In 2005, Canadian blogger Kyle MacDonald traded a red paperclip for a fish-shaped pen. From there, he wanted to see how many times he could “trade up” for something bigger and better. After one year and 14 trades (facilitated by the internet, of course), he acquired a two-story farmhouse in Saskatchewan.
No money changed hands. The barter-only experiment became a viral sensation and presents deep thoughts about the nature of value.
This week on 2 Girls 1 Podcast, Alli and Jen (actors who perform weird internet content on stage) talk to MacDonald about his inspiration for the project, the amazing and strange people he met along the way, how the fame has affected his life, and the businesses that are still trying to cash in on Red Paperclip mania.
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