Rosemary Williams

Rosemary Goes to the Mall

"Rosemary Goes to the Mall" is a podcast which developed out of "The Wall of Mall." After being told by salespeople that I couldn't have bags for my piece without purchasing something from the stores, I began a long shopping journey with the goal of buying one item from each store at the Mall, and then returning it without the bag. Each podcast represents one shopping trip to the Mall, usually covering between 10 and 15 stores, and is an audio blog covering the events of the day, including the psychology of the kinds of choices I make in each store, interesting interactions with the salespeople, rambling philosophizing about shopping, and occasional trips to the fortune teller machine in the amusement park. Some days I have themes for my shopping, such as trying to buy the best value at each store, or on crabbier days buying the item that most epitomizes our decrepit American consumer culture. Other adventures include getting high at the oxygen bar and buying a $500 GPS system for my car at Radio Shack. The podcast debuts in July 2006, and will be released bi-weekly throughout the coming year.

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27 episode podcast, 2006-7