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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.

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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.

Head over to patreon.com/maekan if you're interested in supporting us and being part of our larger community which includes regular newsletters and a vibrant Discord community.

    176: 'It's O.K. not to be O.K.’ and the inner ring of the internet

    176: 'It's O.K. not to be O.K.’ and the inner ring of the internet

    Charis and Eugene talk about Naomi Osaka’s essay in TIME magazine that elaborates on her relationship to the press and the subject of the mental health of athletes. They also discuss an article about “the inner ring” of the internet and how that affects the creative work you do.



    00:07:35 'It's O.K. not to be O.K.’

    00:30:58 The inner ring



    Naomi Osaka: 'It's O.K. Not to Be O.K.'

    The Inner Ring of The Internet by Ali Montag



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    • 55 min
    175: NCAA athletes can start making money and Lachlan Morton’s alternative Tour de France

    175: NCAA athletes can start making money and Lachlan Morton’s alternative Tour de France

    Eugene and Charis do an episode completely on sports. They talk about the new NCAA ruling that allows student athletes to make money in whatever way they like: co-founding businesses, as YouTubers, as country singers, etc. They also discuss Australian cyclist Lachlan Morton’s attempt to ride the full Tour de France route on his own with no support and to beat the peloton to Paris.



    00:03:39 NCAA

    00:22:40 Alt Tour



    Let's make a deal: NCAA athletes cashing in on name, image and likeness by Dan Murphy

    Lachlan Morton is bikepacking the entire Tour de France route, transfers included by Iain Treloar



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    • 37 min
    174: Video game writing and apparel sizing issues

    174: Video game writing and apparel sizing issues

    Charis and Eugene talk about new Kotaku editor-in-chief Patricia Hernandez’s letter to readers on the subject of the future of video games and video game writing. They also discuss erratic sizing within the fashion industry and the sustainability as well as psychological issues that creates.



    00:04:33 Video game writing

    00:24:12 Sizing issues



    Hello Kotaku, It's Me, Your New EIC by Patricia Hernandez

    How fashion’s erratic sizing is fuelling a clothing waste crisis by Sophie Benson



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    • 41 min
    173: Flaws with venture capital and curation as brand strategy

    173: Flaws with venture capital and curation as brand strategy

    Eugene and Charis talk about why the funding model of venture capital is flawed and doesn’t build the things society needs. They also discuss the rise of curation as a strategy brands and individuals are adopting, plus what makes for good curation.



    00:04:33 Venture capital

    00:23:38 Curation



    Why venture capital doesn’t build the things we really need by Elizabeth MacBride

    Creativity is dead, long live curation by Ana Andjelic



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    • 45 min
    172: Cohort-based courses and the Barbell Strategy

    172: Cohort-based courses and the Barbell Strategy

    Charis and Eugene talk about cohort-based courses as compared to massively open online courses. They also discuss the Barbell Strategy method of balancing security and risk as a structure for creative careers.



    00:04:00 Cohort-based courses

    00:28:18 The Barbell Strategy



    The Barbell Strategy: How Not to Be a Starving Artist by Richard Meadows

    In Online Ed, Content Is No Longer King—Cohorts Are by Wes Kao



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    • 50 min
    171: The internet is flat and the cooperation economy

    171: The internet is flat and the cooperation economy

    Eugene and Charis discuss how the nature of the internet collapses time, space, and context, resulting in a volatile environment that breeds bad faith discussions with no room for nuance or complexity. They also talk about the cooperation economy as the next phase of the creator economy/the passion economy.



    00:03:28 The internet is flat

    00:22:25 The cooperation economy



    The internet is flat. by Charlie Warzel

    The Cooperation Economy Or How to Build a Liquid Super Team by Packy McCormick



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    • 45 min

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