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Media, Culture, and Why we feel like crying so much

Mar 23, 2023

What exactly makes a meme a meme? In this episode, we introduce one approach to analyzing internet memes and the larger implications for communication, meaning-making, and cultural criticism. 


Media, Culture, & Why we feel like crying so much is a podcast about media in daily life with Stefanie Chae and Grant Lattanzi. In each episode, we use media theory to make sense of our everyday media habits, practices, and experiences. Dialogue with us on Instagram @mediacultureandwhypod.

About the hosts:

Stefanie Chae is a media researcher and pop culture enthusiast, encouraging people to think critically about the media they’re engaging with daily 

Grant Lattanzi is a qualitative researcher and independent scholar interested in how people make meaning in, alongside, and through media.


The NYT article that Stef mentions:  "This is Life in the Metaverse" by Kashmir Hill