David Beckemeyer
Retired tech. executive, Host of the Outrage Overload Podcast, investor, Boxing coach

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If you’re part of the “exhausted majority” who is fed up with outrage culture and wants to be less stressed out, listen to this. 40 minutes every few weeks. It will change your life.

About David Beckemeyer

I’m a retired tech. executive, internet pioneer, entrepreneur, developer, mentor, investor, and advisor in the San Francisco Bay Area with over 25 years experience, founding, running, advising, and investing in tech-startups.

My claim to fame, if any, is being part of the wave that brought “real Internet” to ordinary non-technical people in the days of dial-up as the founding CTO of EarthLink in the 1990s.

These days I’m a science communicator and host of the Outrage Overload podcast where I speak with scientists, researchers, authors, and other experts about outrage in society, outrage in politics, and lowering the temperature.

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Outrage Overload
David is also a podcast host

Ideas For Episode Titles / Main Focus

  • The impact of outrage culture on our society
  • How to cope with outrage in a healthy way
  • How to have productive conversations with people who disagree with us
  • The role of the media in outrage culture
  • How to build a more resilient and compassionate society

Questions David Is Always Ready To Answer

  • What inspired you to start the Outrage Overload podcast?
  • What are some of the most important things you’ve learned about outrage culture since starting the podcast?
  • What are some of the biggest challenges of creating a podcast about outrage culture?
  • What are some of the most hopeful trends you’re seeing in the way people are responding to outrage culture?
  • What advice would you give to someone who is struggling to cope with outrage in their own life?
  • What are some of the most important things we can do to build a more resilient and compassionate society in the face of outrage culture?
  • How can we teach people to be more critical of the information they see online and in the media?
  • What are some of the most promising ways to address the root causes of outrage culture?

Some more provocative questions:

  • I send all kinds of facts to Uncle George or Sister Maggie, why won’t they come around to my way of thinking?
  • Are they just stupid?
  • Are they being paid off by special interests?
  • Are they brainwashed by the media?
  • Are they just trying to be contrarian?
  • Are they just trying to make me angry?
  • Are they just trying to destroy America?
  • Why do they believe in ideas that I think are ridiculous?
  • Why do they trust politicians and institutions that I believe are corrupt?
  • How can they be so blind to the truth?

Noteworthy Podcast Episodes David Has Been A Guest On

Utterly Moderate Podcast

The Podcast Diaries Podcast

Both Sides Now Podcast