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1,064 - Spotting Trends

December 29th, 2014

Episode 174 of 462 episodes

What’s in? What’s out? Don’t be caught with last year’s styles! Listen to find out how to talk about the latest trends in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:10 Explanations: 2:54 Fast dialog: 17:10 Heidi: You look very relaxed reading magazines in the middle of the workday. Tim: It’s my job. I’m tasked with spotting new trends. Heidi: And you do that by reading magazines with your feet up? Tim: Why not? I also frequent places where hipsters hang out, listening to their conversations and observing what they’re wearing, eating, drinking, and doing. Heidi: That doesn’t sound too onerous. Tim: It’s all about finding the trendsetters, the people who are beta testers and early adopters. These are also the bellwethers for when a trend has run its course. Heidi: Can’t you just see what people are buying? Tim: By then, it’s too late. Those are people who are jumping on the bandwagon, not the movers and shakers. Heidi: Well, don’t look at me. I lag behind every trend and don’t have any idea what’s in or out. Tim: Luckily, you have me to tell you. I’ve been meaning to talk to you about your choice of footwear... Script by Dr. Lucy Tse