Part investigative journalism, part audio memoir, part sketch comedy think pieces; I can’t easily classify this podcast. And sometimes I’m not sure I even like it. But his 6 part series “The Dislike Club” from November/December of 2014 is amazing. AMAZING. AMAZING!
Every episode holds some little gold nugget, but some of my favorites are:
- When Ethan Zuckerman, the man who invented the pop up ad, admits that we must rethink the fundamentals of the web in Part 2
- Anthropologist Gabriella Coleman, writer of “Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: the many faces of Anonymous” describing the inner workings of the enigmatic hacker collective in Part 3
- The secret origin of Facebook and the analysis of the work of Grocho Marx in Part 5 is sublime
Check it out.