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Estrangement

Episode 3 of 6

Aleks Krotoski explores the difficulties of unpicking our digital lives when they've become entwined with another's.

Aleks Krotoski explores the difficulties of unpicking our digital lives when they’ve become entwined with another’s. The digital world is great at capturing and storing moments from our lives - sharing your family snapshots, tweets about domestic bliss, keeping the world up to date with each rung you climb on the career ladder... But in the wake of a relationship breakdown it can be painful to be confronted with such echoes of the past, and even more so if you’re constantly reminded that the people you're separated from are carrying on without you.
In this week's episode, Aleks talks to Becca Bland about the hardships of seeing into her estranged family's lives online, and author Nathan Bransford who found that having a wealth of information online after a divorce forced him into making some hard decisions. She also discovers how digital technology can be used to manage people's lives after a relationship breaks down, and (if all else fails) how to vanish entirely.
Producers Victoria McArthur and Peter McManus

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30 minutes

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  • Stereolab

    Blue Milk

    • Cobra And Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night.
  • Burial

    Dog Shelter

    • Untrue.
  • Adjágas

    Mun Ja Mun

    • Erol Alkan: Another 'Bugged In' Selection.
  • Jon Brion

    Elephant Parade

    • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
  • Jon Brion

    Main Title

    • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
  • Beck

    Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime

    • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
  • Chromatics

    Tick of the Clock

    • Drive: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
  • Tame Impala

    Be Above It

    • Lonerism.
  • Mogwai

    7.25

    • Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait.
  • Simple Minds

    Don't You (Forget About Me)

    • Glittering Prize.
  • Saint Etienne

    Only Love Can Break Your Heart

    • Foxbase Alpha.
  • Joe Jackson

    Is She Really Going Out With Him?

    • Joe Jackson: The Collection.

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