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Sep 15, 2023

#103: Uncle Grandpa joins us to talk about Agents of Chaos - Sean Howe's great new biography of drug dealer, raconteur and High Times publisher Thomas King Forcade.

Forcade was involved with many happening scenes: underground publishing, drug smuggling, the yippie movement, hippie capitalism, punk rock and, of course,...

Sep 13, 2023

#102: Gig economy food delivery startup Instacart has finally filed for an initial public offering. Sales peaked during the pandemic and are now flat, with little realistic growth on the horizon. An exploitative business model continues to harm the company's image and alienate employees. Formidable competitors...

Aug 31, 2023

#101: Seattle rock musicians who didn't live to see old age include the fabulous four - Jimi Hendrix, Curt Cobain, Layne Staley and Chris Cornell. We also pay tribute to lesser-known artists Andrew Wood, Stefanie Sargent, Mia Zapata, El Duce, Michael Dahlquist, Mike Starr, Mark Lanegan, Van Conner and Tom Hansen. PLUS:...

Aug 22, 2023

#100: Cheating workers from their pay is a common practice at restaurants. In Seattle, a new law has helped lawyers win big settlements for wage and tip theft victims.

A mom and pop business engaged in this sort of fraud will probably not get sued, but if your food empire gets too big get ready. Canlis, Tom Douglas, Red...

Aug 1, 2023

#099: Jane was bad with money, had a partner behind on child support and had substance abuse issues. Her downward spiral through our predatory financial system ended with a stay in rehab that her insurance didn't fully cover - putting her deeper in the hole.