10 episodes

What is the internet doing to us? The Times tech columnist Kevin Roose discovers what happens when our lives move online.

Rabbit Hole The New York Times

    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 47 Ratings

What is the internet doing to us? The Times tech columnist Kevin Roose discovers what happens when our lives move online.

    One: Wonderland

    One: Wonderland

    A young man finds escape on the internet. He doesn’t realize that on the other side of the screen, a force is pulling him in.

    • 26 min
    Two: Looking Down

    Two: Looking Down

    “The truth is down there, and you’ve got to go down and dig for it.” We trace Caleb’s descent into YouTube, inch by inch.

    • 36 min
    Three: Mirror Image

    Three: Mirror Image

    Five years into a rabbit hole, Caleb goes from one side of the screen to the other.

    • 27 min
    Four: Headquarters

    Four: Headquarters

    A trip to YouTube for a conversation with the woman trying to change it.

    • 39 min
    Five: The Accidental Emperor

    Five: The Accidental Emperor

    How one outsider came to rule the internet — and eventually embody its battle with mainstream culture.

    • 34 min
    Six: Impasse

    Six: Impasse

    An interview with PewDiePie, as he comes to grips with his influence.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

sadthegood ,

Excellent podcast

Great journalism and a fascinating, important and somewhat scary podcast. Required listening for anyone interested in how the media has been changed and disrupted by YouTube and social media generally. The goals have shifted - and we’re seeing it in the rise of extremist politics.

jmurphy6 ,

Great deep dive

NYT doing what it does best. Investigating a phenomenon that has major societal implications and laying out forces behind it. Google/YouTube have a lot of explaining to do.

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