Journalist Adrian Chen has covered the darkest corners of internet culture for years. He’s been a staff writer at the New Yorker and Gawker, and has bylines in practically every publication and on every platform you’ve ever heard of. On this week’s episode, he stops by to discuss his early writing on the Silk Road and the dark web, his sociological research into trolling and its complicated relationship to comedy, the depths of Reddit and 4chan, getting doxxed, the great Gawker Hack of 2010, his upcoming book project, moving to Los Angeles, and his recent lengthy profile of controversial IRL streamer Ice Poseidon for the New Yorker. The outro music is “Scuffed Walk” by Tracksuit Andy, Ice Poseidon, Ebz, Sam Pepper and Kiedom.
Watch Adrian's full-length interview with Ice Poseidon below: