8 episodes

Sixteenth Minute (of Fame) is a weekly show from Jamie Loftus that takes a closer look at the internet’s main characters – one part reported, one part interviews, and one part Jamie collapsing her permanently internet-damaged brain. Whether it’s an enduring meme or a dreaded Character of the Day distinction, it’s the kind of notoriety that often results in little money, unwarranted attention, and a confusing blurred line of consent. What do you do when you get more attention and judgement than any one person is built to handle? The Sixteenth Minute of Fame is the place where we figure that out, putting people in the context of the moment they've been frozen inside of.

Sixteenth Minute (of Fame‪)‬ Cool Zone Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 235 Ratings

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Sixteenth Minute (of Fame) is a weekly show from Jamie Loftus that takes a closer look at the internet’s main characters – one part reported, one part interviews, and one part Jamie collapsing her permanently internet-damaged brain. Whether it’s an enduring meme or a dreaded Character of the Day distinction, it’s the kind of notoriety that often results in little money, unwarranted attention, and a confusing blurred line of consent. What do you do when you get more attention and judgement than any one person is built to handle? The Sixteenth Minute of Fame is the place where we figure that out, putting people in the context of the moment they've been frozen inside of.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    the Black TikTok strike of 2021

    the Black TikTok strike of 2021

    In the summer of 2021, hundreds of Black TikTokers went on strike and demanded proper credit and compensation for dances they made famous. Why? Because, the most famous TikTokers of the pandemic, white teens Charli D'Amelio and Addison Rae, had become extremely famous off of Black choreographers Jalaiah Harmon, Keara Wilson, and others' work -- a continuation of age-old appropriation and theft. Jamie talks with Savage dance creator Keara Wilson, commentator Amanda Bennett, and algorithmic scientist Meredith Broussard to take a closer look at the impact of this moment, and how social media is designed to amplify racism.

    Follow Keara Wilson here: https://www.tiktok.com/@keke.janajah?lang=en

    Follow Amanda Bennett here: https://defineandempower.com/our-team

    Buy Meredith's book here: https://meredithbroussard.com/books/
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    guy who ate 40 rotisserie chickens in philadelphia

    guy who ate 40 rotisserie chickens in philadelphia

    In November 2022, one Philadelphia man took it upon himself to eat a rotisserie chicken every day for forty days. Why? Jamie flew across the country, went to his house, and interrogated him.

    Follow Alex here: https://x.com/AlexiconTom

    Get Raw Dog here while you're at it: https://bookshop.org/p/books/raw-dog-the-many-histories-of-hot-dogs-jamie-loftus/18785131?gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwyJqzBhBaEiwAWDRJVD9r1z2NOcI0CT3yvq3h68RY6tW9BdoKm7dkRjMrcr7rLlCOYNwtsRoCks8QAvD_BwE
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    • 58 min
    coffee in the garden with my husband

    coffee in the garden with my husband

    If a tree falls in the garden where a woman enjoys drinking coffee with her husband and no one’s there to hear it, should the Internet harass her anyway? In 2022, Daisey sent one innocuous tweet that launched a thousand takes.

    Follow Taylor Lorenz: @TaylorLorenz on all platforms Follow Julia Claire: @ohJuliatweets / @juliaclairegramsFollow Bridget Todd: @BridgetMarie on twt / @bridgetmarieinc on insta 
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    • 54 min
    boston slide cop

    boston slide cop

    In the summer of 2023, a Boston cop humiliated himself by tumbling down a public slide in the most embarrassing way possible. This week, Jamie tries to find his pig ass, and admits her background as a Terminally Boston Woman.

    Interviews with Molly Conger and Jeff Raymond.

    Follow Molly: https://x.com/socialistdogmom 

    Follow Jeff: https://www.masstransparency.org/author/jraymond/ 
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    the dress

    the dress

    In 2015, the world was gripped by one question: is this dress black and blue, or white and gold? No, no, I refuse to argue with you about it — but the story of The Dress is the dying breath of a pre-algorithm driven social media, the peak of Buzzfeed, and contains some dark truths about the internet.

    Featuring interviews with Taylor Lorenz (@taylorlorenz), author of Extremely Online and Max Fisher (@maxfisher22), author of The Chaos Machine. 
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    hide your kids, hide your wife pt 2

    hide your kids, hide your wife pt 2

    This week, it's Kelly and Antoine Dodson's sixteenth minute — Jamie interviews Professor Gabriel Peoples, author of 'The Forgotten Kelly Dodson: Viral Performance and the Interplay of Excess and Erasure' about what happens when someone is erased from their own story.

    https://gender.indiana.edu/about/faculty/peoples-gabriel.html

    Read "The Forgotten Kelly Dodson": The Forgotten Kelly Dodson

    Follow Antoine Dodson here: https://www.tiktok.com/@antoinedodson34
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
235 Ratings

235 Ratings

rj'sworld ,

great podcast

threw up my hot dog while listening

highly recommended

ActualSamHarris ,

Listen! Listen! Listen!

Jamie Loftus knows how to take mundane or overlooked stories and turn them into full explorations of the interesting, weird ways in which our culture and the internet combine to identify (and often create) heroes or villains. And she does so in a hilarious, wild, sonically enjoyable experience. Listen to this and get swept away!!!

DrChugClamato ,

Badabing

Instantly part of my rotation.

It’s so well done, thoughtful, and irreverent. It’s clearly a product of tons of work, and the editing is charming. The hosts “voice” is refreshing and humane.

I know a good podcast when I’m already waiting for the next one to drop.

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