What is the internet doing to us? The New York Times Rabbit Hole podcast explores how the web is “profoundly changing who we are.”

In just eight episodes, tech columnist Kevin Roose delves into how YouTube is shaping the views and actions of many people by actively working to keep users watching video after video for as long as possible, which Roose calls YouTube’s “rabbit hole effect.” How many of us have been there before? You log on and view a quick movie trailer, and then you click on another video in the recommended list. Before you know it, it’s two hours later, and you’re watching a third conspiracy theory that aliens are developing a new world order. 

The thought-provoking podcast looks into how algorithms have been driving people apart through fascinating plotlines that will keep you binge-listening, while educating you on something you use every single day.