Tech Douchebags Retired

Tech Douchebags

TDB is a twelve-step program for technology snobs disguised as a comedic interview podcast - humorously helping geeks confront their digital narcissism and unhealthy attachment to their gadgets & devices.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.



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7: The Podcast Junkie

May 12, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 5 minutes • Wiki Entry

In this week’s meeting, Jeff Ruberg of Podigious shares how his podcast listening habits have spiraled out control, the back-and-forth addiction to subscribing and pruning playlists, his complex management system of categorization and classifications of shows, and how he fits podcast listening seemingly into every moment of his life.

In addition, we discuss how we trap ourselves in queues of consumption, how we enjoy browsing content more than actually absorbing it, why we stubbornly strive for the feeling of control over what we're exposed to, and how it all psychologically comes down to the fear of missing out.

It concludes with Jeff completing step two by admitting that his podcast workflow has become unmanageable and an inefficient way to both enjoy shows and maintain his sanity.




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