Since I got my first smartphone back in 2006, my relationship with my phone has certainly changed my life. It’s also changed how I function as a person in this world, for better and for worse. Turns out, I’m not the only one, which is why I was so excited to chat with Emmy-award-winning journalist, and host of the new Mobile Diaries podcast from T-Mobile Stories, Shawna Ryan.
We chat about our first phones, how our lives changed when we got them, and how we’re approaching our phone use (and our kids’ phone use) now, in a post-pandemic world, plus a whole lot more!
A little more about our sponsor, Mobile Diaries from T-Mobile Stories
This brand new podcast focuses on modern digital life and the mobile technology that makes it possible, from the folks at T-Mobile Stories. Hosted by this episode’s guest, Shawna Ryan, and veteran editor and writer Jason Adams, Mobile Diaries examines the fascinating archetypes, personas, brilliant minds, and unique stories emerging in our fast-paced, digitally-driven world. On each episode of Mobile Diaries, the hosts uncover how devices have changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, from the need to set boundaries in a mobile-first world, to breaking down barriers to mental health access, to finding a Zen work-from-anywhere spot enabled by a 5G hotspot.
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