Lea and the Internet

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#9 Good-Bye 2015

Remember as a kid each year felt like an eternity? When I was eight years old anytime someone told me, 'I'll be back in an hour' it felt so long that I was sure I could feel my hair get longer. Now a year goes by so quickly it takes at least 5 friends to remind me of what amazing things we all experienced this year online. 

Listen to past and future guests of Lea and the Internet breakdown their most memorable moments. Check out the list of Internet content that shaped their opinions and emotions and help us all say "Bye Felicia" to 2015. 

Harold Burnett: Why You Always Lying

Molly May: Caitlyn Jenner unveiled
(Also check out Lunchtime and Girl Twin

Emily Eaton: Riley Curry
(Also check out Emily's Twitter and Her many Tumblrs)

Robert James Algeo: Jon Hendren Defends Edward S. 
(Also check out his Twitter)

Georgie Gibbs: The crying school boy
(Also check out her Instagram and Twitter

#8 Storytelling, Imagination and accountability

Content rules the Internet landscape. As our collective time is spread thin, storytelling is confronted with more challenges and opportunities to reach audiences. This new form of content development also impacts the way our imagination manifests itself online. People's fears and dreams can have real impact since they can be broadcasted to many different audiences through our social media profiles. However for every far reaching or closed minded thing that can be created, our lack of anonymity within our online peer groups can shape a new form of unprecedented accountability.  

#7 Masculinity, Privilege, Artists and Capitalism.

The Internet has changed a lot of things, but has it impacted the way society views masculinity? Listen to guest host Nick Wylie help dissect the complicated relationship we have with masculinity and the often misguided nature of trying to understand white privilege. We also take a good hard look at artists’ role in technology and capitalism.

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#6 Friendships, Dating and Curation

Relationships are complicated. Friendships, boyfriends, girlfriends, parents, work friends, enemies and our relationships with ourselves. they all come with their ups and downs. On episode 6, guest host Emily Eaton helps determine the impact that social media has on nourishing or exhausting our personal relationships, and how social media has changed the way we curate our identities. 

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#5 Mhhh Food

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Aside from the Internet, the only thing people can't live without is food. In this episode, guest host Matty Tucker, Founder and writer of the blog Burger Fetish talks about the impact of social media on the way we eat! We also dive into how our diets have changed because of technology and the impact the Internet has on the service industry.

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#2: Fandom, Body Positivity and Women's Equality

On this episode, guest host Georgie Gibbs expresses her love of Taylor Swift as we discuss the online personalization of celebrity fandom. We also examine if the Internet has made it o.k. for women to be fat or is it creating false body positivity. And what does this all mean for women’s equality?

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#1: Morality, Conflict and Social Politics

Hooray! Welcome to Lea and the Internet. The very first episode features long time friend and pop-culture aficionado Harold Burnett. The two examine how the Internet has fundamentally changed the way we view morality, conflict and discuss the impact of social media on politics. 

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