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Guardian Australia’s culture and lifestyle team chat through the infinite scroll, bringing you the biggest – and weirdest – bits of the internet

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    • 4.2 • 33 Ratings

Guardian Australia’s culture and lifestyle team chat through the infinite scroll, bringing you the biggest – and weirdest – bits of the internet

    Adele, Spotify and how streaming changed the sound of music. Plus: an extremely online vocab test

    Adele, Spotify and how streaming changed the sound of music. Plus: an extremely online vocab test

    After Adele got Spotify to hide their album shuffle button, Alyx Gorman, Michael Sun and Steph Harmon called up Aria-winner Georgia Mooney, of All Our Exes Live In Texas, to talk about writing music for the world of streaming – and trying to make a buck from it. Later, Alyx quizzes Michael and Steph on Macquarie Dictionary’s new contenders for Word of the Year

    • 33 min
    Taylor Swift, One Direction and online fandoms. Plus: is self-care ironic?

    Taylor Swift, One Direction and online fandoms. Plus: is self-care ironic?

    In Guardian Australia’s podcast about the internet, Michael Sun, Alyx Gorman and Steph Harmon bring in pop culture expert and Directioner Brodie Lancaster to pore over the easter eggs of Red (Taylor’s Version) – and discuss the pros and cons of stan culture. Then, we set out on our stupid little daily walk with Maggie Zhou, who goes deep on a new TikTok trend that’s shifting the way we talk about wellness

    • 33 min
    Why are we falling for so many scams? Plus: how to ‘soft-launch’ a relationship

    Why are we falling for so many scams? Plus: how to ‘soft-launch’ a relationship

    In Guardian Australia’s new podcast, Steph Harmon, Michael Sun and Alyx Gorman bring in scam scholar Delia Rickard from the ACCC to explain how scams got smarter during lockdown – and how it’s not just boomers falling prey. Then, Michael troubleshoots a social media dilemma (in a thinly-veiled brag about his boyfriend)

    • 29 min
    What is the metaverse and should we care? Plus: taste-testing TikTok

    What is the metaverse and should we care? Plus: taste-testing TikTok

    In the third episode of Guardian Australia’s new podcast, Alyx Gorman, Michael Sun and Steph Harmon bring in colleague Josh Taylor to please for the love of god explain Facebook’s pivot – before we try a recipe TikTok can’t get enough of

    • 29 min
    TikTok’s joy-miners and ‘shitposters’, and Instagram’s ‘cursed’ interiors

    TikTok’s joy-miners and ‘shitposters’, and Instagram’s ‘cursed’ interiors

    In the second episode of Guardian Australia’s new podcast, Alyx Gorman, Michael Sun and Steph Harmon bring in Rashna Farrukh to discuss how TikTok is leaching into every corner of the internet – and the algorithms that know more about us than we do. Later in the episode: Michael gets trolled by a homeware meme

    • 29 min
    Succession, #sponcon and Flex Mami

    Succession, #sponcon and Flex Mami

    In Guardian Australia’s new weekly podcast, lifestyle editor Alyx Gorman, culture editor Steph Harmon and editorial assistant Michael Sun tackle the infinite scroll of the internet – and bring you the best of their tabs. In episode one, ‘real life influencer’ Flex phones in to explain how #sponcon is creeping into our everyday – and Harmon and Gorman subject Sun to a gentle Succession-themed quiz

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

eriberry19 ,

My favourite Guardian podcast

Yep. I said it.

LHR NHF ,

Helps me understand the internet

The internet is confusing. Thank you for distilling the important bits so I can now join in convos with my colleagues (if I had any). Really enjoying the dynamic between the hosts and it’s getting better every week.

AnnieCakeFish1987 ,

Funny and smart

Don’t hear many shows like this with Aussie accents, the convos are really interesting but it’s also just fun to listen to. Hope they make more

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