BuzzFeed's Internet Explorer

BuzzFeed's Internet Explorer

By Podcast IE
BuzzFeed editors Ryan Broderick and Katie Notopoulos explore the weirdest corners of the internet, so you don't have to.
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I Feel Personally Attacked By This Relatable Content
In the grand randomly timed tradition of Internet Explorer, we're back! This time, Katie and Ryan discuss how not even Facebook understands how it works anymore, what's wrong with Gushers, and Ryan maybe turns GamerGate. Then the inimitable Cates Holderness brings us 5 things that are actually still good on the internet. One of those things you must see to appreciate so here it is: http://moehistory.tumblr.com/Lastly, we've got a great excerpt from BuzzFeed News' latest podcast, THE NEWS where Ryan talks Instagram self-care with reporters Rachael Krishna and Ellie Hall. If you miss Katie and Ryan's dulcet tones, you can often catch them on The News so make sure you subscribe!  Aside from sexy anime Hitler (a.k.a. Julia) Agerenesh Ashagre produced this episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1:09:05
September 1, 2018
2018 Predictions: We Subsist Only on Tide Pods
Ok, Katie and Ryan didn't actually eat the Tide pods, but they discuss predictions for 2018 with their best friend and yours, Cates Holderness. There's some reflecting, a bunch of predictions, but mostly a lot of marveling on the delicious wonder of Tide Pods. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
39:47
January 29, 2018
Grabbing A Cold One With The Boys
Your two favorite trolls, Katie and Ryan, are back to discuss what the heck happened to the internet in the year since Internet Explorer last aired. There's Nazis, furries, YouTube Stars, and things that are bad, and (a very limited few) things that are good.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30:11
September 1, 2017
The Worst Things On The Internet in 2016
Ryan and Katie are back! Surprise! In this one-off holiday spectacular, you can listen to all the disgusting things people did on the internet this year without having to look at it. Long-time friend of the show Cates Holderness stops by to discuss the worst things on the internet from 2016. And in the grand tradition of the worst things, Katie and Ryan interview one of the illustrious people from the list. One hint: He does stuff with his dick and then posts photos of it. It's been a pretty terrible year so you better believe that this is episode is going to be pretty intense. Probably best to listen to this episode with headphones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1:20:52
December 30, 2016
Werner Herzog Loves Cat Videos Too
Holy frick! Fancy-pants genius filmmaker Werner Herzog talks to Katie this week about harambe, robots, the internet, teens and so much more. Also, we'll have an update from Ryan, who's in Rio covering the Olympics. Werner's latest film, "Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World" is both about the history and the future of the internet, technology, robotics and space and it's in theaters August 19th. And yes, we're going to be taking a break from the show for a bit, but you won't have to miss Katie and Ryan too much because they'll be online and in the coolest slack room around. We'll also be keeping this feed alive with dispatches every now and again so make sure to stay subscribed! We'll miss you, bbs. More information on the film: http://www.loandbeholdfilm.com/ The O.J. documentary they discuss is an ESPN documentary called "Made in America." http://www.espn.com/30for30/ojsimpsonmadeinamerica/ Check out Ryan's dispatch from Rio here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/rio-cab-test?utm_term=.shGG3bEkL#.uayXy3lDW Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
43:57
August 12, 2016
Is Beyonce Holding Sia Captive?
...uh, probably not, but Brazilians are pretty psyched about the conspiracy theory behind it. And Ryan should know! He's in Brazil where things going the way of the This Is Fine dog. Meanwhile, Katie is looking at how Pokémon Go is being regulated when it comes to sex offenders in New York State. Also! Also. Stay tuned for next week, when IE has a ~big interview~ with a fancy person whom you may know from the internet. Read more about Beyoncé's Cativeiro here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/cativeiro-da-beyonce?utm_term=.shGG3bEkL#.hfzon2zMQ And read about New York State's regulation of Pokémon Go here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/sex-offenders-are-now-banned-from-using-pokemon-go-in-new-yo?utm_term=.cl0MAvmZz#.iqb0O8EZG Excellent update to THIS IS FINE: https://thenib.com/this-is-not-fineLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
32:45
August 5, 2016
Politics Is Out-Weirding The Internet
This week's a big one! Katie and Ryan get together IRL to talk political conspiracy theories and to remember Harambe once again, of course. Katie debunks the conspiracy about Trump's alleged speech writer Meredith McIver and the two gargoyles themselves perform live onstage in Philly at the Democratic National Convention. Oh! And definitely stick around for Ryan's update on Marina Joyce, with help from Senior BuzzFeed reporter Alan White. Listen to more from the live show here! https://www.acast.com/nooneknows/buzzfeedaudiopresents-historicalevent Thanks to all who came to see us in Philly! We all loved meeting you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
48:50
July 29, 2016
Dicks Out For Harambe
The world is still shit, but Katie and Ryan are reunited and they're out of their gourds on #content. This week (and everywhere) Katie and Ryan revel in the true joy that is Pokémon Go, and they do a quiz to determine whether or not Ryan's encyclopedic knowledge of Pokémon detracted from his book learning. Jules Darmanin shares his experience as a native of Nice, France and tells us how Pokémon Go made him feel a little less horrible. Ryan basically can't help but put his dick out for Harambe this week, and Katie explains how "fingermouthing" is now a thing. And we hear from the streets of London, where some folks use very British words like "quarrelsome" and "knob" to describe US politics. **Come to our LIVE SHOW in Philadelphia on July 25th, people! Katie and Ryan will be joined by Another Round's Tracy Clayton, Evan McMorris-Santoro and all kinds of guests. There will even be a drink called the Gamergate, so you should probably come figure out what's in it.** Try your luck at the Pokémon quiz: https://www.buzzfeed.com/haltheyounger/quiz-pokamon-or-early-church-heretic-2he7m Follow Jules: https://twitter.com/JulesDrmnn Watch the majesty of Danny Trejo celebrating Harambe: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
33:49
July 22, 2016
Everything Is Terrible Except For Pokémon Go (Maybe)
Hold still there's a Charmander behind you Yes, Pokémon Go is very much happening. Katie is off this week, but Ryan has awesome guest co-host Gena-mour Barrett on the show to talk about all that is awful and all that is weird this week. The UK left the EU and has a new PM, and Australia is obsessed with HSPs, which makes this episode description sound like something out of the UN. ;) The world is really really awful. Ryan attends a #blacklivesmatter protest in London and ends this week with a song that reminds him of home by Hannibal King. Follow Gena here! She's exceptionally funny and smart: https://twitter.com/smilegena Read her gap year parody here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/genamourbarrett/how-my-dream-gap-year-in-europe-turned-into-a-nightmare Listen to "World Go Round" by Hannibal King here: https://soundcloud.com/hannibalxking/world-go-round-produced-by-hannibal-king Watch Ryan's Black Lives Matter video here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/we-asked-black-lives-matter-protesters-in-the-uk-for-one-th And join us for a live show in Philadelphia on Monday, July 25th joined by Another Round's Tracy Clayton, Evan McMorris-Santoro from No One Knows Anything, and of course the Internet Explorer crew, too. Tickets here! https://historicalevent.splashthat.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26:55
July 15, 2016
How A Teen Uncovered The Internet's Weirdest Catfish *RERUN*
Meet Lucia Cole. She's a new pop star with music on Spotify, Tidal, and iTunes. She has a Twitter and Instagram and she's even been interviewed. The only problem? She's a catfish. This week, Katie and Ryan bring you one of their favorite stories from the archive, with some updates. Read Katie's pieces on the Lucia Cole saga here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/how-teen-boys-on-the-internet-uncovered-the-greatest-catfish and here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/the-return-of-the-internets-greatest-serial-catfish?utm_term=.ffaN4gBkja#.yaN7qd4xoe And listen to Part 2 of this dramatic story here: https://soundcloud.com/iexplorer/the-internets-weirdest-catfish-is-back Don't worry, we'll be back with a new episode next week, bbs! Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/iexplorer Join our special fun Slack room: https://t.co/vmDzS4X6oZ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
34:39
July 7, 2016
Are Emojis Actually A Language?
This week we're asking one of the fundamental questions of our time. Ryan is away, but Katie sits down with future emoji-Pulitzer winner and Senior Tech Writer Charlie Warzel to mine the shadowy depths of the Unicode Consortium. The Unicode Consortium is the organization that decides which emojis make it into rotation, and the backstory is very :thinking face emoji: Julia also goes out on the street to ask people which of their recently used emojis symbolizes their love life and Katie presents this week's most delightful tweet. Read more from Charlie here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/inside-emojigeddon-the-fight-over-the-future-of-the-unicode And here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/thanks-to-apples-influence-youre-not-getting-a-rifle-emoji Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30:47
July 1, 2016
What Happens When A Stan Retires?
A stan is a superfan who defends a celeb at all costs. Myleeza Mingo has been obsessed with Kim Kardashian for over a decade, but she's about to retire. What happens when a person whose identity is intertwined with their celebrity has to collect their gold (Apple) watch and give up the life of being a Twitter bouncer? Katie talks to Myleeza and to Senior BuzzFeed Editor (and Kim K. expert) Kevin Smith about the stan life. And guess what's back? LETTUCE CLUB IS BACK, people, and it's a miraculous thing. Ryan talks to an early member of the whole shebang, Luke Peterson.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
36:49
June 24, 2016
Why Hoaxes Will Never Die
Congrats! You've been fooled into the biggest hoax of all time: this podcast. On week's episode, we find out why fake news is irresistible with help from Craig Silverman, founding editor of BuzzFeed Canada. Test your own skills at identifying fake news here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/test-your-bullshit-detector?utm_term=.hg1rRG7jn4#.gqpDzmZpGX Ryan talks to BuzzFeed France reporter Jules Darmanin about his obsession with the French sodomy horse picture ("it really looks like the horse is fucking that guy.") Producer Julia gets on the mic to guess what the hell a "lettuce club" is, but the real reason to stick around is because Katie gets irrevocably owned this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
33:14
June 17, 2016
How Parentheses Became a Symbol for Hate Speech
Katie and Ryan talk to Cooper Fleishman and Anthony Smith about the punctuation mark that antisemites are using on Twitter and other platforms to target their harassment. It's weird, but that goes without saying as far as the internet is concerned. Read Cooper and Anthony's pieces for Mic.com here: https://m.mic.com/articles/145459/the-neo-nazi-echoes-symbol-is-officially-hate-speech#.ir1KQfuHg And here: https://m.mic.com/articles/145105/coincidence-detector-the-google-extension-white-supremacists-use-to-track-jews#.QhSqA6qlb And if you need to clear your mind, you will not regret looking at Katie's insane Russian horse photo: https://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/the-prettiest-horse-in-the-world?utm_term=.wvXOzdn2w#.ko0MEmk3y Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
36:23
June 10, 2016
Who The Hell is Jacob Sartorius?
He's a 13-year-old kid who is forging his path to stardom by using a lip-syncing app called musical.ly. Welcome to the Teen Industrial Complex in 2016. Katie and Ryan talk through teen topics, then switch gears to call Tamia Thompson, a mod/curator of the very popular Facebook page Post Aesthetics. The group was nearly shut down because of a discussion about whether or not Pepe and Dat Boi are racist, and everybody has opinions about it. Leviticus the Safety Frog highly recommends listening this week! Jacob Sartorius' single "Sweatshirt": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HArDjsUEok Tamia Thompson's group Post Aesthetics: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1563505997307839/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30:45
June 3, 2016
Slack To The Future
Slack bills itself as a messaging app for teams, but Katie and Ryan aspire to live in a world where it's a messaging app for... memes. This week we tried an experiment where we made a Slack that anyone can join. That's right, you too can now scream the lyrics to All Star with like-minded weirdos. Katie and Ryan also talk to Adrienne Jeffries, of Vice's Motherboard about her experience quitting Slack for a week. And of course, we talk about Chewbacca mask lady who had the most viewed Facebook livestream ever. Grab a Bud Light Lime and join our superfun, surprisingly international (??) Slack by submitting your email address here: bzfd.it/ie420memelords (There's also new music being discussed, podcasts to recommend and photos of dogs from a senior dog sanctuary.) Read Adrienne's piece here: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/an-oral-history-of-our-week-without-slack Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31:17
May 27, 2016
Our Complicated Feelings About Thirsty Male Allies
There's no thirst quite like that of a male ally looking for a cookie, and this week we go deep into the world of performative male feminism. Michael Blackmon, a BuzzFeed writer whose post about Matt McGorry unleashed a storm of woke & bae onto the internet comes on to talk about how weird it is to take on performative male feminism in 2016. Ryan also takes off his shirt in the name of being a #malefeminist and lives to tell the tale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
33:28
May 20, 2016
Where Do Memes Go To Die?
It's time to talk memes. Friend of the show Brian Feldman, of the NY Magazine blog Select All, stops in to share his talents as memeologist with Katie and Ryan. We learn what loss.jpg is, how apologetic Daily Dot writer Miles Klee is to have killed dat boi and why exactly people take memes so seriously. Feldman on dat boi: http://nymag.com/selectall/2016/05/the-strange-journey-of-dat-boi-the-years-best-meme-so-far.html Feldman on loss.jpg: http://nymag.com/selectall/2015/11/longest-running-miscarriage-meme-on-the-web.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27:09
May 13, 2016
Blackness and The Meme Cycle
Katie and Ryan are joined by Doreen St. Felix and Niela Orr to talk about how race and cultural appropriation play out as memes spread. And our favorite scammer, Joanne, aka Branden Miller was scammed himself and Katie has an update. Read up on Doreen and Niela's great pieces: Doreen St. Felix, at The Fader: http://www.thefader.com/2015/12/03/on-fleek-peaches-monroee-meechie-viral-vines Niela Orr, on BuzzFeed: https://www.buzzfeed.com/nielaorr/black-trauma-remixed-for-your-clicksLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
33:17
May 6, 2016
Grace Helbig Smells New York
Queen of Youtube Grace Helbig stops in to chat with Katie and Ryan about her latest project, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl this week guyssss!! Ryan also tells the world about an insane conspiracy theory about Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto. https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/mexicos-possible-photoshopping-president And if you want to know more about politics but don't have a way of forming your own opinions, download BuzzFeed's first-ever politics podcast, No One Knows Anything! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/good-surrogate-is-hard-to/id1106215850?i=367678127&mt=2 Ok byeeeee, don't forget to subscribe to our channel and leave us some comments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31:26
April 29, 2016
Joanne The Scammer Is A Messy Bitch Who Lives For Drama
This promposal season, we talk to Joanne the Scammer aka Branden Miller, whose character Joanne the scammer has inspired robber *and* fraud. Then, Katie and Ryan make sure you are all up to date on the latest memes with Meme Update. Please feel free to consider this podcast a scam and make sure to email your thoughts to internetexplorer@buzzfeed.com or tweet at @iexplorer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28:51
April 22, 2016
The Official Another Round Drunken Summit
It's a crossover episode! To celebrate a year of BuzzFeed podcasts, Tracy Clayton and Heben Nigatu of Another Round talk to Ryan (who is in NY!) and Katie about the toughest questions the internet can pose. Is Louis Tomlinson's baby fake? Is the internet good or evil? Is Macklemore forgivable in any way at all? Check out Another Round here: https://www.acast.com/anotherround And if you like IE, please review it as if it was a McDonald's here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/buzzfeeds-internet-explorer/id977764092?mt=2Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
41:32
April 15, 2016
1999: The Years That Changed The Internet
To close out our 3 part series, we go back to 1999 and talk to the internet's greatest monster: the man who invented Microsoft's Clippy (jk he's a really nice guy named Kevan Atteberry). We hear from the folks of Open Diary, one of the first social media/blogging sites and talk to Olia Lialina, who has been preserving and archiving Geocities sites. Katie and Ryan force Julia to read some erotic Clippy fanfic, but we need not speak of that. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
39:36
April 8, 2016
2005: The Years That Changed The Internet
For part 2 of our series, we go back to 2005 and talk to some pretty big personalities. Tila Tequila and Perez Hilton join us, along with BuzzFeed’s Anne Helen Petersen and the internet's foremost Tila Tequila historian Nicole Milfie. Plus: the dulcet tones of Tay Zonday's "Chocolate Rain." 2005 is the dawn of Youtube, at the peak of Myspace, and when people were just jumping from the internet onto TV. Join us next week for the finale of the series, a look at the magic that was 1999 on the internet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
45:02
April 1, 2016
2010: The Years That Changed The Internet
In part 1 in our special series, Katie and Ryan look at what 2010 meant to the internet at large and conjure up a few ghosts of internet past. Damien Leonhardt talks to Katie and Ryan about what it was like to survive the 4chan madness of Jessi Slaughter and even Boxxy gives some advice. Oh, and "Miracles" by Insane Clown Posse is deemed the #1 anthem of 2010 and possibly all human life before or since. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
47:08
March 25, 2016
"I Sent Porn to the Entire Company" & Other Horrors
We've all hit send too quickly. That massive embarrassment is part of the human experience! Katie and Ryan tell their worst workplace email/chat disaster stories and we hear some of yours, too. FYI: Katie tweeted a photo of a micropenis several times and Ryan once sent porn to the entire office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
32:35
March 18, 2016
Japan's Most Viral Teen is Blazing A Path for Young Girls
Reika Oozeki's silly antics on Vine just may be upending the constricting structure of fame in Japan. And the furry community is very into Disney's Zootopia and Katie is on it. BONUS: you, dear listener, can remember the glory of the movie FernGully along with Ryan and Katie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26:31
March 11, 2016
Who Is Making Trap Remixes of the Whitest Songs?
Katie and Ryan discuss their theories on Ted Cruz being the zodiac killer. Then, BuzzFeed writer Grace Spelman plays a very important fart game. And then Certified Digital Millennial™ Nathan Zed plays his trap remixes of classic White People songs like "Hey Jude" and "Bohemian Rhapsody." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28:49
March 4, 2016
Fandom Culture is a Superpower
Damnnnn Daniel, Katie and Ryan are back at it again. They talk to BuzzFeed Geeky editor Krutika Mallikarjuna and Sam Maggs, author of the Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy about how fandoms are taking things into their own hands. WARNING: this episode contains a dramatic reading of My Immortal.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29:47
February 26, 2016
Meet the Paypigs Who Get Off on Being Hacked
Katie and Ryan introduce listeners to the world of financial domination, where men pay just to have money taken from them. Ryan and Katie talk to a submissive who spends a lot of his money on his dominatrix, and Katie talks to veteran findom Jasmine Mendez. Learn more at: http://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/the-guys-who-get-off-on-getting-hacked#.bcoLeKLKXLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31:39
February 19, 2016
When Teens Strike Back
Katie and Ryan follow a tip about a fake Twitter account and it leads them to a group of angry pop music superfans. Plus, BuzzFeed Russia's Victor Stepanov helps Ryan track down the Russian couple whose photos were used on the fake account.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
33:35
February 12, 2016
The Internet's Weirdest Catfish is Back
Remember the tale of the Internet's most bizarre musical catfish? Well, she's back and Katie is looking into all FIVE of the accounts this catfisher used and speaks to one of her very real victims. Catch up on the previous episode here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/how-teen-uncovered-internets/id977764092?i=348266228&mt=2Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29:22
February 5, 2016
The Mystery of Michael Jackson & Sonic Has Been Solved
Katie talks to writer Todd Van Lulling, who finally solved the mystery of whether or not Michael Jackson wrote the music for Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Ryan is probably crying really hard about missing this episode, but he also met Hatsune Miku this week so he'll be fine.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24:17
January 29, 2016
Can A Dickpic Ever Be Good?
Katie is joined by guest host Summer Anne Burton and two experts in the field of dickpics: penis photographer Soraya Doolbaz and Madeleine Holden of "Critique My Dickpic". Julia talks to folks around the office about their feelings on dickpics, and everybody agrees that unsolicited ones are not okay.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
36:33
January 21, 2016
Ghost Sex and Chill
This week, our two enlightened guests, Katie Heaney and Arianna Rebolini try very hard to fuck some ghosts and ask a time-honored question: is ghost sex cheating? Then, all three ladies talk to ghost sex expert Patti Negri to get some answers about how it went. Ryan is still in Japan, but there may or may not be an appearance from Jon Snow (a ghost) to make up for it. (Photo by Jon Premosch for BuzzFeed)Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
32:50
January 15, 2016
Making a GRATATA: The Bryan Silva Story
Ryan and Katie tell the tale of viner/gay porn star/rapper/bodybuilderpreneur Bryan Silva, who was arrested in the only way you could imagine: with his pants around his ankles. Ryan introduces his new life as a Neko Atsume cat collector and Katie presents the best insult ever invented: "peasant."Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
34:43
January 8, 2016
We Took A Gourmet Chef To Try McDonald's New Burger Robot
Sarah Sanneh is the head chef at New York City's Pies And Thighs and has previously worked at places like Magnolia Bakery, The Biltmore Room, Diner, Marlow & Sons, and Momofuku Milk Bar. So we took her to McDonald's and made her try their new build-your-own-burger robot.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31:15
December 30, 2015
Are The Siblings In That Folgers Ad Doing It?
You know that Folgers ad where the brother comes home from "West Africa" and it definitely seems like he and his sister are doing it? Yeah, that. Also, what happened Soulja Boy tweets your phone number and tells his fans to call you? Our tech reporter Joe Bernstein found out when he pissed off the rapper with an article about hoverboards.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
36:24
December 23, 2015
The Worst Things on the Internet of 2015
Katie and Ryan reveal the weirdest things the internet has produced in the year of our lord Kevin the Minion 2015 alongside friend of the podcast Cates Holderness. You can't unsee the worst things on the internet, but you don't have to look at this.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
33:24
December 16, 2015
Meet the Shero Who Buttchugged Cough Medicine
It's that time of year, when Katie and Ryan celebrate the worst things on the internet of 2015. With help from guests Freakmommy the virgin recluse deflowerer and Teridax the turkey fucker, our darling hosts have never been more in their element.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28:08
December 9, 2015
"We are pretty certain that Drake is alive."
Katie and Ryan get to the bottom of the latest celebrity death hoax, play a Brazilian language quiz and give thanks for incest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30:10
December 2, 2015
The Blogfather of Iran is Here to Save Us
Hossein Derakhshan hard-coded the Iranian internet in Persian as one of Iran's first bloggers. But after he was jailed for 6 years, the web he loved looks a lot different. Read his piece! https://medium.com/matter/the-web-we-have-to-save-2eb1fe15a426#.rjb75j64i Also, Katie and Ryan initiate Julia into the world of "buttchugging." Photo by Arash AshourinaLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27:04
November 25, 2015
Meet The Woman Who Free-Bled In Front Of Parliament
This week Internet Explorer sits down with Charlie Edge, the woman who recently made headlines for freebleeding in front of parliament. Also, this week, we feature the music of Astro Kid and DJ George Costanza.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
34:08
November 18, 2015
Another Round's Tracy Clayton Talks About Black Planet
Tracy Clayon, the host of BuzzFeed's much better and more interesting podcast, Another Round, stops by this week to talk about her first social network: Black Planet.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28:59
November 11, 2015
Would You Have Sex With A Robot?
As is inevitable with all tech podcasts, this week we're finally talking about bots! We're delving into old chats bots like Smarterchild, new helper bots like Facebook's M, and the weird and sort of frightening future of sexbots.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
32:21
November 4, 2015
We Found The Dancing Pumpkin Man
This week we interview two very important Halloween figures: The man behind the dancing pumpkin GIF (you know the one) and the dude who makes all those "Sexy" Halloween costumes. Spo0o0o0o0o0o0o0okkkyyyyyyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
40:00
October 28, 2015
We Asked People To Defend Their Most Played YouTube Videos
Did you know YouTube has a running list of your most watched to videos? For most people it's sort of embarrassing. So we made people explain their. Also, Katie interviewed Neil Strauss, the guy who literally wrote the book on being a pick-up artist.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29:51
October 21, 2015
We Made Someone With 125,000 Unread Emails Clear Her Inbox
Meet Akilah Hughes. She has over 125,000 unread emails and we made her go through all of them with us. WARNING: This episode is incredibly stressful.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
32:14
October 14, 2015
How A Brazilian Avril Lavigne Death Hoax Went Viral In America
This week BuzzFeed's Internet Explorer takes a trip to Brazil to learn about Brazilian memes! We also talk about the weird fake but not really fake but definitely sorta ironic Brazilian conspiracy theory that Avril Lavigne secretly died in 2003 and was replaced with a body double.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28:26
October 7, 2015
Cosplaying While Black
Ryan and Katie talk with Nikolas Draper-Ivey, who cosplays as Miles Morales (the new Spider-Man who is black and latino), and Shaquille Dent, who goes by "Black Goku" because of his hairstyle that earned him viral fame.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31:25
September 30, 2015
ISIS Is Bae: How A Militant Group Uses Social Media
Katie and Ryan talk to Ellie Hall and Hussein Kesvani, reporters who have been following ISIS's use of social media as a tool for recruiting.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
35:28
September 23, 2015
How Does A Twitter Parody Account Work And Why Are They Vanishing?
You know those Twitter accounts that are always posted stolen memes and ripped off Vines and weird advertisements? They're vanishing from Twitter and no one's totally sure why. The question is, should we care, and what does it mean for the rest of us?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
33:50
September 16, 2015
A Really Drunk Game Of "Would You Rather" With The Reply All Guys
This week we have a crossover episode with Alex Goldman and PJ Vogt, the fantastic dudes from Gimlet Media's Reply All Podcast. We drank a bunch of whiskey and made them play "Would You Rather" and now we're all BFFs.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
48:51
September 9, 2015
Is Tinder Actually Awful?
This week we went out and asked people whether Tinder actually is the end of love on earth as we know it. The answers were as mixed as you'd expect.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25:07
September 2, 2015
The Internet is Even Scarier Than You Think
Katie and Ryan talk to Jason Reich, BuzzFeed's director of global security. ***This episode was recorded and edited two weeks before the shooting of two WDBJ reporters in Virginia.***Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26:46
August 26, 2015
Building a Better Internet with Femsplain
Amber Gordon, founder of Femsplain comes in to talk about her site for the personal stories of women-identified voices. She also talks about a better future for women on the net. https://femsplain.com/Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23:38
August 19, 2015
6 Seconds Isn't Enough for Vine Star Logan Paul
Logan Paul is hot, rich, famous and carries around some existential ennui. This week, Katie and Ryan talk to Caroline Moss who profiled Logan Paul and talk about how celebrity and fame look very different in 6 seconds. Read her profile here: http://www.techinsider.io/vine-star-logan-paul-profile-2015-7Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30:39
August 12, 2015
What's The Weirdest Question You Have About The Internet?
This week, we're talking about French memes, we play a really gross game of Would You Rather, and answer some questions from our listeners.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26:18
August 5, 2015
How A Teen Uncovered The Internet's Weirdest Catfish
Meet Lucia Cole. She's a new pop star with music on Spotify, Tidal, and iTunes. She has a Twitter and Instagram and she's even been interviewed. The only problem? She's not real. It was all a weird catfish. This week, Internet Explorer attempts to get to the bottom of what exactly happened.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29:33
July 29, 2015
India's Bad Boys Of YouTube
This week we bring you an interview all the way from Mumbai. All India Bakchod are one of India's most controversial and influential YouTube groups and they sit down with Ryan to talk about what YouTube means for young Indians.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26:29
July 22, 2015
What Do Teens Think Is Cool On The Internet?
Meet Anita Osoula. She's 17 and just graduated high school. She's smart, she's stylish, she's funny, and she's really really good at Twitter. We wanted to know from Anita: what is cool on the internet now?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25:07
July 15, 2015
What Happens When The Internet Tries To Solve A Murder
This week's guest is Katie J. M. Baker, a fellow reporter at BuzzFeed, who recently did a story about the Facebook group that is trying to solve the grisly murder of a 19 year old girl from Mississippi.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31:41
July 8, 2015
A Very Serious Conversation About Minions
This week's episode is all about Minions, those weird stupid little yellow monsters slowly taking over the internet. Our guest is Minion expert Brian Feldman, he recently wrote the definitive Minions think piece for the The Awl. Alright, let's get into this.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23:30
July 1, 2015
The World Of Russian Troll Farms With Special Guest Adrian Chen
This is very exciting! Adrian Chen is this week's special guest. He's on to talk about his most recent feature for New York Times Magazine, "The Agency," which dives into the weird and unsettling world of Russian troll networks.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20:48
June 24, 2015
John Herrman And Jonah Peretti Talk About #Content And The Future Of The Web
The Awl's John Herrman and BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti swung by our studio for a Very Special Episode this week. We asked them about the future of the internet. Like websites, what's the deal? Is everything going to be Facebook in the future? Is Myspace ever coming back? All that... and more!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
40:27
June 17, 2015
The Online World Of People Who Fantasize About Eating Other People
It's "vore" week on Internet Explorer! This episode is all about the people who fantasize about eating or being eaten by other people. Our guests this week include Erin Lee Car, the director of HBO's "Thought Crimes: The Case Of The Cannibal Cop" and writer Max Plenke.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26:42
June 10, 2015
Zyzz, The Bodybuilder Who Became A Legend
This week Ryan and Katie talk about the legendary bodybuilding internet celebrity Aziz Shavershian. Also, they talk about bronies... again.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25:40
June 3, 2015
Julie Klausner, Pick Up Artists and the tale of Mr. Eggs
Pick up artist Roosh V gets owned by Dr. Oz and Julie Klausner indulges her love for weirdos on the internet with a guy Katie and Ryan know and love: Mr. Eggs.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27:40
May 27, 2015
Ryan Explains The "Pony Cum Jar Project" To His Mom
This week Ryan calls his mom and tries to tell her about The Pony Cum Jar. We also discuss the phenomenon of "Cheeky Nandos," quiz Julia on how different countries write "hahaha" on the internet, and interview people on the street about who the weirdest celebrity they'd sleep with is.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24:14
May 20, 2015
The Milifandom, Jason Derulo, German Memes, And British Twitter Protests
This week is a pretty globe-spanning episode! We talk about the semi-ironic, semi-not-ironic fandom around UK politician Ed Miliband, Katie tells the story of how she built and lost control of a Jason Derulo Facebook group, Ryan teaches everyone about German memes, and then interviews a UK activist about a super viral protest in London to get a sexist ad pulled out of the tube.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
36:46
May 13, 2015
BONUS: Would You Rather Share a Pornhub Link or...?
Ryan and Katie play a round of "Would You Rather" in which Katie's love of dragon/car porn is revealed. Tell us how you feel about this short segment in the comments! Thanks to Tanlines for the music.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04:08
May 1, 2015
Japanese Pigeon Dating Simulators, Period Forums, And Cyber Goths, Oh My!
BuzzFeed's resident bird dating expert Cates Holderness is in the studio this week to talk about "Hatoful Boyfriend," a Japanese dating simulator where you date huge birds. Then Katie talks about some of the weird stuff she's seen on the forums for her period tracker. Also, there's cyber goths. What a perfect episode!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29:05
April 29, 2015
A Deep Dive Into Furries And Kylie Jenner Conspiracy Theories
Get ready for a deep dive into the furry community and a very serious investigation into the conspiracy theory that there may be more than one Kylie Jenner. Also, this week, Ryan and Katie teach Julia what slash fiction is.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
35:23
April 22, 2015
Messing With Brands And Peeing In Strangers' Homes
This week we look into the weird relationship between the internet and fast food brands and then our colleague BuzzFeed tech reporter Joe Bernstein talks about using Airpnp, an app that let's you pee in strangers bathrooms.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
42:52
April 15, 2015
A Guide To Accidentally Becoming A Chinese Internet Celebrity
BuzzFeed editor Matt Stopera stops by the studio to talk about how he accidentally became one of the most massive celebrities in China. Then Ryan vents a little bit about April Fools' Day and shares some of his favorite dog vines. This episode pretty much has everything.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
36:48
April 8, 2015
The Drug Internet And The Legend Of Hedo Rick
This week Julia learns what "hentai" is, Ryan talks about the lame parts of the internet where kids share tips for getting high, and Katie talks about her idol "Hedo Rick," an older man who enjoys going to Jamaican swinger parties.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
37:34
April 1, 2015
Internet firsts
On our debut show, internet monsters Katie and Ryan talk about what happens when ~the web~ fights back.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
36:52
March 24, 2015
A Preview
A sneak peek into what's coming your way from the Buzzfeed team behind Internet Explorer. Subscribe now, our first episode comes out March 24th.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02:04
March 16, 2015
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