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0:00 Intro 1:22 Echo Chamber 5:13 Socialization 11:59 Podcast Popularity 19:22 Privacy 26:40 Long-Form 41:21 Experts We're with Tala Ramadan for Episode 253 of The Beirut Banyan. Click to watch: https://youtu.be/SEGiDXxWgP4 We discuss Clubhouse's appeal in Lebanon and the Middle East, advantages at discussing with opposing sides over Twitter's more familiar echo chamber and attempts at state censorship over the audio exchange platform. Our conversation includes increased popularity of podcasts and long-form conversations, and how journalists turn to these platforms for information and storylines when reporting through mainstream outlets. Tala Ramadan is a Beirut-based journalist. The article referenced in this episode is accessible below: https://smex.org/clubhouse-the-popular-audio-only-app-gets-banned-in-mena/ Help support The Beirut Banyan by contributing via PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/walkbeirut Or donating through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/thebeirutbanyan Subscribe to our podcast from your preferred platform. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @thebeirutbanyan And check out our website: www.beirutbanyan.com Music by Marc Codsi. Animation & illustration by Sana Chaaban.