Episode 13

The Best Podcast Of All New York Times

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June 5th, 2020

57 mins 47 secs

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About this Episode

In today's episode, the hosts zero in on an obscure, under-covered newspaper known as "The New York Times." Specifically, they discuss an explosion of employee anger over the paper's decision to publish a column by Sen. Tom Cotton, and what it reveals about internal dynamics in some media companies at the moment. Then, they shift gears to a Times article about a nonbinary 7-year-old and discuss the ways in which a certain subgenre of storytelling could be obscuring the nature of gender-identity development. In the show's final, patrons-only segment, Katie tells Jesse about an Instagram controversy involving white liberals trying to show how much they care about racial injustice, but digging themselves into a deeper and deeper hole as a result.

Show notes and links (* denotes stuff that happened after our episode went up):

"Tom Cotton: Send In the Troops" - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/03/opinion/tom-cotton-protests-military.html

"The Hardest Part of Having a Nonbinary Kid Is Other People" - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/01/parenting/non-binary-children-support.html

"Attention white people: Your #BLM memes are not enough" - https://www.kuow.org/stories/a-letter-to-her-white-friends-on-their-blm-memes

"Blackout Tuesday posts are drowning out vital information shared under the BLM hashtag" - https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/2/21277852/blackout-tuesday-posts-hiding-information-blm-black-lives-matter-hashtag