Upstream podcast: R. Kelly allegations, Ed Sheeran hate, and ‘Despacito’

This week on the Upstream podcast, we unpack the latest allegations against R. Kelly and what to do about the popularity of his “Ignition (Remix).” Also, some people are really mad at Ed Sheeran for being on Game of Thrones, and some people don’t know who he is; the “Thong Song” has returned; and we break down what makes “Despacito” such an engaging song.

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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.