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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970

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What have you been watching lately? There's a good chance (whether you admit to it or not) that you've been watching some reality TV. The "Reality TV" genre is mega popular, a massive cultural force, even though it's not really "reality". Contrived situations and manipulated scenarios make these shows entertainment rather than documentation, but they still feature real people who are willing to have their lives recorded. As a culture, we've become accustomed to watching people, but how does that affect our ideas about BEING WATCHED, especially given the recent NSA controversies? Check out the episode and find out! slate article about doge: http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/11/15/doge_pronunciation_how_do_you_pronounce_the_name_of_the_shibe_doge_meme.html Tweet of the Week infographic: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140105-timeline-of-the-far-future ----------------------------------------­­­­­-------------------------- Music: "Europe" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net) "Carry on Carillon" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net) Level 5: Room for the Homeless http://bit.ly/10N0Ykm "Bouncy Castle" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net) ":P" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net) Binaerpilot "Geeks" http://bit.ly/10N0UBf "Squarehead" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net) Chiptune - Kenzalol http://bit.ly/15vKwpN ----------------------------------------­­­­­----------------------------- Come hang out in the Idea Channel IRC! http://bit.ly/138EHBh Check out the Idea Channel SubReddit! http://bit.ly/GNklUq ----------------------------------------­­­­­----------------------------- Let us know what sorts of crazy ideas you have, about this episode and otherwise: Tweet at us! @pbsideachannel (yes, the longest twitter username ever) Email us! pbsideachannel [at] gmail [dot] com Idea Channel Facebook! http://Facebook.com/pbsideachannel Hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta) Made by Kornhaber Brown (http://www.kornhaberbrown.com) _______________________________ Want some more Idea Channel? How Powerful Are Algorithms? http://youtu.be/vSi6YoTPWLw Can Bullet Hell Games Be Meditative? http://youtu.be/DY-45DjRk_E Do "Digital Natives" Exist? http://youtu.be/9WVKBAqjHiE

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