The Station Wagon podcast: Seattle - Snoqualmie - Olympia: Episode 4: Giving up Consuming the News

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Episode 4: Giving up Consuming the News

In this episode we give up consuming the news in all its forms. That means, no news from all sources and outlets: TV, Radio, Internet, mobile devices, newspapers, word of mouth, etc. etc. etc.

What's news? Listen to find out.


From the Web

  1. News is bad for you and giving it up will make you happier.
  2. Daily News Consumption Worldwide
  3. Podcasting Fact Sheet
  4. How Americans Get News

Scholarly Articles

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  2. Auxemery, Y. (2015). The mass murderer history: modern classifications, sociodemographic and psychopathological characteristics, suicidal dimensions, and media contagion of mass murders. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 56(1), 49-54. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2014.09.003. 
  3. Breslau, N., Bohnrty, K. M., &Koenen, K. C. (2010). The 9/11 terrorist attack and posttraumatic stress disorder revisited. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 198(8), 539-43. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0b013e3181ea1e2f
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  5. Marin, M. F., Morin-Major, J. K., Schramek, T. E., Beaupré, A., Perna, A., Juster, R. P., & Lupien, S. J. (2012). There is no news like bad news: women are more remembering and stress reactive after reading real negative news than men. Public Library of Science (PLoS) One, 7(10), e47189. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047189
  6. Ragonesi, A. J. & Antick, J. R. (2008). Physiological responses to violence reported in the news. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 107(2), 283-95. 
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  10. Towers, S., Gomez-Lievano, A., Khan, M., Mubayi, A., & Castillo-Chavez, C. (2015). Contagion in Mass Killings and School Shootings. Public Library of Science (PLoS) One, 10(7), e0117259. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0117259. eCollection 2015.