Conversations with People Who Hate Me
12 Things I Learned from Talking to Internet Strangers
Dylan Marron — 2022
From the host of the award-winning, critically acclaimed podcast Conversations with People Who Hate Me comes a thought-provoking, witty, and inspirational exploration of difficult conversations and how to navigate them. Dylan Marron—digital creator and producer—has racked up millions of views and worldwide support for his work promoting social justice. From his acclaimed Every Single Word video series highlighting the lack of diversity in Hollywood to his web series Sitting in Bathrooms with Trans People, Marron has explored some of today’s biggest hot topic issues. Yet, according to some strangers on the internet, Marron is a moron, a beta male, or, according to one commenter, a talentless hack. Rather than running from this online vitriol, Marron began a social experiment in which he invited his detractors to chat on the phone—and those conversations revealed surprising and thought-provoking insights. Now, Marron retraces his journey through a project that connects adversarial strangers in a time of unprecedented division. After years of production and dozens of phone calls, he shares what he’s learned about having difficult conversations and how having them can help close the ever-growing distance between us. Charmingly candid and earnest, Conversations with People Who Hate Me will be a guide to anyone partaking in difficult conversations, and a permission slip for those who dare to believe that connection can be possible even in these dark times.