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Jill Salzman wants no part of the traditional business landscape. Also, she can't stop shouting, especially when it comes to biz advice. "Why Are We Shouting?" tackles the A’s to every mom entrepreneur’s Q’s when it comes to running a company and lets you in on the stories along the way. Jill ponders the big questions of our day: “How can I grow my business without losing my mind?” “Why can’t my kids stop whining when I’m on an important call?” "How long will it take before Stephen Colbert's ...
 
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Remember Jodi Arias? Remember why her trial back in 2013 captivated so many and made so many headlines? I'd forgotten. But I sure remember now. Most people have either dated someone like Jodi, or known someone who has, or... been that person. The girl who just doesn't seem to understand the difference between someone just wanting to hook up with he…
 
What’s In This Episode: Have you ever gotten sucked in to a social media ad and made a purchase that sent you straight to Buyer’s RemorseLand? This one’s a tough story about Jill’s experience buying a piece of crap online. It’ll be hard to get through but she tells her story so that you don’t have to. Jill Salzman turns the mundane into inspiration…
 
What’s In This Episode: The last time you were presented with a partnership opportunity, did you ask the right questions before diving in? When we’re asked to do something promising, it’s rare that we ask the tough questions to make sure that it’s a fit for us. But it’s oh so important. Christine Rose knows it all too well. Her big blunder reveals …
 
This guy. Killing mainly in 1929 when he was 46, the final year of his freedom, Peter Kürten would be charged with nine brutal murders and seven attempted murders in 1930, and then executed 1931. Over the course of his depraved life, he'd be sent to prison over and over, for theft, breaking and entering, fraud, army desertion, arson, rape, and then…
 
What’s In This Episode: Have you ever spoken up about something that sent you to regretsville? When we make bold statements or stand up for what we believe in during, say, an interview, there’s often a moment of shame or embarrassment that accompanies the giant leap we just took. This episode is about weathering that internal storm so that you can …
 
So much WTF!?! coming at you today. Wow. Dwight York is a maniac. And a terrible writer. And only a good disco/r&b vocalist if you compare him to other cult leaders who also have dabbled in music. But somehow this two-bit con man strung together around two hundred pamphlets full of his very confusing and constantly changing theology, or "factology"…
 
What’s In This Episode: Have you ever tried to hire someone and it went horribly wrong? Bringing someone into your work world is always a rollercoaster ride full of excitement, anxiety, optimism…and a lot of baggage. This week, Jill talks about how she tried to hire someone recently and…surprise surprise, it didn’t work out. Jill Salzman turns the …
 
Operation Greenup was a covert OSS operation carried out by a special group of men many have called the “real life Inglorious Basterds,” a reference to the 2009 Quentin Tarantino film in which a group of US Jewish soldiers plot to assassinate high-up Nazi leaders. Two Jewish refugees living in Brooklyn - Frederick Mayer and Hans Wynberg, and Franz …
 
What’s In This Episode: Do screens get in the way of spending time with your kids? There’s a lot of advice out there about when to pick up your phone and when to put it down. Screen time causes a lot of friction in many an entrepreneur’s homes. Can we change the conversation about these guilt-creating gadgets so that we can feel at ease around our …
 
My God. This story is so over-the-top, it's hard to accept as true. But sadly, it did happen. For roughly two decades, Fred and Rose West were the patriarch and matriarch of torture, sadism, incest, and death at their horrific British home at 25 Cromwell Street in Gloucester, England. Both Fred and Rose were raised in preposterously incestuous home…
 
What’s In This Episode: Know how to write good copy? Entrepreneurs that write marketing copy often second-guess every sentence that they construct. But what about folks that write for a living? Erin Pennings is a copywriting pro who proves that it's not just you. Her business blunder will help anyone who’s ever had to come up with copy to promote h…
 
Hope you have as fun listening to this one as I had making it! I had no idea prior to digging into this topic, that Lovecraft was so influential on modern horror. Like Stranger Things? Heavily influenced by Lovecraft. Like Stephen King's It? The cosmic monster who presents as Pennywise is a creature who could have come directly from the Cthulhu myt…
 
What’s In This Episode: How are you telling your story? One of the best ways to get the word out about your business is to interview with media outlets of all kinds. When someone learns about you through their trusted source, they’ll be more inclined to check out your website or even buy what you sell. But a lot of entrepreneurs are doing it wrong.…
 
Big episode for a big, complex topic today. PT Barnum has been called the The Greatest Showman on Earth. And he certainly was the most famous promoter of the 19th century. He brought entertainment to millions, and millions loved him for it. He also stirred up a fair amount of controversy and many in the modern day have not looked back kindly on him…
 
Hi Meatsack! You know if you've listened to even one episode that charity is important to us here. We've donated monthly to charities for over three years now, going back to May of 2018. Over $220,000 and counting! And now, I'm sharing an episode of a podcast totally dedicated to giving back - the Real Good podcast. Real Good is a show that started…
 
What’s In This Episode: Are you one of those people that’s good at predicting the next big business craze? Jill’s lived through plenty of fads – those products and people and exercise regimens and diet suggestions that have come and go. We know what they are once they’ve gone bust, but it’s hard to tell a hot trend from something sensational that’s…
 
The Great Pyramid of Giza. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Colossus of Rhodes. The Lighthouse of Alexandria. The Temple of Artemis. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. These are just SOME of the wonders we go over today. Get ready to want to explore the world. We are so surrounded by so many impressive man-made monuments.…
 
What’s In This Episode: Are you working really, really hard to build your business – so hard that you don’t have time for much else? 9 out of 10 doctors agree: you’re gonna need to buckle up for Minessa Konecky’s big business blunder. If you’re an entrepreneur who finds herself constantly working towards more money, more vacation time, and that pri…
 
When the 1830s began, nearly 125,000 various tribal members lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida - land where their ancestors had lived for centuries. By the end of that decade, only a handful of indigenous Americans would remain in the southeastern United States. The federal government had f…
 
What’s In This Episode: Is social media overwhelming your day, every day? We already have so many tasks to do as small business owners that we can’t keep up with all of the demands that Facebook and Instagram and Twitter and Pinterest and YouTube and LinkedIn require of us. It can be too much. That’s why Jill will help you out with 3 easy to-do’s t…
 
Heard of this guy before? If you haven't, I'm with you. I hadn't either. And then once I got into this story, I wondered HOW had I never heard of him? This story is insane. Karl Denke killed, it seems, at least 30 people in Ziębice, Poland (formerly Münsterberg, Weimar Republic aka Germany). And he ate them. And he sold some of their meat to others…
 
#50 - What’s In This Episode: Let's get legal. Should you hire a lawyer to create a contract? What about whether to sign one? Is it better to just close your eyes, hold your breath, and sign everything? You’re invited to dip your toes into the scary legal waters that involve a lot of paperwork, some Latin, and a large pile of legal jargon that no o…
 
Today we take a fun and sometimes concerning tour around the United States looking at laws that are still on the books that either definitely shouldn't be, shouldn't have ever been, are sadly necessary, or are just plain... odd. Did you know that in Indiana it's illegal to have a "a covered clearly erect penis" at a city park? Or that it's illegal …
 
What’s In This Episode: Ever think about doing a tech detox? You know that it’s good for you. You’ve heard about other people doing it. But you can’t find the time to step away from the technology thats’s at your fingertips 24/7 to take a mental health day, amirite? Corbett Barr, Fizzle founder and internet iconoclast, has gone a lot farther than y…
 
Cult! Cult! Cult! We're back to sucking on a cult - a small and relatively unknown one which is surprising considering how crazy this story is. For well over a decade, conman Daniel Perez convinced a small band of followers into thinking he was possessed by three mostly evil angels, or maybe was an angel, and that he had the keys to heaven, or mayb…
 
What’s In This Episode: Wanna become a YouTube sensation? Then don’t do it the way that Jill did. In Jill’s efforts to become an overnight Internet star and have one of her videos go viral, a turn of events made things go in a very different direction for her. Find out how she attempted to game the system and it ended up backfiring. Bigtime. Jill S…
 
Whiskey! Today’s suck is SOAKED in whiskey. Mostly, in Jameson - some Irish whiskey. John Jameson - the founder of Jameson - was originally a lawyer from Alloa in Scotland before he founded a distillery in Dublin in 1780. In 1805, he was joined by his son John Jameson II who took over the family business. For the next 41 years, John Jameson Jr. bui…
 
What’s In This Episode: Are you happy with the name that you gave your business or did it turn out to be a rookie mistake? What about giving away the stuff you sell in an effort to entice new customers? We don’t always know exactly what we’re doing when we’re in the startup phase. Sure, we’re supposed to work it out before launch day, but it doesn’…
 
QAnon is the conspiracy cult involving so, so many things. It MOSTLY centers around belief in an elite, leftist, Satanic, child sex trafficking slash human sacrifice slash adrenochrome harvesting ring and the one man thought to be destined to expose and destroy this Deep State, evil, globalist cabal - former president Donald Trump. Seriously. That'…
 
What’s In This Episode: If you have to make a choice between a fun job and a less fun resume builder, and the pay is the same for both options, which one would you choose? Find out what Jill did when she had to decide between two insanely different internships and how she recommends that you make up your mind when you’re faced with a tough decision…
 
“We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.” Anonymous - the hacking collective that for many put hacking on the map. Since 2007, Anonymous has hacked just about everyone: the CIA, NSA, the Federal Reserve, other governmental agency websites around the world, the KKK, the Church of Scientology as well. They've released millions …
 
What’s In This Episode: Ever forget to check your work and make an unthinkable, unforgettable error? This week’s Big Business Blunder comes from Laura Best, founder of Passion Collective and marketing expert extraordinaire who overlooked one simple phone number. That ended up causing her some serious hotline havoc that led to a very important lesso…
 
What a wild one we have today. I set out, fascinated by his two escapes from prison, to only explore cartel leader El Chapo. And then I got sucked into the history of the War on Drugs. And what a crazy history it is. Saying drugs are bad and that's why they're illegal is to vastly oversimplify US drug policy. Does the War on Drugs make any sense at…
 
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