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Making It Up

By MAEKAN

Making It Up by MAEKAN is a weekly podcast exploring the latest news in the creative world and analyzing how and why it'll impact culture at large. Head over to patreon.com/maekan if you're interested in supporting us and being part of our larger community which includes regular newsletters and a vibrant Discord community.

  1. 1.
    140: Afew x ASICS GEL-Lyte 3 community sneaker and the pandemic content void10/23/2020
    40:14
  2. 2.
    139: Pandemic art and bookclubs10/16/2020
    31:01
  3. 3.
    138: Fashion consumption under capitalism and a tech-free life10/02/2020
    44:59
  4. 4.
    137: Hong Kong food culture and chess popularity09/23/2020
    45:43
  5. 5.
    136: New York's "death" and the luck factor09/16/2020
    52:44
  6. 6.
    135: Fashion graduates and creative peers09/07/2020
    48:39
  7. 7.
    134: Remote onboarding and the Telfar bag08/31/2020
    43:44
  8. 8.
    133: What MasterClass actually sells and how Shopify arms the rebels08/25/2020
    50:13
  1. 9.
    132: Other people’s problems and tips for community funding with Behzod Sirjani08/17/2020
    1:17:18
  2. 10.
    131: Racial bias in photography tech and good media happenings08/10/2020
    50:16
  3. 11.
    130: AI graphic design and research on the future of luxury08/03/2020
    49:50
  4. 12.
    129: Paid communities and the Simone Biles Vogue photoshoot07/24/2020
    53:53
  5. 13.
    128: Parenting as gardening and Silicon Valley on tech media 07/19/2020
    45:41
  6. 14.
    127: Email services and going back to the office07/03/2020
    48:10
  7. 15.
    126: Brain Dead raises 1mil for charity and the “Virgilization” of Virgil Abloh06/19/2020
    45:47
  8. 16.
    125: Indie music venues and the passion economy06/14/2020
    53:08
  9. 17.
    124: Quibi and tech post-pandemic05/23/2020
    54:33
  10. 18.
    123: Animal Crossing and The Last Dance05/05/2020
    50:34
  11. 19.
    122: Artists interpreting science and indie mags navigate the pandemic04/24/2020
    52:58
  12. 20.
    121: Signaling as a service and the new MAEKAN membership strategy04/16/2020
    48:04
  13. 21.
    120: Minecraft campuses and stop being productive04/08/2020
    43:12
  14. 22.
    119: Financial independence and the UN Open Brief04/02/2020
    43:00
  15. 23.
    118: Culture in the time of quarantine and luxury brand restaurants03/25/2020
    43:39
  16. 24.
    117: The nuclear family and jjapaguri (aka “ram-don”)03/18/2020
    49:06
  17. 25.
    116: Participatory design and the launch of The Markup03/10/2020
    48:17
  18. 26.
    115: Spotify acquires The Ringer and black music in white spaces02/12/2020
    48:13
  19. 27.
    114: “American Dirt” and giving good waiting staff respect02/06/2020
    1:00:31
  20. 28.
    113: Record number of new podcasts in 2019 and the future of fashion PR01/29/2020
    32:39
  21. 29.
    112: Forming new habits and the decade in fashion01/16/2020
    47:02
  22. 30.
    111: Shawn Stussy x Dior and Charis’ new podcast “To Bring Back” 12/25/2019
    1:00:23
  23. 31.
    110: Access instead of ownership and reseller luxury11/28/2019
    52:54
  24. 32.
    109: Feeling no pleasure in music and the anatomy of a TikTok hit11/22/2019
    48:59
  25. 33.
    108: Streaming services and tokenism11/12/2019
    45:58
  26. 34.
    107: New tech is a hard sell and rich people are really lucky11/02/2019
    48:48
  27. 35.
    106: TikTok content moderation issues and Adobe blocks Venezuelan users10/22/2019
    46:21
  28. 36.
    105: Forever 21 bankruptcy and esports apparel monetization10/10/2019
    50:19
  29. 37.
    104: The MacArthur Grant and luxury’s position on climate crisis activism10/04/2019
    52:21
  30. 38.
    103: Influencer grammar and YouTube verification09/25/2019
    58:56
  31. 39.
    102: Posthumous collections and unionizing09/18/2019
    45:13
  32. 40.
    101: Special edition ft. personal questions09/10/2019
    46:31
  33. 41.
    100: Products for older people and disability access09/05/2019
    46:40
  34. 42.
    099: The future of Diet Prada and the purpose of gender-neutral pronouns08/27/2019
    43:49
  35. 43.
    098: The memes and brands relationship and virtual influencers 08/20/2019
    47:00
  36. 44.
    097: The history and effect of the hipster08/01/2019
    40:39
  37. 45.
    096: Peak podcast and the Bob Ross paintings mystery07/23/2019
    51:44
  38. 46.
    095: Instagram combats bullying and the millennial art market07/17/2019
    48:42
  39. 47.
    094: What photographers owe subjects and smartphones are either killing or saving the planet07/09/2019
    47:39
  40. 48.
    093: Gaming subscriptions and changing women’s football07/02/2019
    57:42
  41. 49.
    092: Creative capital and teens on climate crisis06/26/2019
    40:40
  42. 50.
    091: Rei Kawakubo and the role of work06/18/2019
    46:26
  43. 51.
    090: Experience as art and smart cities06/13/2019
    43:05
  44. 52.
    089: Political correctness in fashion and the rise of the slacker05/20/2019
    44:33
  45. 53.
    088: Rise of captionfluencers and MUJI Hotel opens in Tokyo04/23/2019
    43:05
  46. 54.
    087: The VICE Philip Morris partnership and overflowing museum collections04/07/2019
    45:42
  47. 55.
    086: Mega-influencers and taxing luxury goods03/26/2019
    45:20
  48. 56.
    085: Losing the suit and vegan design03/15/2019
    50:40
  49. 57.
    084: Being successful but miserable and a Nike ad on women in sports03/06/2019
    50:22
  50. 58.
    083: Healthy skepticism and artist-endowed foundations02/27/2019
    43:29
  51. 59.
    082: NOAH on consumer power and Reddit accepting Tencent funding02/14/2019
    59:11
  52. 60.
    081: Nardwuar’s influence on hip-hop and the evolution of CAPTCHA02/08/2019
    45:08
  53. 61.
    080: Personality in websites and the responsibility of billionaires02/04/2019
    36:03
  54. 62.
    079: A planetary health diet and creating while clean01/28/2019
    50:12
  55. 63.
    078: Pizza could save the world and millennial burnout01/22/2019
    44:24
  56. 64.
    077: Virtual influencers and big tech growth01/14/2019
    37:19
  57. 65.
    076: The future book and the comeback of physical books01/09/2019
    47:28
  58. 66.
    075: Creating projects inspired by heritage and airlines for millennials01/02/2019
    53:40
  59. 67.
    074: Better native advertising in podcasts and the Tumblr NSFW content ban12/19/2018
    53:11
  60. 68.
    073: Fashion profiling in Cambridge Analytica data and Amazon HQ2 gentrification12/13/2018
    42:55
  61. 69.
    072: Craigslist decreases waste generation and Rookie Mag closes12/04/2018
    50:27
  62. 70.
    071: Forbes 30 Under 30 and NASA-inspired products11/27/2018
    33:02
  63. 71.
    070: The business of background music and nanoinfluencer marketing11/21/2018
    34:24
  64. 72.
    069: Special episode recap of the Unexpected Connections conference11/14/2018
    30:59
  65. 73.
    068: Studying the impact of design on business and an algorithm for making fragrance11/05/2018
    43:08
  66. 74.
    067: Photoshop on the iPad and myths about the Chinese art market 10/29/2018
    45:51
  67. 75.
    066: How to fix fashion and giving entrepreneurs money10/23/2018
    34:47
  68. 76.
    065: Low-Tech Magazine’s low-tech website and Banksy’s self-destructing art10/15/2018
    36:21
  69. 77.
    064: Too many video games and in praise of mediocrity10/08/2018
    40:46
  70. 78.
    063: Performative well-being and the diminishing marginal value of aesthetics10/02/2018
    48:51
  71. 79.
    062: Defining authenticity and social credit systems09/27/2018
    44:44
  72. 80.
    061: What analytical media can teach and an online museum cataloguing analog sounds 09/18/2018
    44:04
  73. 81.
    060: Community-driven publications and the Kaepernick Nike campaign09/13/2018
    58:53
  74. 82.
    059: Art in space and better cybersecurity09/10/2018
    39:29
  75. 83.
    058: The Nike balaclava controversy, acknowledging luck, and the linguistic heritage09/04/2018
    47:41
  76. 84.
    057: Intrusive Upwork monitoring and Advisory Board Crystals Wikipedia collaboration08/30/2018
    50:02
  77. 85.
    056: Narcissism in the West and the censoring of fake news08/20/2018
    48:33
  78. 86.
    055: Controversy around the Netflix Originals show Insatiable and what rich people f08/09/2018
    36:47
  79. 87.
    054: Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% and Jonah Hill in connection to origin stories08/05/2018
    39:02
  80. 88.
    053: Emotional help from AI and the Nike App at Retail07/31/2018
    34:40
  81. 89.
    052: Social media’s impact on empathy and advancements in surveillance technology07/24/2018
    37:52
  82. 90.
    051: Fashion’s inconsistent support of #MeToo and the purpose of the Michelin Guide07/18/2018
    40:37
  83. 91.
    050: The potential challenges for Grailed and what makes a good CV07/13/2018
    45:27
  84. 92.
    049: Jay-Z as the new creative director of Puma Basketball and Kickstarter launches 06/28/2018
    47:12
  85. 93.
    048: Roger Federer possible Uniqlo sponsorship and Grindr's publication Into opens a production studio06/22/2018
    37:46
  86. 94.
    047: Criticism of the Nike BETRUE campaign and an awkward marketing campaign by adidas06/11/2018
    34:59
  87. 95.
    046: Spotify rolls back its hateful conduct policy and the link between sleep and creativity06/08/2018
    38:10
  88. 96.
    045: The history of venture capital and Instagram's new features for digital well-being05/31/2018
    42:09
  89. 97.
    044: Sagmeister & Walsh launch product line Sorry I Have No Filter and nightclubs fostering culture05/24/2018
    46:38
  90. 98.
    043: Lo-fi hip-hop and the meaning of "muse"05/10/2018
    36:26
  91. 99.
    042: Should we use physical/psychological testing to optimize us for jobs and why society needs to care about helicopter parenting.04/27/2018
    44:41
  92. 100.
    041: Is there a benefit to copycat technology and assessing the NY Times op-ed section04/18/2018
    46:55
  93. 101.
    040: What comes after Facebook and Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton04/04/2018
    1:02:28
  94. 102.
    039: The power of reality television and why people don't ask for help03/29/2018
    44:39
  95. 103.
    038: Food is your flag and YouTube stardom doesn't mean riches03/24/2018
    43:37
  96. 104.
    037: Authenticity in entertainment published by celebrities and tech logos all resembling each other03/06/2018
    41:22
  97. 105.
    036: The shifting nature of Asian-American identity, and the tyranny of convenience02/24/2018
    41:38
  98. 106.
    035: Whether higher education is a waste of time, and non designers learning the fundamentals of design.02/15/2018
    43:01
  99. 107.
    034: HuffPost shuts down its contributor network and China wants to become a global soft power02/09/2018
    1:03:23
  100. 108.
    033: How Japanese culture approaches space, and the value of being an expert generalist.01/26/2018
    40:07
  101. 109.
    032: The normalization of bad grammar, and the idea of creative integrity and the struggling artist myth.01/24/2018
    31:03
  102. 110.
    031: Rich Brian's new name and GTA Online's pay-to-win mechanisms01/13/2018
    36:21
  103. 111.
    030: Discussing VICE's New York Times expose and the prophetic words of John C. Jay12/30/2017
    49:48
  104. 112.
    029: The pros and cons of a Disney and Fox merger and MUJI's flawless brand execution.12/29/2017
    45:33
  105. 113.
    028: What if Apple became a subscription service for hardware? Can journalism engage audiences through gamification?12/18/2017
    33:05
  106. 114.
    027: Preserving food culture amongst tribes and the future of dining in the sky.12/08/2017
    42:39
  107. 115.
    026: The FCC's steps towards eradicating net neutrality, and giving kids slack for what they say on social media.12/02/2017
    38:11
  108. 116.
    025: Why do we need to touch things at museums, and what are the factors behind critical thought and analysis?12/02/2017
    39:02
  109. 117.
    024: Have we hit peak merchandise? The dark world of Children's YouTube.11/24/2017
    38:31
  110. 118.
    023: ComplexCon 2017 and media's future at the hands of billionaires11/15/2017
    47:55
  111. 119.
    022: Our first-ever guest, video games as a military tool, and the relevance of Barbara Kruger's subway ticket art.11/09/2017
    45:15
  112. 120.
    021: China starts rating its citizens to increase trust and AI becomes increasingly common10/30/2017
    41:03
  113. 121.
    020: The case for adding sneaker culture into the curriculum, and the current state of push notifications?10/20/2017
    49:20
  114. 122.
    019: The encroachment of AR into our public spaces, and Dropbox's controversial rebranding.10/13/2017
    43:10
  115. 123.
    018: How Apple is tackling streaming music, and PUMA & Daily Paper's trip to Africa to build a football pitch.10/06/2017
    41:25
  116. 124.
    017: Coca-Cola sponsors a video game character and how tech and social media has changed food reviews.09/29/2017
    42:26
  117. 125.
    016: Improving photographic diversity in media and the emergence of Polaroid Originals09/22/2017
    42:40
  118. 126.
    015: The value of a New Yorker magazine tote bag as cultural currency, and what it means for Detroit to have a "chief storyteller."09/15/2017
    51:02
  119. 127.
    014: How can blockchain and cryptocurrencies change social media? Can you achieve greatness on a 40-hour work week?09/08/2017
    58:49
  120. 128.
    013: Black Girls Code turns down $125K from Uber and how creatives should look at money09/01/2017
    42:28
  121. 129.
    012: How aging affects our creative process and PR agency Derris' new investment fund.08/25/2017
    39:25
  122. 130.
    011: Is church-based streetwear the next big thing? Can a tech-minded approach to food work in the face of regulation?08/18/2017
    30:09
  123. 131.
    010: Should you speed listen to podcasts? What does it mean when memes are used as political tools?08/11/2017
    33:45
  124. 132.
    009: WeTransfer's $10,000 grants for ex-SoundCloud employees and the power of the newsletter08/04/2017
    34:38
  125. 133.
    007: Is 90s web design making a comeback and Nike's silence over the A$AP Bari incident08/01/2017
    44:17
  126. 134.
    008: Los Angeles' new social media camp and Deloitte's approach to diversity in the workplace08/01/2017
    40:25
  127. 135.
    006: Netflix for Education, Cannes Lions, and the importance of stories over payment07/31/2017
    53:47
  128. 136.
    005: MTV News Cuts Long-Form and Brooklyn Beckham’s Photography Book07/18/2017
    33:45
  129. 137.
    004: Spotify and labels, Brian Anderson, and toasting the end of The Toast07/06/2017
    39:10
  130. 138.
    003: Video Games or movies, AI-moderated comments, and when sponsorship and politics intersect07/03/2017
    37:27
  131. 139.
    002: Debating the news, Google cataloging fashion, and Wonder Woman's achievements06/28/2017
    41:38
  132. 140.
    001: The Pilot Podcast06/27/2017
    33:54

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