SADCAST: the podcast for working creatives

Talking about grief and unconventional grieving strategies with expert Alica Forneret. Also, on the accounts side of things, Dan Culic from Rethink talks about his biggest pet peeve when working with creatives. With music from Club Sofa.

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Pam chats about her creative personality according to Adobe. Guest Andrea Jin talks about the importance of being an authentic comedian along with musings on how to give criticism, family guy, manic pixie dream girls and asking the important question, if you like Dane Cook are you OK? With music from Kellarissa. 

Direct download: EP72__Comedian_Andrea_Jin.mp3
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Discussing what made Graeme leave his design job at Lush to follow his dream of being a full-time illustrator. Also discussed: is being a creative better now, or in the past? And how doing something you suck at can set you free. PLUS Katheryn Benedict-Perri from Glasfurd & Walker stops by to tell us what she thinks makes a good creative from an accounts perspective. With music from Devours.

Direct download: EP71__Illustrator_Graeme_Zirk.mp3
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Excerpts from our live SAD Comedy show recorded earlier this year, featuring the truly hilarious Abdul Aziz, Pardis Parker, Tin Lorica, and Katie-Ellen Humphries. Hosted, as always, by Jackie Hoffart.

Direct download: EP70__SAD_Comedy_Vol._7.mp3
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Pam chats with fellow SAD mag co-publishers about what it’s been like to build the magazine and what it’s like to let it go to the next generation. Also discussed, the weird secret behind Kinfolk's success and design & advertising awards. With music from Dream Cars.

Direct download: EP69__Katie_Stewart__Michelle_Cyca_from_SAD_Mag.mp3
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Seeing what it was like for Japanese born comic Yumi Nagashima coming up in the comedy scene in Vancouver. Also discussed: Terrace House, punching up, comedy taboos, and Aziz Ansari and that whole mess. With music from K!MMORTAL. 

Direct download: EP68__Comedian_Yumi_Nagashima.mp3
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Chatting with the mega talented Mega McGrath about originality, mantras, the rap calendar, and staying hyped about your creative practice. 

Direct download: EP67__Text_Artist_Mega_McGrath.mp3
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Discussing how to love yourself even when you hate your work with author of Feeling Better: A Field Guide to Liking Yourself, Andrea Loewen. Then, we chat D&D (and the Riverdale version G&G) with hosts of the Dungeon Punks podcast Stuart Popp and Leigh Eldridge. With music from Garbage Dreams. 

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Chatting with Jeff about curating his wildly popular art blog Booooooom and his side lark Chill Wildlife. With music from Cherrie Laurel. 

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Pam starts the episode with everyone’s favourite…a lecture! Then Jaik gives us his uncensored thoughts on horror movies, podcasts, ghosting, and what he really thinks of digital illustration. With music from Jock Tears.

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Talking about finding work/life balance when your business relies on social media with self-taught designer Angie Coates. Angie shares how she built her company Five15 from following her gut. With music from Bored Décor. 

Direct download: EP63__Angie_Coates_of_Five15.mp3
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Syd takes us through her journey from hating design to becoming an editorial designer for mags like Adbusters, Geist and soon-to-be SAD! Also discussed, how to price your work and hiking, is it really worth it? With music from Peach Kelli Pop.

Direct download: EP62__Illustrator__Designer_Syd_Danger.mp3
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Talking to Marena about making a living as a self-taught artist, why monsters are more interesting than people, and her haunted apartment. With music from Slant 6.

Direct download: EP61__Artist_Marena_Skinner.mp3
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Karla tells us the secret to a great Tinder profile and how to make the grossest cocktail we’ve ever heard of. Also discussed: casual racism from strangers and the great Vancouver fried chicken boom. With music from Necking.

Direct download: EP60__Illustrator__Animator_Karla_Monterossa.mp3
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Hear Pam try to explain the formula for joke writing to a professional comedian. Also discussed: What work inspires us and what work makes us want to kick ourselves, Hanson, Days of our lives, and Patrick Swayze! With music from Sean Nicholas Savage.

Direct download: EP59__Comedian_Graham_Clark.mp3
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Discussing the daunting business of making it as an artist with the founder of Thrive Art Studio Jamie Smith. 

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Keagan talks about astrology, why all dogs don't go to heaven, and where to meet hot singles in your area. With music from Wake Owl.

Direct download: EP57__Writer_Keagan_Perlette.mp3
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Discussing Cole’s latest projects along with our mutual love of Google docs, and fascination with how cool smoking looks (but don’t ever try it). With music from Linda Fox.

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Chatting with Jenny Ritter about putting her personal music project on hold while focusing on her choirs (Kingsgate/MPRIS) and branching out into illustration. With music from Jenny Ritter. 

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SADCAST founder Jackie Hoffart returns to chat about her new wife life, Vancouver's comedy blacklist, and how to adopt a problematic bro. With music from Kim Gray. 

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Taking an in depth look at the film scene in Vancouver, what it takes to make it out here, and why shooting on film isn't dead. With music from Winona Forever.

Direct download: EP53__Filmmaker_Dylan_Miranda.mp3
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Delving deep into important topics like which is the best swear word, why Beyonce named her twins Rumi & Sir, and what exactly is wrong with Taylor Swift. We also chat about Andrea’s new book. With music from Jb the First Lady.

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Chatting with Dina Del Bucchia about writing, her new book Don't Tell Me What to Do, and what sports she's good at (hint: the ones with big balls). With music from White Poppy. 

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Photographer Carly Dame tells us what it was like to quit her job and ditch her apartment to tour around the US in an old school bus. With music from Prado.

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Chatting with DJ & producer Pat Lok about collaboration and whether making pop songs would be selling out. With music from Pat Lok.

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Chatting with triple threat, comedian, actor, and animator Nima Gholamipour. Learn the right way to watch a stand up comedy special plus how virtual reality sex works now, vs in the movie Demolition Man. With music from Colin Cowan & the Elastic Stars.

Direct download: EP48__Comedian__Animator_Nima_Gholamipour.mp3
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Talking to Lizzy Karp and Ken Tsui about burning questions like how many fucks should one actually give? Do you need to be in emotional turmoil to make good work? We also discuss the evolution of Rain City Chronicles and whether Jay-Z and Beyoncé are in an open marriage. With music from Del Bel.

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Taking a look at neurotic perfectionism and what that means in a profession where it literally pays to be a perfectionist. Also Matty Vu and Ivan Decker lighten the mood with their live sets from our last SAD Comedy show. With music from Not You.

A quick review of Stefan Sagmeister’s Happy Film followed by a chat with Pat Kelly from CBC’s This is That. Talking about comedy and how he and his pals get to play make-believe for a living. With music from Mode Moderne.

Direct download: EP45__Pat_Kelly_from_This_is_That.mp3
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Pam starts things off right by telling her inner critic to STFU followed by a special guest interview conducted by SAD Co-publisher Michelle Cyca. Michelle talks with Megan Lau and Kristin Cheung of The Future is You and Me, a leadership program designed to support young women of colour. With music by Divorcer. 

Direct download: EP44__The_Onion_of_Diversity_with_The_Future_is_You_and_Me.mp3
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Photographer Jackie Dives talks about developing 28 rolls of old film and the treasure trove of memories she finds in them. With music from Alex Cameron.

Direct download: EP43__Photographer_Jackie_Dives.mp3
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Nerding out about fonts and the future of type with SAD Mag's typographer and organizer of Type Brigade Kenneth Ormandy. With music from The Courtneys.

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Talking about being creative in the city and cultivating connections with artist and co-founder of the Tin Can Studio, Caroline Ballhorn. With music from Jonathan Richman.

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Discussing how multidisciplinary artist Lindsey Hampton went from graphic design to ceramics and how less really is more when it comes to her creative practice. Also thoughts on why vinyl records, film photography and ceramics are so popular nowadays anyway. With music from Pale Red.

Accountant turned photographer Reece Voyer talks about following what makes you happy and not shit talking anyone while you do it. With music from Dopey’s Robe.

Direct download: EP39__Ditching_desk_jobs_with_Photographer_Reece_Voyer.mp3
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Talking about the satisfying but busy life of a freelance illustrator with Tierney Milne. Also, some musings on how to create fresh and exciting work. With music from Loving.

Direct download: EP38__Freelancing_with_Illustrator_Tierney_Milne.mp3
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Artist and Art Director for Visual Display at Aritzia, Ben Skinner is a man of many talents. This episode he shares his experience working on multiple projects and his love of using and collecting different materials. If you ever wanted to know how flocking works, this is right up your alley. With music from Tough Customer. 

Direct download: EP37__Artist_Ben_Skinner.mp3
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Discussing breaking the rules at work. Plus we talk with multidisciplinary artist Kuh Del Rosario about how using different materials pushes her artwork and her new exciting project abroad. With music from Ace Martens.

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Fatima Dhowre lifts our spirits with her set from our last SAD Comedy show. With music from Kelley Stoltz.

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Do professional writers use the word “woke”? How do you order from the Starbucks secret menu? Is the world, in fact, flat? Find out the answers to these burning questions and more in an interview with writer Meredyth Cole. Also a quick look at diversity in creative fields and how 3% Conference is looking to change that. With music from Sean Nicholas Savage.

Direct download: EP34__Meredyth_Cole.mp3
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Where is the grossest place to "do your business" in Vancouver? We chat with instagram's foremost authority on relieving yourself in this city @bathroomsofyvr. Also a quick look at VIFF's new wordmark and identity. With music from Tall Juan. (And I know I say Ep. 32 but it's really 33, oops)

Direct download: EP33__Bathrooms_of_YVR.mp3
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What do you do when you have no more left to give creatively? Also, a delightful conversation with Lauren Zbarsky, founder and curator of Untitled Art Space on what it's like to collaborate and shoot film photography. With music from Angel Olsen.

Direct download: EP32__Creative_Burnout__Untitled_Art_Spaces_Lauren_Zbarsky.mp3
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Chatting with SAD's most beloved drag star, what exactly does giving shade really mean, our favourite insults PLUS "Sexe Machin/Sex Machine" from Jef Elise Barbara.

Direct download: EP31__Anthony_Casey_AKA_Shanda_Leer.mp3
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Now with better audio! Podcast confusion, Jane Stanton live from our SAD Comedy Show PLUS “born to be your girl” from Dream Cars.

Direct download: EP30__Jane_Stanton_Live.mp3
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Sunday Cider, Job-boning weddings, feminism and performance reviews, and the value of fake laughter PLUS Wishkicker's "Scrimmage".

Direct download: EP29__Beer_Friday_Sunday_Cider.mp3
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Drawn & Fleerackers! Listen to the sultry tones of our beloved (former) web editor before she leaves for an internship with Drawn & Quarterly in Montreal. We discuss garden chic, working with creative people, and the privilege of working for free. Dope track by Mac Demarco and Jon Lent "Fool To Care". Visit us at

Direct download: EP28__Drawn__Fleerackers.mp3
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This week, Resident Referral Artist Rachel sends a confused white boy who doesn't understand why no one will dread his hair to a "Reggae Decoupling Specialist". 

Direct download: EP27__Referrals_with_Rachel_..._Reggae_Decoupling.mp3
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This week we celebrate free boobin' (h/t CYC), next level points card genius, cosmetic acupuncture, gall stones, shame alarms, pickle juice, and a google search for a beyonce bathing suit (beything suit?) that lead to bieber panties ... Things we like: Switched at Birth! 2 Dope Queens! and come to our comedy show MAY 13, 2016!

Direct download: Episode_26__Grown-Ass_Lady_..._Shame_Alarms__Bieber_Panties.mp3
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In this week's BEER FRIDAY, we sip on DCBC's West Coast Pilsner and North Shore Brewing's Ginger Stout while discussing Pam's imaginary personal assistant JONATHAN, toxic indifference between co-workers and play a deliciously chill jam "100 Million" by Charlie Hilton. Check us out at

Direct download: Episode_25__Beer_Friday_..._Imaginary_Personal_Assistants.mp3
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We talk with Co-Publisher of SAD Mag and writer Michelle Cyca. We discuss her piece in the most recent issue of SAD all about being a precocious teen who uses internet chat rooms to learn about sex. Also, a guest appearance by shingles! Music from the Buttertones! Visit us at

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We talk Ke$ha, snapchat, and pads. Music by PALE RED! Visit us at

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Tips for living your best grown-ass lady life! This week: take the spanks off your sausage, remember your own damn birthdays, stuffed stuff, milk crates, fandor, foreign netflix and the elusive charm of foam pits. Featuring Dead Ghosts' "Drink It Dry".

Direct download: Episode_22_-_Grown-Ass_Lady__Free_your_sausage.mp3
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Each month we call SadMag's resident comedian, Rachel, to get a specialist referral for our bullshit problems. Featuring the song "I don't go outside, I don't like shit" by Vancouver's very own WINONA FOREVER, off the album Yacht Rock. Visit SADCAST.CA for all the things.

Direct download: Episode_21__Referrals_with_Rachel.mp3
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*NEW SADCAST FORMAT*BEER FRIDAY is where we rage over bureaucracy and patriarchy while sampling some of Vancouver craft beer! Featuring music by MU and SHAMIR.

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The SADCAST is under construction, but in the mean time we wanted to let you know about the AMAZING launch party for the brand new issue of the magazine – Feb. 13 at the Remington Gallery! Strokes Cover Band! Kingsgate Chorus! Visit for tix and check back here in March for a vaginally rejuvinated SADCAST! 

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Episode 18: Polyglots, Dilettantes & Flaneurs

Remember Remembrance Day? Special guest RACHEL joins Pam and Jackie to talk dreams, tech support, master of none, new emojis, dating across smartphone brands, and awkward sex ed questions that involve hand gestures! Check out our new SASsy intro by Pam (& Whitney) and send questions for the next SAS (Solicited Advice Segment) to

Direct download: episode18.mp3
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Jackie's 17-year-old niece for president! Awkward physio vibes and broken butts! Where to draw the line between intimacy and bowel movements! And when to tell a sad person that you slept with their ex! Email your questions for our next SAS (Solicited Advice Segment) at See Pam talk at Pecha Kucha on Oct. 16 in Vancouver. And find out everything else at

Direct download: SADCAST_Episode_17__Physio_Butts_Shower_Sharing__Swallowing_Secrets.mp3
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Honestly, we talk longer about nae naes than we do the trend (question mark) of metallic fake tatts, do a SADCAST take on this year's Emmy's, and discuss a few highlights of Pam's recent HONEYMOON to NYC and Philly. Tail end of the episode features the AMAZING new song "Clearest Blue" by CHVRCHES. Get all the info at .

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We are joined this week by self-described jock Steph Hill to talk about her STORY in the new issue of SAD Mag about CrossFit called "Feel the Burn". Then we shoot the breeze about the DESIGN new Google logo-- Jackie tells a heartwarming story about the first time she heard about the Goog. Then we go down a small portal into the confusing ART world of Pantone colours. Bonus: stick around for a surprise appearance by Darren. And a cover of "Hanging on the Telephone". Find all the things at

The PREVIEW episode! Jackie and Pam preview the new issue of SAD Mag; the Movement issue! It has cinemagraphs in it! Jackie previews the new documentary "I am Chris Farley" and Pam discusses Consonance, her and her soon-to-be-husband's deep cut album review project. Plus: The Relationship Matrix! 

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This week hosts Jackie Hoffart and Pam Rounis are joined by SAD Mag head honcho Katie Stewart for a three-on-mic experience that touches on party buses, death by boa constrictor, the movie Inside Out, Polaroids, and posthumous orifice securing. Featuring the amazing new track "Confusion" by White Poppy. *REPLACED AUDIO FROM ORIGINAL WITH NON-UNDERWATER SOUNDING VOICES. YES, NEW MICROPHONE SITCH COMING SOON.*

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The mini-episode in which Jackie and Pam reminisce about the episode they JUST recorded but didn't actually record. UGH. We rally to talk nebulizers, mochi, and soap. Plus a wicked delicious summer jam.

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Recorded in February 2015, Jackie sits down with SAD MAG designer (and friend and neighbour) Pamela Rounis. We talk about the 90's, spooning dreams, designer eyes, and ... we discuss podcasts. Enjoy! 

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Stu is back! And this podcast is taking no prisoners. Jackie is frustrated about Valentine's Day AND complicated job application processes, Stu is calm and cool and grounded about it. FEATURING recordings of both of their stories from Rain City Chronicles x SAD Mag's "Unlucky in Love" event. Enjoy! 

Direct download: SADCAST_Episode_10__Lucky___Unlucky_in_Love_and_Jobs.mp3
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In which host Jackie Hoffart returns to Calgary to visit her father in hospital, comes out to her 6-year-old niece and chats briefly about finding inspiration in confusing times. Visit for show info and to get your hands on the cat issue of SAD MAG! 

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Conversations with my 6-year-old niece, a holiday edition of SADCAST, the SADMAG podcast. Visit and find the link to our show blog. 

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This week, hosts Jackie Hoffart and Stu Popp read "Computer Engineer Barbie" and talk about the #FeministHackerBarbie response, Jackie speaks to SAD MAG photographer and lovely human Kerria Gray about her recent trip to Malcolm Island, and finally we share our favourite procrastination stories from university to today! So much joy! 

Hosts Jackie Hoffart and Stu Popp discuss their personal feelings about the Nov. 15 Vancouver Election candidates, then Jackie has a feature length chat with artist Shelley Stefan ahead of the group show Nov. 13 in Coquitlam to support the SUBURBIA issue. Check out our showpage at

Host Jackie Hoffart dispatches from the car during her 7,700km solo road trip  through 9 states and 2 provinces in 15 days. Links in the thing at

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Hosts Jackie Hoffart and Stu Popp welcome Portia Boehm to discuss her piece in the SUBURBIA issue of Sad Mag about Gabriola Island, host a dynamic giggle-fest with New West band Alea Rae, and get real with #SADTHANKSGIVING. Enjoy!

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Hosts Jackie Hoffart and Stu Popp discuss misogyny in the online gaming world, our favourite Fall TV shows (and why), and Stu helps Jackie build a Dungeons and Dragons character! Wow! 

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Hosts Jackie Hoffart and Stu Popp discuss 'Blood Hounds' (aka people into period sex), review our picks for VIFF, and Jackie does Stu's Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. So fresh!

Direct download: SADCAST_Episode_2__Blood_Hounds_VIFF__Myers-Briggs.mp3
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Hosts Jackie Hoffart and Stu Popp dive in to illegal search and caesar salad, the real meaning of "dork", erect(ed) statues, the singer LOWELL, and Jackie does Stu's astrological birth chart. 

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