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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 • 500 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

    Oh, Hello! I Didn't See You There!

    Oh, Hello! I Didn't See You There!

    Is that you? You startled me! I'm Sasha, you might remember me as "the showrunner" from such podcasts as Sounds like MLM but ok, Christmas Ape, and Christmas Ape Goes to Summer Camp!
    Sasha talks about the future of this channel that you're subscribed to. Hang in there, dudes, dudettes, and dudenbies, and listen.
    bullshitjamboree.com
    slmlmbutok.com
    @sashazazzi
    @bullshitjamboree

    • 9 min
    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

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5
500 Ratings

500 Ratings

Blackhartj ,

Such an interesting topic, such a boring delivery

MLMs are predatory garbage and we should all talk about that openly all of the time. But the podcast is so hard to listen to, meandering and unpolished, lots of pauses and dead air as hosts gather their thoughts. Could really use some focus and editing, but I’m grateful the topic is being discussed.

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!

KateriLeigh ,

Adderall

Sasha, any chance u have a problem with adderall? You've mentioned it a lot, which is fine; there's no shame in taking meds (if u can't make ur own neurotransmitters, store bought is fine!). BUT ur speech is v pressured & u interrupt constantly. I can practically see your hands shaking. Maybe ur guests are uncomfortable bc ur crawling out of ur skin & can't sit still & listen (hence interrupting). I'm not judging, I'm just saying ur not hiding it as well as u think. Podcasting aside, it must be hard to relax or have a conversation with u. Do what u feel, always-- just know it's apparent & it's NOT helping ur podcast/interview skills.

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