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Jul 30, 2015

Cameron Norris (/u/cameronwevolver) is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss Cameron’s upbringing, how his interest in bionics developed, working with Wevolver, his offer to help /u/doctorspacemann, how redditors banded together to help him, and the crowdsourcing of reddit Builds Bionics.

 

This episode features Cameron Norris /u/cameronwevolver, Neela Janakiramanan, and Yev Pusin (/u/yevp).

 

This episode is sponsored by Audible, Stamps.com, and Backblaze.

 

Relevant Links:

 

/u/doctorspacemann’s post

Reddit Builds Bionics Website

Cameron’s Latest Update

inMoov Robot

Exii

Jul 16, 2015

Unidan (/u/unidanx) is the focus of this week’s Upvoted by reddit. We discuss how he fell in love with science; his comedic development; discovering reddit; reddit fame; his ban; the aftermath; harassment; what he is currently been up to; and what he has learned from the experience.

 

This episode is sponsored by Ting, Casper, and Stamps.com.

 

Relevant Links

Jul 9, 2015

The events of last week are the focus of this week’s Upvoted by reddit. We talk about what we did wrong; our failure in communicating properly with moderators; what we plan to do in the near future; and what we have learned. I am joined by Chad Birch (/u/deimorz) to discuss his background as a reddit moderator; working at reddit; his recent AMA in r/modnews on Tuesday, and what his new role as the mod tools engineer entails.

 

Relevant Links:

/u/deimorz AMA about Mod Support

/u/ekjp’s Apology Announcement

/u/kn0thing’s Popcorn Comment in /r/subredditdrama

Subreddit Simulator

/r/gaming

 

/r/games

Jun 25, 2015

Steve Huffman (/u/spez) and Alexis Ohanian (/u/kn0thing) discuss the founding of reddit. They discuss Tags vs Subreddits; star rating systems; faking users; the debate on comments; the RTM button; how reddit was originally built on LISP; the front page; recommendation engines; the Google Acquisition offer; Chris Sacca; their meeting with Yahoo; Aaron Swartz; free speech; and their hopes for reddit in the next 10 years.

 

 

This episode features original music by Andrew Joslyn (/u/AJMuse).

 

This episode is sponsored by Ting, Casper and Stamps.com.

 

Relevant Links:

Hipmunk

Imgur Album with the Screenshots Discussed in this Episode

First Comment Section on reddit

/r/Blog Post on the Ten Year Anniversary of reddit

The Upvoted Speakpipe

Andrew Joslyn’s Website

Jun 4, 2015

The social impact of the Indian Net Neutrality debate is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by reddit. This is the last of our two part series on this subject. We discuss the original TRAI paper, r/india’s involvement in the debate, how redditors got involved, AIB’s video, Internet.org’s change in policy and where the debate currently is.

 

This episode features Nikhil Pahwa (/u/atnixxin), /u/rahulthewall, /u/_dexter, /u/parlor_tricks,  and Marvin Ammori (/u/amarv1n).

 

This episode features guest host and Upvoted producer: Alex Aldea (/u/paragonpod)

 

This episode features original music by Andrew Joslyn (/u/AJMuse).

 

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

 

Relevant Links:

u/shrik450’s call to action after the TRAI Paper

r/india

r/india’s app store activism against Flipkart for their role in Airtel Zero

AIB’s ‘Save the Internet’ Video

Mark Zuckerberg’s May 4th video on Internet.org

Save The Internet

Save the Internet Memes

The Upvoted Speakpipe

Medianama

Marvin Ammori’s Website

Andrew Joslyn's Website

May 28, 2015

The Indian Net Neutrality debate is the focus of this week’s episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss what net neutrality is, how the debate grew in the United States, how fighters of internet freedom mobilized public opinion, how the battle in the states was won, the growth of the internet in India, the importance of mobile in the discussion, zero rated systems, and internet.org.

 

This episode features Marvin Ammori (/u/amarv1n), Nikhil Pahwa (/u/atnixxin), and Jesse Simms (/u/actionjesse).

 

This episode features guest host and Upvoted producer: Alex Aldea (/u/paragonpod)

 

This episode features original music by Andrew Joslyn (/u/AJMuse).

 

This episode is sponsored by Ting and Stamps.com.

 

Relevant Links:

 

E-Marketer Article on the Worldwide Growth of Internet Users

E-Marketer Article on the Worldwide Growth of Smartphone Users

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’s Segment about the Net Neutrality Debate in the United States

The Sunlight Foundation’s Study on Net Neutrality Lobbying

Net Index’s Study on Download Speeds by Country

The New York Times Article about Why the United States Has Fallen Behind on Internet Speeds and Price

Internetlivestats.org on Internet Users by Country:

Quartz’s Article on Facebook Zero

Mark Zuckerberg’s 2013 Interview with CNN about Internet.org

Medianama

Marvin Ammori’s Website

Andrew Joslyn Website

/u/nollie_ollie’s post about the onesie and postcard she received from Ting

Mar 5, 2015

James Harrison and Zachary Meyer (/u/bobandgeorge) are both the focus of this week's episode of Upvoted by reddit. We discuss the history of rhesus disease; James’ surgery at the age of 14 in which he needed a major blood transfusion; his involvement with the Anti D program; the need for blood donations; /u/ironyx’s original call to help find a bone marrow donor for his nephew; how Zach signed up to be a bone marrow donor as a result of a post by Erik Martin, and Alexis documents his trip to the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital to donate blood.

 

This episode features James Harrison, Xaoming Gibb (RH Program Director at the Red Cross), Tim Wong (Australian Red Cross), Simon McMillan, April McMillan, Zachary Meyer, and Jesse Sims (Content Coordinator at Ting).

 

This episode is sponsored by Ting and Squarespace.



Relevant Links:

 

The TIL Post on James Harrison

 

/u/ironyx’s post about seeking help for his nephew’s bone marrow transplant

 

Erik Martin’s blog post urging redditors to sign up to become bone marrow donors

 

Zachary Meyer’s AMA

 

Ting’s Subreddit


Alexis’ recent trip to the LA Children’s Hospital to donate blood

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.

Jan 29, 2015

DeStorm Power is the focus of this week's episode of Upvoted by reddit. We talk to DeStorm about his experiences growing up in the projects; his first encounters with art; moving to New York City to follow his dreams, his period of homelessness; breaking into the music industry, and becoming one of the biggest social media stars of all time.

 

This episode features Sarah Penna of Big Frame.

 

This episode also features the songs My Life is Like a Movie and King Kong by DeStorm.


This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Freshbooks.

Jan 22, 2015

Max Gleason aka Smooth McGroove (/u/SmoothMcGroove) is the focus of this week's episode of Upvoted by reddit. We talk to Max about growing up in Oklahoma; falling in love with videogames; developing as a musician; teaching drums, delving into video game acapella music; and creating a unique career for himself with the support of his fans.


This episode features Smooth’s renditions of Dire Dire Docks, Ocarina of Time, and Guile’s Theme.

 

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Igloo.

Jan 15, 2015

The story of Rome, Sweet Rome and James Erwin (/u/prufrock451) are the focus of this week's episode of Upvoted by reddit. We talk to James about growing up in Iowa; winning Jeopardy twice; writing Rome, Sweet Rome; meeting his manager, Adam Kolbrenner; selling his script to Warner Brothers; and Acadia.

 

Check out the pre-order of James’ new book, Acadia.

 

This episode features Vanished from the Rome, Sweet Rome Soundtrack by /u/theht.

 

This episode also features audio from the Rome, Sweet Rome trailer by /u/mojomann128.

 

This episode also features artwork from /u/stabyourface.

 

Check out days 1-7 from Rome, Sweet Rome and the subreddit, r/romesweetrome.


This episode is sponsored by Igloo and Freshbooks.

Jan 8, 2015

Dante Orpilla (/u/youngluck) is the focus of the debut episode of Upvoted by reddit. We talk to Dante about the Bottom Dwellerz; losing custody of his son; his drug addiction, his trial; discovering reddit; having Kleinbl00 from the R/favors subreddit help him write a speech for the judge; Blackmarketarts; getting involved with redditgifts; and eventually getting his dream job at reddit.

 

Check out Dante's app 'Dials'.

 

This episode features Old New Orleans by the Bottom Dwellerz.

 

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Tech Hungry.

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