Smart Shopping
  • Sep 9, 2013 9:00 pm
  • 1:35:46 mins

This episode covers resentment for shopping due to a plethora of reasons, particularly amongst male groups versus female groups. Stresses of shopping strain men and women alike. Contemporary trends in fashion, body image, etc. contribute to pressures that strain shoppers. Matt talks with Ryan Howell, professor at San Francisco State University, about how marketers treat us all like puppets. They discuss ways to control compulsive spending, such as tracking cash outlfows in order to put a cap on reckless purchasing. Is there a man in the world who likes sitting on the "man bench" at the mall?  How online shopping may single-handedly destroy humanity. The gang discusses measures that are taken to exercise self control in personal expenditures.