Instagram has changed itself to become a shopping destination for many, but be careful who you’re buying and don’t fall victim to “ghost stores.” You may think you are buying items from independent, small business owners and designers and paying a premium for it, but with some digging, you might be able to find some of those same items for half the price at places like Shein, AliExpress or Amazon. Terry Nguyen, reporter at Vox, joins us for the ghost stores of Instagram.
Next, the pandemic was a big inflection point for workers of all industries, but teachers were put in an especially difficult spot dealing with remote learning, back-to-school craziness, and concerns for their own health. Many teachers quit, and others are still thinking about it. Leslie Gray Streeter, author and contributor to The Washington Post Magazine, joins us to talk about conversations she had with teachers that left their profession because of the pandemic. Many felt guilt, anger and heartbreak over their choices.
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