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The Unintended Audience

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People make a lot of stuff, but it often happens that people like that stuff for reasons completely unintended by their creators. We, Tom and Matty, two dudes similar in many ways (we're both white!) and different in others (Tom's a gay!) think that's neat. This podcast explores, celebrates, and sometimes makes fun of the creative ways in which people enjoy all kinds of things.

People make a lot of stuff, but it often happens that people like that stuff for reasons completely unintended by their creators. We, Tom and Matty, two dudes similar in many ways (we're both white!) and different in others (Tom's a gay!) think that's neat. This podcast explores, celebrates, and sometimes makes fun of the creative ways in which people enjoy all kinds of things.

Location:

United States

Description:

People make a lot of stuff, but it often happens that people like that stuff for reasons completely unintended by their creators. We, Tom and Matty, two dudes similar in many ways (we're both white!) and different in others (Tom's a gay!) think that's neat. This podcast explores, celebrates, and sometimes makes fun of the creative ways in which people enjoy all kinds of things.

Language:

English


Episodes

Jingles All The Way

5/24/2017
Music - beautiful art for your ears, or evil manipulative super weapon?!?! You decide, in this ear worm of an episode of The Unintended Audience. This time Tom and Matty (now in high fidelity!) discuss how musical compositions can be shared, expanded upon, and forged into new forms of art, enjoyed by entirely new audiences. Or they can be used to make you do things like go to certain to websites, buy insurance, or get off at your correct subway stop! Plus, the momentous reveal of our new...

Duration:00:43:50

Childs Play

5/9/2017
View the world though a child's eyes in this episode of The Unintended Audience! Tom and Matty delve into the fun, strange and sometimes uncomfortable ways in which adults play with stuff meant for children. So whether you're a collector of toy GI Joe's, someone who gets super turned on when pretending to be a puppy, or you just can't help but identify with Rainbow Dash because of her respect of loyalty and amazing flying skills, this pod's for you!

Duration:00:47:46

In-fail-ible

4/17/2017
Have YOU ever: Had a bacterial infection cured by antibiotics? Microwaved a burrito? Read a blog to make yourself feel better about how bad you are at cake decoration? If so, then you have benefited from the unintended upsides to other people’s failures! In this episode of The Unintended Audience, Matty and Tom discuss one of these things plus other examples of cool stuff that is sometimes created out of failure. (Even if it’s just a schadenfreude-filled story about a man-child and his...

Duration:00:40:22

Out of Place

3/24/2017
Grab your Hello Kitty-themed silverware and dig into your doggie bag from last night's trip to Outback Steakhouse as Tom and Matty take your ears on a voyage around the world! This most cultured of episodes is all about the joys of appropriation. And we once again prove our old theories: Americans love British shows about amateur baking and Germans, of course, love David Hasselhoff.

Duration:00:44:21