Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker once described his near-future, science-fiction anthology series as being "about the way we live now-- and the way we might be living in 10 minutes' time if we're clumsy." Though it sometimes feels like 10 minutes, it has been almost 10 years since Black Mirror debuted in 2011. Have we been clumsy?
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BMR launched on November 28, 2020 with its inaugural five episodes, after which one new episode will be released every Friday... until either we run out of Black Mirror episodes to talk about or we run out of people who want to talk about them! You can also read episode notes for each podcast here.
Dr. James Buchanan ("Bru") Wallace joins Dr. J to talk about religion, techniques of the self, guilt, the imperative to look up from your screen and see others, and "Smithereens."
Dr. John Torrey joins Dr. J to talk about whether or not we each have (and can find) "The One," dating apps, the freedom to make bad choices, simulated relationships, and "Hang the DJ."