How Contrapoints Reinvented Philosophy for YouTube with Natalie Wynn

Since 2016, Natalie Wynn has been making wildly popular video essays on YouTube under the name ContraPoints. Her videos, which cover everything from politics, to gender, to society's obsession with the apocalypse, gracefully distill academia-level research into insightful and highly digestible packages. Despite winning a Peabody award and holding a master’s degree in philosophy, Natalie proudly calls herself a YouTuber. Is this a new form of media? One that eschews the conventional structure of academia to bring university level discourse to anyone with an internet connection. This week, Adam chats with Natalie Wynn about gender, conspiracies, and the evolving role of academia in the digital age.



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