2 Girls 1 Podcast SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

The Daily Dot

Put your phone down and listen.

Even while you’re sleeping, your social media persona is engaging with the world. This “always on” mentality is shaping the psychology of a generation—for good or ill.

Having 24/7 social media in the palm of your hand means you’re never more than a “like” or text away from your spouse, your parents, your ex, or your job. This is a fundamentally different way to live than all previous generations.

This week on 2 Girls 1 Podcast, Alli and Jen (actors who perform weird internet stuff on stage) talk to Dr. Leora Trub, a psychology professor at Pace University, who has authored numerous studies about the power our phones have on mental wellness.

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2 Girls 1 Podcast is hosted by Allison Goldberg and Jennifer Jamula, and is produced and edited by Matt Silverman in New York City. Production assistance is provided by The Podglomerate.

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Matt Silverman

Matt Silverman

Matt Silverman is the director of video and producer of 2 Girls 1 Podcast at the Daily Dot. He has been making internet shows and viral videos for nearly a decade, and has directed top talent including John Oliver, Kevin Bacon, Kate McKinnon, Alton Brown, and the Sesame Street Muppets. Silverman is also the creator of FREE DAD VIDEOS, a comedy and music channel with his young children.