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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. (And sometimes they talk about other stuff, too.) For more content, including premium episodes, check out the Blocked and Reported Patreon page: http://patreon.com/blockedandreported

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. (And sometimes they talk about other stuff, too.) For more content, including premium episodes, check out the Blocked and Reported Patreon page: http://patreon.com/blockedandreported

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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. (And sometimes they talk about other stuff, too.) For more content, including premium episodes, check out the Blocked and Reported Patreon page: http://patreon.com/blockedandreported

Twitter:

@thebarpod

Language:

English


Episodes

The DID Influencers Of TikTok And The Decline Of Formerly-Science-Based Medicine

7/26/2021
The hosts issue a major boob-related correction, talk about TikTok influencers who (appear to) have dissociative identity disorder, and discuss the recent meltdown of a site that (claims that it) is "science-based." Plus: Some other, often-cringeworthy recent skepticism/atheism history, including Elevatorgate (tm). Maria Taylor out: https://www.si.com/media/2021/07/21/maria-taylor-espn-split-nbc-likely-next (https://www.si.com/media/2021/07/21/maria-taylor-espn-split-nbc-likely-next) Scott...

Duration:02:36:54

Jesse Goes On Rogan, A Racial Nichols Incident, And Drama On Lolita Twitter

7/19/2021
Jesse regales Katie with tales of meeting Joe Rogan, not meeting Alex Jones, and being scared of guns (while shooting them). Then Katie provides an antiracist monkey-removal update, Jesse tells Katie about the Rachel Nichols incident at ESPN, and Katie more than returns the favor with a deep dive into the drama tearing at the very stitchwork of Lolita YouTube, which probably isn't what you think it is. Show notes/Links: -Jesse on Rogan:...

Duration:01:31:34

Transphobic Puppets Wreak Havoc And Greg Lukianoff Walks Us Through All These Anti-'CRT' Bills

7/12/2021
After the hosts discuss a controversy involving a less-than-affirming puppet show, Greg Lukianoff joins them to talk about the anti-critical-race-theory laws being proposed all over the country, some of which he says represent the greatest threat to academic freedom he's seen in his 20-year career. Show notes/Links: Barnaby Dixon bio: https://youtube.fandom.com/wiki/Barnabydixon (https://youtube.fandom.com/wiki/Barnabydixon) His YouTube work:...

Duration:01:01:55

Katie and Barclays Give Unsolicited Advice, And An Update To A Story About A Story About Identifying As An Attack Helicopter

7/5/2021
After Katie and Jesse discuss their July 4th plans, the hosts talk about Nikole Hannah-Jones winning her tenure battle, Barclays' cringeworthy contribution to Pride discourse, and the complicated tale of the publishing and unpublishing and re-publishing of "I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter," aka "Helicopter Story." Make sure to check out our sponsor, Ground News, at https://ground.news/blockedandreported (https://ground.news/blockedandreported) Show notes/Links: Nikole...

Duration:00:53:43

Why Did NPR's "Code Switch" Join The Pileon Against An Innocent Palestinian-American Businessman?

6/28/2021
After Katie describes how she and Jesse had their First Amendment rights literally murdered by an NYC venue and Jesse provides a weird update to last week's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie/Akwaeke Emezi episode, the hosts talk about some reparations-related drama at Seattle's Pride and "Code Switch"'s strange decision to join the pileon against Majdi Wadi, a Palestinian-American businessman who did nothing wrong. Show notes/Links: -when the government literally arrested everyone associated with...

Duration:00:50:52

AND DURING PRIDE

6/21/2021
After Jesse offers a mass amnesty to the individuals he wrongly (?) blocked, Katie, in a surprising move, comes out in favor of murdering adorable innocent puppies with big watery eyes. Then, as part of the podcast's seemingly bottomless obsession with drama surrounding Nigerian novelists, the hosts discuss Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's viral essay about how horrible Online is and debate whether it's okay to attack her with machetes. Show notes/Links: Slate article on behavioral euthanasia:...

Duration:00:57:37

Whiteness Whiteness ACLU Whiteness Harambe Whiteness Katie's Goats Whiteness

6/14/2021
Katie (white) and Jesse (white) talk about the perils of Whiteness, a situation in which one's soul is colonized by a mayonnaise-devouring demon who makes you hate other races and ask your neighbors to turn the radio down. They also talk about the ACLU and (more importantly) Harambe. Make sure to check out our sponsor, Ground News, at try.ground.news/blocked (http://try.ground.news/blocked). And please buy Jesse's book, The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Our Social Ills:...

Duration:02:34:02

An Ex-ACLU Gun-Toting Ex-Muslim Discusses Antifa And Andy Ngo (Search-Engine-Optimization Awareness Month Edition)

6/7/2021
Katie regales Jesse with some Pride history. Then Jesse talks about why he came back to Twitter and why he immediately left again. The, in the meat of the show, Katie interviews one of the more interesting people you'll ever learn about. Is Andy Ngo absent from this show? Ngo way. Not by a lNgong shot. Show notes/Links: Colonialism and the Holocaust: continuities, causations, and complexities (Jesse's post-Twitter palate-cleanser):...

Duration:01:10:00

Bonus Interview: Jesse Talks To Ben Burgis About His Book 'Canceling Comedians While the World Burns - A Critique Of The Contemporary Left'

6/3/2021
Self-explanatory! Enjoy. Lotsa links below about Ben's work and the stuff discussed in this interview. We'll be back with a new K+J episode soon. If you like what you hear, please consider becoming a Patron by heading over to https://patreon.com/blockedandreported (https://patreon.com/blockedandreported) . -Ben's latest book, Canceling Comedians While the World Burns: A Critique Of The Contemporary Left: https://www.amazon.com/Canceling-Comedians-While-World-Burns/dp/1789045479...

Duration:00:42:03

It Is A Bad Idea To Try To Shout Down Detransitioners

5/31/2021
After Jesse discusses his imminent Upstate death, the hosts turn toward a 60 Minutes segment on detransitioners and the rather unhinged response to it. Then they talk about the lab-leak hypothesis of the coronavirus’s origins, which may have been preemptively debunked by overeager journalists seeking to protect us all from racism and Trumpism. 60 Minutes segment: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/transgender-health-care-60-minutes-video-2021-05-23/#x...

Duration:00:58:18

Katie Converts To Islam And Nikole Hannah-Jones Gets Kinda-Cancelled And Also Is Kamala Harris Actually Asian?

5/24/2021
Katie has big news about her faith. After she delivers it, the hosts discuss a pair of media controversies involving Nikole Hannah-Jones and Emily Wilder. Also: Is Kamala Harris Asian? An investigation. Please check out the sponsor of this week's episode, Ground News, at https://check.ground.news/blocked (https://check.ground.news/blocked). Show notes/Links: NC Policy Watch on NHJ:...

Duration:00:54:09

Calling Female Journalists Dumb Knocked-Up Bitches With Ugly Husbands, For Feminism

5/17/2021
After a heated debate over Slack and hummus/Hamas, Jesse and Katie announce a repivoting of the podcast. Then they discuss a gas shortage that almost stranded Katie in an unmentionable hellhole and the careful, measured, polite reaction to a column by the incorrigible Liz Bruenig, who had the temerity to argue, grossly, that she loves her kids and is glad to be a mom. Show notes/Links: International Hamas day: https://twitter.com/SlackHQ/status/1392901563207897101?s=20...

Duration:00:55:20

Jesse Makes A Friend, A Racist-Albeit-Dead Dog, A Basecamp Meltdown, And An Invitation For Chase Strangio

5/10/2021
Jesse has a new best friend and wants to shout his name to the rooftops. Also, Jesse is not-mad-per-se-but-rather-disappointed at Chase Strangio and would like to talk to him on the pod. Then, the thick-cut tender medium-rare meat of the show: At the University of Washington, a controversy over racism. And at Basecamp, a… controversy over racism. Never let it be said that this show does not range widely. Chase Strangi-No!: https://www.gq.com/story/chase-strangio-on-anti-trans-laws...

Duration:01:05:24

A Sad One

5/3/2021
No show notes this week. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=sydney-altman&pid=198401366&fhid=5816 (https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=sydney-altman&pid=198401366&fhid=5816) https://donate.adaa.org/give/322300/#!/donation/checkout (https://donate.adaa.org/give/322300/#!/donation/checkout) https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=edith-singal-katz&pid=198433772...

Duration:00:53:27

The Literally Violent Inquisition Against Richard Dawkins And The Case Against Making Everything About Race All The Time

4/26/2021
Richard Dawkins did an oppression with his tweets -- what should be done??? Also, new research suggests, shockingly, that making each and every issue about race 100% of the time might have some drawbacks. These issues and more, discussed thoroughly and vigorously. Jesse's Book "The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Our Social Ills": https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Fix-Psychology-Cant-Social/dp/0374239800/ref=tmmhrdswatch0?encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=...

Duration:00:46:11

Andrew Yang Hates Dogs Almost As Much As Lindsay Ellis Hates Asian Culture

4/19/2021
After Katie provides an update about her elderly Trump-and-guns-loving neighbor, the hosts discuss a canine controversy Andrew Yang got himself into that features some of the very most annoying people on Twitter. Then they talk about Facebook's efforts to censor a news article about a Black Lives Matter cofounder's real estate holdings. The back half of the episode is dedicated to Lindsay Ellis's recent social-justice troubles, which, if you squint, are really stupid. Please check out our...

Duration:00:56:49

Jesse's Leaving The Podcast Right This Instant, Puberty Blockers, And A Very Crazy, Very Expensive Campus Controversy

4/12/2021
After Jesse makes a shocking announcement (he's leaving the podcast in pursuit of greater glory), the hosts talk about a spate of bad GOP bills seeking to ban puberty blockers and hormones for minors and how difficult it is to communicate accurate, honest information to the public about this subject. Then they discuss a story Jesse wrote for Reason about a particularly crazy campus blowup in which a bunch of innocent white people were traumatized (physically) by disagreement. Jesse...

Duration:00:42:10

BONUS EPISODE: JFC I Guess We Are Talking More About Graham Linehan Innit

4/8/2021
Jesse and Katie noticed a big reaction to a patrons-only episode they did that discussed Graham Linehan, so they decided to make that episode free for all, bracked by some new stuff before and after. Please consider ordering Jesse's book, which is out now: https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Fix-Psychology-Cant-Social/dp/0374239800/ref=tmmhrdswatch0?encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= (https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Fix-Psychology-Cant-Social/dp/0374239800/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=) Original...

Duration:01:16:43

The Introduction Chapter From The Audiobook Version Of "The Quick Fix: Why Fad Psychology Can't Cure Our Social Ills" By Jesse Singal

4/6/2021
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Please consider ordering: Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Fix-Psychology-Cant-Social/dp/0374239800/ref=tmmhrdswatch0?encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= (https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Fix-Psychology-Cant-Social/dp/0374239800/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=) Indiebound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780374239800?aff=macmillan (https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780374239800?aff=macmillan)

Duration:00:20:03

We Hope Buying Jesse's Book Provides An Opportunity For Introspection And Growth

4/5/2021
After Katie opens up about a gruesome injury and Jesse tells a story about a listener's travails at an upscale New York City climbing gym, the hosts discuss Jesse's book, which is out on Tuesday. Specifically, they dig into Comprehensive Soldier Fitness, an anti-PTSD Army program that doesn't work, and the implicit association test, an anti-racism test that... doesn't work. Also, it turns out both hosts are kinda scared of bridges, which feels like something they should dig into at some...

Duration:00:57:00