Peter Leithart, Jeff Meyers, and I have another question and answer session, answering further questions left by listeners on our Curious Cat page and elsewhere.
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Michael Sacasas, one of the most thoughtful contemporary commentators on technology and media, joins me for a wide-ranging conversation.
Read more of his work here:
Neil Postman, Technopoly
Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media
Walter Ong, Orality and Literacy
Albert Borgmann, Power Failure
Ivan Illich, Tools for Conviviality
Jacques Ellul, The Technological Society
In today’s world, where there seems to be an overflow of information, is clickbaiting justified?
Any thoughts on the recent research on decreased rates of sex among under 30s, especially men? I would particularly be interested in any thoughts you might have on what it suggests about relations between men and women in society today.
Today I review Angela Nagle’s book Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars From 4Chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right. I discuss some of the dynamics of contemporary online culture, especially the way that gender shapes things.
I’ve followed Paul VanderKlay’s YouTube channel for some time. Paul is a minister in the Christian Reformed Church of North America, based in Sacramento. Seeing a profound interest in deep conversations with young men in particular following the rise of Jordan Peterson, he has made such conversations a key dimension of his ministry and now has a large following and extensive engagement with a demographic that so many other ministers are uncertain of how to reach. He recently invited me to have a conversation with him on his channel. We had a long call yesterday and this was the result.