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The origins of the 'Rick Roll': Rick Astley on his role as an internet meme

(Rory Panagatopolis for WBUR)
(Rory Panagatopolis for WBUR)

In this excerpt of an “Endless Thread” podcast, hosts Amory Sivertson and Ben Brock Johnson talk with singer Rick Astley, whose video for the song “Never Gonna Give You Up” has become the internet meme we call “Rick-Rolling.”

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This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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