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Making It Up by MAEKAN is a weekly podcast exploring the latest news in the creative world and analyzing how and why it'll impact culture at large.

Making It Up MAEKAN

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Making It Up by MAEKAN is a weekly podcast exploring the latest news in the creative world and analyzing how and why it'll impact culture at large.

    115: Spotify acquires The Ringer and black music in white spaces

    115: Spotify acquires The Ringer and black music in white spaces

    Eugene and Charis talk about Spotify’s recent acquisition of The Ringer and the effects of media consolidation. They also discuss a personal essay that describes the discomfort felt in hearing black music become the default choice for high end spaces and how black music is cherrypicked as being beneficial to commercial spaces.



    00:01:52 Spotify and The Ringer

    00:26:26 Black music



    https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/5/21124201/bill-simmons-the-ringer-spotify-acquistion-podcast-purchase

    https://slate.com/culture/2020/01/black-music-white-restaurants-gyms-shops.html



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    114: “American Dirt” and giving good waiting staff respect

    114: “American Dirt” and giving good waiting staff respect

    Charis and Eugene talk about the complex conversation surrounding “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins (a novel about a Mexican mom and her son fleeing for the United States) which revolves around the question of who should tell what stories. They also discuss the perception of waiting staff in restaurants and what the effects are of good service on dining experiences.



    00:13:44 “American Dirt”

    00:43:09 Good service



    https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/jan/15/restaurant-waiters-front-of-house-service-britain-respect

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/25/arts/american-dirt-jeanine-cummins.html



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    113: Record number of new podcasts in 2019 and the future of fashion PR

    113: Record number of new podcasts in 2019 and the future of fashion PR

    Eugene and Charis discuss what it means for podcasting that there were a record number of new podcasts launched in 2019. They also talk about Brian Phillips deciding to close his art and fashion public relations company Black Frame and the shift in fashion public relations as a whole.



    00:04:34 New podcasts

    00:19:57 Fashion PR



    http://www.insideradio.com/free/there-were-a-record-number-of-podcast-launches-in/article_c86c57e6-305c-11ea-866f-5fc96803d150.html

    https://www.voguebusiness.com/fashion/brian-phillips-closing-black-frame-major-shift-fashion-pr-kenzo-nike



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    112: Forming new habits and the decade in fashion

    112: Forming new habits and the decade in fashion

    Charis and Eugene talk about how to form new habits and, specifically, how to maintain good financial habits. They also discuss the past decade in fashion, including the topics of media fragmentation, online fashion, and democracy in fashion.



    00:03:25 New habits

    00:22:49 Decade in fashion



    https://www.thecut.com/2019/12/how-to-budget-in-the-new-year.html

    https://dieworkwear.com/post/189986615919/how-well-remember-this-decade



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    • 47 min
    111: Shawn Stussy x Dior and Charis’ new podcast “To Bring Back”

    111: Shawn Stussy x Dior and Charis’ new podcast “To Bring Back”

    Eugene and Charis talk about the collaboration between Shawn Stussy and Kim Jones for Dior’s Pre-Fall 2020 collection. They also discuss “To Bring Back”, Charis’ new podcast, and air episode one. You can listen to “To Bring Back” on iTunes, Spotify, and your preferred podcast apps.



    00:06:52 Shawn Stussy x Dior

    00:37:03 To Bring Back



    https://www.gq.com/story/dior-stussy-collab-announcement

    http://tobringback.com

    https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/to-bring-back/id1485009829



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    110: Access instead of ownership and reseller luxury

    110: Access instead of ownership and reseller luxury

    Charis and Eugene talk about an article written by Alex Danco titled “Everything is Amazing, But Nothing is Ours” about how technology has evolved to be about access at the expense of ownership. They also discuss reseller platforms such as The RealReal and what their relationship is to the primary luxury market.



    00:01:05 Nothing is ours

    00:21:53 Reseller luxury

    00:40:18 Banter



    https://alexdanco.com/2019/10/26/everything-is-amazing-but-nothing-is-ours/

    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-11-12/realreal-poshmark-other-resale-sites-are-good-even-for-gucci



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    • 52 min

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