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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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!: https://www.gq.com/story/chase-strangio-on-anti-trans-laws

Jesse Mad Online once again: https://twitter.com/jessesingal/status/1390019758595117061

This cartoon is like something out of Der Stürmer: https://www.dailyuw.com/cartoons/article_dba3d6da-a640-11eb-a8bc-fb9f1a0fa058.html

As is this one: https://preview.redd.it/yvd4q5t2ozv61.png?width=630&format=png&auto=webp&s=a90dfd1f3c40f2ead992a6a457b65913ace3b830

The newspaper apologizes: https://www.dailyuw.com/opinion/article_fbe3722a-a901-11eb-9b60-bfd0ee0e37e4.html

(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 elijahpasco@gmail.com, which we got via his website: https://elijahnpasco.com/contact-1)

The legend of Eggman7698: https://www.reddit.com/r/udub/comments/n5zavx/me_when_we_go_back_to_campus_next_fall_quarter/ 

Literary Editor Resigns After Bathing on Zoom in a Mesh Shirt: https://www.vulture.com/2021/04/joshua-wolf-shenk-resigns-after-bath-on-zoom-in-mesh-shirt.html

Basecamp: https://www.platformer.news/p/-how-basecamp-blew-up