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Sudhir Breaks the Internet
The Columbia University sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh studies exclusive worlds by embedding himself — with a crack-selling gang, sex workers, the teenage children of billionaires, and most recently, at the highest levels of companies at the vanguard of the digital revolution, including Facebook and Twitter. And now he’s hosting a podcast. In each episode, Venkatesh will reveal what he learned in Silicon Valley and talk with the people he met along the way who are building and running the digital world, and those who are using it in a signal way, digging deep into their motivations and...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.0 stars from 269 ratings
Self Promotion
A shallow show from a shallow self-promoter who is not above plagiarizing graduate students.
timfluential via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/18/21
Nothing Freak about this show
This podcast is horrendous not worth anyone’s time. There is nothing in this podcast of value Unless you follow the host’s resume with unhealthy interest. Please drop this before it ruins freakonmics brand.
appleuser173 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/15/21
Why I started listening, things I like about the show, and potential improvements Why I started Listening: I started listening because I love freakanomics and the host kept mentioning your podcast. Pro’s: You have a lot of experience that I want to learn from. I am excited to hear your...Read full review »
ahscau via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/21
Recent Episodes
How has activism evolved in our digital society? In this episode, Sudhir talks to Jade Magnus Ogunnaike about the intersection of big tech and civil rights. She is a senior campaign director for Color of Change. It’s a racial justice organization that blends traditional organizing efforts with an...
Published 05/18/21
Last week, the board upheld the ban of former President Donald Trump’s social media accounts. Sudhir talks to Noah Feldman, the constitutional law scholar who helped design this “supreme court” for content moderation. They reveal the inside story of how the idea came about, how the court was...
Published 05/11/21
If the big social-media companies are unable or unwilling to make major changes from within, it may be up to outsiders to create better, healthier digital communities. Whether it’s smaller platforms for like-minded people, a publicly owned social network, self-policing by user groups, or activist...
Published 04/26/21
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