Feb 13 • 1HR 1M

Episode 102: Do Not, Under Any Circumstances, Keep On Trucking

Plus: We should end all work and abolish capitalism

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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.

Jesse has another crazy travel story, this one from a wild night out in Santa Barbara. Then he tells Katie about a recent controversy at the /r/antiwork subreddit, and Katie tells him about the Canadian Freedom And/Or Nazi Truckers. Also, the podcast is looking for a professional cowboy/girl/person. To discuss this episode with other premium subscribers, click here.

Show notes/Links:

Great rundown from Trace: https://tracingwoodgrains.medium.com/r-antiwork-a-tragedy-of-sanewashing-and-social-gentrification-56298af1c1a7

The subreddit: https://reddit.com/r/antiwork

FAQ: https://web.archive.org/web/20220131104428/https://old.reddit.com/r/antiwork/wiki/index

Explainer: https://old.reddit.com/r/antiwork/comments/fde9mp/whats_the_solution_whats_the_alternative_what_can/

“All they are asking for is a fair chance to find a decent job with the potential of advancing. They’d also like to be paid fairly and treated with dignity and respect”: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2022/01/27/reddits-antiwork-subreddit-temporarily-shuts-down-after-an-awkward-interview-between-a-moderator-and-fox-news-star-jesse-watters/?sh=140ad3172878

Rundown of the aftermath: https://www.businessinsider.com/antiwork-reddit-moderator-doreen-ford-removed-after-fox-news-interview-2022-1

Beware The Honkler:

Details:

Jon Kay with the debunking:

GoFundMe:

Image: Supporters and truckers front the Parliament Hill during a protest in downtown of Ottawa, Canada, on February 12, 2022. The protest of anti-vaccine truckers, which started on January 29 in Ottawa, continued today near the parliament Hill. (Photo by Mohamed Kadri/NurPhoto via Getty Images)