In this episode of The Daily Brief Podcast, Civic Entertainment Group Chief Culture Officer Linda Ong returns to discuss how Netflix’s anthology series Black Mirror, created and executive produced by Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, reflects today’s culture.

Season 4 dropped on Netflix on Dec. 29 and included six episodes: “USS Callister,” starring Jesse Plemons, Jimmi Simpson and Cristin Millotti; “Arkangel,” directed by Jodie Foster and starring Rosemarie Dewitt; the brutal “Crocodile”; “Hang the DJ,” co-written with Brooker by Rashida Jones and the unofficial winner of this season’s popularity contest; black-and-white fright-fest “Metalhead” and the Easter Egg-stuffed “Black Museum.”

Spoiler alert! Ong and PromaxBDA Editorial Director Paige Albiniak ​are no-holds-barred so if you want to go into season 4 unspoiled, come back to listen after you’ve watched the six episodes.

Otherwise, enjoy this conversation about a show that raises all sorts of questions, such as what is human consciousness, can you encapsulate it, could someone else access it and perhaps most mysteriously, what happens to it after the body dies?

[Images of Black Mirror courtesy of Netflix]

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