The Gear Patrol Podcast is our weekly roundtable discussion focused on products, their stories, and the culture surrounding them.
On today’s show, we’re talking about Google’s newly unveiled Pixel 6 and 6 Plus — a phone that has us wondering if the tech giant is finally putting its shoulder into it when it comes to smartphones. Next, we’re discussing New Balances’ new collab with Levi’s, a kind of nondescript dad sneaker that may or may not hold up on closer inspection. And finally, we’ll discuss beer maker Molson Coors killing off 11 brands from its portfolio and what exactly that means. Is this just more ruthless corporate efficiency, or is it a sign of just how far the American palette has come since the 1990s?
1:25 — Google's Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Plus
18:17 — Levi's x New Balance 992
30:35 — Molson Coors Kills Off Its Cheap Beer
• Marketing Dive: Molson Coors to Sunset 11 Economy Brands
• The Verge: Google Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
• CBC: Recording of discussion of the Ice Beer Wars of the 1990s