Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything

By February 22, 2016Great Podcasts

A couple of my favorite podcasts right now, Criminal and 99% Invisible, led me to: Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything

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.