Episode 5: Katie And Jesse Decide Who Is Valid
In a shocking moment that definitely wasn't scripted, Katie almost singlehandedly immolates the podcast by dropping a horrific slur just seconds into the episode. After the cohosts recover their composure, they discuss an outrage story about Canadian military pronouns, Alex Berenson's coronavirus contrarianism, and the fairly nonsensical process people follow to decide what they believe. Jesse then tries to unpack Online Validity Discourse, leading the cohosts to discuss fascinating and provocative questions like "What does it even mean to be valid?," "How many people can you have sex with before you're not asexual anymore?," and "Would Jesse dress better if he were gay?" The cohosts close out the show with a brief chat about Blocked and Reported's possible Patreon future, and a request for listeners to email in to let them know what sorts of perks they'd be interested in.
-EXCLUSIVE: Canadian Armed Forces requires all personnel to stop using gendered pronouns (The Post Millennial)
-Does the King of the COVID-19 Contrarians Have a Case? (Vanity Fair)
-When A Child Says She's Trans (Jesse's article in The Atlantic)
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