16 episodes

The pearl clutching about “cancel culture” and “censorship” has become louder and more absurd while also getting more and more play in the media. Journalists Katelyn Burns and Oliver-Ash Kleine see 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

Cancel Me, Daddy Katelyn Burns & Oliver-Ash Kleine

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 95 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. Journalists Katelyn Burns and Oliver-Ash Kleine see 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

    Censoring Judith Butler (ft. Eoin Higgins)

    Censoring Judith Butler (ft. Eoin Higgins)

    This week Katelyn and Oliver-Ash have a colorful conversation with freelance journalist Eoin Higgins about the Judith Butler debacle and the big transphobia problem at the UK branch of The Guardian. 

    You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy

    • 38 min
    Triple Jeopardy

    Triple Jeopardy

    In this episode Katelyn and Oliver-Ash unpack the incredibly fraught search for a Jeopardy host. Plus the two discuss former Monty Python star John Cleese's upcoming disaster of a show about so-called cancel culture. 

    You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy

    • 28 min
    Conservatives Go Gonzo

    Conservatives Go Gonzo

    This week, Katelyn and Oliver and delving into the conservative controversy around a wholesome episode of a Muppet's show for kids that features a trans affirming story line. Plus, they talk about what Louie CK's national tour tells us about cancel culture (or the lack thereof).

    • 31 min
    Democracy Dies with Dogma

    Democracy Dies with Dogma

    This week Katelyn and Oliver are back to discuss the Washington Post banning Felicia Somnez from covering stories about sexual assault after she spoke up about her own experience with sexual violence. Plus, the two discuss their love for Ted Lasso and cancel queer discourse.

    • 32 min
    How Twitter Can Undo A Life (ft. Emily VanDerWerff)

    How Twitter Can Undo A Life (ft. Emily VanDerWerff)

    This week Katelyn and Oliver-Ash interview Emily VanDerWerff about her article about the fallout from the story "I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter" and the devastating impact it had on the talented writer Isabel Fall. The conversation touches on the way the Twitter algorithm encourages these kinds of pile ons, what our responsibility is, transmisogyny and so much more.

    You can read Emily's piece in Vox here: https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/22543858/isabel-fall-attack-helicopter

    Isabel is asking anyone who wants to support her donate to Trans Lifeline: https://translifeline.org/donate/

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Only Fans Fuckery

    Only Fans Fuckery

    In this show, Katelyn and Oliver dive into reports that OnlyFans is likely to start moving away from adult content. We discuss how sex workers are often exploited to build online platforms, what that says about who's voices get heard, and how the move is likely rooted in government censorship.

    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

CabbageBitchKid ,

V good

The hosts approach this podcast and its topics with humor and the podcast is highly informative; I've been able to catch up on news (e.g. transphobia on Substack) that I hadn't been able to do any deep dives on. A crucial contribution to the dialogue/hysteria on "cancel culture" and more important still for being hosted by trans journalists

sarahbean5509 ,

Just Amazing

This podcast is smart, compassionate, nuanced, and—yes— entertaining. If you’re on social media, you need this podcast.

Fernandez17645749 ,

Very funny and thoughtful!

I love this podcast, they made me think about things differently. They are incisive and hilarious but never mean-spirited. Also in my opinion Katelyn’s adorable cat should make some more cameows

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