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Upstream podcast: PewDiePie backlash, Oscar predictions, dad rock

Upstream podcast: Pewdiepie

Screengrab via PewDiePie/YouTube (Fair Use) Illustration by Bruno Moraes | Remix by Jason Reed

Counting down the top stories of the week.

This week, we talk about PewDiePie backlash and how the YouTube personality’s “jokes” are part of a much bigger problem online. Also:

  • Some insight into the staying power of the Cantina Band
  • Sen. Kid Rock (R-Mich.) ???
  • Is Future “dad rock” or was that a reaching argument forged without proper consideration? 
  • Oscar predictions that were in no way influenced by Vegas odds! 

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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.