Jun 24 • 55M

Episode 120: The NYT Enters The Youth Gender Fray And Philadelphia's Mina's World Coffee Shop Melts Down Spectacularly

Plus some reflections on Going Live

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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.

After dissecting their experiences doing a live show at the Heterodox Academy conference in Denver, the hosts talk about Emily Bazelon’s “controversial” New York Times Magazine article about youth gender transition and a mind-melting controversy over a West Philly coffee shop. To discuss this episode with other premium subscribers, click here.

Show notes/Links:

Bazelon’s article: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/15/magazine/gender-therapy.html

Thank you to all the Dave Robertses:

I Would Like To Thank Not Only The David Roberts, But All The David Robertses Out There
I gotta apologize. Last week, The New York Times Magazine published a long, in-depth article by staff writer Emily Bazelon about youth gender medicine. Bazelon’s piece focused largely on the controversy, among clinicians and researchers themselves, over what the protocols should be before kids go on puberty blockers and/or hormones. This controversy has …
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