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

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    • 4.8 • 246 Ratings

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

    Eight: 'We Go All'

    Eight: 'We Go All'

    One QAnon believer’s journey through faith and loss — and what becomes of reality as we move online.

    • 35 min
    Seven: 'Where We Go One'

    Seven: 'Where We Go One'

    QAnon believers, united in a battle against what they see as dark forces of the world, reveal where the internet is headed.

    • 29 min
    Six: Impasse

    Six: Impasse

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

    • 23 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
    Four: Headquarters

    Four: Headquarters

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

    • 39 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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
246 Ratings

246 Ratings

david_hay ,

Really really informative and enthralling

I discovered this podcast whilst looking for something to keep me informed AND entertained whilst out on a 8-mile walk one morning.

As the title suggests, I went down the rabbit hole and binged the entire series over the course of a 24-hour period.

Kudos to the NYT reporting team AND to the guests and witnesses, with many of the latter being the subjects of the core topic - we are what we consume ( in the context of streaming media ).

Thanks for an essential and important listen.

Luke Carrier ,

Exceptional

Riveting from start to finish, with a range of interesting guests. If you “enjoyed” The Social Dilemma you should add this to your list. If you work in tech it’s mandatory listening.

Props to Caleb for opening up to draw attention to this problem.

Azajwillz ,

Binge worthy documentary styled podcast

The New York Times was sitting on a goldmine when it had the idea to create such a thought provoking and provocative examination on the ‘Rabbit Hole’ which is the conspiracy theorists who dominate the backdoors of the YouTube platform. A telling account from those who been distorted from the fiction and the pandemic of misinformation in the golden era of populist and endeavouring heights of the digital era and social media and video platforms and how at a grassroots; these platform can be used to bulldozed through honest and transparent democracy in the name of power and control. With interviews from the King of YouTube ‘PewDiePie’ who has gained a cult following of millions of subscribers. It’s Safe to say that this is journalism worth listening to.

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