This month, the Fireside Friends crew gathers in a circle around the fire for discussions about how technology fits into our lives. In our first segment, Jen Unkle joins us as we discuss navigating social media and how to manage time in our capitalist hellscape. In our second segment, we discuss The Circle! We talk about how it tackles topics of social media addiction, the oversharing of personal information online, and the growing surveillance state. To top things off, we dig into select sections of the novel that The Circle is based on, bringing everything full circle and embarrassing author Dave Eggers in the process.
Discussion of The Circle begins at 52:11.
Next month’s shared experience is the first seven episodes of the Sanrio Boys anime!
Our podcast theme is "April Elsewhere" by The Orchestral Movement of 1932 found via Opsound.org.