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'Alt-Frequencies,' a radio drama for the social media era

Midway through "Alt-Frequencies" - think of it as a modern, interactive radio drama - a character offers a cynical yet salient observation on what humanity too often desires when it comes to the dissemination of information.

"I like it when you are rude to people," a caller says to the host of a radio show.

Feeding this craving has propelled media for decades, from the early days of tabloid journalism to the shock-jock heyday of the 1990s to the political pundits who have dominated TV news to our anything-goes social media present.

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