Oct 28 • 46M

Episode 137: Why We Canceled Ourselves At Dartmouth

With Alex Perez as a closing act. Admission: Free for all (BARPod ID required, no exceptions)

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Mid-tour, Jesse and Katie take a break from their newfound rockstar lifestyles to deliver unto their legion of screaming* fans another certified Blocked and Reported classic. They begin with the long-awaited story of how the Dartmouth show got canceled and then proceed to their latest meltdown tale, in which the Publishing Mafia rears its head once again. This time, they’ve launched a coup within the Hobart journal, spurred on by an interview with the Iowa Pariah himself, Alex Perez.

* in fear, mostly

The Dartmouth Disturbance

Dartmouth’s Political Economy Project, BAR’s would-be hosts

https://pep.dartmouth.edu/

There was an event here. It’s gone now.

https://govt.dartmouth.edu/events/event?event=68549

“We’ll hold [it] in the biggest venue you think you can fill”

After asking why their event listing disappeared, Katie and Jesse got this with zero context: “this event will be open only to those with currently valid Dartmouth College ID’s”

Brave Spaces Dartmouth isn’t real (though there is a broader Brave Spaces movement) — it was created to try and save the event (and the Political Economy Project from the stain of being associated with BARPod)

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22BRAVE+SPACES%22+DARTMOUTH

The Hobart Meltdown

The journal itself

https://www.hobartpulp.com/

The Alex Perez interview that started it

https://www.hobartpulp.com/web_features/alex-perez-on-the-iowa-s-writers-workshop-baseball-and-growing-up-cuban-american-in-america

🗄️ A Statement From The Resigning Editors

https://web.archive.org/web/20221012225245/https://www.hobartpulp.com/preview/web_features/a-statement-from-the-resigning-editors

A LitHub article on the drama

https://web.archive.org/web/20221012225245/https://www.hobartpulp.com/preview/web_features/a-statement-from-the-resigning-editors

Ellen’s response to the drama

https://www.hobartpulp.com/web_features/letter-from-the-editor

What Ellen learned in 2014

https://web.archive.org/web/20141219214331/https://www.hobartpulp.com/web_features/an-open-letter-to-the-internet

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