May 20, 2022
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Phoebe’s Reality Tv Club: Love in the Flesh (Episode 1)
Since Hussein promised Phoebe she didn't have to watch cartoons anymore, and he is an honourable man who sticks to his promises, we're instead watching Reality TV. We watch the first episode of Love In The Flesh, a show in which photogenic but extremely online young people who have, supposedly, only dated on the internet, meet each other in real life on a tropical Island. The show marries the aesthetics of Love Island with the slight unhinged-ness of Catfish, to convey what happens when you're extremely online, but in a specific, commercialised way, and also how one might navigate being online differently if they're also extremely attractive.
You can watch Love In The Flesh on BBC Iplayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m0015pzv/love-in-the-flesh
May 17, 2022
This week we're joined by Jessica Lucas from Input Magazine, to discuss the "Will White" fandom, something that does actually exist, and apparently consists on various Moms on TikTok going to war with each other. We talk about contemporary fandom, how to understand what it is, and fandom as a form of expression and social relations, rather than one of veneration and support. Plus, we discuss Pick Up Artists on Twitter, and their new strategy of Twitter Roleplay to market their products.
Read Jessica's article here: https://www.inputmag.com/culture/will-white-tiktok-fandom-gen-x-middle-age-women-drama
May 13, 2022
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We're joined by writer and presenter Chanté Joseph, to talk about her recent VICE article on Cringe, and whether being cringe could in fact be a form of liberation. We talk about what it means to be 'sincere' on the internet, at a time when authenticity seems like a poor designation, and whether the appeal of cringe actually just emerges at a time when there are too many trend cycles that are happening too fast. Is this all just a crisis of performance?
You can read Chante's article on VICE: https://www.vice.com/en/article/n7nmgz/to-be-cringe-is-to-be-free.
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May 10, 2022
We're joined this week by Dipo Faloyin, a journalist, senior editor at VICE and the author of "Africa Is Not A Country: Breaking Stereotypes of Modern Africa". In this episode, we talk about the legacy of Kony 2012 - one of the first 'super viral' social media campaigns, and the ways that it impacted the economies and societies of a number of countries in Africa. We also talk about the nihilism that emerged out of the failures of Kony 2012, and the ways they shape how we understand the modern internet, and, crucially, why we seem to have so little faith in it anymore.
Read Dipo's article, here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/apr/27/kony-2012-10-years-africa-problem
Buy Dipo's book here: https://www.waterstones.com/book/africa-is-not-a-country/dipo-faloyin/9781787302952
Ten Thousand Posts is a show about how everything is posting. It's hosted by Hussein (@HKesvani), Phoebe (@PRHRoy) and produced by Devon (@Devon_onEarth).
May 8, 2022
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We did it Joe! We finally got to the end of this series. On the final episode, Lain, who is now the defacto god of the internet, has to try figure out what to do with her powers, and, how to make the internet and the real world separated places again. Will she succeed? Or will she accidentally found a social media company? Either way, she'll be girl bossin' , and we appreciate that.
May 3, 2022
This week, Paris Marx (@parismarx), host of the Tech Won't Save Us podcast, talks to us about Elon Musk's near-take over of everyone's favourite website, and his vague plans to make all the features worse to, uh, own the libs? I guess? We talk about how Musk's purchase really does fortify the "Everything Is Posting" thesis and how Musk's Twitter is guaranteed to make everything more stupid than it already is.
Ten Thousand Posts is a show about how everything is posting. It's hosted by Hussein (@Hkesvani), Phoebe (@PRHRoy) and produced by Devon (@Devon_OnEarth). For bonus episodes, subscribe to our patreon at: www.patreon.com/10kpostspodcast.
April 29, 2022
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We're on the penultimate episode of this damn series, so we're joined by Devon to talk about Lain's final debate with the God of the wired - a debate she wins fairly easily?- causing the God to go sicko mode. We also talk about the real victim of all this, Alice, who basically has THE worst day of her life, all spent inside the world's dampest house.
April 26, 2022
Alice (@aliceavizandum) joins us this week to talk about some fun posts and TikTok's we found, and we also talk about the whole 'Libs of TikTok' debacle, and why the whole 'doxxing' conversation is both boring and a red herring that the Libs are conceding to the extremely online right.
April 20, 2022
This week, we're joined by Youtuber and Musician Münecat, to talk about venture capital influencer Gary Vee, a man who seems to be on some really unique cocaine constantly and demands that everybody makes content all the time. We talk about how Gary - a patron saint of the Rise and Grind genre of Youtube - has the same conclusion about content as us (Everything is Content), and in understanding this, promotes an extremely cynical vision of creating things online - one in which everything has to have a monetary value, that is extracted in every possible way to every possible audience. Seems kinda bad, Gary!
Watch Munecat's video on Gary Vee here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2630&v=5Xpx0l6FXJU&feature=emb_title&ab_channel=m%C3%BCnecat
Ten Thousand Posts is a show about how everything is posting. It's hosted by Hussein (@HKesvani), Phoebe (@PRHRoy) and produced by Devon (@Devon_OnEarth)