In part two of our discussion on the dark side of fandom, RS Benedict talks to Tim Heiderich about parasocial relationships, Twitch streamers, Nazis, Pink Floyd’s The Wall and fans who want to watch their idols burn.
- The Dark Side of K-Pop
- Mary Weiland’s heartbreaking letter in Rolling Stone about the death of her ex-husband, Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland
- Fake Friends Episode One
- Parasocial Relationships: The Nature of Celebrity Fascinations
- That movie where Melissa Joan Hart falls in love with a nutcracker is in fact real
- Rammstein — “Mann Gegen Mann”
- Disney lobbies Congress to change copyright laws
- Nine Inch Nails — “Every Day Is Exactly The Same”
- The Skinner Box
- That bit from The Wall
- That time Roger Waters spit on a dude
- How it feels to listen to podcasts
- that Electric Literature piece about Judy
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