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"surprisingly awesome" podcast about Frequent Flyer Community and chasing status

"surprisingly awesome" podcast about Frequent Flyer Community and chasing status

Old Dec 28, 16, 6:26 pm
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"surprisingly awesome" podcast about Frequent Flyer Community and chasing status

"surprisingly awesome" is a pretty cool podcast produced here in the US by Gimlet Media. I'm a big fan, every episode they pick a subject universally considered unappealing or boring and dissect it to show how awesome it is in actuality.
In March they did a whole episode about the frequent flyer community, chasing status and the pudding guy. Very interesting and I'm sure many of us can feel very close to the subject

https://gimletmedia.com/episode/8-frequent-flyer-miles/
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Old Dec 28, 16, 11:03 pm
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Question - who is still here, besides me, who attended the FlyerTalk get together in San Francisco attended by and celebrating Pudding Guy?
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Old Dec 29, 16, 7:15 am
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Originally Posted by hyperspace View Post
"surprisingly awesome" is a pretty cool podcast produced here in the US by Gimlet Media. I'm a big fan, every episode they pick a subject universally considered unappealing or boring and dissect it to show how awesome it is in actuality.
In March they did a whole episode about the frequent flyer community, chasing status and the pudding guy. Very interesting and I'm sure many of us can feel very close to the subject

https://gimletmedia.com/episode/8-frequent-flyer-miles/
Thank you for sharing!
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Old Dec 29, 16, 11:38 pm
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entertaining interview! I lol'd at the "y2k" reference
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Old Dec 31, 16, 12:42 am
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I thought the interview was good but the hosts seem to be pretentious blowhards that don't quite understand the value of obtaining status and basically mock anyone who does as irrational idiots. Not sure many here have that outlook?
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Old Dec 31, 16, 2:46 pm
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Sometimes I think that all these hundreds of different podcasts are done by the same half dozen or so people.

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Old Dec 31, 16, 5:46 pm
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Excellent. Thank you.
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