Dec 18, 2021 • 56M

Episode 95: Allegedly Anti-Semitic Mukbang, The Latest J.K. Rowling Freakout, And The Fuzzy Science Of Masks

Some internet subcultures should best go undiscovered

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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.

In this relatively special episode, the hosts talk about a ginned-up anti-Semitism controversy involving a troubled internet figure, the latest explosion of outrage surrounding J.K. Rowling’s online opinions, and an article in The Atlantic article highlighting the gaps in our knowledge about masking as a form of coronavirus protection. To discuss this episode with other premium subscribers, click here.

Show notes/Links:

Archived version of tweet accusing weird YouTuber of anti-Semitism:

Know Your Meme attempts to explain Nikocado Avocado:

Just why:

Video which launched the accusation:

Actual source:

Credit to Joel Snape for finding it:

Even grosser food content, according to Katie:

Atlantic article on masking:

CIDRAP articles:

The image of Nikocado Avocado absolutely housing what appear to be Korean rice cakes and noodles comes via Know Your Meme.