One year ago, Marc used the Labor Day episode of WTF to find out why so much bad stuff in the world gets birthed in the darkest corners of the internet. A year later, it's only gotten worse. Marc talks with comic artist Matt Furie about how his creation, Pepe the Frog, was appropriated by online racists and Nazis, and Arthur Jones explains why he made a documentary about Matt's quest to reclaim Pepe. Also, Andrew Marantz from The New Yorker joins Marc to help draw the line from Pepe to QAnon and other fanatical online behavior.See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
How did a laid-back, semi-stoned cartoon frog end up a symbol of the alt-right? The new documentary "Feels Good Man" traces the origins of the character Pepe the Frog, from the perspective of the artist who first drew him and was baffled by the hijacking of his beloved frog. We'll speak to director Arthur Jones and producer Giorgio Angelini about this story of political appropriation.
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