June 1st, 2020 | 48 mins 30 secs
amy cooper, christian cooper, media, nypd, online outrage, policing, race, racism, social media
Katie and Jesse discuss the Amy Cooper/Christian Cooper incident in Central Park. Is this different from other instances of online shaming? Do we lose something when, in trying to understand a complicated problem like police shootings and other abuses, we focus in on individuals rather than institutions and structures? Why all the focus on white women?
Is Bill de Blasio An Anti-Semite? Are Boomers OK? Are Orcs Racist? Is Bill de Blasio An Orc? Are Orcs Boomers?
May 4th, 2020 | 38 mins 19 secs
anti-semitism, baldur's gate, bill de blasio, boomers, coronavirus, covid-19, diablo, orcs, politics, racism
After Jesse consoles Katie over her lack of a serious medical diagnosis, the hosts discuss whether Bill de Blasio's tweet about the Jewish community not following social-distancing rules was truly meshuga, or whether there was some truth to it. Then they move on to a discussion over a popular narrative about Boomers and coronavirus, and finish things up on a lighter note with some orcs-and-racism talk.