Wealth inequality is more than an injustice. Because here's one way being alive is more interesting than people think it is: wealth inequality created a world of rich kids with infinite capital and finite skills. So on this week's episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt is joined by comedians/podcasters Kate Willett (The Late Show, 'Reply Guys') and Eli Yudin ('What A Time To Be Alive') for a look at the weirdest ways our world's failsons bought themselves professional careers. Listen for pop stardom, sports glory, and more careers you can try on like a hat if your dad is a dictator/mafioso/Bond villain inspiration.

Footnotes:

Reply Guys podcast

What A Time To Be Alive podcast

Kate Willett's stand-up set on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Eli Yudin's Twitch stream

What Is Failson Culture? Look No Further Than The Family Trump For The Answer (The Daily Beast)

Reply Guy (Know Your Meme)

5 People Who Abused Their Power For Terrible Music Careers (Cracked)

video for BERA feat. Lil Playy -- "Summertime"

@beraofficial on Instagram

video for Googoosha -- "RoundRun"

Gulnara Karimova: Uzbekistan ex-leader's daughter jailed (BBC)

video for Melissa Plancarte -- "No Es Por Ti"

@melissaplancarteoficial on Instagram

video for EMIN -- "Got Me Good"

@eminofficial on Instagram

Russian pop star linked to Trump Tower meeting cancels US tour (The Guardian)

The 5 Dumbest Things Rich People Have Wasted Their Money On (Cracked)

The Mobster Who Bought His Son a Hockey Team (The Atlantic)

Billionaire Heir Wyatt Koch Makes Shirts About Money (GQ)

Wyatt Koch Explains the Inspiration for His New Collection of Extra-Bold Shirts (Town & Country)

Koch's twin: He was my best friend, despite suit (Associated Press)

Howard Buffett's Border War: A Billionaire's Son Is Spending Millions in Cochise County (Phoenix New Times)

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