The Clopen Effect

The Clopen Effect

Welcome to The Clopen Effect - A Funny Retail Podcast! Join us weekly as we explore retail with real-life stories and a touch of personal flair. Our lineup features fantastic guests, including local business owners, seasoned retail professionals, and the occasional surprise guest. We're Basically Famous®!

Episodes

May 23, 2024 37 mins

It's been a long week, Meredith doesn't sleep, Cassandra is a great sleeper, some couples are super loud at the store, loud laughs, SAL-MON, gas prices are high again (gross), how do people do it with RVs, the not-so-great chicken picture, light-hearted and funny ways to close an email from Chatgpt, thank you to Mandy from Old Navy

"May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short,"

"Don't do anything I wouldn't do...which isn't mu...

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Meredith just woke up from a nap two minutes before recording and keeps yawning, air fresheners, we talk about everyone’s side hustle and some random ideas from ChatGPT, we talk about budgeting, you have to think you're craft is the best to sell it at a craft show, Meredith no longer plays scratch-offs, and Cassandra no longer has credit cards, Congratulations to Brianna and Rob!

All the Clopen links: https://linktr.ee/theclopeneffe...

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May 2, 2024 40 mins

Tuesday was rough, we need a vacation, the lady who spoke too much, Cass and Meredith are getting tattoos from JCDurtArt, https://www.facebook.com/jcdurtart, go to the concert, what the word RETAIL means according to ChatGPT

All the Clopen links: https://linktr.ee/theclopeneffect

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April 25, 2024 62 mins

The anonymous salon owner and talented hair stylist friend share fun stories about the 'whatever' lady who wants only 7 highlights, the lady with the tic on her ear, learning how to do hair on a cadaver, perms are definitely back, and mustaches are fire!

Meredith's new book here: https://a.co/d/1TBStVH

All the Clopen links: https://linktr.ee/theclopeneffect

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We are back after 2 weeks! Cassandra had a couple ER visits (yikes!), Meredith wears her eyeshadow up to her eyebrows, and shopping cart colors have a meaning

Meredith's new book here: https://a.co/d/1TBStVH

All the Clopen links: https://linktr.ee/theclopeneffect

Support us here to keep us recording: https://the-clopen-effect.captivate.fm/support

Buy merch here because it's cool: https://www.zazzle.com/the_clopen_effect_t_shirt-2560380...

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March 29, 2024 48 mins

Let's talk BBQ, grilling, smoking, and brisket! Dan and Erin own Midwest Smoke BBQ, LLC, and they share a couple of secrets on how to achieve one of the best briskets and burnt ends around! Join us for a fun conversation, then visit their website to see where they will be next and contact them about catering your next event!

https://midwestsmokebbq.com/

Meredith's new book here: https://a.co/d/1TBStVH

All the Clopen links: https://lin...

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March 21, 2024 32 mins

Keep a joint on you as an alibi, we are so professional on the Anxiety podcast and then have to get funny on the Clopen, Meredith is worried about Kate Middletown, there are a whole bunch of conspiracy theorists, super weird news, movie mentioned was 1991 Cape Fear

Meredith's new book here: https://a.co/d/1TBStVH

All the Clopen links: https://linktr.ee/theclopeneffect

Support us here to keep us recording: https://the-clopen-effect.cap...

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March 15, 2024 91 mins

What a fun interview! Fresh from Spring Training, Patrick and Barb (Noote Partners) are here to talk all things baseball!

Baseballmapper.com bio:

"Over 20 years ago, Cory and Patrick first met at a pizza shop, working up a sweat during busy nights in the northern Chicago suburbs. In the years that followed, the two long-time friends would always spend time discussing ways they could possibly alter their career paths on a joint busine...

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March 7, 2024 47 mins

Cassandra and Meredith are back together at work, Cassandra called off on Meredith's first day, it's 'prebiotics', it's 'Gilmer', Cass is watching Gilmore Girls, there are no normal hours in retail, Meredith doesn't miss driving, the woman with the eyebrows, common phrases for retail (eh, they weren't great), Meredith can't find Shamrock Shakes, Cass got a tattoo, enter The Clopen Effect Awards' Show sponsored by the below business...

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February 29, 2024 39 mins

Cassandra is on her way to Florida, Meredith's son sounded like her, you just have to find your person, work anniversaries, receiving points to buy stuff, didn't miss a day in 20 years, give us more paid time off instead of gifts

Music by Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting, released on June 29, 1989

Meredith's new book here: https://a.co/d/1TBStVH

All the Clopen links: https://linktr.ee/theclopeneffect

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February 24, 2024 38 mins

Cassandra offended someone on the TTok, Meredith accepted a new job, Cassandra has a pigeon at her house because her cell phone service was off, the lady that talks about "Who TF did I Marry," the old lady choking on peanuts, Cassandra gets shin cramps after drinking wine, Baby B is so cute!

Meredith's new book here: https://a.co/d/1TBStVH

All the Clopen links: https://linktr.ee/theclopeneffect

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Courtney is here! We talk roofs, windows, siding, doors, and gutters! We also talk fundraising, bacon on the Blackstone, free quotes, and Kevin.

Find Courtney and the team here: https://innovativehomeconcepts.com/

Meredith's new book here

All the Clopen links: https://linktr.ee/theclopeneffect

Support us here to keep us recording

Buy merch here because it's cool

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February 8, 2024 39 mins

"Passion"! We are inspired by Jon's dedication to his craft and the vibrant skateboarding community he has cultivated at Fixion Skateboard Skate Shop! With laughter and a renewed appreciation for the thrill of the ride, this episode celebrates the cool spirit of skateboarding, owner Jon Harvey and Fixion Skateboard.

Fixion Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FixionSkateboards

Meredith's new book: https://a.co/d/i4e8z8D

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February 2, 2024 29 mins

We buy fancy soup crackers now because we have jobs! Cassandra has been going through some sh*t so we check in with her. She is also on 8ft mushroom resets, forgot about the important meeting, and had to see the dentist for a sore tooth. Also - we talk about bread and butter.

Meredith's new book: https://a.co/d/i4e8z8D

All the Clopen links: https://linktr.ee/theclopeneffect

Support us here to keep us recording: https://the-clopen-effe...

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January 19, 2024 54 mins

We are so excited Geri is here! She answered our questions on insurance billing, coding, and which pharmacy to choose based on your insurance plan. She is here for you if you have any questions!

Email Geri here: Tusie217@gmail.com or visit FB: https://www.facebook.com/HealthInsuranceSimple

Meredith's new book: https://a.co/d/i4e8z8D

All the Clopen links: https://linktr.ee/theclopeneffect

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January 9, 2024 39 mins

This was the most random of episodes, and we loved it! We talk about Meredith's new book, Cass' grandma, Cass finding an old newspaper article from 1950, if retail had its own awards show, Meredith's friend that fell asleep, and we recorded an episode of Pet Loss Anxiety on Anxiety Makes Me Poop Podcast

Meredith's new book: https://a.co/d/i4e8z8D

AMMP links: https://linktr.ee/anxietymakesmepoop

All the Clopen links: https://linktr.ee/...

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January 5, 2024 36 mins

Meredith is an author, Cass was the first to buy her ebook!, Clopen wasn't the original name for this podcast, the top questions we hear from customers, Meredith couldn't find the bread, Cass sings 'Surprise, Surprise!' and her dishwasher uses 11 gallons of water, Cass explains Hobby Lobby's pricing, finish and pay

Meredith's new book: https://a.co/d/i4e8z8D

All the links: https://linktr.ee/theclopeneffect

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December 20, 2023 44 mins

The new dishwashers, Happy birthday to Sarah!, which appetizer are you bringing to the party, and what NOT to do at the company's holiday party

All the links: https://linktr.ee/theclopeneffect

Support us here to keep us recording: https://the-clopen-effect.captivate.fm/support

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We recorded this one earlier in the year!

Mental health check, corporate walking stores, top selling items at the grocery store, many of us love sugar, breakfast foods, don't drink so much orange juice, we're not making bread into hotdog buns, household cleaners should be a little higher on the list, condiments, pre-made sandwiches, Cass' homemade creamer, headaches from our husbands or from working retail?

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December 7, 2023 10 mins

Let's get personal! Johnny might eventually find out that we talk about him, Meredith quit buying coffee and lottery for 2023, a hand cart, cranky days, instant karma, lead in our dark chocolate, is it our age?, Hershey squirts

All the links: https://linktr.ee/theclopeneffect

Support us here to keep us recording: https://the-clopen-effect.captivate.fm/support

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