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I was out on a date the other night with my wife, and after a few particularly spicy servings of curry she left craving Juicy Fruit — you know, the bubble gum that I could had sworn was a victim of the new millennium. Weird, but whatever.

Hear how they made their first product along with lessons learned, what they wish they’d known and their best advice. The Fizzle Show dedicated the month of January to helping folks think better about making their first product by sharing the stories of others:

Panels can be insanely wasteful experiences. I spend about a thousand bucks to get a conference ticket, plane flight and hotel to show up in a room where there’s 4 people on stage sitting at a cheap table giving me what is, essentially, an NFL half time report.

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