21 episodes

The only podcast dedicated to discussing the predatory & dangerous business practices behind Multi Level Marketing - MLM, the sugarcoated term for "pyramid scheme." We'll be bringing you quality snark, expert guest hosts, & damning evidence that will only make you say YIKES. New episodes each Monday. Subscribe on the platform of your choice - and don't worry, we won't harass you to join our team, call you "hun," or imply you need to lose that baby weight. #antimlmmovement 🚫🔺

Listen, laugh, and become part of the anti-MLM movement.

Transcripts, as soon as they are available, can be found here: http://bit.ly/2GiA5O4

Sounds like MLM but ok Sasha Zazzi

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.3, 464 Ratings

The only podcast dedicated to discussing the predatory & dangerous business practices behind Multi Level Marketing - MLM, the sugarcoated term for "pyramid scheme." We'll be bringing you quality snark, expert guest hosts, & damning evidence that will only make you say YIKES. New episodes each Monday. Subscribe on the platform of your choice - and don't worry, we won't harass you to join our team, call you "hun," or imply you need to lose that baby weight. #antimlmmovement 🚫🔺

Listen, laugh, and become part of the anti-MLM movement.

Transcripts, as soon as they are available, can be found here: http://bit.ly/2GiA5O4

    Was Volo Doing Yoga? Cuz They Were Stretching

    Was Volo Doing Yoga? Cuz They Were Stretching

    We're baaaack, revisiting and updating you on Volo, the spiritual MLM that happened to be our first episode in 2018. What happened to it? Did they really change the lives of one billion people through yoga videos and encouraging people to throw out their antidepressants? Katie Young and Sasha Zazzi gain insight into the most spiritual of Kirby Vacuum Cleaner salesmen, and Jack of All Fails, founder Sean Spencer.
    Produced by Sasha Zazzi
    IT and Technical Development provided by PodcastDaddy
    Advisory Members: Summer Sanders, Ashleigh Walls, Jessica Andrews, Holly Norris, and Caroline Thompson
    Visit our website at slmlmbutok.com for the rest of our social media information, Patreon, and merch!
    Reach out to us: podcast@slmlmbutok.com
    Find us on social media:
    Facebook group - Sounds like MLM but ok (-ay)
    Facebook page - Sounds like MLM but ok podcast
    Twitter: @SLMLMbutok
    Instagram: @SLMLMbutok
    Youtube: soundslikemlmbutok
    Follow our Twitters!
    Katie: @MLMRiot
    Sasha: @sashazazzi
    ALWAYS READ THE FINE PRINT, AND DON'T GET SCAMMED!
     

    • 45 min
    Sex, Lies, and MLM

    Sex, Lies, and MLM

    Happy VERY LATE Valentine's Day, when all your candy is 50% off (and maybe your flowers are dead). We intended for this episode to come out on February 13th, but the amount of technical difficulties was almost like a farce! Sit-com city, here we come! Katie and Sasha discuss the underbelly of some very, uh, "sexy" MLMs that have failed under a sleazy CEO. This episode is 18+.
    HUGE SHOUT OUT TO SARA RISI! Thank you for being a true peach of a fan by donating to our Patreon, and make sure you listen to the end!
    Produced by Sasha Zazzi
    IT and Technical Development provided by PodcastDaddy
    Advisory Members: Summer Sanders, Ashleigh Walls, Jessica Andrews, Holly Norris, and Caroline Thompson
    Visit our website at slmlmbutok.com for the rest of our social media information, Patreon, and merch!
    Reach out to us: podcast@slmlmbutok.com
    Find us on social media:
    Facebook group - Sounds like MLM but ok (-ay)
    Facebook page - Sounds like MLM but ok podcast
    Twitter: @SLMLMbutok
    Instagram: @SLMLMbutok
    Youtube: soundslikemlmbutok
    Follow our Twitters!
    Katie: @MLMRiot
    Sasha: @@sashazazzi
    ALWAYS READ THE FINE PRINT, AND DON'T GET SCAMMED!

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Lularoe's "Bless" of Death: The End of an Alleged Criminal Empire?

    Lularoe's "Bless" of Death: The End of an Alleged Criminal Empire?

    Please visit our website at slmlmbutok.com!

    SPECIAL EDITION EPISODE
    Sasha Zazzi and Katie Young have put together a HUGE episode compiling all lawsuits currently against Lularoe with Becca Peter. Then we get into the nitty gritty of the complaint filed by the Washington Attorney General alleging Lularoe is... a pyramid scheme?! (Well, we'll be damned!) We finish off the episode with Sasha and Lularoe Defective Admin Heather Blithely critically analyzing Lularoe founder Deanne Stidham's tacky and poorly timed "masquerade" ball for her 60th birthday - the day after the pyramid scheme law suit was filed.

    This episode goes above and beyond explaining the hot water LLR is in. We've spent hours consulting people, reading articles, recording, and editing. 
    Make sure you listen to the episode ALL THE WAY to the end! Sasha made the outro music particularly relevant.
    HUGE THANK YOU to BECCA PETER and HEATHER BLITHELY for their research and opinions.
    Please join the new defective Facebook group, Defective Detectives 2.0 - the admins there do great work and they are always the first to break LLR news
    Check out our episodes last year: The Rise and Fall of Lularoe Part 1 with Roberta Blevins and Part 2 With Courtney Harwood
    Business Insider: Washington Attorney General accuses LuLaRoe of operating an illegal 'pyramid scheme' in new lawsuit
    Business Insider: LuLaRoe's founder celebrated her birthday with a lavish masquerade party complete with acrobatic dancers and cardboard caricatures of her face while the company faces multiple lawsuits
    Shut the F**k Up Friday
    HUGE SHOUT OUT TO SARA RISSI! Thank you for being a true peach of a fan by donating to our Patreon, and make sure you listen to the end!
    Produced by Sasha Zazzi
    IT and Technical Development provided by PodcastDaddy
    Advisory Members: Summer Sanders, Ashleigh Walls, Jessica Andrews, Holly Norris, and Caroline Thompson
    Visit our website at slmlmbutok.com for the rest of our social media information, Patreon, and merch!
    Reach out to us: podcast@slmlmbutok.com
    Find us on social media:
    Facebook group - Sounds like MLM but ok (-ay)
    Facebook page - Sounds like MLM but ok podcast
    Twitter: @SLMLMbutok
    Instagram: @SLMLMbutok
    Youtube: soundslikemlmbutok
    Follow our Twitters!
    Katie: @MLMRiot
    Sasha: @ScamBamTYMaam 
    ALWAYS READ THE FINE PRINT, AND DON'T GET SCAMMED!

    • 3 hr 4 min
    "Wachter's" By The Shore

    "Wachter's" By The Shore

    Season 3 is OFFICIALLY HERE! Get your earholes ready because we're going UNDER THE SEA! (Please avoid getting swimmer's ear, though, and definitely do not pet the dolphins.) Katie Young and Sasha Zazzi present: Wachter's, the first MLM. We talk about sea! We talk about land! We talk about how you are a walking ocean! Get ready for the motion of the ocean and some punny sea jokes.
    Music:
    Intro - Ryan Little "Kick, Push"
    Bumper #1: Milk & Bone "Coconut Water"
    Bumper #2: Guantanamo Baywatch "Barbacoa"
    Outro: Shannon & the Clams "Ozmo"
    Produced by Sasha Zazzi
    IT and Technical Development provided by PodcastDaddy
    Advisory Members: Summer Sanders, Ashleigh Walls, Jessica Andrews, and Caroline Thompson
    Visit our website at slmlmbutok.com for the rest of our social media information, Patreon, and merch!
    Reach out to us: podcast@slmlmbutok.com
    Find us on social media:
    Facebook group - Sounds like MLM but ok (-ay)
    Facebook page - Sounds like MLM but ok podcast
    Twitter: @SLMLMbutok
    Instagram: @SLMLMbutok
    Youtube: soundslikemlmbutok
    Follow our Twitters!
    Katie: @MLMRiot
    Sasha: @ScamBamTYMaam 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Hark! The Herald Pyr'mid Scheme

    Hark! The Herald Pyr'mid Scheme

    It's a Festivus Miracle! While you're finishing up dinner, throwing wrapping paper away, avoiding your in-laws by hiding out in the bathroom, and dreading the traffic on the drive back - we have a last minute present for you! Here's our Holiday Bonanza episode! Usually we give you a synopsis, but not today. It's a surprise you have to unwrap with your earholes. (Also Katie and Sasha made donations in your name to the Human Fund.)
    Intro: Billy May - Rudolph Cha Cha
    Bumper 1: Christmas in the Stars title track (full album here for your, uh, enjoyment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzo4QDfJhvA&list=PL48kxp7t6vm9yFz9Dd0oVzCaiKflKvAgz)
    Bumper 2: Capitol City Orchestra - Cha Cha All the Way
    Bumper 3: Eddie Dunsteder - Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
    Bumper 4: Al Caiola and Riz Ortolani - Holiday on Skis
    Outro: RUN-DMC - Christmas in Hollis
    Produced by Sasha Zazzi
    IT and Technical Development provided by PodcastDaddy
    Advisory Members: Summer Sanders & Ashleigh Walls
    Visit our website at slmlmbutok.com for the rest of our social media information, Patreon, and merch!
    Reach out to us: podcast@slmlmbutok.com
    Find us on social media:
    Facebook group - Sounds like MLM but ok (-ay)
    Facebook page - Sounds like MLM but ok podcast
    Twitter: @SLMLMbutok
    Instagram: @SLMLMbutok
    Youtube: soundslikemlmbutok
    Follow our Twitters!
    Katie: @MLMRiot
    Sasha: @ScamBamTYMaam 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Herbalies: An Interview with Julie Contreras, Featured Advocate in "Betting On Zero"

    Herbalies: An Interview with Julie Contreras, Featured Advocate in "Betting On Zero"

    Happy Thanksgiving! Got a turkey to cook? Put this on in the background. Got to hit the road to see family? You know you're going to be stuck in traffic forever, so pass the time with SLMLMbutok! 
    Sasha and Katie sit down with special guest Julie Contreras who is the commissioner of League of United Latin American Citizens of Illinois’ Immigrant Affairs Commission. She is one of the most outspoken advocates protecting the Latinx community from being exploited by Herbalife. "Betting on Zero", the critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary that uncovers the controversy over both the short and Herbalife's business practices, highlights her quest for reparations and justice.
    Produced by Sasha Zazzi
    IT and Technical Development provided by PodcastDaddy
    Advisory Members: Summer Sanders & Ashleigh Walls
    Visit our website at slmlmbutok.com for the rest of our social media information, Patreon, and merch!
    Need holiday gifts? We got the shop stocked with more to come! Just Say No shirts and buttons, Boomer the Purr-a-Mid Scheme Tabby mugs and clothing, and ... perhaps some holiday cards? They're in the works!
    Produced by Sasha Zazzi
    IT and Technical Development provided by PodcastDaddy
    Advisory Members: Summer Sanders & Ashleigh Walls
    Our NEW website! Donate to our Patreon (we've got great rewards!) or buy some merch.
    BOOMER MERCH IS COMING, IF NOT ALREADY OUT BY THE TIME THIS EPISODE DROPS. This is our new hub - you can find all of our social media here, too: slmlmbutok.com
    Reach out to us: podcast@slmlmbutok.com
    Find us on social media:
    Facebook group - Sounds like MLM but ok (-ay)
    Facebook page - Sounds like MLM but ok podcast
    Twitter: @SLMLMbutok
    Instagram: @SLMLMbutok
    Youtube: soundslikemlmbutok
    Follow our Twitters!
    Katie: @MLMRiot
    Sasha: @ScamBamTYMaam 

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5
464 Ratings

464 Ratings

Eeks101 ,

Please do one on Beachbody

Are you guys around anymore? Just listened to the two podcasts on Lularoe - part 1 and part 2. Not bad! Please do a podcast on Beachbody!

TessaTillett ,

Content is interesting, production is poor

I think diving into MLMs is a really interesting topic, but the interviews are waaaay too long, repetitive, and the interviewers are inexperienced with the questions asked and talk over each other frequently. I really want to enjoy this though because I think they’ve found a subject that you can really dive into in a fascinating way!

thereisaa0 ,

Questions

More concise and focused list of questions for guest would help a lot. This can be a fascinating topic if more to the point and less diversions.

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