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
    • 4.6 • 6.6K 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

4.6 out of 5
6.6K Ratings

6.6K Ratings

BRANDre85 ,

Needs a second season!

lol, I just went through this a second time after David Cross mentioned it on HIS podcast, but it’s quite fascinating listening years later. I had forgotten about all those right wing trolls, who loomed so large in 2016. I’m also surprised that it’s only been four years for TikTok to go from new upstart to possibly outlawed in the US.

But how has the TikTok algorithm affected folks’ perception of reality? How has it played into global events? Where are all the Q acolytes now? The world needs a season 2!

Kassie7676 ,

Ridiculous

Well here we are still arguing that the Earth is flat. This narrator, if she believes the nonsense she puts forth, needs to take a breath and get an education. I just can’t.

ThejerkSW ,

So good!

Cross said he listened to this and Serial. I really got a kick out of listening to this. Was so relieved to learn that Caleb didn’t turn into a school shooter. YouTube lady is very helpful to hear from. The reporting in this is very well done. Will be looking forward to whatever you guys do next.

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