New Normal: Life’s Good on Top, But For Everyone Else? with Samer Faraj

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Hosted by Dave Kaufman, featuring Professor Samer Faraj from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University


In episode 5 of The “New Normal, Professor Samer Faraj from The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks about how the COVID-19 pandemic has created an over reliance on corporate technological behemoths. Faraj breaks down the ever-growing role of digitization in our society and examines who benefits from the UBER-ization of our daily lives: all who take part in the gig economy or only to those who are “on top”?

The “New Normal” is a collaboration between journalist Dave Kaufman and Delve, the official thought leadership platform of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. Each episode looks in-depth at a different aspect of the new normal that we are all navigating due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Subscribe to the Delve podcast on all major podcast platforms.

Dave Kaufman is a Montreal-based journalist and commentator. He has worked for CJAD 800 and TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, CTV News Channel, CTV Montreal, and TalkRadio and SkyNews in the United Kingdom. He has written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, and Toronto Sun and other publications. Follow him on Twitter at @TheKaufmanShow. Audio engineering on The “New Normal” is by David Rawalia.

This episode is available on all major podcast platforms.

Delve’s The “New Normal” podcast series is produced by Delve and Dave Kaufman, with audio engineering by David Rawalia. Original music by Saku Mantere.

Dave Kaufman
Montreal-based journalist and commentator
Samer Faraj
Professor, Strategy & Organization; Canada Research Chair in Technology, Innovation and Organizing, SSHRC (Tier 1)