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BuzzFeed's Internet Explorer

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

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The Worst Things On The Internet in 2016

BuzzFeed's Internet Explorer

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 th...

80 Min

Dec 30, 2016

Werner Herzog Loves Cat Videos Too

BuzzFeed's Internet Explorer

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...

40 Min

Aug 12, 2016

Is Beyonce Holding Sia Captive?

BuzzFeed's Internet Explorer

...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 regulat...

29 Min

Aug 5, 2016

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45 min
Jul 29, 2016
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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 gargoyl...

30 min
Jul 22, 2016
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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 en...

23 min
Jul 15, 2016
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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 l...

31 min
Jul 7, 2016
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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 favori...

27 min
Jul 1, 2016
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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 Con...

33 min
Jun 24, 2016
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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. But what happens when a person whose identity is so intertwined with their celebrity has to co...

29 min
Jun 17, 2016
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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 identifyi...

33 min
Jun 10, 2016
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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 always goes without saying as far as the internet is co...

27 min
Jun 3, 2016
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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/curat...

28 min
May 27, 2016
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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 no...

30 min
May 20, 2016
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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 ont...

23 min
May 13, 2016
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It's time to talk memes. Katie and Ryan talk to friend of the show Brian Feldman of the NY Magazine blog Select All. 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 ...

30 min
May 6, 2016
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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 Dor...

28 min
Apr 29, 2016
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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...

25 min
Apr 22, 2016
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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...

38 min
Apr 15, 2016
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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 ...

36 min
Apr 8, 2016
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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 f...

41 min
Apr 1, 2016
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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. 2005 is th...

43 min
Mar 25, 2016
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Grab a PBR and get ready to experience peak meme like you've never seen it before. In the first installment of this special series, Katie and Ryan look at what 2010 meant to the internet at large and conjure up a few ghosts of internet past. Damie...

29 min
Mar 18, 2016
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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 ...

23 min
Mar 11, 2016
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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 Fe...

25 min
Mar 4, 2016
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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...

26 min
Feb 26, 2016
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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...

28 min
Feb 19, 2016
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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 Me...

30 min
Feb 12, 2016
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Katie and Ryan follow the trail of another catfish, and it leads them to a group of angry teens. Plus, BuzzFeed Russia's Victor Stepanov helps Ryan find the real person whose photos were used in the fake account.

26 min
Feb 5, 2016
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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...

21 min
Jan 29, 2016
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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...

33 min
Jan 21, 2016
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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 dickpic...

29 min
Jan 15, 2016
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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...

31 min
Jan 8, 2016
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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 prese...

28 min
Dec 30, 2015
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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...

33 min
Dec 23, 2015
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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 te...

30 min
Dec 16, 2015
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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 a...

24 min
Dec 9, 2015
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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.

26 min
Dec 2, 2015
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Katie and Ryan get to the bottom of the latest celebrity death hoax, play a Brazilian language quiz and give thanks for incest.

23 min
Nov 25, 2015
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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-2eb1fe15a...

30 min
Nov 18, 2015
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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.

25 min
Nov 11, 2015
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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.

29 min
Nov 4, 2015
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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.

36 min
Oct 28, 2015
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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

26 min
Oct 21, 2015
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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.

28 min
Oct 14, 2015
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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.

25 min
Oct 7, 2015
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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 an...

28 min
Sep 30, 2015
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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.

32 min
Sep 23, 2015
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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.

30 min
Sep 16, 2015
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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 re...

45 min
Sep 9, 2015
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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.

21 min
Sep 2, 2015
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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.

23 min
Aug 26, 2015
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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.***

20 min
Aug 19, 2015
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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/

27 min
Aug 12, 2015
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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://ww...

23 min
Aug 5, 2015
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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.

26 min
Jul 29, 2015
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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 a...

23 min
Jul 22, 2015
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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.

21 min
Jul 15, 2015
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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?

28 min
Jul 8, 2015
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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.

20 min
Jul 1, 2015
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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'...

19 min
Jun 24, 2015
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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.

37 min
Jun 17, 2015
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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? ...

23 min
Jun 10, 2015
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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 O...

22 min
Jun 3, 2015
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This week Ryan and Katie talk about the legendary bodybuilding internet celebrity Aziz Shavershian. Also, they talk about bronies... again.

24 min
May 27, 2015
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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.

20 min
May 20, 2015
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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 a...

33 min
May 13, 2015
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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 ...

2 min
May 1, 2015
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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.

25 min
Apr 29, 2015
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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 o...

32 min
Apr 22, 2015
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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.

39 min
Apr 15, 2015
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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.

33 min
Apr 8, 2015
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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 pre...

34 min
Apr 1, 2015
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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.

33 min
Mar 24, 2015
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On our debut show, internet monsters Katie and Ryan talk about what happens when ~the web~ fights back.

0 min
Mar 16, 2015
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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.

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