What is the internet doing to us? The Times tech columnist Kevin Roose discovers what happens when our lives move online.
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.
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.
Three: Mirror Image
Five years into a rabbit hole, Caleb goes from one side of the screen to the other.
A trip to YouTube for a conversation with the woman trying to change it.
Five: The Accidental Emperor
How one outsider came to rule the internet — and eventually embody its battle with mainstream culture.
An interview with PewDiePie, as he comes to grips with his influence.
I was extremely pleased that they did not record a microcosm of information; they incorporated the thoughts and stories of opposing views and humanized them in a way that makes it easier to listen to why they think and feel how they do.
100% recommend for any leftist that wants to understand what draws people to the right/alt-right.
Are you planning to make sequel?
This was such a great podcast! The history of how people go down the rabbit hole! Highly recommended!