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Ep. 288: Confronting Your Phone

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We’ve become so used to our phones in our lives that we’ve stopped realizing how arbitrary and unusual the content we’re watching really has become. In this episode, Cal looks closer at what we’re really spending time doing on our phones, then provides step-by-step instructions for healing this relationship.

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DEEP DIVE:

– Confronting Your Phone [4:30]

QUESTIONS:

– What does Cal think about Neil Postman’s “Amusing Ourselves To Death”? [28:36]
– Can you pursue high quality leisure after a day filled with deep work? [33:15]
– Can commercial breaks be used for high quality leisure? [37:25]
– Will digital minimalism work in age of augmented reality? [40:35]
– How can a full time YouTuber practice digital minimalism? [46:53]
-CALL: How to share content online? [52:43]

CASE STUDY:

– Cost-benefit analysis of technology usage [1:00:42]

CAL REACTS:

– JRR Tolkien’s Search for Depth [1:08:13]

LINKS:

https://twitter.com/explore/tabs/trending
https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/popular/?hl=en
https://www.tiktok.com/foryou?lang=en
https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-consolations-of-fantasy
https://peoplesbooktakoma.com/preorder-slow-productivity/

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Thanks to Jesse Miller for production, Jay Kerstens for the intro music, and Mark Miles for mastering.

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