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Offline with Jon Favreau
Offline with Jon Favreau
Crooked Media

Offline with Jon Favreau is a different kind of Sunday show – a chance to step away from our Twitter-fueled news cycles... more

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The U.S. v. Google, Elon’s Secrets Revealed, and Why Trolls Got Nastier

The Atlantic's Kaitlyn Tiffany joins to break down how telling people to die on the internet became normal.

17 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
How to Survive the 2024 Election, Tech Predictions for the Decade, and the Best Life Advice

Jon and Max are back and ready to answer your mailbag questions! But first, a post mortem on the Offline... more

10 Sep 2023 · 1 hour,
A Very Online Summer (Friends of the Pod Preview)

We're off for Labor Day! Please enjoy this exclusive episode of Terminally Online, our new Subscription show and loosest pod... more

03 Sep 2023 · 32 minutes
How Social Media is Changing Movies — and Their Place in Society

Maia Wyman, or Broey Deschanel as she’s known on Youtube, joins Offline to talk about her generation of movie critics... more

27 Aug 2023 · 57 minutes
Welcome to the Take Recession

Kate Lindsay on why, after years of battling bad-faith critics online, some people are finally keeping their opinions to themselves.

20 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
How Facebook Changes Us, Influencer Riots, and AI Gets Funny

Is it possible that Facebook didn't ruin politics?

13 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
How Taylor Swift Conquered the Internet, Plus: Xtra Xtra the Bird is Dead

Nora Princiotti and Nathan Hubbard, hosts of The Ringer’s “Every Single Album” podcast, join to break down how Taylor Swif... more

06 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
The Strike to Keep Hollywood Human, with Adam Conover

Straight off the picket line, comedian and WGA negotiator, Adam Conover gives a behind the scenes look into Hollywood's historic... more

30 Jul 2023 · 53 minutes
Big Tech vs. Hollywood; AI vs. Journalism; Socialists vs. Bananas

Will Big Tech break Hollywood? Futurist Madeline Ashby on the evolving entertainment industry. Max + Jon on bananas under socialism.

23 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Is 2024 the AI Election? Plus, an OG Twitter Exec on Elon, Threads, and Tech Bros

Jason Goldman, former Chief Digital Officer in the Obama White House, joins Offline to break down “the AI election.” He... more

16 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
QAnon is Thriving, Twitter is Dying, Zuck to the Rescue?

Will Sommer joins Offline to break down QAnon. Max + Jon join Threads.

09 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Joe Rogan Debates Vaccines, Elon Challenges Zuck, and the Submarine Discourse

Jon and Max answer your questions about AI, unions, writing and fallen titans — submersible and tech leader alike. Plus, America... more

25 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Why You Should Make Silly Things

Simone Giertz, YouTube’s favorite inventor and robotics enthusiast, joins Offline this week to discuss the joy of building useless things... more

18 Jun 2023 · 55 minutes
How to Break Your Phone Addiction

Catherine Price, science journalist and author of How to Break Up with Your Phone, joins the show to close out... more

11 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
The Kids Are Not Alright. Is Social Media to Blame?

Social media is ubiquitous among young people. But is it safe? Dr. Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States,... more

28 May 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
Is Fox News Doomed?

Kat Abu and Andrew Lawrence watch Fox News every night so you don’t have to. As researchers at Media Matters,... more

21 May 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Did Clickbait Kill Buzzfeed and the Digital Media Era?

Ben Smith, Semafor founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Buzzfeed News, joins Offline to discuss what the shuttering of newsrooms at... more

14 May 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Jon and Max Surrender Their iPhones

Introducing Offline’s Unplug Challenge! Jon and Max reflect on how their screen addictions have worsened their focus, hijacked their social... more

07 May 2023 · 54 minutes
How is Collective Grief Rewiring our Brains | Hysteria Excerpt

A feed drop from Crooked’s very own Hysteria!

03 May 2023 · 37 minutes
Hasan Piker Wants the Left to Persuade, Not Scold

Hasan Piker, viral political streamer, joins Offline to talk about Tucker Carlson’s demise, the 2024 election, and what it is... more

30 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
How the Internet is Radicalizing Young Men

Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project and author of Men Who Hate Women and Fix the System, Not... more

23 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
John Green Doesn’t Think the World is Ending (Yet)

John Green, bestselling author and YouTube Vlogbrother, joins Offline to share lessons from his most recent book, The Anthropocene Reviewed.... more

16 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Should America Ban TikTok?

This week we’re bringing you the TikTok debate we wish we had from Congress. Featuring perspectives from V Spehar, host... more

09 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
The End of Big Tech as We Know It

Jon welcomes Max Fisher, Crooked’s newest team member, to the Offline family! Max, former New York Times reporter and author... more

26 Mar 2023 · 56 minutes
How to Beat Fox News

Andy Kroll, author and ProPublica journalist, joins Offline to discuss the one thing Fox News fears: lawsuits. Kroll’s new book,... more

19 Mar 2023 · 55 minutes
Margaret Atwood on Good, Evil and Stupidity

Margaret Atwood, famed author, poet and “dystopia prophet,” joins Offline to talk about fighting tyranny and finding hope. Much like... more

12 Mar 2023 · 50 minutes
What Do We Lose if We Lose Black Twitter?

Jason Parham, senior writer at WIRED, walks Jon through the evolution and legacy of Black Twitter. Parham’s three-part series, “A... more

05 Mar 2023 · 41 minutes
What Happened To Your Ambition? | Work Appropriate

Offline's crew is *offline* this week but we're excited to share one of our favorite recent episodes of Crooked's podcast... more

26 Feb 2023 · 51 minutes
Are We Amusing Ourselves to Death?

Megan Garber, staff writer at the Atlantic, joins Offline to explain how we’re already living in the Metaverse––not with headsets... more

19 Feb 2023 · 50 minutes
What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from an 84 Year Study on Happiness

Dr. Robert Waldinger, Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, joins Offline to talk about his new book “The... more

12 Feb 2023 · 59 minutes
Who Can Own the Most Libs? Tim Miller on the ’24 GOP Primary

Tim Miller, former Republican operative, current Never Trumper, and contributor at the Bulwark, joins Jon to kickoff the GOP’s very... more

05 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
What’s With All the Tech Layoffs?

Amazon, Google, Facebook and the entire tech sector just laid off tens of thousands of employees. How did America’s fastest... more

29 Jan 2023 · 53 minutes
Do Dating Apps Make it Harder to Find Love?

Sangeeta Singh-Kurtz and Lakshmi Rengarajan, hosts of the newest season of The Cut’s Land of the Giants, join Offline to... more

22 Jan 2023 · 37 minutes
Two Writers Wonder If They’ll Be Replaced By AI

Evan Puschak, also known as The Nerdwriter, joins Offline to discuss ChatGPT, the revolutionary artificial intelligence chatbot from OpenAI. In... more

15 Jan 2023 · 53 minutes
How to Avoid Distraction with Johann Hari

Have you lost your ability to pay attention? Do you struggle to read a book? Can’t focus on a single... more

08 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Offline Mailbag with Emily Favreau and Dare We Say

Description: Josie Totah and Yasmine Hamady, hosts of Crooked’s Dare We Say podcast, join Offline for a special mailbag episode... more

01 Jan 2023 · 58 minutes
The Worst Tweets of 2022 with Rebecca Jennings

Rebecca Jennings, senior correspondent at Vox, talks with Jon about the year’s most chronically online conversations––those seemingly innocuous threads and... more

18 Dec 2022 · 33 minutes
Is This the End of Social Media? With Ian Bogost

Ian Bogost, author and professor at Washington University in St. Louis, talks with Jon about the demise of online social... more

11 Dec 2022 · 47 minutes
What Democrats Could Learn from Republicans with Brian Beutler

This week, a Crooked Media crossover event as Brian Beutler, host of Positively Dreadful, sits down with Jon to talk... more

04 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
How to Talk Your Uncle Out of QAnon this Thanksgiving

Beth Goldberg joins Offline to discuss her work at Jigsaw, the misinformation-tackling team at Google that’s been called “the Internet’s... more

20 Nov 2022 · 41 minutes
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Have you lost your ability to pay attention? Do you struggle to read a book? Can’t focus on a single task? Johann... more