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The mashup video that broke the internet, the GIF that went around the world in a minute, the parody Twitter account with a million followers – that’s the frontier of culture today. On Sideshow, Sean Rameswaram talks with the people who make the memes: from Pogo, one of the biggest musicians on YouTube, to Beastie Boy Mike D, who reveals what’s really in a Brass Monkey. You’ll hear from a hairdresser who delivers the best Game of Thrones recap going, a scriptwriter who packs his movies into a single tweet, and a gallerist who’s all about Ghostbusters fan art. Sideshow is a bi-weekly podcast from PRI’s SoundWorks and Studio 360. New cultural finds served up every day at studio360.org/sideshow.
||Friday Five: July 24, 2015||This week's Friday Five: Literary road trips are mapped, all the "Jurassic" movies in high heels, scaffolding enthusiasts find a home, one voice changes in different spaces, and Alex Trebek finally sings Rihanna.||7/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#31 - How "Kung Fury" Went from Karate Joke to Kickstarter to Cannes||When David Sandberg posted a trailer featuring karate, time travel, robots, dinosaurs, David Hasselhoff, Hitler and a unicorn to YouTube, he had no idea he would end up taking his film to Cannes. No one did. Sean Rameswaram speaks to the writer, director,||7/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Friday Five: July 17, 2015||This week in "Thanks, Internet" — Mario sinks Confederate flag, a Teen Spirit smashes a shovel, Rihanna's favorite veggie is KoRn, man in giraffe mask lip syncs Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" in act of desperation, girl Ghostbusters gang comes to town.||7/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#30: Teach Me How to Summah (feat. Howard Kremer)||Howard Kremer has built a comedy empire on one memorable theme: "summah." He teaches Sean Rameswaram how to properly celebrate the season with songs, stories, and a little bit of yelling.||7/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Friday Five: June 26th, 2015||This week in "Thanks, Internet" — Taylor Swift beats Apple, a high school dance-off saves America, comedian Howard Kremer sings an ode to summer, Reddit solves a design mystery, and Pixar teaches us about feelings.||6/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#29: How a Batman Movie Helped The Wolfpack Escape||The seven siblings featured in the new documentary “The Wolfpack” grew up in New York’s Lower East Side, but they were raised almost completely shut off from the outside world. Despite and because of these strange circumstances, they became complete||6/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Friday Five: June 19th, 2015||This week in "Thanks, Internet" — Jeb Bush unveils his awful logo, Barack Obama gets into podcasts, zookeepers do their best Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel reaches peak Diesel, and the Teletubbies frolic to Joy Division.||6/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Friday Five: June 12, 2015||This week in "Thanks, Internet" — The Wolfpack does the meanest impressions of Joker and the Dark Knight, "Mad Max" extends its internet reign, DARPA robots can't help but fail, a little girl blows minds with her Aretha Franklin tribute, and dogs do wha||6/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#28: How God Turned Tweets into a Broadway Show||On the first day, David Javerbaum created @TheTweetofGod. Shortly thereafter, he amassed millions of followers. Now, he’s taking his one-liners to Broadway. Javerbaum, who has also written for “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report,” talks to||6/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Friday Five: June 5, 2015||This week in "Thanks, Internet" — Colbert debuts the "un-Hitler" moustache, the thriller "A Deadly Adoption" gets a suitably dramatic poster, public radio asks whether anyone can actually distinguish audio quality, "The Shining"/"Grand Budapest Hotel" j||6/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#27: The Legend of #Lakshmeme (LIVE)||Since mid-December, Sean Rameswaram has been taking photos of public radio personalities, producers and strangers on the street wearing a hat that that makes an obviously false claim: “I AM LAKSHMI SINGH." At a live event, NPR newscaster Lakshmi Singh f||5/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Friday Five: May 22, 2015||This week in “Thanks, Internet” — the first episode of Late Night, rappers have vetted the 2016 Presidential candidates, the MTA goes analog, a worldly collection of "Do Not Disturb" signs, and Nintendo hires Mario's sworn enemy.||5/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Friday Five: May 15, 2015||This week in “Thanks, Internet” - Footloose loses its music, Tame Impala teases the album of the summer, the internet flags Owen Wilson's favorite expression, Disney recycles itself, and we learn that Thom Yorke is now the face of Iranian marital issu||5/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#26: Kickstarting The Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum||If your creative concept is original, quirky, and crazy enough, it will kill on Kickstarter. There was the Robocop statue, the potato salad, and now the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum. Sean Rameswaram speaks with the museum's founders.||5/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Friday Five: May 8. 2015||This week in “Thanks, Internet” — Ryan Gosling properly honors the memory of his meme creator, we can now all channel our inner Chopin, Key & Peele do what they do best, yep that was gross, and the Super Star Destroyer gets destroyed in great detail||5/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Friday Five: May 1, 2015||This week in “Thanks, Internet” — the Onion proves why it really is "America's finest news source", Stephen Hawking answers the most important question of all, dissecting Nicki Minaj's Bar Mitzvah appearance, Ryan Adams accepts Bryan Adams, and I'm||5/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#16: The Internet’s Best TV Show Lands on HBO||Until recently, "High Maintenance" was the finest TV made exclusively for the internet. But on April 20, HBO announced it would be picking up the show for six new episodes. Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair don’t remember how the idea for the acclaimed||4/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Friday Five: April 24, 2015||This week in “Thanks, Internet” — Amy Schumer for President, an illustrator encapsulates our feelings about Star Wars, YouTube celebrates double digits, Rihanna's a day late, and quite possibly the best vine ever.||4/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Friday Five: April 17, 2015||This week in “Thanks, Internet” — the top (instrumental) hits of the past 50 years, illustrations of the dreamy dwellers between buildings, a Sizzler promotional video, a puppet jams to Rush, and get ready to turn it down for... this week's best ma||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#25: How to Get Billy Idol to Play Your Birthday Party for Free||It costs $50,000 to have Billy Idol appear at a private event, but in 2012 a 25-year-old working at a Seattle mall convinced the rock star and his band to play his birthday party for free. Michael Henrichsen tells Sean Rameswaram how he enlisted a boatloa||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Friday Five: April 10, 2015||This week in “Thanks, Internet” — just the scent of new Game of Thrones episodes was enough to throw the internet into a tailspin. Seth Meyers, Sesame Street, Key (and his buddy Peele) helped.||4/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Friday Five: April 3. 2015||This week in “Thanks, Internet” — the epic journey of one man's stolen iPhone, coping with... fake self help books, Funny or Die wins April Fools' Day, the puppets take the internet, and "Game of Thrones" gets auto-tuned just in time for season five||4/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#24: Roxane Gay Loves “The Fast and the Furious” (And So Can You!)||Since the original “Fast and Furious” movie came out, in 2001, the series has become one of the most profitable franchises in the history of cinema. You can’t make that kind of money solely off teenage boys: smart, critically thinking grown-ups love||4/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Friday Five: March 27, 2015||This week in “Thanks, Internet” — Charli XCX skewers Internet culture, GIFs go pro forma, a film clinic in opening and closing frames, Seinfeld mash-ups officially become a thing, and the Oscar goes to... Furious 7?!||3/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||#23 - Al Madrigal on Being “Half”||Al Madrigal has been The Daily Show's "Senior Latino Correspondent" for years; in his funny new documentary, "Half Like Me," he travels across the United States and to Mexico to explore his ambivalence with that ethnic identity. On the way, Madrigal disco||3/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Terrific podcast about pop culture. Where else are you going to hear Mike D of the Beastie Boys explain how Google works?
The best podcast!!!
Puts my Faith back in Pop Media
Great podcast! Sideshow has been my tour guide through the cheers, tears, and fears of the pop world. It is intelligent and hilarious - exactly what the pop world deserves. Thanks for introducing me to some masters of the internet. And for giving me an excuse to watch more than just foreign music videos on youtube.