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BuzzFeed's Internet Explorer

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BuzzFeed editors Ryan Broderick and Katie Notopoulos explore the weirdest corners of the internet, so you don't have to.

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BuzzFeed editors Ryan Broderick and Katie Notopoulos explore the weirdest corners of the internet, so you don't have to.

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I had a dream about you!

By hmtz333 - Jan 11 2019
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But not that kind of dream. I dreamed that a 2019 recap showed up in my feed and it was awesome!!!

bring it back!

By sio.m - Sep 03 2018
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this show was so great — please bring back on the reg!

iTunes Ratings

306 Ratings
Average Ratings
251
17
6
9
23

I had a dream about you!

By hmtz333 - Jan 11 2019
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But not that kind of dream. I dreamed that a 2019 recap showed up in my feed and it was awesome!!!

bring it back!

By sio.m - Sep 03 2018
Read more
this show was so great — please bring back on the reg!

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BuzzFeed's Internet Explorer

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BuzzFeed editors Ryan Broderick and Katie Notopoulos explore the weirdest corners of the internet, so you don't have to.

Who The Hell is Jacob Sartorius?

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He's a 13-year-old kid who is forging his path to stardom by using a lip-syncing app called musical.ly. Welcome to the Teen Industrial Complex in 2016. Katie and Ryan talk through teen topics, then switch gears to call Tamia Thompson, a mod/curator of the very popular Facebook page Post Aesthetics. The group was nearly shut down because of a discussion about whether or not Pepe and Dat Boi are racist, and everybody has opinions about it. Leviticus the Safety Frog highly recommends listening this week! Jacob Sartorius' single "Sweatshirt": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HArDjsUEok Tamia Thompson's group Post Aesthetics: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1563505997307839/

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Jun 03 2016

30mins

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2010: The Years That Changed The Internet

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In part 1 in our special series, Katie and Ryan look at what 2010 meant to the internet at large and conjure up a few ghosts of internet past. Damien Leonhardt talks to Katie and Ryan about what it was like to survive the 4chan madness of Jessi Slaughter and even Boxxy gives some advice. Oh, and "Miracles" by Insane Clown Posse is deemed the #1 anthem of 2010 and possibly all human life before or since.

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Mar 25 2016

47mins

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"I Sent Porn to the Entire Company" & Other Horrors

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We've all hit send too quickly. That massive embarrassment is part of the human experience! Katie and Ryan tell their worst workplace email/chat disaster stories and we hear some of yours, too. FYI: Katie tweeted a photo of a micropenis several times and Ryan once sent porn to the entire office.

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Mar 18 2016

32mins

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2005: The Years That Changed The Internet

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For part 2 of our series, we go back to 2005 and talk to some pretty big personalities. Tila Tequila and Perez Hilton join us, along with BuzzFeed’s Anne Helen Petersen and the internet's foremost Tila Tequila historian Nicole Milfie. Plus: the dulcet tones of Tay Zonday's "Chocolate Rain." 2005 is the dawn of Youtube, at the peak of Myspace, and when people were just jumping from the internet onto TV. Join us next week for the finale of the series, a look at the magic that was 1999 on the internet.

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Apr 01 2016

45mins

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A Really Drunk Game Of "Would You Rather" With The Reply All Guys

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This week we have a crossover episode with Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt, the fantastic dudes from Gimlet Media's Reply All Podcast. We drank a bunch of whiskey and made them play "Would You Rather" and now we're all BFFs.

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Sep 09 2015

48mins

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The Worst Things on the Internet of 2015

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Katie and Ryan reveal the weirdest things the internet has produced in the year of our lord Kevin the Minion 2015 alongside friend of the podcast Cates Holderness. You can't unsee the worst things on the internet, but you don't have to look at this.

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Dec 16 2015

33mins

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What Do Teens Think Is Cool On The Internet?

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Meet Anita Osoula. She's 17 and just graduated high school. She's smart, she's stylish, she's funny, and she's really really good at Twitter. We wanted to know from Anita: what is cool on the internet now?

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Jul 15 2015

25mins

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Why Hoaxes Will Never Die

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Congrats! You've been fooled into the biggest hoax of all time: this podcast. On week's episode, we find out why fake news is irresistible with help from Craig Silverman, founding editor of BuzzFeed Canada. Test your own skills at identifying fake news here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/test-your-bullshit-detector?utm_term=.hg1rRG7jn4#.gqpDzmZpGX Ryan talks to BuzzFeed France reporter Jules Darmanin about his obsession with the French sodomy horse picture ("it really looks like the horse is fucking that guy.") Producer Julia gets on the mic to guess what the hell a "lettuce club" is, but the real reason to stick around is because Katie gets irrevocably owned this week.

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Jun 17 2016

33mins

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Can A Dickpic Ever Be Good?

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Katie is joined by guest host Summer Anne Burton and two experts in the field of dickpics: penis photographer Soraya Doolbaz and Madeleine Holden of "Critique My Dickpic". Julia talks to folks around the office about their feelings on dickpics, and everybody agrees that unsolicited ones are not okay.

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Jan 21 2016

36mins

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We Made Someone With 125,000 Unread Emails Clear Her Inbox

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Meet Akilah Hughes. She has over 125,000 unread emails and we made her go through all of them with us. WARNING: This episode is incredibly stressful.

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Oct 14 2015

32mins

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We Asked People To Defend Their Most Played YouTube Videos

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Did you know YouTube has a running list of your most watched to videos? For most people it's sort of embarrassing. So we made people explain their. Also, Katie interviewed Neil Strauss, the guy who literally wrote the book on being a pick-up artist.

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Oct 21 2015

29mins

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How A Teen Uncovered The Internet's Weirdest Catfish

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Meet Lucia Cole. She's a new pop star with music on Spotify, Tidal, and iTunes. She has a Twitter and Instagram and she's even been interviewed. The only problem? She's not real. It was all a weird catfish. This week, Internet Explorer attempts to get to the bottom of what exactly happened.

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Jul 29 2015

29mins

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Is Tinder Actually Awful?

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This week we went out and asked people whether Tinder actually is the end of love on earth as we know it. The answers were as mixed as you'd expect.

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Sep 02 2015

25mins

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Ghost Sex and Chill

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This week, our two enlightened guests, Katie Heaney and Arianna Rebolini try very hard to fuck some ghosts and ask a time-honored question: is ghost sex cheating? Then, all three ladies talk to ghost sex expert Patti Negri to get some answers about how it went. Ryan is still in Japan, but there may or may not be an appearance from Jon Snow (a ghost) to make up for it. (Photo by Jon Premosch for BuzzFeed)

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Jan 15 2016

32mins

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Are The Siblings In That Folgers Ad Doing It?

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You know that Folgers ad where the brother comes home from "West Africa" and it definitely seems like he and his sister are doing it? Yeah, that. Also, what happened Soulja Boy tweets your phone number and tells his fans to call you? Our tech reporter Joe Bernstein found out when he pissed off the rapper with an article about hoverboards.

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Dec 23 2015

36mins

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Would You Have Sex With A Robot?

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As is inevitable with all tech podcasts, this week we're finally talking about bots! We're delving into old chats bots like Smarterchild, new helper bots like Facebook's M, and the weird and sort of frightening future of sexbots.

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Nov 04 2015

32mins

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Politics Is Out-Weirding The Internet

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This week's a big one! Katie and Ryan get together IRL to talk political conspiracy theories and to remember Harambe once again, of course. Katie debunks the conspiracy about Trump's alleged speech writer Meredith McIver and the two gargoyles themselves perform live onstage in Philly at the Democratic National Convention. Oh! And definitely stick around for Ryan's update on Marina Joyce, with help from Senior BuzzFeed reporter Alan White. Listen to more from the live show here! https://www.acast.com/nooneknows/buzzfeedaudiopresents-historicalevent Thanks to all who came to see us in Philly! We all loved meeting you.

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Jul 29 2016

48mins

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Is Beyonce Holding Sia Captive?

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...uh, probably not, but Brazilians are pretty psyched about the conspiracy theory behind it. And Ryan should know! He's in Brazil where things going the way of the This Is Fine dog. Meanwhile, Katie is looking at how Pokémon Go is being regulated when it comes to sex offenders in New York State. Also! Also. Stay tuned for next week, when IE has a ~big interview~ with a fancy person whom you may know from the internet. Read more about Beyoncé's Cativeiro here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/cativeiro-da-beyonce?utm_term=.shGG3bEkL#.hfzon2zMQ And read about New York State's regulation of Pokémon Go here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/sex-offenders-are-now-banned-from-using-pokemon-go-in-new-yo?utm_term=.cl0MAvmZz#.iqb0O8EZG Excellent update to THIS IS FINE: https://thenib.com/this-is-not-fine

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Aug 05 2016

32mins

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The Internet is Even Scarier Than You Think

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Katie and Ryan talk to Jason Reich, BuzzFeed's director of global security.
This episode was recorded and edited two weeks before the shooting of two WDBJ reporters in Virginia.

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Aug 26 2015

26mins

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We Took A Gourmet Chef To Try McDonald's New Burger Robot

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Sarah Sanneh is the head chef at New York City's Pies And Thighs and has previously worked at places like Magnolia Bakery, The Biltmore Room, Diner, Marlow & Sons, and Momofuku Milk Bar. So we took her to McDonald's and made her try their new build-your-own-burger robot.

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Dec 30 2015

31mins

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I Feel Personally Attacked By This Relatable Content

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In the grand randomly timed tradition of Internet Explorer, we're back! This time, Katie and Ryan discuss how not even Facebook understands how it works anymore, what's wrong with Gushers, and Ryan maybe turns GamerGate. Then the inimitable Cates Holderness brings us 5 things that are actually still good on the internet. One of those things you must see to appreciate so here it is: http://moehistory.tumblr.com/

Lastly, we've got a great excerpt from BuzzFeed News' latest podcast, THE NEWS where Ryan talks Instagram self-care with reporters Rachael Krishna and Ellie Hall. If you miss Katie and Ryan's dulcet tones, you can often catch them on The News so make sure you subscribe

Aside from sexy anime Hitler (a.k.a. Julia) Agerenesh Ashagre produced this episode. 

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Sep 01 2018

1hr 9mins

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2018 Predictions: We Subsist Only on Tide Pods

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Ok, Katie and Ryan didn't actually eat the Tide pods, but they discuss predictions for 2018 with their best friend and yours, Cates Holderness. There's some reflecting, a bunch of predictions, but mostly a lot of marveling on the delicious wonder of Tide Pods. 

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Jan 29 2018

39mins

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Grabbing A Cold One With The Boys

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Your two favorite trolls, Katie and Ryan, are back to discuss what the heck happened to the internet in the year since Internet Explorer last aired. There's Nazis, furries, YouTube Stars, and things that are bad, and (a very limited few) things that are good.

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Sep 01 2017

30mins

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The Worst Things On The Internet in 2016

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Ryan and Katie are back! Surprise! In this one-off holiday spectacular, you can listen to all the disgusting things people did on the internet this year without having to look at it. Long-time friend of the show Cates Holderness stops by to discuss the worst things on the internet from 2016. And in the grand tradition of the worst things, Katie and Ryan interview one of the illustrious people from the list. One hint: He does stuff with his dick and then posts photos of it. It's been a pretty terrible year so you better believe that this is episode is going to be pretty intense. Probably best to listen to this episode with headphones.

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Dec 30 2016

1hr 20mins

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Werner Herzog Loves Cat Videos Too

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Holy frick! Fancy-pants genius filmmaker Werner Herzog talks to Katie this week about harambe, robots, the internet, teens and so much more. Also, we'll have an update from Ryan, who's in Rio covering the Olympics. Werner's latest film, "Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World" is both about the history and the future of the internet, technology, robotics and space and it's in theaters August 19th. And yes, we're going to be taking a break from the show for a bit, but you won't have to miss Katie and Ryan too much because they'll be online and in the coolest slack room around. We'll also be keeping this feed alive with dispatches every now and again so make sure to stay subscribed! We'll miss you, bbs. More information on the film: http://www.loandbeholdfilm.com/ The O.J. documentary they discuss is an ESPN documentary called "Made in America." http://www.espn.com/30for30/ojsimpsonmadeinamerica/ Check out Ryan's dispatch from Rio here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/rio-cab-test?utm_term=.shGG3bEkL#.uayXy3lDW

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Aug 12 2016

43mins

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Is Beyonce Holding Sia Captive?

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...uh, probably not, but Brazilians are pretty psyched about the conspiracy theory behind it. And Ryan should know! He's in Brazil where things going the way of the This Is Fine dog. Meanwhile, Katie is looking at how Pokémon Go is being regulated when it comes to sex offenders in New York State. Also! Also. Stay tuned for next week, when IE has a ~big interview~ with a fancy person whom you may know from the internet. Read more about Beyoncé's Cativeiro here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/cativeiro-da-beyonce?utm_term=.shGG3bEkL#.hfzon2zMQ And read about New York State's regulation of Pokémon Go here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/sex-offenders-are-now-banned-from-using-pokemon-go-in-new-yo?utm_term=.cl0MAvmZz#.iqb0O8EZG Excellent update to THIS IS FINE: https://thenib.com/this-is-not-fine

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Aug 05 2016

32mins

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Politics Is Out-Weirding The Internet

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This week's a big one! Katie and Ryan get together IRL to talk political conspiracy theories and to remember Harambe once again, of course. Katie debunks the conspiracy about Trump's alleged speech writer Meredith McIver and the two gargoyles themselves perform live onstage in Philly at the Democratic National Convention. Oh! And definitely stick around for Ryan's update on Marina Joyce, with help from Senior BuzzFeed reporter Alan White. Listen to more from the live show here! https://www.acast.com/nooneknows/buzzfeedaudiopresents-historicalevent Thanks to all who came to see us in Philly! We all loved meeting you.

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Jul 29 2016

48mins

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Dicks Out For Harambe

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The world is still shit, but Katie and Ryan are reunited and they're out of their gourds on #content. This week (and everywhere) Katie and Ryan revel in the true joy that is Pokémon Go, and they do a quiz to determine whether or not Ryan's encyclopedic knowledge of Pokémon detracted from his book learning.

Jules Darmanin shares his experience as a native of Nice, France and tells us how Pokémon Go made him feel a little less horrible.

Ryan basically can't help but put his dick out for Harambe this week, and Katie explains how "fingermouthing" is now a thing. And we hear from the streets of London, where some folks use very British words like "quarrelsome" and "knob" to describe US politics.

Come to our LIVE SHOW in Philadelphia on July 25th, people! Katie and Ryan will be joined by Another Round's Tracy Clayton, Evan McMorris-Santoro and all kinds of guests. There will even be a drink called the Gamergate, so you should probably come figure out what's in it.

Try your luck at the Pokémon quiz: https://www.buzzfeed.com/haltheyounger/quiz-pokamon-or-early-church-heretic-2he7m

Follow Jules: https://twitter.com/JulesDrmnn

Watch the majesty of Danny Trejo celebrating Harambe:



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Jul 22 2016

33mins

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Everything Is Terrible Except For Pokémon Go (Maybe)

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Hold still there's a Charmander behind you Yes, Pokémon Go is very much happening. Katie is off this week, but Ryan has awesome guest co-host Gena-mour Barrett on the show to talk about all that is awful and all that is weird this week. The UK left the EU and has a new PM, and Australia is obsessed with HSPs, which makes this episode description sound like something out of the UN. ;) The world is really really awful. Ryan attends a #blacklivesmatter protest in London and ends this week with a song that reminds him of home by Hannibal King. Follow Gena here! She's exceptionally funny and smart: https://twitter.com/smilegena Read her gap year parody here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/genamourbarrett/how-my-dream-gap-year-in-europe-turned-into-a-nightmare Listen to "World Go Round" by Hannibal King here: https://soundcloud.com/hannibalxking/world-go-round-produced-by-hannibal-king Watch Ryan's Black Lives Matter video here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/we-asked-black-lives-matter-protesters-in-the-uk-for-one-th And join us for a live show in Philadelphia on Monday, July 25th joined by Another Round's Tracy Clayton, Evan McMorris-Santoro from No One Knows Anything, and of course the Internet Explorer crew, too. Tickets here! https://historicalevent.splashthat.com/

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Jul 15 2016

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How A Teen Uncovered The Internet's Weirdest Catfish *RERUN*

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Meet Lucia Cole. She's a new pop star with music on Spotify, Tidal, and iTunes. She has a Twitter and Instagram and she's even been interviewed. The only problem? She's a catfish. This week, Katie and Ryan bring you one of their favorite stories from the archive, with some updates. Read Katie's pieces on the Lucia Cole saga here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/how-teen-boys-on-the-internet-uncovered-the-greatest-catfish and here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/the-return-of-the-internets-greatest-serial-catfish?utm_term=.ffaN4gBkja#.yaN7qd4xoe And listen to Part 2 of this dramatic story here: https://soundcloud.com/iexplorer/the-internets-weirdest-catfish-is-back Don't worry, we'll be back with a new episode next week, bbs! Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/iexplorer Join our special fun Slack room: https://t.co/vmDzS4X6oZ

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Jul 07 2016

34mins

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Are Emojis Actually A Language?

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This week we're asking one of the fundamental questions of our time. Ryan is away, but Katie sits down with future emoji-Pulitzer winner and Senior Tech Writer Charlie Warzel to mine the shadowy depths of the Unicode Consortium. The Unicode Consortium is the organization that decides which emojis make it into rotation, and the backstory is very :thinking face emoji: Julia also goes out on the street to ask people which of their recently used emojis symbolizes their love life and Katie presents this week's most delightful tweet. Read more from Charlie here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/inside-emojigeddon-the-fight-over-the-future-of-the-unicode And here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/thanks-to-apples-influence-youre-not-getting-a-rifle-emoji

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Jul 01 2016

30mins

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What Happens When A Stan Retires?

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A stan is a superfan who defends a celeb at all costs. Myleeza Mingo has been obsessed with Kim Kardashian for over a decade, but she's about to retire. What happens when a person whose identity is intertwined with their celebrity has to collect their gold (Apple) watch and give up the life of being a Twitter bouncer? Katie talks to Myleeza and to Senior BuzzFeed Editor (and Kim K. expert) Kevin Smith about the stan life. And guess what's back? LETTUCE CLUB IS BACK, people, and it's a miraculous thing. Ryan talks to an early member of the whole shebang, Luke Peterson.

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Jun 24 2016

36mins

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Why Hoaxes Will Never Die

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Congrats! You've been fooled into the biggest hoax of all time: this podcast. On week's episode, we find out why fake news is irresistible with help from Craig Silverman, founding editor of BuzzFeed Canada. Test your own skills at identifying fake news here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/test-your-bullshit-detector?utm_term=.hg1rRG7jn4#.gqpDzmZpGX Ryan talks to BuzzFeed France reporter Jules Darmanin about his obsession with the French sodomy horse picture ("it really looks like the horse is fucking that guy.") Producer Julia gets on the mic to guess what the hell a "lettuce club" is, but the real reason to stick around is because Katie gets irrevocably owned this week.

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Jun 17 2016

33mins

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How Parentheses Became a Symbol for Hate Speech

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Katie and Ryan talk to Cooper Fleishman and Anthony Smith about the punctuation mark that antisemites are using on Twitter and other platforms to target their harassment. It's weird, but that goes without saying as far as the internet is concerned. Read Cooper and Anthony's pieces for Mic.com here: https://m.mic.com/articles/145459/the-neo-nazi-echoes-symbol-is-officially-hate-speech#.ir1KQfuHg And here: https://m.mic.com/articles/145105/coincidence-detector-the-google-extension-white-supremacists-use-to-track-jews#.QhSqA6qlb And if you need to clear your mind, you will not regret looking at Katie's insane Russian horse photo: https://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/the-prettiest-horse-in-the-world?utm_term=.wvXOzdn2w#.ko0MEmk3y

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Jun 10 2016

36mins

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Who The Hell is Jacob Sartorius?

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He's a 13-year-old kid who is forging his path to stardom by using a lip-syncing app called musical.ly. Welcome to the Teen Industrial Complex in 2016. Katie and Ryan talk through teen topics, then switch gears to call Tamia Thompson, a mod/curator of the very popular Facebook page Post Aesthetics. The group was nearly shut down because of a discussion about whether or not Pepe and Dat Boi are racist, and everybody has opinions about it. Leviticus the Safety Frog highly recommends listening this week! Jacob Sartorius' single "Sweatshirt": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HArDjsUEok Tamia Thompson's group Post Aesthetics: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1563505997307839/

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Jun 03 2016

30mins

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Slack To The Future

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Slack bills itself as a messaging app for teams, but Katie and Ryan aspire to live in a world where it's a messaging app for... memes. This week we tried an experiment where we made a Slack that anyone can join. That's right, you too can now scream the lyrics to All Star with like-minded weirdos. Katie and Ryan also talk to Adrienne Jeffries, of Vice's Motherboard about her experience quitting Slack for a week. And of course, we talk about Chewbacca mask lady who had the most viewed Facebook livestream ever. Grab a Bud Light Lime and join our superfun, surprisingly international (??) Slack by submitting your email address here: bzfd.it/ie420memelords (There's also new music being discussed, podcasts to recommend and photos of dogs from a senior dog sanctuary.) Read Adrienne's piece here: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/an-oral-history-of-our-week-without-slack

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May 27 2016

31mins

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Our Complicated Feelings About Thirsty Male Allies

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There's no thirst quite like that of a male ally looking for a cookie, and this week we go deep into the world of performative male feminism. Michael Blackmon, a BuzzFeed writer whose post about Matt McGorry unleashed a storm of woke & bae onto the internet comes on to talk about how weird it is to take on performative male feminism in 2016. Ryan also takes off his shirt in the name of being a #malefeminist and lives to tell the tale.

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May 20 2016

33mins

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Where Do Memes Go To Die?

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It's time to talk memes. Friend of the show Brian Feldman, of the NY Magazine blog Select All, stops in to share his talents as memeologist with Katie and Ryan. We learn what loss.jpg is, how apologetic Daily Dot writer Miles Klee is to have killed dat boi and why exactly people take memes so seriously. Feldman on dat boi: http://nymag.com/selectall/2016/05/the-strange-journey-of-dat-boi-the-years-best-meme-so-far.html Feldman on loss.jpg: http://nymag.com/selectall/2015/11/longest-running-miscarriage-meme-on-the-web.html

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May 13 2016

27mins

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Blackness and The Meme Cycle

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Katie and Ryan are joined by Doreen St. Felix and Niela Orr to talk about how race and cultural appropriation play out as memes spread. And our favorite scammer, Joanne, aka Branden Miller was scammed himself and Katie has an update. Read up on Doreen and Niela's great pieces: Doreen St. Felix, at The Fader: http://www.thefader.com/2015/12/03/on-fleek-peaches-monroee-meechie-viral-vines Niela Orr, on BuzzFeed: https://www.buzzfeed.com/nielaorr/black-trauma-remixed-for-your-clicks

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May 06 2016

33mins

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Grace Helbig Smells New York

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Queen of Youtube Grace Helbig stops in to chat with Katie and Ryan about her latest project, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl this week guyssss!! Ryan also tells the world about an insane conspiracy theory about Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto. https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/mexicos-possible-photoshopping-president And if you want to know more about politics but don't have a way of forming your own opinions, download BuzzFeed's first-ever politics podcast, No One Knows Anything! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/good-surrogate-is-hard-to/id1106215850?i=367678127&mt=2 Ok byeeeee, don't forget to subscribe to our channel and leave us some comments.

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Apr 29 2016

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