Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Pamela Paul - 100 Things We've Lost to the Internet

December 25, 2021 Mo Gawdat and Pamela Paul Episode 173
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Pamela Paul - 100 Things We've Lost to the Internet
Show Notes

Today's guest is Pamela Paul, the editor of The New York Times Book Review who oversees all books coverage at The New York Times, perhaps one of the best jobs in the world for bibliophiles. She is also the host of the weekly Book Review podcast for The Times.

Pamela was introduced to me by my dear friend and former Slo Mo guest, Emma Gannon. Check out her episode if you missed it because it was fantastic. (#112)

Pamela is the author and editor of seven books: Rectangle Time, How to Raise a Reader (co-author), My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues, The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony, Pornified, Parenting, Inc., and By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life.

Her latest book is 100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet,  which had me at hello. I can't imagine a perfect topic to discuss as we all either stare at our extended family glued to their phones over the holidays - yearning for the old days - or do exactly that ourselves.

Listen as we discuss:

  • Having the best job on the planet.
  • The power of the NYTimes and its effect on authors' careers.
  • How she managed to write 8 books with a day job and children.
  • 100 things we've lost to the internet
  • The loss of "being the only one" and the beauty of not knowing.
  • The top 5 things we've lost, in Pamela's opinion.

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