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Join Madison Malone Kircher and Rachelle Hampton twice a week as they gaze deep into the online abyss—and tell you what’s gazing back.

    The Dark Subreddit of Men’s Rights Asians

    The Dark Subreddit of Men’s Rights Asians

    Men’s Rights Asians are a group of men whose concern for anti-Asian racism in America has led them on a grim path of anti-Blackness and harassing Asian women. On today’s show, Rachelle and Madison are joined by Slate’s Aaron Mak, whose recent cover story, “Men’s Rights Asians Think This Is Their Moment,” dove into his two year stint embedded in this online Reddit community and what he’s learned about their structure, tactics, and the vitriolic anger constantly simmering within it. Rachelle and Madison also explain the baffling “good soup” meme on TikTok.
    Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Derek John.
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    • 30 min
    Who’s Left Out of Amazon’s LulaRoe Doc?

    Who’s Left Out of Amazon’s LulaRoe Doc?

    LulaRich, a new documentary from Amazon, tells the story of LulaRoe, a multi-level marketing company on selling leggings to women. On today’s episode, Rachelle and Madison discuss their own encounters with MLMs, the importance of Facebook Live videos in this company's rise, and who the documentary chooses to ignore when telling this story.
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    • 30 min
    Who Is Egging Chicago? A Hard-Boiled Detective Story

    Who Is Egging Chicago? A Hard-Boiled Detective Story

    Somebody has been hurling raw eggs at people in Chicago. On today’s episode, Rachelle and Madison try to crack the case of these egg attacks, and speak to the man who created the Chicago Egg Hunters Facebook group that has been on the hunt for the culprit ever since.
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    • 30 min
    We’ve Got Mail: Emoji Hearts, #YoungerSelf, and Chernobyl

    We’ve Got Mail: Emoji Hearts, #YoungerSelf, and Chernobyl

    On today’s episode, Rachelle and Madison open up the mailbag to answer a few questions from our listeners. In addition to other things, they explain what acting POV TikToks are, the possibility of going to Chernobyl, and what, if any, meaning the different emoji heart colors have. If you’ve got questions you want us to answer, send an email to ICYMI@slate.com.
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    • 34 min
    Psst! We’ve Got a Secret

    Psst! We’ve Got a Secret

    Earlier this week, musician Jazmine Sullivan took to Instagram and requested her followers to send in secrets, which she then shared anonymously on her page. On today’s episode, Rachelle and Madison talk about how what Jazmine did isn’t new, secrets sharing as a useful online engagement strategy, and why we’ve all be sharing our secrets online for so long.
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    • 34 min
    Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Crates

    Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Crates

    The milk crate challenge, an online viral challenge where people attempt to walk up and down a pile of milk crates stacked to resemble steps, has become so popular that it even shut down a highway and two parks in Atlanta. On today’s episode, Rachelle and Madison recount how this challenge rose to viral fame, talk to Keith Dorsey who coordinated the Atlanta event, and even try to find some milk crates of their own.
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
260 Ratings

260 Ratings

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Omg please don’t try to drink a gallon of water over the course of an episode

Please look up water intoxication, and don’t drink so much water over a short time, you will cause yourself a bad time

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… good soup

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