Longtime listeners will know Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood are limited to one newsy Fixation Fix a week by their band of strict podcast producers (hi). But this week, in the spirit of the season, we're giving them a chance to go wild. Open all the tabs you want, hosts! We'll make you a little smarter about corporate proxy warfare, the way you talk and how sex on the internet is over. And dear listeners, we'll get into some of your fixations, too.
Links from this episode, in the order they appear: The New York Times' dialect quiz, Facebook and FOSTA, the case for tech CEO self-care, the cult of silence at Google, the Bottomless Pinocchio and the book Kai and Molly are reading right now.
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