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Two actors who perform the weird Internet on stage dive into the deepest web wormholes with members of fringe online communities. Alli Goldberg and Jen Jamula have hilarious and humanizing conversations with furries, ticklers, balloon fetishists, professional cuddlers, adult diaper enthusiasts, and more. You can't un-hear this.

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Two actors who perform the weird Internet on stage dive into the deepest web wormholes with members of fringe online communities. Alli Goldberg and Jen Jamula have hilarious and humanizing conversations with furries, ticklers, balloon fetishists, professional cuddlers, adult diaper enthusiasts, and more. You can't un-hear this.

    120 Genyus Network is a safe social space for stroke survivors

    120 Genyus Network is a safe social space for stroke survivors

    Caleb Rixon was a 24-year-old musical theater actor in his prime, who had just landed a major role in a production of Chicago.
    He hit the gym to prepare for a long tour of song and dance, when he felt something explode behind his eye during a workout class. He remembers being taken away in an ambulance and not much else. He woke up a month later, unable to walk, talk, or swallow. But he was alive.
    A rare brain abnormality had caused a massive stroke, and Rixon was on a slow road to recovery. He wanted to meet other young stroke survivors like himself, but all the support groups were rife with medical jargon. So Rixon created his own support space on the internet — Genyus Network — where survivors could share their stories, not their symptoms.
    This week on 2 GIRLS 1 PODCAST, Alli and Jen talk with Rixon about this life-altering condition, recovery, and how he turned his experience into a global network of powerful stories.
    The Genyus Network: https://genyusnetwork.com
    Support 2G1P on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/2G1P
    Join us on Discord: discord.gg/2g1p
    Email us: 2G1Podcast@gmail.com
    Talk to Alli and Jen:
    https://twitter.com/alligold
    https://twitter.com/joonbugger
    Call the show and leave a message! (347) 871-6548
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    119 How one woman hacked online dating to find the perfect partner

    119 How one woman hacked online dating to find the perfect partner

    Quantitative futurist Amy Webb was fed up with online dating in 2005. The questionnaires and algorithms on sites like Match and OKcupid that were supposed to connect like-minded people and form lasting relationships yielded nothing but duds and disastrous dates.
    Despite advice from family and friends to cast a wider net, Webb did the opposite: she became even more picky. She created a long list of dating criteria and narrowed the pool of singles down using a complex scoring system. Then, she used competitive data sets from other female profiles to optimize her own.
    Through this “market research,” she inadvertently became the site’s most popular dating profile. Now, highly desirable and extremely picky, her data zeroed in on a single man from Baltimore.
    Spoiler Alert: They are happily married with children to this day.
    Alli and Jen talk with Webb about how she hacked dating algorithms to find the man of her dreams, the TED Talk and book about her experience that divided the internet, and the adorable (and nerve-wracking!) story of her final first date.
    Follow Amy Webb: https://twitter.com/amywebb
    DATA: A Love Story: https://amzn.to/386hXVC
    How I Hacked Online Dating (TED Talk): https://youtu.be/d6wG_sAdP0U
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    If you're in Los Angeles on February 13th, come see Alli perform live in HOW TO BREAK UP BY TEXT. You can also submit screenshots of your own text breakups to be included in the show!
    Go here for tickets and submission info: https://www.howtobreakupbytext.com, or text your break-ups to: 818-392-4759
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    This week on 2 GIRLS 1 PODCAST, Alli and Jen talk with Webb about how she hacked dating algorithms to find the man of her dreams, the TED Talk and book about her experience that divided the internet, and the adorable (and nerve-wracking!) story of her final first date.
    Support 2G1P on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/2G1PJoin us on Discord: discord.gg/2g1p
    Email us: 2G1Podcast@gmail.com
    Talk to Alli and Jen:
    https://twitter.com/alligold
    https://twitter.com/joonbugger
    Call the show and leave a message! (347) 871-6548
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    118 Sign Language Is Rapidly Evolving in VR

    118 Sign Language Is Rapidly Evolving in VR

    Deaf users of immersive social platforms like VRchat can face a tough time communicating. Unlike other social media, VR spaces rely on verbal and physical communication rather than text. And sign language with current-gen VR controllers is limiting and clunky at best.
    But groups of volunteer interpreters inside VR worlds are hard at work making sure these spaces are more welcoming and accessible for deaf users. The result is an empowering community of "Helping Hands."
    This week, Alli and Jen speak with Quentin, a 19-year-old volunteer translator and VR enthusiast, who is bridging the communications gap between deaf and hearing people in VRchat. Quentin (a hearing person) shares how and why he learned American Sign Language, the tech limitations of signing in VR, and how sign language is evolving in VR to accommodate differences between headsets and motion tracking.
    A transcript of this episode was provided by @Zazzy_chan! You can read it here: http://bit.ly/2UJ1Qcz
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    If you're in Los Angeles on February 13th, come see Alli perform live in HOW TO BREAK UP BY TEXT. You can also submit screenshots of your own text breakups to be included in the show!
    Go here for tickets and submission info: https://www.howtobreakupbytext.com, or text your break-ups to: 818-392-4759
    Support 2G1P on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/2G1PJoin us on Discord: discord.gg/2g1p
    Email us: 2G1Podcast@gmail.com
    Talk to Alli and Jen:
    https://twitter.com/alligold
    https://twitter.com/joonbugger
    Call the show and leave a message! (347) 871-6548
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    • 53 min
    117 Urban Exploring

    117 Urban Exploring

    Sneaking into abandoned buildings and filming urban decay may not be the newest trend, but obsession with so-called “urban exploring” and “abandon porn” has skyrocketed alongside the widespread accessibility of social media.
    Today, millions of viewers eagerly await the videos of intrepid explorers like Bob Thissen, who travel the world in search of abandoned power plants, coal mines, theme parks, hotels, and shopping malls. Thissen’s mission is archaeological: to document places where no one has set foot in years (or decades), and tell the story of their abandonment through found objects.
    Often, Thissen’s videos show meals half-eaten, clothes hanging in closets, and machinery in working order, left to rot for a variety of reasons: business failures, safety concerns, and even political revolutions.
    Visit Bob's site: https://www.bobthissen.com/
    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC73dVtWf9mpjiWYkXyIlm7A
    And check out his beautiful books: https://www.mijnwebwinkel.nl/winkel/exploringtheunbeatenpath
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    If you're in Los Angeles on February 13th, come see Alli perform live in HOW TO BREAK UP BY TEXT. You can also submit screenshots of your own text breakups to be included in the show!
    Go here for tickets and submission info: https://www.howtobreakupbytext.com, or text your break-ups to: 818-392-4759
    Support 2G1P on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/2G1PJoin us on Discord: discord.gg/2g1p
    Email us: 2G1Podcast@gmail.com
    Talk to Alli and Jen:
    https://twitter.com/alligold
    https://twitter.com/joonbugger
    Call the show and leave a message! (347) 871-6548
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    • 56 min
    116 The man who sold shares of himself on the Internet

    116 The man who sold shares of himself on the Internet

    In 2008, Mike Merrill divided himself into 100,000 shares and offered them to the Internet for $1 a pop. After the initial wave of friends and family bought in, online strangers began to acquire shares of Mike⁠ — a regular person, not a company.
    With those shares come voting rights. Shareholders were allowed to decide Merrill's diet, his romantic decisions, even whether or not to get a vasectomy. Any personal life decision for which Merrill would seek advice from a friend, he instead posed to shareholders, who would vote on legally binding decisions.
    The experiment led him to global news coverage and an appearance on the Today Show, which raised the price of his shares significantly. These days, shares of Mike trade at around $5.
    Alli and Jen talk to Merrill about the origins of the experiment, how crowdsourced decision making has shaped his life, and what he might do differently in the wake of newer online commodity trading models like Bitcoin.
    Support 2G1P on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/2G1PJoin us on Discord: discord.gg/2g1p
    Email us: 2G1Podcast@gmail.com
    Talk to Alli and Jen:
    https://twitter.com/alligold
    https://twitter.com/joonbugger
    Call the show and leave a message! (347) 871-6548
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    115 Lissa Explains it All

    115 Lissa Explains it All

    In 1997, an 11-year-old girl set up a website with HTML tutorials and guides for Neopets. Within a few years, "Lissa Explains it All" was serving 500,000 monthly visitors, its forums hosted 75.,000 users, and Google was sending her big fat ad revenue checks. Alyssa Daniels, a kid from Orlando, was teaching the world how to make websites long before YouTube tutorials and Squarespace — and making legit money in the process.
    Alli and Jen talk to Daniels about her childhood entrepreneurial spirit, early Web culture, what her parents and friends thought of her startup business, '90s Nickelodeon shows, and what she's up to these days.
    Lissa Explains it All still exists: http://www.lissaexplains.com
    And Daniels now streams on Twitch! https://www.twitch.tv/Lyssatee
    Support 2G1P on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/2G1PJoin us on Discord: discord.gg/2g1p
    Email us: 2G1Podcast@gmail.com
    Talk to Alli and Jen:
    https://twitter.com/alligold
    https://twitter.com/joonbugger
    Call the show and leave a message! (347) 871-6548
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