Are “apolitical” “unaware” people happier? Are some people doomed to be interested in politics and culture? Can one actually “unplug?” Why not get another hobby which makes one “happier” or just work more? Aren’t most successful political podcasters and commentators merely government/megacorp backed narrative builders, or petit bourgeois grifters after money? Is influence even desirable? Is podcasting and blogging an improvement over historical means of communication and information dissemination?