Hello Internet

Hello Internet is an audio podcast hosted by YouTube content creators Brady Haran and CGP Grey.[2][3] The podcast debuted in 2014 and as of February 2020 it had 136 numbered episodes and 18 unnumbered episodes, when the last episode was released. The podcast is currently indefinitely suspended and inactive.[4] Listeners of the podcast are known as "Tims".[5] The episodes of the podcast are usually about the interests of the creators and the differences between the hosts' lifestyles.

Hello Internet
Hello Internet Logo.svg
Presentation
Hosted by
GenreDiscussion
LanguageEnglish
Updatesapprox. twice per month; on hiatus since May 2020
Length38–169 minutes
Production
Theme music composed byAlan Stewart
Audio format
No. of episodes136 (as of May 2020)[1]
plus 18 special episodes
Publication
Original release31 January 2014 (2014-01-31) – present
Related shows
Websitewww.hellointernet.fm

Content

 
As this fan art depicts, Haran and Grey often refer to themselves respectively as a caveman and a robot to describe their differing personalities.

The podcast features discussions pertaining to their lives as professional creators for YouTube, the content of their most recent videos as well as their interests and annoyances. Typical topics include YouTube, technology etiquette, books, movie and TV show reviews, plane accidents, vexillology, futurology, and the differences between Haran and Grey's personalities and lifestyles.[6][7]

History

 
The "Nail & Gear", the podcast's official flag chosen by its listeners in a 2015 mail-in election

The podcast debuted in January 2014.[8] That year it reached the #1 iTunes podcast in the United Kingdom.[8] It was also selected as one of Apple's best emerging new podcasts of 2014.[9]

In 2015, Brady Haran was credited with re-introducing the word "freebooting" during a podcast episode to describe copyright infringement via re-hosting videos on platforms such as Facebook, a practice typically undertaken to profit from advertisements alongside the content.[10] Facebook has since adopted tools to address this.[10][11][12]

The Guardian included the podcast among its 50 best of 2016, naming episode 66 ("A Classic Episode") its episode of the year; the paper described the podcast as having "in-depth debates and banter that is actually amusing".[13]

Beginning with episode 123 ("Pop Quiz"), after-show episodes titled Goodbye Internet were released as companion podcasts with the main episodes, exclusive for Patreon supporters of the "Goodbye Internet" tier.[14]

The podcast has been inactive since 28 February 2020, when episode 136 was released.[4] On 18 May 2020, Haran said on Reddit that they were taking a break.[15]

Episodes

As of August 2020, Hello Internet has had 136 normal numbered episodes, as well as 18 special unnumbered episodes. These specials include one bonus episode, three Christmas specials discussing Star Wars movies, twelve episodes released during the end of 2018 as the "12 Days of Christmas," and two episodes that were not released digitally. The two non-digitally released episodes are available exclusively on physical media, the first on a vinyl record and the second on a wax cylinder.

No. Title Run time Original release date
1"Being Wrong on The Internet"38:4531 January 2014 (2014-01-31)
2"Copyright Not Intended"56:127 February 2014 (2014-02-07)
3"Four Light Bulbs"50:4011 February 2014 (2014-02-11)
4"Feedback on Feedback"1:34:5618 February 2014 (2014-02-18)
5"Freebooting"1:22:3326 February 2014 (2014-02-26)
6"Delete, Flag, Delete, Reply"1:30:3710 March 2014 (2014-03-10)
7"Sorry, Language Teachers"1:36:1417 March 2014 (2014-03-17)
8"First World YouTuber Problems"1:26:1431 March 2014 (2014-03-31)
9"Kids in a Box"1:29:3615 April 2014 (2014-04-15)
10"Two Dudes Talking"1:34:2123 April 2014 (2014-04-23)
11"Stream of Irrelevancy"1:56:5630 April 2014 (2014-04-30)
12"Hamburgers in the Pipes"1:38:4613 May 2014 (2014-05-13)
13"Nobody Owns the Facts"1:39:0228 May 2014 (2014-05-28)
14"How Humans Work"1:57:4010 June 2014 (2014-06-10)
15"Books Made of Paper"1:53:5424 June 2014 (2014-06-24)
16"The Worst Topic for a Podcast"1:58:3915 July 2014 (2014-07-15)
17"Mister Phoenix"1:35:3722 July 2014 (2014-07-22)
18"Monkey Copyright"1:56:2612 August 2014 (2014-08-12)
19"Pit of Doom"1:43:0324 August 2014 (2014-08-24)
20"Reverse Finger Trap"2:32:258 September 2014 (2014-09-08)
21"Cave Troll in Your Pocket"2:09:5620 September 2014 (2014-09-20)
22"16-hour Search for Wallpaper"1:41:3210 October 2014 (2014-10-10)
23"Call of the Postbox"1:44:4328 October 2014 (2014-10-28)
24"Mr Complainy Pants"2:10:312 November 2014 (2014-11-02)
25"Fantasy Stage"1:31:1924 November 2014 (2014-11-24)
26"Brady Had Dinner With Darth Vader"1:52:2912 December 2014 (2014-12-12)
27"Bumper Christmas Special"2:49:3625 December 2014 (2014-12-25)
28"Randomness in a Box"1:28:395 January 2015 (2015-01-05)
29"Courses for Horses"2:15:2819 January 2015 (2015-01-19)
30"Fibonacci Dog Years"1:57:462 February 2015 (2015-02-02)
31"An Enigma Wrapped in an Egg McMuffin"1:38:0916 February 2015 (2015-02-16)
32"YouTube Half-Assery"1:56:012 March 2015 (2015-03-02)
33"Mission to Mars"1:57:5216 March 2015 (2015-03-16)
34"Line in the Sand"1:42:5830 March 2015 (2015-03-30)
35"Are My Teeth Real"2:38:3213 April 2015 (2015-04-13)
36"Bear O'Clock"1:54:3228 April 2015 (2015-04-28)
37"Penguins and Politics"2:17:5914 May 2015 (2015-05-14)
38"The F-Word"2:00:2325 May 2015 (2015-05-25)
39"Getting Things Done"2:05:359 June 2015 (2015-06-09)
40"The Oval Office of Science"1:33:3616 June 2015 (2015-06-16)
41"Some Kind of Freak"2:22:1324 June 2015 (2015-06-24)
42"Never and Always"2:37:277 July 2015 (2015-07-07)
43"The Naughty Episode"1:53:2817 July 2015 (2015-07-17)
44"Cursed Tickets"1:55:1211 August 2015 (2015-08-11)
45"Technobabble"2:03:2322 August 2015 (2015-08-22)
46"Superbowl of Flags"1:48:0131 August 2015 (2015-08-31)
47"Charismatic Megafauna"2:06:5022 September 2015 (2015-09-22)
48"Grumpy About Art"2:09:4729 September 2015 (2015-09-29)
49"Rabble-Rousing"2:31:1119 October 2015 (2015-10-19)
"The Shortlist (BONUS EPISODE)"50:3321 October 2015 (2015-10-21)
50"Queen of Spades"2:38:026 November 2015 (2015-11-06)
51"Appropriately Thinking it"1:56:2016 November 2015 (2015-11-16)
52"20,000 Years of Torment"2:05:1430 November 2015 (2015-11-30)
53"Two Dudes Counting"1:57:3916 December 2015 (2015-12-16)
54"Star Wars Christmas Special"2:40:4525 December 2015 (2015-12-25)
55"Element Zod"1:38:2913 January 2016 (2016-01-13)
56"Guns, Germs, and Steel"2:01:3629 January 2016 (2016-01-29)
57"Podcasters React"2:06:0917 February 2016 (2016-02-17)
58"Hawk & Mouse"1:42:4429 February 2016 (2016-02-29)
59"Consumed by Donkey Kong"2:07:1026 March 2016 (2016-03-26)
60"The Beautiful Game"1:36:4830 March 2016 (2016-03-30)
61"Tesla and King Tut"1:50:3220 April 2016 (2016-04-20)
62"Cheer Pressure"1:39:5029 April 2016 (2016-04-29)
63"One in Five Thousand"2:04:0518 May 2016 (2016-05-18)
64"The Quiz Show"1:42:0926 May 2016 (2016-05-26)
65"Operation Zeus"1:23:2930 June 2016 (2016-06-30)
66"A Classic Episode"1:56:5218 July 2016 (2016-07-18)
67"Doctor Brady"1:41:1031 July 2016 (2016-07-31)
68"Project Revolution"1:46:1430 August 2016 (2016-08-30)
69"Ex_Machina"2:34:4916 September 2016 (2016-09-16)
70"Bun Fight"1:34:2730 September 2016 (2016-09-30)
71"Trolley Problem"1:42:0127 October 2016 (2016-10-27)
72"64 Pairs of Underwear"1:23:1531 October 2016 (2016-10-31)
73"Unofficial Official"1:41:2321 November 2016 (2016-11-21)
"The Vinyl Episode"45:2029 November 2016 (2016-11-29)[16]
74"Black Mirror Season 3"1:49:5930 November 2016 (2016-11-30)
75"'World's Most Interesting Podcast'"1:48:1026 December 2016 (2016-12-26)
"Rogue One Star Wars Christmas Special"1:48:0926 December 2016 (2016-12-26)
77"Woah, Dude"1:54:5531 January 2017 (2017-01-31)
78"LXXVIII"1:31:0216 February 2017 (2017-02-16)
79"From Russia with Love"1:38:1016 March 2017 (2017-03-16)
80"Operation Twinkle Toes"1:45:1128 March 2017 (2017-03-28)
81"Adpocalypse"2:32:1327 April 2017 (2017-04-27)
82"God of Bees"2:00:1913 May 2017 (2017-05-13)
83"The Best Kind of Prison"1:46:3126 May 2017 (2017-05-26)
84"Sloppy Buns"1:38:1029 June 2017 (2017-06-29)
85"Another Person I've Never Heard Of"1:56:5425 July 2017 (2017-07-25)
86"Banana Republic"1:31:4824 August 2017 (2017-08-24)
87"Podcast of the Century"1:50:3731 August 2017 (2017-08-31)
88"Do Not Ring Bell"1:18:1719 September 2017 (2017-09-19)
89"A Swarm of Bad Emoji"1:57:5828 September 2017 (2017-09-28)
90"Pumpkin Pressure"1:56:2019 October 2017 (2017-10-19)
91"Last Man to Die?"2:00:2231 October 2017 (2017-10-31)
92"Grey Honeypot"1:53:5724 November 2017 (2017-11-24)
93"Mr. Chompers"1:51:3230 November 2017 (2017-11-30)
94"Video of Meaninglessness"1:54:0322 December 2017 (2017-12-22)
"Star Wars The Last Jedi Christmas Special"1:55:0025 December 2017 (2017-12-25)
95"Break Glass in Case of Emergency"1:54:5531 December 2017 (2017-12-31)
96"The Humblebug"2:21:5731 January 2018 (2018-01-31)
97"Tesla in Space"1:32:1019 February 2018 (2018-02-19)
98"The Dogfather"1:16:5127 February 2018 (2018-02-27)
99"The Necessary Lies of Civilization"1:37:5921 March 2018 (2018-03-21)
100"Hello Internet Episode One Hundred"1:24:1229 March 2018 (2018-03-29)
101"😐🔫"1:53:0625 April 2018 (2018-04-25)
102"Secret Cinema"1:57:4623 May 2018 (2018-05-23)
103"Don't Read The Comments"1:43:2530 May 2018 (2018-05-30)
104"Fruitbooting"2:02:5628 June 2018 (2018-06-28)
105"A Recent Hello Internet"1:26:2319 July 2018 (2018-07-19)
106"Water on Mars"1:38:4430 July 2018 (2018-07-30)
107"One Year of Weird"1:37:5023 August 2018 (2018-08-23)
108"Project Cyclops"1:57:1028 August 2018 (2018-08-28)
109"Twitter War Room"2:00:0910 September 2018 (2018-09-10)
110"Love Monkey"1:27:4017 September 2018 (2018-09-17)
111"Disgusting Wheel of Filth"1:32:3914 October 2018 (2018-10-14)
112"Consistency Hobgoblins"1:46:3330 October 2018 (2018-10-30)
113"Thelma & Louise"1:17:5427 November 2018 (2018-11-27)
114"Stunt Peanut"1:35:5828 November 2018 (2018-11-28)
115"Pink Flamingo"1:51:2323 December 2018 (2018-12-23)
"A Partridge in a Pear Tree"19:3425 December 2018 (2018-12-25)
"Two Turtle Doves"20:0626 December 2018 (2018-12-26)
"Three French Hens"14:0627 December 2018 (2018-12-27)
"Four Calling Birds"16:3228 December 2018 (2018-12-28)
"Five Gold Rings"13:1229 December 2018 (2018-12-29)
"Six Geese A-laying"14:0230 December 2018 (2018-12-30)
"Seven Swans A-Swimming"22:1031 December 2018 (2018-12-31)
"Eight Maids A-Milking"28:121 January 2019 (2019-01-01)
"Nine Ladies Dancing"18:142 January 2019 (2019-01-02)
"Ten Lords A-leaping"15:193 January 2019 (2019-01-03)
"Eleven Pipers Piping"21:174 January 2019 (2019-01-04)
"Twelve Drummers Drumming"31:135 January 2019 (2019-01-05)
117"Bandersnatch"1:27:1430 January 2019 (2019-01-30)
118"Dinosaurs Attack!"1:23:0026 February 2019 (2019-02-26)
119"Hit The Holler Horn"1:31:0828 February 2019 (2019-02-28)
120"Battle Tested"1:47:3714 March 2019 (2019-03-14)
121"Mr Speaker"1:12:5731 March 2019 (2019-03-31)
122"Wax Cylinders"1:23:5724 April 2019 (2019-04-24)
123"Pop Quiz"1:24:2430 April 2019 (2019-04-30)
124"Double High Five"1:24:3927 May 2019 (2019-05-27)
"The Wax Cylinder Episode"~2:0010 June 2019 (2019-06-10)[17]
125"The Spice Must Flow"1:22:3130 June 2019 (2019-06-30)
126"Team Woo Woo"1:39:2027 July 2019 (2019-07-27)
127"Very Hello Internet"1:22:3131 July 2019 (2019-07-31)
128"Complaint Tablet Podcast"1:16:4031 August 2019 (2019-08-31)
129"Sunday Spreadsheets"1:45:453 October 2019 (2019-10-03)
130"Remember Harder"1:33:4129 October 2019 (2019-10-29)
131"Panda Park"1:36:2920 November 2019 (2019-11-20)
132"Artisan Water"1:32:0023 December 2019 (2019-12-23)
"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Hello Internet Christmas Special"1:55:5025 December 2019 (2019-12-25)
134"Boxing Day"1:22:4830 December 2019 (2019-12-30)
135"Place Your Bets"1:29:5723 January 2020 (2020-01-23)
136"Dog Bingo"1:21:5528 February 2020 (2020-02-28)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Archive". Hello Internet. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  2. ^ "15 Podcasts for Extremely Specific Kinds of Nerds". Mental Floss. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
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  4. ^ a b "Hello Internet Nerd Stats". Nerd Stats.
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  8. ^ a b "iTunesCharts.net: 'Hello Internet' by CGP Grey & Brady Haran (British Podcasts iTunes Chart)". itunescharts.net. Itunes Charts. Archived from the original on 22 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
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  10. ^ a b Oremus, Will (17 July 2015). "Facebook's Piracy Problem". Slate. The Slate Group LLC. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  11. ^ Foxx, Chris. "Facebook announces new tools to tackle video theft". BBC News. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  12. ^ Perlberg, Steven (12 April 2016). "Facebook Launches Tool to Combat Video 'Freebooting'". The Wall Street Journal.
  13. ^ "The 50 best podcasts of 2016". The Guardian. 21 December 2016. ISSN 0261-3077. Archived from the original on 22 August 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Goodbye Internet: 123 | Hello Internet on Patreon". Patreon. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  15. ^ Brady Haran [u/JeffDujon] (18 May 2020). "The show has never had a schedule but we are having a HI-atus". Reddit.
  16. ^ Hello Internet [@HelloInternetFM] (29 November 2016). "All pressing complete and dispatching of vinyl has commenced. More info to follow" (Tweet). Retrieved 5 June 2019 – via Twitter.
  17. ^ Brady Haran [@BradyHaran] (9 June 2019). "To celebrate the wax cylinders being posted (tomorrow), here's the ultimate HI pack - vinyl and wax, plus extras! :)" (Tweet). Retrieved 20 April 2020 – via Twitter.

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