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Hello Internet
Hello Internet Logo.svg
Hosted by
Length38–169 minutes
Audio format
No. of episodes119 (As of March 2019)[1]
2 bonus episodes
1 vinyl episode
12 Days of HI Christmas (12 episodes)
Original releaseJanuary 31, 2014 – present
Related showsCortex, The Unmade Podcast

Hello Internet is an audio podcast hosted by YouTube content creators Brady Haran and CGP Grey.[2][3]


As this fan illustration depicts, Haran and Grey often refer to themselves respectively as a caveman and a robot to describe their differing personalities.

The podcast features discussions pertaining to their lives as professional creators for YouTube, the content of their most recent videos as well as their interests and annoyances. Typical topics include YouTube, technology etiquette, books, movie and TV show reviews, plane accidents, vexillology, futurology, and the differences between Haran and Grey's personalities and lifestyles.[4][5]


The "Nail & Gear", the podcast's official flag chosen by its listeners in a 2015 mail-in election

The podcast debuted in 2014.[6] That year it reached the #1 iTunes podcast in the United Kingdom.[6] It was also selected as one of Apple's best new podcasts of 2014.[7]

In 2015, Brady Haran and the podcast were credited with reappropriating the word "freebooting" to describe copyright infringement via re-hosting videos on platforms such as Facebook, a practice typically undertaken to profit from advertisements alongside the content. Facebook has since adopted tools to address this.[8][9][10]

The Guardian included the podcast among its 50 best of 2016, naming episode 66 ("A Classic Episode") its episode of the year; the paper described the podcast as having "in-depth debates and banter that is actually amusing".[11]

See also


  1. ^ "Archive". Hello Internet. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  2. ^ "15 Podcasts for Extremely Specific Kinds of Nerds". Mental Floss. Retrieved 2016-05-22.
  3. ^ "The 43 best websites for learning something new". Business Insider. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  4. ^ Wellhofer, Jack (15 February 2017). "Hello Internet piques interest". The Polytechnic. Troy, United States: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Archived from the original on 22 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  5. ^ Adams, Josh (31 December 2015). "Top 3 Podcasts You Must Listen To In 2016". Archived from the original on 22 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  6. ^ a b " 'Hello Internet' by CGP Grey & Brady Haran (British Podcasts iTunes Chart)". Itunes Charts. Archived from the original on 22 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  7. ^ Singh, Manish (8 December 2014). "Apple reveals the top apps, games, music and movies on its Indian Store in 2014". BGR India. BGR Media, LLC. Archived from the original on 22 August 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  8. ^ Oremus, Will (8 July 2015). "Facebook's Piracy Problem". Slate. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  9. ^ Foxx, Chris. "Facebook announces new tools to tackle video theft". BBC News. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  10. ^ Perlberg, Steven (12 April 2016). "Facebook Launches Tool to Combat Video 'Freebooting'". Wall Street Journal.
  11. ^ "The 50 best podcasts of 2016". The Guardian. 2016-12-21. ISSN 0261-3077. Archived from the original on 22 August 2017. Retrieved 2016-12-21.

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