Strangers on the Internet


Special: Exclusive Interview with Bestselling Author Nancy Jo Sales - Part 2

Season 2, Ep. 19

Part 2 of this exclusive interview with bestselling author and award-winning journalist Nancy Jo Sales takes us deeper into the heart of what all the famous critic thinks is wrong with dating apps. Irina and Michelle discuss with her why she believes these apps are deeply embedded in frat boy culture and rape culture, as well as what role social media whisper networks play in protecting female app users. Why and how do dating app operators make it so difficult to conduct independent research about the apps? How do conversations between Nancy Jo and incels go down? And does she see any hope for Gen Z and dating, watching her daughter enter young adulthood in today's world? Fasten your seatbelts, this episode is a wild ride!

Part 1 of the interview

Nancy Jo Sales' website

Nancy Jo's IG

Nancy Jo's book "Nothing Personal: My Secret Life in the Dating App Inferno"

Nancy Jo's book "American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers"

Nancy Jo's documentary "Swiped: Hooking up in the Digital Age"

Nancy Jo's viral article "Tinder and the Dawn of the 'Dating Apocalypse'"

Nancy Jo's article "Finally, Women Are Calling out Toxic Online Dates. Now to Target the Apps Themselves"

SOTI episode 14 "Ten Years of Tinder - Where Are We Now?"

SOTI episode 15 "Exclusive Interview with Tinder Swindler Star Victim Cecilie Fjellhøy - Part 1"

SOTI episode 16 "Exclusive Interview with Tinder Swindler Star Victim Cecilie Fjellhøy - Part 2"

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