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Shark Tank | A First Dive RHAPup

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the podcast water…

Reality TV RHAP-Ups is here to present a pitch for a podcast on the ABC entrepreneurial reality show “Shark Tank”! Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) is joined by RHAP listener and startup veteran Jasmeet Sidhu (@JasmeetSidhu) to talk about the origins of the show, comparisons to other reality shows, and how they would power rank the sharks, all while discussing the recently-aired episode.

If you’d like to hear more Shark Tank coverage, we want to hear you! Let us know either in the comments or through social media. Please note that all positive commenters will be given the title of “Mr./Ms./Mrs. Wonderful” and all negative commenters will be fed to Trobo the Storytelling Robot.

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In Canada, on or on the CTV GO app:

On this episode of Shark Tank, Original Air Date – April 8, 2016:

Two former advertising guys in New York try to sell a cure for cell-phone addiction; entrepreneurs from Orlando, Florida talk about the inspiration behind their wireless cuddly toy that tells science and math stories to children; two pet lovers from Austin, Texas design and customize accessories for the family pet; and two men from Huntington Beach, California try to lock up a deal for their high-tech tool box.

PITCH: Coolbox

The Coolbox features all of the classic storage and compartments you would want but with a modern twist to keep up with the times.

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PITCH: PrideBites

PrideBites is the only place where you can easily use your pup’s name and picture to make one-of-a-kind products for your one-of-a- kind pooch.

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PITCH: NoPhone

The NoPhone is a fake phone for people who are addicted to real phones. With a thin, light and completely wireless design, the NoPhone acts as a surrogate to any smart mobile device, enabling you to always have a rectangle of smooth, cold plastic to clutch without forgoing any potential engagement with your direct environment. Never again experience the unsettling feeling of flesh on flesh when closing your hand.

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TROBO is a cuddly interactive plush toy and app that helps to inspire kids 2-5 to learn about the amazing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the world around them through fun, personalized stories.

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