Aug 31, 2022
In Episode 34, we look at the similarities between the criminal justice system and cancel culture. We also look at the differences -- notably, that the criminal justice system affords rights to those who are accused of offences, while cancel culture does not.
Aug 21, 2022
In Episode 33, we look at the notion that cancel culture functions to prevent abuse and keep people safe. Why do proponents of cancellation say this, and what do they mean by it? Is it true? And what are some other ways to think about abuse and safety?
Jul 27, 2022
In Episode 32, we discuss right-wing populism. Fresh off a 1.5 day hitchhiking ride with a 'Freedom Rally' conspiracy theorist, Jay explains what it is that these right-wing populists believe and how it differs from left-wing variants of populism. We talk about how people get that way, what kinds of messaging can get...
Jun 24, 2022
In Episode 31, we discuss tolerance. At a certain point the left seems to have decided that tolerance is not good enough, and that we need acceptance or even celebration instead. We discuss why tolerance is actually very important in pluralistic socities and why it's necessary for building solidarity...
May 31, 2022
In Episode 30 we discuss practical tips for supporting the people in our lives who are being cancelled, both in the immediate aftermath of a cancellation campaign, and for the longterm.