The internet and social media have made participation in public discourse a more treacherous proposition than in the past. Any slip that offends one of numerous identity groups can escalate into a limitless orgy of shaming that leaves a permanent record behind for posterity. In this podcast, experts – including those who have suffered modern public shaming – describe shaming’s negative impact. They also explain how shaming, in the right circumstances, can serve a positive societal purpose. In a society in which shaming on social media is common and often destructive, this podcast serves as the beginning of a sorely needed conversation.
About the Podcast
ABC Radio comprises the radio component of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation – Australia’s national public broadcaster.
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