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Best podcasts about lularich

Latest podcast episodes about lularich

The Freakin' Awesome Podcast!
TFA 310: At Raccoon City with Too Much Stuff

The Freakin' Awesome Podcast!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 88:11


On The Freakin' Awesome! podcast we usually discuss about the things we watched, played, listened, and read throughout the week.This episode features Audrey Abaya and John Abaya. Trailer Talk: Jurassic World Dominion - Prologue (Film) Weekly Impressions : The Deep House (Film)The Empty Man (Film)Dead by Daylight (Video Game)LuLaRich (Documentary Series)Out of Mind, Out of Sight (Documentary Series) Main Discussion: Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021 Film) Recorded on November 28, 2021 Follow our featured host: Benjamin Abaya at http://www.twitter.com/benjaminabayaJohn Abaya at https://twitter.com/abayarts Edited by: John Abaya Produced by: Benjamin Abaya & Sear Saechao Subscribe to our Youtube Channel : http://bit.ly/TFAyoutube Subscribe to DATENITE: https://bit.ly/DATENITEplays Follow us on Twitter @TFAnow or Like us on Facebook. Subscribe to our podcast: Spotify: http://bit.ly/tfaspotifyiTunes: http://bit.ly/itfanowGoogle Podcast: http://bit.ly/GoogleTFAnow

Beyond the Image Podcast
BTI #311: Why Work for Success When You Can Just Lie?!

Beyond the Image Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 14:03


Do you currently have a podcast or are about to launch a podcast and need some help? Looking for a professional environment to record your show? The Hive Studios in Phoenix, Arizona is nearly complete and will be ready for you soon! Looking for a professional audio engineer to produce your show? Email us at hello@hivestudiosaz.com to take your show to the next level! After last week's episode, I had dozens of you reach out to me. Thank you for listening and reaching out! (If you didn't go check out last week's episode.) The overwhelming response was to do more deep dives into this industry. So we will! I want to do a deep dive study and be as objective as possible. My hope is that those who need help will get it from the right sources. “That's the hope. If you need help, you're able to get it from the right sources as opposed to being pulled in the wrong direction from an incorrect source.” IN THIS EPISODE The response from last week's episode. How James wants to approach talking more about this industry. The goal of these kinds of deep dive episodes. A red flag in the industry. Using success to lure in potential clients and why it's dangerous. LulaRich the documentary on Amazon.   QUESTIONS FOR YOU: What element of this industry are you most curious to learn about? What do you want light shed upon the most? What do you want to have a more in depth understanding of, to see behind the curtain? Want to hear more about this topic? DM James @jpatrickphoto Email james@jamespatrickphoto.com Text 408-605-3254 Share this podcast with a friend and remember to leave a 5-star review!  For more, visit jamespatrick.com

Life After MLM
Episode 71 - Elizabeth Brohaugh

Life After MLM

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 72:36


This weeks sponsor is BetterHelp. Listeners of the show receive 10% off their first month of online therapy by visiting betterhelp.com/mlm. This month we are teaming up with igotout.org, a consortium of cult survivors supporting the #igotout movement of activism, and education, to help shine light on the commercial cults more commonly known as Multi Level Marketing. Throughout the month of November, follow along with us on social media as we share MLM statistics, cult education, survivor stories and ways you can join in on the movement. Visit igotout.org to share your MLM experience and share your #igotout selfie using the hashtags #igotout and #igotoutofanmlm on social media. Freedom of thought is a universal human right. When I first read Elizabeth's email to me, I knew I had to talk to her for our Cult Education Month. After watching LuLaRich, and diving into the Anti MLM Movement, Elizabeth left her MLM of 3 years, and publicly denounced them on her Facebook page. We talk about the culty ways MLM crept into her life, grooming her from a sick college student, to a young newlywed, the indoctrination into the oily life, and the hoops she jumped through in the name of blind faith. We also discuss the cognitive dissonance Elizabeth felt between what Young Living told her, and what she found out. Show Notes Plant Therapy Essential Oils - https://www.planttherapy.com/ Life After MLM - Liz Arias - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-21-liz-arias-part-1/id1553784236?i=1000517628567 Elizabeth's Facebook post about leaving Young Living - https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.austin.3781/posts/3144416499121352 A Dangerous Mind: Gary Young - http://gary-young-fraud.blogspot.com/2017/01/a-dangerous-mind-gary-young.html A Little Bit Culty!! - https://www.alittlebitculty.com/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note!

What's On Draft?
Compensatory Pick: October Content Check-In (time codes in description!)

What's On Draft?

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 132:31


In MLB if you have a free agent you've offered a qualifying offer to sign with another team you receive a compensatory pick in the next draft; well here at What's On Draft? when we remove the chat time at the front in the episode you the listeners receive a compensatory bonus episode all about content! In this one we talk about all the things we've been watching lately. Do you want our opinions on Squid Game? Dune? LuLaRich? We've got it all here! Time Codes for Specific Content: 2:55 Infinite 6:46 If I Can't Have Love I Want Power 9:27 Raya and the Last Dragon 12:27 Alice in Borderland 17:41 The Many Saints of Newark 26:03 Star Wars Visions 35:07 The Sinner 38:59 Black Widow 44:43 Star Trek Discovery Season 3 48:22 Marvel's What If…? 54:16 Only Murders in the Building 59:29 Squid Game 1:14:34 The Forgotten Battle 1:16:36 Midnight Mass 1:21:28 Sobibor 1:25:15 Star Trek Lower Decks 1:31:24 Maya and the Three 1:35:26 LuLaRich 1:42:06 I Think You Should Leave 1:46:40 Dune 1:56:50 The Movies That Made Us: Season 3 1:59:54 Cowboy Bebop Social Media: Twitter Facebook Instagram Email us at whatsondraftpodcast@gmail.com! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/whatsondraft/message

Destination Marriage
Episode #52 - LuLaRich - our thoughts on the new Documentary about Lularoe

Destination Marriage

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 46:50


• We recently watched the documentary called LulaRich which is a popular and well known MLM on comfortable clothing or magical like leggings that fit every and all shape.  Yes,  who doesn't like a piece of clothing that fits all…right?!! And better yet..this was a product that if you “put your whole heart and soul into it” would determine the success of your business and your financial freedom.  And mind you this MLM was targeting women who were typically stay at home moms that were daily struggling with their financial choices in order to make ends meet.  • We're going to discuss what we leared from the documentary, research regarding the hidden challenges or reprecussions  and of course our thoughts. • So let's dive in shall we? • You are the boss of what you choose to do… I actually love that saying and I fully support.  • LulaRoe – an MLM, one of many that unfortunattly has made headlines for negative reasons which we will dive into but let's first focus on who the are and how this got started for our listeners that may not be as familiar with the product/MLM. • Started in 2013 • Name originated from their first three grandaughers. • How it originated… • One of eleven children the founder of LulaRoe – Deanne Startup.  • Met husband and business partner Mark Stidham on a plane. • She already had 7 children from a previous marriage.  Single mom, broke but determined to live a lavish life. • Her idea started from home.  She started making maxi skirts for her daughter and it grew into a business.  She then sold items to her first retailer so they could start a side gig selling her maxi skirt product to their friends for a profit.  Her retailers grew and LulaRoe was born. • Initial investment for retailers…$5000 • Selling breast milk? Borrowing money from fam members? Credit card charges? • Tijuana Skinny's… Deanne took several of the TOP retailers to Mexico to get the gastric bypass surgery to lose weight so they could portray a certain look for LulaRoe.  • Demographic limit…No protected territories • Some people took that box and turned it into a million dollars and some people took that box and put it in the closet because it scared them…???? • Bogus product..leggings soiled with mildew, moisture and foul smell.  Left in the parking lot exposed to elements then shipped out to retailers. • 127,000 sq feet – at that time he was putting stuff outside in cages.  It was exposed to the elements.  Holes in product, tearing of leggings, shorter hems.  They asked their retailers to take a hit to move the product regardless of the issue. • Pushing product than they could deliver at the same rate or level of quality. • Did anyone actually make real money?  Not 10k but realy sustainable money to keep a family moving in the right direction towards financial freedom? • Responses from owners of LulaRoe to Retailers who were struggling to sell:  o You're stale  o Youre in the wrong business • Is this a pyramid scheme? o Policy? o How you make money? o Compensation structure? o How much was spent monthly to buy product? o Buy back policy? • Compleltely went away – facebook groups went off the charts with women looking for representation • Defective products – Facebook group • Class Action Law suits:  • Current payback to retailers at the time of deposition (year date ) 100 Million dollars • Make good refund policy nullified:  • Daniel Kang – friendship – ghost squad. Fancy Swedish car squad • 100 people have filed for bankruptcy  • They divorced  • Compay targeted women who wanted to meet the needs of their family life by staying home to raise the kids and take care of the home. • 4.75 million settled with suit with the the state  • LulaRoe is still currently doing business but many have left in droves.  

Life After MLM
Episode 70 - LuLaBitch - Lauren Covey Carson

Life After MLM

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 80:28


Thank you to this weeks sponsor, Best Fiends! Download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store, or Google Play today! This month we are teaming up with igotout.org, a consortium of cult survivors supporting the #igotout movement of activism, and education, to help shine light on the commercial cults more commonly known as Multi Level Marketing. Throughout the month of November, follow along with us on social media as we share MLM statistics, cult education, survivor stories and ways you can join in on the movement. Visit igotout.org to share your MLM experience and share your #igotout selfie using the hashtags #igotout and #igotoutofanmlm on social media. Freedom of thought is a universal human right. *The stories shared in LuLaBitch are our own personal experiences, opinions and allegations of our time in the cult LuLaRoe. Some accounts may be triggering. Please listen at your own discretion. This is meant as a companion series to the Amazon Docuseries, LuLaRich, and is in no way affiliated with the film.* I had never met or spoken to Lauren prior to LuLaRich, but I felt so connected to her while watching the documentary that I knew I needed to reach out and say hi. Lauren and I had several long chats over the course of a couple days, and learned a lot about each other. I had been struggling to find a good spot for this chat in my calendar when we decided to make November Cult Month, I knew INSTANTLY where she belonged. As we walk down LuLaRoe memory lane, Lauren let's me know about another high demand group she found herself involved with when she was in as a teen; Cascade School, a "Toubled Teen Industry" cult, where she was kidnapped in the middle of the night, and whisked off to the top of a literal mountain. Show Notes Watch LuLaRich on Amazon Prime Video! - https://amzn.to/3k68Axs The Troubled Teen Industry is a Cult - https://www.troubledteenindustry.net/modern-cults Cascade School was a Cult - https://www.reddit.com/r/troubledteens/comments/j5ocav/cascade_school_was_a_cult/ Survivor, CEDU & Ascent & Cascade & Provo Canyon School 1997-1999 - https://www.survivorsbreakingsilence.com/stories/survivor-cedu-amp-ascent-amp-cascade-amp-provo-canyon-school Survivors Breaking Silence - https://www.survivorsbreakingsilence.com/ Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/ Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb How can you help? Report false income and health claims here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/ Or go to: https://www.truthinadvertising.org You can also report to your state Attorney General's office! https://www.naag.org/find-my-ag/ Not in the U.S.? Go here: https://www.ftc.gov/policy/international/competition-consumer-protection-authorities-worldwide Support the Podcast! Buy me a Taco and leave me a note!

Tig and Cheryl: True Story

Tig and Cheryl buy into "LuLaRich," a pyramid scheme built out of... what else? Colorful leggings! There's fashion talk of course, but also the introduction of a listener named "snarkerbowl"... or is it snkrboi? You'll just have to listen to find out! *this episode spills beans* get merch at podswag.com/truestory (tigandcheryltruestory@gmail.com)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Q as in Cucumber Podcast
Lularich-Part 2: AV‘s

Q as in Cucumber Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 30:59


off the rack
lularoe? lula-no: an intro to fashion MLMs

off the rack

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 47:41


did you miss us? this week ayanna and akua talk through the LulaRich, a docuseries that chronicles the downfall of LulaRoe.    follow us:  instagram.com/offtherackpod 

Shady Sh*t
What You Didn't See In Lularich with Roberta Blevins

Shady Sh*t

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 72:35


Roberta Blevins from Amazon's documentary Lularich is here to spill her guts about all things Lularoe and MLM culture as a whole.  We get into things that you didn't see in the doc and she brings the actual numbers to the table about who is making money selling oils and pants and who is not. It's nearly as bad as you think - Spoiler! It's way worse....  

Lady Journey
Episode 101: Wine Pillows

Lady Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 41:36


Katie and Sarah take the first step of Lady Journey with the origin story of their friendship, in New York City's stand-up comedy scene.  (2:45) Katie gets into her passion for traveling light including some of the drawbacks of packing for a 10 day trip with only a backpack. And Sarah shares her panty packing pro tip. (8:55)  Sarah's experimenting with vegetarianism, but still in the closet about it, which triggers Katie to relive a memory of choking down tofurkey at family holidays. (13:00) The gals discuss the phenomena of women-lead MLM's including Amazon Prime's recent documentary, Lularich.  (25:00) Lastly, the ladies review some wine pillows and ask, why is this particular decor a socially acceptable cry for help?  (34:00) LINKS Join Lady Journey!  https://www.patreon.com/ladyjourney (get monthly episodes and extras)   Email Lady Journey!  Your mansplainer (or ‘splainer) stories!  ladyjourneypodcast@gmail.com CHLOE https://www.eatbeatnic.com/ QUANTUM LEAP  http://quantumleap226.com/ FJALLRAVEN KANKEN https://www.fjallraven.com/ Lady Journey Theme Song  by: Tommy Macnamara http://www.tommymcnamara.com/

Affordable Interior Design presents Big Design, Small Budget
Episode 303: Unpacking "LuLaRich" with Libby Rothschild

Affordable Interior Design presents Big Design, Small Budget

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 59:48


Wondering why I'm devoting an episode to LuLaRich?  If you're a regular listener, you know I love true crime and entrepreneurship - these two subjects meet in this docu-series on Amazon Prime.  My friend, Libby Rothschild, joined me to discuss the show and we are both sharing this episode on our respective podcasts.  LuLaRich is fascinating, and you won't want to miss our conversation.   This episode, we discuss… [5:38] Summary of LuLaRich [9:56] Multi-level Marketing (MLMs) [12:53] Creating a movement as a business owner [14:42] Selling products versus recruiting people [18:59] Nepotism in business [23:19] Policies and procedures in business [27:03] Sales and marketing versus management and operations [30:10] Staying true to core values within a business [33:41] Scaling without losing quality [39:14] Prioritizing people over profit [40:23] Pressure for retailers to look a certain way [45:03] Reducing competition and seeing other women succeed [48:50] The haves and the have nots [51:25] Top takeaways   Connect with Libby: Website Podcast Links:   Website: https://www.betsyhelmuth.com   Book: https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/my-book   Become a Premium Member: https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast   Submit Your Questions: https://www.affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign

Dietitian Boss with Libby Rothschild MS, RD, CPT
Nutrition Boss Suz's positive mindset and perspective on LuLaRich

Dietitian Boss with Libby Rothschild MS, RD, CPT

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 38:16


In this episode, Libby Rothschild and Suz Carpenter talk about the docuseries LuLaRich, what marketing lessons you can learn from it and what can go wrong or right when running your business.   What you'll learn from this episode: What is MLM? How to overcome hesitation and fear to get started How Dietitian Boss can help you start your own online business How positivity can affect your business and personal life Connect with Suz: Instagram: @weightlossover40   Connect with Libby: Instagram: @libbyrothschild | @dietitianboss  YouTube: Dietitian Boss Are you ready to start your journey? Book a call to learn more about the Dietitian Boss Group Coaching program

A Little Bit Culty
LuLaRich Girl: Roberta Blevins on Life After MLM

A Little Bit Culty

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 73:06


A Little Bit Culty –Don't call her a #bossbitch. She's the boss, bitch. Roberta Blevins was a Trainer with LuLaRoe, had a team of 75 women under her, and made over $65,000 in bonuses alone. But when she came to the conclusion that it was a rigged, losing game she didn't just leave the business: she testified in the Washington State vs. LuLaRoe Pyramid Scheme lawsuit as a witness for the state. The fan favorite from the buzzed-about LuLaRich docuseries sits down for an A Little Bit Culty chat with Sarah and Nippy about what it's like when MLM gold turns to mold, the similarities between LuLaRoe and NXIVM, and the truth about those buttery soft leggings.Since leaving MLM, Roberta has educated herself on the systemic structure of the business model, the psychological manipulation, the seedy underbelly and governmental ties, the cult indoctrination, and the history of Multi Level Marketing. She educates daily on TikTok, and podcasts in her "free time" on her own podcast, Life After MLM, which explores the dangers of Multi Level Marketing through the eyes of the victims and survivors. Her work has been featured on Amazon Prime Video, Vice Media, Bloomberg News, Split, and Business Insider among others. Learn more on her website or find her on Instagram @therealrobertablevins~The views and opinions expressed on A Little Bit Culty do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the podcast. Any content provided by our guests, bloggers, sponsors or authors are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, group, club, organization, business individual, anyone or anything.~A Little Bit Culty is proud to support the #IGOTOUT project, which empowers survivors of cultic abuse to share their stories online as a catalyst for education, prevention, and healing. Learn more at igotout.org~For more information on A Little Bit Culty and co-hosts Sarah Edmondson and Nippy “Anthony” Ames, visit our official website at alittlebitculty.com. Follow us on Instagram & Twitter @alittlebitculty~CREDITS: Executive Producers: Sarah Edmondson & Anthony AmesProduction Partner: Citizens of Sound Producer: Will RetherfordAssociate Producer: Jess TardyTheme Song: “Cultivated” by Jon Bryant co-written with Nygel AsselinAdditional Music Score by Will Retherford See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Q as in Cucumber Podcast
Lularich-Part 1: The Lularoe Cult

Q as in Cucumber Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 35:40


Hey Q Crew! This week we have a special deep dive that will be on both of our shows-Q as in Cucumber and The Parent Memoirs. We examine they Lularoe documentary on Amazon Prime, called Lularich. In our first episode we cover the origin stories of Lularoe and it's founders. We also touched on the slow progression of the company that morphed into a cult. Part 2 coming next week so buckle up! Keep sending you stories, deep dive topics, and questions to qasincucumber@yahoo.com. Don't forget to like and subscribe and all that jazz on iTunes or your favorite podcasting platform! Also follow us on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/QasinCucumber Enjoy! Love your faces, Lara Thank you to the amazing DVS NME for the use of his music in our intro and outro! Check him out here! https://dvsnme.bandcamp.com/ https://soundcloud.com/dvsnme #lularoe #lularich #markanddeanne #comedy #comedypodcast

The Salt Lake Tribune's Mormon Land
"LuLaRich" and why Latter-day Saint women are drawn to multilevel marketing | Episode 205

The Salt Lake Tribune's Mormon Land

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 32:11


Women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are reared to be homemakers, caring for their house and family as a kind of religious obligation, while their husbands work to support the clan. But that isn't how it works for all Latter-day Saint women in a modern society and economy, which often fall short in valuing the work they do in the home. Many take on part-time employment to bring in extra money, while caring for kids, and that can open up some of them to the false allure of multilevel marketing scams. One of those businesses, LuLaRoe, which sells bold-print clothes and leggings, was started by a Latter-day Saint couple and was the subject of a recent Amazon documentary titled “LuLaRich.” Meg Conley, a Latter-day Saint essayist in Denver and publisher of a newsletter called Homeculture, discusses the documentary, why members may be attracted to MLMs, and what this phenomenon says about Latter-day Saint culture, and the blending of beliefs and business.

Boost Your Boutique with Emily Benson
522: #LuLaRich: The Impact on Boutiques

Boost Your Boutique with Emily Benson

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 23:40


This week is the third and final installment of a 3-part podcast series in response to the Amazon Prime docu-series LuLaRich. As a boutique consultant who has worked with former LLR consultants, I'm going to break down from a business perspective what LuLaRoe did right as a company, what they did wrong, and how it impacted the boutique industry. This episode talks about the affects that LuLaRoe has left on the boutique industry - both as a whole and on the consultants who have left and opened independent boutiques. **Disclaimer: Emily Benson was not a LuLaRoe consultant or affiliated with LuLaRoe. Opinions expressed in this podcast are solely her own based on her experience in the retail industry and as a boutique owner herself** 2022 Boutique Calendar is now available: www.boutiquecalendar.com Tickets for the 2022 Rich Retailer Retreat are available!www.richretailerretreat.com Join the free Facebook group: www.emilyfbgroup.com Six Figure Boutique Blueprint: www.sixfigureboutiqueblueprint.com

CERTIFIED MAMA'S BOY with Steve Kramer
EP. 380: You're An Addict, Too

CERTIFIED MAMA'S BOY with Steve Kramer

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 51:52


Certified Mama's Boy Merch is NOW AVAILABLE! Shop now Become a Certified Fan! Help support the podcast! Vote for “Certified Mama's Boy” in the Podcast Magazine Hot 50 Listen to my other podcast, “Kramer and Jess Uncensored”! Refer Certified Mama's Boy for prizes!   On Today's Show: I think I have to retire from theme parks. 3 movies you should watch: 4 Hours In The Capital, LulaRich, and The Way Down Documentary Maryland Monday MENTAL HEALTH MONDAY: Struggling with addition with Leah Aguirre Today's Quote: Give yourself a gift of five minutes of contemplation in awe of everything you see around you. Go outside and turn your attention to the many miracles around you. This five-minute-a-day regimen of appreciation and gratitude will help you to focus your life in awe.” - Wayne Dyer Our Amazing Partners: BARE + BLOOM  The Nayel Family launched Bare + Bloom, a luxury skin and hair line, yet affordable and designed for everyone. As an interacial couple, they found it hard to find products that worked for the whole family and were free of chemicals, so they decided to create their own using natural, organic ingredients while using sustainable production techniques and packaging materials. USE CODE “KRAMER” TO SAVE 20% OFF YOUR ORDER! GABI Get a better insurance with Gabi.Gabi is the one true comparison platform with fast, verifiable quotes 5 NOT ballpark guesses. It's totally free to check and there's no obligation. Go to gabi.com/kramer.  CONNECT WITH US: Instagram Facebook Love You Forever! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Xtemporaneous
Episode 56: Are Those Your Leggings, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?: The Culty World of MLMs and LuLaRoe

Xtemporaneous

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 59:43


Marc and Kristina are back at it with cult life (this episode was actually recorded weeks before the Fandom episodes and you might say that this research made them wonder if they'd discovered a nascent cult in the genX corner of TikTok). In this episode they examine the false promise of MLMs, the flaw in the girl boss culture that it promotes, and how things can get really culty, really fast without anyone seeing what's going on; just like that its cult o'clock. Sources for this episode: The Multilevel Marketing Cults: Lies, Pyramid Schemes, and the Pursuit of Financial Freedom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He1bgJ0sqtw This Is How MLMs Target Womenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJemSXXTOxo Christopher Hitchens: Empowerment of Womenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jO2Uk0zU4c MLMs & LDS: Why are so Many Mormon Women Involved in MLMs? | Multi Level Mondayshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtcGANV-KHg&t=843s LuLaRich | Official Trailer | Prime Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIkcrQzTr8w&t=1s Why MLMs and Cults are the Same | Anti-MLMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV_WiXSQXqk&t=65sAmoruso, Sophia. #GIRLBOSS. Portfolio, September 29, 2015. Schiebeler, Eric. Merchants of Deception: An Insider's Chilling Look at the Worldwide, Multi Billion dollar Conspiracy of lies that is Amway and its Motivational Organizations. October 23, 2009.Lularich. Documentary (4 parts). Producers: Jenner Furst; Julia Willoughby Nason; Mike Gasparro; Blye Pagon Faust; Cori Shepherd Stern. Streaming on Amazon Prime. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marc-snediker/support

Minority Korner
MK323: Eternally Yours (Marvel's Eternals Red Carpet Premiere, Tlatelolco Massacre, Colin Powell, Why Ruby Rose Left Batwoman, LuLa Rich, The Way Down)

Minority Korner

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 88:52


SHOW NOTES/EPISODE DESCRIPTION: Nnekay  FitzClarke is back! And she brought her bazookas! Well maybe her metaphorical ones? It wouldn't be Minority Koner if we didn't discuss the ever fan favorite cults! Tune in as Nnekay and James talk about the new amazon documentary ‘Lularich' and HBO's ‘The Way Down'. Then did the CW pull a Joss Wheedon? They discuss Ruby Rose and her abrupt and dramatic exit from Batwoman. Next up its Choose your own adventure! Nnekay picks what James will talk about: The Seneca Village a Black community displaced to build Central Park, or his time hosting  the Marvel Eternals blue carpet World Premiere interviewing the cast and production team. Which way will it go? Then our history buff Nnekay discusses the Tlatelolco Massacre  and why so little is known about it. So get ready to learn laugh and play on this weeks Minority Korner!Guest Co-Host: Nnekay FitzClarke (she/her) The MK OG, Nnekay Ayana FitzClarke, Esq. Here to bring all the hoes to the yard with my thoughts, thots, and hots. A librarian, mother, and crafter with an etsy store that you should check out and buy my stuff. Also promote it. She wants to get that sponsorship goodness. IG: @nnekay Watch James Host the Marvel Studios' Eternals Red Carpet Premiere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hTxYjmU01cREFERENCE LINKS: Ruby Rose Says why she left Batwoman!https://www.avclub.com/ruby-rose-explains-why-she-left-batwoman-alleges-injur-1847899875Colin Powell Died and Fox News taking advantage https://www.theroot.com/fox-news-couldn-t-wait-to-politicize-colin-powell-s-dea-1847891465Tlatelolco Massacre https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tlatelolco_massacrehttps://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97546687https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/world/americas/mexico-tlatelolco-massacre.htmlhttps://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/10/2/mexico-the-tlatelolco-massacre-50-years-on  Minority Korner on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/2JsXEuuCONTACT USTwitter: @minoritykornerEmail: minoritykorner@gmail.comIG: @minoritykornerHost/Producer: James Arthur M: TW: @JamesArthur_M, IG: @JamesArthur

ScamWow
141: LulaRich Bitch : A Scam Classic with Sue Smith!

ScamWow

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 67:45


That's right, Sue's back! And she's brought an absolute scam classic, the documentary LulaRIch on Amazon Prime. True scammers will know that this was literally the very first episode of ScamWow covered by Sue and Caity ages ago, but now it's back and fresh with new details. Caity and Sue discuss the best characters from the documentary, analyze the depositions, and talk about the crappy scam tactics by the founders. They also catch up about mommy outfits and that Caity has started putting on makeup to scam herself into feeling hawt! RESOURCES: LulaRich on Amazon Prime @caitybrodnick  @suesmith666 @scamwowpodcast Scamwowpodcast.com DISCLAIMER: We are comedians and this is satire. C'mon Send us your scams! scamwowpodcast@gmail.com Or call: 347-509-9414 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Recount Daily Pod
The Rise and Fall of Alleged Pyramid Scheme LuLaRoe

The Recount Daily Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 29:49


In 2013, Mark and DeAnne Stidham founded LuLaRoe, a multi-level marketing firm that still sells women's clothing today. Pushing a feminist image, the company claims to give women the opportunity to become independent retailers. But it's faced plenty of lawsuits, including one from the state of Washington accusing it of operating a pyramid scheme. Amazon's documentary series "LuLaRich" uncovers the company's glamorous rise and empty promises, including through a sit-down interview with the founders themselves. Directors Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason join The Recount Daily Pod to tell the story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Reasonably Shady
Shady Highlight: Did Robyn Become "LulaRich?"

Reasonably Shady

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 9:45


Robyn and Gizelle talk about the "LulaRich" documentary! Clipped from Episode 21: “Frauds R Us!”  Get in touch with the show: whatsup@reasonablyshady.com  Follow Robyn on IG: robyndixon10  Follow Gizelle on IG: gizellebryant Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Dietitian Boss with Libby Rothschild MS, RD, CPT
LuLaRich: What Two Entrepreneurs Think of the Docuseries, and Reflections To Improve Your Business Skills

Dietitian Boss with Libby Rothschild MS, RD, CPT

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 55:39


In this episode, Libby Rothschild and Betsy Helmuth talk about LuLaRich, a short docuseries on Amazon Prime about the company LuLaRoe known for their buttery soft leggings and their perspective about this show.   What you'll learn from this episode: Lessons learned from LuLaRich What is MLMs (Multilevel Marketing)? Is it okay to hire a family member? What marketing lessons can we learn from LuLarich?  What marked the downfall of LuLaRoe?   Guest Bio: Betsy is a NY-based designer, owner of Affordable Interior Design, and has been featured on DIY Network, NBC's "Today Show", HGTV, Lifetime, and more. She is the author of the best-selling book, Affordable Interior Design.   Connect with Betsy: Podcast: Affordable Interior Design Website: https://www.betsyhelmuth.com/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AffIntDesign/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/affordableinteriordesign/   Connect with Libby: Instagram: @libbyrothschild  Are you ready to start your journey? Book a call to learn more about the Dietitian Boss Group Coaching program

Boost Your Boutique with Emily Benson
521: #LuLaRich: What LuLaRoe Did Wrong

Boost Your Boutique with Emily Benson

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 21:30


This week we start a 3-part podcast series in response to the Amazon Prime docu-series LuLaRich. As a boutique consultant who has worked with former LLR consultants, I'm going to break down from a business perspective what LuLaRoe did right as a company, what they did wrong, and how it impacted the boutique industry. This episode talks about everything that I feel LuLaRoe did right as a business. **Disclaimer: Emily Benson was not a LuLaRoe consultant or affiliated with LuLaRoe. Opinions expressed in this podcast are solely her own based on her experience in the retail industry and as a boutique owner herself** 2022 Boutique Calendar is now available: www.boutiquecalendar.com Tickets for the 2022 Rich Retailer Retreat are available!www.richretailerretreat.com Join the free Facebook group: www.emilyfbgroup.com Six Figure Boutique Blueprint: www.sixfigureboutiqueblueprint.com

Sounds Like A Cult
The Cult of LuLaRoe

Sounds Like A Cult

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 33:38


In the wake of the zealously consumed LuLaRich docuseries on Amazon Prime, we're releasing a bonus episode on the leggings multilevel marketing company that shook American suburban boss babes throughout the 2010s: LuLaRoe. Ex-MLMers (and fascinated docuseries viewers) keep saying LuLaRoe is nothing but a massive “cult”… but is it really? And if so, how bad is it? This week, we're unpacking all the culty elements of this fanatically followed group with the help of a special guest: former LuLaRoe retailer Roberta Blevins, who identifies as the company's “public enemy #1” and who you might recognize from the LuLaRich docuseries or her own “cult-followed” podcast Life After MLM. Follow us on socials! @soundslikeacultpod @amanda_montell  @isaamedinaa

The Commercial Break
EP113: 911 Is A Joke In Your Town!

The Commercial Break

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 78:03


Bryan asks Krissy to join his new MLMM business, LuLaNO. Then they wonder why they got news alerts about Kourtney K and Travis B, and who the f*&k cares? Plus, the new trend is wearable microphone/amplifier combos and Bryan doesn't think it's funny. Finally, the gang review some 911 calls that are less of an emergency and more of comedy routine! It's a wild episode of TCB...get a cold beverage, jump in the car and call the police on yourself!LINKS:Want a TCB limited edition collectible sticker? Each series sticker is limited and first come, first serve. Click HERE to find out how!Send us show ideas, comments, questions  or hate mail by texting us or leaving a voicemail at 1-661-Best-2-Yo (1.661.237.8296)Watch Us on YouTubeTCB Live On Fireside AppSponsorStreamlight Lending By SunTrust Bank (Use Code TCB for additional interest savings)BeachBound is beach focused vacation travel planning agency...online!Special Thanks To Moon Cheese For The Snacks! Use Code TCB For 15% Off Moon Cheese Products...Click HereSpecial Thanks To Project Pollo Our Vegan Burgers!Studio Snacks Provided By Siete Chips! (Try The Fuego Flavor!)Castbox is the TCB publishing partner . Download The App Here!New Episodes on Tuesdays and now Fridays everywhere you listen to podcasts!1-(661)-BEST-2-YO  |  (1-661-237-8296)

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Feminist Utopia
Feminist Utopia E 82: LuLaRich & MLM Misogyny

Feminist Utopia

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 35:05


The new documentary LuLa Rich on Amazon talks about the rise and fall of LuLaRoe which is a multi-level marketing scheme focused on fashion...more specifically 'buttery soft leggings'. The stunning levels of misogyny were only surpassed by the blatant capitalist worship all wrapped up in leggings and Christian imagery. RESEARCH:https://www.forbes.com/sites/christinecomaford/2021/06/26/what-people-really-think-about-females-in-leadership-infographics/?sh=6eae118d6606https://resumelab.com/career-advice/female-bosshttps://fundacionprolongar.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/State-of-the-Global-Workplace_Gallup-Report.pdfhttps://dailynorthwestern.com/2021/05/06/opinion/nevo-girlboss-feminism-is-harmful-mocking-it-may-be-too/https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemcneal/lularoe-millennial-women-entrepreneurship-lawsuitshttps://everywhereist.com/2021/09/lularoe-has-taken-over-my-local-thrift-store/https://www.ravishly.com/lularoe-founder-profits-sending-consultants-mexico-weight-loss-surgeryhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/01/21/how-mlms-are-hurting-female-friendships/https://www.vox.com/22648447/lularich-lularoe-amazon-streaming?fbclid=IwAR37PPXG8DUJp-28-urXZDiwRq5BCuELQWgUE5yfsMNvmoRhF3PMaK6b9p8 https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/workforce/employee-resignations-declined-job-offers-linked-to-vaccination-mandate-unc-health-says.htmlhttps://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2021/09/lularich-parents-parttime-work-american-economy/620211/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

The Uncurated Life Podcast
132 | LULAWHA? The LuLaRich Documentary

The Uncurated Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 33:37


If you've been around the planner world (or shit, the online world) you probably know about LuLaRoe. Amazon Prime released a documentary called LuLaRich chronicling the rise and fall of the MLM - I've got so many thoughts! DISCLAIMER Colorful words may be used. don't be alarmed. NEWSLETTER https://view.flodesk.com/pages/61525a85337f1c2aacf52f6d Etsy Shop Reopens 10/21/21 https://www.etsy.com/shop/CGBPrints FIND ME ON ALL THE THINGS Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/cindyguentertbaldo YouTube - https://youtube.com/c/CindyGuentertBaldo Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/llamaletters/ Discord - https://discord.gg/Rwpp7Ww Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/llamaletters/ Website - www.cindyguentertbaldo.com STUFF I MENTIONED LuLaRich - https://amzn.to/3EWgMbT TFD Video - https://youtu.be/HHK5FuOCGyU The Dream Podcast - https://www.stitcher.com/show/the-dream Inquiries - cindy@cindyguentertbaldo.com   TRANSCRIPTION Hey everybody. Welcome back to the uncurated life podcast. My name is Cindy Guentert-Baldo. If this is your first time here. Welcome if this is not your first time here. Hell yeah. I'm glad that you're back. Blah-blah-blah let's get into today's episode really quick, but before I do, I want to give you a quick announcement.   How many times can I say quick? And this episode who knows, right? The announcement is that this coming up Thursday, October 21st, 2021, my Etsy shop will be reopening. I will have all of the series, one fuckery flowers, my art prints of realistic flowers with naughty words, hidden in them. All of the series one, the flowers that were in the shop before we'll be back with all prints and postcards available as well as a couple of small, new, like stocking stuffer type items, a few bookmarks and vinyl sticker packs.   You can find the link to it in the show notes. And soon in the next few weeks, I will be updating it with limited edition calendars with series two and series one fuckery flowers on them. And then in later November, there will be the launch of series two, which is. Set up 12 new fuckery flowers with prints and postcards, as well as some bundles of things that will include both series.   So if that is something you have been waiting for, or you haven't checked it out yet, my Etsy shop will be linked in the show notes and you can go ahead and favorite it, do all the things and look for it on October 21st. Now let's get into the episode. We're going to talk about Lula rich today. Why is this relevant to the planner world?   Yes, it's fucking relevant to the planner world. If you don't know why it's relevant to the planner world trust, I will tell you about that. So what is Lula rich? Let's start right. Lulu rich is a documentary on Amazon prime. It just came out well, it came out in September and I binge watched all four episodes of it.   It's about the rise and fall of the multi-level marketing company. They interview current and ex. Retailers or consultants. They're the people that are actually part of the multi-level marketing company. They interview former employees of the home office, the corporate side of it, and most interesting.   They interview mark and DeAnn Stedham who are the founders of the company, as well as some of their family members who were put into high level positions within the company. One of the things that I thought was interesting is that the documentary was made by the same people who made the documentary about the fire festival.   So they have had some experience making documentaries about dumpster fires. So what is LuLaRoe in case you don't know? And if you don't know, I. Remarkably jealous of you. LuLaRoe's a multi-level marketing company. If you don't know what multi-level marketing is, and I'm really jealous of you, it is direct sales is another name for it.   Some people call them pyramid schemes. Although in the U S in the laws, there are very specific rules that govern pyramid scheme. Versus multi-level marketing companies, pyramid schemes are illegal. Multi-level marketing companies are not honestly, I don't really see that much of a difference between the two.   And if you really want an interesting, entire deep dive on multi-level marketing companies, I will recommend the first season of the dream, a podcast. They did a limited series on multi-level marketing. That's outstanding. But in general, multi-level marketing is a business model where there is a company that produces something, whether it's it's essential oils like young living or what's the other one.   I don't remember. There's some other fun. Essential oils. I don't give a fuck or like makeup. Some of the most famous makeup ones are like Mary Kay and Avon. Then there's Amway, which is one of the most famous Tupperwares, also multi-level marketing company, but there's all sorts of them. And during the age of social media, they've exploded because of how social media works.   And Lula Roe really leaned into that. We'll talk about that in a second, but in the idea of a multi-level marketing, is that. There's a company that makes some sort of a product rather than sell that product to stores or sell it themselves like wholesale it, they sell it to consultants, quote, independent consultants who are not employed by the company.   They send a contract with the company, but they're not employed by the company. The consultants buy the products at wholesale and then sell them to customers at re. No in and of itself, that doesn't sound like such a problem, right? Except that a lot, or the majority of multi-level marketing companies, the money is not made in the sales of the product.   The money is made in recruiting more consultants underneath you to then by-product from the company and sell to customers. The problem here is a, if the real money is made through recruiting, rather than selling the product. Then the people at the top make the most money and then, but they have to depend on more and more levels of people beneath them.   Hence the term pyramid scheme. The other problem that you run into is that while they say there's like so many people that you can recruit and blah, blah, blah, if you're recruiting your customer base sooner or later, you don't have anybody to sell to now social media, once again has blown this all up because you can reach out to more than just your, your sphere of influence in like your community or whatever.   But like it, it can, a company can really hit like a level of saturation and that's when shit can start to go a little wonky. Now, if you really want to really delve into like the side of people who have been burned by this, besides watching Lula rich, Google, anti MLM, trust me, you'll find all sorts of.   But we're talking about LuLaRoe. So LuLaRoe is a MLM that sells clothing. It started with maxi skirts expanded in to quote, buttery, soft leggings, and then a whole bunch of other things. The. Clothing was mainly geared towards women. And one of the things, one of the like selling points of it was that they had all of these like wild prints for the fabrics that these clothes were made out of.   And that any given print was only going to be. Into like 3000 pieces and then it would be gone. And so retailers will be getting in there. The consultants will get in their orders of prints. And if you got one of the prints that was like a very popular one, then people would want to shop with you. It also supposedly was going to encourage collaboration with other retailers because people would be looking for certain things.   And if you didn't have it, but you had other friends who were consultants, they might have it. So you could serve your customers that way, which is an interesting way to go about it. Okay. Now, one of the things that was, is pretty painful about Lula Rowe is that retailers, which is what they call their consultants.   Um, don't get to choose the prints. They can pick the styles and they can pick the sizes, the prints, however, we're not their choice. They would not know what they were getting until they open their box, which could be very cool except, and Lula rich really. Demonstrates, this really shows a lot of the evidence of this.   Not all of these prints are nice. I've heard people refer to some of them as Doritos leggings. There is a lot of them where the way the leggings were made, it would look super like a badge or a penis because of just the unfortunate way the pieces were stick together. And as time went on, the prince got more and more janky and more and more not desirable.   And so these consultants would wind up with a lot of inventory that they couldn't sell because it was ugly. And then on top of that, the only way to get better inventory would be to order more and more and more. And you can see where this could become a problem. Now there's two things that really are important to understand about LuLaRoe's specifically one because it's clothing and because it's like meant to be an inventory, heavy business, the initial package.   Is like at least $5,000, you have to spend a huge chunk of money upfront and then continually order more and more you with some multilevel marketing companies, you could get a catalog and sell from the catalog and then order as the money comes in, that would be the least risky way to go about things.   But in LuLaRoe, because you don't know what you're getting until you get it, you literally have to buy a bunch of shit in order to sell a bunch of shit. So there's that the second thing to know about LuLaRoe is that it, it really started in the mid 2010s, I believe, right? As Facebook lives and Periscope and things like that were becoming really big.   So. A lot of consultants started to do Facebook lives. They get their box of stuff. They go live on Facebook in their group or on their page where they had a bunch of potential customers. And then they would just show items and people would comment sold and that's how they would sell them. And this just really blew up and a bunch of other multi-level marketing companies hell or use social media now, too.   But it got very big on Facebook very quickly. And this is where the connection to the planter community begins. So. Around 2016 and I could be wrong. It could have been 2015, but I, my best memory is around like late 2015, early 2016, Lula Rowe sorta started to take over the planter community. It started with a few retailers in the planner world, and then they began to recruit from the planner community.   Now I understand why this is. I'm going to generalize a little bit here, but a lot of people in the planter, community or women, especially back then, a lot of people in the planner community are introverted. I'm generalizing. And there's a lot of them that are moms. A lot of them that they, I w I would, I would say that in, especially in like the circles of planner committee that I've run in, like the PGW kind of area.   There were a lot of people that were kind of ripe for the picking when it came to Louisville road, because one of the things that they did well at the beginning was sell clothing that was comfortable and Dorito his side was not like entirely unflattering. But it was comfortable. I got some, I got the maxi skirts because they were the longest maxi skirts with a nice wide band around the belly.   I'm six foot two. It's hard to find maxi skirts that are actually maxi on me, but the Lula ones I got were, they also had a. Irma. That was like a tunic length top that was long enough to cover my plumber's butt crack, which again is very difficult for me to find because of how tall I am. It's just, it's hard for me to find.   And so there were certain items from LuLaRoe that were just there. We're well-suited for me and I was comfortable in them and I appreciated that. And I wasn't the only one now I also had to get into a little bit of that hunting kind of mindset, because I didn't want any wacky prints. I wanted solids.   And so solids were like a big unicorn, especially black leggings. Oh my God. So hard to find. But so the people who came, who were planned or people who got into Lula Rowe had a really great audience for them kind of already there. So those people, they sold their products to planner. People, built groups from planner people and built their teams from planner.   People. The teams are pretty big and there was a lot of them. And LuLaRoe was everywhere. There were all sorts of people like asking about different groups and blah, blah, blah, but it came kind of to a really frothy head at go wild 2017. And now. So the go wild team, the people that put the, the org, the welfare planners, people that put on the actual conference decided that year, that for the plan Gemma party, they were going to rent the little bar, like, like corridor that's at the, uh, the Gaylord hotel in Nashville that the conference was being held at.   There were these three bars, there was a karaoke bar. There was a kind of a club style bar. And then there was a smaller situation. And what they decided to do was rent all three of those out and like close it off to just the people that were coming to play in JAMA. So Erin Condron sponsored the clubs, style bar, Krissyanne designs sponsored the karaoke bar, but that was the third bar.   And remember, this was the second year of go wild and it was only 700 people coming. So the number of like companies that had. Been willing to put large amounts of money into the conference. We're still very, it was a, still a very short list because it was so new. And so they decided to allow a Lula Roe pop-up to sponsor the third.   Now, um, a lot of this is anecdotal evidence. I don't know all of the details behind any of this. This is just like I said, from my observations, from being in the community and being at the event. But. Uh, one of the groups of consultants in the planner community decided that they would as a team. So they were all on a team together.   They were all in one downline. They decided to pool together and sponsor the bar so that they could bring their shit and put all their clothes out and let consultants shop. And it seemed like, you know, a smart financial move for them because so many people in the planner community were buying shit anyway.   So they were going to have them kind of as a, as a captive audience. Right. There were two controversies that came from this one was that at this point, and even to this day go wild does not have a shopping component to it. Every once in a while, there will be like a place you can buy things or like one.   Opportunity to buy things. But one of the reasons they don't have like a vendor hall or haven't had a vendor hall in the past is because they wanted the shop owners who are part of the community to actually get to come and meet their customers and enjoy the conference, not spend their whole time vending.   I think that's a great idea personally, although I do know some people who get sad that there's not a lot of shit to buy, but personally you get so much shit from the conference. So much swag anyway. That's like, where would I put it? Like I barely have enough room anymore. Regardless. So there was that there was a lot of sore feelings that these people were going to be allowed to sell when selling was not allowed.   Otherwise, the other source of hard feelings was that there were other Lula consultants who wanted to bring their sh who were not in that team who wanted to bring their shit and sell it like out of their hotel rooms. But there was like a band put on that because this team. Had sponsored the bar, they got to, um, have like exclusive rights, again, make sense because they're putting the money into the sponsorship so they can demand that, that happens a lot with sponsorships, you can, and other kinds of contracts, like I've had contracts with people before where I have signed exclusivity with them for a certain thing as part of the contract.   Like it makes sense. But one of the things I saw people bitching about. And it's understandable was that there wasn't an opportunity for them to step up. It was suggested, and then it just happened and other people felt left out of it. I get that when I say bitchy and I don't mean that in a negative way, I actually mean that in a, like it's like they were, they were upset about it.   And I get that. I do understand that I could see both sides of this particular situation. Looking back on it. I'm like kind of grossed out by the whole thing, Maine. Mainly because of my feelings about MLMs. And I have a lot of feelings about MLMs and I'll expand on that in a bit, but like, I think that.   Part of the reason I wasn't. So skeeved out by Emma, the Lula Roe specific MLM at the time was because I had found a couple of items of clothing that worked for me, but I was already getting really kind of grossed out about how it felt like the planner world was becoming like fertile recruiting territory because at the heart of it, multilevel marketing is predatory and that's something that Lulu right shows.   Anyway. So that was the. The situation, I will update you on some of those planner connections as I finished talking about the documentary, but I wanted to give a bunch of context, 17 minutes of context, of both what LuLaRoe is and how it connects to the planter world. So now let's talk about the documentary.   I'm not going to spoil it. You should watch it. I promise you. If you have Amazon prime, you should watch it. It's four hour for, I don't think it's four hours. I don't think they're all an hour long, but it's four parts. Give yourself the time to watch them all in a row, because you may not want to step away from it.   The first takeaway I have what a fucking hot mess, and I'm not even talking about. There's there's two kinds of big, hot messes. There's the hot mess of the clothing. One of the reasons that Lulu burrow began to sink as a, as a company was that the clothing went downhill. The patterns you learn in the documentary, that the people who had to design the pattern.   Unhealthy as somebody who does graphic design and can make repeating patterns like very unhealthy unreasonable quotas, like impossible quotas to make. So that's where like a bunch of plagiarizing came in and a bunch of other garbage and Dorito prints, right. There was also stuff being kept outside. So it was moldy and like wet.   And so consultants were getting nasty shit and the company wasn't helping them with it. So there's that the quality was going down. But then on top of that, and maybe kind of in tandem with that. The way the company was run was a hot fucking mess up Mickey mouse horseshit, right. They hired their chip mark.   And Dan had between them like, hell fucking children, like 14 children or something. There, there, there are latter day saints or Mormons. They between them and a whole bunch of children, including a pair of children who are married to each other fucking glossed right over that. But like, They put their children into like all of the executive offices, despite none of them having any experience at that.   So it doesn't surprise me that a company that grew that quickly, like they show how fast the revenue and the consultants grew. It's like ridiculously fast growth with incompetent people running the company. It was bound to explode at some point, and it just happened to explode. And she sent out shrapnel of stinky leggings and penis crunch.   So there's that right? The second big takeaway was how they portrayed mark and Deanne Stidham, which I actually thought was very. Very clever of them. They interviewed the two of them, the founders of the company in their fancy office. She's wearing like designer heels, looking all like made up and very Tammy Faye Bakker.   And they're sitting there and they're like swab and like answering their questions, all calm and cool and collected. And then they juxtapose the filmmakers juxtapose. With segments from their deposition, from one of the multitude of lawsuits that are against them, which I'll get into in a minute and how the answers they give the interviewers and the answers in the depositions.   Don't always track with each other. It's very, very telling it very much, kind of informs your opinion of them as you're watching the show. The other thing that I found was really, really just both gross and also amusing was them fronting like they're feminists talking about how they're trying to like empower women.   This is a women empowerment company to run your own business and blah, blah, blah. Except it comes out during the documentary that they want to hammer home like traditional gender roles. Like once you get going, you need to make sure your husband is respected. Bring him into the business. Cool with your business, you should find a new husband, but like he still needs to call the shots.   And then they started to talk about like how they wanted it, like have feminine a feminist company, female empowering company. And before DeAnn could answer her husband talked right over her. Like it was a beautiful, I think it's in the trailer. It's a beautiful example of how ridiculous this shit is. Now I felt really like another thing that I took away from the whole documentary was how conflicted I felt about all of the ex consultants that they interviewed, especially the ones who built massive teams.   They had some coaches, which is like the second highest level on the pyramid. And, um, at least two mentors. So that's the highest level that you could reach. And they were talking about their regrets and the way they felt about certain things. And I felt very sympathetic towards them, especially as somebody who like filed for bankruptcy because of an MLM, like I felt sympathetic to them.   But at the same time, I really felt also that except for one there's one exception to it. And you'll know when you watch the documentary, who the exception is based on. The way that she talks about things, but none of them seem to really, they felt awful about their situation, but none of them really seemed to cope or like talk about the fact that they were predators.   Like, if this is what happened to you, what happened to all of the people below you? All of the people, like one of them had thousands of people on her team. Is there remorse. Do you feel bad about it? If you really want a nuanced take like a really good take about this? I would suggest you watch the video on the financial diet channel, where she talks about that.   A link in the show notes. She also has a. Good. She's great conversation about how the only way to change the culture in which multilevel marketing continues to proliferate is that we can't just get mad at the people who run the companies. We also need to get mad at the people who use the companies to make money, like the people who recruit a whole bunch of people.   And where's the line drawn. Like if you recruit one, I think I recruited three people over the course of my time at a multi-level marketing. And does that make me predatory? Compared to somebody who, who recruited like 2,500 people. I don't know. You know, I have no idea. So, so there's that right? Check that video out.   And there was one particular couple who I was really grossed out by, and that was the, I think they're called the . They weren't, they never quit. They were fired from Lula Rowe and they didn't seem to show any. Like I don't, I think they'd still be in it today if they hadn't been fired. And they were like there for sympathy and it's like, I don't feel sympathy for you.   It's hard to feel sympathy for you got fired from something that really sucked. And now you're speaking out against it, but you would still be like playing into the suckiness if you hadn't been fired question mark. I don't know why just look and say, you got to watch the documentary. I'm curious to know.   And then there was an entirely other situation that really is not a multilevel marketing thing, but just a toxic fucking wellness. Diet, I'm really into the podcast maintenance phase. If you haven't listened to that 10 out of 10 recommend. And like, I have been working really hard to try and like deprogram myself from diet culture.   And I'll talk a lot more about that in some upcoming episodes. But the thing that like kind of came out of the blue and I sorta knew about it from other anti MLM stuff I saw, but like the way it was described just really, really got me was the weight loss surgery. Shit.   If you haven't seen it yet, I'm not going to spoil you too much, except to let you know if the talk of like weight loss surgery, and having to maintain a certain physique to be accepted is triggering to you. That is something to watch out for when you're watching this documentary, because it absolutely comes up.   Let's just say that the owners, the owners of LuLaRoe had a fucking life. Group chat to get people to go to Tijuana and get weight loss surgery, and you were pressured to do it so that you can look a certain way, reinforcing certain roles about how somebody should look. It's fucking gnarly dudes, and I'm not going to go too deep into it right now just to say, Hey, watch out for that.   If it's in, it's hard for you and be damn right. But I will say that one of the biggest aha moments that came to me at the end of the documentary. And this brings it back to the planner world. The biggest aha moment to me came at the end from Robert Fitzpatrick. He is an expert on MLMs and he is somebody that they interviewed for the documentary.   And he he's the one who shows up throughout it to explain things about how MLMs in general work. He's actually does a very good job about that as well. So that'll help you if you're still confused when you watch the documentary. I'm also going to read his book soon, and I will be sure to discuss that here.   He said that once an MLM gets big enough, it's damn near impossible to make money when you get recruited into it, because you need to get in early enough. To be one of the people that are higher up in the pyramid, the later you get into it, the more likely it is that you're going to have a hard time finding other people who haven't either heard of it and been burned by it or heard of it and been recruited themselves.   So when an MLM starts to struggle or loses popularity or start sending their consultants, slimy leggings, the people who are higher up in the pyramid, the ones who already have big teams, big. We'll bounce and go to a newer, more up and coming MLM to start the cycle all over again, to get it on the ground floor so that they can build their team from people that they brought with them.   And then shoot up to the top of the pyramid. Now, when he said that my jaw was on the floor, not because this was new knowledge to me, this is not something that I didn't already like, no, but it was the first time that I had really. Wrapped my mind around the fact that a lot of the people who recruited heavily from the planner community when Lula rose started to cruise down hill bounced to another MLM.   And now a lot of them are higher up on the pyramid. There it's a nail Polish company by the way, but I'm not going to, and like I'm not condemning every single person who's in an MLS. I could, but I'm not going to mainly because a blanket condemnation is something that I struggle with, especially with my, like, you, you values that I so have trouble living up to sometimes, but I will say that, like that particular comment it's like you held a mirror up to the planner community and it was an, you could see that exact story play.   And it's still playing out today. It just makes you go. Hmm. Now there's a bunch of other things that this documentary gets into gets into race and how MLMs, especially ones like Lula Roe are. Really geared towards a certain demographic of white women. Who's a good target. Like who's easily recruitable, who are the people that are easily preyed on.   There's a reason that there are a lot of military spouses that get recruited into MLMs because they are looking for like community and you can find one in an MLM until. I don't want to do it anymore, then that community has gone and I can do more, but I'm not an anti MLM podcast, but I could totally do some more episodes on them in general.   And my experience is on them. But I will tell you generally speaking, I have not talked a lot about them in my, on my YouTube channel or here on the podcast, because. I had a, I had a shitty experience that really messed my family up really fucked my life up. And I take responsibility for the choices I made.   I'm the one who decided to do it. I'm the one who spent the money. I'm the one who caused my family to file for bankruptcy because of it. I'm the one who recruited a handful, a couple of people into it. I did those things and the consequences for those things were brought because of my actions. As I look back on it, I was a perfect person to be preyed on.   I was a brand new mom. I was out on disability because of tendonitis. My everything was really hard. We were like scraping by. I was a perfect candidate for it and I can see how I was pulled into it, but I don't like to talk too much about my really strong feelings about MLMs. Because I know from personal experience how touchy and like fraught that conversation is, especially for people who are still in.   And it just makes me extremely uncomfortable to talk about it. It's one of those, like it's like throwing them all to top cocktail and I just, there's all sorts of times, I'm fine to throw the cocktail. And this is one in particular that just is very difficult for me. So I haven't decided exactly how deep I want to get into anti-Muslim.   And it would mainly be on this podcast now on the YouTube channel, just because it's not really related, but like, it may be changing soon. I may be willing to do more depending on how this comes out, but this, this documentary kind of like was a reminder to me of a lot of my feelings and it brought up a lot of other feelings as well.   So I wanted to mention that because it can be a really difficult thing for me to even wrap my mind. Yeah. But, like I said, the documentary brings up all sorts of things about race, about. Income inequality about the role of religion, especially Mormonism in the forming of a lot of MLMs. There's a reason a lot of them have come out of Utah.   Like there's a reason for it. The toxic positivity that like infused. MLM culture, the toxic wellness culture, which is going to be definitely something that's coming up on this podcast in the next couple of months, because it's high on my list of things to talk about. Like there's a lot of things that this documentary touches on, but doesn't really dive deep.   It could have been a lot longer. I would love to see a documentary of this quality made about the MLM industry as a whole. But the problem you run into with that is that the MLM industry has the government in its pocket. There's a reason that it hasn't been regulated and it's not a Democrat thing, and it's not a Republican thing.   It's a government thing. And they're like, you should go listen to the dream for a lot more information about that. But yeah, I just wanted to give you some of my thoughts on it and provide some context because I have seen a lot of people in the planter community talking about wanting to watch this. And a lot of people who were around for that who were like, hell yeah, planner, community LuLaRoe, blah, blah, blah.   And a lot of people wondering what the fuck? Why, why is the planner community? Why are so many people in the planner community? So excited to watch this documentary? I wanted to provide some of that context because I think it really does inform how MLMs can be very, they can be very predatory on groups of people, especially with.   And how the planner community was impacted by that. Anyway, now that I talked all about that, if you have watched it, I would love to hear your thoughts. You can let me know, tag me at Lama letters on Instagram, in your stories. I'd love to find out your thoughts. And, uh, also keep an eye out for my Etsy shop reopening this Thursday, the 21st, which is not a multi-level marketing company.   I make these prints and then I sell them to you. And I will not recruit you to sell them to someone else because they're fuckery flowers, not fuckery business practices. Also, if you haven't signed up for my newsletter yet the October freebie has started to go out. I'm so sorry if you were not able to get it earlier, but you should get it by now.   If you start to sign up for it, there will be a new one in November. All of this stuff is linked in the show notes as always. This is sponsored by my patrons. They are fucking rad. They. Support me in everything I do. And hopefully I have not pissed too many of them off with any of my recent episodes. I guess we'll find out won't we on the Patrion page, you can check it out at www.patreon.com/cindyguentertbaldo to find out more as always take care of yourselves.   I'll see you next Monday. And until next time, my friends peace out.  

Reasonably Shady
| Ep 21 | Frauds R Us!

Reasonably Shady

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 56:20


Gizelle and Robyn talk about Dave Chapelle, the NBA's health benefits scam, Kyrie Irving, Kim Kardashian on SNL and the ‘LulaRich' documentary.  The ladies also answer some questions from Reasonably Shady listeners!   Get in touch with the show: whatsup@reasonablyshady.com  Follow Robyn on IG: @robyndixon10  Follow Gizelle on IG: @gizellebryant Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Danish and O'Neill
Episode 318: Grubby Pervert Hands

Danish and O'Neill

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 89:34


Hey, it's me, episode 318. I start off with the guys giving an update on the John Little paranormal situation. John is looking into the hair hauntings! After that, the dudes discuss Bill Shatner going into space at 90 years old (or young, depending on how you look at life). There's some brief space talk, which takes us right into Demi Lovato's hot new show about extraterrestrials. Hear what word she feels should NOT be used to refer to them. Take note, everyone. This is important. That leads into some talk about the Amazon docu-series, LuLaRich. Then, it's on to some sad news. Dog the Bounty Hunter hurt his ankle and can't pretend to look for a fugitive. Get well soon, Dog! After that, hear what one teacher did to protest mandatory vaccines. It's definitely an out-of-the-box approach. We end with a little MMA talk and by talking about the childlike beauty and wonder of GSP.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Uglee Truth
Uglee Truth 546: Only Fans, Men Friends and Pyramid Schemes

Uglee Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 55:54


So many questions to be pondered on this episode. Can an Ug be a dominatrix?  Why is having friends of the opposite sex ok for women but not men? Is your childhood music part of the grocery store soundtrack? All this, plus some reality TV and our Uglee and Awkward Moments of the week await you. Thanks for listening!

Shameless
Divorce, babe! Divorce!

Shameless

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 54:11


A very happy Thursday to our favourite humans!!!!On today's show: Sam Frost hits headlines and deactivates Instagram for all the wrong reasons. Plus, Lisa Wilkinson casts subtle shade at former colleague Karl Stefanovic, Kim Kardashian hosts SNL, Love Island debuts to… lacklustre ratings, and then!!! ‘Tis the season of Adele. The singer starred on two separate Vogue covers this week and all we want to do is talk about it.This week, Mich recommended LuLaRich on Amazon Prime. Zara recommended watching Four Corners' investigation into the Sony Music scandal.Got some thoughts on today's episode you wanna share? We're allllll ears (also, eyes, heads, bodies, etc etc) - join in the convo over on our Insta @shamelesspodcast.Big thanks to Maybelline New York for making this episode possible. You can pick up Maybelline New York's Sky High Mascara both in-store and online at Priceline.Want to support our show? We are sending air kisses, air tea, and air hugs (too far?) to anyone who clicks ‘subscribe' on Apple (bonus hugs for anyone who leaves a five-star review, too) or ‘follow' on Spotify.Still not enough? Well! Our hearts! See below for everything else.Subscribe to the weekly ‘ASK SHAMELESS' newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gFbYLTJoin our book club: https://www.instagram.com/theshamelessbookclub/Check out our website: https://shamelessmediaco.com/Write to the Shameless Mailbag: Email hello@shamelessmediaco.comThanks for listening! We are very big fans of yours.

The Sub-Beacon Podcast

Hey, if you want to listen to the bonus episodes on Squid Game, Netflix's hit new show, you'll have to sign up for the Patreon. They're going to live there forever. Sign up now! This week, JVL is a septic skeptic. Vic can relate to Nicolas Cage. And the guys discuss LuLaRich. Is it a pyramid scheme? Or something better?

Boost Your Boutique with Emily Benson
EPISODE 520 LLR 1 - 10:12:21, 1.31 PM

Boost Your Boutique with Emily Benson

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 20:24


This week we start a 3-part podcast series in response to the Amazon Prime docu-series LuLaRich. As a boutique consultant who has worked with former LLR consultants, I'm going to break down from a business perspective what LuLaRoe did right as a company, what they did wrong, and how it impacted the boutique industry. This episode talks about everything that I feel LuLaRoe did right as a business. **Disclaimer: Emily Benson was not a LuLaRoe consultant or affiliated with LuLaRoe. Opinions expressed in this podcast are solely her own based on her experience in the retail industry and as a boutique owner herself** 2022 Boutique Calendar is now available: www.boutiquecalendar.com Tickets for the 2022 Rich Retailer Retreat are available!www.richretailerretreat.com Join the free Facebook group: www.emilyfbgroup.com Six Figure Boutique Blueprint: www.sixfigureboutiqueblueprint.com

The Mom Voice
How Money, Media & Other Influences Affect Our Self Confidence (& How To Overcome It!)

The Mom Voice

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 50:07


Oct. 11th, 2021 – In this episode, the ladies quickly diving in to the documentary LuLaRich. Fascinated with the MLM gone BIG, they shed some light on the rise and fall of the company & how it was uniquely driven by stay at home mothers. You remember those crazy, bright leggings and maxi skirts! Their conversation shifts from the show into how women can feel influenced and effected by others money, travel or looks (be honest, we all do it!) They go down the rabbit hole of social media effecting women's confidence and self-doubt and encourage all women to feel validated and secure in whatever stage of life they're in – suggesting some ways to keep up their confidence. Sarah shares the importance of surrounding yourself with positive people. This has them looking back on their long time friendship and the effect they have had on each other. Another tip they point out is having gratitude and learning to see the good in what you have. They share new insight on manifesting and how it can mentally knock down the mean subconscious we all have. All things that will encourage & uplift every woman. They close with their regular hits and misses. Lauren has began her running training and Sarah admits they haven't made the 7pm bedtime since Fall began. EP SPONSORS & RESOURCES: + Gabb Wireless Safe Smartphones // www.gabbwireless.com // enter code MOMVOICE for $10 off your order + The Mom Voice MERCH is on sale now! Shop the Show at www.themomvoice.com Don't forget to tune in on Thursdays for MOMCAST with Emma Jade. And make sure to follow the girls on IG @themomvoicepodcast for updates & new content releases! Thanks so much for tuning in – make sure to FOLLOW THE PODCAST, we're back every week with fresh content just for you! xo

It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders
'LuLaRich' reveals how MLMs mirror the American economy

It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 34:00


Sam interviews women's work and economic justice writer Meg Conley about the documentary series LuLaRich and how vulnerable people still get sucked into multi-level marketing schemes because their shape mirrors the American economy. Then, Harvard Ph.D. candidate and Mormon Studies Fellow at the University of Utah Janan Graham-Russell joins for a game of Who Said That?You can follow us on Twitter @NPRItsBeenAMin and email us at samsanders@npr.org.

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 59: The Loch Ness Monster Surfaces, LuLaRoe's Scandal, & Passive Aggressive Corporate Email

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 84:11


Kathleen opens the show drinking a Briney Mary bloody Mary from the Pittsburgh Pickle Company, which she looks forward to drinking every time she's in Pittsburgh. TERMITE SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen gives thanks to the Termites who leave notes at shows and send mail to her PO Box. She begins by thanking Termites Jennifer and Steve, who made her laugh out loud in anticipation of putting on her new “Vodka Cranberry, Please” face mask when she boards an airplane. Termite April from Wyoming sent in a very cool Ranch dressing Christmas tree ornament, and Kentucky Termite Carolyn sent an awesome Time & Oak whiskey aging stick, which Kathleen can't wait to try with her brother Patrick. Finally, Termite Diane (from “south of Boston”) sent a very touching note which makes Mama T tear up, along with a gold ribbon representing support for Pediatric Cancer in honor of her granddaughter. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: Kathleen provides an update on the Queens, reporting that the Court has been quiet. She asks the Termites to vote for a new queen to try to shake up some new activity. What say you, Termites?“GOOD BAD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food AND in continuing her search for the best Ranch, Kathleen samples Jalapeno Popper Goldfish, which she doesn't like as much as original Goldfish crackers. She moves on to taste Marzetti Buttermilk Romano Ranch, which she finds to be VERY tangy but she likes the flavor. Kathleen finishes her tasting session with a dessert: Apple Cider Donut Oreos which she absolutely hates, comparing the taste to “eating perfume.” She then shares with listeners that growing up in the Midwest her dad preferred Hydrox cookies to Oreos, and now she misses the flavor of those cookies over any Oreo. NEW EXPLOSIVE BRITNEY SPEARS DOCUMENTARY: Kathleen continues down her months-long rabbit hole following the conservatorship of Britney Spears and the #FreeBritney movement. She reads details behind a new documentary released by FX and Hulu entitled “Controlling Britney Spears,” an unannounced follow-up to “Framing Britney Spears” covered in an earlier episode of the Pubcast. In it, several former friends and colleagues of Spears's came forward to offer new glimpses into the heretofore well-concealed world of her conservatorship.LULAROE'S CORPORATE SCANDALS: Kathleen is fascinated as she reads an article about multilevel marketing company LuLaRoe, and goes on to describe to listeners her thoughts after watching “LuLaRich,” Amazon's new docuseries about the creation of the company and their fraud that was eventually settled through the legal system. The brand succeeded by targeting a group of stay-at-home moms seeking financial security and extra income, and for a few years, LuLaRoe was quite good at spreading empowerment through selling printed clothes. The company generated $2.3 billion in sales in 2017. But then scandals started rocking the business, including allegations of moldy, low-quality products, copyright infringement, and lawsuits calling LuLaRoe a pyramid scheme. Kathleen feels terribly sorry for the victims who suffered after being involved in this scam, but also states that she has yet to see something overly successful come from buying into a business whose primary business mantra advertises that you can “Work From Home In Your Pajamas.”THERANOS VICTIM TESTIMONIALS: In her reporting from the Elizabeth Holmes Theranos trial currently taking place in California, Kathleen provides an update to Termites regarding victims who received incorrect test results from the Theranos technology which resulted in emotional trauma. TERM LIMITS AND GRASSLEY VS THURMOND: Kathleen has a bit in her act where she makes a pitch for term limits for politicians, and is appalled to read an article stating that Sen. Chuck Grassley recently announced that he will run for reelection in 2022 — a decision Republicans believe will give them their best chance to hold onto the coveted Senate seat. Grassley, 88, released the highly anticipated news in characteristically understated fashion, posting the news to Twitter with little additional fanfare.COMEDIAN'S INTERPRETATION OF CORPORATE EMAILS: Kathleen laughs out loud reading an article on the underlying meaning behind buttoned-up corporate email language, and outlining how successful people communicate. She translates each email sample into “comic speak,” or how comedians (without an HR department) would address similar situations via email.MICHAEL FLYNN'S LATEST CONSPIRACY THEORY: Kathleen is bewildered when she reads an article where former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pushed a theory that COVID-19 vaccines are being snuck into salad dressing being sold in US supermarkets. Flynn was speaking this week to Clay Clark, the host of the conservative podcast "The Thrivetime Show.” Kathleen's comments can't necessarily be put into print ☺OSAGE INDIAN “PICTURE CAVE” SOLD IN MISSOURI: Kathleen reads an article from her home state of Missouri where the infamous Osage Indian “Picture Cave” was sold in September 2021 for over $2 million. More than 1,000 years ago, Indigenous people journeyed into a dark cave on the land now called Missouri and painted nearly 300 detailed images on its walls. The cave was a sacred space, where tribes performed ceremonies, made sense of the universe, and buried their dead. A millennium later, the paintings contained within it continue to offer clues about how those civilizations lived and what they believed. And for the Osage Nation, whose ancestors created much of the artwork in the cave, the sale came as a huge blow as it will prohibit access to their ancestral grounds. DISCOVERY OF OLDEST HUMAN FOOTPRINTS IN NORTH AMERICA: Kathleen reads an article announcing that 23,000-year-old footprints found in New Mexico recently could shed light on when humans arrived on the continent. Archaeological evidence, including spearheads used to kill mammoths, has long suggested a 13,500-year-old settlement was considered the continent's first civilization, and the forerunner of groups that became known as Native Americans.SPOTTING THE LOCH NESS MONSTER: Kathleen is a firm believer in the existence of the Loch Ness Monster and is thrilled to read an article stating that the Loch Ness Monster has been spotted by recent drone footage taken by a British outdoorsman paddling through Scotland's Loch Ness for a long-distance charity canoe trip. Watch the footage and state your opinions, Termites… WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching the “Framing Britney Spears” documentary on Hulu, and “LuLaRich” on Amazon Prime.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Happier in Hollywood
Ep. 229: The Waiting Game

Happier in Hollywood

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 28:02


Liz and Sarah are anxiously waiting to find out if there's a future for Fantasy Island. They reveal one way they're handling the stress — working on the network pitch for Season Two! In Hits & Bombs, Liz gives Sarah a Hit for how she's dealing with the social slog in her new hometown of Ojai. And after watching the new Amazon docuseries LuLaRich, they both give a big Bomb to MLM'S — multilevel marketing companies. Liz even pledges to give up her beloved MLM skincare products. Then they answer a Mailbag question about the Fantasy Island logo — why is the “A” upside down? Finally, this week's Hollywood Hack is a pro tip that took Liz and Sarah years to learn: Repeat after them.  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/HappierinHollywood/ Get in touch on Twitter: @sarahmfain & @elizabethcraft Get in touch on Instagram: @Sfain & @LizCraft Visit our website: https://happierinhollywood.com Happier in Hollywood is part of ‘The Onward Project,' a family of podcasts brought together by Gretchen Rubin—all about how to make your life better. Check out the other Onward Project podcasts—Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Side Hustle School, Do The Thing, and Everything Happens with Kate Bowler . If you liked this episode, please subscribe, leave a review, and tell your friends! LINKS: LuLaRich trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJgkwIHp1pc Life After MLM podcast hosted by Roberta Blevins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr8VrNAbpWE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Throwing Shade
AZ does something good? Switzerland passes Gay Marriage and updates on vets affected by 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Throwing Shade

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 59:36


On this week's ATTITUDES! Erin talks about Arizona's recently passed law making it harder for rapists to request custody. Bryan weighs in on Dancing with the Stars JoJo Siwa making history dancing with a same sex partner, Switzerland becomes the 30th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, and a revisiting of 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'. All this plus Popeye, Cybill Shepherd and a LulaRich review!! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Culture Gabfest
Culture Gabfest: Buttery Soft Leggings

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 61:34


This week, Steve and Dana are joined by author and co-host of Slate's Working podcast, Isaac Butler. First, the panel reviews Clint Eastwood's most recent film Cry Macho. Next, the panel discusses the neoliberal parable that is Amazon's docuseries LuLaRich. Finally, the panel discusses the advantages and pitfalls of eBooks. In Slate Plus, the panel discusses their favorite film credit sequences. Email us at culturefest@slate.com. Endorsements Dana: Generally: Explore.Org, a live nature cam network. More specifically: Dana's favorite live cam “The Mississippi River Flyway Cam” on the Raptor Resource Project in Brice Prairie, Wisconsin. Isaac: The novel A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself by Peter Ho Davies, about how a big early decision impacts a couple's married life afterwards. Steve: A pound the table endorsement: the essay by the feminist critic Vivian Gornick in Harper's Magazine called “Put on the Diamonds: Notes on humiliation” -- in which she thinks out loud about what humiliation and loneliness are. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Nadira Goffe. Outro music is “Ruins” by Origo. Slate Plus members get ad-free podcasts, a bonus segment in each episode of the Culture Gabfest, full access to Slate's journalism on Slate.com, and more. Sign up now at slate.com/cultureplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

SimplyPodLogical
Leggings, Pyramid Schemes & MLM's - SimplyPodLogical #79

SimplyPodLogical

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 49:48


On this episode of SimplyPodLogical, Cristine and Ben discuss the new documentary LuLaRich about the multi-level marketing company Lularoe, pyramid schemes, cults, and #girlboss feminism.

Sorta Awesome
Ep. 344 What we're into: Sepember 2021

Sorta Awesome

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 61:17


We're rounding out September 2021, and we thought it would be a good time to check in with some things we are into right now, and you know we want to hear from you, too! In this conversation, Meg and Kyle talk about what what they are into these days, and there's a surprising amount of YouTube involved. From sunny, beachy Bahamas to soaring the friendly skies, their free time has been filled with daydreaming.Join them and the Awesome Nation in our online communities to tell us what you are into right now: on Instagram or in the Sorta Awesome Hangout and Awesome Today groups!SHOW NOTESRogan, ThisBahamianGyal (10 Best Bahamian Foods video)Gone with the WynnsAnne Helen Petersen newsletter What Got Left Out of LulaRich (interview with Meg Conley)The Daily Connoisseur interview with Dr. Patty Tae (Jennifer's book Lessons from Madame Chic)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Brain Candy Podcast
EP552: LulaRich, Bird Genius, & Tongue Thrusting

The Brain Candy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 61:20


Today we discuss the LulaRich documentary about Lularoe, MLM companies, and the intersection of capitalism and religion. Susie makes Sarah unfollow a famous "inspirational" person on Instagram. Susie talks about a bird who created his own prosthetic beak. We find out why neuroscientists think nothing is real and we get SUPER philosophical about life.  We find out why conspiracy theories are soothing to some. Sarah reveals that she has a tongue problem and Susie is dubious. We discuss our favorite scams and hear why Susie thinks she is discriminated against because she takes baths. Sarah is slowly becoming Erin Brockovich and she has an incredible theory about screwdrivers. Join our book club, shop our merch, sign-up for our free newsletter, & more by visiting The Brain Candy Podcast website: Connect with us on social media: BCP Instagram: Susie's Instagram: Sarah's Instagram: BCP Twitter: Susie's Twitter: Sarah's Twitter: For a free refill pack with your order, go to More podcasts at WAVE:

Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend
Mary Lynn's Jetsetting, Dave's Jetta-Setting, Do You Remember This Dude?

Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 92:15


International superstar and my real life friend Mary Lynn Rajskub makes her Thursday show debut and Dave Huntsberger is quick to point out that he is also my friend and yet I just glossed right over that. Daniel and I are hot to talk about LuLaRich—the documentary about MLM LuLaRoe—and we all share our own experiences with multi level marketing companies. Mary Lynn's neighbor rides a one wheel. Could there be a love connection? Plus tracing old possessions, writing on money, dog farts again, iTunes Comments of the Week, Just Me Or Everyone and a new segment: Do You Remember This Dude? Products I Use/Recommend/Love: http://amazon.com/shop/alisonrosen Check us out on Patreon: http://patreon.com/alisonrosen   Buy Alison's Book: Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me)  https://amzn.to/2JuOqcd This episode if brought to you by: AWAY: http://awaytravel.com/alison VIVINO: http://vivino.com/bestfriend (use code bestfriend to save 20% on your first order of up to $200) GAINFUL: http://gainful.com/bestfriend (for $20 off your personalized protein) You probably need to buy the HGFY ringtone! https://www.alisonrosen.com/store/

The Megyn Kelly Show
The Naked Hypocrisy of the Emmys, Crazy Mask Policies, and the LuLaRoe ‘Cult' with Leonydus Johnson, Roberta Blevins and Derryl Trujillo | Ep. 163

The Megyn Kelly Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 94:23


Megyn Kelly is joined by political commentator and host of the “Informed Dissent” podcast, Leonydus Johnson, to discuss the pandemic hypocrisy of the attendees of the Emmy's, San Francisco Mayor London Breed's defense of nightclubbing without a mask, the new COVID policies for toddlers, the increase in violence against innocent children, and more. Megyn is also joined by former LuLaRoe retailer and employee Roberta Blevins and Derryl Trujillo to discuss the new Amazon Prime documentary series “LuLaRich” and to share their own experiences working with the scandalous multi-level marketing legging company, and more.  Follow The Megyn Kelly Show on all social platforms:YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/MegynKellyTwitter: http://Twitter.com/MegynKellyShowInstagram: http://Instagram.com/MegynKellyShowFacebook: http://Facebook.com/MegynKellyShow Find out more information at: https://www.devilmaycaremedia.com/megynkellyshow

The Bad Broadcast
LuLaRich, B*tch

The Bad Broadcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 51:05


THE TIME HAS COME. I have been SO intrigued by LuLaRoe for years, which means I was deeply obsessed with the new documentary, LuLaRich. The patterns! The culture! The MONEY! So, today I'm sharing all of my thoughts on the docuseries as well as what I think about LuLaRoe and it's owners. Enjoy! Just go to ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top, and enter code BAD to get a 60 day free trial Produced by Dear Media 

Watch What Crappens
LuLaRich: I'm Very LuLaRich, LuLaBi**h!

Watch What Crappens

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 59:38


Bravo left an empty night on the schedule this week, so we filled it with LuLaRich, a tale about culty ladies obsessed with leggings that smell like farts and make it look like bees are crawling into their wombs. To each her own! This week's bonus is a Snap Judgement breakdown of the Great British Baking Show contestants. Find all of our premium bonus episodes at https://patreon.com/watchwhatcrappens

Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald
LuLaRoe, Monica Lewinsky, Met Ball with Brandy and Julie

Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 80:34


The comedy duo, Brandy Howard and Julie Goldman are here! We discuss the Met Ball, Lil Naz, and Kim Kardashian's reasons for covering her face. Jojo Siwa is the first bow-wearing celeb to also dance with a same-sex partner on Dancing With The Stars! "Impeachment, the American Crime" series should get more buzz. I want to interview Monica Lewinsky, please!!  We all watched The LuLaRoe documentary on Amazon titled LuLaRich and we are dying! What makes it a pyramid scheme and how do people get sucked in? I figured out why Meri from a Sister Wives still gets to have a big house even though she has no kids.  This is such a funny and juicy episode! Get EXTRA Juicy Scoop at:Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/juicyscoopMore: https://heathermcdonald.net Sponsors:OSEAmalibu.com code JUICY for 10%kachava.com/scoop for 10% offOluKai.comswheatscoop.comwww.ziprecruiter.com/juicyjoybird.com/juicy for 30% offwww.betterhelp.com/heatherwww.erincondren.com use code JUICYSCOOP10sittercity.com

Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald
LuLaRoe, Monica Lewinsky, Met Ball with Brandy and Julie

Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 80:34


The comedy duo, Brandy Howard and Julie Goldman are here! We discuss the Met Ball, Lil Naz, and Kim Kardashian's reasons for covering her face. Jojo Siwa is the first bow-wearing celeb to also dance with a same-sex partner on Dancing With The Stars! "Impeachment, the American Crime" series should get more buzz. I want to interview Monica Lewinsky, please!!  We all watched The LuLaRoe documentary on Amazon titled LuLaRich and we are dying! What makes it a pyramid scheme and how do people get sucked in? I figured out why Meri from a Sister Wives still gets to have a big house even though she has no kids.  This is such a funny and juicy episode!  Get EXTRA Juicy Scoop at: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/juicyscoop More: https://heathermcdonald.net  Sponsors: OSEAmalibu.com code JUICY for 10% kachava.com/scoop for 10% off OluKai.com swheatscoop.com www.ziprecruiter.com/juicy joybird.com/juicy for 30% off www.betterhelp.com/heather www.erincondren.com use code JUICYSCOOP10 sittercity.com Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/juicyscoop See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.