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Mental Health vs. Technology

Season 1, Ep. 9

In this episode our host Charlotte is joined by guests Kate and Francesca to discuss Mental Health and Technology. Referencing the work of Sherry Turkle the discussion explores the implications of digital living on our physical beings.

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