Offline with Jon Favreau

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 Mar 21, 2022

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Offline with Jon Favreau is a different kind of Sunday show – a chance to step away from our Twitter-fueled news cycles to hear smarter, lighter conversations about all the ways that our extremely online existence is shaping everything from politics and culture to the how we live, work, and interact with one another. After more than a dozen conversations with guests like Stephen Colbert, Monica Lewinsky, Jia Tolentino, and Roxane Gay, it’s clear that people want these conversations to continue – that they’re interested in figuring out how we can regain control over our chaotic, hyperconnected world. That’s why Offline is here to stay. In the coming months, Jon will dig deeper into the internet abyss and beyond, exploring new topics with new guests from the worlds of news, politics, entertainment, sports, business, and more. Join Jon each week as he asks us to put down our screens, grab our headphones, and figure out how to live happier, healthier lives, both on and offline.

Episode Date
How to Talk Your Uncle Out of QAnon this Thanksgiving
00:41:30

Beth Goldberg joins Offline to discuss her work at Jigsaw, the misinformation-tackling team at Google that’s been called “the Internet’s justice league.” Goldberg walks Jon through the dos and don’ts of drawing your Q Anon cousins, election-denying uncles, and vaccine-skeptic grandmas out of their conspiracy rabbit holes this Thanksgiving. By pre-bunking, seeding doubt, and listening with compassion, together we can hash it all out.

 

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Nov 20, 2022
Bad Vibes v. Good Results. Lynn Vavreck on the ’22 Midterms
01:05:49

Dr. Lynn Vavreck, professor of political scientist at UCLA and contributing columnist to The Upshot at The New York Times, sits down with Jon to talk about 2022 midterms. After 2020, Lynn and her colleagues interviewed over 500,000 voters, leading them to conclude that our politics aren’t just polarized, but calcified. She argues that calcification has placed our politics on a knife’s edge, raising the stakes of every election and that 2022 was the biggest case of calcification we’ve seen yet.

 

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Nov 13, 2022
Elon’s Twitter is in the Sh*tter with Nilay Patel
00:49:06

Nilay Patel, Editor-in-Chief of The Verge and host of the Decoder podcast, talks with Jon about Elon Musk’s newest and thorniest business venture: purchasing Twitter. In a recent article, “Welcome to Hell, Elon,” Patel describes the quandary that awaits the Tesla founder and argues that Musk has made a historic mistake. He joins Offline to talk Musks’ misguided free speech promises, the limits of technical solutions to political problems, and the hubris of an internet troll-turned-King Twit.

 

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Nov 06, 2022
Kanye West’s Dark, Twisted Internet
00:47:30

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Oct 30, 2022
Persuasion Isn’t Dead with Anand Giridharadas
00:58:06

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Oct 23, 2022
Rachel Maddow on America’s Forgotten Insurrection
00:52:17

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Oct 16, 2022
Is Remote Work Here to Stay? With Derek Thompson
00:59:19

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Oct 09, 2022
Offline presents The Axe Files hosted by David Axelrod, featuring Maria Ressa
01:04:20
Nobel Prize-winning journalist Maria Ressa faces 100 years in prison stemming from what she says are illegitimate charges, but that hasn’t stopped her mission of exposing political malfeasance and lies in her home country of the Philippines. She joined David to talk about immigrating to the US as a child and later returning to the Philippines where she built a career, technology’s corrosive impact on journalism and democracy, founding Rappler and finding herself a government target, and maintaining hope as she fights corruption and disinformation through her journalism.
Oct 02, 2022
Introducing The Wilderness Chapter 1: The Divide
00:44:55

What will it take to save democracy in 2022 and beyond? The MAGA movement is one of the greatest threats to American democracy. But one of the greatest divides in American politics is between the minority of voters who follow politics closely and the vast majority who don’t. In order to win the midterms, Democrats will have to reach that majority.New episodes of The Wilderness drop every Monday. 

Subscribe to The Wilderness wherever you get your podcasts.

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If you want to learn more about how you can take action in the fight for our democracy, head over to https://votesaveamerica.com/midterm-madness/

Sep 18, 2022
Lessons from the Depths of the Internet
01:10:15

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Sep 11, 2022
The Inside Story of How Silicon Valley Rewired Our Brains
01:09:18

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Sep 04, 2022
How To Change Alt Right Minds, with ContraPoints
00:54:02

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Aug 28, 2022
Katie Couric on Sarah Palin, Disinformation, and the Future of Journalism.
01:07:15

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Aug 21, 2022
How Can Democrats Win the Digital Wars?
01:02:40

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Aug 14, 2022
Is TikTok a Secret Threat to America? With Scott Galloway
01:07:36

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Aug 07, 2022
Has the Internet Trapped Us in the Past?
00:58:11

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Jul 31, 2022
Jane Coaston on Why Internet Debates Suck
00:58:45

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Jul 24, 2022
What the F*** is the Metaverse?
00:49:43

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Jul 17, 2022
How to Restore Roe (From Positively Dreadful)
01:06:18

The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v Wade, access to abortion has collapsed across the country, and Democrats in Washington don’t have the votes to undo the decision right now. It’s a mess! But we may be able get Roe back sooner than it seems—if Democrats and their allies in the reproductive rights movement learn from years of their own missteps, and quickly. That will determine whether restoring the right to abortion takes six months or 60 years. 

This episode of Positively Dreadful originally aired July 1. 

New episodes of Positively Dreadful drop every Friday. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.

Jul 10, 2022
The 19-Year-Old Helping Gen Z Log Off
00:42:33

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Jul 03, 2022
Has Google Created a Soul?
00:42:22

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Jun 26, 2022
Steve Bannon’s Very Online Insurrection
00:50:15

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Jun 19, 2022
Crypto for Beginners with Kevin Roose
00:39:53

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Jun 12, 2022
How Should Parents Manage Kids’ Screen Time?
00:34:49

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Jun 05, 2022
Ro Khanna is Optimistic About the Internet
00:47:01

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May 29, 2022
Can We Blame the Internet for Buffalo?
00:40:05

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May 22, 2022
Sex, Drugs, and Phone Addictions with Dr. Anna Lembke
00:45:20

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May 15, 2022
Chris Hayes on Why We’re All Famous Now
01:02:36

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May 08, 2022
Does Elon Musk Want Free Speech or Attention?
00:51:32

Renee DiResta is an expert on tech policy, influence operations, and algorithms, managing research at the Stanford Internet Observatory. She joins Jon to break down Elon Musk buying Twitter, explaining his envisioned reforms and making the case that Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands free speech on the internet.


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May 01, 2022
Are Russians Buying Putin’s Propaganda?
00:57:16

Russian propaganda expert Peter Pomerantsev is a journalist and former Russian television producer who talks to Jon about the distortion of truth and reality inside Putin’s Russia. Jon asks Peter about his recent interview with Ukrainian President Zelensky, how Putin’s propaganda apparatus is reaching a crossroads, and how the Trump/Murdoch propaganda machine mirrors a lot of what he’s seen in Russia.


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Apr 24, 2022
A Newsroom’s Fight Against Misinformation in the Black Community
00:48:01

Lauren Williams, former Editor-in-Chief of Vox , sits down with Jon to talk about launching Capital B News, a new local-national nonprofit news organization that centers Black voices. Together, they discuss how the murder of George Floyd inspired a “great reckoning” in newsrooms; how this new organization is aiming to rebuild trust in the black community by providing high-quality, local reporting; and the ways the media has failed people of color in its coverage of Critical Race Theory.


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Apr 17, 2022
A Twitter Founder on Elon, Trump, and the Edit Button
00:55:55

Jon is joined by Ev Williams, Co-Founder and former CEO of Twitter. The two discuss Twitter’s early years, including the design decisions behind some of the app’s most important features. They dive into the promise of Twitter and attempt to make sense of what’s changed. Ev also talks about Twitter’s newest board member and largest shareholder, Elon Musk, and if Donald Trump should be allowed back on.


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Apr 10, 2022
Samantha Bee on Laughing at our Political Hellscape
00:48:55

Today, Jon is joined by Samantha Bee. Previously The Daily Show’s longest-ever correspondent and now host of the Emmy-award winning Full Frontal on TBS, Sam Bee has been talking politics — and cracking jokes — since the early years of the Bush administration. She joins Jon to talk about how she’s burned out from our worsening political discourse and offer some motherly advice for future Oscars attendees.



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Apr 03, 2022
Lilly Singh on YouTube to Late Night
00:48:57

This week, Jon is joined by YouTube sensation and former late night host Lilly Singh. Discussing her new book “Be a Triangle,” Jon asks Lilly how she recently got her life “into shape,” what being the first on late night meant to her, why she decided to delete social media off of her phone, and how she learned to be alone with her thoughts.


“Be a Triangle” goes on sale April 5th. Find it wherever your buy books.


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Mar 27, 2022
Taylor Lorenz on Why All Culture is Internet Culture
00:46:28

This week, Jon is joined by the technology reporter Taylor Lorenz. Covering what she calls “communication and connection,” Taylor has written extensively about the content creator economy, changing media ecosystems, TikTok, and more. The two talk about some of Taylor’s recent stories, break down why she left the New York Times for the Washington Post, and discuss what journalism in our internet-first age requires of writers and media publications.


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Mar 20, 2022
Greg Daniels on the Digital Afterlife
00:35:39

Recorded live from the podcast stage at South by Southwest, Jon is joined by acclaimed television writer Greg Daniels, creator of 'The Office' and 'Parks and Rec.' The two talk about Greg's latest show 'Upload,' which just premiered its second season on Amazon Video. Jon asks Greg what inspired him to write a show about the digital afterlife, how likely that future may actually be, and what he thinks of 'The Office's' lasting impact. 



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Mar 13, 2022
Kara Swisher on the Very Online War in Ukraine
00:51:45

To open Offline’s new feed, Jon interviews Kara Swisher, Silicon Valley’s most feared and respected journalist. The two discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine — how it marks the first true conflict of the internet age, why Putin is losing the misinformation battle, and what makes Zelensky a compelling online hero. Kara also gives Jon insight into Big Tech’s most important founders and teaches him a few interview tricks to use as Offline continues.



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Mar 06, 2022
Welcome to “Offline with Jon Favreau.” New episodes March 6.
00:02:24

Step away from the Twitter-fueled news cycle with Jon Favreau to hear smarter, lighter conversations about all he ways that our extremely online existence is shaping everything from politics and culture to the ways we live, work, and interact with one another. After a dozen interviews, Offline has moved to its own podcast feed. If you’re listening to this trailer in the new feed, congrats! Welcome to our new home. Make sure to subscribe for new episodes, which start back up March 6th.And, if you have a moment, please rate and review! Your engagement helps “Offline with Jon Favreau” find new audiences. See you soon.

Feb 27, 2022
Ezra Klein on the Democrat’s Echo Chamber
01:09:00

This week on Offline, Jon is joined by the New York Times’s Ezra Klein. Dissecting polarization and virality, the two attempt to figure out if a healthy democracy is possible in today’s media environment and what it’ll take for the Democratic Party to step up to the task.


Feb 20, 2022
Hank Green on Inspiring Curiosity
00:49:26

This week, Jon is joined by the internet’s dad, Hank Green. For many people, Hank is a staple of the internet, whether on TikTok, YouTube, or in the classroom. He sat down with Jon to discuss how he attempts to inspire curiosity online, the communities he’s built, and how the internet has changed since he posted his first video in 2007.


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Feb 13, 2022
Roxane Gay on Why People Are So Awful Online
00:45:20

This week on Offline, Jon is joined by writer, professor, and social commentator Roxane Gay for a wide-ranging conversation on consequence culture, writing in the age of the internet, and, of course, Joe Rogan. She explains to Jon why she’s been spending less time on Twitter and lays out exactly why she believes people are so awful online.


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Feb 06, 2022
Abbie Richards on Fighting Disinformation on TikTok
00:59:04

This week on Offline, Jon is joined by TikToker and disinformation researcher Abbie Richards. A leading voice on the platform, Abbie inoculates her viewers to trending disinformation and provides them with the tools to fight back. Jon asks her about what that work entails, why this current moment has seen the rise of so many new conspiracies, and dives into her viral conspiracy theory classification chart.


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Jan 30, 2022
Jenny Odell on How to Do Nothing
00:50:16

This week, Jenny Odell teaches Jon how to unplug and, almost literally, smell the roses. Pulling from lessons outlined in her book “How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy,” Jenny makes the case that our attention is precious and what we choose to focus it on doesn’t always need to be productive.

Jan 23, 2022
Chimamanda Adichie on the Death of Good Faith
00:58:57

This week, the writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie joins Jon to talk through the viral essay on social media that she wrote last June. The two discuss what compelled her to write that essay, how the internet has changed the way we interact with ideas, and the changes she’s seen in recent literature.


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Jan 16, 2022
Alex Stamos on Leaving Facebook and Zuckerberg's Reign
00:51:09

This week on Offline, Jon is joined by Alex Stamos, Facebook’s former Chief Security Officer. As Jon’s first guest who has worked at a social media company, Alex gives us a first-hand look at Facebook’s internal politics, delivering insight on Russian hackers and the Haugen papers He also makes the case that it’s time for Mark Zuckerberg to step down.


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Jan 09, 2022
Mailbag Episode with Jon and Emily Favreau
00:43:33

Jon and Emily Favreau sit down for a special mailbag episode. They answer any questions (yes, any and all) submitted by listeners like you.


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Jan 02, 2022
Elizabeth Bruenig on Forgiving Trolls and Strangers
00:55:02

The Atlantic’s Elizabeth Bruenig joins Jon this week on Offline to discuss something the internet was never built for: forgiveness. Exploring faith, political polarization, and cancel culture, Jon and Liz investigate how finding the capacity to forgive the online transgressions of our enemies, strangers, or just our trolls has never been more important.


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Dec 19, 2021
Dr. Vivek Murthy on Defeating Doomscrolling with Human Connection
00:50:29

Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy joins Jon on Offline to dissect the intersection between the internet and our emotional well-being. Dr. Murthy delivers a doctor’s diagnosis on Jon’s ceaseless doomscrolling, breaks down the impacts the pandemic and our increasing time online have had on our mental health, and makes the case for what it means to live a truly meaningful, connected life.


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Dec 12, 2021
Charlie Warzel on Facebook's Original Sin
00:52:11

For the last decade, Charlie Warzel has covered the internet and culture at BuzzFeed News, The New York Times, and his newsletter Galaxy Brain. He joins Jon to talk about the architecture behind our platforms, break down how the internet has embedded itself in our culture, and argue that humans shouldn’t be connected at this scale.


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Dec 05, 2021
DeRay Mckesson on How Twitter Saved Black Lives
00:47:46

From the creation of #BlackLivesMatter to the first permanent ban, DeRay Mckesson has been at the center of some of Twitter’s highest highs and some of its lowest lows. He joins Jon to talk about how online activism has changed since the 2014 Ferguson protests, discuss how to win people over offline, and make the case that Twitter can be a tool for good.

Nov 28, 2021
Stephen Colbert on Finding Laughter in the Darkness
00:49:17

Stephen Colbert joins Jon to defend his 8 hour-a-day screen habit and preach the benefits of a Twitter-free lifestyle. The two talk about what it took to produce The Late Show during the pandemic, why Stephen is glad his live audience is back, and what some of the darkest days of American democracy looked like behind the scenes at the Ed Sullivan Theater. Jon also asks Stephen about his perspective on cancel culture and why comedy must be rooted in empathy.

Nov 21, 2021
Megan Rapinoe on Social Media and Mental Health
00:47:25

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe talks to Jon about the toll social media takes on professional athletes, what it’s like to become an online Resistance hero and a right-wing villain, and whether she will ever run for office.

Nov 14, 2021
Peter Hamby on Saving Journalism from Twitter
00:46:04

Snapchat’s Peter Hamby talks to Jon about why Twitter has ruined political journalism, how the internet transformed the media business, and what a healthy, sustainable model of journalism might look like.

Nov 07, 2021
Monica Lewinsky on the Internet's Culture of Humiliation
00:48:26

Monica Lewinsky sits down with Jon to talk about the rise of public shaming, what happens when your life is upended by the internet, and what we can do to push against our worst instincts when we’re on social media.


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Oct 31, 2021
Jia Tolentino on the Internet's Endless Stage
00:40:24

Jia Tolentino, New Yorker staff writer and author of Trick Mirror, talks to Jon about how the internet has turned life into an endless performance, why that makes politics hard and virtue signaling easy, and what being online during the pandemic has done to our collective psyche.


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Oct 24, 2021