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Chris Stokel-Walker: Journalist and Author

By Jordan Michaelides
Chris Stokel-Walker Author of TikTok Boom YouTubers books

Chris Stokel-Walker is an Independent Journalist and the Author behind Youtubers and TikTok Boom.

Hailing from the North of England, Chris’ work has been featured in international outlets such as WIRED, Newsweek, The Economist, and has even written for medical journals

Always being interested in the latest phenomena that intersects technology and society, Chris has written two (aforementioned) books delving into both YouTube and TikTok respectively.

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00:04 – Welcome to Uncommon
00:23 – Guest introduction
00:30 – Pandemic life in North England
01:57 -The internet, technological advancement, and childhood memories
06:05 – Childhood aspirations & journalistic advantages
08:40 – Perceptions of private school & Chris’s parents’ work
13:09 – Lessons of Chris’ early career
17:24 – The UK Energy Crisis for dummies
25:02 – Chris’ writing: area of focus
29:09 – TikTok IS the new Facebook
34:02 – TikTok: a Chinese trojan horse?
45:11 – The state of journalism today
48:56 – Principles & process: writing books
53:18 – Chris’ ideal topic
57:24 – Morning & evening routine
59:20 – Show recommendations


Produced by Neuralle 

Host – Jordan Michaelides 

Executive Producer – Lauren Michaelides

Associate Producer & Videography  – Jacob Smith 

Audio Engineering – Jason Barkhouse