Gail Dines on Porn Culture

Activist, author, and sociologist Gail Dines discusses the impact of pornography—particularly in its virulent and violent Internet form—on culture.

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Gail Dines on Porn Culture
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Podcast #15: David Greenfield on Internet Addiction

Twenty years after first warning of Internet addiction, Dr. David Greenfield’s diagnosis has gone from outlier to mainstream. He explains what we know, what it means, and what can be done.

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Podcast #15: David Greenfield on Internet Addiction
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Podcast #14: Cathy O’Neil on the Problems of Algorithms

Cathy O’Neil wrote the 2016 bestseller Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. She shares her insider’s look at how algorithms are gaming our world.

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Podcast #14: Cathy O'Neil on the Problems of Algorithms
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Podcast #7: Robert McChesney on Capitalism and Technology

Are we in capitalism’s end days? University of Illinois Professor Robert McChesney thinks we might be, if technology continues to displace workers and concentrate wealth. His latest book, co-written with John Nichols, is People Get Ready.

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Podcast #7: Robert McChesney on Capitalism and Technology
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Podcast #6: Kentaro Toyama on the Fallacies of Tech in Development

U of Michigan professor Kentaro Toyama spent five years in India attempting to deploy technology to aid international development, but came back disillusioned. He chats with the Technoskeptic about his experience there that led to his book Geek Heresy.

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Podcast #6: Kentaro Toyama on the Fallacies of Tech in Development
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