Jun 14, 2020 • 1HR 15M

Episode 16: The Cancellations Will Continue Until Antiracism Improves

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Jesse Singal
Journalists Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal scour the internet for its craziest, silliest, most sociopathic content, part of an obsessive and ill-conceived attempt to extract kernels of meaning and humanity from a landscape of endless raging dumpster fires.
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The roiling tremors on the left continue, as a young progressive data analyst gets fired for... it's honestly too ridiculous to even type, and the Poetry Foundation shows us what a truly hysterical meltdown looks like. The hosts use their intellect and savvy to try to understand the difference between two 'violent' acts: "kneeling on someone's neck until they die horrifically" and "issuing a statement that isn't quite strong enough." Everything is insane right now. And violent.

NOTE: Since you are a patron, you already have access to a longer cut of the Ben Burgis interview that plays after the outro music of this episode. And the J.K. Rowling patrons-only episode will be up by noon, Eastern time on Sunday, June 14th.

Jonathan Chait: The Still-Vital Case for Liberalism in a Radical Age (NY Mag) -  https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/06/case-for-liberalism-tom-cotton-new-york-times-james-bennet.html 

Kyle Smith: Insanity at the Poetry Foundation (National Review) -  https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/06/insanity-at-the-poetry-foundation/ 

Ben Burgis: Give Them an Argument: Logic for the Left -  https://www.amazon.com/Give-Them-Argument-Logic-Left/dp/1789042100/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=