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Fucking Cancelled is a podcast with three aims. First, we analyze and critique a phenomenon on the left that we call the nexus: a synthesis of identitarianism, social media, and cancel culture. Second, we offer emotional, spiritual, and ethical insights into the process of rejecting and exiting the nexus. Third, we move toward a different vision for the left grounded in solidarity, freedom, and responsibility.

We are leftists who have spent many years inside the nexus. We have been too afraid to critique it and we have suffered the consequences of critiquing it. We know all too well the destructive impact the nexus has on our communities, our movements, our spiritual, emotional, and mental health, and our capacity to be responsible, ethical actors. We are also recovering addicts who live our lives by a set of spiritual and ethical principles which are starkly at odds with the rules of the nexus. We offer these principles as a guiding light toward a different left.

Fucking Cancelled is a podcast for anyone who feels stifled or trapped by the authoritarian, punishing culture that dominates the left. It’s a podcast for anyone who is too afraid to say what they really think. It’s a podcast for people who have been cancelled, who are afraid of getting cancelled, or who have taken part in the cancellation of others and wondered if it was right. Fucking Cancelled is a podcast for leftists who dream of a left grounded in solidarity, freedom, and responsibility, rather than coercion, authoritarianism, and punishment.

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Apr 26, 2022

In Episode 29, we sit down with Marcus Peters, an activist and organiser based in Montreal, to discuss the social solidarity economy. We talk about what a co-op is, why they're important for the Left, and how they can give workers control over their work. We also discuss a new union Marcus has been organising in the...


Apr 20, 2022

In Episode 28, we examine organisation policies which uphold cancel culture. What is wrong with policies like these? Why organize against them? And what are some proactive approaches we can take to counter these practices?

 

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Episode 6 - Refusing to be Accountable: Responsibility, Boundaries, Intervention...


Mar 16, 2022

In Episode 27, we talk about responsibility. What are the different uses of this word, and how does it differ from 'accountability'? What lessons can we learn about responsibility from the 12 Steps? And why is it a topic so seldom discussed in the Nexus?

 

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Episode One - Principles Before Personalities: An...


Feb 26, 2022

In Episode 26, we discuss breakups in the age of cancel culture. We ask what happens when we think of cancellation as a form of intimate partner abuse, talk about why it is that some people can feel the need to control their ex-partners, and investigate how the Nexus promotes and protects this type of behaviour....


Nov 24, 2021

In Episode 23, we discuss the art of surviving cancellation. What are some ways to take real responsibility if you do feel like you've actually done something you regret? What is in your control and what isn't? What does it mean to accept things about your situation that you can't change? And most importantly, what...