Taste has never existed in a vacuum. The things you like are influenced by the community around you, the people you admire from afar and the media you consume—Kinfolk, for example. But increasingly, taste is also affected by non-sentient influencers—through computer calculations that prod us toward the things we may also “like.” In the age of algorithms, Kinfolk explores one question that a Google search struggles to answer: can our taste ever be truly our own? https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/41418722/download.mp3 — TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Audio The New Narcissism Should you learn to love thy selfie? Audio A Gendered History of the Muse On women who inspire men. Audio The Economy of Ideas Why is everyone reading Sapiens? Audio What happened to life hacking? On the rise and decline of an internet philosophy. Audio In Defense of Loneliness What’s the difference between loneliness and solitude? Audio The Great Influencer Scam Breaking down the logic of MLMs.