Reviews
This is worth your time. A good understanding of the evolution of algorithms and social media platforms.
mattrhames via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/20
The trick will be to get parents to listen to get children to listen. Excellent work!
braneeack via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/19/20
The problem of AI in regards to YouTube algorithms and the risk of being caught in an echo chamber is very real. That being said, to misrepresent certain political commentators or YouTube personalities as Alt-Right is foolish. If this podcast is really about the "rabbit hole" why does...Read full review »
Thevillagegreen via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/17/20
Poor finish.
brother-dan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/20
This was one of the most interesting podcasts I’ve ever listened to. It really answers the question of why we all seem to be getting dumber. Fascinating.
ENak555 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/12/20
A smart and important look at how the internet is shaping our reality. Great insights and so well told and produced.
Frannyink via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 09/11/20
We live in a world run by algorithms. Learn about them here.
InconsistentlyMe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/08/20
Absolute hogwash in every episode. No time spent addressing claims of you tubers. Only pearl clutching and the narrator saying over and over again “here’s what he said.” It’s all true so... what’s wrong with listening to it?
Anarchyseeds via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/07/20
The material is compelling: we’re in a new era of radicalization of otherwise “normal” via newly formed media sources. However I’m worried the listening experience on this podcast is rough enough that the people who SHOULD hear this won’t sit through it long enough to get the message. Don’t get...Read full review »
applepride via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/05/20
This podcast is incredibly binge worthy and important to understand how technology has us all in its grasp. One of my favorite in recent memory.
Jetiek via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/05/20
The content is timely, deeply fascinating, illuminating, and provides an empathetic look at the world of internet conspiracy theories and algorithmic social media. On top of that, the production and presentation was riveting and incredibly well done. Quality journalism in the form of a podcast.
SharkByteMusic via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/04/20
Key to the first part is the understanding that people cannot be unradicalised by being treated like morons, rather by fighting fire with fire - the people in the latter part are low key treated like morons for their beliefs.
ohashy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/03/20
This was a great insight into what the internet has done to modern culture. I used this podcast to help rescue my father from Q-Anon sites.
FuriousZ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/02/20
It’s a very enlightening podcast of the inner workings of the most influential information transmitter in today’s world. If you have ever found yourself in “the strange end” of YouTube, where you are suggested videos like “how aliens built the pyramids” or “this is what they don’t want you to...Read full review »
Kasper Aare via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 09/02/20
This series kept me glued in every way. It really opens your mind up about today’s differences in the world media.
treefiddy420 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/01/20
This show barely scratched its potential. It started well, the episodes with Caleb were insightful. However, it might not seem like it but once Kevin Roose lets PewDiePie off the hook the show loses its way. The ignorance on display almost speaks for itself, it he needed to press on what it...Read full review »
Ivanapinyon via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 09/01/20
I was stunned. Amazing editing.
Pang Dynasty via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/01/20
Definitely worth a listen.
T4R484 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/31/20
Great journalism and a fascinating, important and somewhat scary podcast. Required listening for anyone interested in how the media has been changed and disrupted by YouTube and social media generally. The goals have shifted - and we’re seeing it in the rise of extremist politics.
sadthegood via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 08/30/20
I loved this podcast and am now telling everyone in my life to listen to it. I feel a lot more sympathetic to those who fall down the “rabbit hole” and have a much better, more holistic understanding of how a group of people with completely different political leanings think, as well as the role...Read full review »
Tara Gem via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/28/20
...and totally hooked. Since Covid I listen to podcasts for hours and here I found something I never heard of. Thank you 😉
Kleine Hexe5359732 via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 08/28/20
Great until the embarassingly naïve drooly episodes 5&6. Vom.
tom rad via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/28/20
This podcast is well worth your time and could not be more topical. Excellent reporting.
snmattern via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/28/20
As a person who doesn’t spend a lot of time on YouTube, this was a fascinating look at how its algorithms can take you places you didn’t expect, and how on line communities can lead to places like QAnon. I couldn’t stop listening.
Ken 4444 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/27/20
Excellently produced/edited/put together: absolutely entertaining. But the real reason to listen is the content: for someone like me, who doesn’t pay much attention to online social media, this is a real eye opener. The arguments are persuasive and illuminate a lot of the “crazy” behavior I’ve...Read full review »
asdfflflflf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/27/20
To say everyone should listen to this podcast feels understated. Side note and feels important to mention: The fact that organizations back by Russia (our enemy) amplify QAnon conspiracy theories says everything. It would be really amazing to see the NYT do a deep dive into Trump/Russia, by the...Read full review »
Beckster0101 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/26/20
A rabbit hole about rabbit holes. Incredible work.
kaylackoch via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/26/20
Some of the finest and most important storytelling done in the podcast medium.
ozmodiar77 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/26/20
Wow
So this is an eye opener. Also, I’m listening episode 5, about pewdie pie. I had never heard of him, never watched anything related to him and his videos started showing up in my feeds. The only thing I can think of is that I was watching some clips from 90 day fiancé and I guess he did a review...Read full review »
kaycanvan via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/26/20
I consider myself a writer activist and both my kids got to high school and started espousing seriously Right viewpoints. I tried not to react with emotion about it and would discuss this with them, trying to figure out what was happening. Their dad is what I would consider a liberal, too, and...Read full review »
Every Rose via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/25/20
Excellent show. Impossible to delete or unsubscribe apparently. How very big brother, NYT
Celtic O'Donnell via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/25/20
Thanks for making 2020 a little better.
Samantha Wynn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/23/20
I was riveted by this podcast right from the beginning. And pretty much terrified by the end. As a Gen Xer I’m glad I was able to spend my youth free from slavery to a screen, even if I now spend too much of my adult life sucked into the vortex.
VivMinton via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/23/20
This podcast deeply delivers.
maniaclibrarian via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/23/20
Sounds a lot like Radiolab
b cowell via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/21/20
This was truly fascinating and eye opening. Highly recommend.
Sam4999 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 08/21/20
The subject and story are good but it’s sooo over-edited. Why is there constant music and other noise layered over people talking? I also literally can’t tell anyone’s voice apart.
nuloefre via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/20
I didn’t know what to expect but I was totally engrossed in this podcast. The “internet” is the defining feature of our time; I’m so glad I got to have a childhood before it existed.
Juliekg1776 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/20
I enjoyed this podcast and examines the problems with automated systems. It definitely made me think more about it (and caused more anxiety about the future especially in terms of increasing internet use during the pandemic). I just wish they devoted one or two episodes to talk about what could...Read full review »
alsuhr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/19/20
I really enjoyed this podcast because it’s a subject I know very little about. The reporting is awesome and each episode left me wanting more.
chrissymeetsworld via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/19/20
Well it’s settled. I’m buying a farm off the grid and never allowing my children to use the internet. We are now beet farmers... Terrific podcast, amazing interviews. I could listen to a whole second season right now!
ssdrafiki via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/18/20
Really enjoyed this series. I plowed through all the episodes working in my yard. Artfully designed narrative that included cliffhangers that had me hooked. Nice work – I look forward to more that these folks might do whether it be this topic or any other.
berngall via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/18/20
Hoping for more episodes! This podcast is so entertaining and timely
daisyrosetulipp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/18/20
Was there even a conclusion to this podcast? Did I black out at the end?
Faith_Salon via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/18/20
The idea was really interesting, but it’s edited by a crack addict. There’s not a single sentence without something else playing over it. Waste of time.
79stanger via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/17/20
I listen to a lot of podcasts but this is the first one I binged. Really amazing reporting, story telling, sound design. It’s one that I would listen to again. One that makes you reflect. Hope more come out like it!
Maggie Lally via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/16/20
This podcast is one of the best I have every listen to. It is our Sunday family tradition to listen to one episode during brunch. But when is the next episode coming out??? We need our weekly fix, please!
HadyPotter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/16/20
Not only did I find this podcast fascinating and fun to listen to, I believe it is one of the most important investigative journalism podcasts I have ever heard. More people should listen to this and gain the context it provides on how the internet is rapidly changing our culture and polarizing...Read full review »
bennyhanna31 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/16/20
Thanks. This was just pure and beautiful Hans Rosling’s factfulness.
mistertobser via Apple Podcasts · Spain · 08/14/20
Interesting and important subject matter. The cadence felt a little like the creators were crammed for time, and often I got lost in the storytelling as the episodes jumped from one thing to another. That aside, I’m excited to see how this podcast continues into its next season.
g26815 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/14/20
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