Frederick Joseph, As Himself, In: The McKaren Park Karen, And An Interview With Kathryn Paige Harden About Genetics
October 4th, 2021 | 1 hr 11 mins
Frederick Joseph is the unluckiest man in New York City: After dealing with a Satanic AirBnB host, a racist woman on the street, and racist editors and producers, he is the victim of the latest Central-Park-Karen-style incident. The hosts discuss his super real and honest stories. Then: Jesse interviews Kathryn Paige Harden, the author of The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality, about her research and the perils of debating fraught scientific and societal subjects online.
September 27th, 2021 | 1 hr 2 mins
An update on Katie's face, Catie's Correction Corner, the world's only black nonbinary conservative, the bizarre newspeak pertaining to females being embraced by major liberal institutions, personals, and Ellen Pao's very strange New York Times op-ed about Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos.
September 20th, 2021 | 59 mins 13 secs
Jesse vents about some super serious drama going on with his dad, who doesn't respect his career choices, Katie talks about a delightful Gawker article about a Dear Prudence fakester, some personals go down (from about 29:30 - 36:15), and Jesse runs down his interview with a gleefully unapologetic troll whose chaos-generating online forum seized control of the Texas abortion conversation.
September 13th, 2021 | 1 hr 9 mins
After Jesse and Katie follow up on some pedo stuff from last week's episode (hooray), they talk a bit about the response to Jesse's New York Times review of Helen Joyce's Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality. Then they address a burning question: Did The Guardian censor Judith Butler because she spoke truth to TERFy power, or did nothing like that happen at all? They also discuss Butler's theory of an alliance between gender-critical feminists and neo-fascists.
September 6th, 2021 | 1 hr 18 mins
An urgent investigation.
What To Do When Your Boyfriend, Who Is A Horny Anthropomorphic Sword, Is Stalking You (With Meghan Murphy)
August 30th, 2021 | 1 hr 29 mins
After Katie and Jesse follow up on some stuff from last week, the hosts discuss a video game controversy involving anthropomorphic weapons, and Katie interviews Meghan Murphy, who has been banned from major platforms for saying things like "men cannot become women."
The Half-Baked 'Grooming' Allegations Against Alice Ripley And The Cringeworthy Awokening Of The Sports World (feat. Ethan Strauss)
August 23rd, 2021 | 1 hr 12 mins
After Katie tells Jesse about her extremely traumatic 'vacation,' the hosts discuss a journalistically half-baked article about the Broadway star Alice Ripley and Jesse interviews Ethan Strauss on how the Great Awokening has washed over sports, producing some questionable journalism and cringeworthy ads.
August 16th, 2021 | 32 mins 34 secs
Katie and Jesse discuss Katie's mushroom hunting, the downfall of @piney_the (the latest -- and most hilariously incompetent -- Twitter account run by a white person pretending to be a person of color), and Rain Dove, the nonbinary model, activist, and Instagram celebrity who appears to make a lot of stuff up. (Original published October 5, 2020 for our premium subscribers.)
August 9th, 2021 | 1 hr 15 secs
After the hosts discuss Katie's recent nonconsensual conversion to Judaism, they bring on Carole Hooven to discuss the deep, potentially permanent damage she has done to Harvard University's Department of Human Evolutionary Biology by suggesting males can't get pregnant.
How To Deal With Transphobic Alters, How To Survive Your Newsroom's Awokening, And How To Get Ousted From The Screenwriting Industry
August 2nd, 2021 | 57 mins 5 secs
After Katie tells Jesse about a very problematic alter, the hosts respond to an email from a young journalist who feels trapped by the would-be revolutionaries in her newsroom, discuss NPR's new policy regarding expressions of political beliefs, and talk about a memorable blowup in the world of TV writing. Plus: more personals.
July 26th, 2021 | 51 mins 34 secs
The hosts issue a major boob-related correction, talk about TikTok influencers who (appear to) have dissociative identity disorder, and discuss the recent meltdown of a site that (claims that it) is "science-based." Plus: Some other, often-cringeworthy recent skepticism/atheism history, including Elevatorgate (tm).
July 19th, 2021 | 1 hr 12 mins
Jesse regales Katie with tales of meeting Joe Rogan, not meeting Alex Jones, and being scared of guns (while shooting them). Then Katie provides an antiracist monkey-removal update, Jesse tells Katie about the Rachel Nichols incident at ESPN, and Katie more than returns the favor with a deep dive into the drama tearing at the very stitchwork of Lolita YouTube, which probably isn't what you think it is.
July 12th, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
After the hosts discuss a controversy involving a less-than-affirming puppet show, Greg Lukianoff joins them to talk about the anti-critical-race-theory laws being proposed all over the country, some of which he says represent the greatest threat to academic freedom he's seen in his 20-year career.
Katie and Barclays Give Unsolicited Advice, And An Update To A Story About A Story About Identifying As An Attack Helicopter
July 5th, 2021 | 53 mins 43 secs
After Katie and Jesse discuss their July 4th plans, the hosts talk about Nikole Hannah-Jones winning her tenure battle, Barclays' cringeworthy contribution to Pride discourse, and the complicated tale of the publishing and unpublishing and re-publishing of "I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter," aka "Helicopter Story." Make sure to check out our sponsor, Ground News, at https://ground.news/blockedandreported .
June 28th, 2021 | 50 mins 53 secs
After Katie describes how she and Jesse had their First Amendment rights literally murdered by an NYC venue and Jesse provides a weird update to last week's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie/Akwaeke Emezi episode, the hosts talk about some reparations-related drama at Seattle's Pride and "Code Switch"'s strange decision to join the pileon against Majdi Wadi, a Palestinian-American businessman who did nothing wrong.
June 21st, 2021 | 57 mins 37 secs
After Jesse offers a mass amnesty to the individuals he wrongly (?) blocked, Katie, in a surprising move, comes out in favor of murdering adorable innocent puppies with big watery eyes. Then, as part of the podcast's seemingly bottomless obsession with drama surrounding Nigerian novelists, the hosts discuss Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's viral essay about how horrible Online is and debate whether it's okay to attack her with machetes.