A deep dive into weird and wonderful corners of the internet.
TikTok and Wedding Shaming: Cultural Touchstones of 201919/03/2019 Duração: 01h06min
We've all seen Instagram ads for TikTok but... what is it? Even as someone born before 2002, you deserve to understand. Is it like Musical.ly's hot older sister? Or their babysitter? What is the TikTok test and what are the awful, awful origins from which it came? Kelly tells all. Furthermore, Meghan brings us into the inner circle of wedding shaming Facebook groups -- recently spotlighted by Huffington Post, Wired magazine, and yes, even Chrissy Teigen. Headline of the day: A Trans Woman and a Southern Grandma Teamed Up To Moderate a Wedding Shaming FB Group and It'll Melt Your Heart.
Meme Origins Vol. I01/12/2018 Duração: 37min
The joke here is that we got new mics that would be good enough to start making ASMR videos. Thew new mics also led to a lot of technical issues, which is why our voices are so imbalanced. Regardless, join us as we trace the origin stories of family favorite memes such as Big Dick Energy, the "I don't know her" Mariah Carey gif, Big Moth who loves Lamp, and blinking white guy gif. They each have a more storied past than you could know. Editor's Note – This episode was recorded before the Ariana/Pete breakup. We Stan their individual journeys. Thank you, next, etc.
The Dark Web: Not the last page of Google05/10/2018 Duração: 36min
Meghan gets us educated on the strange, brooding younger brother of the Internet that we all know and love. Debunked! It's not just Twitter on night mode. Demystified! It's a donut with a donut hole inside. Debriefed! Meghan's been to the end of the unindexed deep and back, and she's ready to tell all. (Feat. Kelly's three-minute hot take on Redditors) Hank Green's video about Bitcoin: SciShow The most recent season of Silicon Valley: link The Mark Zuckerberg African internet dead drop Meghan was dreaming about: link
The Manosphere: A fractal-like Venn diagram of misogyny31/08/2018 Duração: 39min
**TRIGGER WARNING** Gender-motivated violence, misogyny, emotional manipulation, racism This week we ventured into the unwashed armpit of the Internet where Incels, Red-Pillers and Pickup Artists like to hang out. It's a murky, logically flawed place, but it's important to know thine enemy. Also, we apologize for this week's audio. The theme is dark caves and it sort of sounds like we're in one so, like, that's fun!
Furries: Scritches, puppets, and early 80's strong feminist felines28/04/2018 Duração: 52min
The most informative, in-depth episode yet. Load up on Furry Fandom Facts you almost certainly never knew, and learn about our favorite fan-funded web series -- Muppets do The Colbert Report!
Fan Edits: TYSM Windows Movie Maker ^.^05/04/2018 Duração: 58min
Remember middle school, when afternoons felt like weeks and weekends felt like eons? Some passionate industrious youth channel their infinite free time into creating fan edit videos, memorializing their favorite fictional characters' most dramatic ups and downs. And we are grateful to them for that. Find out: Who is Meghan's One True Pairing? What is Kelly's all-time favorite Vine?
Logan Paul: One of us is a Logangster?!? ((***not clickbait!***))05/04/2018 Duração: 47min
An evergreen, in-depth critique of the silly blonde millionaire. Featured: Dark, twisted confessions from the very depths of Kelly's soul
British Blog Moms: Oversharing with an accent05/04/2018 Duração: 45min
Fancy British moms and their fancy British children, glamorously oversharing for Instagram to enjoy. Questions to consider: How will you know when you're cool enough to have kids? Leggins vs leggings?? Can Meghan realize her one true dream of becoming a fancy British mom even without the accent???
Fan Fiction: Heart-warming and even... wholesome?05/04/2018 Duração: 53min
Honestly, have you ever thought about how heartwarming and pure fanfiction is? Most of it's not even the dirty stuff -- I know, we were surprised too! Features: - Meghan revealing her jaw-dropping most favorite movie of all time?? - Kelly unwraps new layers of how much of an only child she was and confuses a hydra with an auroboros for the second time!
Dance Moms: Reality TV that made us05/04/2018 Duração: 46min
We talk about Dance Moms, but more importantly we talk about reality tv from the aughts and compare it to social media self-created reality content now. Do you miss The Situation as much as we do? Gym, Tan, Laundry, xoxo Gossip Girls~~
Musical.ly: E-kara for Gen Z05/04/2018 Duração: 45min
A lip-syncing video app that middle schoolers love. Breakout social media stars from flyover states -- otherwise known as "musers." We try not to catastrophize young obsession with aesthetic.