2 Girls 1 Podcast The Gig Economy

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The hidden cost of the exploding ‘Gig Economy’

A flexible future or tragic dystopia?


Matt Silverman


chris boylan


Posted on May 14, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 3:58 pm CDT

Freelancing is on the rise, thanks in large part to technology. The modern internet allows people to work from anywhere, access short-term gigs on the regular, and even drive a cab on your own schedule (see: Uber, Lyft). Silicon Valley is saving us all from boring desk jobs, and traditional full-time employment is fading away.

But it turns out, making a living as a contractor depends a lot on your socioeconomic background. Without government safety nets or checks on abusive hiring practices, this trend has put many people at risk.

This week on 2 Girls 1 Podcast, Alli and Jen (actors who perform weird internet stuff on stage), speak to Sarah Kessler, the author of Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work.

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*First Published: May 14, 2018, 5:30 am CDT