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Expressively publishing on the open web since 1996.
Entranced by Portland, Oregon since 2017.

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Fresh Fusion Episode 74

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Apples latest and greatest M1-powered MacBooks (MaxBooks?) are here, and Jared wonders if theres anything left for Mac nerds to be upset about when it seems like Apple has fulfilled all their wishes. (For a hefty price of course!) Plus a special rundown of all of Jareds favorite podcasts he frequently listens to and why theyre worthy of your attention. Hmm, sounds like地 Fresh Fusion Reaction!


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Fresh Fusion

A weekly show where we discuss the business, the art, the ethics of content creation on the open web. Hosted by Jared White.

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Alternate title: How to Be Productive and Successful as a Content Creator. (Yeah, I know夷t's cringey在ut I have a bunch of pent-up thoughts and some helpful tools/workflows to share with you all and figured now is as good a time as any to dive into all that. Also feeling all the feelz after a tweet actually went viral. Imagine that!)

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Living in Portland 2.0

Could it be? Maybe? Yes! Fresh Fusion is BACK, and in this episode I catch you up on the last couple of months as I recovered from Covid and moved across town to a new home! And not just Fresh Fusion, but the vlog (Essential Life with Jared) is also in the process of making a comeback. Listen for the inside scoop.

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