Episode 28 - Bubble trouble

The world’s full of angst, worry and confirmation bias. People are blaming Facebook, Google and the media. It’s all their fault, right?

What if reality is a little more nuanced? Mark and Andy are fascinated by the idea that we all live in cultural bubbles. We view life through different lenses and it’s colouring the world more than we realise.

It’s a bit like that old saying – ideology is like bad breath, it takes someone else to notice. And just like bad breath, entrenched ideologies can start to stink after a while. Our thought life affects relationships, mental health, physical health and our ability to imagine a different future.

So, what’s next? Listen to the show for a few clues. Hint: actually listening to a different point of view is a great idea.

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