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November 18, 2016

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Show Notes



The Story In this episode, we trace American Apparel’s rise from the early wholesale days in South Carolina to the booming retail behemoth it eventually became. Along the way, we speak with some of the people closest to former CEO Dov Charney, in order to figure out how his past informs the present. We also begin to explore how sexuality came to define the American Apparel brand, and how Dov’s unorthodox business practices and questionable personal behavior led to widespread scrutiny about what was really going on at the company.    The Facts Andrew Dunn and Martin Peralta mixed the episode. Our theme song was written and performed by 



Mark Phillips. Our updated theme was remixed by Bobby Lord. The special ad music, Microliters, was written and performed by Build Buildings. Our logo was designed by Elias Stein. Additional music from Tyler Strickland, Tom Bromley, and the band hotmoms.gov.