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Episode 86: More Dave Chappelle Fallout And An Astonishing Scandal In Loudoun County, Virginia

Episode 86: More Dave Chappelle Fallout And An Astonishing Scandal In Loudoun County, Virginia


Katie and Jesse follow up with just a bit more KidneyGate discussion, then talk about Netflix employees’ reactions to Dave Chappelle’s special. The second half is an in-depth look at an astonishingly bad scandal in the Loudoun County, Virginia public schools. This is the public version of the episode — if you’re a premium subscriber and want to comment on the private version, click here. (Image via Haley Milon Bour of Loudoun Now.)

Show notes/Links:

Shoutout to ChocoRaisinBoi:

New version he made for us:

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The meme’s origin:

Do we owe an apology to Dawn Dorland?:

KidneyGate account, which is worth following:

Great tweetstorm on class element of KidneyGate — thanks to listener Katherine on our site for pointing it out:

Terra Field tweetstorm:

Pretty misleading headlines:

Ted Sarandos denies that Netflix content causes real-world harm:

Netflix fires walkout leader for leaking data:

Loudoun County 2016 and 2020 election results:

Antiracist enemies list:

Gym teacher who doesn’t want to abide the new rules:

Local coverage of school board meeting chaos:

Fairly clear video of entire Scott Smith altercation:


New gender-identity policy passes in August:

National School Boards Association letter to Joe Biden calling for his administration to use the PATRIOT Act and other tools to rein in out-of-control school-board protesters:

Explosive Daily Wire story (paywalled):

Newsweek followup:

Washington Post followup:

Beth Berts is out (happened after we recorded):

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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.