November 16, 2021
Why Chris Hayes thinks we're all famous now
On this episode of Vox Conversations, Sean Illing talks with Chris Hayes, author, commentator, and host of All In With Chris Hayes on MSNBC. They discuss his recent essay in the New Yorker about fame and the internet, why we seek attention from strangers online, and how some German philosophers might offer guidance for our predicament.
Host: Sean Illing (@seanilling), Interviews Writer, Vox
Guest: Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes), host, All In With Chris Hayes on MSNBC
"On the Internet, We're Always Famous" by Chris Hayes (New Yorker; Sept. 24)
“We Should All Know Less About Each Other” by Michelle Goldberg (New York Times; Nov. 1)
Plato, Phaedrus (c. 370 BCE)
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman (Penguin; 2005)
G.W.F. Hegel, Phenomenology of Spirit (1807)
Introduction to the Reading of Hegel: Lectures on the "Phenomenology of Spirit" by Alexandre Kojève (1947; tr. 1969)
The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads by Tim Wu (Vintage; 2017)
Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment by Robert Wright (Simon & Schuster; 2018)
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This episode of Vox Conversations was made by:
Producer: Erikk Geannikis
Editor: Amy Drozdowska
Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey
Deputy Editorial Director, Vox Talk: Amber Hall
Vox Audio Fellow: Victoria Dominguez
Additional engineering by Melissa Pons from Hemlock Creek Productions.
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