How many times a day do you look at your phone? Don’t count; it’ll just make you depressed. We all need to unplug more often. Disconnect, get away from Twitter and Snap and the endless churn of bad news. This week, the hosts explore the best methods for disconnecting from the big ol’ mobile internet. David shares tips for hiding apps from yourself when you’re on vacation, Arielle discusses proper phone manners in social situations, and Michael tells us how to stay mentally present at a concert without getting too smug about it.
Some notes: David’s story about the minimal smartphone. Rene Chun’s review of the Punkt dumbphone that only does calling and texts. Dogtrekker lists dog-friendly businesses in California. If you live somewhere else, try Bringfido.com. Recommendations this week: Detour, Dynalist, and Weather Underground.