Podcasting the US election

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Podcast

Everyone thought Serial was going to change podcasting forever. I wonder whether actually it will be the 2016 US election. Unlike any other political campaign in the past, most of my news on the US presidential race is coming from podcasts. There are six key podcasts I follow for US politics right now: 538 Elections – Nate Silver’s data journalism … Read More

Quick post – The irony of Trump being undone by video

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It’s been a while since I posted last – principally because I’ve been on holidays (Texas, DC and New York) – and then settling back in. But it’s time to start posting regularly again. I was going to post on how the way we consume media has continued to evolve, but the irony of Trump’s self-immolation is too attractive to … Read More

Amusing ourselves to death – Part one

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This is the first of a two part final in a series on how technology “hijacks our minds” (to quote Google’s Tristan Harris). You can read the first post in the series here. The last few posts have looked at: How dopamine acts on our brains every time we get a Facebook like or an email update the same way it acts on … Read More

For me the news is different now – musings on Paris 2015

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Header image “#AttenatsParis” by Le Figaro cartoonist @dmascret. If you’re of a certain age, you’re able to answer the question “Where were you when you heard JFK had been shot”? For me and my generation that question is more “Where were you when you heard Princess Di had been killed?” or “Where were you when you heard about 9/11?”. Regardless, … Read More