LG: So that sounds like it would have interesting implications for just podcasters in the world of content, that this started out as podcast, audio clips, and Netflix has turned this into a streaming visual program. And I would have to think too, that Dunkin held the IP for his podcast or that it was someone other than Netflix who had the IP for that podcast prior to that. And then Netflix had to acquire that to turn that into a show, right?
MC: Yeah. It’s a pretty convoluted legal situation, I’m sure.
GE: I think what Lauren is really saying is when they make a TV show out of this podcast, Michael, who do you want to play the Michael Calore character?
LG: That’s exactly what I was getting at. And I was wondering if perhaps there would be a cooking segment on the show for Gilad. Mike, really, who would play you on the Netflix show?
MC: You mean like if it’s animated or if it’s not animated?
LG: No, if it’s not animated, or I guess we could do a voice actor. But if it’s not animated, who would play you? I have an idea of who would play you, but who do you think would play you?
MC: No, I got to hear this.
LG: OK, it’s this show, I’m going to have to look it up, live on the air, that you and I both watched, Mike. And I said that the actor reminded me of you. And he’s a surfer guy whose family loses their home. Do you remember this?
MC: Oh, yeah. Lodge 49, Wyatt Russell.
LG: Yes. That’s right. Isn’t that a Kurt Russell’s son?
MC: Yeah, and Goldie Hawn, yeah.
LG: That’s who would play you?
MC: I will take that.
GE: Yeah, that sounds solid, dude. I would love someone to say I look related to Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. I more often get Seth Rogan and Michael Cera.
LG: I’m afraid to ask you would play me. But all right, who would play me?
MC: I’ll have to think about that.
LG: I think what we’re saying is, Netflix we’re available for a show. Gadget Lab is available. Probably have to talk to Condé Nast about that, but we’re here.
GE: That IP doesn’t come cheap, though.
LG: That’s right.
MC: Lauren, what’s what’s your recommendation?
LG: My recommendation has nothing to do with food or streaming, it has to do with going offline, reading some books, specifically books from bookshop.org. If you’re not familiar with bookshop.org, it’s an online bookstore that exists to connect you to local independent bookstores. The company claims that they’re mission-based and that they give away over 75% of their profit margin to the stores and authors and others who are part of this marketplace. And they say that to date, I’m on the website right now, they’ve raised more than $1.8 million for local bookstores.
So the way it works is that you can go to bookshop.org, if you have a specific local bookstore in mind that you want to support, and you can look them up and see if they’ve decided to list their inventory or provide online services and shipping and whatnot through bookshop.org. If they haven’t, you can just go browse bookshop.org the way that you might have browsed Amazon or another marketplace for books. And then what you’re buying ends up going into this pool and then the earnings are kind of distributed among all of the different affiliates that are on the website, rather than going to the one specific bookshop that you looked up. So I’ve ordered about five books so far, maybe a few more, during the pandemic. Most of them were sent to family, but I do have a few here. I’m happy to say that I’m not getting so far in my reading. I’m trying, I’m really trying. But I think more importantly, it’s a nice idea to support your local independent bookstores if you can, and you can do that through Bookshop.
LG: All right. That’s our show for this week. That was as fun as a show could be when you’re talking about the things we’re talking about these days. Thanks to Gilad for joining us.
GE: Thanks for having me.
LG: And thanks to all of you for listening. If you have feedback, we would love to hear it. You can find all of us on Twitter. Just check the show notes. The show is produced by Boone Ashworth. Our executive producer is Alex Kapelman. We’ll be back next week.
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