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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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Dec 20, 2021

In Episode 24, we are joined by Dr. Maria Paredes, licensed trauma therapist and certified eating disorder specialist, out of the United States. We discuss cancel culture as it relates to therapy. How can therapists support cancelled people? How can cancelled people find supportive therapy? What happens when a canceller...

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...

Nov 13, 2021

In Episode 22, we sit down with writer, podcaster and friend of the pod Molly Frances. We discuss socialism and the Nexus, corporate social media, American food culture, and mental health. We also talk about why it is important not to let your spirit be crushed by cancel culture.



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Oct 6, 2021

In Episode 21 we discuss accountability processes, and how they are often framed as alternatives to both the criminal justice system and cancel culture. We argue instead that they function as an extension of cancel culture, and do not effectively address situations typically covered by the criminal justice system....

Sep 8, 2021

In Episode 20, we talk socialist dreaming. Why is it important to dream? What do we gain from dreaming? How does the punitive and dogmatic atmosphere in 'social justice' circles restrict our dreams? And most importantly, what are our socialist dreams -- what does it look like in the world we want to win?