Ten Thousand Posts
What We Talk About When We Talk About Vibing

What We Talk About When We Talk About Vibing

March 2, 2021

On this weeks show, we tackle one, very important question: do we actually need to read anymore? Can you simply learn Marxist theory, Burkean philosophy or Dostoyevsky simply by understanding its vibe? It might sound like a straightforward question, but think a little deeper and it will be clear that nobody online has the attention span to read books, let alone think about them critically - leading to endless cycles of weird discourse about whether ordering an extra naan with your Deliveroo order is a form of anti-worker oppression.

 

We also talk about why the best way to sustain a long and loving friendship is by making sure you secretly record and document their worst behaviours and traits, that can be used against them at any point. We might be anti-nuclear weapons, but sometimes, toxic behaviour and cancel culture need to be encouraged for the good of society.

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Gigabonnie & Sigmaclyde ft. Miles Klee

Gigabonnie & Sigmaclyde ft. Miles Klee

February 23, 2021

We have been told that apparently, there are many different kinds of "guy".  At the top of the Guyrarchy sits a mythical being known as the "Gigachad". Nobody knows if he's real or not, but it seems like a lot of guys online really want to be him, or at the very least, would like to worship him.
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This week, we speak to Miles Klee, writer at MEL magazine and documenter of guys, to talk us through what the Gigachad actually is, why so many guys are referring to themselves as 'sigma', and why, apparently, leaning in toward your girlfriend when taking a picture makes you a cuck. 
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[PREVIEW] 12 Angry Posters ft. Nate Bethea

[PREVIEW] 12 Angry Posters ft. Nate Bethea

February 18, 2021

Nate (@inthesedeserts) from Trashfuture, Hell of a Way and other cool pods, joins us to talk about why British people are making their kids dress as Captain Tom, and what this says about the UK's weird relationship with our boys (but only the ones who fought in WW2).  We then talk about his ongoing war with British QCs, the elite lawyers who wear wigs and seem to spend all their time getting mad online. Why is it that some of the country's top barristers insist that Nate is a 20-year-old Christian used car salesman from Nebraska?
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Best Wishes, Jackie Weaver

Best Wishes, Jackie Weaver

February 16, 2021

We're joined in this episode by producer Drew (@Mydrewd) to talk about the Handforth Parish Council video that went viral, and whether or not is shows that the funny-to-cringe-to-merchandise pipeline has once again, shortened. Is the Handforth Parish Council video 2021's version of "Tiger King" - ie. a digital phenomena we are desperately trying to find meaning in, while simultaneously extracting content from?
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Later, we talk about the Macfish guy, and why the future of Conservatism online will either be politicians going all in on the most insane elements of QAnon, or spending the next few years continuing to get mad at service workers and refusing to accept that certain McDonald's meals have never existed. 

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Ten Thousand Posts is a show about how everything is a form of posting. It's hosted by Hussein, Phoebe and produced by Drew

Stonkastic Terrorism ft. Alexandra Scaggs

Stonkastic Terrorism ft. Alexandra Scaggs

February 9, 2021

A week is a very, very, very long time online, and in the time it's taken to record and produce this episode, Gamestop stocks have skyrocketed, tanked, and flatlined. A bunch of daytraders are pissed, Dave Portnoy is once again 100 grand in debt and none of us actually know what happened.
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So, we asked our friend Alexandra Scaggs from Barron's to explain whether going long on Gamestop was actually as revolutionary as Reddit posters on Wall Street Bets keep saying it was. Does the intervention of finance apps like Robinhood signal a future where platforms will be less hasty to intervene? And more importantly, does Mimetic phenomena like the $GME surge also show how we've actually given up on politics being able to change anything, so that the only way we can "challenge power" is to exploit a loophole every so often that means rich people will not be as rich as they could have been, had it not been for those meddling posters?
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Ten Thousand Posts is hosted by Hussein (@HKesvani), Phoebe (@Phoebe_Rosa_Holly) and produced by Drew (@Mydrewds)

 

Now Is The Winter Of Dis-Content ft. Clive Martin

Now Is The Winter Of Dis-Content ft. Clive Martin

February 2, 2021

What is "Content", exactly? That's the central question for this episode, as we try to figure out why the Youtube algorithm keeps recommending 2hr + videos  where a bunch of guys talk about why it's okay to be a bloke and have mental health , but also why social justice warriors keep ruining their lives, around the same Amazon podcasting kit. 
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In this episode, we're joined by our friend, writer and reluctant podcaster Clive Martin. You might know him for his writing, but Clive also has a podcast called Hypnic Jerk. In this episode, he talks about how the algorithm has exposed the depths of our inner psyche, and in so doing, has successfully commercialised our anxieties into the same, monetised form of ambient sound - where content exists not to be consumed, but to simply exist in the background and make us not feel so alone.
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We also talk about more cringe Biden posting, and in particular, a now deleted thread on which Avengers would defend the Capitol from Trump supporters - including a remarkably murderous Hulk, and a Black Panther if he was created by Lin Manuel Miranda. 

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Fully Automated Luxury Nickelback (ft. Ryan Broderick / @Broderick)

Fully Automated Luxury Nickelback (ft. Ryan Broderick / @Broderick)

January 26, 2021

Since Joe Biden is now president and Brunch is no longer illegal, Phoebe is away this week having poached eggs, avocados and sourdough toast with frosty mimosas in honour of Queen Kamala. Meanwhile, in a desolate corner of south London, Hussein sits down with friend of the show Ryan Broderick, who writes the Garbage Day newsletter and hosts The Content Mines podcast, to dissect what #content might become now that Trump is no longer on the platform. Will we return to the 2014 era of Avengers memes, Cat gifs and Girlboss discourse? Or, will online content continue to decay as platforms consolidate and commodify it further? You can probably guess the view of the pod, but Ryan reminds us that there is some light at the end of the tunnel/Austrian basement.

We also talk about Macklemore's oddly self-aware freestyle, and why Sense8 actually makes The Matrix, and by extension, the concept of technology it presents, make more sense.
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Wanna Know How I Got These Beans?

Wanna Know How I Got These Beans?

January 19, 2021

After a long Christmas and New Years seeing through the last chaotic posts of 2020, we have entered a new year of posting- and it hasn't disappointed. In this episode, we talk about what the "Beans Dad" discourse hitting the mainstream news tells us about the future of 'viral content' and the end of niche, subcultural posting formats. And then we talk about some special posts of the first week of January, including Azalea Banks digging up her dead cat and making it into soup, and the Scottish radio DJ who thinks that string, and by extension, curves, are too sexy and should be banned (I agree!). All of which is to say, 2021 is already shaping up to be an extraordinary year for posting.
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Y’all Aren’t Ready For This Conversation: The Posts of 2020 ft. Brandy Jensen

Y’all Aren’t Ready For This Conversation: The Posts of 2020 ft. Brandy Jensen

December 30, 2020

Happy New Year! To round off this bizarre year of snitch tagging, simping and surveillance, we talk about (some of) the top discourses of 2020, with our friend (and person we sort of coerced onto the pod) online hero Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen). 
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Das Fapital: A Cummunist Christmas (ft merritt k)

Das Fapital: A Cummunist Christmas (ft merritt k)

December 23, 2020

It's Christmas! Although this was recorded at a time when we thought you could hang out with your racist uncle, sadly you'll just have to Zoom him instead.
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