Episode 2006: The Disconnect – Life On The Internet, Being A Cheese And The Importance Of Changing Your Mind
Today we speak to Roisin Kiberd about her new book The Disconnect: A Personal Journey Through the Internet. Roisin was born in 1989, is the same age as the world wide web, and so has posted a lot of her identity, memories and opinions online.
“Only a writer with their brain broken by the internet could write, as Kiberd does, an essay on a unifying theory of Monster Energy drinks…”
Thanks @becbecliuliu, thrilled by this, esp. the parts on the soul (not always written about, but which it felt v important to include!) https://t.co/kkKGFfrTzP
— Roisin Kiberd (@roisinkiberd) March 23, 2021
Roisin talks to Ken about how a life spent on the internet impacted her mental health, how we try to live up to our social media bio, the importance of changing your mind, what it’s like to be a cheese, the death of Dublin and the unbearable blankness of Mark Zuckerberg.
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Plus Ken and Murph discuss Dublin’s breach of government guidelines, Murph feels proud of his ability to read a book for 30 minutes and Ken wants to know who represents life in 2021 the way Trump represented life in 2016.
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We discuss an emailer’s thoughts on the group-think afflicting international football.
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