House of Strauss

Ethan Strauss
Sports, Business, Politics, Culture
Created 16 Aug 2021
  • Narrated Article: The Conservative Cringefest Over Enes Kanter
    05 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hey audience, here’s the weekly audio article for subscribers. The piece starts with a reference to this clip. As always, I do all my own stunts, including bad Turkish name pronunciations. Read more
  • Weekend Thread: Podcast Guests?
    04 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 37 62
    I’ve got plans to expand my podcast operation, which means I’m looking for more guests. Any ideas on fascinating people to pod with? And for those who only read the articles: Any people who’d make for...
  • The Stranger in a Strange Land Theory of Team Building
    03 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 19 14
    I gave that Callin social podcasting app a test drive on Tuesday and found it to be engaging. A certain tech newsletter impresario stopped by during my session and delivered an intriguing theory on NB...
  • The Conservative Cringefest Over Enes Kanter
    02 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 30 36
    Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images This above segment is cringe to the point of being hard to watch. Honestly, it sort of feels like those scenes where Borat awkwardly performs his understanding of Am...
  • Narrated Article: Aaron Rodgers, Independent Voter in the Red Zone
    29 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 2
    Hey audience. I’m doing narrated articles now, as a bonus service to paid subscribers. I did some experimentation with this early in my Substack saga, and have decided to come back to narration and in...
  • Weekend Thread: Nation's Political Temperature?
    27 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 48 36
    Spent the holiday in a planned Reno community and now, like an oafish campaign trail Tom Friedman, believe I have the pulse of America. In that vein, I’d highly recommend this Steve Kornacki appearanc...
  • I'm Trying to Make "Fetch" Happen
    24 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 13 26
    Happy Thanksgiving everybody. During the Trump era, there were these goofy Op-Eds around this time of year on how it’s your moral duty to deprogram your racist uncle before the mashed potatoes get col...
  • Weekend Discussion: What Are You Reading?
    20 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 54 50
    Wrote on running a Substack business, and the response made me curious: What are my customers reading? Not just newsletters, but in general. Personally, I’m enjoying Sam Quinones’ The Least of Us, whi...
  • The Standard Substack Fallacy
    19 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 45 16
    This post is about the Substack world, but I hope it has some broader applicability. Because, the Substack experience has taught me, generally, that we sometimes have more agency than seems obvious. I...
  • Ben Simmons, "Mental Health," and a Player Empowerment Waterloo
    18 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 38 21
    In June, Ben Simmons was the point guard for a team in the NBA’s final eight. Now he’s a case study. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) This is a post that gave me some of anxiety, for whatever reason, which...
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