What is chokepoint capitalism? How platforms got so good at taking creative workers’ money — and making it impossible for us to leave, with Cory Doctorow.
Spotify and the End of Human CurationShould we believe Big Tech when it says it's democratizing cultural creation and distribution — or is it just a smoke screen for rendering workers…
Why modern work is so chaotic and exhaustingAnna Codrea-Rado on dystopian surveillance mechanisms, non-stop notifications, and the new (post-pandemic) culture of work

February 2023

Libraries, Henry Rollins, and building your own creative universe, with music writing's biggest sellout. Plus, how to help musicians get paid more.
Digital media's pivot to nothingnessWhy journalists are getting laid off again (and why this time is different), with Ben Dietz and Drew Millard
The Grammys, the Super Bowl, and 'Yellowstone' walk into a bar, with Katie Bain and Drew Millard
Why everything is getting worse all the time, with DISFilmmaker Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman and DIS co-founder Lauren Boyle discuss leveraged buyouts and their vampiric effects on society

January 2023

Scottish noir, Gorpcore hiking boots, and other hot picks from the CEO of DIRT, aka "'The Village Voice' of the internet"
Bunker, Mars colony, or seastead? Psychoanalyzing the escape fantasies of Silicon Valley oligarchs, with Douglas Rushkoff

November 2022

Lost '80s recordings, Adam Curtis energy, and mysteries set in the world of rare books

September 2022

Plus, a Season Three mood guide
Is A.I. good or bad for art? Making sense of the moral panic around tools like DALL-E 2 and Midjourney, with Mat Dryhurst