Sweet 16: Sharper Image (1) vs See’s Candies (3)

Episode 8

24th March 2024

Sharper Image or See’s Candies? It’s the end of the Tech & Gifts region finals and MaxFun is here to help you vote on who makes it through to the Mall-ite 8.

Episode notes

Hello mallrats! We’re at the end of the region finals in Tech & Gifts! Which is the malliest of this matchup: Sharper Image or See’s Candies? It’s up to you to decide who should be part of the Mall-ite 8!

Maximum Fun Technology and Data Specialist Danny Baruela’s pick is Sharper Image. He’s going to tell you why it’s not just iconic. But, Sharper Image is in and of itself an illustration of the idea of malls.

Stacey Molski, MaxFun’s Director of Business Operations, says that See’s Candies is the right pick for this game: a clean, well-lighted place, source of free chocolate samples, and perfect gift destination.

Which of these are going to make it to the MALL-LITE 8? Tune in this week to find out. Wanna get involved? Find us on social media @maxfunhq and participate in our mall polls! But be quick, because votes close in 24 hours.

Find the March Malldness bracket here: maximumfun.org/march-malldness-brackets/

Support Maximum Fun and get some great gifts during the MaxFunDrive maximumfun.org/join

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  • Stacey Molski
  • Daniel Baruela

About the show

MaxFun Presents is dedicated to stuff a little more behind the scenes and fun at Maximum Fun, a worker-owned podcast network. 

Join the staff of Maximum Fun as we argue over what makes the perfect mall store in our March Malldness bracket. Is it the iconic scent of a baked pretzel or cinnamon roll as you walk through the food court? Affordable ear piercings or blacklight band posters? Memories of an unsanctioned sports official checking if your shoe size is in the back or lounging in a massage chair after a long day of shopping?

Every episode pits two iconic mall brands head-to-head from regions like Department Stores, Food Court and “I’m just looking” to decide what deserves your vote in the March Malldness bracket. The winner will be announced during the MaxFunDrive Finale stream on Friday, March 29, 2024.


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