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The pearl clutching about “cancel culture” and “censorship” has become louder and more absurd while also getting more and more play in the media. Journalist Katelyn Burns sees this panic for what it is though: a grift. They take a closer look at these temper tantrums, dispelling myths, laughing at the most outrageous takes, and shedding light on which perspectives are actually being suppressed and left out of the conversation.

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Cancel Me, Daddy Katelyn Burns

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.1 • 316 Ratings

The pearl clutching about “cancel culture” and “censorship” has become louder and more absurd while also getting more and more play in the media. Journalist Katelyn Burns sees this panic for what it is though: a grift. They take a closer look at these temper tantrums, dispelling myths, laughing at the most outrageous takes, and shedding light on which perspectives are actually being suppressed and left out of the conversation.

You can join our community and support our work on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy

    Canceling "Link in Bio" Bots (ft. Miles Klee)

    Canceling "Link in Bio" Bots (ft. Miles Klee)

    This week, Katelyn talks with Miles Klee of Rolling Stone about the annoyingly pernicious "p*ssy in bio" bots that have taken over Twitter lately before coming a popular meme format on the site. The bots have become the latest evidence that the social media site, and even the internet at large may be becoming worse. We talk all of that and more (along with the best out of context cancellations segment since Oliver left).Links:Why Porn Bots Have Taken Over Your Twitter Feed - Rolling StoneMiles Klee TwitterMiles Klee BlueSky 

    • 37 min
    Canceling Trans and Anti-Trans Discourses (ft. Julia Serano)

    Canceling Trans and Anti-Trans Discourses (ft. Julia Serano)

    This week, Katelyn talks with legendary trans author and activist Julia Serano, who is coming out with a third edition of her trans feminist book Whipping Girl (March 30). This episode we talk a lot about how the internet has shaped both the trans and anti-trans movements and how trans people can help protect ourselves from the obsessed weirdos that have been radicalized by our existences.

    Citations:Julia's website: juliaserano.com 

    Julia's book pre-order link: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/julia-serano/whipping-girl/9781541604520/ 

    • 34 min
    Canceling Taylor Swift (ft. Frankie de la Cretaz)

    Canceling Taylor Swift (ft. Frankie de la Cretaz)

    Hello Cancelers!It feels like Taylor Swift is everywhere this year. She just broke a record at last weekend's Grammy's and this weekend we're likely to see numerous camera shots of her at the Super Bowl as her boyfriend Travis Kelce takes the field. Katelyn spoke with independent journalist Frankie de la Cretaz about everything Taylor, from the relationship, to Gaylors, and the roots of the weird right wing conspiracy theories that have popped up around her.Show links:Cosmo: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/a44903791/taylor-swift-queer-theories-camp-gaylore/ 

    NYT Gaylor piece: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/04/opinion/taylor-swift-queer.html 



    NYT article how Travis Kelce got famous https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/02/style/travis-kelce-managers-agent.html 



    Beckham documentary https://www.netflix.com/title/81223488 



    WaPo concussion report https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/post-reports/the-broken-promises-of-the-nfls-concussion-settlement/ 



    Cosmo bachelorette party piece https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/a57490/almost-no-one-came-to-my-bridal-shower/ 



    Frankie substack https://thefrankiedlc.substack.com/ 


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    • 38 min
    Canceling Hate Speech on Social Media (ft. GLAAD's Leanna Garfield)

    Canceling Hate Speech on Social Media (ft. GLAAD's Leanna Garfield)

    Hey Cancelers!This week Katelyn sits down for a discussion with Leanna Garfield, Social Media Safety Program Manager at GLAAD, about how social media companies like Meta and Twitter are profiting from encouraging hate speech online. LGBTQ media advocacy organization GLAAD has been at the forefront of lobbying these companies to take steps towards cracking down on those who spread hate against queer and trans people online.Links:2023 GLAAD Social Media Safety Index (SMSI) & Platform Scorecard 

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    • 39 min
    Canceling a new type of wife guy (Bill Ackman)

    Canceling a new type of wife guy (Bill Ackman)

    Over the last several months a concentrated media campaign to oust the president of Harvard, Claudine Gay, found success. But in the last several weeks, one of its primary figureheads, Bill Ackman, has come into focus on social media.Returning guest Parker Molloy joins us to break it all down and get into some of the underlying power dynamics behind the controversy.



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    Links:

    Bill Ackman's celebrity academic wife Neri Oxman's dissertation is marred by plagiarism - Business InsiderAckman Escalates Attack On Business Insider—And Musk Eggs Him On  - ForbesGoogle search of New York Times Harvard President articles - GoogleBill Ackman addresses wife Neri Oxman’s ties to Jeffrey Epstein, Brad Pitt - New York Post (sorry for Murdoch-posting)Parker Molloy links: The Present Age, Social Media links

    • 34 min
    Canceling James Somerton (ft. Michael Hobbes)

    Canceling James Somerton (ft. Michael Hobbes)

    Last week, an hbomberguy YouTube video about plagiarism swept across social media and Katelyn found herself right in the middle of the discourse. This week we welcome back guest Michael Hobbes (If Books Could Kill, Maintenance Phase, formerly You're Wrong About) to talk about YouTuber and plagiarist James Somerton's plagiarism and the larger systemic issues that enabled it all.



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    Citations:Plagiarism and You(Tube) - hbomberguy video

    I Fact-Checked The Worst Video Essayist On YouTube - Todd in the Shadows video

    J.K. Rowling’s transphobia is a product of British culture - Katelyn's article that was plagiarized by Somerton

    (All James Somerton videos have been taken down from his channel)

    Reddit post documenting the plagiarism of the Vox article



    Michael Hobbes links:

    If Books Could Kill podcast, Maintenance Phase podcast

    • 42 min

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