Rabbit Hole

Five: The Accidental Emperor

34:17 | May 14th

10 recommendations

How one outsider came to rule the internet — and eventually embody its battle with mainstream culture.


phocks recommended:May 15th

When I realised where they were going with this episode... and then they went there!

elepheelMay 16th

@phocks I was aware of all the points they brought up but I never saw it all through that particular lens until it was laid out like that.

rmmiller364 recommended:May 16th

I really didn’t know anything about PewDiePie so this was very enlightening. His personality cult is really rather terrifying

danny recommended:May 17th

This is a great episode. I won't spoil the ending but it will leave you wanting more...

I thought this episode was:

🥳 Entertaining
🧐 Intriguing
🕵️‍ Well-researched

mm recommended:May 17th

I found out about PewDiePie many many many years ago when he was just a young endearing gamer who screamed at his screen while playing games. He played this cute game that a subway authority made to discourage people from getting themselves hurt on the subway platform. It was a hilarious game. Aft...Show More

I thought this episode was:

🥜 Nuts
😱 Horrifying
🤯 Unbeliveable

olivierMay 17th

@mm that cliffhanger at the end. Can’t wait for the next episode. It’s pretty horrifying to know he is the biggest superstar, and what he and his fans stand for.

dannyMay 17th

@olivier @mm tbh, I came away from this episode feeling a bit of sympathy for him, I felt some of the stories about him were manufactured to make him look bad, and I can understand how people can rally behind that. But yes. he had too much influence and power, and his followers are out of line and ...Show More

tvidatkoMay 17th

@danny @mm I am pretty sure, that he made fundraiser for kids from India when some of his fans started to be verbally aggressive towards India (while subscribe to PewDiePie era)

olivierMay 17th

@danny @mm I didn’t feel any bit of sympathy. He looked like a profiteur and someone who should’ve have known better. I actually feel he’s an undeserving scumbag.

beaupsy recommended:May 21st

The formulation of clips, voiceovers and narration is just brilliant! Best played on a Sunday walk.

jennx recommended:May 24th

I used to watch a lot of Pewdiepie videos back in the day but he eventually fell off the radar for me. Really shocking to hear what transpired during these past years paired with the chilling audio clips that brought back haunting nostalgia.

I thought this episode was:

🤯 Unbeliveable

flajee recommended:Jun 3rd

I thought this episode was:

💬 A great conversation
🤔 Thought-provoking
🤯 Unbeliveable
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