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In Season 2 we look at a world just as shady and mysterious as MLMs, but one whose promises are at times even more bombastic and unfathomable: WELLNESS. What is it? Who sells it? And will it bring you eternal happiness…and, perhaps, eternal life?
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Coming Soon...The Dream

Coming Soon...The Dream

2018-09-0602:415

We’ve all got that friend or cousin who steadily hawks some overpriced miracle drink, leggings, or shampoo on social media. They aren’t just trying to sell you something, but would like to offer you the opportunity of a lifetime to achieve riches while working from home on your own terms. You’ve probably been too afraid, or too loving, or too reasonable to confront them. Not us. This season on The Dream we go inside the world of multi-level marketing to expose this pyramid-shaped business model for what it is. Join us on this bizarre journey filled with snake oil salesmen, shifty millionaires, struggling single moms, and a few sweet grandmas.
What happened when LulaRoe tried to save their business by operating less like an MLM? Exactly what you think if you’ve been listening long enough. Although this time, there are people in power that are mad, like file-a-lawsuit mad.    This is 1 of 4 bonus episodes we’re releasing as additional reporting from season 1.
The unbelievable origin story of LulaRoe.   This is 2 of 4 bonus episodes we’re releasing as additional reporting from season 1.
BONUS 3: Dream Stealers

BONUS 3: Dream Stealers

2019-10-0721:1315

There’s no better way to build a loyal downline than with a magnetic atmosphere and a magnetic leader. Creating devotion to the cause is one technique that keeps the recruits flowing and the pipeline growing.     This is 3 of 4 bonus episodes we’re releasing as additional reporting from season 1.
Leaving an MLM can be the hardest part of the business.    This is 4 of 4 bonus episodes we’re releasing as additional reporting from season 1.
Oils, crystals, juices and more have been said to bring us eternal happiness and health- but how much of that is based in truth? Who benefits and loses from the wellness industry as a whole? We’ll be talking to some familiar voices and new ones about broader questions like these in Season 2 of the Dream- premiering December 9th.  
Opportunity might still be knocking… we’ll be back with new episodes in January.
Introducing Verified

Introducing Verified

2020-02-2501:13:21

We’re bringing you a special clip from Verified, a new investigative true crime podcast from Witness Docs and Stitcher. Season one of Verified tells the story of a group of fearless women from around the world who band together with a team of Italian reporters to bring a policeman turned sexual predator to justice. Hosted by investigative reporter Natasha Del Toro, this ten-episode, immersive true crime series examines the trust we place in the sharing economy and the power that a simple checkmark or digital review can hold over our lives. Season 1 of Verified is out NOW - listen and subscribe wherever you find your podcasts. If you want to listen to the full season of Verified now, without ads, sign up for Stitcher Premium at stitcherpremium.com. Use promo code WITNESS for 1 month free. Subscribe to Verified in Stitcher or wherever you listen: www.verified-podcast.com
There’s nothing as intoxicating as piles of money, unless the Feds are watching you count it. This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter (www.ziprecruiter.com/THEDREAM).
S1 E2: Women’s Work

S1 E2: Women’s Work

2018-09-2440:0523

When opportunity knocks, open the front door.
The fortune you seek can be yours for just $169 down.
If you dream it, you can (probably?) achieve it. This episode is sponsored by Quip (www.getquip.com/THEDREAM).
S1 E5: Do You Party?

S1 E5: Do You Party?

2018-10-1541:0422

Friends are the family you choose to add to your downline.
Be careful what you wish for, unless it's debt.
What’s holding you back from reaching your full potential? This episode is sponsored by Article (www.article.com/THEDREAM) and Policygenius (www.policygenius.com).
The road to success is paved with convention tickets. This episode is sponsored by Quip (www.getquip.com/THEDREAM) and Article (www.article.com/THEDREAM).
S1 E9: Leave a Message

S1 E9: Leave a Message

2018-11-1232:2315

A wise woman once said, “You need to go.” This episode is sponsored by Bombas (www.bombas.com/THEDREAM code: THEDREAM) and Policygenius (www.policygenius.com).
S1 E10: The American Way

S1 E10: The American Way

2018-11-2637:2214

The dream of our founders is alive. This episode is sponsored by Bombas (www.bombas.com/THEDREAM code: THEDREAM) and Article (www.article.com/THEDREAM).
When a job becomes a hobby. This episode is sponsored by Robinhood (THEDREAM.robinhood.com) and Quip (www.getquip.com/THEDREAM).
Products and cures you can’t find at the doctor might just be the medicine you want.
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Comments (372)

Madison Moore

Season 1 was great, however season 2 does not particularly focus on MLM businesses; the episode about birth really had no relevance, apart from the vague discussion of "complimentary treatments". I enjoyed the episode about vitamins and dietary supplements despite you not relating this back to MLM companies, as it was still informative.

Mar 12th
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Arielle Niss

Love this show. I’ve learned so much!

Mar 9th
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Lo K

Disagree about the adrenal fatigue being false. Both of my endocrinologists diagnosed me with a hormonal deficiency and they said as a side effect of it, that I have adrenal fatigue. They didn’t prescribe anything for it, but did for my overall hormonal issues.

Mar 5th
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Melissa Monte

Funny how Jane’s reporting of claims for Holiday Magic says “anyone who fails at Holiday Magic is lazy, stupid, greedy or dead.” But in season 2 the amount of times she tried to profile people who like alternative health was a lot. She was constantly saying how desperate they were 🧐

Mar 5th
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Melissa Monte

Wait.. she only makes $42K per year?!? And she’s at the top of the ladder?

Mar 5th
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Melissa Monte

To be fair, mindset work is a key part in almost all areas on entrepreneurship and it has been really helpful for me while growing my business, gaining confidence and overcoming self doubt.

Mar 4th
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Melissa Monte

So what this is all telling me is that being so skeptical isn’t really helping you because you miss out on the power of the mind with your placebo response. Also maybe we should stop relying on so many things outside ourselves, whether medication or wellness modalities and start learning our own natural power of healing.

Mar 4th
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Melissa Monte

I’ve been told not to touch receipts from my doctor. At my local health food store all the workers wear one glove and use that for receipts.

Mar 4th
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Melissa Monte

It doesn’t seem like journalism to say “I THINK people who go the natural route in fighting cancer are much more likely to die.” You think? Don’t make a claim unless you know. My dad died of cancer while using chemotherapy and since I’ve done my own research. I have a lot of friends who have fought and won their battle with cancer with a change of diet.

Mar 4th
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Melissa Monte

How am I supposed to take health advice from someone who still trusts eating Burger King in 2020? lol

Mar 3rd
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JTH

sheesh. long winded

Mar 2nd
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June Allison

gets cut off at the end

Mar 2nd
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Julian Benabides

I loved season 1 of this podcast. But this episode, S2e1, just felt unfocused and tedious. What was the point?

Mar 1st
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hometown

✌✌✌✌✌

Mar 1st
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Angie Langie

loving this podcast. I just wish I could get my MLM friends to listen 😆

Feb 24th
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ABR

I know it was a half-joke, but the whole "government or industry, The Jungle or Atlas Shrugged, Bernie or Trump" thing was incredibly reductive. Nothing is ever that black and white, least of all this perennial debate.

Feb 24th
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Maureen Elyse Gilbert

Your podcast doesn’t make sense - if it’s not effective ie 1 in 30 still get it even when vaccinated then how can you call it effective

Feb 19th
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BC

We have measles again thanks to the anti-vax movement. Measles isn't just some cute childhood disease that kids get once then they get better; it is highly contagious and kills. Even when people recover from measles, it damages the immune system and leads to long-term health problems. Please talk to a doctor if you are considering not vaccinating your child against measles.

Feb 18th
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Rhi bean

Tatiana girl get to the point 😬

Feb 14th
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Angie Langie

loving the podcast and all the MLM proponents getting angry in the comments 🤣

Feb 12th
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