Sep 2, 2022 • 55M

The Knife Alien File: A Content Bonanza

The one rule you can never break when working for a content mill

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Literally 2 Cents About Content! is a podcast about content mills and the broader concept of labeling all creative work "content." Why do we call everything anyone produces "content"? How does this "content" frame affect us as content consumers? And what types of conditions do content creators labor under? Check out Liz's website at and Alex's site at
Episode details

Alex and Liz talk about the one topic you can never ever write about at content mills. Also included are two on-air readings of archetypal content mill content, except we break that taboo and write about He Who Shall Not Be Named.

Liz’s website:

Alex’s “Here’s what “content” from a content mill looks like” post:

The legendary “knife alien” tweet:

Background on “The Fish Files”:

Popula article (again):