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Dylan Marron explores what happens when online feuders step out from behind the keyboard and get to know the human on the other side of the screen.

Conversations with People Who Hate Me TED Audio Collective

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 1.8K Ratings

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Dylan Marron explores what happens when online feuders step out from behind the keyboard and get to know the human on the other side of the screen.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    OUT NOW: The Redemption of Jar Jar Binks

    OUT NOW: The Redemption of Jar Jar Binks

    It’s 1999, and sixteen years after its original release, a new Star Wars is finally coming. Fans have been camping out in front of theaters across the country just to be the first to see it. The beloved intergalactic saga is set to debut a slew of brand new characters, one of whom is a revolutionary CGI creation named Jar Jar Binks. Whispers begin to spread about big changes coming to the galaxy far, far away – and not everyone’s happy about it. Transcripts for The Redemption of Jar Jar Binks are available at go.ted.com/jarjar

    • 33 min
    NEW PODCAST: Introducing The Redemption of Jar Jar Binks

    NEW PODCAST: Introducing The Redemption of Jar Jar Binks

    Jar Jar Binks became one of the most polarizing figures in cinematic history when he made his debut in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace in 1999. He was even named “the most annoying movie character of all time” by Complex Magazine. After the release, Ahmed Best, the man who played Jar Jar, was hit with the full force of the backlash — and it nearly destroyed him. The Redemption of Jar Jar Binks is a six-part journey through the early internet to understand how one of the first-ever online hate campaigns began, and to right what we got so wrong about Jar Jar the first time around. Coming June 28 from the TED Audio Collective. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 2 min
    Conversion Part 3

    Conversion Part 3

    A conversion therapy survivor speaks to the man who ran the conversion therapy clinic he escaped from. (Part 3 of 3)

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    Transcript for this episode: dylanmarron.com/podcast/episode-guide/episode-46

    Conversations with People Who Hate Me is part of the TED Audio Collective. Credits: Dylan Marron (creator, producer, host), Vincent Cacchione (audio mixer), Phillip Blackowl (logo designer), Mindy Tucker (logo photographer). Theme song: "These Dark Times" by Caged Animals.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Conversion Part 2

    Conversion Part 2

    John Smid recounts how he came to run a well-known conversion therapy clinic. (Part 2 of 3)

    Conversations with People Who Hate Me The Book is out now! Get it here: https://tedtalks.social/3HUsF3m

    Submit an episode idea: https://tedtalks.social/3oTuTsd

    Conversations with People Who Hate Me is part of the TED Audio Collective. Credits: Dylan Marron (creator, producer, host), Vincent Cacchione (audio mixer), Phillip Blackowl (logo designer), Mindy Tucker (logo photographer). Theme song: "These Dark Times" by Caged Animals.

    • 38 min
    Conversion Part 1

    Conversion Part 1

    Garrard Conley, a survivor of conversion therapy, recounts his experience. (Part 1 of 3)

    Conversations with People Who Hate Me The Book is out now! Get it here: https://tedtalks.social/3HUsF3m

    Submit an episode idea: https://tedtalks.social/3oTuTsd

    Conversations with People Who Hate Me is part of the TED Audio Collective. Credits: Dylan Marron (creator, producer, host), Vincent Cacchione (audio mixer), Phillip Blackowl (logo designer), Mindy Tucker (logo photographer). Theme song: "These Dark Times" by Caged Animals.

    • 46 min
    How to Be a Better Human

    How to Be a Better Human

    This is... NOT an episode of Conversations with People Who Hate Me. We're taking a week off, so instead we're sharing an episode of another podcast from the TED Audio Collective called How to Be a Better Human. It's a show hosted by comedian (and good friend of Dylan's) Chris Duffy, about how we can all learn to be a little less terrible. Dylan was interviewed by Chris last year and shares what he’s learned about apologies, forgiveness, and the benefits of taking the time to explore and establish our personal boundaries. If you want to hear more episodes, you can find and follow How to Be a Better Human wherever you're listening to this. And great news—they're hard at work on a new season and will be back weekly in June.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

P.S.III ,

A perfect podcast to hate!

I hate you so f$&@ing much!

I hate that you brightened my awful day.

I hate that you had kind respectful meaningful conversations with people who hold different opinions and beliefs.

I hate that you are shining a spotlight on the fact that people are people and deserve to be treated with respect. (Even self identifying Trolls. 😁)

And I really really hate that you are a beautifully warm and kind person who wants the world to be a safer, kinder place for everyone, but especially those of us who exist “in the margins”.

Sorry, that was sarcastic.

Truly though, thank you for your bravery and kindness!

I look forward to “hating” you and ALL of your work for a long time to come.

Keep it up!

MediaMogul99 ,

I love this guy! So positive!

After listening to so many negative political podcasts, I love this guy’s positivity. He’s working to make the world a better place, which I love.

ogden rye sullivan ,

Thanks

Why do so many people hate jar jar binks??? He (in my opinion) is one of the BEST Star Wars characters. Heck, even George Lucas said that! Thanks for touching on that subject.

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