Upstream podcast: The memes of ‘A Quiet Place,’ the triumph of Cardi B

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Enjoy the silence.

This week we discuss the plot holes and crunchy memes of A Quiet Place—John Krasinski’s film about a terrifying near-future where sound attracts monsters and you can’t eat chips—and whether its box-office success is the result of an Office bump or a desire for more original horror films. (Or the challenge of the viewing experience.)

Plus, we unpack Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy and The Simpsons‘ baffling response to the conversation around Apu. And we’ve got some streaming recommendations for you.

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Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.