Journalists Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal scour the internet for its craziest, silliest, most sociopathic content, part of an obsessive and ill-conceived attempt to extract kernels of meaning and humanity from a landscape of endless raging dumpster fires. (And sometimes they talk about other stuff, too.)
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June 14th, 2021 | 50 mins 12 secs
Katie (white) and Jesse (white) talk about the perils of Whiteness, a situation in which one's soul is colonized by a mayonnaise-devouring demon who makes you hate other races and ask your neighbors to turn the radio down. Plus: the ACLU and Harambe. Check out our sponsor, Ground News, at http://try.ground.news/blocked.
An Ex-ACLU Gun-Toting Ex-Muslim Discusses Antifa And Andy Ngo (Search-Engine-Optimization Awareness Month Edition)
June 7th, 2021 | 1 hr 10 mins
Katie regales Jesse with some Pride history. Then Jesse talks about why he came back to Twitter and why he immediately left again. The, in the meat of the show, Katie interviews one of the more interesting people you'll ever learn about. Is Andy Ngo absent from this show? Ngo way. Not by a lNgong shot.
Bonus Interview: Jesse Talks To Ben Burgis About His Book 'Canceling Comedians While the World Burns - A Critique Of The Contemporary Left'
June 3rd, 2021 | 38 mins 7 secs
Self-explanatory! Enjoy. If you like what you hear, please consider becoming a Patron by heading over to https://patreon.com/blockedandreported .
May 31st, 2021 | 55 mins 49 secs
After Jesse discusses his imminent Upstate death, the hosts turn toward a 60 Minutes segment on detransitioners and the rather unhinged response to it. Then they talk about the lab-leak hypothesis of the coronavirus’s origins, which may have been preemptively debunked by overeager journalists seeking to protect us all from racism and Trumpism.
Katie Converts To Islam And Nikole Hannah-Jones Gets Kinda-Cancelled And Also Is Kamala Harris Actually Asian?
May 24th, 2021 | 54 mins 10 secs
Katie has big news about her faith. After she delivers it, the hosts discuss a pair of media controversies involving Nikole Hannah-Jones and Emily Wilder. Also: Is Kamala Harris Asian? An investigation. Please check out our sponsor, Ground News, at https://check.ground.news/blocked .
May 17th, 2021 | 55 mins 20 secs
After a heated debate over Slack and hummus/Hamas, Jesse and Katie announce a repivoting of the podcast. Then they discuss a gas shortage that almost stranded Katie in an unmentionable hellhole and the careful, measured, polite reaction to a column by the incorrigible Liz Bruenig, who had the temerity to argue, grossly, that she loves her kids and is glad to be a mom.
Jesse Makes A Friend, A Racist-Albeit-Dead Dog, A Basecamp Meltdown, And An Invitation For Chase Strangio
May 10th, 2021 | 51 mins 35 secs
Jesse has a new best friend and wants to shout his name to the rooftops. Also, Jesse is not-mad-per-se-but-rather-disappointed at Chase Strangio and would like to talk to him on the pod. Then: At the University of Washington, a controversy over racism. And at Basecamp, a… controversy over racism.
May 3rd, 2021 | 48 mins 45 secs
No show notes this week.
The Literally Violent Inquisition Against Richard Dawkins And The Case Against Making Everything About Race All The Time
April 26th, 2021 | 46 mins 11 secs
Richard Dawkins did an oppression with his tweets -- what should be done??? Also, new research suggests, shockingly, that making each and every issue about race 100% of the time might have some drawbacks. These issues and more, discussed thoroughly and vigorously.
April 19th, 2021 | 56 mins 49 secs
After Katie provides an update about her elderly Trump-and-guns-loving neighbor, the hosts discuss a canine controversy Andrew Yang got himself into. Then they talk about Facebook's efforts to censor a news article about a BLM cofounder's real estate holdings. The back half of the episode is dedicated to Lindsay Ellis's recent social-justice troubles, which, if you squint, are really stupid. (Check out our sponsor at http://check.ground.news/blocked .)
Jesse's Leaving The Podcast Right This Instant, Puberty Blockers, And A Very Crazy, Very Expensive Campus Controversy
April 12th, 2021 | 42 mins 10 secs
After Jesse makes a shocking announcement (he's leaving the podcast in pursuit of greater glory), the hosts talk about a spate of bad GOP bills seeking to ban puberty blockers and hormones for minors and how difficult it is to communicate accurate, honest information to the public about this subject. Then they discuss a story Jesse wrote for Reason about a particularly crazy campus blowup in which a bunch of innocent white people were traumatized (physically) by disagreement.
April 8th, 2021 | 1 hr 16 mins
Jesse and Katie noticed a big reaction to a patrons-only episode they did that discussed Graham Linehan, so they decided to make that episode free for all, bracked by some new stuff before and after.
The Introduction Chapter From The Audiobook Version Of "The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Our Social Ills" By Jesse Singal
April 6th, 2021 | 14 mins 33 secs
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Please consider ordering:
April 5th, 2021 | 57 mins 1 sec
After Katie opens up about a gruesome injury and Jesse tells a story about a listener's travails at an upscale New York City climbing gym, the hosts discuss Jesse's book, which is out on Tuesday. Specifically, they dig into Comprehensive Soldier Fitness, an anti-PTSD Army program that doesn't work, and the implicit association test, an anti-racism test that... doesn't work. Also, it turns out both hosts are kinda scared of bridges, which feels like something they should dig into at some later date.
March 29th, 2021 | 1 hr 19 mins
Jesse and Katie talk about Jesse's inclusion on a very special list of very special bigots, Katie's addition to the ever-growing list of people who got Doyle'd, and an annoyingly one-sided front-page New York Times piece about online censorship. Then they throw to an interview Jesse did with Jon Chait, an excellent writer and thinker who had a big impact on Jesse's own work over the years.
March 22nd, 2021 | 51 mins 27 secs
After reflecting on the podcast turning one whole year old later this week, Jesse and Katie talk about the massive online uproar over his (and others') continuing presence on Substack, Katie's impressive Brianna-Wu-related fundraising, and the underappreciated connection between GamerGate and 4chan. Then the hosts discuss media coverage of the awful massage-parlor shootings in Atlanta, and particularly the rush to slot them into an oversimplified race narrative.