Cost of Living
Cost of Living
Nov 20, 2020
Shopping in the time of COVID-19: business fears, the second-hand trend and how colours influence what we buy
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In normal times, the holiday shopping season is when retailers and other businesses can make the money they need to survive leaner months. But with lockdowns in parts of the country, and rising COVID-19 infections, bringing those customers into the store is difficult if not impossible. Could more restrictions — and soon — be a solution?

We also look at why some of the biggest brands we buy, from IKEA to Levi's, are now looking to cash in on the second-hand market. Buy it again, for the first time!

And part art, part science, part sales and part psychology — we explain the world of colour forecasting, a branch of the design world that tries to identify which shades get us to buy stuff. After all, that sweater you might be eyeing for Christmas is not just blue, it’s not turquoise, it’s not lapis, it’s actually cerulean.
The Herle Burly
The Herle Burly
Air Quotes Media
Annamie Paul + the Political Panel with Jenni and Scott
Alright Herle Burly-ites, time for today’s pod. We’ve got another 2-parter for you today. For Part 1, I’m so pleased to welcome Annamie Paul, Leader of Green Party of Canada. We’re going to find out a lot more about Annamie over the next hour or so, but she’s been involved in civic life since she was 12 years old, working as a page in the Ontario Legislature. She’s holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa and a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University. Prior to being elected leader of the Greens this past October, Annamie founded the Canadian Centre for Political Leadership and worked in several Civic Engagement and International Affairs positions. We’re going to talk about her life, the electoral positioning and prospects for the Greens, and where she intends to take that party. Part 2 of the podcast is our ever-lovin’, ever-hatin’, ever-opinionated Political Panel, with Jenni Byrne and Scott Reid. We have a lot to cover this week: from the politics of COVID lockdown to the insurrection south of the border, and from censorship to big tech. Thank you for joining us on The Herle Burly podcast. Please take a moment to give us a rating and review on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. iTunes  Spotify  Stitcher  GooglePlay Watch this conversation on YouTube. The Herle Burly was created by Air Quotes Media with support from our presenting sponsor TELUS, as well as CN Rail. SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | YouTube | RSS
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