Hipsters

May 2017
24:30

S1 Ep6 - The Next Big Thing

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The Next Big Thing - Feeling that the Western hipster has become a parody of itself, Sam travels to a place where the word “hipster” is just beginning to gain traction: China. Sam learns that the idea of the hipster doesn’t really exist in China - instead there is a movement known as the “cultured youth”. This leads Sam to question if “hipster” as we know it can actually be considered to be a genuine subculture: what has it contributed that we will remember in two decades time? Sam returns to D...
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S1 Ep5 - Tokyo Retro Fomo

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Tokyo Retro Fomo - Keen to further explore the hipsters’ love of things of the past, Sam travels to Tokyo. Sam meets some key players in Tokyo’s vintage underground and discovers that in Japan, hipness is not about borrowing the best bits of past subcultures - it’s defined by all-out commitment to your chosen style. Sam returns to LA to meet music writer Simon Reynolds, who literally wrote the book on retro. This leads Sam to investigate hipster music. Sam meets LCD Soundsystem’s Nancy Whang an...
22:30

S1 Ep4 - The Future's Behind Us

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The Future’s Behind Us - Beer labels, café menus, pickle jars… most products targeting hipsters look like they were hand crafted by rural artisans deep in a mountain commune. Keen to understand the reasons behind the prevalence of rustic, oldworld branding in the hipster world, Sam seeks guidance from Roberta Ronsivale of renowned New York branding and design consultancy MUCCA. Observing that a lot of hipsters dress like rural artisans from mountain communes, Sam flies to Melbourne to discover ...
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S1 Ep3 - Here Come The Hipsterpreneurs

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Here Come The Hipsterpreneurs - Selling everything from bespoke burritos to artisanal soap, businesses operated by and for hipsters are now everywhere - and they’re often owned by smart, young “hipsterpreneurs”. Sam wants to discover if this term means “savvy exploiter of trends" or “cool kid who got lucky”. Suspecting it’s a bit of both, Sam travels to Los Angeles where he meets some food truck owners who have used a combination of street smarts, social media skills and culinary innovation to ...
April 2017
22:38

S1 Ep2 - Fix Me A Snack

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Fix Me A Snack - Samuel Johnson pedals deep into the hipster world with an investigation of their ride of choice - the now ubiquitous fixed gear bike. What’s the appeal of a bike with no gears or brakes? Sam will need nerves (and thighs) of steel to find out. Sam tries to catch his breath with a relaxing sandwich but can’t find a cafe that isn’t plastered with intimidating words like “artisanal”; “foraged” or “locavore”. So he decides to learn what they actually mean. He only needs to go as far...
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S1 Ep1 - What Is A Hipster?

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What is a Hipster? - How did fixed gear bikes, artisanal cheese, craft beer and long beards evolve from being niche trends to clichés and commodities? The charming but not particularly hip Samuel Johnson digs into the past to find the origins of the cultural stereotype. Acknowledging that the word has now taken on a distinctively negative connotation and that the peak of the contemporary hipster is actually behind us, the six-part series takes a light-hearted look back at the cultural phenomeno...
March 2015

Ep 2 - promo

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What’s the appeal of a bike with no gears or brakes? Sam will need nerves (and thighs) of steel to find out. Sam also tries to catch his breath with a relaxing sandwich but can’t find a cafe that isn’t plastered with intimidating words like “artisanal”; “foraged” or “locavore”. Join the conversation on Twitter using #hipstersSBS2

Movies For Mondays - Promo

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Movies For Mondays - Promo of Hipsters was broadcast by SBS 2 on Thursday 5 March 2015 at 22:00.

Promo

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Watch the first episode online before it hits the TV screens! Available right here Wednesday 11 March . How do things like fixed gear bikes, artisanal cheese, craft beer and beards evolve from being niche trends to ridiculous clichés? And why will no hipster ever, ever admit to being one? To answer these questions the charming but not particularly hip Samuel Johnson embarks on a global quest to understand the origins, meaning and future of the cultural stereotype that has become known as the “h...
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