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Upworthy Weekly podcast: Picky kindergartner, things teens can't hear, Nike's latest innovation

What are Alison and Tod Taking about this week? A new Nike innovation, things teens aren't ready to hear and people who have everything and still aren’t happy.

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What are Alison and Tod Taking about this week? A new Nike innovation, things teens aren't ready to hear and people who have everything and still aren’t happy.

Upworthy Weekly podcast for September 17, 2022

What are Alison and Tod Taking about this week? A fussy kindergartener has a real problem with his mom's cooking. People are sharing the things teens aren't ready to hear and a discussion about people who have everything and still aren’t happy.

Plus, a representative from Nike shares its latest innovation that significantly reduces its carbon footprint.

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