With Friends Like These

Blame Walmart with Sarah Marshall

Blame Walmart with Sarah Marshall

With Friends Like These - November 29, 2019 - 57:15

This week, host of the You’re Wrong About podcast, Sarah Marshall (@Remember_Sarah) joins Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) to talk about the only American holiday spookier than Halloween, Black Friday. Ana and Sarah discuss misconceptions about the history of the holiday, and how it turned into the capitalist dystopian hell we all know and love. Afterwards, they talked about the intersection of class and the division that the holiday creates. Finally, they talked about the science of crowd control, and why we need to pressure corporations to make ethical changes. Listen this week for some Black Friday tips on shopping and dealing with borderline angry mobs; Worst comes to worst, just start singing some Celine Dion and hopefully the crowd will calm down! Interested in articles Sarah talked about?Click here for Jdimytai Damour’s story.Click here for a story on the power of crowds.Have any questions about family and politics you want answered on the show? Email withfriendslikepod@gmail.com! Thanks to our sponsors!Stamps.com brings all the services of the U.S. Postal Service right to your computer. Whether you’re a small office sending invoices, an online seller shipping out products, or even a warehouse sending thousands of packages a day, Stamps.com can handle it all with ease. There’s NO risk, with my promo code, FRIENDS, you get a special offer that includes a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale. No long term commitments or contracts. Just go to Stamps.com, click on the Microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in FRIENDS.ThirdLove uses data points generated by millions of women who have taken their Fit Finder quiz, to design bras with breast size and shape in mind for a perfect fit and premium feel. More sizes than most other brands: ThirdLove offers more than 80 sizes, including their signature half-cup sizes. Go to THIRDLOVE.com/FRIENDS now to find your perfect-fitting bra… and get 15% off your first purchase!

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On this season of With Friends Like These, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, host Ana Marie Cox looks at post-Trump America and tries to find models for how we forgive people, and if we should.

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