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QTYN

QTYN

By Lou, April, and Karla

Three roommates discuss the silly and surreal intersections of pop culture and the internet. We talk about what’s been happening online recently and ask ourselves if it's cute (QT): yes, or no (Y/N)? If your favourite place is the internet and you love a good abbrev, then this show is for you. Hosted by Lou Papa, Karla Monterrosa, and April dela Noche Milne. Half-hour episodes updated every other Friday.
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QTYN S03.5 E04: The disagreement episode
QTYN S03.5 E04: The disagreement episode
They're BACK! Karla, April, and Lou butt heads about pop culture in QTYN's first official disagreement episode. Also discussed? What each of them would be if they were different file types. Spicy! Make sure to keep your ears peeled for an ad from our definitely real new sponsor. Theme music, cover image, and editing for this week's episode by April.
40:08
November 10, 2021
S03E03: Content Houses & Selling Sunset
S03E03: Content Houses & Selling Sunset
We are three roommates who talk about the silly and surreal intersections of pop culture and the internet.  Editing for this episode by Lou Papa, theme song by April dela Noche Milne.
46:47
October 05, 2020
S03E02: Award Shows in 2020
S03E02: Award Shows in 2020
Which prestigious awards show would you attend if you could choose to go? April, Lou, and Karla answer this pivotal question before diving into a 2020-affected awards-themed episode. The 2020 VMA's and in a surprise twist, Fergie, make up the first part of a lively discussion before the household talks about the recently released standards for Best Picture nominees at the Oscars. Original artwork and editing for this episode by Karla Monterrosa, theme song by April dela Noche Milne.
45:53
September 16, 2020
S03E01: Catching up and High School Musical
S03E01: Catching up and High School Musical
Unexpectedly returning from an unannounced hiatus, Karla, April, and Lou ponder their new favourite topic: if your life was a sitcom, which beautiful celebrity would be cast as the romantic lead? Also in this episode, the household discusses their individual top-five highlights of 2020 so far (UFO's, anybody??) before a group analysis and breakdown of the subjectively eternal and completely iconic High School Musical franchise. Original artwork for this episode by Lou Papa, theme music by April dela Noche Milne, and editing by Karla Monterrosa.
47:14
September 01, 2020
S02E05: Tiger King and Animal Crossing
S02E05: Tiger King and Animal Crossing
Original cover art and editing for this episode and original theme song by April dela Noche Milne. Follow us on IG and Twitter: @QTYNpodcast
44:37
April 15, 2020
S02E04: EVERYTHING IS ONLINE!
S02E04: EVERYTHING IS ONLINE!
In this episode the QT question of the week is: what advice would you give young people if you were an elder in a village? Questionable wisdom is thereafter dispensed. Karla, April and Lou also discuss only one other topic in light of quickly changing events due to COVID-19: the fact that everything is (literally) online. Also, in a surprising followup to last week's episode, a startling number of household members have now downloaded TikTok, and reveal themselves in this episode. Original cover art and editing for this episode by Karla Monterrossa. Original theme song by April dela Noche Milne. Follow us on IG and Twitter: @QTYNpodcast
34:31
March 31, 2020
S02E03: TikTok and COVID-19
S02E03: TikTok and COVID-19
If you had to quarantine yourself for 14 days what would you do with your time? The gang answers this timely question of the week, and as loyal listener Sabrina Tse says, "You can't spell quarantine without u.r.a.q.t". Then, April, Karla, and Lou first discuss Tik Tok, the viral app that's taken over, before talking about social media responses to COVID-19. Stay safe everyone!  Original cover art by Lou Papa, editing by Karla Monterrosa, theme song by April dela Noche Milne. Ad Music by Blue Dot Sessions.  Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @qtynpodcast
46:02
March 18, 2020
S02E02: Love is Blind & Wet’suwet’en
S02E02: Love is Blind & Wet’suwet’en
To start things off steamy, Karla, April, and Lou answer a very romantic QT question of the week: what would your dream date be if you were a bug? Then they cover two wildly different topics; the first to be dissected is “Love is Blind”, the new reality TV show on Netflix that is taking over the internet. Lastly they discuss the proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline that would be going through Wet’suwet’en territory, inspiring protests and solidarity actions throughout Canada. Edited by Karla Monterrosa. Theme song by April delaNoche Milne. Original Cover art by April dela Noche Milne. Ad Music by Blue Dot Sessions. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @qtynpodcast
53:04
March 02, 2020
S02E01: Dating Apps and Love Languages
S02E01: Dating Apps and Love Languages
Editing and original cover art for this episode by Karla Monterrosa. Theme song by April dela Noche Milne. Ad music by Blue Dot Sessions. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @qtynpodcast
46:49
February 14, 2020
All I Want for Christmas is QTYN
All I Want for Christmas is QTYN
Christmas in JANUARY? In this half-hour, much-awaited Christmas special that some critics have (probably) characterized as "redefining and pushing the boundaries of sketch comedy", Karla, April, and Lou discover surprising new additions to the household. They also learn about their love for each other, as well as their love for great holiday products.
19:40
January 25, 2020
S01E10: Kanye West and OK, BOOMER
S01E10: Kanye West and OK, BOOMER
In this thrilling final episode of season 1, Karla April and Lou dive into the sounds of Kanye West's new album 'Jesus Is King', as well as the complexities surrounding it (potential cult, anyone??). The household then breaks down the trending phrase 'ok, boomer', and why anyone upset about it needz 2 chill. Also discussed are what kind of restaurant each member of the house would open, and what they'd call it: heads up investors!! Editing by Karla Monterrosa. Theme song and cover art for this episode by April dela Noche Milne. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @qtynpodcast
50:24
November 12, 2019
S01E09: Untitled Goose Game and Gourmet Makes
S01E09: Untitled Goose Game and Gourmet Makes
Karla, April, and Lou dive into the wholesome and humourous joys of both "Untitled Goose Game", a newly released video game, and Bon Appetit's "Gourmet Makes" video series. They also briefly visit a classic question that has most likely been echoing through school hallways since the dawn of time: "if you were an animal, what kind of animal would you be?". Editing and original cover art by Karla Monterrosa. Theme song by April dela Noche Milne. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @qtynpodcast
42:01
October 22, 2019
S01E08: Top 3 Instagram Accounts Minisode
S01E08: Top 3 Instagram Accounts Minisode
In this mini-episode, Lou, Karla, and April discuss what kind of cake they feel like snacking on right now. The household also breaks down what kind of instagram accounts they would follow if they were each suddenly limited to following only three. Editing by Karla Monterrosa. Original cover art for this episode by Lou Papa. Theme song by April dela Noche Milne. Ad music by Blue Dot Sessions. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @qtynpodcast
39:42
October 08, 2019
S01E07: Greta Thunberg and Justin RUDEau
S01E07: Greta Thunberg and Justin RUDEau
The household (having recorded the episode on September 22, otherwise known as Hobbit Day) discusses which area of Middle Earth they would ideally live in. They also talk about the recent youth-led climate strikes and trending teen Greta Thunberg. Also a topic: the slimy man of the hour, Justin T (not the one married to Jessica Biel). The conversation takes a surprising turn into an exploration of grace and Pastor Karla Monterrosa blesses the congregation. Editing by Karla Monterrosa. Original cover art for this episode and theme song by April dela Noche Milne. Ad music by Blue Dot Sessions. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @qtynpodcast
01:03:50
September 24, 2019
S01E06: Facetune and VSCO Girls
S01E06: Facetune and VSCO Girls
September has swiftly arrived and so Lou, Karla, and April contemplate which items they would prioritize if they only had $20 to go back-to-school shopping (in this economy!). The gang also talks about the implications of the portrait and selfie editing app Facetune, as well as the hot and speedy rise of the VSCO girl, a new term for a specific category of girls that’s been taking over the internet. Editing and original cover art for this episode by Karla Monterrosa, and theme song by April dela Noche Milne. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @qtynpodcast
52:42
September 09, 2019
S01E05: Reply Guys and Disney+
S01E05: Reply Guys and Disney+
After talking about the appealing imaginary tastes of inedible objects, Lou, Karla, and April discuss the internet concept of "reply guys", a phenomenon mostly, though not always, specific to twitter. The household also explores their feelings regarding the upcoming streaming service Disney+ and a hot debate ensues. Original cover art for this episode by Lou Papa, theme song by April dela Noche Milne, and editing by Karla Monterrosa. Ad music by Blue Dot Sessions. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @qtynpodcast
51:39
August 26, 2019
S01E04: Artists on Instagram
S01E04: Artists on Instagram
Episode 4: In this special episode of QTYN, Karla, April, and Lou have a freestyle discussion about how instagram has caused modern-day illustration and illustrators to evolve, the affect the digital platform has had on their individual art practices, and how much they hate The Algorithm. The household also discusses which art piece they would ideally take home if they could pull off a heist. Theme song and cover art for this episode by April dela Noche Milne. Ad music by Blue Dot Sessions. Follow us: @qtynpodcast on Instagram and Twitter.
52:38
August 09, 2019
S01E03: Area 51 and CATS
S01E03: Area 51 and CATS
Episode 3: The household discusses what they would look like as aliens and the unifying force of Area 51 memes. They also explore the mystifying endurance of CATS (the musical!) and the strange and divisive trailer for CATS (the movie!). Original cover art for this episode by Karla Monterrosa. Theme song by April dela Noche Milne. Ad music by Blue Dot Sessions. Follow us: @qtynpodcast on Instagram and Twitter. 
52:47
July 26, 2019
S01E02: Disney Remakes and Deepfake
S01E02: Disney Remakes and Deepfake
Episode 2: Lou, April, and Karla discuss their irrational fears and their rational criticisms of two newly announced Disney classic remakes: The Little Mermaid and Mulan. Is #NotMyAriel really a thing? They also share their concerns regarding Deepfake and the very scary consequences of living in a "post-truth" world. Original theme song and cover art by April dela Noche Milne and music for the ad by Blue Dot Sessions. Follow us: @qt.yn on instagram, @qtynpodcast on twitter
39:10
July 12, 2019
S01E01: OnlyFans and Taylor Swift
S01E01: OnlyFans and Taylor Swift
Content Warning: This podcast includes discussions about sex, pornography, and masturbation and is probably better suited for adult audiences - Episode 1 (of hopefully more than one!), in which the household discusses what body part they would be, Only Fans, and music videos that debuted during Pride Month, ala Taylor Swift and Eugene Lee Yang
38:16
June 28, 2019