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Talk Radio 16:00 Mass culture links us Entertainment Purchase Shared in a mass with other people Tv Movies Mass produced/watched item Community Bonded to one another through pain or interest Political rally Band Oprah Callers and Listeners Why would one obey the radio host? “tell me the one thing you’ve never told anybody else before in the entire life” safety of anonymous no one wants to listen substitute to find people with similar beliefs or value separates them from mass culture Feel listened to by Barry and other listeners
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arena of last resort No one else will listen to them feel listened to wants, needs, feelings god like qualities “we don’t deserve your love”  p19 no relationships that are only created by the radio p35  caller bob clichés no substance to the conversation mass known saying real bonding? Only things that link them are truism Building relationships with the globe Intimate relationships with people around the world All we know is what makes people lonely and perverse Radio show encourages this isolation and eccentricity Produces this the show thrives on these vulnerability what makes them feel different in the world is encouraged by the radio Echo chamber or feedback loop
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Thing they want to talk about and only talk about is the show. Self discussing
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