545: If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say, SAY IT IN ALL CAPS

545: If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say, SAY IT IN ALL CAPS

Jan 23, 2015
It’s safe to say whatever you want on the Internet; nobody will know it’s you. But that same anonymity makes it possible for people to say all the awful things that make the Internet such an annoying and sometimes frightening place. This week: what happens when the Internet turns on you? (If you prefer, here's a bleeped version.)
The Internet version of this episode contains unbleeped curse words. If you prefer, here is a bleeped version.
  • Recently, This American Life has been getting a lot of hate mail about the young women on our staff — listeners complain about their "vocal fry." Ira investigates the phenomenon. (8 1/2 minutes)

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