10 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
    • 4.8 • 406 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

4.8 out of 5
406 Ratings

406 Ratings

HRBJH ,

A gripping listen

Really interesting!

Nicjj85 ,

Illuminating

Excellent journalism, well edited and interesting content.

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.

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