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Shitposting the Spectacle is a podcast all about memes, whether it's "This is Fine" or Richard Dawkins’s definition that calls it a “unit of cultural transmission"—or, as we see it, both. Each episode, Rock and Colin analyze memes using different theories and concepts to deconstruct both the images themselves and their function in society.

Shitposting the Spectacle is a podcast all about memes, whether it's "This is Fine" or Richard Dawkins’s definition that calls it a “unit of cultural transmission"—or, as we see it, both. Each episode, Rock and Colin analyze memes using different theories and concepts to deconstruct both the images themselves and their function in society.
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Shitposting the Spectacle is a podcast all about memes, whether it's "This is Fine" or Richard Dawkins’s definition that calls it a “unit of cultural transmission"—or, as we see it, both. Each episode, Rock and Colin analyze memes using different theories and concepts to deconstruct both the images themselves and their function in society.

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STS003: God Save the Meme

8/30/2019
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God save the Queen, or better yet, God save the Meme. In this episode of STS, Colin and Rock step back from the present’s commercialized memes into the memes of European political powers from the Medieval to the modern. Tracing the Sistine Chapel to Napoleon Crossing the Alps demonstrates that the birth of political power, and its ability to hold onto power in moments of crisis, relies on memes.

Duration:01:19:39

STS002: The Memecosystem

6/13/2019
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Distracted Boyfriend, Viacom, Facebook, and Suffragettes smoking Lucky Strike: connecting them all is the meme ecosystem, or memecosystem. In this episode of STS, Colin and Rock explore the idea of memes as a medium of commercial, cultural, and political exchange.

Duration:01:45:21

STS001: Four Pillars of Meme Analysis

4/3/2019
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What are memes? How can we dissect the meaning and function of memes in society? These are the foundational questions Colin and Rock attempt to answer on this premiere episode of Shitposting the Spectacle. They introduce four lenses they will be using to deconstruct memes: memetics (Dawkins), genealogy (Foucault, Nietzsche), semiotics (Barthes), and the spectacle (Debord). Complete with a breakdown of the hallmark This is Fine meme, this episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in STS.

Duration:01:07:43