9 episodes

What is the internet doing to us? The Times tech columnist Kevin Roose discovers what happens when our lives move online.

Rabbit Hole The New York Times

    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 604 Ratings

What is the internet doing to us? The Times tech columnist Kevin Roose discovers what happens when our lives move online.

    One: Wonderland

    One: Wonderland

    A young man finds escape on the internet. He doesn’t realize that on the other side of the screen, a force is pulling him in.

    • 26 min
    Two: Looking Down

    Two: Looking Down

    “The truth is down there, and you’ve got to go down and dig for it.” We trace Caleb’s descent into YouTube, inch by inch.

    • 36 min
    Three: Mirror Image

    Three: Mirror Image

    Five years into a rabbit hole, Caleb goes from one side of the screen to the other.

    • 27 min
    Four: Headquarters

    Four: Headquarters

    A trip to YouTube for a conversation with the woman trying to change it.

    • 39 min
    Five: The Accidental Emperor

    Five: The Accidental Emperor

    How one outsider came to rule the internet — and eventually embody its battle with mainstream culture.

    • 34 min
    Six: Impasse

    Six: Impasse

    An interview with PewDiePie, as he comes to grips with his influence.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
604 Ratings

604 Ratings

overlobe ,

Excellent and compelling

Ironically addictive - with a profound suggestive sting in its tail. Great piece! More please.

mazgabs ,

Brilliant.

Compelling, frightening and insightful.
Humanity is indeed changing fundamentally at a pace we’ve never seen.
Must listen. Thought provoking.
Thank you New York Times.
More of this type of content please.

magrathea! ,

So. Interesting.

This is relevant to everyone who is an internet user - so all of you reading this, at least. The exploration of how algorithms shape human behaviour on the internet through the lens of YouTube is compelling, frightening, and well explained. A must listen. Thank you NYT

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