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Episode 140: Katherine Dee (@Default_Friend) Explains The Internet To Jesse

(He still doesn't get it)

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Journalists Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal scour the internet for its craziest, silliest, most sociopathic content, part of an obsessive and ill-conceived attempt to extract kernels of meaning and humanity from a landscape of endless raging dumpster fires.
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Jesse’s been off in Israel resolving and/or exacerbating tensions between the Israelis and Palestinians, FAR too busy to talk to some distant goy like Katie, so here’s an interview he recently conducted with Katherine Dee, an extremely smart and perceptive writer and podcaster on internet culture. Topics include the very… *particular* nature of rationalist gatherings, the perils of parasocial relationships, and the question of what identity means when it’s severed from any sort of embodied, real-world existence.

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Some of Dee’s favorite articles that she has written:

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The brief and wondrous life of a scene.

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