RAS 01: Living And Dying On The Internet

In this, the first episode of the philosophy and critical thinking podcast, RANTING AT STRANGERS, Ben and Kevin wax philosophical about what it means to live and, eventually, to die on the internet.

They discuss the gruesome livestreamed suicide of 12 year oldĀ Katelyn Nicole Davis, and the brutal livestream kidnapping and beating of a mentally handicapped man in Chicago.

Kevin talks about the first wave of internet chat rooms in the 90s and Ben talks about what it was like being born into a world that was already fully online.

They discuss how social media controls the lives of its users and gets them addicted to that next instant message or notification, and what the first livestreamed casket funeral on social media will be like.

Listen as two generations discuss life on and off the internet.

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Till next time, keep ranting, gang!