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I Feel Personally Attacked By This Relatable Content

1:09:05 | Sep 1st, 2018

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 Hol...Show More
2018 Predictions: We Subsist Only on Tide Pods

39:47 | Jan 29th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Grabbing A Cold One With The Boys

30:11 | Sep 1st, 2017

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 ...Show More
The Worst Things On The Internet in 2016

1:20:52 | Dec 30th, 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 ...Show More
Werner Herzog Loves Cat Videos Too

40:42 | Aug 12th, 2016

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 Beh...Show More
Is Beyonce Holding Sia Captive?

29:30 | Aug 5th, 2016

...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 ...Show More
Politics Is Out-Weirding The Internet

45:35 | Jul 29th, 2016

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 thems...Show More
Dicks Out For Harambe

30:34 | Jul 22nd, 2016

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 encycloped...Show More
Everything Is Terrible Except For Pokémon Go (Maybe)

23:40 | Jul 15th, 2016

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...Show More
How A Teen Uncovered The Internet's Weirdest Catfish *RERUN*

31:24 | Jul 7th, 2016

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 fr...Show More
Are Emojis Actually A Language?

27:32 | Jul 1st, 2016

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 Consor...Show More
What Happens When A Stan Retires?

33:34 | Jun 24th, 2016

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 th...Show More
Why Hoaxes Will Never Die

29:59 | Jun 17th, 2016

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 ...Show More
How Parentheses Became a Symbol for Hate Speech

33:08 | Jun 10th, 2016

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. ...Show More
Who The Hell is Jacob Sartorius?

27:30 | Jun 3rd, 2016

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 ...Show More
Slack To The Future

28:02 | May 27th, 2016

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...Show More
Our Complicated Feelings About Thirsty Male Allies

30:13 | May 20th, 2016

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 i...Show More
Where Do Memes Go To Die?

23:54 | May 13th, 2016

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 d...Show More
Blackness and The Meme Cycle

30:02 | May 6th, 2016

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 D...Show More
Grace Helbig Smells New York

28:11 | Apr 29th, 2016

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. htt...Show More
Joanne The Scammer Is A Messy Bitch Who Lives For Drama

25:36 | Apr 22nd, 2016

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 fr...Show More
The Official Another Round Drunken Summit

38:17 | Apr 15th, 2016

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 inte...Show More
1999: The Years That Changed The Internet

36:21 | Apr 8th, 2016

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 m...Show More
2005: The Years That Changed The Internet

41:47 | Apr 1st, 2016

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 dulce...Show More
2010: The Years That Changed The Internet

43:53 | Mar 25th, 2016

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 Sla...Show More
"I Sent Porn to the Entire Company" & Other Horrors

29:20 | Mar 18th, 2016

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 tim...Show More
Japan's Most Viral Teen is Blazing A Path for Young Girls

23:16 | Mar 11th, 2016

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 ...Show More
Who Is Making Trap Remixes of the Whitest Songs?

25:34 | Mar 4th, 2016

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 li...Show More
Fandom Culture is a Superpower

26:32 | Feb 26th, 2016

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 co...Show More
Meet the Paypigs Who Get Off on Being Hacked

28:24 | Feb 19th, 2016

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 ...Show More
When Teens Strike Back

30:20 | Feb 12th, 2016

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.
The Internet's Weirdest Catfish is Back

26:07 | Feb 5th, 2016

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://itune...Show More
The Mystery of Michael Jackson & Sonic Has Been Solved

21:02 | Jan 29th, 2016

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 ...Show More
Can A Dickpic Ever Be Good?

33:18 | Jan 21st, 2016

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 e...Show More
Ghost Sex and Chill

29:35 | Jan 15th, 2016

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 h...Show More
Making a GRATATA: The Bryan Silva Story

31:28 | Jan 8th, 2016

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 pre...Show More
We Took A Gourmet Chef To Try McDonald's New Burger Robot

28:00 | Dec 30th, 2015

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-y...Show More
Are The Siblings In That Folgers Ad Doing It?

33:09 | Dec 23rd, 2015

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 repor...Show More
The Worst Things on the Internet of 2015

30:09 | Dec 16th, 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.
Meet the Shero Who Buttchugged Cough Medicine

24:53 | Dec 9th, 2015

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.
"We are pretty certain that Drake is alive."

26:55 | Dec 2nd, 2015

Katie and Ryan get to the bottom of the latest celebrity death hoax, play a Brazilian language quiz and give thanks for incest.
The Blogfather of Iran is Here to Save Us

23:49 | Nov 25th, 2015

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...Show More
Meet The Woman Who Free-Bled In Front Of Parliament

30:53 | Nov 18th, 2015

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.
Another Round's Tracy Clayton Talks About Black Planet

25:44 | Nov 11th, 2015

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.
Would You Have Sex With A Robot?

29:06 | Nov 4th, 2015

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.
We Found The Dancing Pumpkin Man

36:45 | Oct 28th, 2015

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. Spo0o0o0o0o0o0o0okkkyyyyyy
We Asked People To Defend Their Most Played YouTube Videos

26:36 | Oct 21st, 2015

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.
We Made Someone With 125,000 Unread Emails Clear Her Inbox

28:59 | Oct 14th, 2015

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.
How A Brazilian Avril Lavigne Death Hoax Went Viral In America

25:11 | Oct 7th, 2015

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 w...Show More
Cosplaying While Black

28:10 | Sep 30th, 2015

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.
ISIS Is Bae: How A Militant Group Uses Social Media

32:13 | Sep 23rd, 2015

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.
How Does A Twitter Parody Account Work And Why Are They Vanishing?

30:35 | Sep 16th, 2015

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...Show More
A Really Drunk Game Of "Would You Rather" With The Reply All Guys

45:36 | Sep 9th, 2015

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.
Is Tinder Actually Awful?

21:52 | Sep 2nd, 2015

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.
The Internet is Even Scarier Than You Think

23:31 | Aug 26th, 2015

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.***
Building a Better Internet with Femsplain

20:23 | Aug 19th, 2015

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/
6 Seconds Isn't Enough for Vine Star Logan Paul

27:24 | Aug 12th, 2015

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://...Show More
What's The Weirdest Question You Have About The Internet?

23:03 | Aug 5th, 2015

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.
How A Teen Uncovered The Internet's Weirdest Catfish

26:18 | Jul 29th, 2015

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 ge...Show More
India's Bad Boys Of YouTube

23:14 | Jul 22nd, 2015

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.
What Do Teens Think Is Cool On The Internet?

21:52 | Jul 15th, 2015

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?
What Happens When The Internet Tries To Solve A Murder

28:26 | Jul 8th, 2015

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.
A Very Serious Conversation About Minions

20:15 | Jul 1st, 2015

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 in...Show More
The World Of Russian Troll Farms With Special Guest Adrian Chen

19:33 | Jun 24th, 2015

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.
John Herrman And Jonah Peretti Talk About #Content And The Future Of The Web

37:12 | Jun 17th, 2015

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 Myspa...Show More
The Online World Of People Who Fantasize About Eating Other People

23:27 | Jun 10th, 2015

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...Show More
Zyzz, The Bodybuilder Who Became A Legend

22:25 | Jun 3rd, 2015

This week Ryan and Katie talk about the legendary bodybuilding internet celebrity Aziz Shavershian. Also, they talk about bronies... again.
Julie Klausner, Pick Up Artists and the tale of Mr. Eggs

24:25 | May 27th, 2015

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.
Ryan Explains The "Pony Cum Jar Project" To His Mom

20:59 | May 20th, 2015

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 weird...Show More
The Milifandom, Jason Derulo, German Memes, And British Twitter Protests

33:31 | May 13th, 2015

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 abou...Show More
BONUS: Would You Rather Share a Pornhub Link or...?

02:53 | May 1st, 2015

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.
Japanese Pigeon Dating Simulators, Period Forums, And Cyber Goths, Oh My!

25:50 | Apr 29th, 2015

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 h...Show More
A Deep Dive Into Furries And Kylie Jenner Conspiracy Theories

32:08 | Apr 22nd, 2015

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.
Messing With Brands And Peeing In Strangers' Homes

39:37 | Apr 15th, 2015

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.
A Guide To Accidentally Becoming A Chinese Internet Celebrity

33:33 | Apr 8th, 2015

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...Show More
The Drug Internet And The Legend Of Hedo Rick

34:19 | Apr 1st, 2015

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.
Internet firsts

33:37 | Mar 24th, 2015

On our debut show, internet monsters Katie and Ryan talk about what happens when ~the web~ fights back.
A Preview

00:49 | Mar 16th, 2015

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.