IRL: Online Life Is Real Life

22 Episodes

Our online life is real life. We walk, talk, work, LOL and even love on the Internet – but we don’t always treat it like real life. Host Veronica Belmont explores this disconnect with stories from the wilds of the Web – and gets to the bottom of online issues that affect us all. Whether it’s privacy…

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Virtual Connections

August 13th, 2018

28:50

:'-) Ever wonder why emoticons exist? They popped up in the 1980s to make online connections feel a little less digital and a little more personal :D. In this episode of IRL, host

Press Play

July 16th, 2018

32:45

One of the most successful recruitment tools the U.S. Army ever made was…a video game? Sometimes without even knowing it, gaming elements in technology — often designed for addiction — are incentivizing you to think …

The Grand Bargain

July 2nd, 2018

29:29

We’re told from a young age to “accept the things we cannot change.” But should this be the case online as well? We click “Accept” every day, but often don’t know what we’re giving away. Is it a fair trade, and should…

Introducing Season 3 of IRL: Because Online Life is Real Life

June 18th, 2018

1:59

In Season 3 of IRL, we're exploring the bargains we make online every day, and how we might approach striking better deals with the powers that be. You'll find out what happened when the U.S. Army got into the video g…

Ctrl+Alt+Facts

April 2nd, 2018

36:58

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