Request Pending

Hosted BySara Schleede

Where do we go to find comfort and a sense of community online? And what do these digital spaces say about our lives offline? Request Pending dives into some of the most popular — and some of the most niche — corners of the internet.

Into the woods with cottagecore

Young people’s latest fantasies aren’t about fame and fortune. They’re about the tranquility and simplicity of a small cottage in the woods with a lot of books to read, bread to bake and raised garden beds to tend. But they aren’t fulfilling this fantasy by moving out to the country — they’re going online. Request Pending host Sara Schleede explores the internet’s latest aesthetic trend, “cottagecore,” and the ethical implications of these pastoral daydreams.

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About the Author
Sara Schleede is an audio director with The Drag and host of Request Pending.