In this episode, the Zeugma team explores the various ways "myths" are made and spread via digital and analog technologies. We start by considering of the prevalance of Internet cat memes, especially those featuring cats as mythic figures. After that, Zeugma team member Axel Bohmann interviews documentary maker Ben Steinbauer about his film Winnebago Man, which focuses on the spread of a pre-web meme. Finally, Axel talks with University of Texas graduate student Anne Stewart about her work tracing the spread of myths about birth control on the Internet.

A word of warning that some segments of this episode contain adult language that may be inappropriate for some listeners.

Direct download: Mythmaking.mp3
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