Thu, 7 June 2012
Welcome to the 52nd episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. This week we have a special edition of the podcast dedicated to unplugging and taking breaks from media and technology. We are immersed in a world of technology, with smartphones at our fingertips, texts and status updates waiting for us at all times, and work that's increasingly difficult to leave behind. As part of this week's "Unplug 2012 special report":http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/06/special-series-unplug-2012156.html, this podcast includes an in-depth discussion on ways to unplug and detox.
Our special guests are William Powers, author of the book "Hamlet's Blackberry"; Tanya Schevitz, communications manager for Reboot; and Levi Felix, who runs the Digital Detox retreat. They have various strategies for achieving balance with hectic work schedules and taking breaks and enjoying life. Tanya also helps run the "National Day of Unplugging":http://www.sabbathmanifesto.org/unplug in March.