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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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: https://twitter.com/kittypurrzog/status/1427026657903214592 

Original 'grooming' allegation: https://www.tiktok.com/@lovelyleobrie/video/6995546733497306373?lang=en&is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1 

The Daily Beast's coverage: https://www.thedailybeast.com/4-accusers-speak-out-about-how-broadway-star-alice-ripley-traumatized-her-young-fans 

Kevin Durant does not like Ethan Strauss: https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/warriors/kevin-durant-accused-reporter-trying-rile-steph-curry-fans 

House of Strauss: https://houseofstrauss.substack.com/ 

Nike ad that ended the patriarchy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP9Zd_LUp1Y&t=4s&ab_channel=%E5%8C%97%E6%BC%82%E7%BB%93%E6%9D%9F%E7%9A%84%E5%85%AD%E7%BA%BF%E5%B0%8F%E9%95%87%E9%9D%92%E5%B9%B4