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The Atmospherians

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A “canceled” influencer. A lonely man looking for attention. White men adrift in hoards, no memory of the violence or good they’ve done. Enter The Atmosphere, a new retreat where men can detox from social media and learn to become human again. A cult.

This first novel from Alex McElroy is a doozy; capturing the manic craziness of the last decade, the sprint for the next cool thing, the quick turn from darling to pariah, the frenetic way we flit from one catastrophe to another.  

Join us as host Aubrey Hicks is joined by Caroline Bhalla, Lisa Schweitzer, and Donnajean Ward to argue over McElroy’s The Atmospherians.

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Thank you to our co-producers Aubrey Hicks and Jonathan Schwartz as well as our beloved sound supervisors, The Brothers Hedden. Recorded at the USC Price School.

Caroline Bhalla

Managing Director
Price Center for Social Innovation

Donnajean Ward

Special Project Manager for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

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