Social Media Terror (feat. Emily Sundberg) | Episode 92
Posted May 10, 2018
You don’t get to a couple hundred listeners without making a few social media observations. On this episode, Chance and Noah collect all their likes and reposts and subtweets to analyze how terrifying being online can be. Through "Ingrid Goes West" (6:15), "Unfriended" (39:55), and "The Social Network" (52:10), they look at the thin line between follower and stalker, trend and obsession, and friend and frenemy.
In the middle of it all (23:10), Instagram influencer and The Cut editor Emily Sundberg stops by to discuss the warped lenses of social media perception, what it's like to try and put her phone away, and the stereotypes of the LA 'gram-gal as seen in "Ingrid Goes West."
Ultimately, whether it’s building a platform with your dormmates, following an Insta-famous trendsetter to Joshua Tree, or watching your high school classmates die over Skype, it’s clear that social media as subject matter makes for challenging film. Oh, and make sure to like and follow us, or else we’ll possess your laptop and dilute your shares in our startup!