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Join journalist and documentary filmmaker David Farrier as he explores various rabbit holes, trying to make sense of the increasingly mad world around him.

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Join journalist and documentary filmmaker David Farrier as he explores various rabbit holes, trying to make sense of the increasingly mad world around him.

www.webworm.co

    Calvin Reviews Lord of The Rings

    Calvin Reviews Lord of The Rings

    Calvin is seven, and is the son of my producer over on Flightless Bird, Rob — aka “Wobby Wob”. In today's podcast, Calvin watches and then immediately reviews Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. I hope you enjoy it. It’s Calvin, being interviewed by his dad Rob.



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    • 7 min
    A Dead Internet?

    A Dead Internet?

    The internet isn’t just full of bad ideas: It’s dying. The idea of a dead internet isn’t new, and full disclosure — it started life as its own conspiracy theory. Dead Internet Theory posits that most of the internet is just bots — and that these bots are being used to manipulate the human population. While I don’t see some grand scheme playing out online to infect the internet with garbage, I think it’s happening organically and it’s happening fast.


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    • 8 min
    Why Are Bosses Nearly All Buffoons?

    Why Are Bosses Nearly All Buffoons?

    Webworm regular Hayden Donnell with an essay about the incompetent executive class.
    Much has been written about the structural factors accelerating the media’s demise. Tech giants have hoovered up its ad revenue like the sandworms from Dune. Its audiences have migrated to TikTok, or worse, X, where they routinely mistake the deranged inner monologue of @MAGAJackie28743781 for objective journalism.
    Less has been written about the incompetence of the media’s executives. Vice was home to some of the world’s most principled and talented journalists, but it was also run by cartoonish charlatans who blew half the op-ex on jobs for their friends, cocaine and general horndoggery.
    Mostly though, media bosses have demonstrated more mundane strategic ineptitude.
    Enjoy the episode, and see you in the comments over at https://www.webworm.co/p/buffoons


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    • 7 min
    Webworm Goes Behind the Scenes as John Cameron Attempts a Comeback

    Webworm Goes Behind the Scenes as John Cameron Attempts a Comeback

    Episode 14: In this episode, David Farrier reads some feedback from Webworm readers, before Hayden Donnell witnesses the "comeback" of Arise's John Cameron, as John attempts to speak in tongues. This is a look at how Pentecostal Christians tend to be a tight club - and how staging a comeback is part and parcel of anyone's fall.


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    • 20 min
    I talk to the guy behind Paul T Goldman, 2023's best documentary

    I talk to the guy behind Paul T Goldman, 2023's best documentary

    Episode 13: "I talk to the guy behind Paul T Goldman, 2023's best documentary". David chats with Jason Woliner, creator and director of Peacock's PAUL T GOLDMAN. Visit www.webworm.co for more, and to join journalist David Farrier's Webworm community.


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    • 45 min
    The Life and Death of P22

    The Life and Death of P22

    Episode 11: "The Life and Death of P22". A mountain lion walked the streets outside my house, and now it's dead. I'm curious what this fact says about us, and our relationship to nature. This includes an interview with journalist Rob Chaney, author of The Grizzly in the Driveway. For more details see https://www.webworm.co/p/episode11


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    • 15 min

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