Say My Meme

Say My Meme

Say My Meme is exactly what it sounds like: A podcast that literally describes the world's most #relevant memes, bringing the blind and sighted people together through laughter and the power of visual description. Brought to you by Will from Be My Eyes and Caroline from Scribely.

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November 17, 2021 13 min

Anonymous cartoonist "Chris (Simpsons Artist)" has amassed somewhat of a cult following for his pastel, airplane-safety style illustrations depicting strange stream of consciousness observations about life and existence. Hold our hand and dive in to some more strange memes as we enter the weird world of Chris Simpsons Artist.

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This week, we're talking Weird Memes. Contextless and often heavily pixelated, these are the ubiquitous step-siblings of the memes that we all know and love. What is it about memes that confuse us that also keeps us coming back for more? Will and Caroline investigate.

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August 17, 2021 19 min

Everyone over the age of 20 probably remembers the feeling – of going to a record store, browsing the aisles, carefully picking up each CD or casette, one by one, and examining the album art. Today, album covers are little more than placeholder content for streaming services, but some enterprising artists have turned the old-school marketing collateral into new-school jokes. This week, we investigate the album cover meme.

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August 4, 2021 23 min

Disneyland is back in action (at 25% capacity, for now) and so the Say My Meme crew is tackling some Magic Kingdom memes to make you smile, cringe and, yeah probably run screaming too. From Walter White to Pennywise the Clown to good ol' Side-Eye Chloe, listen in to hear the cultural context around some of our favorite Disneyland memes.

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July 27, 2021 15 min

The Olympics are, undeniably, a big deal. And whether you agree with the ancient Greek games' sociopolitical agenda, capitalist underpinnings or contradictory policies on everything from disability to drug use – you probably can't help but watch. So this week, we're brining you some choice memes about all your favorite Olympic topics.

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July 13, 2021 19 min

As if film memes weren't hard enough, this week we dove into the world of Saturday Morning Cartoons – before you could just watch cartoons on-demand – to explore the best memes to come out of classics like Powerpuff Girls, Pinky and the Brain, Spongebob and more.

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July 6, 2021 18 min

Now that everyone is getting back on planes and hitting the road again, we're hitting the podcast with some travel memes! If you want your favorite memes audio described on the show, send us an email at hello@saymymeme.com!

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June 29, 2021 16 min

It's hotter than ever, and so this week we decided to pull some memes that everyone can relate to: What happens at the beach. Whether it's that weirdo with the metal detector or the bizarre sunburn you came home with, this is your jumping off point for summer. 

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June 22, 2021 20 min

What do you think of when you hear the words "Dog Show"? Maybe you've seen the Christopher Guest cult classic film "Best in Show," but if not, you might not have much of a reference point for this somewhat obscure subculture. That's why, inspired by the recent return of the Westminster Dog Show, the Say My Meme team went to work describing a handful of Dog Show Memes to let everyone in on the fun – and absur...

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June 15, 2021 15 min

We all feel like Jokers on dating apps sometimes. But what's the difference between Joaquin Phoenix and a guy posing with his lawnmower? Say My Meme is here to investigate, with some choice online dating memes to lighten your load and get you ready for your own "Hot Vax Summer."

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June 7, 2021 40 min

Matthew Shifrin is the host of the new Radiotopia Presents podcast Blind Guy Travels – and he's also somewhat of a "meme skeptic." Blind since birth, Matthew hasn't engaged much with the visual culture of memes. So in our neverending crusade to bring memes to tohe people who have the least access, we attempted to turn Matthew into a meme enthusiast by tapping into one of this favorite subjects: musical theatre.

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May 4, 2021 28 min

May The Fourth Be With You! This week, Caroline and Will are joined by a special guest host – Caroline's husband, Justin – to unpack the wonderful and incredibly nerdy world of Star Wars memes. I've been waiting a long time for this, my little green friend!

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April 26, 2021 27 min

Blind beauty expert and journalist Lucy Edwards recently sent in a request to Say My Meme, for beauty and makeup memes, and when we get a request we deliver! Lucy joins us as our first guest host to talk all memes skincare, makeup and more!

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April 19, 2021 21 min

April is a big month for things that are green: The Earth, Weed.. not sure what else. And to stoners, memes are the lifeblood of good humor and chill times. That's why this week we're bringing you the best weed memes!

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April 16, 2021 1 min

Back for her second meme, Violet describes a surprising – and perturbing – meme revival of Charlotte's Web.

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April 14, 2021 4 min

Nick describes a surprising take on the classic layered bird -- the per-turducken. Just listen.

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April 12, 2021 26 min

This week on Say My Meme, we're describing Classic Art memes! Show notes for this episode:

  • Insta is live and full of memes! @saymymemepod
  • Here are the works featured on the episode:
  • Walter McEwan, Woman of the Empire, 1902.
  • Pietro Perugino, Madonna and Child, 1500.
  • Fernand Cormon, Femme au Narguile, 1878.
  • Nikolaus Schulmeister, Tract of the Passion Manuscript, 14th century.
  • Raphael, Portrait of Maddalena Doni, 1506.
  • Michiel Sweer...
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    April 5, 2021 26 min

    Whether it's casually dropped in a text or mispronounced like the peanut butter, the GIF can be an elusive animal. This week on the podcast, Caroline and Will discuss GIF accessibility, and describe five popular GIFs ranging from The Rock to the girl who jumps like a horse.

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    March 29, 2021 31 min

    Bree Klauser typically doesn't describe herself as "blind," even though she technically is. Legally blind for most of her life but preferring "low vision" as a way for people to better understand her visual field, Bree has appeared in shows such as Apple TV's See, the new Audible series Phreaks and more. She joined us as our first guest to describe some memes, talk about meme appreciation and her new films p...

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    March 26, 2021 1 min

    Remember Jack? You may remember the infamous "urinal etiquette" meme from two whole weeks ago. Well, Jack is back – our first ever repeat submitter, and therefore now our MEME LEADER – with a timely Wonka meme that will make you feel, well.. less than lucky. Submit your meme to hello@saymymeme.com and get your name on the leaderboard today! Who knows, maybe there'll be a prize.

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