Season 6 — Episode 15 January 10, 2023

Banning TikTok, Lessons from Southwest’s Meltdown

Sarah Green Carmichael and Felix discuss the ban of TikTok by India and the U.S. Federal Government. Do these bans keep us safe? How nervous should we be on social media apps? Is the U.S. next to build a Chinese-style walled garden that keeps out unwanted companies and governments? Also, we review Southwest’s operational  collapse during the holidays. Is legacy technology to blame? Did the company really underinvest?

Recent picks, and recommended reading/websites:

No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood (Book)

Cleo Abram: Huge if True – TikTok (Social Media)

Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Kathryn May (Book)


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