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January 2007

Interview with David Farias - Founder,

January 15, 2007 - 16 minutes - 14.4M

Payday loan opponents caution people against taking payday loans. We interviewed David to better understand the practice and viability of an emerging source for loans: The Internet social lending network.

September 2006

Interview with Pete Kowenhoven - Special Agent, FBI

September 27, 2006 - 29 minutes - 17.5M

In the news, payday lending is often called legal loan sharking and payday lenders are called loan sharks. We interviewed Special Agent Kowenhoven to understand how loan sharking really works, who loan sharks are, and what the loan shark culture is like.

Interview with Dr. Tom Lehman - Author of 'In Defense of Payday Lending'

September 10, 2006 - 27 minutes - 15.8M

Dr. Lehman joined us to discuss the issue of economics as it applies to the payday loan industry in general and, specifically, to tell us about the economic theory underpinning his article, "In Defense of Payday Lending."

August 2006

Interview with Bill McCloskey - Email Data Source President and CEO

August 28, 2006 - 24 minutes - 14.4M

Bill provided background on the E-mail marketing space, shared trends relating to the payday loan industry's E-mail marketing, and covered uses for his company's analytics services that will be of interest to online payday lenders and E-mail marketers.

Interview with Jackie Bates and Ernie St. Gelais

August 13, 2006 - 39 minutes - 23M

Jackie and Ernie provide details about affiliate marketing networks, like theirs, LinkConnector. Benefits for payday lenders and affiliate marketers are covered in addition to how LinkConnector deals with marketing fraud in the payday lending marketspace.

July 2006

Interview with Trent Sorbe - FCF President

July 30, 2006 - 29 minutes - 17.4M

Trent Sorbe, First Community Financial (FCF) President, explained the Revel Advance card, an alternative to payday loans, offered nationwide by his organization. Trent also provided some banking industry insight: perhaps why it's not in the payday loan business.

Interview with Greg Fay - Payday Loan Store Owner

July 22, 2006 - 30 minutes - 17.7M

Topics in this podcast range from responsible lending practices and dealing with unbanked customers to customer data handling procedures and market conditions in Ohio.

Five Short Affiliate Marketing Company Interviews

July 16, 2006 - 37 minutes - 21.7M

PLIWatch attended the Affiliate Summit 2006 East tradeshow as Press. An event recap is followed by interviews with five companies working in the affiliate marketing space about how the payday loan industry uses their services.

Interview with Lawrence Meyers - Ex-Motley Fool Writer and Current Payday Loan Industry Financier

July 10, 2006 - 36 minutes - 21.2M

An interview with Lawrence Meyers, previously a financial journalist for the Motley Fool and currently a payday loan industry financier. Topics range from market valuation of the industry to dollar-based hard-math scenarios of payday loan costs for both the consumer and for the lender.

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