Episode 49

It's Unbelievable That Glenn Greenwald Fired A New York Times Editor Just For Getting The Chills

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February 1st, 2021

53 mins 7 secs

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About this Episode

After Katie tells Jesse about a very disturbing dream she had about him, the hosts perform some valuable service journalism by explaining to listeners the nature of stonks and bons and hedge funs. Then they turn their attention to the story of Lauren Wolfe, a New York Times gig-editor who was fired after tweeting that watching Joe Biden's plane land gave her the 'chills.' Fair? Unfair? Inconsistently applied standards? Lot to unpack.

Please pre-order Jesse's book, The Quick Fix, if you're able to:
https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Fix-Psychology-Cant-Social/dp/0374239800/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780374239800?aff=macmillan

Show notes/Links:

STONKS:

https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/stonks

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/01/the-complete-morons-guide-to-gamestops-stock-roller-coaster/https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/01/the-complete-morons-guide-to-gamestops-stock-roller-coaster/

Lauren Wolfe:

Yashar Ali's thread: https://twitter.com/yashar/status/1352471654425743361

Josh Shahryar's thread: https://twitter.com/JShahryar/status/1353142366656372741

Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/25/lauren-wolfe-tweet-nyt-dismissal/

Vanity Fair: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/01/inside-the-new-york-times-firing-of-lauren-wolfe

Yascha Mounk on the firing of David Shor: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/stop-firing-innocent/613615/

Katie on Jack Smith IV: https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2018/09/28/33049349/a-progressive-writer-was-bad-boyfriend-and-then-he-was-fired-for-it