Podcast

BuzzFeed's Internet Explorer

BuzzFeed editors Ryan Broderick and Katie Notopoulos explore the weirdest corners of the internet, so you don't have to.

Episodes

  • I Feel Personally Attacked By This Relatable Content

    Sep 01 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 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 R...more

  • 2018 Predictions: We Subsist Only on Tide Pods

    Jan 29 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 Tide Pods. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Grabbing A Cold One With The Boys

    Sep 01 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 are good.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Worst Things On The Internet in 2016

    Dec 30 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...more

  • Werner Herzog Loves Cat Videos Too

    Aug 12 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 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...more

  • Is Beyonce Holding Sia Captive?

    Aug 05 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 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/ryan...more

  • Politics Is Out-Weirding The Internet

    Jul 29 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 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://ww...more

  • Dicks Out For Harambe

    Jul 22 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 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 Haramb...more

  • Everything Is Terrible Except For Pokémon Go (Maybe)

    Jul 15 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 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...more

  • How A Teen Uncovered The Internet's Weirdest Catfish *RERUN*

    Jul 07 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 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-re...more

  • Are Emojis Actually A Language?

    Jul 01 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 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 presen...more

  • What Happens When A Stan Retires?

    Jun 24 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 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 miracu...more

  • Why Hoaxes Will Never Die

    Jun 17 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 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...more

  • How Parentheses Became a Symbol for Hate Speech

    Jun 10 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. 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-supr...more

  • Who The Hell is Jacob Sartorius?

    Jun 03 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 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 thi...more

  • Slack To The Future

    May 27 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 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...more

  • Our Complicated Feelings About Thirsty Male Allies

    May 20 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 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/adch...more

  • Where Do Memes Go To Die?

    May 13 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 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-m...more

  • Blackness and The Meme Cycle

    May 06 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 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

  • Grace Helbig Smells New York

    Apr 29 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. 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! htt...more

  • Joanne The Scammer Is A Messy Bitch Who Lives For Drama

    Apr 22 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 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

  • The Official Another Round Drunken Summit

    Apr 15 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 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-in...more

  • 1999: The Years That Changed The Internet

    Apr 08 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 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/ad...more

  • 2005: The Years That Changed The Internet

    Apr 01 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 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 inte...more

  • 2010: The Years That Changed The Internet

    Mar 25 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 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

  • "I Sent Porn to the Entire Company" & Other Horrors

    Mar 18 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 times and Ryan once sent porn to the entire office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Japan's Most Viral Teen is Blazing A Path for Young Girls

    Mar 11 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 along with Ryan and Katie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Who Is Making Trap Remixes of the Whitest Songs?

    Mar 04 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 like "Hey Jude" and "Bohemian Rhapsody." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Fandom Culture is a Superpower

    Feb 26 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 contains a dramatic reading of My Immortal.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Meet the Paypigs Who Get Off on Being Hacked

    Feb 19 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 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

  • When Teens Strike Back

    Feb 12 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Internet's Weirdest Catfish is Back

    Feb 05 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://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/how-teen-uncovered-internets/id977764092?i=348266228&mt=2Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Mystery of Michael Jackson & Sonic Has Been Solved

    Jan 29 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 so he'll be fine.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Can A Dickpic Ever Be Good?

    Jan 21 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 everybody agrees that unsolicited ones are not okay.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Ghost Sex and Chill

    Jan 15 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 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

  • Making a GRATATA: The Bryan Silva Story

    Jan 08 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 presents the best insult ever invented: "peasant."Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • We Took A Gourmet Chef To Try McDonald's New Burger Robot

    Dec 30 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-your-own-burger robot.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Are The Siblings In That Folgers Ad Doing It?

    Dec 23 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 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

  • The Worst Things on the Internet of 2015

    Dec 16 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

  • Meet the Shero Who Buttchugged Cough Medicine

    Dec 09 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Dec 02 2015

    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

  • The Blogfather of Iran is Here to Save Us

    Nov 25 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#.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

  • Meet The Woman Who Free-Bled In Front Of Parliament

    Nov 18 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Another Round's Tracy Clayton Talks About Black Planet

    Nov 11 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Would You Have Sex With A Robot?

    Nov 04 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • We Found The Dancing Pumpkin Man

    Oct 28 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. Spo0o0o0o0o0o0o0okkkyyyyyyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • We Asked People To Defend Their Most Played YouTube Videos

    Oct 21 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Oct 14 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Oct 07 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 was replaced with a body double.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Cosplaying While Black

    Sep 30 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Sep 23 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Sep 16 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?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • A Really Drunk Game Of "Would You Rather" With The Reply All Guys

    Sep 09 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Is Tinder Actually Awful?

    Sep 02 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Internet is Even Scarier Than You Think

    Aug 26 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.***Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Building a Better Internet with Femsplain

    Aug 19 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/Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Aug 12 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://www.techinsider.io/vine-star-logan-paul-profile-2015-7Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • What's The Weirdest Question You Have About The Internet?

    Aug 05 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • How A Teen Uncovered The Internet's Weirdest Catfish

    Jul 29 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 get to the bottom of what exactly happened.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • India's Bad Boys Of YouTube

    Jul 22 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • What Do Teens Think Is Cool On The Internet?

    Jul 15 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?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • What Happens When The Internet Tries To Solve A Murder

    Jul 08 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • A Very Serious Conversation About Minions

    Jul 01 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 into this.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The World Of Russian Troll Farms With Special Guest Adrian Chen

    Jun 24 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Jun 17 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 Myspace ever coming back? All that... and more!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Online World Of People Who Fantasize About Eating Other People

    Jun 10 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 writer Max Plenke.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Zyzz, The Bodybuilder Who Became A Legend

    Jun 03 2015

    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

  • Julie Klausner, Pick Up Artists and the tale of Mr. Eggs

    May 27 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    May 20 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 weirdest celebrity they'd sleep with is.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Milifandom, Jason Derulo, German Memes, And British Twitter Protests

    May 13 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 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

  • BONUS: Would You Rather Share a Pornhub Link or...?

    May 01 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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

    Apr 29 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 her period tracker. Also, there's cyber goths. What a perfect episode!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • A Deep Dive Into Furries And Kylie Jenner Conspiracy Theories

    Apr 22 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Messing With Brands And Peeing In Strangers' Homes

    Apr 15 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • A Guide To Accidentally Becoming A Chinese Internet Celebrity

    Apr 08 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 much has everything.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The Drug Internet And The Legend Of Hedo Rick

    Apr 01 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Internet firsts

    Mar 24 2015

    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

  • A Preview

    Mar 16 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.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices