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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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Nov 14, 2020

In Episode 3, our dear friend and comrade Tara McGowan-Ross -- poet, multidisciplinary artist, and all-around bad-ass -- joins us for Cancel Club. We talk all things cancel culture, spilling the dirt on times we've been cancelled, times our friends have been cancelled, and times we've cancelled others.

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Ben Prunty, a good friend and tireless organizer, who left us too soon.

 

SHOW NOTES

Tara's Instagram and Twitter

Tara on Goodreads

Buy Tara's books

Insomniac Press

Indigenous Literatures Book Club hosted by Tara McGowan-Ross

2012 Quebec Student Uprising

Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco

I Called My Ex Abusive When They Weren't: On Past Trauma, Present Agency, and the Importance of Discernment by Clementine Morrigan

Planet of Cops by Freddie DeBoer

 

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Clementine's Patreon & Clementine's website.

Theme song by ST x LIAM.

Mixing and editing by Liv.

Free transcripts are available on our Patreon.

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