HUSH Podcast #92 – Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology

HUSH You Made Me Read It Better Off by Eric Brende

Michelle Stottlemire thinks everyone should read Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology by Eric Brende. Listen in on the discussion in this episode of HUSH to see if hosts Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley agree.

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What is the least we need to achieve the most? With this question in mind, MIT graduate Eric Brende flipped the switch on technology. He and his wife, Mary, ditched their car, electric stove, refrigerator, running water, and everything else motorized or “hooked to the grid,” and spent eighteen months living in a remote community so primitive in its technology that even the Amish consider it antiquated.

Show Notes – Better Off

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Coming up in three weeks, on the next episode of You Made Me Read It! – Thomas Fox Averill recommends Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier. Subscribe via iTunes or check back after September 20.

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Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book discussion leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, and frequent library customer. She loves her kids, being a librarian, living in Topeka, and helping people form connections and community. (She's the Community Connections Librarian!) She reads a new book every few days, but is enjoying the audiobook of "Empress of Forever" by Max Gladstone, the ebook "When We Were Magic" by Sarah Gailey and is eagerly awaiting John Scalzi's "The Last Emperox" in April!