Aug 23, 2021

Episode 78: The Half-Baked 'Grooming' Allegations Against Alice Ripley And The Cringeworthy Awokening Of The Sports World (feat. Ethan Strauss)

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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.
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After Katie tells Jesse about her extremely traumatic 'vacation,' the hosts discuss a journalistically half-baked article about the Broadway star Alice Ripley and Jesse interviews Ethan Strauss on how the Great Awokening has washed over sports, producing some questionable journalism and cringeworthy ads. (Apologies to patrons that we couldn't get this to you as early as usual -- it was just a matter of not posting Ethan's announcement too early.)

Show notes/Links:

Katie's vacation: 

Original 'grooming' allegation: 

The Daily Beast's coverage: 

Kevin Durant does not like Ethan Strauss: 

House of Strauss: 

Nike ad that ended the patriarchy: