Tldr Podcast

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#49 - Do URL Believe in Magic?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Etsy has a selection of mystics, spellcasters, and witches to help you get money now, have better sex, and become enviously beautiful.
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#48 -- Art Critics Love Us On Yelp

Thursday, March 05, 2015

What happens when a professional critic reviews art on Yelp?
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#47 - JebBushforPresident.com

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The owners of JebBushforPresident.com want to talk, but not about Jeb Bush.
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#46 - Episode 45 Redux

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Two weeks ago, TLDR did an episode called "Quiet, Wadhwa." And then we became the story.
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#44 - Prostitute Laundry

Thursday, January 29, 2015

"Let the priests tremble, we're going to show them our sexts!" (Not the type you're thinking.)
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#16 - *WIN A MILLION DOLLAR MANSION FROM YOUR HOME COMPUTER*

Thursday, January 22, 2015

"Sweepers" are people who spend their free time entering hundreds of online sweepstakes—the kind most of us think are scams. It turns out, we're wrong. Some people win big.
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#43 - Hey Ladies

Friday, January 16, 2015

Planning a St. Patrick's Day outing is no small feat, as these emails between a group of female friends reveal.
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#42 - GodTube

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Will Rogers wanted to let Christians know that non-Christians had something to say. So he made a video saying almost nothing at all.
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#41 - Tell Me How To Live My Life

Thursday, December 18, 2014

What happens when the most popular astrologer on the internet doesn't post on time?
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#40 - Tinder Bros

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tinder is home to some of the worst pick-up lines on the internet, and they aren't even original. 
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#39 - Little Sh*ts

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Alanah Pearce is a video game reviewer who gets harassed a lot online. But recently she learned something about her harassers that gave her a new way to deal with them.
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#38 - Ask Leah

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Leah Reich was a 24-year old writing for a video game website who accidentally became Advisor-in-Chief to thousands of lonely teenaged boys. Including reporter PJ Vogt. 
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#37 - Every City Gets the Hero it Deserves

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Philadelphia Police's investigation of a hate crime finds an unlikely ally: a local anonymous sports blogger. 
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#36 - The Mystery of Childish Gambino

Monday, September 15, 2014

Rapper Childish Gambino (a.k.a. actor Donald Glover) claims his rap pseudonym came from a Wu-Tang name generator. But investigating whether that's true led us on an odyssey of discovery.
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#35 - Stolen Pictures

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

It's easy to blame Jennifer Lawrence for having nude photos of herself on the Internet to begin with. But what about those hackers?
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#34 - The Accidental Outing of Rwanda's Most Powerful Troll

Monday, August 18, 2014

Steve Terrill is a journalist who works in Rwanda until he accidentally got the office of Rwanda's president to implicate itself in a long-running online harassment campaign.
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#33 - Unfollow A Man

Thursday, August 07, 2014

A few weeks ago, writer Katie Notopoulos called on the Internet to devote one day a year to unfollowing a man on social media. Men's rights activists were enraged, cable news was intrigued, and a lot of people felt quiet relief. On the latest episode of TLDR, we talk to Katie about her mission and her manifesto.

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#32 - An Imperfect Match

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Some users of dating site OkCupid are upset at revelations that it was deliberately experimenting on its users by taking people who were bad matches and telling they were actually good for one another.

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#31 - Race Swap

Thursday, July 17, 2014

What happened when a black woman writer went online disguised as a white man? She got a lot fewer death threats, for one thing.

 

 

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#30 - The Russian Troll Army

Thursday, June 26, 2014

To help sway public opinion, a company called the Internet Research Agency pays people in Russia to go to an office and post pro-Kremlin comments all day.

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