Kanye West’s Dark, Twisted Internet

Andrew Marantz, staff writer at the New Yorker and expert in online extremism, joins Offline to talk about the radicalization of the artist formerly known as Kanye. Marantz’s recent article, “Kanye West’s Parler Games” follows the mogul’s indignant attempt to buy a lawless corner of the internet, and he joins Jon to discuss West’s runaway journey to the alt-right, the truth about free speech absolutism, and the darkest corners of the internet.

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Offline with Jon Favreau is a different kind of Sunday show – a chance to step away from our Twitter-fueled news cycles to hear smarter, lighter conversations about all the ways that our extremely online existence is shaping everything from politics and culture to the how we live, work, and interact with one another. After more than a dozen conversations with guests like Stephen Colbert, Monica Lewinsky, Jia Tolentino, and Roxane Gay, it’s clear that people want these conversations to continue – that they’re interested in figuring out how we can regain control over our chaotic, hyperconnected world. That’s why Offline is here to stay. In the coming months, Jon will dig deeper into the internet abyss and beyond, exploring new topics with new guests from the worlds of news, politics, entertainment, sports, business, and more. Join Jon each week as he asks us to put down our screens, grab our headphones, and figure out how to live happier, healthier lives, both on and offline.