Subversive: Default Friend

Tech Optimism under Pod Conditions, Sex Work, Wine Aunts & Incels.

Your weekly podcast update.

This week I talk to Default Friend.

Listen to the episode as audio

Default Friend is a writer, cultural commentator, tech familiar, and, coincidentally, a friend. 

We talk about the future of tech and tech optimism under the dark cloud of a year of skepticism about technocratic forces at work in our world. We also chat about dating, sex work, Mormons, wine aunts, simps & incels. 

A fun conversation with a whip-smart lady. 

You can find her work at defaultwisdom.substack.com and on her Twitter @default_friend. 


Next week’s episode features prolific poster and esoteric Twitter personality GRITCULT.

What is our future? We talk about tech, stonks, dating, traditionalism, returning to nature or returning to the future.

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The next guests will be

  • YeerkP

  • David Reaboi

  • Patrick Deneen

Followed by Razib Khan, Zero HP Lovecraft, Louise Perry, Joe Norman, Samo Burja, Rob Henderson, Peter Wang, Eigenrobot, Justin Murphy & many more.

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