I work on a college campus (including several years in admissions) and saw these issues play out every day. This episode is worth listening to if you haven’t been around or thought about the college experience recently.
This conversation is super timely right now with everything going on surrounding Jeffrey Epstein. The point the authors make about “conspiracy without the theory” sums up a good chunk of our media/cultural environment in 2019.
Someone who built his career by getting people to spend more time on their phones is now trying to get people to use them less. Will he be successful? Is it too little too late? This episode raises some of those questions.
Causepods is a great resource to find out about nonprofits who are using podcasts to spread the word about worthy causes. Huge thanks to Mathew Passy for having me on the show to ramble on about democracy 😀
So much good stuff in this episode about identity, polarization, psychology, and argument. I can’t say I feel better after listening to it, but I definitely have a more thorough understanding of how we got to the current moment in politics.
I read Laurence’s book Picnic Comma Lightning on vacation recently and, while I can’t tell you exactly what it’s about, I found it to be a fascinating glimpse into life in 2019. Hearing Laurence in interview helped me contextualize the book. I highly recommend the book and this interview about it!
This episode asks some very important questions questions about influencers and online life more broadly. I see a lot of parallels to the struggles of social media influences and burgeoning podcasters.
Great discussion about how streaming services are changing the way music is produced and consumed. Are the changes for the better?
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There’s a lot of truth to Brian’s notion that cable is increasingly a “conversation about the news” rather than solely reporting the news itself. I like hi optimism about what we can do once we accept that premise.