Episode 1

Published on:

31st Aug 2022

Pilot - Apple, Facebook, NFT Communities, Quiet Quitting

In this inaugural episode Brian and Troy discuss who's the biggest asshole, Apple or Facebook? Also, is quiet quitting a thing and if so, is it bad? Plus, Game of Thrones, The Six Million Dollar Man, and watching ads in Saskatchewan.


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Troy: That's cool, but that's not very social, is it?

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Troy: Yeah, lots of them, but you I'm

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Troy: My son's [:

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Brian: oh, that's good. Um, all right. We gotta leave it there because I have to sell.

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Brian: I dunno, I have to go[:

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Troy: You, you have it for sure. By the way, I think you can find it. Yes.

Brian: awesome. Let's leave it there cuz I gotta talk without brain.

Troy: [:

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People vs Algorithms
A podcast for curious media minds.
Uncovering patterns of change in media, culture, and technology, each week media veterans Brian Morrissey, Alex Schleifer and Troy Young break down stuff that matters.
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