Leggings, Pyramid Schemes & MLM’s – SimplyPodLogical #79


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On this episode of SimplyPodLogical, Cristine and Ben discuss the new documentary LuLaRich about the multi-level marketing company Lularoe, pyramid schemes, cults, and #girlboss feminism.

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0:00 – Hey what’s up holo everyone
4:04 – What is a multilevel marketing scheme (MLM)?
6:00 – What’s the difference between an MLM and a pyramid scheme?
9:54 – Why MLMs appeal to vulnerable women and Lularoe’s faux feminism
16:21 – Lularoe parties seemed pretty lit
17:26 – Are these women victims or participants in a scam?
20:29 – How do you explain to someone in an MLM that they may be in an unethical cult-like scheme?
22:01 – MLM’s and religion
26:54 – Stinky leggings and ugly designs
30:16 – Have we ever purchased from, or had family involved in an MLM?
35:49 – Cristine got a PR package from an MLM
39:40 – Cristine wanted to join an MLM
40:28 – Who is still working for Lularoe in 2021?
43:43 – NXIVM

VICE doc about Lularoe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6eujSJ0-RU
MLM definition reference: https://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/03035.html
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