James Wood aka JW Wood on Digital Life and the Age of Anxiety on The Anxiety Advantage podcast hosted by Yang-May Ooi

Is Digital Technology creating an Age of Anxiety in our modern times? Have there been other Ages of Anxiety? In this episode of The Anxiety Advantage we take a step back for a long and broad view of anxiety in the context of the last 100 years and the evolution of technology from a literary and philosophical perspective. James Wood, who writes as JW Wood, joins writer and podcaster Yang-May Ooi for today’s wide-ranging conversation on the makings of modern technological anxieties. 

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The Anxiety Advantage with Yang-May Ooi Season 01 Episode 04 ¦  Digital Life and The Age of Anxiety – James Wood aka JW Wood  ¦ AXAV0104


James Wood / JW Wood author website – https://jwwoodwriter.net/about/ 

Collaborative project between James and artist Cyrille Saura – https://jwwoodwriter.net/about/ 

James on Twitter – https://twitter.com/james_w_wood 

Snopes, for fact-checking misinformation – https://www.snopes.com/ 

Jacques Ellul, philosopher – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Ellul 

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I am not an expert on anxiety. I have no medical or therapy-type qualifications. I am a writer – and like many people, I have struggled with anxiety. My purpose in these podcasts is to explore with curiosity how these very human feelings affect all our lives. Views expressed by my guests are entirely their own and do not represent my views. These podcasts come out of my personal experience and perspective – and I do not claim to speak for everyone who may be living with anxiety. The content of these podcasts is for informational purposes only.  If you are affected by anything in these podcasts, please seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified professional. 



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Yang-May Ooi is a writer & podcaster. Her creative work includes The Flame Tree and Mindgame (novels), Bound Feet Blues (theatre & family memoir), The Anxiety Advantage and Creative Conversations (podcasts). ¦ www.TigerSpirit.co.uk
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