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There's nothing cozier than curling up with a seed catalog and dreaming about next year's garden. Seedy Business is a soothing, pathologically low-stakes chat between Allison, a biologist, and Roman, just some guy, about garden seeds and how they are marketed. Its primary function is to distract from our hell world.
 
(FKA: Why Your Bank Sucks) The Notorious Banker is a podcast from a banker who spent 13 yrs @ Bank of America in various roles, including manager. This podcast takes you into the greedy, seedy world of big time branch banking. Learn about big banks & why they charge you $15/month to earn 1 cent interest & other atrocities We also discuss interesting stories from my 13 yrs in banking, thoughts on news, ideas & products in the banking world, & give uncensored commentary about an industry we al ...
 
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Allison and Roman discuss the Willhite Seed 2021 Catalog as their next-door neighbor throws an exceedingly ill-advised super-spreader party. They cancel Baker Creed Seeds over their Cliven Bundy fiasco, ponder the tautology of the Truck Buster watermelon, take a big ole' dump on Morgan County Seeds, and render their podcast unlistenable with drive-…
 
I discuss Brian Moynihan's comment on the conference call for Q4 earnings, where he said, "2020 was a good year." Of course he was meaning $18 Billion in profit, slightly less than last year, but with less expenses like branches open, etc. I get into why he may have said it (I even don't think it was nefarious...just more bank speak from a very shy…
 
I first address the big purge of followers we all had on Twiiter after the President was banned from Twitter and how my demographics are impacted! Yours truly helped someone locally here in Southern NM recover a $7000 check from Bank of America that would be held for 12 days in 12 hours! Bank of America has policies that require you to deposit chec…
 
Seedy Shorts, brief episodes of straight readings of beautifully composed seed descriptions with no additional commentary. Because we recognize we're insufferable and should just get out of the way sometimes. Released on off-Fridays, in between episodes of Seedy Business. Instagram: SeedyBusinessPod Twitter: SeedyBusiness Email: SeedyBusinessPod@gm…
 
Note: This Podcast is merely a discussion about companies contributing politically to campaigns. Bank of America weighed in on the Capitol Unrest on Wednesday, Hours after potential insurrectionists broke windows and infiltrated the Senate Floor. They preached a "peaceful transition". According to Blogger Judd Legum, Bank of America has donated $50…
 
Ringing in the new year in style, Allison and Roman discuss the Territorial Seed Company's Spring 2021 catalog, fantasize like perverts about this coming year's garden, and take a huge dump on the melon of our youth: the honeydew. Territorial Seed Company Spring 2021 Catalog Instagram: SeedyBusinessPod Twitter: SeedyBusiness Email: SeedyBusinessPod…
 
Allison and Roman offer you a very special holiday Seedy Short installment wherein we allow you to look upon our horrible forms and read you descriptions of artificial Christmas Trees. Happy New Year! Over on the Instagram, you can watch this Seedy Short as our FIRST FORAY INTO VIDEO CONTENT. Balsam Hill Artificial Trees Seedy Shorts are (typically…
 
Everyone is wondering: Where's my $600 Stimulus (or #Stimmy) as Twitter is calling it. It is leading to pissed off people and some hilarious memes (That I'm Sharing). I discuss more how big banks are talking to their customers about expectations. Wells Fargo and Chase have been surprisingly good in tweeting links on basic info on how it works. Bank…
 
In Part 1 of their holiday special, Allison and Roman read description of Christmas Tree varieties, debate the comparative merits of the National Christmas Tree Association and pickyourownchristmastree.org, speculate on what kind of tree their cat would most enjoy eating, and admire the Grinch's big ole' ass. Tune in next Friday both here and on ou…
 
First off -- HAPPY TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO THIS PODCAST, FORMERLY KNOWN AS WHY YOUR BANK SUCKS. Thanks to the people who have downloaded my project hundreds of thousands of times! :) :) We start off with an interesting story. Because of what was described as videos that "violate the terms of service" on their servers, Visa and Mastercard announced …
 
Seedy Shorts, brief episodes of straight readings of beautifully composed seed descriptions with no additional commentary. Because we recognize we're insufferable and should just get out of the way sometimes. Released on off-Fridays, in between episodes of Seedy Business. Instagram: SeedyBusinessPod Twitter: SeedyBusiness Email: SeedyBusinessPod@gm…
 
I got an email from a listener who told me that I should talk about the new Chase First account, which is an account that is targeting the parents of kids 6-13 years old, by offering an account that allows their kids to "learn about banking". Chase First Banking Account Info Chase First Account Schedule of Fees (PDF) Ironically, that age range does…
 
Allison and Roman dive into the hot-off-the-presses 2021 Fedco catalog which - SPOILER ALERT - is one of the greats. They also fret about whether Trader Joes owns intellectual copyright over their sweet potatoes, itch their chigger bites, and argue over Allisons's stubborn refusal to acknowledge the Fahrenheit system. And after a brief hiatus, they…
 
Kurt Phelps, a Market Executive at Bank of America in NYC (A role similar to my old boss who fired me) arrested for asking for and taking hundreds of thousands of dollars of bribes from business customers. He was taking them to "Coach and coax" business loans through the system that would not meet qualifications. This also leads to speculation of t…
 
Seedy Shorts, brief episodes of straight readings of beautifully composed seed descriptions with no additional commentary. Because we recognize we're insufferable and should just get out of the way sometimes. Released on off-Fridays, in between episodes of Seedy Business. Instagram: SeedyBusinessPod Twitter: SeedyBusiness Email: SeedyBusinessPod@gm…
 
In the fourth installment in their retro series, Allison and Roman go back 50 years to Bolgiano's Spring 1970 catalog, nostalgize on tiny V8 juice cans, jello-molds and all things 70s, and encounter some of Burpee's most grotesque, meat-centric copy yet. Horticultural History Blogspot entry on Bolgiano's (credit: Emma Craib) Instagram: SeedyBusines…
 
Interesting story about debt collectors being able to contact you on social media happened in the past two weeks. I think this is a scary thing, but not just for the privacy reasons a lot of you are thinking about. I have a feeling that debt collectors amping up the pressure on you can hurt your mental health, especially if using social media as an…
 
Seedy Shorts, brief episodes of straight readings of beautifully composed seed descriptions with no additional commentary. Because we recognize we're insufferable and should just get out of the way sometimes. Released on off-Fridays, in between episodes of Seedy Business. Instagram: SeedyBusinessPod Twitter: SeedyBusiness Email: SeedyBusinessPod@gm…
 
We've talked about how much Wells Fargo and CEO of Wells Fargo until 2016, John Stumpf sucks for the "unauthorized account scandal" of 2016. He was fined and banned by the OCC in January and fined $2.5 Million again this past week. But I talk about why he should be in jail. But I did something in this podcast. I talk about his ascent to the top of …
 
Suffering from post-election hangovers, Allison and Roman take solace in the expansive Richters 2020 Herb and Vegetable Catalog, explore the whimsical creations of mint guru/oracle Jim Westerfield, discuss to what extent various hot peppers resemble their bizarre namesakes, and aggressively insist that Cal Cunningham return Allison's $25 campaign c…
 
Wells Fargo has been through a lot. Unauthorized accounts in 2016 have led to thousands being unemployed, billions in lost income and bans for some people. Well, it will soon lead to a layoff of up to 66k employees, which are mostly "the little guy". Wells announced last week that they will also freeze the pay of people making $150,000 or more! In …
 
Seedy Shorts, brief episodes of straight readings of beautifully composed seed descriptions with no additional commentary. Because we recognize we're insufferable and should just get out of the way sometimes. Released on off-Fridays, in between episodes of Seedy Business. Instagram: SeedyBusinessPod Twitter: SeedyBusiness Email: SeedyBusinessPod@gm…
 
Dedicated to the employees of big banks who get shit on over and over again. Speculation is that Wells Fargo is going to cut it's workforce by 20-25% really soon, which could mean up to 66,000 employees gone. Amazing. It is all the residual aftereffects of the "Unauthorized Account Scandal" (Lay people know it as "Fake Account Scandal"). In my open…
 
In their 2020 Election Special, Allison and Roman give a rundown of their hotly contested, local Soil and Water Commissioner race, discuss the charming Filaree Garlic Farm catalog, and finally find common ground on their mutual hatred of garlic presses. Hey. Hey. Please vote. Or at least burn something down. Instagram: SeedyBusinessPod Twitter: See…
 
Election Day is 8 days away as of the recording of this podcast. No matter who you vote for, I support your American duty to VOTE! (Vote Often in Chicago...Kidding) Big Banks claim to support your right to vote too, offering up to 3 paid hours for voting time per "eligible employee" at Bank of America. So.. What makes an employee "eligible"? Manage…
 
Wells Fargo did it again. Another Wells Fargo story that does not look good. I call Wells Fargo the Mike Tyson of Banks. Almost any story you pin on Tyson, you could believe. I believe Wells is capable of anything. Over 100 employees, likely from the small business arm of Wells were terminated last week when it was announced that they allegedly pro…
 
Our first holiday themed episode! Allison and Roman read pumpkin seed descriptions, from the elegant and iconic Rouge Vif d'Etampes to the SPOOKTACULAR Warty Goblin. Stay tuned for next week's Seedy Short focused on candy corn... Instagram: SeedyBusinessPod Twitter: SeedyBusiness Email: SeedyBusinessPod@gmail.com Info on Interlude Music by Doctor T…
 
After a very popular podcast and Twitter posts I did last week in regards to the Bank of America announcement that they will be offering small loans to help customers bridge the gaps between checks (aka Payday Loans), I received over 100 DMs, emails and social media engagements. Most of them were in agreement with me, but some understandably questi…
 
Seedy Shorts, brief episodes of straight readings of beautifully composed seed descriptions with no additional commentary. Because we recognize we're insufferable and should just get out of the way sometimes. Released on off-Fridays, in between episodes of Seedy Business. Instagram: SeedyBusinessPod Twitter: SeedyBusiness Email: SeedyBusinessPod@gm…
 
Bank of America reached Meta status today by announcing that they will be offering small-dollar loans up to $500 for eligible customers who need "liquidity" according to some Bank of America Executive who doesn't know how real people talk. The product is lamely called "Balance Assist". Bank of America has a disdain for the payday lending industry, …
 
I discuss how Bank of America's "Cyber Security Week" includes inferences to my project in its text and how Bank of America knows that since I do nothing but help customers connect with managers, they are doing their best to accuse me of being a "Scammer". Hilarious! I tell a couple customer service stories about my work at BofA and how I plan to g…
 
Allison and Roman finally give Strictly Medicinal the loving treatment it deserves with its hot-off-the-presses 2021 catalog. They discuss how medicinal herbs can tonify your kidneys, balance your humors, and cure smallpox(!?), pop open a delicious bottle of corn juice, and luxuriate in an all-time-great Squirting Cucumber seed description. Instagr…
 
Segment 1: I detail why I was suspended from Twitter on Wednesday in the middle of one of the biggest bank stories of the year, The controversial comments by CEO of Wells Fargo Scharf. I discuss the fear of me losing all of my data/conversations, how I found out both Wells and BofA reported posts on Tuesday/Wednesday for messages they claimed "Inci…
 
Seedy Shorts, brief episodes of straight readings of beautifully composed seed descriptions with no additional commentary. Because we recognize we're insufferable and should just get out of the way sometimes. Released on off-Fridays, in between episodes of Seedy Business. Instagram: SeedyBusinessPod Twitter: SeedyBusiness Email: SeedyBusinessPod@gm…
 
Unbelievable day. We had to do a special podcast based on the idiotic comments that CEO of Wells Fargo Charles Scharf made in a Wells Fargo meeting in June. The racially charged comments (in my eyes) were made about his own employees in the midst of Juneteenth week, where his bank adversaries were working on celebrating the holiday on a grand scale…
 
I received a screenshot of an email someone who works at Bank of America got to be on the lookout for "criminals using BofA contacts to appear to be helpful online". I am certain they are referring to me. The fact that BofA sees my presence online as something to "worry" about is laughable, as I have hundreds of people who I have assisted in the la…
 
Inspired by a picture of a tomatillo that sort of looks like it has a dick, Allison and Roman break tradition by looking at tomatillo descriptions across a wide cross-section of seed catalogs, glow about the Truelove Seeds-delivered keynote at the 40th annual Seed Savers Exchange conference, offer the final word on Melania's Rose Garden renovations…
 
Charlotte Observer Reporter Austin Weinstein posted a story yesterday about John Shrewsberry mentioning to investors the cutback of $10 Billion in spending Wells Fargo needs to do will be "mostly people" What Mr. Shrewsberry didn't mention is that he makes $12 million + a year, plus more if the stock does well. That's almost $6,000 an hour! I discu…
 
Seedy Shorts, brief episodes of straight readings of beautifully composed seed descriptions with no additional commentary. Because we recognize we're insufferable and should just get out of the way sometimes. Released on off-Fridays, in between episodes of Seedy Business. Instagram: SeedyBusinessPod Twitter: SeedyBusiness Email: SeedyBusinessPod@gm…
 
In this episode, I discuss two new policies at Bank of America, which are actually already implemented in some states including my own. Basically, Bank of America will no longer cash checks for someone who has less money in their account than the check is worth. I discuss how this targets the lower-to-middle class folks who bank there who don't hav…
 
Allison and Roman go retro again and discuss the 1960 Steckler Seed Company catalog, a defunct company of New Orleans origin. They learn about and inexcusably mispronounce the mirliton/chayote, dig into some more celebrity gardening stolen valor, and Allison betrays Roman by disclosing that she has planted squash seeds. 1960 Steckler Seed Company c…
 
One of the great things about TNB is that I get emails and info from dozens of disenfranchised workers at all major banks telling me their horror stories, and urging me to keep up the good work. A very concerned Bank of America employee back east sent me information in regards to the Coronavirus Assistance Plan that Bank of America rolled out in Ma…
 
Seedy Shorts, brief episodes of straight readings of beautifully composed seed descriptions with no additional commentary. Because we recognize we're insufferable and should just get out of the way sometimes. Released on off-Fridays, in between episodes of Seedy Business. Instagram: SeedyBusinessPod Twitter: SeedyBusiness Email: SeedyBusinessPod@gm…
 
Cute little story in the news last week. At least, people at BofA want you to think it's cute. Bank of America Customer Opens Mobile App and Finds an Extra $2.45 Billion Man named Blaise Aguirre wakes up to find an extra $2,450,000,000.00 in his Bank of America app. It's a similar story to the issue where millions of BofA customers were showing a $…
 
Allison and Roman celebrate the big 1-7 episode milestone by going back to where it all began: Burpee and Seed Savers. They discuss the extremely topical scourge of unsolicited garden seed shipments, the rare delicacy known as spicy pony head, and ponder what makes a garden vegetable "degenerate." Incidentally, if you download this episode on day 1…
 
Thanks to everyone who listened to my recent episode with Ciera! We intend on doing more interviews VERY SOON! Today's podcast dwells on Bank of America's Billion Dollar "Commitment" to end Economic and Racial Inequality. We are skeptical of how they will get to a billion dollars. I personally don't think there'll be much giving. Bank of America pr…
 
Seedy Shorts, brief episodes of straight readings of beautifully composed seed descriptions with no additional commentary. Because we recognize we're insufferable and should just get out of the way sometimes. Released on off-Fridays, in between episodes of Seedy Business. Instagram: SeedyBusinessPod Twitter: SeedyBusiness Email: SeedyBusinessPod@gm…
 
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