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
There was an event here. It’s gone now.
“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)
The Hobart Meltdown
The journal itself
The Alex Perez interview that started it
🗄️ A Statement From The Resigning Editors
A LitHub article on the drama
Ellen’s response to the drama
What Ellen learned in 2014
Hey, this reminds me of something…