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: April 17, 2015

Sideshow April 17, 2015

This week in “Thanks, Internet” — the top (instrumental) hits of the past 50 years, illustrations of the dreamy dwellers between buildings, a Sizzler promotional video, a puppet jams to Rush, and get ready to turn it down for... this week's best mash-up.

#25: How to Get Billy Idol to Play Your Birthday Party for Free

Sideshow April 16, 2015

It costs $50,000 to have Billy Idol appear at a private event, but in 2012 a 25-year-old working at a Seattle mall convinced the rock star and his band to play his birthday party for free. Michael Henrichsen tells Sean Rameswaram how he enlisted a boatload of B-listers, friends, and local media to help make his 80s dream come true.

Friday Five: April 10, 2015

Sideshow April 10, 2015

This week in “Thanks, Internet” — just the scent of new Game of Thrones episodes was enough to throw the internet into a tailspin. Seth Meyers, Sesame Street, Key (and his buddy Peele) helped.

Friday Five: April 3. 2015

Sideshow April 03, 2015

This week in “Thanks, Internet” — the epic journey of one man's stolen iPhone, coping with... fake self help books, Funny or Die wins April Fools' Day, the puppets take the internet, and "Game of Thrones" gets auto-tuned just in time for season five.

#24: Roxane Gay Loves “The Fast and the Furious” (And So Can You!)

Sideshow April 02, 2015

Since the original “Fast and Furious” movie came out, in 2001, the series has become one of the most profitable franchises in the history of cinema. You can’t make that kind of money solely off teenage boys: smart, critically thinking grown-ups love these movies, too. The feminist, novelist, and English professor Roxane Gay is one of them. She tells Sean Rameswaram about how the series is surprisingly progressive – and maybe even brilliant.

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.