Mar 5 • 1HR 6M

Episode 105: Everything Continues To Suck

Also here is a weird fight over a lithium mine

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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.

The hosts discuss all the brains that have been melted by Russia’s invastion of Ukraine, the role of race in determining how local populations respond to refugees, and the all-too-common collision of trans rights and lithium mining. If you’d like to discuss this issue with other premium subscribers, click here.

Nuclear stuff:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/03/world/europe/nuclear-plant-fire-zaporizhzhia-video.html

Thursday night, CBS tweeted, alongside an article, 

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00660-z

Brains melting:

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Cowen mention:

https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2022/01/who-will-fight.html

Derrick Jensen:

Queer Theory Jeopardy!!! with Professor Derrick Jensen:

https://platypus1917.org/2020/04/02/the-left-has-never-been-against-civilization-an-interview-with-derrick-jensen/

https://derrickjensen.org/2013/06/the-emperors-new-penis/

https://www.feministcurrent.com/2019/10/05/its-time-for-us-all-to-stand-up-against-big-sister/

The Lithium mine:

https://www.eenews.net/articles/how-an-anti-trans-group-split-the-fight-against-a-lithium-mine/

Image: THE HAGUE NETHERLANDS - MARCH 5: Mainly Russian nationals participate in a peaceful protest outside the Russian embassy to show support for Ukraine on March 5, 2022 in The Hague The Netherlands. Russia invaded neighboring Ukraine on 24th February 2022, its actions have met with worldwide condemnation with rallies, protests and peace marches taking place in cities across the globe. (Photo by Michel Porro/Getty Images)