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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.

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Blocked and Reported Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal

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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.

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    Premium: The #VanLife Influencer Who Drove Too Close To The Sun

    Premium: The #VanLife Influencer Who Drove Too Close To The Sun

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    As she inches further and further from home life and closer to #VanLife, Katie Herzog studies those who came before her so that she may avoid their mista…

    • 45 min
    Episode 132: #DropKiwiFarms, Part 2: The Psychotic Online Odyssey Of jsingal69, The Journalist Who Talked To Keffals’ Alleged Belfast Stalker, Who Is A Foodist, Which, Yes, Is A Thing, Unfortunately

    Episode 132: #DropKiwiFarms, Part 2: The Psychotic Online Odyssey Of jsingal69, The Journalist Who Talked To Keffals’ Alleged Belfast Stalker, Who Is A Foodist, Which, Yes, Is A Thing, Unfortunately

    None of this will make any sense if you haven’t heard Part 1 yet:

    Write in to our advice column! Send a non-sexually-explicit advice question, in MP3 form, to blockedandreportedpodcast@gmail.com with “ADVICE” in the subject and you might be lucky enough to be mocked/advised by Jesse Singal and Katie Herzog on B&R. Also, a second Arlington, Va. show added on October 29th, so get your tickets here: https://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com/shows/188752

    NO SHOW DESCRIPTION THIS WEEK IT’S TOO WEIRD AND COMPLICATED JUST LISTEN TO THE EPISODE

    (CORRECTIONS: In the original version of this episode, Jesse said Keffals recently moved on from Ireland to Iceland. He has genuinely no idea why he thought this was the case and both mentions of this have been deleted from the live version of the episode. Jesse also misstated the amount of money Joshua Moon claimed David “Near” Ginder offered him to take down his Kiwi Farms page. It was $120,000, not $10,000. This too has been corrected in the live version. For transparency’s sake, the old, incorrect version of this episode’s audio file, labeled as such, can be heard here.)

    Links:

    “Jesse’s answer on Cloudflare was bad.”

    https://www.reddit.com/comments/xbapdc/_/io0fckk

    “Keffals on why she will not apologize for the false Destiny stealthing accusations”

    https://streamable.com/oy8joh

    Statement from London’s Police Chief on what happened

    https://www.londonpolice.ca/en/news/statement-from-police-chief-williams-august-2022.aspx 

    Clara-fication on how guns were used during the raid

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgyagd/keffals-kiwi-farms

    🗄️ Keffals’ original GoFundMe

    https://archive.ph/WA0XR

    UrbanDictionary defines “troon”

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Troon

    Information on Chloe Sagal, one of the suicide victims

    https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/chloe-sagal-death-1202858068/

    Joshua Moon claims there isn’t real evidence David “Near” Ginder died, and that Ginder attempted to exploit him (might have to try a domain other than “.st” as Kiwi Farms jumps around trying to stay on the clearnet)

    https://kiwifarms.st/threads/my-response-regarding-byuu-near.93719/

    Moon links to this archive containing a great deal more information and controversy

    https://archive.ph/MfUhq

    Margaret Pless isn’t buying the conspiracy theory, pointing out that KF has incentive to muddy the waters here 

    Her article on Kiwi Farms and its history

    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2016/07/kiwi-farms-the-webs-biggest-community-of-stalkers.html

    Jesse Singal EXPOSED

    Plagiarism Today explains the info required to file a DMCA request

    https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2009/04/15/personal-info-and-dmca-notices 

    A minidoc on Foodistzen

    When Jesse was hanging out on one of Teddy’s servers, someone posted this bit of Foodist brilliance

    Background

    https://www.sportskeeda.com/esports/why-internet-trolls-turning-jacksepticeye-dad-s-death-memes-understanding-bizarre-trend

    Teddy’s email to Keffals

    Keffals’ UberEats is hacked

     BobPosting’s bathtub estrogen

    The graphic threat made against Keffals

    Fellow KF user responds negatively not because it’s a disgusting post, but because it will help Keffals

    After @LexerLux succeeds in his scouting expedition, Jesse enters the belly of the beast, under the deepest of cover

    The Dumb and Dumber ThanksKilling “ass, gas, or grass?” scene

     Urban Dictionary explains the term

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ass%20gas%20or%20grass

    Keffals says she knows who is responsible for stalking her in Belfast on a Sept. 11th stream

    🔊 Keffals: “I know who this guy is”

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g76Ho-5eMUYSJlnLWUu__KSX3V0d5oAD/view 

    Evidence Keffals was on to Teddy’s online hangouts by September 2nd

    Jesse corresponds, on Discord, with someone who said he called the cops on Teddy and is himself a loyalist…

    …some background on the flag thing (consider this unconfir

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Episode 131: Who Is Stalking The Twitch Streamer Keffals, And Are They From Kiwi Farms? (Part I)

    Episode 131: Who Is Stalking The Twitch Streamer Keffals, And Are They From Kiwi Farms? (Part I)

    Today, Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal present the first ever BARPod two-parter in known human history. This duology will chronicle, in exhaustive detail, a calamitous struggle between Kiwi Farms, a gossip board and/or harassment amplifier and/or literal digital version of Hitler’s mountain rereat and/or actual terrorist organization (depending on you ask), and Keffals, a Twitch streamer and trans activist. The story somehow also involves, in no particular order, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Cloudflare, the entire mainstream media, Northern Ireland, Destiny, The Ulster Volunteer Force, The Ulster KiwiFarms Force, “ChudLogic” (?), questionable grooming allegations, unquestionable helping-minors-get-hormones allegations, GoFundMe, mean chat logs, even meaner chat logs, doxxing, harassing, stalking, Ethan Ralph, stealthing, screaming, swatting, and Reply All’s Alex Goldman. (Plus some more stuff in Part 2.)

    (CORRECTION VIA COMMENTER: “Small correction on the go fund me targets. The original goal was way lower (30k I think). Everytime the goal was reached, a new goal was set in 10k increments. This article shows the goal at 70k just after they passed 60k in donations. I'm sure the wayback machine will have the original page. https://www.sportskeeda.com/esports/twitch-streamer-keffals-left-traumatized-getting-swatted”) (Wayback does confirm this: https://archive.ph/WA0XR)

    (POSSIBLY OVER-CAUTIOUS CLARIFICATION FROM JESSE, 9/12/22: We’ll mention this in the next ep but I do want to be crystal clear that there were firearms present at Keffals’ arrest. The London, Ontario Police Chief’s statement noted, “In this case, firearms were displayed until it was determined a threat no longer existed. I acknowledge that for the average citizen, having heavily armed police officers attend your residence would be traumatic. I understand this was a traumatic and shocking experience for Ms. Sorrenti.” And here’s what Keffals told Vice: “They told me to put my hands up, and when I get to the door, there are three police officers,” Sorrenti said. “Two of them were standing up and one of them in the middle was crouched down behind a riot shield with an assault rifle perched on top of the shield.”)

    Notes:

    Keffals claims to be woken up to an assault rifle in her face, leading to the campaign against KiwiFarms

    Keffals claims Julie TerryBerry, David “Near” Ginder, and Chloe Sagal committed suicide as a result of harassment from KiwiFarms (a bit more about this in Part 2)

    Keffals with all the food trolls ordered to her house

    MTG on Newsmax, talking about her swatting

    .MP3 backup

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bwZrWUZKh8nHvOzdkO6gB0ANyGxeDR91/view 

    Cloudflare’s essay on why they don’t pull support from unpopular websites

    https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudflares-abuse-policies-and-approach/ 

    Cloudflare pulls support from an unpopular website

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/09/03/cloudflare-drops-kiwifarms/ 

    Cloudflare tries to justify pulling the plug on KF

    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/09/cloudflare-explains-why-kiwi-farms-was-its-most-dangerous-customer-ever/ 

    Keffals announces Kiwi Farms was taken down from the Internet Archive

    What happens when you try to access any KiwiFarms page on the Internet Archive

    https://web.archive.org/web/20220000000000*/kiwifarms.net 

    A threat made against Keffals by a KF user

    Kiwi Farms administrator Joshua “Null” Moon explains the situation

    https://archive.ph/k6Cq7

    The timeline of the post, according to one Farmer

    “This person is not an active member of our community”.

    Another user threatens Keffals

    KF users’ response to this threat [TOR REQUIRED]

    http://uquusqsaaad66cvub4473csdu4uu7ahxou3zqc35fpw5d4ificedzyqd.onion/threads/dropkiwifarms.128421/page-162

    A written threat to Keffals

    The paper in question

    See for yourself how much KF hates Ethan Ralph [TOR REQUIRED]

    http://uquusqsaaad66cvub4473csdu4uu7ahxou3zqc35fpw5d4if

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 130: Arcade Fire Is Canceled, Student Loans Are Canceled, Everyone Is Canceled

    Episode 130: Arcade Fire Is Canceled, Student Loans Are Canceled, Everyone Is Canceled

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    This week: Jesse gets sent directly to Jewish Hell for misrepresenting Judaism, Men’s Health becomes the next to fall to ideological capture and publishes the worst advice column of all time, and Win Butler of Arcade Fire fame becomes the next to be canceled due to allegations of sexual misconduct. But as usual, there may be more to the story…

    Links:

    Nathan Robinson review WITH MAJOR SPOILER

    https://www.currentaffairs.org/2022/08/j-k-rowlings-new-novel-shows-why-having-an-editor-is-important

    NPR on Rowling’s new book

    https://www.npr.org/2022/08/31/1120299781/jk-rowling-new-book-the-ink-black-heart

    Trace’s article on Biden’s student loan cancellation program

    Judaism lore: on graven images

    https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/ask-the-expert-graven-images/

    Men’s Health publishes the worst advice column ever (a record soon to be shattered)

    https://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/a41018711/sexplain-it-vagina-fetish-sex-bisexual/

    Pitchfork breaks news of allegations against Win Butler of Arcade Fire fame

    https://pitchfork.com/news/arcade-fires-win-butler-accused-of-sexual-misconduct-by-multiple-women-frontman-responds/

    Image: DUBLIN, IRELAND - AUGUST 30: Richard Reed Parry, Win Butler, Tim Kingsbury, Régine Chassagne and Sarah Neufeld of Arcade Fire perform at The 3Arena Dublin on August 30, 2022 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Debbie Hickey/Getty Images)

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Premium: Here’s What Happens When You Get A Book Deal Because Of TikTok Fame

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    Alex Aster’s YA novel Lightlark was rejected by 16 publishers – until she posted it on TikTok. Then she got hundreds of thousands of likes, a six-figure publishing contract, a plethora of glowing reviews, and praise from the legacy media… until the book actually came out. To make things worse, she may not have been downtrodden enough. Now, vastly superi…

    • 37 min
    Episode 129: We Must Fight Against Presentism In Our Analysis Of Nazi Dinosaurs

    Episode 129: We Must Fight Against Presentism In Our Analysis Of Nazi Dinosaurs

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    https://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com/shows/186960

    Culture war drama hits a new low when a podcasting convention issues an apology for letting Ben Shapiro show up and… actually, that’s about it. Then, Jesse Singal regales us with the story of the American Historical Association’s president, James H. Sweet, and how his attack on presentism got him canceled. Thankfully, Katie Herzog intervenes to soothe us with some nice drawings of dinosaurs and – no, nevermind, turns out there’s drama here, too: paleoartist and behavioral geneticist Emily Willoughby has been exposed for sending black elementary schoolers to jail. Somehow.

    Intro

    Ben Shapiro causes a firestorm by standing, also breathing

    Coverage in Reason

    https://reason.com/2022/08/25/ben-shapiro-podcast-movement-harm-done-twitter/

    Presentism

    Sweet’s credentials (Jesse forgot to mention he’s the president of the AHA)

    https://history.wisc.edu/people/sweet-james/

    His article in question

    https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/september-2022/is-history-history-identity-politics-and-teleologies-of-the-present

    The AHA’s tweet of the article, which likely kicked things off

    Twitter doing what it does best

    The Tattooed Prof’s response to Sweet’s piece

    https://thetattooedprof.com/2022/08/19/on-presentism-and-history-or-were-doing-this-again-are-we/

    The World Socialist Web Site jumps in

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2022/08/24/ogzj-a24.html

    Phil Magness also comes to the defense of Sweet’s essay

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/2022/08/22/the_suicide_of_the_american_historical_association_577652.html

    Nazi Dinosaurs

    Some paleo art, to cleanse the palate

    http://www.charlesrknight.com/Gallery/Knight/Prehistoric/AMNH/Leaping_Laelops.jpg

    http://21essays.blogspot.com/2012/03/kongs-debt-to-charles-r-knight.html

    Surprise! Not even paleo art is free of drama

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/vvb8kj/why-paleontologists-get-riled-up-over-this-heretical-pterosaur-concept-art

    Paleo artist Emily Willoughby has some works on Amazon

    https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Word-Human-Reason-Perspective/dp/1629016381

    https://www.amazon.com/Drawing-Painting-Dinosaurs-Using-Science/dp/1785009559/

    She also has some on FurAffinity (SFW, astoundingly)

    https://www.furaffinity.net/view/3856285/

    https://www.furaffinity.net/view/5274416/

    Prehistorica_CM’s attack on Willoughby

    Zoologist Derren Nash’s subsequent disavowal of Willoughby

    DinoDJ accuses Willougby of promoting eugenics and racism

    History illustrator Midiaou Diallo ties Willougby to the foundations of white supremacy

    Willoughby’s drawing for Everyone Draw Mohammed Day

    https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/957957987673186344/1011361260463460432/unknown.png

    Midiaou’s response to the piece

    Someone digging up an old FurAffinity post of hers

    Willoughby’s response to the drama

    Eric Turkheimer, prominent progressive behavioral geneticist, comes to Willoughby’s defense

    Jerry Coyne, blogging at “Why Evolution Is True”, covers the drama

    https://whyevolutionistrue.com/2022/08/17/the-ignorant-and-misguided-demonization-of-a-behavior-geneticist/

    Paleoartist Mark Witton has a very important question about Willoughby’s work

    PEN America Charlie Hebdo insanity
    https://pen.org/pen-receives-letter-from-members-about-charlie-hebdo-award/

    University of Washington trans study comes to bizarre conclusion, unsupported by its own data

    https://mynorthwest.com/3602854/rantz-despite-concerning-trans-study-uw-kept-quiet-because-of-positive-coverage/

    Jesse’s original article critiquing the study

    Image: Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur - stock illustration via Getty

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    • 1 hr

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Hilarious and interesting even when I don’t agree

I lean a little right in my politics, but only slightly, probably because I’m a small business owner. I’m very left on several issues. So I like to hear both points of view, and make up my own mind. I just can’t take the screeching, yelling, name-calling, fake-news-as-fact and vulgarity common to a lot of the political discourse. So this podcast comes as a breath of fresh air, as two left-leaning hosts talk about the latest hot topics with a great sense of humour, taking bipartisan digs at everybody and each other, and looking for truth in all the dross. I’m glad I found it - definitely worth the wait.

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