The internet’s a weird place. We’re going to show you.
On this show, we’ll be choosing a few stories that encapsulate what’s so strange about the internet and how we reacted to those stories. The internet is a cultural engine, and we’re going to try to explore how it works (and doesn’t).
(Warning: as the hosts of this show have grown as people, we’ve become aware that some of the offhand jokes in the early episodes of this podcast are insensitive. We regret this, though we’re proud of the substantive work we did on this show.)
Welcome to episode 7! Sorry for the delay; this one took a long time in editing. This episode features a short discussion about the Rolling Stone magazine cover photo of the Boston bombing suspect, a longer discussion about the phenomenon that was Lonelygirl15, and links of the week and updates. As always, please email us with feedback or leave it below! (CAUTION: there are some swears in this.)
This episode, number 5, is all about the recent revelations about the NSA and its data-gathering operations. First, we talk about what actually was revealed and what it might mean. Then, we talk about the whistleblower himself and how he’s being received by the internet at large, either as a hero or as a traitor. Finally, some updates, show notes, and featured links. This episode’s subject is rapidly evolving, so new information is coming out all of the time. As a result, our coverage of the story might be lacking. We’ve still got some serious thoughts. We’ll be back for more fun next episode. As always, please email us with feedback or leave it below! (CAUTION: there are some swears in this.)
In episode 3, Tobias and Stephen talk about telvision. First: something crazy that happened on Kitchen Nightmares recently and how the internet makes reality television more real. Next: why the return of Arrested Development kind of changes everything. And, finally: an update on an old hatchet-weilding friend and our internet things of the week. As always, please email us with feedback or leave it below! (CAUTION: there are some swears in this.)
Well, here it is! It’s the first episode of the Enchantment Under the Sea podcast, “Hold On To Your Butts.” We’re trying this whole thing out, and this was actually only a test episode, so things will probably change dramatically between this episode and our next one. Stay tuned! And, feel free to email us with any feedback. (CAUTION: there are some swears in this.)