Finland

Brand Eff Up?

“Dropbox panned for 'diversity' tweet depicting mostly white people,” SF Gate

What’s Up?

“Preaching the Gospel of Diversity, but Not Following It,” NY Times

What’s Next?

“Free Cash in Finland. Must Be Jobless” NY Times

Diggin’ in the Crates

M: “How Democrats Killed Their Populist Soul,” The Atlantic

P: “Listen Without Prejudice Volume 1,” by George Michael

R: “Uproot,” book by Jace Clayton (DJ Rupture)

43 - Google Invades Cuba, Amazon's Jobless Grocery Stores, and Wonder Woman Out at UN

Brand Eff Up:

“WONDER WOMAN DROPPED AS UN AMBASSADOR FOLLOWING PROTESTS,” Fuse.tv

What’s Up?

“Google Signs Deal With Cuba for Faster Data Access,” Inc.com

What’s Next?

“Amazon’s new grocery store highlights a huge hole in Donald Trump’s promise on jobs” Business Insider

Diggin in the Crates:

P: “The Power Elite,” by C. Wright Mills

G: “I Lie Awake Every Night” by James Vincent McMorrow

M: “Small is Beautiful,” by EF Schumacher

42 - The Oakland Warehouse Fire Tragedy, Priced-Out Culture, and Resist the Turn Against Multiculturalism

Brand Eff Up

“A Japanese theme park thought it was a good idea to freeze 5,000 dead fish in a skating rink,” Washington Post

What's Up?

“Oakland Warehouse Fire: Death Toll Up to 36, Officials 'Absolutely Believe' Number Will Climb,” NBC News

What’s Next?

Michael and Phil take issues with anti-identity politics arguments like this one by Jonathan Haidt

“Why social media is terrible for multiethnic democracies,” Vox

Diggin’ in the Crates:

Phil: SHO

Michael: Adam Curtis, “Oh Dearism

Matt: Chasing Shadows by Ken Hughes (2014)

41 - Snapchat Spectacles’ Successful Rollout, Delta Bans Boisterous Trump Supporter, and Barcelona’s Struggle for the Commons

Brand Eff Up

Delta Slaps Lifetime Ban on Passenger After Pro-Trump Rant,” Bloomberg

What’s Up?

“The marketing genius behind Snap’s new Spectacles,” Recode

What’s Next?

“Barcelona’s Brave Struggle to Advance the Commons,” P2P Foundation

Diggin’ in the Crates

M: “Captain Fantastic” (2016), and “The Four Futures” by Peter Frase (2016)

B: “The Wretched of the Earth,” by Frantz Fanon (1961)

P: Barricade board game (“Malefiz” in German)

On Point - 38 - Oliver Kremer: Dos Toros, Bull in the Burrito Market

Where Dos Toros saw an opening to challenge Chipotle in the burrito market. The regionality of mexican food and the burrito specifically. Risk-tolerance in entrepreneurship. How values-led companies can run into obstacles as scale increases. The perils and advantages of growing.

“Meet Dos Toros, the NYC-Based Burrito Chain That's Not Afraid of Your Chipotle Comparisons,” Entrepreneur

“Dos Toros Is Bullish on Expansion,” Wall Street Journal

40 - Cities vs. Trump, Restaurant Accidentally Hosts Neo-Nazi Meeting, and Reebok Wants the Anti-Trump New Balance Shopper

Brand Eff Up

“D.C. restaurant apologizes after hosting alt-right dinner with ‘Sieg Heil salute,’” Washington Post

What’s Up?

““Cities will be a powerful antidote to Donald Trump”: Social scientist Benjamin Barber on the emergence of a new urban radicalism,” QZ

What’s Next?

“Reebok Wants to Replace Those New Balances You Destroyed,” Esquire

Diggin’ in the Crates

P:  “9 Ways To Protect America In The Age of Trump” by Crew Member Rob Fields

W: “Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA” 2007 book by Tim Weiner and

“The Obama Doctrine,” in The Atlantic

M: “Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001,” By Steve Coll