All week long, our podcast Input/Output digs into the big ideas, fascinating personalities, and important stories from the pages of Input. You'll hear from the editors and writers behind the headlines, unpacking unseen context, sharing valuable insight, and giving voice to points of view that illuminate and enhance your understanding of a future that’s just up ahead. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoy making it.
Episode 12: The horrible cult of productivity / The wonderful part of Twitter
Tips for being productive during the coronavirus pandemic reveal our society’s obsession with commodifying every single aspect of our lives, argues Input news writer Mehreen Kasana in a provocative essay. She joins us to discuss her piece. And later: There are some Twitter accounts that bring a smile to our faces, even in these bleak times. Take, for instance, "Can You Pet the Dog?" and "Is Something Behind the Waterfall?" – two popular video-game themed Twitter accounts. Input news editor Cheyenne MacDonald joins us to discuss.
Read the original Input stories here:
- The call for pandemic productivity is class warfare in disguise
- The mind behind 'Can You Pet the Dog?' is keeping Twitter wholesome, dark times be damned
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