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March 30, 2021  

185: Social Media, Hooks, Distractions, and Books

March 30, 2021

This week, Imogen and I are discussing:

  • Social media and video games: can we break the hooks that pull us in?
  • Books: is it okay to use someone else’s ideas and create something of our own?

In particular, we’re talking about the documentary, The Social Dilemma, and the books, Dust by Kara Swanson and The Drover’s Wife by Leah Purcell.

We’re also telling a few family stories.


Show Notes

Things we mention in this episode:

Indistractible and Hooked by Nir Eyal

The Social Dilemma on Netflix

Dust by Kara Swanson

The Drover’s Wife by Leah Purcell

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Henry Lawson: poems and short stories

Bleak House and Little Dorritt by Charles Dickens

How to Train Your Dragon: movie and book

The Princess Bride: movie and book

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

Jeff Wayne’s musical, The War of the Worlds


My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

My Amazon Author Page


Where You Can Find Me

Unschooling Community

My Stories of an Unschooling Family community


Sue Elvis


Stories of an Unschooling Family

Where the Carol Birds Sing




Where You Can Find Imogen





Imogen Elvis


The Crystal Tree

The Shattering Song

Frost Hands


Thank you for listening to this episode!