Social Media Terror (feat. Emily Sundberg)
You don’t get to a couple hundred listeners without making a few social media observations. On this episode, Chance and Noah collect all their likes and reposts and subtweets to analyze how terrifying being online can be. Through “Ingrid Goes West” (6:15), “Unfriended” (39:55), and “The Social Network” (52:10), they look at the thin line between follower and stalker, trend and obsession, and friend and frenemy.
In the middle of it all (23:10), Instagram influencer and The Cut editor Emily Sundberg stops by to discuss the warped lenses of social media perception, what it’s like to try and put her phone away, and the stereotypes of the LA ‘gram-gal as seen in “Ingrid Goes West.”
Ultimately, whether it’s building a platform with your dormmates, following an Insta-famous trendsetter to Joshua Tree, or watching your high school classmates die over Skype, it’s clear that social media as subject matter makes for challenging film. Oh, and make sure to like and follow us, or else we’ll possess your laptop and dilute your shares in our startup!
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Be Reel is a movie reviewing & reappraising podcast hosted by Chance Solem-Pfeifer and Noah Ballard.
Each time out, we select three movies based around a genre and call up guests ranging from submarine captains to Oscar winners. Then, we rate the movies, weighing both technical quality and entertainment.
Noah and Chance are old friends who mostly respect each other’s opinions. Even though Chance is a fool and a traitor. Find their show presented at ThePlaylist.Net and follow them on Twitter for the latest on Noah’s literary agenting and Chance’s work in the Portland arts scene.