Sixteenth Minute (of Fame)

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Cool Zone Media, iHeartPodcast Network

Sixteenth Minute (of Fame)

5.0/5

Critic Rating

Sixteenth Minute (of Fame) is a weekly show from Jamie Loftus that takes a closer look at the internet’s main characters – one part reported, one part interviews, and one part Jamie collapsing her permanently internet-damaged brain. Whether it’s an enduring meme or a dreaded Character of the Day distinction, it’s the kind of notoriety that often results in little money, unwarranted attention, and a confusing blurred line of consent. What do you do when you get more attention and judgement than any one person is built to handle? The Sixteenth Minute of Fame is the place where we figur...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

PodcAsteroid • Podcasteroid Jun 15, 2024

"...it is a little heavy....it’s also witty, sprinkled with personal insights and honesty, and of course has plenty of comedy *air horns* to undercut some of the more caustic moments of existential dread that may occasionally rise up when considering the general state of the world. …"

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Score: 5

Brendan Menapace • Esquire Jun 3, 2024

"Jamie Loftus is the master of taking something ubiquitous—or maybe even overlooked—in culture and zooming in on it to show what it says about our world."

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Score: 5

Wil Williams • Podcast Promise May 31, 2024

"Host Jamie Loftus gives a shit. Not about everything, but about very specific things — and always, the intricacies and nuances often left behind by other journalists. Loftus isn’t about taking the easy way out. Interviews happen in the podcast to serve the central question, not the other way around."

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Score: 5

Devin • Podstack May 30, 2024

"Spoiler alert, it might’ve been the beginning of the end for the internet being a helpful place because of the way content and algorithms took over after this. Jamie brings on so many smart guests to examine this downfall."

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Score: 5

Nicholas Quah • Vulture May 16, 2024

"...Loftus gives him the space to speak from within his own complications. But Loftus, paying close attention to the unspoken context of the story, also repeatedly brings us back...It’s a strong start for a podcast that originally came about as a secondary measure."

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Score: 5

Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter May 13, 2024

"This story is full of exploitation. It’s messy and fascinating and so stuck in the early 2000s, and Jamie is looking into what’s human about it all."

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