Outrage 010 – How understanding our own limitations can help break us out of our outrage spiral -Alex Korb
When I set out to cover this topic, “The Neuroscience of Outrage Porn,” I had this naive vision of a neat little Schoolhouse Rock cartoonish picture: when this happens, this part of the brain turns on, kind of thing. Of course, the reality is much more complicated than that and it can even be different […]
Outrage 007 – How the outrage industry has evolved in the past decade – Jeffrey M. Berry
David BeckemeyeAlgorithmicFeeds, Angertianment, AttentionEconomy, BreakingNews, CommonGround, Cortisol, Dopamine, Exaggeration, FearAndOutrage, HateTheOtherSide, IncendiaryRhetoric, Indignation, lowerthetemperature, MorallyEgregious, MorallyIndignant, nextdoor, OutrageIndustry, outrageporn, Perception, PoliticalCampaigns, Progress, socialmedia
The term “outrage industry” is fundamental to this podcast. It comes up on basically every episode. On the podcast website, I introduce the podcast as follows: “in each episode we explore a different aspect of the outrage industry and lowering the temperature.” It’s such a key concept that the website has a separate page defining […]
Outrage 002 – How democracy runs counter to almost all of our evolutionary tendencies – Peter Ditto
In this episode we conclude our interview with Professor Peter H. Ditto, where we continue our discussion of political polarization and “outrage porn” including how we overestimate the extremism of the other side and their hatred of us and various other distortions that get in the way of productive dialogue, as well as things like the Big Sort and loyalty tests.
Outrage Overload is a podcast about the outrage industry, my journey to discover what it is, how it affects us, and what we can do about it.