Plus: An intervention for Jesse.
Saudi Arabia is making lots of progress in equal rights! For example, Saudi women no longer require their husband’s permission to beat their slaves.
Nothing is worse than more discussion about Jesse wiping his account. If he hasn't yet then just stop waffling.
Cheryl Hines was in Curb Your Enthusiasm, not Arrested Development. COME ON. You people need to watch more television.
Is BARPod going to do an episode on this? It’s arguably bigger than Rachel Dolezal: https://www.cbc.ca/newsinteractives/features/buffy-sainte-marie
“You larped as someone who renovates houses?”
Got the laugh.
EDIT: Also, “then WWII didn’t go far enough”
Please no more of this Twitter shit
Look idk how many liked listening to K&J's bickering over his Twitter history (queue parasocial lovers rushing to say they were joking they love each other forever and ever and us too), or how serious the "we are right and our critics are wrong for disliking us forcing unwanted content on them in an age of content overload" bit was, but this episode suuuuuucked.
Uninformative and nasty, this episode made me feel like I was at a break room at some Brooklyn poverty law nonprofit.
Katie is 100% right Jesse. Do not cancel your account.
Jesse sounded terrible. Poor Jesse, feel better! Even the BARPod commenters are grouchy. It really has been a rotten and depressing news week. Thank goodness it’s over. Here’s to a better next week!
(Get an electrical inspector Katie)
I used to live in Qatar. National Sports Day was a national holiday we all got work off for to watch a parade, meanwhile the compound I lived on had one gym with sex segregated hours- women’s hours were from like 6-7 am (insane humidity).
There are a ton of gays there- Grindr is extremely active but the laws there are extremely selectively enforced. My gay friends would hook up and meet up with guys more often than I would. An American or European is not likely to get in trouble for premarital or gay sex (although I’m aware there have been cases), but a qatari (High up in society at that) coworker once bragged to me that her Pakistani driver and Filipina maid have been in jail for 7 years at that point for having a love affair. The maid at the time was still begging to be deported home. She also once bragged to me about getting an Egyptian architect deported for insulting their labor practices.
My best friend there (North African) recently served jail time for talking shit about an abusive ex (American) husband in a WhatsApp group chat. She called his new wife (her cousin) a snake. Him and his new wife showed the texts to a judge and she was arrested for cyber bullying the next day. She tried to present texts where he called her some of the most vile racists slurs on the planet, but the judge wasn’t very interested.
The "Twitter is dead" convo could have actually segued to the cosplay part of this episode for me because although parts of twitter are definitely dying, there's huge parts of it devoted to various fandoms that are definitely very active. It's something I feel is missing from a lot of takes about twitter - there's a ton of users outside of the English speaking political circles.
Thank you for making Jesse describe anime and watch cosplay videos.
Also did BARPod ever mention that thing from a while ago about the writers strike where there was drama over whether cosplayers who dressed as characters from content impacted by the strike at a convention would be "crossing a picket line"? That was wild.
No idea if anyone saw my email that one time, so I’ll comment here: It’s super cool that Katie & Jesse featured a podcast about tackling hyper-partisanship. It’s fine for folks to say they’re not fans of featuring other content, but I don’t relate to the sentiment. Thanks for putting out good vibes.
Thank you Jesse for understanding that Serbs are POC 🙏
Actually it’s about ethics in adult dress-up contests
Sometimes Jesse and Katie’s bickering can seem a bit too real (about Jesse’s Twitter account of all things).
Katie needs to chill out and just let Jesse do the thing that'll improve his mental health....
Kill all the pigeons.
(I know, I know, but I'm tired of the horse jokes.)