Sideshow

A bi-weekly podcast about art and culture (and especially the stuff in between). Studio 360’s Sean Rameswaram talks to the people who make the memes.

Latest Episodes

Friday Five: February 27, 2015

Sideshow February 27, 2015

This week — Seinfeld vs Bizkit, FiveThirtyEight tries football (and fails), James Van Der Beek meets fan films, Tig Notaro hopes to host the Oscars, and Jimmy Kimmel really gets the internet.

#21- Cheryl Strayed’s Dear Sugar: The Internet’s BFF

Sideshow February 20, 2015

The internet is doing great things for advice columns. Andrew W.K., T-Pain, and Haruki Murakami are the latest to start life-coaching, but Dear Sugar, the bygone column at the literary website The Rumpus, remains the fan favorite. Cheryl Strayed speaks with Sean Rameswaram about the deeply personal and confessional essays she wrote as Sugar, and the column’s recent re-launch in podcast form.

#19 - Humza Deas Puts Shame in Your Instagram Game

Sideshow January 23, 2015

Humza Deas isn’t impressed by his nearly 100,000 Instagram followers, though he should be. He earned every one surfing subways, climbing bridges, and scaling New York City’s skyscrapers for the perfect photo. Sean Rameswaram speaks with the ambitious 17-year-old, who taught himself everything he knows about trespassing.

#18 - Absolutely Anything Goes at The Comedy Store’s Roast Battle

Sideshow January 08, 2015

WARNING: This sideshow podcast covers stand-up comedy. As a result it features sexual humor, racial humor, and a lot of four-letter words. Hope you’ll listen anyway! The roast is a sacred tradition for stand-up comedians – maybe a little too sacred. The form remained essentially unchanged from the classic Friars Club roasts of the 1960s and 70s to the more recent Comedy Central installments featuring Pamela Anderson and James Franco. But a group of comedians is taking the roast to new, ever more insulting places at the venerable Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Sean Rameswaram attends a show and speaks with host Brian Moses and Roastmaster General Jeffrey Ross.

About the show

The mashup video that broke the internet, the GIF that went around the world in a minute, the parody twitter account with a million followers – that’s the frontier of culture today. The internet is our theater, gallery, sandbox, and bouncy house rolled into one.  New cultural finds are posted every day at studio360.org/sideshow.