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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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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...


Jan 30, 2022

In Episode 25, we sit down with David Rovics, a musician, writer, and libertarian socialist from the United States. We discuss socialism, anti-fascism, internationalism, and the importance of building solidarity. We get into the experience of being cancelled and misrepresented on a large scale. Finally, we finish off...


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...


Jul 28, 2021

In episode 18 we sit down with Freddie deBoer, a writer out of Brooklyn, New York, USA. We discuss his classic piece "Planet of Cops" and the culture of constant recrimination and mutual surveillance that has taken hold of the left. We also get into free speech and why leftists should care about it, how to go...


Jul 8, 2021

In Episode 17, we discuss Step Two. We break down the concepts and principles behind the step and share our own experiences with taking Step Two. We then talk about what the concepts and principles of Step Two might offer people trying to leave the Nexus. Finally we consider the lack of spirituality on the Left...