Youngme, Felix and Mihir talk all things food, including TikTok recipes going viral, the chicken sandwich wars between fast food chains, the proliferation of milk alternatives in the supermarket, OpenTable vs. Resy, and more!
Recent picks, and recommended reading/websites:
Burnt Toast and Other Disasters (Cal Peternell)
Meringue Cookies (recipe)
Pete Wells reviews Eleven Madison Park (The New York Times)
Youngme, Felix and Mihir discuss whether Hertz can make a comeback, why everyone seems to be wearing Crocs, and whether generational stereotypes are accurate or helpful.
My Climate (website)
In Case You Get Hit By A Bus (Abby Schneiderman and Adam Seifer)
Youngme, Felix and Mihir discuss Intel’s attempts to stage a turnaround in the all-important chip industry; plus Zillow, utopian cities, and more.
· Izipizi Eyewear
· Far Flung: A Black Utopia in North Carolina (podcast)
· A History of Future Cities (Daniel Brook)
Youngme, Felix and Mihir discuss how fearful we should be about inflation; they also discuss the Facebook rebranding (Meta) and the prospects for Snap.
The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson)
Youngme, Felix and Mihir discuss the long-term sustainability of Netflix’s content strategy; plus content trends in streaming.
Summer of Soul (Questlove)
The Velvet Underground (Apple TV+)
Beethoven x The AI Project (YouTube)
Have We Already Been Visited By Aliens? (The New Yorker)
Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth (Avi Loeb)
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Youngme, Felix and Mihir discuss how legacy retailers like Nike, Walmart and Costco have managed to defy the odds and outperform expectations, despite an onslaught of fresh competition. They also respond to more letters from listeners, including questions about President Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending plan and more.
The Rescue (National Geographic documentary)
The Best Tinned Fish
Youngme, Felix, and Mihir discuss the red hot IPO market, highlighting a few of the companies reflecting a “sign of the times” including: Rivian Automotive, Duolingo, and life science companies like Gingko Bioworks and Moderna. They also answer a few letters from listeners, including questions about the soaring valuations of private company unicorns, the latest Facebook scandal, and more.
· Private Company Unicorns (Crunchbase)
· Run for Office (Snapchat Mini)
· Career and Family (Claudia Goldin)
· Journey Across a Century of Women (Claudia Goldin)
· How to Make Ppopgi (Honeycomb Candy, as featured in Squid Game)
Housing prices are on the rise in cities all around the world, and Youngme, Felix and Mihir discuss whether there’s an end in sight. Plus they discuss other headlines, including: Amazon’s decision to start paying for college tuition for its workers; women outpacing men in college enrollments; the first major carbon capture facility going online; and more.
· Ministry for the Future (Kim Stanley Robinson)
· Buddenbrooks (Thomas Mann)
· Songs of Gastarbeiter
Harvard Business School professors discuss and debate current events that sit at the crossroads of business and culture. Youngme Moon, Mihir Desai, and Felix Oberholzer-Gee engage in a spirited discussion on a range of topics torn from the headlines — from Facebook, to free trade, to the #MeToo movement. Informed by their unique expertise as professors at one of the world’s leading business schools, their takes are always surprising, unconventional, and insightful.
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