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Mar 24
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Read this: The people who write those wild Twitter "What's Happening" summaries, in their own words

Twitter is such a black hole—of words, of images, of coherent thought—that it’s hard to remember sometimes that there are actual human beings employed to manage its chaos so that, on the surface at least, it appears to be a sensibly functioning social media application. The most tangible example of this is the “What’s

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Mar 22
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“The Most Interesting Man in the World” is the first stop for <i>Tagline</i>, a new podcast about iconic ads

Will Arnett, Sean Hayes, and Jason Bateman have come together to host SmartLess, a podcast in which they each take turns bringing in a surprise guest only revealed to the other two once the recording starts. As a trio, the actors’ conversation is natural, funny, and refreshingly casual, and that continues on in this

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Mar 15
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Sohla El-Waylly talks inequality, shrooms, and The Cheesecake Factory on <i>It</i>’<i>s Been A Minute</i>

Sam Sanders’ NPR show is a low-key program that isn’t aiming for the prestige podcast pocket, so in a way, it’s the perfect counterprogramming to Reply All’s “Test Kitchen” series on the so-called racial reckoning at Bon Appétit (a series that was, ironically, canceled halfway through its run after Reply All itself

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Humanity’s only hope in fighting the scourge of Ben Shapiro: @Seinfeld2000

Professional putz and sentient “Well, actually” retort Ben Shapiro is a real pain in everyone’s ass, and whose only true accomplishment is managing to turn “WAP” into an abstinence PSA. He’s also very short—which is normally inconsequential, but is totally fair game for virulent transphobes who think making this video

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