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Episode 28 - The Streaming (Consolidation) Wars

Will Netflix Survive?

In The Media & Twittersphere There Is An Accelerating Trend: The Streaming Wars...

Is This Really A War? Or, Is This Just A Duel, A Sparring, At This Point?

And If A War Ensues, Can Netflix Survive? Is Netflix Even A Viable Business Model, At This Point?

A Sometimes Snarky Investigation Ensues...

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Works Cited:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-comcast-hulu/disney-takes-control-of-hulu-to-challenge-netflix-amazon-idUSKCN1SK1KI

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/14/18623082/att-streaming-warnermedia-netflix-hulu-friends-er-disney-comcast-nbc-universal

http://howardlindzon.com/the-streaming-wars/

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-23/netflix-selling-another-2-billion-junk-bonds-fund-war-disney

https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/04/22/netflix-incs-cash-flow-guidance-is-scary.aspx

https://www.wsj.com/articles/netflix-battles-rivals-for-its-most-watched-shows-friends-and-the-office-11556120136?mod=hpleadpos5

https://movieweb.com/netflix-losing-money-no-ads/

https://www.thedrum.com/news/2019/05/29/72-brits-against-ads-netflix-39-would-cancel-or-move-if-it-introduced-them

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From GenX To GenZ: Debt & The Gig Economy

A Mini-Podcast

A Sarcastic And Satirical Quick Take On How Multiple Generations Got Addicted To The Debt And Lies Of The Corporatocracy...

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Works Cited:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6998169/Drivers-Uber-competitor-Lyft-plan-two-hour-strike-pay-ahead-Ubers-IPO.html

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Update! Newsletter! And BigC Sports Take!

Upcoming New Episodes And A Newsletter! Want Cynicisms Delivered To Your Inbox? Let's Go Old School Internet With A Newsletter!

Also, A BigC Sports Take On Lebron!

(Note...this sports take was prepared for an old, unreleased weekly cynic ep)

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Episode 26 - The Dying Dead Media

A Sometimes Brutal, Sometimes Snarky Investigation Of Our Recent Legacy And Millennial Media Implosion.

At The End Of January 2019, Legacy And Millennial Media Had A Massive Bout Of Layoff Fever... Our Media Pundits Were Surprised. Why? They're Delusional. Over The Last Few Months, Numerous Articles Laid Out How The Foundation Of Our Internet, The Analytics And Advertising Is Rigged… Yup, All Those Numbers Legacy And Millennial Media Rely On For Monies…

The Internet Is Rigged.

Also, What Is The Future Of News, Writing And Media?

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Works Cited:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-01/vice-joins-digital-media-bloodbath-new-ceo-cuts-10-staff-shifts-focus-film

https://www.businessinsider.com/2019-media-layoffs-job-cuts-at-buzzfeed-huffpost-vice-details-2019-2

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/12/a-generation-of-digital-media-darlings-prepares-for-a-frigid-winter

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/business/media/buzzfeed-jonah-peretti-mergers.html#commentsContainer

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2018/09/24/vox-media-misses-revenue-goal-more-15-percent/

https://www.businessinsider.com/restoration-hardware-ceo-online-ad-spending-2017-9

https://www.businessinsider.com/2019-media-layoffs-job-cuts-at-buzzfeed-huffpost-vice-details-2019-2#gannett-400-jobs-january-23-6

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-rise-of-fake-news-is-producing-a-record-number-of-journalism-majors-2018-03-19

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Episode 25 - Memories Of Backyard Football

A Short Story Of Sound & Music

As An Only Child, I Had To Entertain Myself...

I Was Just A Kid Running Around In Their Parents Backyard Playing Football.

But, It Was So Much More Than Just Football.

An Experimental Episode With Music & Sound Effects...

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"Frost Waltz (Alternate)" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Hard Boiled" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Teddy Bear Waltz" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Long Stroll" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Episode 24 - 8 Strategies For The Soulless Future

You Like Satirical TEDTalks?

My Keynote Speech At Last Year's New Planet Festival

Topics Discussed: Human Soul, WiFi, 5G, Artifical Intelligence, 3D Printed Organs, GMOs, Planet Earth, Nature, RFID Implants, Facial Recognition, SMART Devices, Richard Feynman, Molecular Nano-Technology

Episode Written By: JM Fisher

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Speech Intro: Elysium Short: Apple GarageBand Royalty Free Loop

Works Cited:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jan/23/faking-it-how-selfie-dysmorphia-is-driving-people-to-seek-surgery

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Episode 23 - Career Slaves And Love Robots

I Delve Into Some Accelerating Trends & Articles About Tired And Stressed American Workers And Lonely Men And Their Love Robots.

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Works Cited:

https://www.economist.com/business/2018/11/24/americans-need-to-take-a-break

https://unherd.com/2019/01/the-worlds-most-successful-people-get-enough-sleep/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/artcarden/2018/12/29/what-does-bussing-your-own-restaurant-table-show-about-minimum-wages/#56b7508a763a

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/01/01/2019-one-year-closer-to-the-sex-robot-revolution/

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7962025/sex-dolls-better-than-real-women/

https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/31/this-clever-ai-hid-data-from-its-creators-to-cheat-at-its-appointed-task/

https://hackaday.com/2019/01/03/cheating-ai-caught-hiding-data-using-steganography/

https://hotair.com/archives/2019/01/03/ai-program-hides-data-programmers-cheat-assigned-task/

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Episode 22 - Conspiracy, Predictions, Cyclists And Podcasting Advice

Reader And Listener Mail

I Answer Reader & Listener Mail... Or, Do It? Giving My Opinion On The Q Conspiracy Theory And Equating It To Older GenX Conspiracies... I Rant About Lance Armstrong Cyclists, Give My Predictions For 2019 And Give Some Realistic Advice And Thoughts On The Whole Podcasting Industry.

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Works Cited:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NESARA

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TheNewYorkTimesBestSellerlist

https://medium.com/@JamesCridland/the-apple-podcasts-chart-is-screwed-how-should-we-replace-it-90d8fdbe4b15

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A Holiday Update

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I'm Still Here! New Episode In January 2019... And, A New Direction For The Podcast

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