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A podcast about YouTube culture hosted by Taylor Lorenz (The Daily Beast) and Julia Alexander (Polygon). New episodes weekly!

A podcast about YouTube culture hosted by Taylor Lorenz (The Daily Beast) and Julia Alexander (Polygon). New episodes weekly!
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A podcast about YouTube culture hosted by Taylor Lorenz (The Daily Beast) and Julia Alexander (Polygon). New episodes weekly!

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English


Episodes

Who is Poppy?

2/27/2018
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We’re obsessed with mysteries — and we’re obsessed with weird. And Poppy is at the center of both of that. Who is Poppy, and is that even a question that can be satisfyingly answered? Further reading: ‘I’m Poppy’ is proof that YouTube Red can be great (Polygon) The Rise of the Social Media Fembot (Amanda Hess / NYTimes) Welcome to Poppy’s World (Lexi Pandell / Wired) The year we wanted the internet to be smaller (Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Verge) Clips used: I’m Poppy Am I okay? I Am Not...

Duration:00:21:19

RiceGum: the art of the YouTube diss track

2/20/2018
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If you watched the Super Bowl this year, you might remember a commercial for Monster Headphones featuring Iggy Azaelea. The silent star of that was RiceGum, a prominent YouTuber known for his diss tracks against other YouTubers. Who is RiceGum, what are YouTube diss tracks, and what is RiceGum’s YouTube collective, Clout Gang? Note: A couple times in this episode we refer to “EveryNight Sis,” RiceGum’s response to Jake Paul’s song “It’s Everyday, Bro,” as “It’s Every Day Sis.” We regret the...

Duration:00:16:23

Logan Paul's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad return

2/13/2018
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We weren’t expecting — or even wanting to, frankly — talk about Logan Paul again. But his first week back was marked by new controversy, and YouTube took swift action to punish him. What happens when you’re too edgy for YouTube? What do you do when you lose the ability to monetize your videos — and what’s next for both Logan and prank / provacateur culture on YouTube? Further reading: YouTube and Twitch helped to create an inescapable era of provocateur cultureYouTuber Jake Paul Builds a...

Duration:00:28:58

Logan Paul’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad return

2/13/2018
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We weren’t expecting — or even wanting to, frankly — talk about Logan Paul again. But his first week back was marked by new controversy, and YouTube took swift action to punish him. What happens when you’re too edgy for YouTube? What do you do when you lose the ability to monetize your videos — and what’s next for both Logan and prank / provacateur culture on YouTube? Further reading: YouTube and Twitch helped to create an inescapable era of provocateur cultureYouTuber Jake Paul Builds a...

Duration:00:28:58

KSI vs. Weller: YouTubers turn drama into major boxing event

2/5/2018
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Two rival YouTube personalities turned a small feud into a major boxing event streamed to almost 1.7 million viewers (on YouTube, of course). Who are KSI and Joe Weller, and does amateur boxing have a future in YouTube influencer culture? Further reading / watching: YouTubers, FIFA gamers set for momentous boxing match to settle months of drama (Polygon)Rival YouTubers Are About to Fistfight in an Olympic Arena IRL (The Daily Beast)My Response To The Fight (Joe Weller)Clips...

Duration:00:18:27

Keemstar and DramaAlert, the TMZ of YouTube

1/28/2018
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Drama between creators defined YouTube culture in 2017, and few know the fights, stories, and players better than 34-year-old Daniel Keem, better known on the web as Keemstar, creator and host of DramaAlert. Who is Keemstar, and how did his channel become the go-to for staying on top of YouTuber culture? Further reading: How DramaAlert Became the TMZ of YouTube (The Daily Beast) Clips used: Logan Paul is BACK! The Community REACTS!HALO'S #1 TRASHTALKER :: DJ KEEMSTARLike and Subscribe is...

Duration:00:21:22

Logan Paul, the face that launched a thousand takes

1/28/2018
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For Logan Paul, 2017 was one of the best years of his life. Two days into 2018, he faced worldwide criticism for uploading a video that featured the body of a man who recently committed suicide in Japan. In that moment, Logan Paul became YouTube's biggest problem and the face of everything wrong with influencer culture. But who is Logan Paul? Who's the person behind the headlines, and how was this moment maybe an inevitable product of the culture? Further reading: Logan Paul’s true return...

Duration:00:26:34