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The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News
EP299 - Thanksgiving Week 2022 with Rob Garf of Salesforce

The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News

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EP299 - Thanksgiving Week 2022 with Rob Garf of Salesforce A discussion of Thanksgiving Week 2022 from a retail perspective with Rob Garf, Vice President and General Manager, Retail at Salesforce. This is Robs' fourth time on the show, having previously been on episodes 110, 248, and 282. Thanksgiving week 2022 will go down as one of the most complicated holiday weeks on record. With covid impacts still in place, a global economic crisis, supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, new retailer discounting practices, and new consumer behaviors we have a lot to unpack. This episodes covers a wide range of topics around the most important shopping week of the year. We make liberal use of real-time data from Salesforce Shopping Insights HQ, which tracks how 1.5+ billion consumers are shaping shopping trends. You can see a real-time holiday dashboard, powered by Tableau so you can interact with the data yourself on the Salesforce Holiday Insights page. Episode 299 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Tuesday November 29th, 2022. http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing. Transcript Jason: [0:23] Welcome to the Jason and Scot show this is episode 299 being recorded on Tuesday November 29th 2022 the day after Cyber Monday I'm your host Jason retailgeek Goldberg and as usual I'm here with your co-host Scot Wingo. Scot: [0:41] Hey Jason and welcome back Jason and Scot show listeners Jason it wouldn't be a delicious turkey five if we didn't have our regular holiday guests robbed our van Rob is the vice president and general manager I think it's total maybe longer than yours a retail at Salesforce let's see those two forces that's like eight words so you need to get to work this is Rob's fourth appearance on the Jason Scott show he was here for episode 1 10 to 40 9282 and back for number four here and episode 299 Rob welcome back. Rob: [1:15] Gentlemen it is such a pleasure to join you today I can't wait to talk about cyber week. Jason: [1:21] It wouldn't be a several week if we weren't talking to you Rob and as a I feel like a special bonus for me two of the three people on this podcast have received a 10 out of 10 rating from room Raider. Rob: [1:33] Hmm who Could That Be Well I know you did it because you have a sweet pillow that shows it off. Jason: [1:39] And I think I feel like you got up before me. Rob: [1:42] I think so you know I gotta tell a really funny story quickly if I can I was doing early on in the pandemic a webinar I think it was probably with. Business Insider and they brought like a staging expert online and I thought I had the best background I had like a. Something like my wife got me for my 40th birthday long time ago by the way I like 1910 or 1920 National Cash Register in the background I felt all good about that and she totally. Blew up my room and thankfully she did cuz I turned out on top with a 10/10. [2:18] I know I probably shouldn't have given that away but I felt pretty cool about it. Scot: [2:21] Jason had a team of 10 people at publicist set his up so don't don't don't listen to him. Rob: [2:26] Either and he probably gets like product placement dollars as well as a influencer for all the cool things he has in the. Scot: [2:33] And they came in from France. Jason: [2:34] And side note on that the jury is out on whether giant marketing holding companies can actually help your sales but they can for sure help you win Awards. Rob: [2:43] Congratulations. Scot: [2:46] Well Rob weird. Rob: [2:47] Scot the trifecta anyways we digress. Scot: [2:49] Well yes some of us I guess my day job I'm like I don't know not really working on my room. Rob: [2:55] Actually you are about to say you're actually working or aren't ya. Scot: [2:59] Well yeah the so in case even though this is your fourth time around let's there's definitely we always pick up millions of new listeners so let's if you could recap the data that you guys have at Salesforce where it comes from and then you know we're recording this the day after Cyber Monday you've got some hot delicious fresh data will jump in after you kind of give the high-level overview in case people aren't aware. Rob: [3:25] I can't wait I'm loving it we've been swimming through this data for a better part of the we can't wait to share it with your crowd your audience yeah so by way of introduction again Rob Garf here. With Salesforce I came to Salesforce by way of the demandware acquisition which is about. Six years ago I spent five years prior at demandware on the GM for retail what that means is I oversee our product. And solution strategy along with our industry insights team and that's what gives me the great pleasure of talking cyber week and actually providing insights and intelligence for our customers all year long and the way we do that is all the data that flows through the platform we bubble that up we obviously strip out all pii data. And in its aggregate form billions of billions Shoppers it gives us an amazing read and pulse on the industry and we publish at throughout cyber week on our shopping insights HQ it's an interactive dashboard, built on Tableau and it really allows our customers the broader industry to understand what's going on in digital and be able to Benchmark themselves. Scot: [4:32] Frequent thanks for that summary so let's start with the kind of the elephant in the room I get this question and Jason does a lot as well you know I'm a CNBC junkie and all they talk about is inflation and recession so so anything kind of in the macroeconomics showing up in the data that you've seen. Rob: [4:51] Yeah absolutely and I think it's important to understand this holiday while the global numbers look really promising much of that if not all of that growth was concentrated. In the u.s. there's a bunch of headwinds happening for various reasons across Europe and UK along with Australian and Zealand but the US consumer who was really happy this. Cyber week and we'll talk about the data but yeah in terms of inflation are shopping index which the shopping insights ahq is built off of, has been showing an average selling price increase for the last seven quarters and that's been pretty steady and so, that's definitely played a key role in this holiday season in that much if not all of the growth that we're seeing, is driven by increased pricing not necessarily people buying more, product and I think that's a really important distinction now what I will say and I'm happy to say this in the first time we're seeing a leveling off of that inflation globally over cyber week it was only I say only a three percent increase which is promising as we're looking forward to the new year. Scot: [6:02] Yeah I think it's Cressida at least the macroeconomic around 10% so so 3 is 3 is a pretty good. Rob: [6:09] Yeah exactly it's promising. Scot: [6:12] And then that ASP increase is, does that account for mix shift so like you know if people buy more luxury goods than our and then another segment goes value could that factor into that ASP or you normalize for that in some way. Rob: [6:27] We normalize for that because to your point obviously average order value for luxury versus value segments are going to be different but we really normalize that look at it across the board, and so it's taking into account of the various factors based on segments. Jason: [6:44] Yeah and as the resident Debbie Downer it's. We always want to have simple sound bites to describe this weekend like all of these Trends to me are super complicated because you just highlighted the, conflicting Trend that like we have inflation goods are costing more / we're probably going to talk about discounting later to help Goose holiday sales which of course brings prices down and when people are nervous about the economy they shift to more needs which have higher inflation than the wants and it seems when you really dive into it it's really complicated kind of inflation seems different on online versus offline and category by category. Rob: [7:25] Yeah it is complex you're right there's not a single kind of soundbite answer although if we stay on long enough I'm sure I'll come up with one or two. But you know you're right in terms of the discount right so if I dive into that for a sec Jason to put a little color around it we saw for the week in the US there was a 30%. Average discount rate globally it was twenty-seven percent and we can talk about how that looks your rear and how it looked, compared to 2019 but even with those large discounts and by the way those are large discounts compared to any normal day. During the year we're looking at 15 16 percent discount rate so it's you know in the double of what we typically see, the reality is the reality is people are still paying more for a particular product than they were two years ago so people are feeling really good obviously that average is 30 in the us but we all saw over the last couple days, 40% 50% even yesterday 60% in the massive amount of emails that I got trying to push and really. Incentivize people to actually click the buy button so my point here though is even with these high discount rates people are still spending more for a particular product than they did a couple of years ago. Jason: [8:42] Yeah I like to say 40% off is the new 30% off for this holiday. Rob: [8:48] Yeah I mean my father was in retail growing up so we would get discounts at the various apparel and Footwear companies he worked for and he always would joke that my mother would save us so much money we're going to go broke. Jason: [8:58] I love that we might come back to this counting but I do want to zoom out for just a second. Traditionally Black Friday is the official heart start of the holiday shopping season here in the u.s. is that even true anymore. Rob: [9:15] Well certainly retailers don't want that to be true they want it obviously to be pulled earlier and earlier in the season and that's another story line that we've seen here you know we actually saw a little bit. Of holiday happen over the summer don't forget and I know you two wouldn't of Amazon Prime day or the first Amazon Prime day and for those retailers not named, Amazon we saw a 21% year over year increase looking at the second week of July compared to the second week of July two thousand twenty one so there was a little bit, very little pull forward and then of course people getting retailers Brad's wanted to take advantage of the halo effect of the second. [9:56] Prime day that happened in October and once again we saw a little bit of a bump interestingly enough some of the larger retailers front ended that with Weekend sales and that pulled a lot of growth during that time you know the weekend before Prime day in October, but the reality Jason after a couple years of spreading out of that demand earlier earlier for various reasons which we can talk about, there was so much of a concentration that happened, over cyber week meaning and based on our data the pulling forward of the couple of percentage points to earlier, in November really we're taking back, this year and were put back in cyber week and it all came down to discounts it all came down to Consumers being really patient. Not seeing what they liked in terms of the lackluster deals and waiting for. Cyber week which really contributed some very positive growth particularly in the US. Jason: [10:57] Yeah it's super interesting because as you pointed out Amazon added a second sale day which I think they technically don't call Prime day right is like Prime Early Access today. Rob: [11:05] Right right right get behind the Velvet Rope and be able to get some early deals. Jason: [11:09] Exactly and Walmart Target and others all counter programmed against that with big sales but it cut it kind of feels like all that got defeated by the fact that consumers are well aware that the discounts are going to be deep this year and it almost seems like they may have decided to wait for deeper discounts. Rob: [11:29] Yeah yeah we call this and I've said it before on the show but I gotta do it right it's an annual tradition, discount chicken right the idea that retailers go into the holiday season with a really well thought out. Plan for the promotional calendar and by the first weekend they typically rip it up and call inaudible. And really try to chase the deals and you know that's what happened this year contrary or in contrast to last year if you remember I know you do gentlemen. Because you track this closer than anyone you know their inventory inventory scarcity issues there was high demand so retailers didn't feel compelled to Discount they didn't we saw the lowest discount rates. In recent history last year and so retailers thought that the consumer was reprogrammed reconditioned and they would buy earlier the problem was, the Retailer's didn't come to the table with the biggest discounts again discount chicken the consumers are going to wait it out and wait for that. [12:29] Best deal and finally the retailers came to the table during cyber week and the consumers answered, in kind you know again last year was probably the first year that retailers won the game of discount chicken this year consumers you know, fought with their leverage and wait and they ended up winning and got some really good deals again 30 percent discount rate in the US over the course of. Thanksgiving it really peaked at Black Friday with 31 percent in the US so they really finally came to the table. Scot: [13:04] Wow, you know we were reading all about last year all those cargo ships were sending off the coast of Long Beach where it is and then you know I've heard a lot of retailers in their commentary talk about being overstocked, do you think do you think that played a role in these big discounts is just retailers or just kind of we got a really clear the shelves out kind of thing. Rob: [13:27] Absolutely absolutely both in the store and in warehouse space they got spooked a little bit right in terms of, them waiting it out didn't quite work and so the Retailer's really had to step up Scott to your point they don't want to go into the new year with too much inventory they really needed a free up both inventory and cash now of course they did that. At the feet of margin right because you see I don't care how great your margin is alright some probably are that great particularly in the luxury segment but 50 60 70 percent discount or you know I saw some it was 50% oh and by the way we'll give you an extra ten percent just to make it sound like they weren't really giving away everything but the reality is. Really margin took a hit because of the deeper discounts that retailers just had to do and to your point they have to free up both the inventory the Shelf space and the cash. Jason: [14:26] Yeah I think even Makin where's I've had a number of clients come to me and say hey we've got too much inventory but even worse it's the wrong inventory that like a lot of that stuff that we ordered for mid-year all the Home Improvement and outdoor furniture stuff that they were trying to get four last year is all in stock now and so what even further incentive fising retailers to discount. Rob: [14:52] Yeah yeah and I give credit to some of the big box players who took a hit over the summer recognizing they tear Point Jason had the wrong inventory and they did something about it they tried to clear it out earlier they were public about it and they took a hit but I think they're going to come back strong you know it's interesting I was a, analysts back in the day and one of our Focus was on supply chain and Mr research was known for supply chain got acquired by Gartner for their supply chain and industries practice, and you know always tracked the gentleman how Lee who came up with the bullwhip effect the idea that, you know any shock in the supply chain will just have this ripple effect that could last, quite some time I got it conceptually heard some examples of it but we've been living that over the last couple of years you know going from inventory scarcity buyers getting really excited thinking of the demand would really. [15:47] Keep steady and then when finally dear points got it came through the port of LA got through the domestic supply chain it was the wrong product or enough people had bought, you know a new monitor or TV or a desk or some cool background to get you know 10 out of 10 on rumerator and the demand wasn't there anymore so you're right I mean some of the things, in terms of replenishable products sure they have a long shelf life they have a long turn but some don't they have an expiration date and retailers are struggling with that and certainly, coming back around it is driving the discount strategy it's not over either will continue to see probably not the same heightened levels but now that we have an extended holiday season because, of create a fulfillment options will see some more discounts it's not the end of it. Scot: [16:34] Yeah that that's a good segue into kind of talking about the shape of the holiday so last year sounds like you saw the data we started a bit earlier and maybe maybe we kind of ended around after the turkey five or kind of came off a cliff there seems like this year consumers waited they won discount chicken and then we've had a robust turkey five maybe walk us through the days we've talked a little bit about Black Friday Cyber Monday anything else you want to hit there and then what do you think happens kind of post. Rob: [17:07] Yeah absolutely to round it out actually and just give that perspective for the entire shape as you talked about the anatomy of the Season as a bunch of my customers talk about. Um there are some kind of pretty nervous people in the industry coming out of the first two weeks of November the last two weeks of October and the first two weeks, of November you know sales kind of words Riri we saw a negative seven percent during that time again little bit of a spike the first. Week in October because of prime day and then it really leveled off quite dramatically 27 percent decline, globally and so we're really worried is this a trend is this going to continue in really what it told us is, that cyber week becomes back into Focus again people were willing to wait people are willing to be patient waiting for those deals you know what we saw for cyber week with again a higher concentration probably around 25 percent of all, digital sales will be when it's all said and done over the course of cyber week in the way we look at it sales force is, the Tuesday before American Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday so we put another two days and it just to make it a full week but we can slice and dice it anyway, you want especially on the dashboard via Tableau on our shopping insights. [18:30] HQ but for the overall cyber week for us we saw nine percent growth. [18:38] And for Global we saw two percent growth. That again as you can tell because of the global number largely buoyed By Us sales Black Friday really strong us we saw. 12% in the US and we saw. [18:57] 3.5 percent growth globally that's Black Friday Cyber Monday we saw eight percent growth in us and we saw four percent growth, globally so very strong what we also saw by the way is healthy traffic we even saw healthy traffic. Earlier in the season so what that told us is people were interested they showed intent to buy but they weren't given the right incentive to actually purchase so you know there's a demand there's. Need there's a want earlier in the season because of the traffic we saw that traffic stayed pretty steady both us and globally, throughout the week as well and obviously that turned into higher conversion rate because people are actually now buying. Scot: [19:47] Cool and then from your day to do you think Cyber Monday was the biggest day we've ever had is do you guys pontificate on them. Rob: [19:54] Yeah we do we do we actually saw a turn of the corner about 3 or 4 years ago where Black Friday. Digitally became the largest day and really what that was, primarily driven by many retailers were actually shuttering their doors both on Thanksgiving either part of or all of Black Friday and they were encouraging people to shop online that was a great altruistic message from a brand perspective but it was also great you know to actually give their Workforce some time off, as well and so n obviously Drive traffic towards digital while providing great deals, online the other piece to it that really helped drive that change was mobile. Really the huge increase in Mobile we saw a mobile traffic this year through the course of cyber week account for about seventy nine percent. [20:52] All traffic and so people were on the go it was more accessible. And they either did more of their shopping during Black Friday or actually what we started to see and it really came into Focus this year buying on the couch in the later days after Thanksgiving meal. In the u.s.a. people got sick of their family needed to digest a little watch football and they took out their phone you know they either got distracted or I don't know if you're a marketer inspired by something they saw on their phone and they started shopping so that's my long way saying we actually see Black Friday of a higher concentration a bigger, overall sales volume for online then Cyber Monday. Scot: [21:38] Interesting okay and then there used to be this big disparity between mobile traffic and sales so used to be if you had 80% traffic you could knock that in more than half or is that number closed into you guys track that. Rob: [21:50] We do we do yeah it hovers around 60% of orders and that has progressively gone up up until about. How long have we been, going through this pandemic up until a pandemic because what happened is people are actually at home they weren't visiting their friends and family they weren't as much on the go so they actually went to their computer during Thanksgiving you know for me I spent the last couple years out by my fire pit and, you know came in from the cold and went to my computer instead of my phone to check out the latest deals on Thanksgiving or. The day after two Black Friday so we did see a dip. Last couple years in Mobile because people were at home but it spiked back up this year both traffic and orders and I give you know retailers credit because, and I know Jason you spent a lot of time with your customers thinking about customer experience and design and really breaking down that friction between inspiration and purchase, you know retailers are getting much better at making it easier to actually not only find the product they want on their phone but make that purchase. Scot: [22:58] Okay so that brings us up to Cyber Monday and then you kind of hinted that you think they'll be some more discounting seems like if consumers One retail chicken you can't you can't kind of go off of it right so if you've got this inventory left you're going to have to either discount further at least keep the discounts on is that what you think is going to happen. Rob: [23:17] Yeah exactly I mean we typically see a little bit of a dip coming off of cyber week to just. Retailers take a breath analyze what they have what they did how their margin looks and then get back at it a little bit but we we are going to see perhaps not higher rates, because retailers I'm sorry consumers are getting really, crafty around price adjustments so it's not only dipping further into their margin but it's creating more operational expenses and headaches as well for the retailer and so I don't necessarily anticipate, higher discount rates but a steady drumbeat of discounts particularly those retailers that have physical stores and can extend the shipping cut off window by offering, store fulfillment options so you'll see you know a real leaning into discounts promotion. Overall just attracting people hey you haven't missed the window yet you can get that last gift for your cousin or uncle or family member and oh by the way you don't have to pay for it and you're more guaranteed to get it because you can pick it up in an around the store or will get it. To you through some sort of last mile delivery that is shipped from the store. Scot: [24:35] I think one takeaway is you know so Jason's hearing there's some concerns about revenue and stuff and then you know I'm hearing discounting could be a rough earning season as we kind of come out of the holiday if all this discounting is go on but at least I guess they'll start the year kind of having flushed out all this massive inventory. Rob: [24:54] Yeah yeah you know coming into this year we do our predictions all the way back in June and we kind of look at the data what we've seen what the storylines are and. Start craft the narrative we were big Partners in that a couple of years ago where you coin ship a get in and you know we were both early on seeing man there's some issues with this surge going on in the capacity issues with. The carriers but you know one of those storylines or the main storyline just last June was. And here's comes your soundbite so get ready are you ready to rumble. I just set way too high expectations sorry about that but you know we're really concerned that margin will be the Grinch That's deals, Christmas and to your point we don't see that until the February timeframe after the Retailer's close out their fiscal year and start reporting again some retailers got ahead of it and caution what this is going to look like but I'm. Anticipating that will be a key storyline come February Scott. Scot: [25:57] All the who's in Whoville loved prophets a lot but. Rob: [26:00] Oh nice I like it I like it and we haven't even talked about returns yet right because that's I know that's one of Jason's favorite topping that's going to certainly come into play as well as we talk about margin. Jason: [26:12] You guys are bringing me down and actually I'm afraid I might want to bring us down even more because, I would say like I came into this holiday season thinking hey top binds going to be okay because of inflation because of you know pent-up demand a variety of things but that you know the story was going to be about profits as you guys just perfectly laid out um and then you know the Cyber weekend happen and Rob's been on every news program I've watched for the for the last 12 hours and you know they're also citing these like Salesforce vanity stats right that like oh my gosh e-commerce was higher than it's ever been before which is not shocking right like. And then the internet came out with a study today more people went shopping this weekend than ever before which again. There are more people in the United States than ever before so that's not that's not shocking I have in talking with retailers, they're more guarded like they all did scenario planning for like sort of good good weekends and bad weekends and they're all like talking about being on the low end of those, scenario plantings I know you have great data for the online portion of spending but you know 74 ish percent of all this spending is in stores I know you have some signals for the in-store sales but do you. [27:38] Like are you confident that this was a really strong turkey 5 I'm I'm not clear if it was or wasn't. Rob: [27:46] Yeah I think it remains to be seen if we're defining it as Jason we should be. Retail in totality and the fact that a vast majority of sales still happen in the physical store right and we're seeing that traffic. Is up but oh by the way it was Don the last couple years so what's that comparison set right is it actually up from 2018 or 2019 I'm not, convinced it necessarily, is and so we don't track that but we look at smart people like you Jason and Scott and some other friends in the industry and the word on literally the street or the mall or whatever strip center anyways I digress, is that it was the physical traffic a bit lighter and so we can say that. [28:37] Also online sales were strong but I also to your point want to temper that by if somebody or a retailer was reading this in almost any country in Europe. They probably wouldn't believe that headline right because it just you know they've been visiting head wins, not only during cyber week for the better part of this year and so most categories saw a negative growth, throughout Europe and you can see the data specifically by each country, on our dashboard and so it to your point earlier Jason it's not a sound bite that we'll be able to tell you the entire story right and so it was positive I'm feeling pretty good about the sales and you know the retailers I'm talking to who are forecasting closer to Fat flat not fat flat, growth were pretty happy but I think it still remains to be seen in terms of stores what that looks like margin what that's going to look like and if you're a global brand how does it look in totality. Jason: [29:44] Yeah for sure, decided I'm going to make a prediction most of the good store traffic data is about three days leg so we don't have it yet but I think what I think you called it exactly right I think store traffic is going to be up from last year but still below, 2019 levels and what's confusing it is there's a few Pockets there's a few a malls that did really well this weekend as they always do and so I think journalists went to these a malls and saw a bunch of people and they you know they're talking about how it was a robust in-store holiday but I I am going to be eager to see that that store data which brings me to my next question a lot of people use your tool set for Boba so I'm imagining that you got to see. Some of the trends in both us and like did that reveal anything in terms of people that might be going to store to pick up orders. Rob: [30:37] Yeah I think that's interesting and it also talks about Jason like what are the new metrics given this new world like do. Bo piss or curbside orders count as traffic I don't know you know the consumers come in close. To the store or they're going to the pickup area within the store in many cases they buy more product so I think again if. [31:00] Weaving in those stats it helps definitely the online traffic I don't think by the way many retailers are looking at it that way just yet and I think it's an important factor to consider. But he has your question yeah I mean I think. [31:16] Bo pasts and create a fulfillment options from the store are helping Elevate traffic and driving people to brick-and-mortar based on our data what we saw is botes usage. Overthrew we'll call it cyber weekend we saw close to 10% growth compared to earlier, in the holiday season what super interesting what we typically see is the lead up to a big holiday like for instance we looked at Halloween for the two days leading up to Halloween we actually saw. Double the amount of, Opus orders because people realize they didn't get the costume or the candy or whatever other ornaments that they needed and they knew it wouldn't get shipped in time they also want to make sure it would be available if they actually purchased it. And they did both this the other really interesting thing is throughout cyber week and again we look at that for the full seven days but even no matter how we slice it it's high what we saw is and this is u.s. specifically by the way, retailers that had bo piss they offered it grew online Revenue by 38% more. [32:33] Then those without this creative fulfillment option and so it does speak to. How important the store is to your digital business right so you know another stat. [32:47] Why not I'm on a roll that I'll say is. Our research shows that 60% of digital orders are influenced by the physical store whether that's where demand is being generated or demand, is being fulfilled in this case it's being fulfilled because somebody's buying it from the comfort of their own home and it's convenient and they're able to pick it up with the confidence that the product would actually, be there so again the new rules of you know both how do you provide the incentives to the store associate how their role is changing and how you measure, Effectiveness because of such the interplay between digital and physical is super interesting to be a part of. Jason: [33:29] Yeah that to me I saw that stat about the bow purpose retards that offering boat best outperforming returns that don't and, that was super interesting and kind of tragic Rob because I don't know if you've noticed this but so both this isn't universally offered by all retailers more retailers were offering both pissed last year than this year like everybody scrambled in the pandemic to come up with some version of bow pose and a number of them turned it off either because they didn't have a robust implementation or they couldn't hire enough labor this year to support. Rob: [34:05] Yeah yeah it's less about a technology. [34:09] Project or initiative and it is to your point it's about operations and you know part of the reason people turned it off you mentioned some of them is. They couldn't get down the operational efficiency we're seeing more retailers lean into Automation and, more productivity to really refine their fulfillment operations and it's not easy it's not just about having. The right amount of labor but it's having them focused on the right tasks based on the time of day and what. The priorities are and that's not easy to do at all especially you know when consumers are standing right in front of the associate and the associate is you know tasked with having to make a call do they. Fulfill this. Bullpen disorder because they have to within 15 minutes or do they serve the consumer who explicitly came in the store because they wanted to be in a physical space and talk to a human. And get some knowledgeable service so it's my long way saying it's not easy those retailers that have been able to move from Scrappy which many did to scale really thinking about how to automate some of the processes, how to really focus on efficiency and productivity will be winners because they're not only helping with loyalty serving the consumers who want to shop that way but also thinking about the margin pressures they're feeling otherwise. Jason: [35:35] Yeah that totally agree and I can definitively answer one thing I rarely I'm almost always guessing but in terms of whether both is counts a store traffic or not I have no idea whether it should count or not or whether returns would like it to counter not but I can tell you when it does and doesn't count most retailers in America have a device on their front door that counts how many people walk in the store and it excludes employees and so two companies sell those devices sensor Matic and Retail next and they both publish Anonymous store traffic data so if you see data from either of those companies it did not include dopest but Place Rai is the third company that provides that data and they use the GPS in the consumers phone which does Campo. Rob: [36:23] Yes. Jason: [36:24] So in three days you're going to see data from all three of those companies and it's not going to agree and that is why. Rob: [36:31] That's super rich I've been that right there that is the best nugget of the last however long we've been talking that's. Jason: [36:37] Six hours. Rob: [36:38] It feels like it I could talk another six though that's the fun part but that's Jason that's super interesting and that's the type. Data you know it typically use whichever one helps tell the story you want but understanding the differences like you just dissected is so important. Scot: [36:54] Cool let's we're getting towards the end so we know you had a long day but one of my favorite things about your data is you can peel the onion on categories I have a sixteen-year-old daughter and I can vouch for the Beauty and athleisure categories but did you see those kind of pop in any other categories up or down that you want to talk about. Rob: [37:15] Yeah absolutely well again there is a correlation between performance and discounts at least from a top-line perspective and so yeah we saw some strong performance in health and beauty for sure. We also saw in consumer electronics. And we also saw it in actually General apparel and Footwear as well believe it or not particularly on the Footwear side we saw it because people are actually putting on shoes and sneakers again and getting out the. You know world again whereas I guess I can't live in my slippers or flip-flops anymore actually when we looked at the data by actual product, we saw flip-flops actually had some of the largest decline that we saw your every year because again people are getting out in the world again. The good news is two by the way again to plug the shopping insights HQ you can slice and dice by I think it's at least nine if not about 12. Categories and see what it looks like for orders and sales and the like along with traffic as well. Jason: [38:27] I did. Notice so I've been playing with the dashboard a lot and side note as you know my pandemic hobby as I learned to have well so it's super exciting for me that you you are publishing the data and Tabla, it does seem like some categories popped that like. Had been underperforming for most of the pandemic so like you know Electronics had not been a very bright spot but it does seem like they they had a pretty decent weekend like do you have a, am I seeing that data right and do you think like that that might mean they've turned the corner or do you think that that could be a holiday anomaly. Rob: [39:07] It's hard to say because again discounts drove so much of the buying there was such a correlation between discounts and sales and so it's a little hard to say and it's really interesting to understand to like some of that. Binge shopping that we all did over the pandemic and it subsided perhaps over the last 6 to 12 months, and then in gift-buying times you're seeing a pop again so I wouldn't necessarily stake the claim on this is now what's going to happen for the next 12 months in terms of demand for these categories, because a lot of it again is correlated to Discount a lot of it is correlated to what people have pot over the purchased excuse me over the last couple of years. Jason: [39:51] That's totally fair so let's pivot to how they paid for it you alluded earlier to buy now pay later traction like can you share what you saw in the data and where there any other interesting Trends in terms of payment methods. Rob: [40:06] Yeah totally this was kind of fun because we put it in there as we did each of the mornings early early early particularly those that are on the west coast thank you to the team by the way I should have done this at the beginning but it's not just me I have the fun part to have this conversation with you and speak to so many people about this including a lot of retailers not just today but we have through the rest of the holiday season we have a way to go. But it's make possible through the team that brings these data and insights to life and, the reason I say that is we are trauma through the data one morning and we got the normal like what the sales look like what does traffic look like what are the hot categories biggest discounts, and then Kayla Schwartz on my team who really is the master behind the shopping index was that. This is super interesting around buy now pay later because of the Divergence between orders. [41:04] For buy now pay later and at the average order value and what I mean by that is specifically we saw. A five percent this is throughout the course of cyber week. In the u.s. in particular where we saw in the increase of 5% year-over-year, of orders with buy now pay later and by the way this is after, a couple of years of really nice growth so five percent based on the bass is really we consider noticeable however on the other side we saw. [41:37] Average order value for the same transactions decrease by five percent so it's indicating to us. [41:46] Again you know this better than anyone buy now pay later really was hatched as a finance option for. Bigger ticket items home appliances television couches and other Home Furniture but what we're seeing is a turning of the corner. Because of the ubiquity and he is and also I think the desire to finance and spread payments over the course of a given time period rather just at once for lower price for less expensive goods and gifts, compared to 2021. Jason: [42:21] Yeah I will say you know a lot of the retailers that are like looking at the economic snapshot for next year and I really concerned about. The consumers discretionary dollar they're they're kind of concerned about this you know. Acceleration of buy now pay later and other credit means as kind of a an early indicator that the consumer might be overextending themselves. Rob: [42:47] Yeah I mean we don't look at that very closely but it is fairly intuitive to see it that way that people are leaning on. Newer creative finance options over the holiday and what does that mean for the subsequent quarters will be keeping an eye on that really closely for sure. Jason: [43:05] Yeah so we are coming up on time Rob there's one other topic I just wanted to touch on with you you know you you alluded to capacity concerns in pass holidays and of course you know we've talked a lot on the show about ship again um I'm kind of worried about a new thing this year. With the moat with this really prevalent version of discount chicken if a bunch of consumers are thinking they're going to wait till the very last minute. To get the best discount we have all the usual things in place we have like a fragile inventory that might start running out. But we also this year have lower labor levels like stores tried to hire less people and they weren't able to hire all the people they tried to hire UPS and FedEx didn't get all the people they want so I'm a little worried if consumers way too long that we you know might have another ship again in situation on our hands where there just isn't enough labor capacity to get all these orders out the last week of the year. Rob: [44:04] Yeah that's a super interesting point one that I haven't dove into very deep but I'm with you Jason that's going. Potentially be an issue I mean I'm a sample size of one but I see it any time I shop or any restaurant I go in there not taking reservations or they're not limiting reservations based on tables there. You know basically limiting it because of waitstaff and so, that's true too in the physical store when the associate is being asked to do so many things now right it's not just about scanning and bagging at the cash wrap, it's you know they're becoming social media managers that are fulfillment experts there live streamers so you're stretching them thin. Capacity gets issue by the way the other interesting thing that we didn't touch upon was returns we saw such an increase of returns heading into cyber week than we ever have in our thesis is that. People who bought product earlier in the season. Star the better discounts and we're doing price adjustments in way of returning a product and then buying it back, at the cheaper price so there may be earlier returns that are playing and usually that's not, a storyline that we talked about until you know January at NRF right but now it's actually happening more so add that to your Litany of things that will create capacity issues. Jason: [45:30] Oh my gosh know for sure and you know it's already a distant memory but with all those early sales that people tried to do one of the things that may have gone unnoticed is a lot of retailers also extended the return window because the fear was will never get people the holiday shop early if they don't think that gift recipients will be allowed to return the gifts so a bunch of these sales are on more liberal return policies, then ever before and again you know the economist are like come January we could be in stagflation and you know we don't know what returns might even look like in that kind of economic environment so it's, it's a concern for sure and that on that happy note Rob we've used up our allotted time. Because on top of everything else during this show I received about 1,000 emails from the Salesforce marketing cloud with even better deals than Cyber Monday so I'm gonna, after to go a little early so that I can get some more shopping. Rob: [46:28] Go for it please do shop on of course Salesforce Commerce Cloud websites if you may. Jason: [46:33] I didn't know there were other kinds. But in all seriousness Rob it's always a pleasure to talk to you about anything and for sure to talk about the the holiday sales loyal listeners will know the number one piece of feedback we get is they like to hear more from Kayla and from Michelle and I have to keep telling him that you always insist on coming. Rob: [46:54] Hey that will happen they are amazing I gotta say though before we go Jason Scott first of all as I mentioned before I love doing this like seriously this is. Highlight it's our Super Bowl or dare I stake a World Cup given where we are right now go us but you know. More than anything I just really appreciate your friendship it's so amazing to have friends like you and the retail industry and the amazing Community we have and I also love how humble you are in terms of you asking me these questions but the reality is you're so on top of what's Happening Now and in the future and I really value that so A big thank you all around. Scot: [47:34] Boom and you just secured yourself a fifth spot there you go Rob thanks for joining us on Twitter you are retail Rob Garf you're very active on LinkedIn I've noticed we will put a link to the hub of activity in the show notes thanks for joining us. Jason: [47:54] And until next time happy Commercing.

Feels on Meals
113 KTV feat. Pedguin

Feels on Meals

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 64:08


Osie and Boba are joined by special guest Pedguin to share their food stories of a trip to 113 KTV. Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound. Image courtesy of 113 KTV Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Across The Pond NFL
Week 9 With Boba Jett

Across The Pond NFL

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 66:09


James and John are back from Wembley and ready to take on Jets super fan Boba Jett n Guess the Win MarginsPlease click the link and check out Boba Jetthttps://www.instagram.com/bobajett66/Please like, share and rate the podcast, and make sure to check out the rest of our content on atpsports.net

The GoGreenfields Show!
Boba & Bounce: A Review of Spokane's Poke Express Boba Tea, DIY Bouncy Ball Craft, and Homemade Boba Tea

The GoGreenfields Show!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 10:01


In this episode of GoGreenfields, Boba and bounce! Don't leave! River & Terran have combined three ball-shaped activities to keep you fully entertained.  First, they create their very own DIY bouncy balls, complete with bounce testing.  Then, they review the popular boba tea from Spokane's Poke Express.  Finally, they take their own approach to tea and pearls with Homemade Boba Tea!    Boba Tea: Did you Know?   Although the tweens and teens (like us!) are claiming this tea as something of our own generation, it was really something that some of our parents could have enjoyed.  Of course, they wouldn't have had the huge selection of boba sellers that we have today (there are five in Spokane, that we know of). Still, this tea was something that was created in the 1980s, and a trip to East Asia at the time likely would have resulted in taste testing the tapioca pearls.  Although we approve of boba tea as it is today, there were some varieties - like those containing red beans and grass jelly - that we believe weren't meant to survive.    Bouncy Balls   Why make bouncy balls?  It felt like the perfect thing to pair with boba tea.  Don't you agree.  DIY bouncy balls are an easy, and satisfying craft that you can make at home with very few ingredients - Borax soap, white glue, water, and cornstarch!  Here's a recipe. Homemade Boba Tea  Ingredients 4T tap water 1 cup of muscovado sugar (which is light brown sugar)  Boba pearls (we made our own, but you can get some here) black tea 1 and ½ cup of oat milk  ice   Directions Combine water and brown sugar Place over low heat and add boba pearls Use the brown sugar syrup mixture to line the glass and fill the bottom Add a few ice cubes, gently Pour tea and milk over ice Enjoy!   Show us how your boba tea turns out! Facebook:  @gogreenfieldspodcast  Twitter: @GoGreenfields Instagram: @gogreenfieldsshow TikTok: GoGreenfieldsTwins Recommended Products   https://gogreenfields.com/boba https://gogreenfields.com/Boba_Straws       This episode is brought to you by: Alitura Skin Care — the purest ingredients found in nature with a non-toxic promise to visibly transform your skin! Grassland Beef — It's a real simple recipe: Know your food. Know your farmer! US Wellness Meats — all-natural, whole foods raised the way nature intended Apollo — help your body recover from stress, so you can relax, focus, sleep, and feel better! (Use Coupon Code GoGreenfields10) LettuceGrow — Grow Farm Fresh Produce, No Garden or Green Thumb Required! Magic Spoon — Delicious and Nutritious, High-Protein Cereal! (use coupon code GOGREENFIELDS) Desert Farms Camel Milk — 100% Raw and Natural Source of Calcium and Vitamin B1 Farmer's Juice — Stop Buying Overpriced Juice. Organic is better! Doc Parsley's Sleep Remedy — Get the Best Sleep of Your Life! Thrive Market — Better for People and for the Planet! Fresh-Pressed Olive Oil Club — The Freshest, Most Flavorful Artisanal Olive Oil You'll Ever Taste Wake Up Foods — Good Food for a Good Morning!

The Queer Arabs
Episode 196 [in English]: Episode on the Rock

The Queer Arabs

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 20:27


On August 30, 2021, we published a magical bicoastal, virtually-recorded episode with Amir Aram Ronaldo.  We now have an in-person episode with them a little over a year later!  On October 30, 2022, we (Alia, Nadia, and Aram) set out on an adventure in NYC on a Halloween bookstore crawl.  Boba tea was had.  Pickles were purchased at a bookstore that has books and pickles.  Cats being walked in clear backpacks were discussed. We took a break, sat on a large rock in a park, and recorded this mini-episode!  Hear all about Avocado Toast’s, Bella Hadid’s, and Cher from Clueless’…

JBT - Jedi Business Talk
Bring Home The Galaxy, 1027, Retro Jedi Figures

JBT - Jedi Business Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 22:37


This episode features the latest Star Wars action figure news including a recap of the Hasbro 1027 event, the Bring Home The Galaxy campaign, the newly announced Retro Collection Jedi figures, an in-hand look at the Black Series Selfie Series and some thoughts about Tales Of The Jedi and the latest episode of Andor. 1027 Reveals (look at Boba's legs) Jedi Retro Figures (Amazon and EE links) Previous TVC Walmart Excl. @ The Fan Channel Disney Advent Calendar (goes in and out of stock) Bring Home The Galaxy Info Black Series Selfie Series Figures Latest Figures @ Entertainment Earth Disney ToyBox Update on Galactic Figures Database update with all newly announced figures TVC Boba Fett's Throne (pre-order closes on Oct. 7, 2022) GalacticFigures.com Facebook Community (GFC) GalacticFigures.com Facebook Page GalacticFigures.com on Instagram GalacticFigures.com on YouTube The Black Series @ Entertainment Earth! (sponsored) The Vintage Collection @ Entertainment Earth! (sponsored) The Retro Collection @ Entertainment Earth! (sponsored)

Feels on Meals
The Cheesecake Factory

Feels on Meals

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 90:07


Boba and Osie are looking at an American classic on this week's episode. Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound Image courtesy of The Cheesecake Factory Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Hawk vs Wolf Podcast
Lizzie Armanto Skateboarding the 360 Loop, Olympics, tricks, and traveling

Hawk vs Wolf Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 77:19


Lizzie Armanto the face of women's skateboarding rejoins Tony Hawk and Jason Ellis to educate the guys on Olympics, Europe, fine dining, Cat Cafes, Boba tea, and so much more.

The Legion Outriders: A Star Wars Legion Podcast

In this episode of the Legion Outriders, LJ Joins the cast with Matt and Dan to talk LJ's invader league run, early LVO news, prizes, and tables, and later go over some ideas for lists with Mando and Boba.

Autobahn Country Club Podcast
080: Gary Boba, Boba's Auto Detailing

Autobahn Country Club Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 43:49


YES. My favorite weekend at the Autobahn Country Club. OCTOBERFAST. I get so caught up in Octoberfast that I have a tendency to call everything OctoberFEST...OctoberFAST! This weekend is the last festival weekend at the track. It is NOT the last weekend. The club and the track are open until October 29th, with employee appreciation day October 30th. My next guest is Gary Boba. Gary tells us a couple funny stories and I confess that one time I cleaned a car with a Scotch Bright Pad...Not a good idea. Boba's Auto Detail has moved to a new location on the north side of the track and is ready to fulfill your vehicle's needs. Ceramic Protection Packages are available at a competitive price. Book your appointment now to prepare your daily driver for the upcoming winter season.Boba's also specializes in race car detailing to ensure your vehicle is looking top notch for the next race. Race Car Packages will be at a discounted rate in the month of October. Call (815) 370-2068 to book now.

Feels on Meals
Circolo Popolare

Feels on Meals

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 66:49


Osie and Boba putting their Italian pronunciations to the test in this week's episode! Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound Image courtesy of Circolo Popolare Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Legion 99: Your Star Wars Legion Podcast

Mike, Nick, and Keegan dive into our objective series, with a twist. Join us as we break down (with our upcoming World's lists) how to play and set up for each objective, beginning with breakthrough!  Mike: Din, Boba, Kashyyyk Defenders, Vets Nick: Kallus, Boba, Din, Shores Keegan: Anakin, Padme, Barcs   PAX Signups: https://thefifthtrooper.com/pax-unplugged-2022/  

Franchise Findings | Buying a Franchise Made Simple
It's Boba Time Franchise Cost, Fees & More (2022)

Franchise Findings | Buying a Franchise Made Simple

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 4:10


It's Boba Time is a milk tea franchise primarily operating in Los Angeles and expanding into other Southern California regions. Aiming to provide customers with the freshest and the most innovative drinks, It's Boba Time was founded in 2003 starting with a menu of 40 drinks. After 19 years, in 2022, Boba Time currently has over 140 items on its menu. Normally, It's Boba Time offers a variety of drinks from fresh fruits on smoothies and slushies to milk tea and coffee. It is claimed to be the most famous boba shop in the Los Angeles area and welcomes an average of 1,000 customers per day! This podcast was based on an exclusive Vetted Biz analysis, click here for the full report: https://www.vettedbiz.com/its-boba-time-franchise/ Need help finding the right franchise? Click here: https://www.vettedbiz.com/franchise-search/ 00:00 Introduction 00:35 Bubble Tea Industry 00:53 Competitors 01:10 It's Boba Time Franchise In Numbers 02:00 Franchise selling price 02:13 Conclusion #ItsBobaTimeFranchiseCostFeesAndMore2022 #FranchiseFindings If you are looking for more information, you can connect with us through our networks: https://www.vettedbiz.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/vettedbiz/ https://www.facebook.com/vettedbiz https://www.tiktok.com/@businessandfranchiseinus

Fluent Spanish Express Podcast
276. Estar a la sopa boba

Fluent Spanish Express Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 6:53


En el episodio de hoy hablamos de una expresión que los nativos españoles utilizamos de manera coloquial: "Estar a la sopa boba".

Secret Friends Podcasting Network
Code 47 Episode 83 - Boba S$%t

Secret Friends Podcasting Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 68:48


Maifors Studio | Podcast
ASMR POPPING BOBA, JELLY, GUMMY MUKBANG NO TALKING EATING

Maifors Studio | Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 10:06


ASMR RAINBOW DESSERTS 무지개 먹방 팝핑보바, 보석젤리, 별사탕 먹방 POPPING BOBA, JELLY, GUMMY MUKBANG NO TALKING EATING

Salty Nerd Podcast
Salty Nerd Reviews: SEE - The House Of Enlightenment (S3E5)

Salty Nerd Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 74:55


CHET CHET everyone! We are back at the good old House of Enlightenment for a fun little siege, all set to the dulcet tunes of Guns & Roses "Welcome To The Jungle." Sybeth is back and this time she's making all the disgruntled Witchfinders forget about the fact that she destroyed their homes and killed their families, and instead enlists them back in her service with the simple argument that "She's their queen!" Yas Queen. Yas. Then Tormada shows up at the House of Enlightenment to get his bombs and finds Boba Voss and crew there instead. Turns out, Boba and the three sighted people with him now have access to a TON of guns that they simply don't use, and Tormada is able to escape with all the bombs they originally went there to destroy. This is yet another awesomely bad episode of SEE and we can't wait to talk about it! What is your review of The House of Enlightenment? Did you love it? Hate it? Did you want to burn it to the ground? Let us know in our Discord server: http://www.saltynerddiscord.com And if you like our TV show reviews, check out our Members Area where we review a number of classic SciFi TV shows. You can join for just $5 a month here: ▷ SUPPORT THE SHOW: http://www.saltynerdclub.com/ By becoming a Patron of the Salty Nerd Podcast you help us to create great content AND get awesome perks! Check out our Patreon page through the link above for more detail. Thank you! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/saltynerd/support

The FrogPants Studios Ultra Feed!
TMS 2353: Taco Hell

The FrogPants Studios Ultra Feed!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 101:00 Very Popular


The Snails of Dusseldorf. Chewing on the Boba. I don't like little balls in my teeeeeeeea. Professor Holden McGroin. This Is Just Floatin' Meat. Bring Brian A Bisque. Slap Quitting. Tacos by the Slice. Don't lick batteries with your body tongue. Warning: This episode contains flashing lights. The Cilantro of Asian Drinks. Cruise ship dumpster food. My Complaint Is Now Dead. A Satisfactory discussion with Bill. Hard Landing With Bobby and more on this episode of The Morning Stream.

FCAT Crypto Briefâ„¢
Market Maker Faces $160 Million Hack After Vanity Address Attack

FCAT Crypto Briefâ„¢

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 27:41


This week, briefers discuss Nasdaq’s preparations to launch an institutional crypto custody service, lawmaker’s amicus brief filing in support of Custodia Bank’s case, Wintermute’s $160 million hack and Boba launches an L2 bridge. Please remember: this podcast is solely for informational and educational purposes and is not investment, tax, legal or insurance advice. Digital assets are speculative and highly volatile and you should conduct thorough research before you invest. To learn more, visit: fcatalyst.com FMR LLC. © 2022 FMR LLC. All rights reserved.

The Morning Stream
TMS 2353: Taco Hell

The Morning Stream

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 101:00


The Snails of Dusseldorf. Chewing on the Boba. I don't like little balls in my teeeeeeeea. Professor Holden McGroin. This Is Just Floatin' Meat. Bring Brian A Bisque. Slap Quitting. Tacos by the Slice. Don't lick batteries with your body tongue. Warning: This episode contains flashing lights. The Cilantro of Asian Drinks. Cruise ship dumpster food. My Complaint Is Now Dead. A Satisfactory discussion with Bill. Hard Landing With Bobby and more on this episode of The Morning Stream.

Feels on Meals
Koocha feat. Briony

Feels on Meals

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 77:16


Boba and Osie are joined by special guest Briony to take them on a tour of her favourite restaurant! Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound. Image courtesy of Koocha Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Kirsty and Briony's Comfort Zone
The Dreams of Boba

Kirsty and Briony's Comfort Zone

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 59:24


Briony and Kirsty are joined by Boba, ready to provide their expert dream analysis! Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Podcast Iluminação Diária
#750 - Me chamam de boba e ingênua no trabalho, por tentar ser boa com as pessoas

Podcast Iluminação Diária

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 18:58


Comunidade Online - Tutoria Sobre Budismo: https://tutoriasobrebudismo.com.br/pid Instagram do Monge Butsukei: https://www.instagram.com/mongebutsukei/ Instagram Sobre Budismo: https://www.instagram.com/sobrebudismo/

Rene Ritchie
eSIM & iPhone 14 — The uglier truth

Rene Ritchie

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 8:25


☕️ https://morningbrewdaily.com/reneritchie Sign up to Morning Brew for FREE today!You can tell it's really iPhone 14 season because we nerds are angrier than Star Wars stans following Book of Boba. And the reason… this time? I mean, same song, new verse. Apple's deleted another port, this time the SIM card slot. Moving from a traditional, card-based Subscriber Identity Module to a new-fangled ee-lec-tronic version that's no longer swappable at the hands-to-hardware level, only software. At least in the U.S. For now.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Toys on Tap
Ep. 85 Toys on Tap w/ Barrio Boba

Toys on Tap

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 57:34


This week the creator of the "Space Vatos" decided to come sit down with Toys on Tap! If you didn't know, this is actually the second time that Barrio Boba has been on Toys on Tap. Before Toys on Tap moved to podcast format, we started on Vimeo. Take a listen to this week's episode all about Barrio Boba! This is the Güey!On instagram @barriobobaCommercials brought to you by Chicken Burger DiscoOn instagram @chickenburgerdiscoSponsors:if you want to become a sponsor of Toys on Tap Podcast send an email to toysontappodcast@gmail.comPatreon:To support the show you can join the Toys on Tap Patreon. Go to patreon.com/toysontapThank you to our supporters:DKE Toys @dketoysEric Nichols @righteousmadeZachary Blackburn @ztblackburnChicken Burger Disco @chickenburgerdiscotoyzalive @toyzaliveRate and Review:The best way to support the podcast is to rate and review so that others can hear this sticky resin podcast!

Feels on Meals
Storm Crow Manor

Feels on Meals

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 84:32


Osie and Boba are leaving their meals to chance as they roll D20s to fill out a burger character sheet?! Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound. Image courtesy of Storm Crow Manor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Laugh It Up Fuzzball
Laugh It Up Fuzzball #310 - 6 years of podcasting is such a crick in the neck

Laugh It Up Fuzzball

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 47:41


Welcome to the place where we get to let our geek flags fly and talk about all things geek. Basically a fuzzy guide to life, the universe, and everything but mostly geek stuff. This is a look into the world of geekdom and some geek news, comics, The Simpsons, Star Wars, and whatever randomness finds its way onto the recording. This level of the podcast is where I talk about the best of the past year of the show. Join me for a list of 37 episodes worth going back and listening to. Been a lot of episodes since Level 257 but August 13th marked 6 years of doing this silly show about life, the universe, and everything but mostly geek stuff on a weekly basis which honestly is a bit difficult to wrap my brain around. For those who like lists, here's the shows I chat about: Jun 27, 2016 - Shaun Talks Movies Ep 47 - Joey will make you fear 277 - 2021 Year End Wrap-Up - The Geeky Movies / 278 - 2021 Year End Wrap-Up - The Geeky Shows 10 Review Episodes / 3 Whatchu Watchings 266 - What If We Spoiled What If? 272 - Spilling the Tea on Busting Ghosts and Shang-Chi… you want Boba with that? 279 - Eye of Hawk Man of Spiders (SPOILERS) Bonusode #21 - The Eternal MCU 283 - (Bob)A Fett is Born 289 - The Spoils of Making Peace Bonusode #22 - Batman to the Bone 295 - Looking at the Moon… it's Knight Time 299 - Reviewing strange doctors, chipmunks and hedgehogs Bonusode #27 - Hello there… The Kenobi Review Bonusode #25 - Whatchu watching 305 - Whatchu Watching - Stranger Umbrella Boys & more 309 - Whatchu watching - Prey, Sandman, Ms. Marvel, Thor & More And the real meat, The Best 19 of Year 6 - Top 5 in Bold 258 – Let's get ready to Fuzzball! 260 - The Fuzzy Trio Settles the Score 262 - OOF… THAT Happened / 280 - Oof… We did it again 264 - We wanted weirdos 268 - Star Wars is Dead 270 - Building a better Star Wars 274 - Happy Geeky Holidays from the Scary PokeMANS (1:01:57) 285 - D&D Gals get it done 287 - Best Star Wars Characters / 300 - The Torment of Star Wars 290 - Capes in Musical Caverns / 296 - The caverns are alive with the sound of musicals 292 - War of Stars Multiversal Edition 293 - May the Nostalgia be with You 297 - Celebrate Star Wars C'mon! 301 - Always Blue there are… an artist and a writer 303 - A multiverse of marvelous potentialities 307 - We can't believe he wore THAT And lastly, Rancor Pits & Krayt Dragons - Bonusode #23 / Bonusode #23.5 / Bonusode #24 Congrats on completing Level 310 of the podcast and here's to another year of quality episodes! Think positive, test negative, stay safe, wash your hands, wear a mask, and good luck out there. Feel free to contact me on Twitter and/or Instagram (@wookieeriot). You can also reach the show by e-mail, laughitupfuzzballpodcast@gmail.com., or by joining the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1879505335626093). I'd love to hear from you. Merch is available at teepublic.com/user/laugh-it-up-fuzzball. Also subscribe to the feed on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Stitcher, Breaker, IHeartRadio, RadioPublic, Spotify, or any of the apps which pull from those sources. Go do your thing so I can keep doing mine. If you feel so inclined, drop a positive rating or comment on those apps. Ratings help others find the madness. Tell your friends, geekery is always better with peers. Thank YOU for being a part of this hilarity! There's a plethora of ways to comment about the show and I look forward to seeing your thoughts, comments, and ideas. May the force be with us all, thanks for stopping by, you stay classy, be excellent to each other and party on dudes! TTFN… Wookiee out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/laugh-it-up-fuzzball/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/laugh-it-up-fuzzball/support

Who Charted?
609. Boba for Two w/ Kulap Vilaysack

Who Charted?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 76:53


Ku's Mom's Favorite New Show. No Limit Coffee Soldier. The Guardians. Guess Howard's Kitchen! Howard's War. Kramer vs Kremer. Ride that Tortoise. Like an old glove, the beloved Kulap Vilaysack visits her old chart home and gives more "Jesus, Kulap!" moments than ever.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Pixel Therapy Pod
Embedding Values into AI and Finding Focus in Gaming with Wells Santo

Pixel Therapy Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 81:36


Welcome to our 50th episode! Whaaaaat? Thanks for spending two years and countless hours talking games and being gay with us. This week, Spencer and Jamie dive into the delightfully devilish Cult of the Lamb from Massive Monster and Devolver Digital, an addicting mash-up of Hades and Animal Crossing with plenty of poop management. Then Wells Santo (he/she/they) an educator, researcher and activist on the societal implications of technology - especially artificial intelligence - joins to chat PhD life, the power, potential, and dangerous misconceptions of AI, the perfect Boba tea order, and how 2018's Florence brought Wells back to video games after a decade away! After this episode we'll be taking a short break for some Life Events and mysterious medical leave, so enjoy your spooky season and we'll catch you in November 2022! 10:15 - Jamie shows off her new STEAM DECK! 17:49 - Cult of the Lamb discussion 45:07 - Interview with Wells Santo Follow Wells on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WellsLucasSanto Side Quest https://linktr.ee/PBO PEOPLE'S PROGRAMS is an Oakland-based Black/New Afrikan organization dedicated to the liberation and unification of ALL Afrikan people through scientific socialism. We are governed by the ideologies, theories, principles, and practices of Revolutionary Nationalists and Pan-Africanists, and we are aiming to do our part to contribute to the New Afrikan Independence Movement. Volunteer/donate/sign up for mutual aid efforts/check out PBO's podcast Hella Black, and more! About Pixel Therapy New episodes every three weeks! Learn more at pixeltherapypod.com or follow us on social media (we're most active on Twitter!) @pixeltherapypod. We're proud members of the But Why Tho? Podcast Network: visit ButWhyThoPodcast.com for everything pop culture in an inclusive geek community! If you like what you hear, please take a moment to rate us, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts (or your listening app of choice) and subscribe! Want more? Unlock monthly bonus episodes for $2/mo at patreon.com/pixeltherapypod

Feels on Meals
Mr Dick Waffles

Feels on Meals

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 57:56


Boba and Osie are back for the most saucy episode yet! Come on, give it a listen! Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound. Image courtesy of Mr Dick Waffles Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Towelite Talk
227 - Towelite Growth Potential

Towelite Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 63:53


DFAT Entertainment would like to talk to you about growth potential. Do you think you have it? Do you have what it takes? Can you take it? All of these questions have nothing to do with this episode but Casey was right when he said it should be the title. Chris of course is writing these words. Enjoy and check out the other great shows on the DFAT ENTERTAINMENT podcast network! If you or someone you know is a fan of any of our podcasts show them some support with some apparel from White Imprints! INTRO RIP Olivia Newton John GEEKIN' OUT Marvel - TV, Movies & Games Ironheart - First look at The Hood Iron heart revealed by action figure DC - TV, Movies & Games DCU - Lets play CXL or Not CXL!! Caped Crusader canceled Batgirl screening party Shazam 2 & Aquaman 2 delayed Henry Cavill rumored to be in Black Adam post-credits The Batman multi year deal Idris Elba Teases "Big" DC Return Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman’s Butler is S3 official title SW - TV, Movies & Games John Boyega will not return to SW Obi doc 9/8 Book of Boba s2? FF - Deck-Building Game Jedi: Battle Scars novel Comics John Stewart: The Emerald Knight #1 DC Golden Age Batman/The Joker: Deadly Duo COMMERCIAL Crowd$ourcery Longbox heroes Coffin Comics

Teen Debates
Boba confessions with Birk

Teen Debates

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 12:36


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City Cast Salt Lake
Did We Just Become Boba Best-teas?

City Cast Salt Lake

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 13:23


Boba Tea — the delicious, surprisingly filling, Taiwanese tea with tapioca ‘bubbles' — is a popular treat in Salt Lake. But where is the best boba? Ali and Maya Fraser, the @bohoeofficial, travel to Maya's top spot for some afternoon sippin'. Subscribe to our daily morning newsletter here. You can find us on Instagram @CityCastSaltLake and Twitter @CityCastSLC. Looking to advertise on City Cast Salt Lake? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at citycast.fm/advertise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Irresistible Factor
Interview with Boba Bam Chairman and Founder Bob Yau, and The Big Boba Boss, Brian Khoddam

The Irresistible Factor

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 32:48


“So, what I've discovered as an entrepreneur, starting Boba Bam, starting my other companies, is as long as you collect enough information about a particular issue, or risk or whatever, then it takes away all of that fear. Because then it turns into steps, and you know what to do at that point. So, my advice is to collect as much information to defeat your fear, and then it turns into actions, and then actions become results.” Chairman and Founder of Boba Bam, Bob Yau, and the big Boba boss, Brian Khoddam saw a gap in a growing market and were able to create a successful business with the help of a resourceful tool that's literally available to everyone - Google Trends. In this episode of Kristi Bridges' podcast, The Irresistible Factor, Bob and Brian share their perspective on Boba Bam's rapid success with their at home boba making kit. They started down a very unique path with one of the largest retailers in the world, Costco, and have since been expanding nationwide. Bob and Brian talk about their funding process, product awareness strategies, challenges thus far, and the importance of truly believing in your product. “If you really believe in something, you should take chances in life and go for it. Otherwise, you could go through your whole life regretting why you didn't take that chance.” — Brian Khoddam This is a success story entrepreneurs will be inspired by.

The Garage Gym Experiment Podcast
Darko's Customized Home Gym, Inventions, That Car & MORE

The Garage Gym Experiment Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 31:41


We interview Darko about his home gym, a few recent inventions he showed off on Instagram, and MORE. (0:00) Who is Darko? (1:52) Gym before COVID (2:38) Customization (3:50) Overview of the gym (4:43) The car (5:52) Favorite customization (8:17) Boba & Barbell's Lifting Club (12:17) Adding color to the home gym? (12:58) Favorite lift (14:21) Reels (17:31) Inventions around the home gym (25:53) BJJ More Info Follow Darko on IG Follow Nice Like Mike on IG Knurled News GGE Website Home Gym Guide Gym Equipment on Sale --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/garage-gym-experiment/support

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Na boa… Ficar nervoso pra querer ter mais resultados pra ONTEM, é normal. O segredo está em saber como lidar com a ansiedade que a acompanha. _ MEU LIVRO Curtidas Não Pagam As Contas® → https://brunopicinini.com/cnpac TREINAMENTOS GRATUITOS Para profissionais e empreendedores: → https://brunopicinini.com Para implantodontistas e clínicas de implantes dentários: → https://odontologista.com

Up In The Mix
Hype Tea Market and the Hussle that Never Stops

Up In The Mix

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 106:41


This week the boys are joined by Carlos, one of the men responsible for Hype Tea Market a Vintage Clothing and Streetwear shop that also serves Boba tea. He explains how he went from trading his clothes to his friends to owning one of Reno's most unique and successful clothing shops.

That‘s Not Educational
What is Boba?

That‘s Not Educational

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 10:36


Have you ever had boba tea (also known as bubble tea)? Gloria chats with Laura Thompson, owner of International Tea & Coffee Company to find out about this curious drink! She also gets some tips on how to become a more adventurous eater. Don't worry, kids. That's not educational! Love boba? You can buy the "It's Boba Time" t-shirt at Facebook.com/FreezeeGirl. Just click the shop button at the top of the page. Use the code GLORIA for 10% off.

Feels on Meals
7bone Burger Co.

Feels on Meals

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 74:11


Boba takes Osie to her one true love, burger. Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound. Image courtesy of 7bone Burger Co. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Outdoor Minimalist
47. Conscious Consumption with Canine Companions

Outdoor Minimalist

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 44:51


In episode 47 of the Outdoor Minimalist podcast, we get to talk about one of my favorite topics once again: dogs! We have covered a fair number of dog-related topics including trail etiquette, hiking with small dogs, and even the impacts of the pet food industry. So, in this episode, we discuss how other areas of the pet industry and pet parent consumption impacts the environment. To help give us some pointers on how to lessen the impacts of having a canine companion, I had the pleasure of chatting with Briahna Hendey, the creator of Boba the Sustainable Mutt. Briahna is an environmental social scientist who is passionate about bringing meaningful discussions of sustainable living to the dog community. Drawing upon her experiences working in the domains of sustainability, well-being, and conservation education in a zoo setting, Briahna hopes to spread the message that a fulfilling life with dogs needn't compromise the environment. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/outdoor.minimalist.book/ WEBSITE: https://www.theoutdoorminimalist.com/ PRE ORDER THE OUTDOOR MINIMALIST BOOK: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781493063994/Outdoor-Minimalist-Waste-Less-Hiking-Backpacking-and-Camping ------------------------- Lava Linens Discount Code for 15% off your next purchase: OUTDOORMINIMALIST BOBA THE SUSTAINABLE MUTT INSTAGRAM: @boba.the.sustainable.mutt ------------------------- EPISODES RESOURCES Tails of Connection Destination Trained

Blessed Beyond Measure Podcast
Ep. 33/ Szn 3 - Mental Health and Boba With Special Guest Mok Inphouva (@MokLikeBook)

Blessed Beyond Measure Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 75:02


In this episode of the Blessed Beyond Measure Podcast, CL is joined by Mok Inphouva (@MokLikeBook). Mok and CL discuss a number of different topics as it pertains to mental health, Bay Area culture (especially the food scene), living in the matrix, practices to strengthen mental health, Mok's journey from Arkansas to the Bay, dealing with anxiety, fitness and so much more! Mok drops many gems in this episode and it was a great conversation overall! Enjoy the episode yall! Stay up and stay blessed! Follow these accounts to get in contact with CL and for all of the latest updates regarding the BBM Brand https://linktr.ee/Blessedbeyondmeasurepodcast Instagram: @BlessedBeyondMeasurePodcast + @CL_TheSource TikTok: @BBMPod Twitter: @BBMPodLife SnapChat: @BBM.Podcast ClubHouse: @BBM.Podcast #podcast #growth #personaldevelopment #selfdevelopment #mentalhealth #lifehacks #simple #podcaster #podcasting #blessedbeyondmeasure #blessed #healthy #anxiety #depression #health --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bbmpod/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bbmpod/support

Time To Say Goodbye
Fake boba, fake pork with Wei Tchou

Time To Say Goodbye

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 73:58


Hello from a walk-up apartment! This week, Tammy and Jay invite food-and-culture writer Wei Tchou to discuss trends in plant-based meat and beverages. Wei has written beautifully about fermenting tempeh, making her own soy sauce, and learning to love baijiu. In our first investigative segment (lol), we send Jay out on the streets of Norcal. The U.S. chain Peet’s Coffee has proclaimed this the “Summer of Jelly,” dropping a new “boba-like” drink addition that’s been deemed cultural appropriation by some, harmless bobafication by others. Jay ventures to the original Peet’s in Berkeley to find out: Is the jelly any good? Then, Wei shills for Big Fake Pig! Could Impossible Pork be the answer to her tireless search for a veg alternative in cooking Chinese? How do new vegan meat products fit into food landscapes that have long used plant-based substitutes? Could vegan pork be an ecological and ethical cure in regions where meat consumption is still on the rise? Plus: David Chan’s unique brand of service journalism and Wei’s problematic cookbook fave. Check out our subscriber Discord for bonus items from Jay’s Peet’s odyssey and Wei’s kitchen. And, on August 25, we’ll be having a subscribers-only book club with the great novelist Lisa Hsiao Chen, author of Activities of Daily Living. Come on through! Thanks as always for your support! Please subscribe and stay in touch via Patreon and Substack, follow us on Twitter, and email us at timetosaygoodbyepod@gmail.com. This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit goodbye.substack.com/subscribe

Star Wars Time
SWTS: Andor Series to Flesh Out Mon Mothma, Book of Boba S2, Plus Vader Rumored to Appear in Ahsoka

Star Wars Time

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 137:38


Andor character growth, Boba Fett season 2, and Vader in Ahsoka! We talk about all these juicy topics and more on this episode of the Star Wars Time Show! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU4iKVq01iA&list=PLW3ledm6i6N8q-otJ7B6fiB_SIPvLz8EI You can find our links below: https://starwarstime.net/andor-season-1-to-chart-the-formative-years-of-the-rebellion/ https://starwarstime.net/rumor-darth-vader-will-appear-in-live-action-ahsoka-series/ https://youtube.com/shorts/EYKRTwWClWg?feature=share https://starwarstime.net/star-wars-hunters-worldwide-launch-delayed-to-2023/ https://starwarstime.net/photographer-recreates-star-wars-original-trilogy-using-vintage-kenner-toys-and-custom-dioramas/ https://starwarstime.net/top-5-star-wars-artists-of-the-week-7-11-7-18-2022/

Feels on Meals
Forty Deuce Cafe and Club

Feels on Meals

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 72:29


Osie get's to fantasise about burgers and Boba shows us what's behind the fridge. Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound. Image courtesy of Forty Deuce Cafe and Club. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Star Wars Theory
BOBA FETT SEASON 2 - MY THOUGHTS

Star Wars Theory

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 15:43


In this version of Disney Plus, it is said Boba Fett season 2 is coming soon. Is this legit? Do you think we need a season 2? If we do get a season 2, I hope it will show Boba much more to his prior ways in the Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, as well as the many comics and books about him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Around the Galaxy - A Star Wars Fan Talkshow
DITF: Hasbro Action Figure News, Emmys for Boba and Han & Leia Tie the Knot

Around the Galaxy - A Star Wars Fan Talkshow

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 5:16


This week in Star Wars news:Hasbro drops some premium action figuresDisney Plus Star Wars gets some Emmy attentionAnd Han and Leia get married in a new bookAnd More!Give us 5 minutes and we'll give you the galaxy.Another week, another flood of news rumors, clickbait and conversation. www.ATGcast.comPatreon.com/ATGcastYouTube.com/ATGcast@ATGcast(c) 2022 Pete in the Seat Studios

Spilled Milk
Episode 550: Boba

Spilled Milk

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 35:54 Very Popular


This episode is full of gross exaggerations, dizzying arrays and many stupifications as we chat about the eating and drinking experience of boba. We traverse the peeks and hills of the early espresso era as we discuss bathing in boba, open mic dreams and moving up to a size Small. Shaken, not sealed.     The article in the Taipei Times by Edward Jones Matthew's Now but Wow: Now but Wow! - Friend of the show(?!)Japanese Breakfast on SNL Listen to our spinoff show Dire Desires Join our reddit See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The California Report Magazine
Ojai's Famous Pixie Tangerine Struggles; Program Trains Incarcerated Men to Help Fight Fires; Peninsula Boba Shop's Togan Treat

The California Report Magazine

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 29:47


The Ojai Valley's climate has been ideal for growing certain tree crops. But climate change is making it windier, drier, and hotter there. As Lisa Morehouse tells us, none of that is good for farming. And neither is Ojai's rising cost of real estate. And this summer, incarcerated youth will help fight California's wildfires. These young men are hacking containment lines with hand tools. It's part of a program within the juvenile justice system meant to provide job training. But as KQED's health correspondent Lesley McClurg explains, it's been all but impossible to find firefighting jobs once they're released. Plus, you can find boba shops all over California. Some stick to the original tea with tapioca balls. Others expand their menus with smoothies, slushes, and coffee. So to start a boba business that stands out takes some creativity. For our series Hidden Gems, Amy Mayer found a surprising specialty at San Bruno's Kiss My Boba.

Edge of NFT Podcast
Alan Chiu Of Boba Network, The Multi-Chain L2 Scaling & Augmenting Solution, Plus: NFT Party Continues, NFT NYC Recap, And More…

Edge of NFT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 57:03


The crypto space continually evolves, and the advanced use cases for NFTs broaden with it. In this episode, Jeff Kelley, Eathan Janney, and Josh Kriger chat with Alan Chiu of Boba Network about how they contribute to this growth. As the CEO and Founder, he leads the efforts to achieve Boba Network's goal of bringing Ethereum to the next billion users worldwide. He discusses how they aim to make the space more accessible with multi-chain L2 scaling, augmenting solutions, and their hybrid compute capability. Learn more about Boba Network and the exciting stuff they're bringing to the table by tuning in to this episode. Plus, don't miss today's hot topics with recaps of NFT NYC and discussions on NFT Parties.