TLDR

A weekly podcast featuring short, surprising stories about the internet.

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#49 - Do URL Believe in Magic?


What happens when you buy a magic spell on Etsy? Writer Jaya Saxena and her husband Matt Lubchansky recently tested one witch's wares, and they talk to TLDR about being careful what you wish for. Plus, TLDR hires our own spellcaster, a mystic named Melen


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 13 March 2015  10m
 
 

#48 -- Art Critics Love Us On Yelp


Brian Droitcour is a professional art critic, and a Yelp user. In 2012 he started using the popular review site to post his reactions to galleries and museums, using a distinctly un-art world-y voice. This week, Brian sits down with TLDR to talk about ar


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 05 March 2015  10m
 
 

#47 - JebBushforPresident.com


CJ Philips and Charlie Rainwater bought JebBushforPresident.com back in 2008 -- but not because they're huge Bush fans or want to sell the address at a markup. With the 2016 election approaching, the pair have launched the site as a place for discussion,


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 26 February 2015  12m
 
 

#46 - Episode 45 Redux


The last episode of TLDR was titled "Quiet, Wadhwa." It concerned a man named Vivek Wadhwa, but we did not ask him for comment. The episode was later removed. This week we look at the controversy we've become a part of and our role in it. To read Amelia


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 19 February 2015  23m
 
 

#44 - Prostitute Laundry


Charlotte Shane writes a TinyLetter called Prostitute Laundry, writing frankly and lyrically about her feelings, her relationships, her body and her sex lives -- both personal and professional. This week TLDR looks into women writing personal, voice-driv


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 29 January 2015  10m
 
 

#16 - *WIN A MILLION DOLLAR MANSION FROM YOUR HOME COMPUTER*


"Sweepers" are people who spend their free time entering hundreds of online sweepstakes -- the contests most of us skip because we're sure they're all scams. It turns out, we're wrong. Some people win big. Sandra Grauschopf is About.com's Contests and Sw


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 22 January 2015  9m
 
 

#43 - Hey Ladies


If you've ever been a bridesmaid, in a sorority, or just been friends with two or more women, you have probably received an off-the-wall planning email or two. Caroline Moss and Michelle Markowitz have been parodying these chains for The Toast since Augu


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 16 January 2015  14m
 
 

#42 - GodTube


When Will Rogers discovered GodTube.com, he was bothered by the idea of Christians segregating themselves from the larger cultural conversation. So he set out to start a dialogue. Meredith talks to Will about his GodTube.com videos, what he wanted to com


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 09 January 2015  12m
 
 

#41 - Tell Me How To Live My Life


Susan Miller, proprietor of Astrology Zone, is the biggest name in internet astrology. Her fans are many and devoted, and among them are both Meredith and Laura Mayer (this week's co-investigator). This week marks Miller's 19th year reading the stars onl


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 18 December 2014  9m
 
 

#40 - Tinder Bros


The first message you send to a Tinder match can determine the rest of your relationship. To ease this pressure, some men on the internet have taken to their favorite forums to crowdsource the perfect opening line. Meredith evaluates their results.   Tha


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 11 December 2014  7m