Aug 18, 2021 • 33M

Episode 77: Did Rain Dove Fake A Hate Crime? (Unlocked Premium Episode, But In Your Premium Feed, Oh God I Can Explain...)

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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.
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Hey guys — it's me. Jesse. (Singal.)

I think I instigated some confusion this week. My thought process was Well, this isn't a new episode to patrons, so I'm not going to drop it in the premium feed. Then a lot of people were confused as to why they weren't seeing a new episode this week, and I couldn't tell whether there was a genuine technical issue or people were responding to not seeing an episode in their premium feeds. I remain confused -- even more so than usual. 

ANYWAY. Here's this week's episode. It's a rerun. I probably should have just stuck it in here to keep everything simple and clear and continuous. Sorry to pop into your feeds without a new episode, but you guys will have both a new early free episode and a new premium one by late Friday or Saturday, so hang in there!

The show itself:

 Katie and Jesse discuss Katie's mushroom hunting, the downfall of @piney_the (the latest -- and most hilariously incompetent -- Twitter account run by a white person pretending to be a person of color), and Rain Dove, the nonbinary model, activist, and Instagram celebrity who appears to make a lot of stuff up. (Original published October 5, 2020 for our premium subscribers.)

Show notes/Links:

Rundown of @piney_the tweets, evidence, etc.: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DKW-7LnY62mrCefWWJl4i8sofAop6zYidf0iXwPMN84/edit 

Evidence thread on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drama_science/status/1310688504876273664 

NBC: Rain Dove admits to selling TMZ incriminating Asia Argento texts - https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/rain-dove-admits-selling-tmz-incriminating-asia-argento-texts-n1103466](https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/rain-dove-admits-selling-tmz-incriminating-asia-argento-texts-n1103466