Choose Your Own Experience

Tim Horan
1 min readOct 8, 2020


Tim Horan poses with an octopus statue for his latest podcast.

I watched two Netflix documentaries — The Social Dilemma and My Octopus Teacher.

The former features a bunch of ‘experts’ warning us about the very thing they created while the latter features an individual who chose to have his own unmediated experience of the world by befriending an octopus.

If you want to hear me deconstruct The Social Dilemma and share my own teachable freaky moment with an octopus, please tune into my solo podcast. Download the episode here or listen directly below on Libsyn or YouTube.

Show Notes

The Social Dilemma, the Netflix documentary about the impact of social networking

An introduction to B.F. Skinner’s ‘Operant Conditioning’ work

Douglas Rushkoff, author and documentarian who studies human autonomy in a digital age

My Octopus Teacher, the Netflix documentary about the unusual friendship between a filmmaker and an octopus

A written account of my teachable moment with an octopus

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Tim Horan is a writer and editor from Sydney, Australia. Start a conversation with him here, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. His website is



Tim Horan

Writer and Photographer. I talk about work, play, and everything in between.