202 episodes

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.

Making It Up MAEKAN

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

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.

    202: Collectability, cooperation, and capitalism

    202: Collectability, cooperation, and capitalism

    Charis and Eugene talk about NFTs, collectability, anti-capitalist capitalists, missing counterculture, and individualism. 

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    Links:

    The NFT Collector | Richard Kim in Right Click Save

    Hope Beyond Rugged Individualism by Tara McMullin

    14 Warning Signs That You Are Living in a Society Without a Counterculture by Ted Gioia

    The young, rich, anti-capitalist capitalists by Whizy Kim 


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    201: Over-Optimizing Creative Work & GeoGuessr

    201: Over-Optimizing Creative Work & GeoGuessr

    Eugene and Charis talk about efficiency, over-optimization, having slack (not the service) or intentionally holding your feet to the fire.

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    200: First Twitch livestream

    200: First Twitch livestream

    Charis and Eugene catch each other up about the last three months of their lives, discuss the move to Twitch, and overcome tech troubles.



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    199: Pierogis and buy nothing

    199: Pierogis and buy nothing

    Eugene and Charis discuss Buy Nothing groups/movement and what a change in platform means for their participants. They also talk about Kevin LaBuz’s article “Grandma’s Pierogis” about how corporate culture is created and knowledge passed on.



    00:04:47 Buy nothing

    00:20:49 Pierogis



    #107 - Grandma’s Pierogies from Below the Line by Kevin LaBuz

    Buy Nothing exploded on Facebook — now it wants a platform of its own by Mia Sato



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    198: Brunello Cucinelli slow growth and the Theranos trial

    198: Brunello Cucinelli slow growth and the Theranos trial

    Charis and Eugene talk about the attitude of the team behind the Italian luxury fashion brand Brunello Cucinelli toward growth and family business. They also discuss the conviction of Elizabeth Holmes, former founder and CEO of the health tech company Theranos, in a trial that ended in January.



    00:04:19 Brunello Cucinelli

    00:23:47 Theranos



    Brunello Cucinelli says 2021 growth spurt “not rational” by Luke Leitch

    The Dropout, a podcast hosted by Rebecca Jarvis produced by ABC News



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    197: Attention and tribalism

    197: Attention and tribalism

    Eugene and Charis discuss what it means to pay close attention to anything. They also talk about the benefits of tribalism.



    00:10:22 Attention

    00:30:37 Tribalism



    attending to the other by Jasmine Wang

    The Myth of Tribalism by Dominic Packer and Jay Van Bavel



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    • 46 min

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