If ReplyAll is the wide-eyed, optimistic ingenue of internet podcasts, Internet Explorer is its cynical, wise-cracking cousin. BuzzFeed editors Katie Notopolous and Ryan Broderick are fluent in the language of dank memes and willing to translate them for us. But they're equally interested in the smaller, stranger alleyways of the internet, down which Russian troll farms and furries and bronies lurk. Each week, they peel back the corners of online communities, phenomena or breaking news we've glancingly (or never) heard of, and afford these stories a vigorous interest. The cumulative result forms up a Universal Theory of Internet, in which everything that can exist, does. A revelation, weekly.
Gateway episodes: How A Teen Uncovered The Internet's Weirdest Catfish (29 Jul 2015) / What Happens When The Internet Tries To Solve A Murder (8 Jul 2015) / Is Tinder Actually Awful? (2 Sep 2015) / 2005: The Years That Changed The Internet (1 Apr 2016) / How Parentheses Became a Symbol for Hate Speech (10 Jun 2016)