A Novel in a Month, a Season in a Day (w/ Katrina Jørgensen): Paradox Podcast Episode 69

Katrina Jørgensen returned for another fun discussion about culture and how media-saturated millennials see the world.

Terrible Opinions

Katrina: I hate Thanksgiving food.

Jordan: I can’t help judging adults who spend a ton of money on Halloween costumes.

Matthias: We can get rid of the internet now.

Writing as fast as you can

Katrina is participating in National Novel Writing Month this year, so she shares some insights on how the annual challenge to write a novel in one month brings writers together. The goal in theory is to write 50,000 words in a month, but the main point of NaNoWriMo is simply getting people to write.

“Binge-worthy”

Netflix recently released some rare numbers showing which shows are being binge-watched the fastest: a top 20 list with shows that are watched within the first 24 hours of release. We analyze what insights we can glean from the list, which includes everything from “The Ranch” to “Santa Clarita Diet” to “Grace and Frankie.”

Jordan explains why it’s awesome that “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” is No. 1, but the other titles on the list are more relevant. We talk about why comedies are so much better for binge-watching than dramas – especially when the world is already hard enough – and debate whether or not the instant gratification of streaming changes how we watch TV.

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