His sixth season of the show started this past February and I'm definitely drawn in. He calls this season "a personal journey" for him, and he has this as his introduction to the season:
"If you’re reading this, you’re probably looking at a phone or a computer screen. These days we spend most of our lives looking at screens – whether it’s for work, school, or fun – but how is it shaping us? On season six of Chasing Life, Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes us on his most personal journey yet, while he dives into the science behind how technology is impacting our brains. As a dad of three teenage girls, he explores how worried we should be about the effect screen time is having on kids’ health. Join us each Tuesday as we bring everyone to the table – from members of the Gupta family to content creators and medical professionals – and look for guidance on how to navigate a world surrounded by screens."As a Lower School Technology teacher, a parent of teens, a person who has read a lot of books over the years on this subject, and someone who lives a lot of life on her phone...and who is living in a world where ChatGPT and AI are all in the news these days, this season's theme has really struck me as well. I often say I have a love-hate relationship with technology... but the deeper enmeshed we become in this "techified" world, the deeper we all get into ALL of it! Not to mention, more and more, the trickle down gets younger and younger and we are seeing the effects on more and more kids, in more and more ways: digital drama, mental health issues at all time highs, and new social and ethical dilemmas all the time.
Season Six, Episode 1: A Personal Journey for Sanjay - Feb. 7th, 2023
Episode 3: How Much Screen Time is Too Much? - Feb. 21th, 2023
Episode 4: Breaking Up (and Making Up) with Your Phone - Feb. 28th, 2023
Episode 5: Hank Green on the Future of the Internet - Mar. 7th, 2023
Episode 6: The Selfie Effect on Your Brain - Mar. 14th, 2023
Episode 7: Will Banning TikTok Help Kids? - Mar. 21st, 2023
Podcast cover image from https://www.cnn.com/audio/podcasts/chasing-life, Tom Friedman picture taken by me on March 21, 2023 at the Baltimore Speaker Series.