The Better Show
Nourish your mind with a better media diet
We discuss how unfiltered media can negatively affect us, how to spot biases in the news, and how to create curated media sources that works for you.
On this episode of The Better Show we discuss how unfiltered media can negatively affect us, how to spot biases in the news, and how to create curated media sources that works for you.
- 3:34 — Ian recommends the book The Better Angels of our Nature by Steven Pinker
- 5:40 — the effect of “the echo chamber”
- 7:03 — March recaps why a healthy approach to media is important
- 8:22 — the evolution of the television news experience since 9/11
- 12:47 — Darren’s mental model of how he thinks about bias from various media sources
- 14:02 — Vanessa Otero’s visualization of media bias and one awesome web address :-)
- 17:12 — March explains how he is more of an “abstainer” than a “moderator” when it comes to media (and carbs)
- 18:57— March’s personal hack for a better Facebook experience
- 19:51 — Facebook’s effect on news consumption and what they are doing to improve the impact on users
- 23:35 — Ian makes the case that in order to be a responsible citizen, it’s important to stay reasonably informed of current events
- 27:33 — Ian’s method for responsible media consumption
- 28:46 — March recommends FiveThirtyEight by Nate Silver
- 31:31 — March suggests two apps to help moderate screen time
- 34:34 —March suggests two websites to help increase your exposure to positive news
- 37:09 — Ian gets a Kindle Oasis so he can read in the shower. :-)
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