October 19th, 2020 | 49 mins 15 secs
censorship, facebook, free speech, media, nikole hannah-jones, the 1619 project, twitter
Katie and Jesse discuss the recent and not-so-recent controversy over The 1619 project, the reputational perils of getting in constant fights with idiots on Twitter, and the tangled story of Hunter Biden, a blind guy at a laptop-repair shop, and a controversial New York Post story. Along the way, Jesse engages in some shockingly casual anti-Ukrainianism.
October 12th, 2020 | 57 mins 17 secs
content moderation, free speech, katie hill, qanon, revenge porn
The hosts discuss the Katie Hill revenge-porn/throuple scandal, which has gotten yet more scandalous in light of a tweetstorm supposedly authored by her former staffers (who are not fans), as well as Facebook's decision to ban QAnon from that platform and Instagram.
Online Harassment Is Bad But Also People Are Extremely Disingenuous About It, And Other Observations
July 13th, 2020 | 52 mins 24 secs
free speech, harper's letter, online shaming, vox
After Jesse bravely expresses an opinion that is likely to get him cancelled by Cancel Culture, the hosts devote almost the entire episode to Letter Discourse and Counter-Letter Discourse. In the closing segment, the hosts briefly discuss President Trump's interesting strategy of fighting for free speech and open academic inquiry by unleashing the federal government to investigate universities, as one does.