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A world without our devices

Douglas Rushkoff, Media Theorist & Professor

Could you, would you, go one full hour without your phone? The average American spends one-third of their waking hours on a smartphone; we’ve been told our devices make life better, faster, and easier. What happens when we choose to live without them – or when we are forced to? In this episode, we’ll talk to media studies professor Douglas Rushkoff, get the down low from a U.S. senator who sat in a “digitally sequestered” hearing for three weeks (guess which one) — and travel to the WiFi-free town of Green Bank, West Virginia, to find out exactly what happens when we unplug.


“I would love to throw my phone in the Hudson River and just not have to deal with it, but I just … [sigh].”

— A Very Relatable Teenager