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Internet Explorer Podcast: How To Seduce A Digital Pigeon

There's a Japanese video game where you attend a school for teen pigeons, and we want to know everything about it.

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Get ready for some intense discussion of teen sex, both human and pigeon. It's the new BuzzFeed's Internet Explorer podcast:

Hatoful Boyfriend is a Japanese video game where you attend a high school for giant pigeons and date giant pigeons.

The premise is that you're a human, but you attend an elite high school for pigeons (who have become human sized due to a nuclear accident). In the high school, you date and do other normal high school things.

It's a wildly popular game in Japan. BuzzFeed's Cates Holderness has actually been playing this game for years and comes in to talk to us about how it works.


Have you heard of the period tracker Glow? They have a community section with a lot of really crazy questions where people don't understand how babies are made. Like this girl:

Here's a video of Cyber Goths in action!

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And here's a makeup tutorial so you can get the look right.

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Thanks to Tanlines for our theme song. They have a new album coming out May 19 so check it out if you like what you hear.

Also thanks to Suicide Commando for their cybergoth banger "God Is In The Rain". Play it when you're feeling like you're ready to leave your human shell behind and upload yourself completely to the mainframe. Like, when you're listening to internet Explorer.

Subscribe to BuzzFeed's Internet Explorer podcast on iTunes (or whatever podcast app you use) and get a new episode each Wednesday!

A podcast where BuzzFeed editors Ryan Broderick and Katie Notopoulos explore the weirdest corners of the internet. They look at things so that you don't have to.

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Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Notopoulos writes about tech and internet culture is cohost of the Internet Explorer podcast.

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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