22 May 2024

Amanda Montell's new book on surviving the information overload

From Afternoons, 3:10 pm on 22 May 2024

Every generation has its own brand of crisis. As far as writer, linguist, and podcaster Amanda Montell is concerned, celebrity worship, conspiracy theories and a tad of mysticism is a crisis. She says our shared grasp of reality is slipping. She says the rise in irrationality is a response to information overload in the digital age. She offers a message of hope that we can regain our ability to reason in her new book, The Age of Magical Overthinking: Notes on Modern Irrationality.

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