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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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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. 

SHOW NOTES:

Talking Shit with Dr. Christine Marie: Breaking the Spell of Cancellation

Nobody's Getting Cancelled: Surviving...


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?

 

SHOW NOTES:

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?

 

SHOW NOTES:

Episode One - Principles Before Personalities: An...