May 6, 2021 • 50M

Episode 63: Jesse Makes A Friend, A Racist-Albeit-Dead Dog, A Basecamp Meltdown, And An Invitation For Chase Strangio

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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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Jesse has a new best friend and wants to shout his name to the rooftops. Also, Jesse is not-mad-per-se-but-rather-disappointed at Chase Strangio and would like to talk to him on the pod. Then, the thick-cut tender medium-rare meat of the show: At the University of Washington, a controversy over racism. And at Basecamp, a… controversy over racism. Never let it be said that this show does not range widely.

Chase Strangi-No!:

Jesse Mad Online once again:

This cartoon is like something out of Der Stürmer:

As is this one:

The newspaper apologizes:

(If you want to send the artist behind both cartoons a supportive note — and of course we will not be including this in the public version of the show notes — he is at, which we got via his website:

The legend of Eggman7698: 

Literary Editor Resigns After Bathing on Zoom in a Mesh Shirt: