#31: 'Multiple People Read This'


This week, Cher and James discuss read receipts. From text messaging to Facebook Messenger to Outlook, they dissect what’s wrong with them, and how to make them work. In the aftershow, Cher talks about her favorite culture year end wrap-ups, and James has a crush on a fictional character from a film franchise.

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References made during our conversation:

The Wiz Live! on NBC

Read Receipts, a massive fink

Rachel Hyman, if you don’t know her, you’re doing it wrong

iMessage, bad for ghosting

Facebook Messenger, the fuckboy of the Internet

Outlook Read Receipts, why does this exist?

Group Messages, for frans, maybe

Contact us, so we can low-key ignore you for a while

You know we couldn't forget about Open Call:

Cher: NPR’s All Songs Considered Annual “Year in Music” Episode

James: Gale from the Hunger Games and "To Kill A Mockingjay" fanfiction

Thanks for listening to episode 31. It couldn't have been made without the help of the following folks:

The Chicago Podcast Cooperative. Like this show? You might What Else. What Else is an interview show spanning various topics and fields of endeavor. It's like the Charlie Rose show, but with less Charlie.

Our Patreon supporters: Caty, Amy, Stewart, Classy, Jennifer, Joelle, Will, "Michael", and Revision Path podcast.

Next week, we will be in conversation with Roboism’s Alex and Savannah!

Script written by Cher and James.

Music by U+1F60C.

Until next time, keep things Open Ended.