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Conversations with People Who Hate Me

53 EpisodesProduced by Dylan Marron & TEDWebsite

In an internet era characterized by comment section wars, devastating clapbacks, and anonymous vitriol, Dylan Marron explores what happens when online feuders step out from behind the keyboard and get to know the human on the other side of the screen. Join Dylan as he connects people who have clashe… read more

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Conversations with People Who Hate Me, hosted by Dylan Marron – Teaser

July 10th, 2017

3:31

Conversations with People Who Hate Me takes hateful conversations online and turns them into productive conversations offline. As a writer and video …

Episode 1: You're a Piece of Sh*t

July 31st, 2017

29:13

Dylan Marron makes popular social justice videos on the internet, so he gets a lot of hate messages. In the first episode of this podcast, he speaks …

Episode 2: Hurt People Hurt People

August 7th, 2017

31:06

Dylan Marron talks to Josh, a teenager who told Dylan that he was “the reason this country is dividing itself.” Josh opens up and reveals that high …

Episode 3: The Call Is Coming from Inside the House

August 21st, 2017

23:55

Dylan Marron wants to make sure that this isn’t just a “conservative versus liberal” podcast, so this week he speaks with Matthew, a left-leaning queer artist who publically posted that Dylan “represents some of the …

Episode 4: Facts and Feelings

August 28th, 2017

27:20

“Facts don’t care about your feelings.” At least according to this week’s guest Anna, a school teacher from the south. Listen as Dylan and Anna try …

Episode 5: The Seeds of Hate

September 4th, 2017

27:50

Today’s guest not only doesn’t hate Dylan Marron, but at one point in the conversation he says he loves him. So why include this episode as part of the show? Listen to the end to find out why.

Conversations with People …

Episode 6: The Good Troll

September 11th, 2017

30:48

Dylan Marron calls James, a stand up comedian and self-identified troll, who publicly wrote that Dylan was “condescending as f*ck.” James walks Dylan …

Episode 7: Sissies and Flaming Queens

September 18th, 2017

35:37

Lee publicly called Dylan a “flaming homo,” a “sissy,” a “flaming queen,” and an “idiot.” The twist? Lee is a gay man himself… with a fascinating life story.

Conversations with People Who Hate Me is a production of …

Episode 8: (Don't) Kill Yourself

September 25th, 2017

32:41

Content Warning: This episode contains a conversation about suicide. Dylan calls someone who publicly told him to kill himself and that people like …

Episode 9: Conclusion (For Now)

October 2nd, 2017

48:33

To close out this chapter Dylan calls up people who love the show and have used it as motivation for conversations in their own life, including a conservative listener who’s a fan of the podcast. (Thanks for listening, …

Episode 10: Bigot Scum

February 12th, 2018

40:51

Dylan moderates a conversation between two strangers who clashed online. Marcia is a stand up comedian and proud feminist who frequently writes things like “men are scum” on social media and Andrew is an “anti-feminist” …

Episode 11: The Trans Ban

April 2nd, 2018

32:12

Tyler Gilmore is a veteran of the Marines who vocally expressed his support for the trans ban. In this episode Dylan connects him to Maddie Makara, a veteran who served for 16 years and recently came out as a trans …

Episode 12: Burned At The Stake

April 16th, 2018

33:16

Jaya wrote an essay suggesting the television show ‘The Office’ doesn’t hold up to today’s standards. The essay was tweeted out and Tom tweeted back …

Episode 13: Talentless Hack

April 30th, 2018

24:23

Doug called Dylan Marron a “talentless propaganda hack” so Dylan called him up to ask why.

Want to be a guest on the show and talk to someone who said something negative to you? Fill out the form at 

Episode 14: Digital Self-Harm

May 14th, 2018

28:51

Alyson anonymously sent herself hateful and homophobic messages online. Dylan Marron asks her why.

Want to be a guest on the show and take your own …

Episode 15: Teens and Guns

May 28th, 2018

34:51

Two teenagers from opposite ends of the political spectrum speak to each other about guns in the United States.

Want to be a guest on the show and …

Episode 16: Bitch Talk About Palestine

June 11th, 2018

21:27

Intesar told Dylan "bitch talk about Palestine" so Dylan called him up and they did.

Want to be a guest on the show and take your own online …

Episode 17: You Are a Liar

June 25th, 2018

1:02:37

A rape survivor speaks to someone who called them a liar.

Want to be a guest on the show and take your own online conversation and move it offline? Fill out the form at conversationswithpeoplewhohateme.com

Episode 18: Civility

July 9th, 2018

35:46

Dylan connects two strangers to talk to about civility in the age of Trump.

(Here’s a link to the article referenced in the episode.)

Want to be a guest on the show and take your own online conversation and move it …

Episode 19: Latinx

July 23rd, 2018

37:45

Latinx is the gender-neutral alternative to the terms Latino and Latina. Kat Lazo is a content creator who made a video explaining why some people use it. Alvaro commented “this chic is annoying” beneath that video. …

Episode 20: They/Them

August 6th, 2018

44:05

Lindsay makes a web series that teaches young kids about LGBTQ issues. Lennox is a high schooler who wrote Lindsay a message saying the show is …

Episode 21: Nauseating

August 20th, 2018

30:19

Iain is a college senior who writes a bi-weekly column for his campus newspaper. In commenting on the current state of media he referred to Dylan’s …

Episode 22: Is This Racist?

September 3rd, 2018

34:57

Three years ago Lauren called in to Andrew Ti’s popular call-in podcast Yo Is This Racist? with a question. She felt Andrew and his guest co-host …

Episode 23: Unfriended

September 17th, 2018

39:49

Jabari and Andrew were Facebook friends until the 2016 election tore them apart and one unfriended the other. Dylan connects them on a phone call for their first extended conversation about what happened.

Want to be a …

Episode 24: I Hate This Podcast

October 1st, 2018

33:27

Dylan talks to Steve who really does not like this podcast at all.

Want to be a guest on the show and take your own online conversation and move it offline? Fill out the form at conversationswithpeoplewhohateme.com

Episode 25: I Hope You're Eaten Alive

October 15th, 2018

1:04:39

Benjamin was a guest on this show and K is a listener who became so upset by Benjamin’s comments said that she publicly wrote “Ben, if you’re reading this I hope you’re eaten alive by wild dogs.” Dylan connected them on …

Listener Call: Kaleb

November 12th, 2018

33:51

Dylan answers listener questions from a man named Kaleb.

Want to be a guest on the show and take your own online conversation and move it offline? Fill out the form at conversationswithpeoplewhohateme.com

Listener Call: Jamie

November 26th, 2018

32:04

Dylan speaks to a listener about their family dynamics.

Want to be a guest on the show and take your own online conversation and move it offline? Fill out the form at conversationswithpeoplewhohateme.com

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Listener Call: Nick

December 10th, 2018

30:53

Dylan speaks with Nick, a listener of the podcast who had a very personal connection to one of the episodes.

Want to be a guest on the show and take your own online conversation and move it offline? Fill out the form …

Episode 26: Happy & Merry

December 24th, 2018

44:23

“Merry Christmas” can be a divisive phrase. In this episode Dylan connects two strangers who open up to each other about their respective feelings …

Episode 27: I Hate Amanda Palmer

January 28th, 2019

1:08:14

Amanda Palmer is a celebrated musician and artist with a whole bunch of devoted fans… and some vocal detractors. In this episode Dylan moderates a …

Episode 28: Hypocrite

February 11th, 2019

41:06

Jesse called Dylan a hypocrite. Dylan admits he may be right.

If you’d like to be a guest on this show fill out the form at conversationswithpeoplewhohateme.com

Conversations with People Who Hate Me is a production of …

Episode 29: Bob The Drag Queen

February 25th, 2019

58:47

Celebrated drag queen & winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Bob The Drag Queen chats with James, a stranger who tweeted “I really really really don’t …

Episode 30: Easy Target

March 11th, 2019

37:09

Dylan speaks to Brian, a stranger who called him a gay slur.

If you’d like to be a guest on this show fill out the form at conversationswithpeoplewhohateme.com

Conversations with People Who Hate Me is a production of …

Episode 31: High School Reunion

March 25th, 2019

31:02

Dylan speaks to Carl, an old high school classmate, about something Carl wrote online seventeen years ago - before social media as we know it was …

Empathy is not Endorsement

July 31st, 2019

12:12

Host Dylan Marron shares his 2018 TED Talk “Empathy is not Endorsement.”

TED Talks Daily features a new TED Talk every weekday. You can find it wherever you get your podcasts.

You can watch his talk here:

Episode 32: Trash

January 27th, 2020

48:26

In the summer of 2017 journalist Katie Herzog wrote a piece that was widely criticized. Ultimately she found herself at the bottom of a social media pile-on. 3,000 miles east of Katie, a woman named Robyn Kanner joined …

Episode 33: Bernie Bros

February 10th, 2020

50:24

A Bernie supporter and an Elizabeth Warren supporter connect after clashing online.

If you’d like to be a guest on this show fill out the form at conversationswithpeoplewhohateme.com

Conversations with People Who Hate …

Episode 34: Peloton Husband

February 24th, 2020

44:32

When a Peloton commercial went viral, countless people shared their thoughts online. In this episode, Dylan connects Sean, an actor in that commercial with Tom, a man who called him a loser.

If you’d like to be a guest …

Episode 35: I Hate Hank Green

March 9th, 2020

36:43

Popular writer, vlogger, and creator Hank Green speaks to someone who tweeted “popular opinion but I hate hank green.”

If you’d like to be a guest …

Episode 36: Dangerously Dead Wrong

March 23rd, 2020

41:46

Two longtime friends talk after getting into a Facebook altercation about COVID-19.

Conversations with People Who Hate Me is a production of Night Vale Presents. Credits: Dylan Marron (creator, producer, host), Vincent …

Returning in 2022: Conversations with People Who Hate Me

November 22nd, 2021

2:42

The first rule of the internet: avoid the comments sections. On Conversations with People Who Hate Me, host Dylan Marron breaks that rule. He …

Episode 37: Salvation

February 16th, 2022

1:06:46

A young trans man and his mother speak about her struggle to accept his gender identity.

Preorder Conversations with People Who Hate Me (the book!) here: https://tedtalks.social/3HUsF3m

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Episode 38: Cheap Ass Sponsored Ad

February 23rd, 2022

42:39

When Amanda left a snarky comment in response to a sponsored ad, she assumed she was taking a shot at a gigantic corporate entity who wouldn’t care …

Episode 39: You're a Meme

March 2nd, 2022

51:32

A widely recognized actor speaks to a teenager who participated in a misogynistic meme against her.

Preorder Conversations with People Who Hate Me (the book!) here: https://tedtalks.social/3HUsF3m

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Episode 40: What a Disgrace

March 9th, 2022

56:27

Two colleagues speak for the first time since their falling-out in a text message.

Preorder Conversations with People Who Hate Me (the book!) here:

Episode 41: Balloon Guy

March 16th, 2022

49:42

Dylan tries (and fails) to produce a conversation for Michael James Schneider, a popular artist who is derisively known to some as "balloon guy.”

Episode 42: Vaccines

March 23rd, 2022

1:08:41

A listener who is scared of the COVID vaccine speaks to Dylan's doctor about the vaccine's benefits.

To learn more about the safety of COVID vaccines, check out the CDC's website here.

Find Dr. Keith Roach on Facebook

Episode 43: Throw Your Book In The Fire

March 30th, 2022

1:05:59

Dylan speaks to a friend who has been openly critical of this project since it began.

Conversations with People Who Hate Me The Book is out now! Get it here: https://tedtalks.social/3HUsF3m

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How to Be a Better Human

April 6th, 2022

33:38

This is... NOT an episode of Conversations with People Who Hate Me. We're taking a week off, so instead we're sharing an episode of another podcast …

Episode 44: Conversion Part 1

April 13th, 2022

46:15

Garrard Conley, a survivor of conversion therapy, recounts his experience. (Part 1 of 3)

Conversations with People Who Hate Me The Book is out now! Get it here: https://tedtalks.social/3HUsF3m

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Episode 45: Conversion Part 2

April 20th, 2022

38:58

John Smid recounts how he came to run a well-known conversion therapy clinic. (Part 2 of 3)

Conversations with People Who Hate Me The Book is out now! Get it here: https://tedtalks.social/3HUsF3m

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Episode 46: Conversion Part 3

April 27th, 2022

1:07:27

A conversion therapy survivor speaks to the man who ran the conversion therapy clinic he escaped from. (Part 3 of 3)

Order Conversations with People Who Hate Me (the book!) here: https://tedtalks.social/398oDrs

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