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We talk about content. How it's made. Why it's good. Why it's very bad. Sorry in advance for the British bits.

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    • 4.7 • 60 Ratings

We talk about content. How it's made. Why it's good. Why it's very bad. Sorry in advance for the British bits.

www.thecontentmines.com

    Our Unified Theor(ies) Of 2023

    Our Unified Theor(ies) Of 2023

    We thought we’d jump back on mic and talk through the weirdness of 2023, our first year since COVID that we didn’t put out a podcast every week. Luke thinks 2023 feels weird because millennials are no longer relevant. Ryan thinks 2023 feels weird because the internet has reverted back to what it was like in 2010. Maybe both theories are correct! Or maybe it was some other third reason. Either way, we spend a lot of time arguing about TikTok.


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Another Dispatch From Outside

    Another Dispatch From Outside

    We’re back with another outside episode. We sat on a park bench and talked about Threads, NPC streamers on TikTok, and AI. Ryan also got chased by a wasp and a dog came by to say hi. Then we went and watched some cricket. A perfect summer afternoon. We’ll be back in a few months, probably. Bye bye!


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    • 49 min
    A Dispatch From Outside

    A Dispatch From Outside

    Ryan was in London so we did a little recording session out in a park last week. We wanted to talk about something other than Twitter and AI, but, let’s be real. That’s all we talked about. Also, perhaps most importantly, Luke finally watched all of Ted Lasso. And he’s real pissed.


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    • 46 min
    We're Escaping The Content Mines

    We're Escaping The Content Mines

    Well, all good things must come to an end. Also, this podcast. At least for a while. We’re going on indefinite hiatus! So this will be our last episode for a while. Why is this happening? A combination of reasons, which we explain in excruciating detail in this episode. But the main thing is that we just don’t want to be a show where we talk about whatever’s happening on Twitter every day and it feels like that’s what we’ve been turning into. Oh, we also talk about the new Avatar movie for a while.


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    An A.I. Wrote This Podcast

    An A.I. Wrote This Podcast

    This week we’re talking about ChatGPT, the text-based A.I. that everyone loves sharing screenshots of right now. We also go over the new viral hero of the UK, a man named Tom Skinner. And, finally, we cover the first drop of the #TwitterFiles, which is not really as exciting as Elon Musk seems to think it is? Oh, and, remember crypto? We’ve got some updates on the FTX collapse!
    SHOW NOTES:
    The YouTube comment about A.I. translation
    The great Embedded piece about how boring text A.I. are
    Tom Skinner’s incredible Twitter account
    The FTX contagion


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    • 51 min
    BONUS: Season one of "Andor"

    BONUS: Season one of "Andor"

    Andor is so good that it almost makes it impossible to watch other Star Wars properties. We waited until the season had wrapped to really dive in and, boy, was there a lot to cover. So many layers to unpack! Also, Andor finally answers to very important questions for the franchise: What would a droid do at a funeral and what do kitchens look like in the Star Wars universe.


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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

mr_norell ,

internet genie usses

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.

***not thrilled with the new producer they added. not to be mean, but he doesn't add to the show and interrupts the flow. also disappointed that if they insisted on bringing on producer that they didn't make an effort to bring on a woman, queer person or person of color to bring a new perspective.

Bob LaFollette ,

Have They Ever Left Their Screens?

An ouroboros of stupidity.

ce_n'est_pas_un_nom ,

Didn’t stick the landing

Listened to about 10 minutes of their final episode, and wished they had just taken the “Hello Internet” route of fading away. Self-indulgent to the extreme, which made me realize that this show ending was probably the best thing that could happen to it (well, except for the actual ending, which was truly the worst).

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