All in the Mind (ABC): Growing up Digitally
Today’s kids have only ever known a digital world of connectedness with smart devices, search engines, and social media platforms and while growing up digitally offers exciting opportunities, it also has its challenges. We discuss how kids and their parents can get the balance right and be safe in the digital space.
A User’s Guide to Neglectful Parenting by Guy Delisle
It’s funny because it’s true.
Metalearn (podcast): Exploring the Magic of Teaching
Inspirational reflection on what it means to be an inspiring teacher.
Ezra Klein Show (Panoply): Yuval Harari, author of “Sapiens,” on AI, religion, and 60-day meditation retreats
Provocative but fascinating interview with big-picture philosopher Yuval Harari. Gives a nice, fair overview of his ideas around the narrational construction of civilization and how that will be upended by Artificial Intelligence.
In Our Time (BBC podcast): North & South
Dana devoured North & South on Netflix and then borrowed the Gaskell novel from the library and devoured that, too. In Our Time, hosted by Melvyn Bragg, looks at the context, art, and impact of the novel.
Persuasion (Christ & Pop Culture): When You Fancy Yourself a Prophet
An interview with Sharon Hodde-Miller about what it means to have a true prophetic voice in contemporary settings. See her article in Mere Orthodoxy:
…evangelicalism’s prophetic bankruptcy. At a time when our country has utterly lost its moral center, this could have been our moment. Rather than negotiate with evil, we could have rejected worldly notions of “good” in a show of prophetic imagination. Instead, we accepted the terms the world set for us. We chose short-term gains over long-term credibility, and traded our birthright for porridge.
Note to Self (WNYC): The Secret to Making Video Games Good for You
An insightful and nuanced interview with Jane McGonigal, video games apologist, as to when and how video games can be used as a kind of positive therapeutic tool, and not just an escapist rabbit hole.