Reconciling Our Digital Selves with Our Souls
In our third episode, we consider the way the internet is shaping our lives.
First, we talk about this extraordinary column from Ask Polly: "I'm Dying But I Want to Be In Love." It brings up topics of friendship, loneliness, and tragedy trolling. We also discuss the Dear Sugar advice column, and Sarah's favorite edition about a father who lost his son. (In this discussion, Sarah references Ezra Klein's interview with Robert Wright.)
Sarah shares a Medium essay by James Bridle about the creation of YouTube content for children. It has us thinking about our humanity in the digital age, what we want from the internet, and what kind of people we want to be.