The Gist gets the Palestinian perspective on Gaza, and Maria Konnikova explains online reading.

Is Online Reading Doomed? How Paper Helps Us Comprehend.

Is Online Reading Doomed? How Paper Helps Us Comprehend.

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
July 29 2014 6:47 PM

We’re Terrible at Reading Online

The Gist explores why our reading experience with screens hasn’t caught up to the printed page.

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How does a screen change the way we read?

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Today on The Gist, Canadian human rights worker Diana Buttu joins us from Nazareth to share her perspective on the conflict in Gaza. Plus, Maria Konnikova from The New Yorker shares what the physiology of reading screens means for our brains. For the Spiel, Mike’s imagined dialogue with Mike Francesa.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.