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Hitting the Off Switch: Going offline in a digital age

Smart phones and social media apps take up a lot of time for many Americans. We can’t watch TV or sit at the dinner table without checking for notifications or scrolling Twitter simultaneously. That’s what worried Christina Crook, who took a 31-day vacation from the internet to reconnect with her physical life.

America’s Pearl Harbor Christmas

Christmas 1941 came just weeks after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor dragged America into World War II. We talk to historian Stanley Weintraub about how America was getting ready for war while trying to celebrate the holiday season.

Culture Crash: Black Mirror

Netflix’s Black Mirror is like The Twilight Zone for the digital age. We discuss the show, its technologies, and how the unsettling drama has found a foothold exploring the future of our world.