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Feb 26, 2015

Double Dick Dude (/u/DoubleDickDude) is the focus of this week's episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss how he decided to come out to the internet; his infamous AMA; his struggles in high school; coping with internet fame; lessons he learned from his parents; being ridiculed in high school; Superman; and his new book,’Double Header: My Life with Two Penises’.


This episode is sponsored by Naturebox, Casper, and Harry’s.


Relevant Links:

The Upvoted by reddit Subreddit

Conan O’Brien on Double Dick Dude

Double Dick Dude AMA

Double Header: My Life with Two Dicks

Double Dick Dude’s Tumblr

Double Dick Dude Twitter

Feb 19, 2015

Val Kiossovski and Gino Jevđević (/u/ginoyevdjevich) from Kultur Shock are the focus of this week's Upvoted by reddit. We discuss Gino’s rise to pop stardom in Yugoslavia as Gino Banana; the Bosnian War; Gino’s production of the musical ‘Hair’ during the war; how Joan Baez helped Gino emigrate to the United States; Val’s upbringing in communist Bulgaria; how a song Val wrote granted him status as a political dissident; the inception of Kultur Shock in Seattle; working with Billy Gould from Faith No More; overcoming prejudice in the music industry; finding success in Europe, returning to the Balkans, their new record IX, and Gino’s most recent AMA.


This episode features Billy Gould from Faith No More.


This episode also features God is Busy by Kultur Shock, Amerika by Gino Banana, and Home by Kultur Shock.

This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks and Naturebox.

Relevant Links:

Kultur Shock Official Website

Gino’s reddit AMA

Kultur Shock’s IX is currently available for free download

Kultur Shock’s European Tour Dates

God is Busy by Kultur Shock

Amerika by Gino Banana (Official Music Video)

Ne’am Nervi by Milena Slavova

Home by Kultur Shock (Official Music Video)

Kool Arrow Records

Faith No More Official Website

Feb 18, 2015

Elana Glassman, Jean Yang, and Neha Narula from MIT join Upvoted for a roundtable discussion on women in STEM. We discuss their upbringings, the public vs private sector, challenges women are currently facing in the field, misconceptions on programming, their recent AMA, and the future of CSE.

This episode is sponsored by Naturebox and Squarespace.

Feb 5, 2015

Jordan Axani (/u/jaxani) is the focus of this week's Upvoted by reddit. We talk to Jordan about his experiences growing up in Canada; his love of travel; buying tickets around the world on glitch trip for himself and his girlfriend (Elizabeth Gallagher); their breakup; how he used reddit to find another travel partner named Elizabeth Gallagher; his experience going viral, and using what he learned to launch the non-profit, A Ticket Forward.

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Freshbooks.