The Midnight Brew

Good conversations at the best virtual diner on the Internet.

The Midnight Brew is a podcast hosted by Cailean Babcock out of Osaka, Japan, at the best virtual diner on the internet. Episodes feature interviews with inspiring individuals from around the world, as well as discussions about creativity, art, movies, current events and culture. Released every other Friday at midnight Japan Standard Time.

The New Digital Divide

You need to see “Noah” right now (Careful! Some scenes NSFW): a brilliant, insightful take on the contradictory, dualistic nature of modern communication. Within the last two decades, the internet and its peripheral technologies have grown exponentially. With only a few clicks of a mouse (or swipes of a smartphone screen), we have virtual, instantaneous access to almost every human being on the planet. We tweet, Vine, Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook our lives away.

Our social circles are tucked snugly into our bags and back pockets, providing an ever-present sense of community. And yet, while perpetually within arm’s reach, this false security blanket of intangible companionship has its dangers.

It's Friday. Put away that smartphone, get out of the house, and spend some time with someone special tonight.