Why we love celebrities more than heroes

Celebrity has changed significantly from the days of Charles Lindbergh to today’s social media influencers. Landon Y. Jones is a former managing editor for People Magazine, and he joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the underbelly of fame — including its corrosive effects on culture. And we’ll also hear about stars using their platforms for good. His book is “Celebrity Nation: How America Evolved into a Culture of Fans and Followers.”

This episode originally aired May 16, 2023.