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Welcome to another recap of That's Rich. Episode 15 or #DearJeff featured a missing cohost, the return of Tiger Woods, and an open letter to Jeff Bezos to bring Amazon to Atlanta. Let's get straight to the rundown
Remember you can listen to the whole podcast here for more trending topics like the five traits that determine a successful team, Morgan's take on Ohio State football after their shocking loss to Iowa, and more. Also, remember to subscribe to the show and watch the guys go Live on Facebook every Monday at 10:30 pm. Eastern time.
1. Papa Johns controversy
One of the topics that have been a subplot of the entire NFL season has been players deciding to take a knee during the national anthem to protest injustices in America. And after President Trump inserted it into the national storyline, opinions have come been rampant from everyone on both sides of the political spectrum. However, it seemed as if the controversy was starting to lose steam recently until John Schnatter, better known as Papa John, reinserted it back into the national conversation in a big way. If you haven't seen his comments, you can read them here. To summarize, he said that Papa John's overall revenue was down because of the protests in the NFL.
This statement led to many on social media to point out that the quality of the pizza just isn't good. When we asked Morgan what she thought of Papa John's pizza, to everyone's surprise, she said she had never tried the pizza chain. Matt, a die-hard Dominoes fan, said that he thinks the move was strategic. "It's a negotiation tactic with the NFL." Which, would make a great deal of sense. Either way, there's one fundamental question that needs to be answered...Pizza Hut, Dominoes, or Papa Johns?
2. Donald Trump's twitter gets shut down
Eleven minutes. That's how long the President of the United States' primary form of communication, his twitter account, was offline. As Morgan observed, this was a very peaceful time in America. All jokes aside, no matter how funny it is that a now former, disgruntled Twitter employee shut down the President, it's somewhat scary. Specifically to this situation, what if an employee instead used Donald Trump's twitter to tweet out something? Like, I don't know maybe something about dropping bombs on a country? That could immediately start a nuclear war and lead to millions of deaths.
Matt took a broader look at the situation. His concern was the people who program machines. In a recurring theme on the show, Evan announces that robots are taking over and we only have so long until they control everything. Matt says it's not the machines we should fear but the employees, possible rogue ones, that program and control them. Once again, Godspeed to you and the human race.
Because of the incredible influence of the That's Rich fanbase both in general, and specifically with Amazon, we've dedicated a new segment of the show to wooing Jeff Bezos, founder, and CEO of Amazon to Atlanta. As any listener of the show can attest to, Matt almost single handily brought Atlanta as a city that wasn't listed on Business Insider's top ten potential destination cities, to a city that Vegas now considers the early favorite. So, we're taking it to the next level to seal the deal. Listen to the new segment here and use #DearJeff to help Matt reach out to Jeff Bezos and shine a light on some of the unique reasons to choose Atlanta.
So that's it for another episode of That's Rich. Tweet me @jwoodsmedia or @wela to let me know how we did. Listen to the whole podcast here for more trending topics like the five traits that determine a successful team, Morgan's take on Ohio State football after their shocking loss to Iowa, and more. Also, remember to subscribe to the show and watch the guys go Live on Facebook every Monday at 10:30 pm. Eastern time.