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#36: The Internet Is Forever

10/12/2015
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For his final episode, Sean Rameswaram traces the path of creative work he has personally posted, from blogging to sketch comedy videos to a truly ill rap posse. To close out the show, he gets the posse back together for one last song.

Duration: 00:23:31


Friday Five: September 18. 2015

9/18/2015
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This week's Friday Five: An epic movie phone tree, Eleanor Roosevelt's booty call, the unseen power of grammar, an otherworldly Elton John cover, and a Rottweiler's self-evaluation win the internet this week.

Duration: 00:05:39


#35 - "Thanks, Obama" (with Barack Obama?!)

9/17/2015
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Political memes come and go, but "Thanks, Obama" has stuck around for seven years. Sean Rameswaram discusses all those videos, GIFs, and tweets with Nona Willis Aronowitz from Talking Points Memo and Barack Obama from the White House?!!

Duration: 00:13:44


#34 – How Hodor Became the Heart of “Game of Thrones”

9/4/2015
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Like Sailor Moon and Ron Swanson before him, Hodor belongs to a special league of TV characters who have found life far beyond their TV worlds online. Sean Rameswaram speaks with Kristian Nairn, who plays the only lovable character on "Game of Thrones."

Duration: 00:23:27


Friday Five: August 7, 2015

8/7/2015
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This week's Friday Five: A bodega owner fights the power, Chris Pratt paints, Fetty Wap meets Doug, Chris Rock weighs in on a rap beef, and songs say "Stop!"

Duration: 00:04:58


#32 - Jonathan Wolff Slapped the Bass for Seinfeld and the Internet Can’t T

8/6/2015
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Jonathan Wolff is the Michael Jordan of TV theme songs. He’s written over 70, from "Who's the Boss?" to "The Hughleys." Sean Rameswaram speaks to Wolff about his incredible career and the internet’s endless mashups of his iconic "Seinfeld" theme.

Duration: 00:19:28


Friday Five: July 17, 2015

7/20/2015
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This week in "Thanks, Internet" — Mario sinks Confederate flag, a Teen Spirit smashes a shovel, Rihanna's favorite veggie is KoRn, man in giraffe mask lip syncs Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" in act of desperation, girl Ghostbusters gang comes to town.

Duration: 00:04:27


Friday Five: June 26th, 2015

6/26/2015
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This week in "Thanks, Internet" — Taylor Swift beats Apple, a high school dance-off saves America, comedian Howard Kremer sings an ode to summer, Reddit solves a design mystery, and Pixar teaches us about feelings.

Duration: 00:04:36


#29: How a Batman Movie Helped The Wolfpack Escape

6/24/2015
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The seven siblings featured in the new documentary “The Wolfpack” grew up in New York’s Lower East Side, but they were raised almost completely shut off from the outside world. Despite and because of these strange circumstances, they became completely obsessed with pop culture – in particular, with movies. Sean Rameswaram speaks with two of the Angulo brothers about "The Dark Knight," the Batman film that made them want to discover the world outside their window.

Duration: 00:17:01


Friday Five: June 19th, 2015

6/19/2015
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This week in "Thanks, Internet" — Jeb Bush unveils his awful logo, Barack Obama gets into podcasts, zookeepers do their best Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel reaches peak Diesel, and the Teletubbies frolic to Joy Division.

Duration: 00:04:57


Friday Five: June 12, 2015

6/12/2015
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This week in "Thanks, Internet" — The Wolfpack does the meanest impressions of Joker and the Dark Knight, "Mad Max" extends its internet reign, DARPA robots can't help but fail, a little girl blows minds with her Aretha Franklin tribute, and dogs do what they do best.

Duration: 00:04:42


#28: How God Turned Tweets into a Broadway Show

6/10/2015
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On the first day, David Javerbaum created @TheTweetofGod. Shortly thereafter, he amassed millions of followers. Now, he’s taking his one-liners to Broadway. Javerbaum, who has also written for “The Daily Show,” and “The Colbert Report,” talks to Sean Rameswaram about how he turned a funny Twitter account into a Broadway show.

Duration: 00:10:17


Friday Five: June 5, 2015

6/5/2015
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This week in "Thanks, Internet" — Colbert debuts the "un-Hitler" moustache, the thriller "A Deadly Adoption" gets a suitably dramatic poster, public radio asks whether anyone can actually distinguish audio quality, "The Shining"/"Grand Budapest Hotel" joint venture is now accepting bookings, and Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" gets rotoscoped.

Duration: 00:04:28


#27: The Legend of #Lakshmeme (LIVE)

5/29/2015
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Since mid-December, Sean Rameswaram has been taking photos of public radio personalities, producers and strangers on the street wearing a hat that that makes an obviously false claim: “I AM LAKSHMI SINGH." At a live event, NPR newscaster Lakshmi Singh finally wears the hat.

Duration: 00:33:22


Friday Five: May 22, 2015

5/22/2015
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This week in “Thanks, Internet” — the first episode of Late Night, rappers have vetted the 2016 Presidential candidates, the MTA goes analog, a worldly collection of "Do Not Disturb" signs, and Nintendo hires Mario's sworn enemy.

Duration: 00:04:58


Friday Five: May 15, 2015

5/15/2015
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This week in “Thanks, Internet” - Footloose loses its music, Tame Impala teases the album of the summer, the internet flags Owen Wilson's favorite expression, Disney recycles itself, and we learn that Thom Yorke is now the face of Iranian marital issues.

Duration: 00:04:28


#26: Kickstarting The Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum

5/14/2015
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If your creative concept is original, quirky, and crazy enough, it will kill on Kickstarter. There was the Robocop statue, the potato salad, and now the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum. Sean Rameswaram speaks with the museum's founders.

Duration: 00:10:13


Friday Five: May 8. 2015

5/8/2015
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This week in “Thanks, Internet” — Ryan Gosling properly honors the memory of his meme creator, we can now all channel our inner Chopin, Key & Peele do what they do best, yep that was gross, and the Super Star Destroyer gets destroyed in great detail.

Duration: 00:04:58


Friday Five: May 1, 2015

5/1/2015
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This week in “Thanks, Internet” — the Onion proves why it really is "America's finest news source", Stephen Hawking answers the most important question of all, dissecting Nicki Minaj's Bar Mitzvah appearance, Ryan Adams accepts Bryan Adams, and I'm already Torn... Detective (Season 2).

Duration: 00:04:27


#16: The Internet’s Best TV Show Lands on HBO

4/30/2015
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Until recently, "High Maintenance" was the finest TV made exclusively for the internet. But on April 20, HBO announced it would be picking up the show for six new episodes. Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair don’t remember how the idea for the acclaimed web series came to them. Considering the show’s subject matter, that’s to be expected. Sean Rameswaram speaks with the married couple about taking their show to new heights.

Duration: 00:12:05

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