A Group of White Men Is Called a Podcast

A Group of White Men Is Called a Podcast

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A Group of White Men Is Called a Podcast refers to a joke which has been repeated on Twitter for several years based on the idea that many podcasts have hosts comprised entirely of white men. The joke itself became parodied in February of 2019 after journalist Lauren Duca repeated the joke as if it were an original, leading the phrase to become a copypasta and a snowclone.

Origin

The earliest known iteration of the joke was tweeted by user @Inkana[1] on July 6th, 2015 (shown below).


'big winner' Follow @Inkana a group of white guys is called a podcast" thank you RETWEETS FAVORITES 773 1,358 THE 6:50 PM-6 Jul 2015

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The joke was repeated multiple times in the following years, though it is unclear if those tweeting it believed it was an original joke or if they were knowingly repeating the joke without credit.[2][3][4]

On February 17th, 2019, journalist Lauren Duca[5] tweeted the joke, gaining over 11,000 retweets and 95,000 likes (shown below). In the ensuing thread, many Twitter users pointed out that it was not her original joke.[6][7]


Lauren Duca @laurenduca Follow ) ﹀ Did You Know: A group of two or more white men is called "a podcast" * 11:41 PM 17 Feb 2019

This led to a surge of people tweeting the joke pretending they had come up with it in parody of Duca. For example, @MurderBryan[8] tweeted it, gaining over 3,700 retweets and 24,000 likes, and followed it up by sarcastically tweeting "I made this joke up. It’s a Murder Bryan original" (shown below, left). User Natalie Walker tweeted that in hell her job would be to log "every time someone thinks they have invented the joke 'Lin-Manuel Samantha' or 'a group of white men is called a podcast,'" gaining over 100 retweets and 2,900 likes (shown below, right).


Bryan @MurderBryan Follow A group of white men is called a podcast 5:05 PM-18 Feb 2019 3,683 Retweets 24841 LikesS8 O Tweet your reply Bryan @MurderBryan Feb 18 I made this joke up. It's a Murder Bryan original 683 e Natalie Walker @nwalks Following Hello welcome to hell my job is logging every time someone thinks they have invented the joke "Lin-Manuel Samantha" or "a group of white men is called a podcast" 35 12:34 AM-18 Feb 2019

Others turned the joke into a snowclone. For example, Twitter user @rachelmilman tweeted "a group of white men is called a kamala harris campaign," gaining over 90 retweets and 800 likes (shown below, left). User @PtakJones tweeted "A group of white men is called a Bernie Sanders please follow my account I am trying so hard," gaining over 170 retweets and 3,600 likes (shown below, right).


tom schwartz's transition lenses @rachelmillman Following a group of white men is called a kamala harris campaign 4:07 PM 19 Feb 2019 Alex "Sensation" Ptak @PtakJokes Follow A group of white men is called a Bernie Sanders please follow my account l am trying so hard 10:46 AM-19 Feb 2019

Various Examples


keezy @sour_mamba Follow did u kno hey guys that um a group of white men are called a podcast 3:58 PM- 19 Feb 2019 jes senpai @jestom Follow v so weird, I thought a group of white men was called a 'murder" 7:27 PM 18 Feb 2019 robby "robby" massey @robbymassey Follow a group of white people all separately tweeting "a group of white men is called a podcast" is called a seeso 5:30 PM-18 Feb 2019 Failing Upwards aingupwards Follow a group of white men is called a hedi slimane runway 12:29 PM-19 Feb 2019 Leslie Lee III @leslieleeii Follow A group of white men is called a podcast because you don't listen to podcasts hosted by black people because you're racist. 6:16 PM-18 Feb 2019 alex @wacoseiko Follow For Sale: A group of white men; never podcasted 1:51 AM-19 Feb 2019

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External References

[1] Twitter – Inkana

[2] Twitter – Justin Blanton

[3] Twitter – Invisible Pixels

[4] Twitter – a group of white men is called a podcast search until 12-31-2018

[5] Twitter – Lauren Duca

[6] Twitter – @TGB

[7] Twitter – @LizardRumsfeld

[8] Twitter – Murder Bryan

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