Input/Output Podcast

Shopping feels bad / Boat shoes are good

On this episode, we examine why shopping feels so bad right now. And, if you’re not feeling bad about shopping, we have a story about the best boat shoes to buy.


All week long, our podcast Input/Output digs into the big ideas, fascinating personalities, and important stories from the pages of Input. You'll hear from the editors and writers behind the headlines, unpacking unseen context, sharing valuable insight, and giving voice to points of view that illuminate and enhance your understanding of a future that’s just up ahead. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoy making it.

Episode #5: Shopping feels bad / Boat shoes are good

Our relationship with buying things online has only gotten more complicated thanks to the coronavirus outbreak. Why does shopping feel so bad right now? Input senior editor Edgar Alvarez joins us to answer that question. And later: There’s been a sea change in fashion recently. Boat shoes, which used to be for frat bros and rich dads only, are now cool. Thanks to brands like Sperry, Noah, and Rowing Blazers, the silhouette has been revitalized to have its streetwear moment. Input news writer Ian Servantes joins us to discuss. Read more on

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