Co-hosts Ryan Broderick and Luke Bailey pull back the curtain on how online platforms are making all of us feel completely insane.
Yahoo! Answers And The Legacy We Leave Behind Online
This week's episode is DENSE. And it takes some TURNS. What we're talking about is the end of Yahoo! Answers. And yes, we do just read a bunch of good ones. But also, we're talking about what the internet means over time. What happens when a company just deletes the things we've posted? Do we lose something? But also, don't we save the best stuff just by screenshotting it? Also, how was babby formed? Also also, Luke debuts his new theory of content. Like I said, big episode!
Lil Nas X And The Suez Canal Theory Of Total Internet
Look, we're aware that title sounds like a whole bunch of nonsense, but trust us. It will make sense. This week we're talking about Lil Nas X, but we're also talking about Facebook's new algorithmic attitude, but we're also talking about fights about who is the sexiest bald man in the world, but we're also talking about the Suez Canal. It's all connected!
The Snyder Cut And The Grimdark Stupid-Fun Mega-Long Future Of Content
We did it. We're here. We've watched the Snyder Cut and we're ready to talk about it. We liked it! It was stupid. It was long. But it's also a piece of content that sits somewhere between a traditional blockbuster film and a bingeable TV series. The online fandom surrounding the film is out of control. Oh, also, we talk about The Tweet.
We're Living In The Girlboss-Gatekeep-Gaslight Era Now
This week is all about the very weird "new normal" of life under the Biden Administration. Some weirdo is running a Twitter account for his dogs. Reporters are writing stories about the official amount of days he's been in office. People are posting Love, Actually memes again. It's a mess! Also, Luke saw the new Adam Curtis documentary and his brain is literal mush.
The Royal Family Is WWE For Rich Old White People, But With Very Real Consequences
This week we have BuzzFeed News reporter Ellie Hall on the show. She's an incredible reporter and understands the world of British tabloids and the double speak and warped point of view of the royal press better than anyone. We talk about how royal news cycles work and what the papers are really saying when they're breathlessly covering Meghan and Harry. We also explore why, this week, that all blew up. It's a big episode!
How Your Fave Is Problematic Changed The Internet Forever
We're finally doing it, folks. We're talking about Your Fave Is Problematic, one of the most important Tumblr blogs of our time. That means we're going to be talking about John Green and Tumblr drama and cancel culture and all the other stuff that, honestly, we should have just left in 2013. We also talk about WandaVision and agonize over skinny jeans. It's a big episode.
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I've been following Ryan for years – he's a journalist and internet historian. Luke is newer to me but is a super smart journalist too. In addition to being informative, they're fun and funny. If something culturally significant happens online I eagerly await their next episode. Hope they make this show for years to come.
A blessing in a world devoid of podcasts about the internet
I want to take this opportunity to apologize to Ryan for one time saying that he looked like James Spader if James Spader only ate gas station food. Ryan is cute like Harry Styles and this podcast is wonderful. Thanks boys