Apr 13, 2020 • 44M

Episode 4: Real Time With The Louis C. Rogan Experience

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Jesse Singal
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.
Episode details

Jesse tries to gaslight Katie into believing she's Jewish. After he succeeds, the cohosts move on to the meat of the show: a discussion of three Problematic Men. First they talk about Joe Rogan, who has been found guilty of having offensive opinions. What does the controversy over his endorsement of Bernie Sanders, and his more recent turn toward Trump-curiousness, tell us about how pundits misunderstand the average voter? Then they move on to noted masturbator Louis C.K. Has he been punished enough? If not, what is anyone supposed to do about it? (Also, does dropping the second 'R' in the R-word make it any more acceptable?) The cohosts close out the show by debating Bill Maher's most recent dip into hot water: his argument that the coronavirus should, in fact, be called The Oriental Menace (or something).

Show notes:

-The Bernie Sanders tweet that set off Roganzhi

-Bernie Sanders’s Joe Rogan experience (Vox)

-Joe Rogan would 'rather vote for Trump than Biden' after endorsing Sanders (The Guardian)

-Louis C.K. Is Accused by 5 Women of Sexual Misconduct (The New York Times)

-Louis C.K.’s Newest Fans Deserve Louis C.K.’s Newest Special (Slate)

-What Should We Do About The Fact That Louis C.K. Is Still Very Good At What He Does? (Jesse's newsletter, Singal-Minded Conversations) (paywalled)

-Bill Maher Goes on Despicably Racist Rant Against China Over Coronavirus (Daily Beast)