#211 - Saying goodbye to the iPod | Curio

#211 - Saying goodbye to the iPod

25 mins | May 17, 2022

Today's episode from 17th May 2022. First today: After more than two decades, Apple’s iPod range is being discontinued. We hear from those for who, even in an age of smartphones and streaming services, won't change the record about their favoured music device. Then later, consumer-centric culture has made it easier for us to forget about everything else. We'll explore how we may all need to reconsider our behaviour and expectations when it comes to shopping in a market fraught with labour shortages and supply-chain issues. As Apple phases out its last iPod, die-hards are clinging to their old-school music players. For The Wall Street Journal, Joanna Stern talks to the fans about why the iPod may be dead, but it lives on in many people's hearts, minds, and homes. Remember when everyone was hoarding petrol, toilet paper and even PPE? Consumers acting selfishly isn't a new phenomenon. However, as Emily Stewart discusses in Vox, telling American customers for decades has resulted in a nation incapable of considering the trade-offs needed to make the economy run how it does. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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