Antonio García Martínez, author of Chaos Monkeys, stops in to talk about the ever-evolving role of social media and technology in our lives. We discuss how everyone in media is basically a lunatic, the dangers of kids knowing tech better than their parents, the days when the internet wasn't an all-consuming thing, the effect Sex/Life has had on marriages, tech billionaires and San Francisco school board recalls, the art of sitting down and reading a book, what TikTok is doing to kids, oral culture vs visual culture, and why I hated Clubhouse. We also cover being addicted to fear, your brain on tribalism, the real life impact that Twitter has on the culture, and my latest moment of shame, and we nerd out together over our love of the book Mediated.
Today on #WalkInsWelcome I had a great talk with comedian turned political commentator Lee Camp about his political awakening, why we should turn off all mainstream corporate media, how the Democrats are not really a left-wing party, and so much more.
I totally forgot to post this here yesterday! I was laughing too hard at the Martha's Vineyard stuff. Nimesh is hilarious and his special on youtube "Thank You, China" is great. He's not holding back.
I spoke to Greg Lukianoff for #WalkInsWelcome about how deeply messed up it is to tell people they're more fragile than they are, how the victimhood mentality is undermining cognitive behavioral therapy, and how he wishes business wasn't booming at FIRE.
Maybe we should just focus on TV show reviews.
Grandpa's letter home after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Maggie is back! Also: The "No Complaining" challenge.
This week's question: How do people (new parents in particular) manage, deal with, or get over their fears?
Some of you have been asking if we have a list of our promo codes for all the Dumpster Fire & Walk-Ins Welcome sponsors. We made a list and you can find it here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11ErjcLnuDxjb4FibbeY3yh97UOUyfeqr5xz6zKV57mw/edit?usp=sharing
We'll do our best to keep it updated.
I love California's plan to keep people from leaving the state: Force them to buy electric cars and then don't let them charge them.
I mean, brilliant.
I'm pretty sure that's the plan, here.
Hello new followers, I hope I don’t disappoint you. I want this place to feel like home, where we can escape the Thunderdome and process the world. Where we can post dog pics and recipes and book recommendations. Where we support each other as we get sober, lose weight, embark on new business opportunities, creative endeavors, relationships and travels. I want this to be your oasis of sanity and laughter in an increasingly mad world. A creative outlet where you can share your spirit with us.
We might not have any control over the news cycle—but we can control our habits and attitude. It all starts with us. And hopefully a little piece of that will start here.