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Episode 56: Yes We Have Receipts But No You Cannot See Them

Episode 56: Yes We Have Receipts But No You Cannot See Them

After reflecting on the podcast turning one whole year old next week, Jesse and Katie talk about the massive online uproar over his (and others') continuing presence on Substack, Katie's impressive Brianna-Wu-related fundraising, and the underappreciated connection between GamerGate and 4chan. Then the hosts discuss media coverage of the awful massage-parlor shootings in Atlanta, and particularly the rush to slot them into an oversimplified race narrative.

Please consider preordering Jesse's book The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Our Social Ills: 

Jon Kay's big Quillette piece on the rumors about Jesse: 

Ryan Broderick’s dishonest article about Substack:

An interview of Jesse's Ryan would have benefited from reading: 

Jude Doyle’s dishonest article about Substack:

Jude Doyle’s dishonest article about leaving Substack:


Katie’s thread on Wu’s DMs about her and Jesse:

Wu’s threatening email to Jesse:

Jesse’s story on the Kenneth Zucker clinic:

Herzog’s impressive fundraising efforts:

There appear to be myriad holes in Zoe Quinn’s story about Alec Holowka, who committed suicide after (but not necessarily as a result of) her accusations and his subsequent firing:

Freddie deBoer’s apology:

Freddie deBoer’s essay about people’s unwillingness to accept his apology:

Melissa Jeltsen’s useful and nuanced thread on the massage-parlor shootings and the temptation of simple storytelling:

Whiteness Doesn’t Cause Mass Shootings:

Basic info on Robert Aaron Long:

No, a police captain didn’t blame the shooting on a “bad day”:

Everyone got the Pulse nightclub shooting wrong:

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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.