Naomi Klein and smartphone sociologyPublished Saturday, 8th July, 2017
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First of all, hello! This might be a new newsletter, but I'm not new to newsletters. I write them for Fun Kids, the radio station I work at, and enjoy them so much that I wanted my own.
Selfish of me, right?
I'm going to be sending you an easily consumable digest, jam-packed with stuff I'm liking, doing, and writing about.
If your email inbox is anything like mine, it's probably overflowing with junk offers and spammy notifications. Your inbox is precious real-estate and I won't abuse it. Thank you for trusting me with it and I'm grateful for your time.
What I've been reading, hearing, and watching:
No Is Not Enough is a new book from Naomi Klein. It's all about Donald Trump, how he made the White House his ultimate brand extension, and 'shock politics'. It's an amazing read and is a lot more accessible than some of her earlier stuff which includes No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, and This Changes Everything.
Naomi Klein was also on Russel Brand's new podcast, Under the Skin. It's a good listen if you're into the weirdness of Trump and Brand's political side.
I'm also enjoying Sustainababble. It's a down-to-Earth talk-show about all things environmental and is perfect for dipping in-and-out of. I binge-listen episodes.
Adam Greenfield's new book is good. The best bit is about the sociology of the smartphone and how it has altered the texture of everyday life - I recommend you read at least that. Probably from your smartphone, right?
'How climate scepticism turned into something more dangerous' is also good. It's a Guardian long-read.