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Aleks Krotoski explores life in the digital world. What makes us laugh and why? And when so much of the web is there to tickle our funny bone, does anyone ever laugh out loud?

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30 minutes

Last on

Wed 4 Apr 2018 23:30

Music Played

  • OK Ikumi

    Homemade Sequence

  • Hauschka

    Zahnluecke

  • Hauschka

    Paddington

  • OK Ikumi

    Rhea

  • The Album Leaf

    Torey's Distraction

  • Hans Zimmer

    On Thin Ice

  • Smash Mouth

    All Star

Emma Blackery

Emma Blackery

Emma Blackery is one of the UK’s most popular Youtubers, both as a singer-songwriter and a comedian.


She tells us what it’s like to be one of the new breed of comedy performers, and how the relationship with her audience is different to anything that’s come before.

Taylor Glenn

Taylor Glenn

Taylor Glenn is a friend of the show (See DigiHuman Mischief, she’s great there too), an award winning comedian, writer and former psychotherapist,  so there was really no one better to explain how the tragic and the dark can be transformed into humour.


Taylor tells us about her Edinburgh Fringe show, ‘A Billion Days of Parenthood’, an unflinching exploration into her own post natal depression, and how it went from Twitter to Stage.

Pete Mcgraw

Pete Mcgraw

Dr. Peter McGraw, a marketing and psychology professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, and co-author of The Humor Code.

He offers a new theory of comedy that may explain what’s funny online, and why.

Limor Shifman

Limor Shifman
Limor Shifman is an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication and Journalism, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She studies popular culture and digital media, and is the author of Televised Humor and Social Cleavages in Israel and Memes in Digital Culture .

She talks to us about memes, and the group dynamic of a shared sense of humour that flourishes online.

4 Chan Mods

Jay and our British Guest are both moderators on 4Chan - a simple image-based bulletin board where anyone can post comments and share images that is also known as the internet’s bogeyman.


They explain the sense of humour of 4Chan, how much the reputation for the twisted is actually warranted, and why we all need a bit of  dark humour from time to time.

The Yesbar Virgins

The Yesbar Virgins
The Yesbar Virgins is a twice weekly comedy showcase were comics try out new material to be judged on and voted by the good people of Glasgow. They let our stalwart research monkey come along to ask about comedy and record the moments when they got their biggest laughs.

Comedians included Kathryn RobertsonChris Thorburn, and Patick Mulholland.

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