The Disentanglement Podcast

”André” and ”Sara” document their attempts to disentangle themselves from surveillance tech‘s assaults on privacy and security, one step at a time, amidst their witty marital repartee.

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Episodes

5 days ago

In which Sara presses André to explain why cryptocurrency, and bitcoin specifically, seems to prompt enthusiasts to take more, not less, interest in the world around them, their local environs, and even religion, in a concerted effort to disentangle themselves from previously assumed verities.

41-Single Use Digital Devices

Wednesday May 29, 2024

Wednesday May 29, 2024

In which we discuss two new additions to our digital device collection that we think actually help in the disentanglement process.

40-The Converse of Addiction

Wednesday May 15, 2024

Wednesday May 15, 2024

In which we discuss the state, not of not being addicted to something you consume that compromises your resilience in the world, but the state of failing to consume something you need that to be resilient. Trust us, it makes more sense when you hear us talk about it.

Wednesday May 01, 2024

In which we explore the common use of "addiction" to describe damaging entanglements with digital media and devices, in conversation with these books:
Haidt, The Anxious Generation
Alter, Irresistible
Lembke, Dopamine Nation
Courtwright, The Age of Addiction

38-Second Steps in Degoogling

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

In which we detail our efforts to extract ourselves from certain Google systems, chiefly free email, calendar, drive, and the Chrome browser, replacing them with a Protonmail family account and the Brave browser.

Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

In which Mister André explains how he bought a Google Pixel for the precise purpose of deGoogling it, and what he has learned about smartphone use generally from the annoyances of going outside the privacy-sucking mainstream.

36-The Revenge of Analog

Wednesday Mar 20, 2024

Wednesday Mar 20, 2024

In which we discuss one of our favorite recent reads, The Revenge of Analog by David Sax, as depicting a positive alternative to many of the toxic digital entanglements of our time.

35-We're Back!

Wednesday Mar 06, 2024

Wednesday Mar 06, 2024

In which André and Sara, still pretending to be their very-bad-spy-alter-egos, tell you why you haven't heard from them in about 10 months, what they've been up to, and what to look forward to on Season 2 of the Disentanglement Podcast.

Wednesday Jun 14, 2023

In which Ms. Sara tells you why she and Mr. André are taking a temporary hiatus from the podcast but will be back in the fall of 2023, and how to occupy yourselves in the meanwhile!

Wednesday May 31, 2023

In which we review our backups for digital data, which are more and less subject to privacy violation, and the difference between storage, backup, and archives. Actually, this is way more interesting and useful than that description makes it sound. Ad copy is not our forte.

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