34 min

Being on Top Operator

    • Society & Culture

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ATN’s business is at its peak, but a national exposé on Dateline brings unwanted attention to the 1-900 industry. Pardes thinks there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but Michael Self disagrees and starts looking for a way out.




Series produced by Daryl Freimark and Michael Gottwald

Created by Daryl Freimark and Michael Connors

Editor: Chloe Prasinos

Sound Design, Scoring, Mix: Jeff Schmidt

Executive Producers: Michael Connors, Daryl Freimark, Michael Gottwald, Chloe Prasinos

Executive Producers for Topic Studios: Maria Zuckerman, Christy Gressman, Lisa Leingang, and Leital Molad

Executive Producers for Wondery: Erin O’Flaherty, Marshall Lewy, Jen Sargent




Support us by supporting our sponsors!

Talkspace- Match with a licensed therapist at talkspace.com, and get $100 off your first month with promo code OPERATOR

Simplisafe- Operator listeners get 40% off an entire security system at simplisafe.com/Operator

Modern Fertility- Get $20 off your fertility test when you go to ModernFertility.com/CALLME  




See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

ATN’s business is at its peak, but a national exposé on Dateline brings unwanted attention to the 1-900 industry. Pardes thinks there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but Michael Self disagrees and starts looking for a way out.




Series produced by Daryl Freimark and Michael Gottwald

Created by Daryl Freimark and Michael Connors

Editor: Chloe Prasinos

Sound Design, Scoring, Mix: Jeff Schmidt

Executive Producers: Michael Connors, Daryl Freimark, Michael Gottwald, Chloe Prasinos

Executive Producers for Topic Studios: Maria Zuckerman, Christy Gressman, Lisa Leingang, and Leital Molad

Executive Producers for Wondery: Erin O’Flaherty, Marshall Lewy, Jen Sargent




Support us by supporting our sponsors!

Talkspace- Match with a licensed therapist at talkspace.com, and get $100 off your first month with promo code OPERATOR

Simplisafe- Operator listeners get 40% off an entire security system at simplisafe.com/Operator

Modern Fertility- Get $20 off your fertility test when you go to ModernFertility.com/CALLME  




See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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