Irony, Solidarity, and the Internet

We review the rules of online engagement.

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Episode Notes

Virginia Heffernan talks to Andrew Marantz, a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of Anti-Social, about Facebook and the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton’s “tuberculosis” and other memes, and the philosophy of Richard Rorty. The pair also dive into the difference between words and lived experience, the lines between speech and violence, and so much more.

Podcast production by Melissa Kaplan. Engineering by Merritt Jacob.

About the Show

A podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency and his current administration. Journalists Virginia Heffernan and León Krauze talk to reporters, historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.

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