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Cancel Me, Daddy

Cancel Me, Daddy

By Katelyn Burns & Oliver-Ash Kleine
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.

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When Everyone Is Welcome, Many Of Us Aren't (ft. Wil Willams)
This week on the show Katelyn and Oliver take a look at what happens when people spreading fascist ideas and hate come into certain spaces, questioning the idea that everyone can be welcome. This conversation revolves around Ben Shapiro showing up unexpectedly at the Podcast Movement conference after the Daily Wire was allowed to have a booth and includes special guest Wil Williams, who makes audio fiction shows through Hug House Productions. A special thanks to our Cancellation List and above Patreons Megg, I Beauregard, Adrienne Stewart, Diego Sanchez and Siobhan Green for making this episode possible. You can submit your requests for out of context cancellations, support our work and join our community by visiting www.patreon/CancelMeDaddy.
41:24
September 08, 2022
Can Speech Be Violence? (ft. Michael Hobbes)
This episode, Katelyn and Oliver sit down with Michael Hobbes to discuss the awful discourse from the usual cancel culture suspects around the violent attack on author Salman Rushdie.   A special thanks to our Cancellation List and above Patreons Megg, I Beauregard, Adrienne Stewart, Diego Sanchez and Siobhan Green for making this episode possible. You can submit your requests for out of context cancellations, support our work and join our community by visiting www.patreon/CancelMeDaddy.
42:59
August 25, 2022
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Alex Jones? (ft. Parker Molloy)
In this episode, Katelyn and I talk to Parker Molloy in the wake of the first Alex Jones trial and unpack how traditional and social media fueled his rise to become the conspiracy theory grifter he is today. To keep up with Parker's work, check out readthepresentage.com. Today's episode comes with a special thanks to our Patrons Megg, I, Adrienne, Diego and Siobhan who subscribe at the Cancelation List and above tiers. You can join our community and support Cancel Me, Daddy at www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy
01:01:05
August 16, 2022
Love and Cancel
We're back! In this episode, Katelyn and Oliver take a closer look at the backlash against Thor: Love and Thunder’s homophobic backlash and its larger implications alongside the weird world of Marvel haters that have popped up on YouTube. A special thanks to Cancelers Megg, I Beauregard, Adrienne, Diego, mgs and Siobhan for supporting this episode at the Cancellation List and above tier. You can become a canceler and support our work at www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy
35:16
July 21, 2022
Dysfunction at The Post
This week, Katelyn and I delve into all the drama, dysfunction and chaos that's been happening behind the scenes at The Washington Post this month. Plus, we cancel a listener's ex, talk Lisa Frank Dicks, and bring you your biweekly helping of cancelations. Support or show and join our community at www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy A special thanks to our Cancelers Adrienne Stewart, I Beauregard & Megg for supporting this episode. 
25:07
June 23, 2022
Fallout Of A Verdict (ft. Moira Donegan)
Katelyn and Oliver are joined this week by The Guardian's Moira Donegan for a follow up on the Depp/Heard verdict. We talk about the potential ramifications the decision could have on the free speech of domestic violence survivors. A special thanks to our Cancelers Adrienne Stewart, I Beauregard & Megg for supporting this episode. 
44:12
June 09, 2022
Deep Depp-ception (ft. Michael Hobbes)
This week Katelyn talks to Maintenance Phase co-host Michael Hobbes about the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial, the plethora of minformation around it and the social media fallout. Plus listeners submit a delightful collection of out of context cancellations and Katelyn tells Oliver a story about how an odd dream probably saved her life once.
50:56
May 26, 2022
Cancelling SCOTUS
This week Katelyn and Oliver are taking on the highest court in the national because...there was obviously no other option. For this episode we invited Ian Millhiser, an expert on the Supreme Court and Senior correspondent at Vox, to break down his case against SCOTUS. It's a colorful conversation with lots of verbal shitposting despite the grim world we're living in right now. Sometimes we've just got to laugh to keep from crying. You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy
46:34
May 12, 2022
Canceling Elon Musk (ft. A.E. Osworth)
Cancel Me, Daddy is finally back—just in time to cover the dystopian news of Elon Musk's deal to buy Twitter. In this episode Katelyn shares her concerns about what this means for the Internet, her career and trans Twitter. Then, Oliver sits down with author A.E. Osworth to discus their stunning debut novel, We Are Watching Eliza Bright, exploring themes of disinformation, parasocial relationships, messy queer communities and more.   You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy Check out Austen's novel: https://www.grandcentralpublishing.com/titles/a-e-osworth/we-are-watching-eliza-bright/9781538717639/ Follow Austen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AEOsworth
59:28
April 28, 2022
War Isn't Cancel Culture
Katelyn and Oliver are talking about how right wing pundits can’t help but make the war in Ukraine all about their favorite culture war issue and looking at some of the most outrageous takes getting play in right-wing media. Plus, the pair discuss Andrew Cuomo's recent complaints about being cancelled, open up about mental health struggles in these dark times, and take on some out of context cancellations. You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy
26:23
March 10, 2022
Why Everyone On Twitter Is A Jerk (ft. Katherine Cross)
Why is everyone on Twitter is such an asshole? Katherine Cross, an incredibly talented sociologist researching online harassment, answers that question this week on Cancel Me, Daddy. This episode has both Katelyn and Oliver thinking about how they use Twitter, and Katherine gives lots of practical steps about how to navigate online harassment and support others in the bird app's crosshairs. You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy
54:21
February 24, 2022
Canceling Spotify LIVE!
Katelyn and Oliver host their first live show, with an incredible lineup of special guests from the very first year of Cancel Me, Daddy. The pair are joined by Parker Malloy, Terra Field, Jude Doyle, Sara Luterman and Emily St. James (formerly VanDerWerff) where topics range from big existential questions about cancel culture, to the Spotify controversy over platforming Joe Rogan's misinformation, to the cancel culture grift economy and sex toys. It's a wild, zany wide after a wilder year! You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy
02:00:16
February 10, 2022
Canceling Katelyn
Katelyn and Oliver discuss the recent harassment campaign Katelyn recently found herself on the receiving end of and what that says about cancel culture and being a trans woman on the internet. Then the pair delve into the dark abyss that is intersection of heterosexuality and TikTok to give you the run down on the West Elm Caleb discourse. You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy
42:40
January 27, 2022
Cancel Me, Father
This week Katelyn & Oliver bringing you a very special episode to start off the year by cancelling....The Pope! They discuss the head of the Catholic Church's remarks about cancel culture and discuss the institution's troubling and hypocritical history. In this episode, these cancel culture experts explore how even grifters who don't have much of a platform are cashing in on the cancel culture grift economy. Plus, there's colorful discussion of neck beards, cryptocurrency, Oreo wine and so much more. You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy
35:06
January 13, 2022
Cancel Me, Santa (ft. Parker Molloy)
For this year's last episode, Katelyn & Oliver dive into the War on Christmas with the one and only Parker Molloy, author of The Present Age Newsletter and former editor-at-large of Media Matters. In this episode, we discuss Fox News' burning Christmas tree, the historical origins of the so-called War on Christmas, and how the right-wing talking point relates to the ongoing conversation around cancel culture. Plus, we have our very first Cancel Us segment, where we invite you to cancel us for our spicy takes. You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy Check out The Present Age Newsletter: https://www.readthepresentage.com/ Follow Parker on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParkerMolloy
01:05:01
December 16, 2021
Please Mess With Texas (Ranch Nog Edition)
This week, Katelyn & Oliver delve into the effort in Texas to ban LGBTQ books from schools and follow up on the latest in the Chapelle saga. Plus, things get a little strange with discussion of a furby drag king...and Katelyn's "favorite" condiment: ranch nog.
27:29
December 02, 2021
The Fighting Sealions (ft. Michael Hobbes)
Katelyn and Oliver are joined by journalist and Maintenance Phase co-host Michael Hobbes to discuss the most ingenious cancel culture grift yet, the newly formed (and unaccredited) University of Austin. The new college doesn’t offer degrees but is still likely to make boatloads of cash. You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy
52:13
November 11, 2021
Netflix Part 2
Katelyn and Oliver revisit the Netflix/Dave Chappelle controversy with an in-depth interview with the two trans employees most affected by the fallout. Joining the show are B. Pagels-Minor, who was fired by Netflix after helping to organize the company’s trans employee walkout, and Terra Field, who was briefly suspended after a Twitter thread of hers criticizing the company’s decision-making around Chappelle’s special went viral. You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy
01:15:31
October 28, 2021
Shame on Chappelle (ft. Imara Jones)
It wouldn't be Cancel Me, Daddy if we didn't delve into Dave Chappelle's horrible, new Netflix special "The Closer." Katelyn and Oliver are joined by the one and only Imara Jones of TransLash Media who shares her sharp analysis and insightful perspective on the hateful special who's actually being silenced. The trio discuss how Netflix can't "carbon offset" bigotry, the ways this special puts Black trans women especially at risk, and the problem with hate being profitable. Cancel Me, Daddy was also recently nominated for an award through Discover Pods! You can support us by voting for us here (https://bit.ly/3va2Jej) under the Best Society and Culture Podcast category.   
43:37
October 14, 2021
The Depp's of Cancel Culture
This week Katelyn and Oliver-Ash dive into Johnny Depp's insipid remarks about cancel culture and the latest Republican panic over the National Archives adding a content notice to give people diving into historical documents a heads up about our nation's troubling past. Plus, the pair discuss whether cancel culture is a phenomenon created by the media and how much our industry is actually to blame. I What topics do you want to see us cover in the coming weeks? Let us know by leaving a message in the comments or emailing us at cancelmedaddy@gmail.com or tweeting to @cancelme_daddy.  You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy
28:47
September 30, 2021
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
38:08
September 16, 2021
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
28:24
September 02, 2021
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).
31:59
August 12, 2021
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.
32:02
July 29, 2021
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/
01:17:15
July 08, 2021
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
24:14
June 24, 2021
The Cancel Culture Grift Hypocrisy
Katelyn and Oliver look at Nikole Hannah-Jones being denied tenure at the University of North Carolina, the baseless criticisms of her 1619 project at the NYTimes and the effort across the country to censor professors and teachers from sharing it. 
32:08
June 10, 2021
"Cancelling" Mother's Day & Snow White
This week Katelyn & Oliver dive into some of the latest nothing burger panic on the right. First, we discuss the right wing panic that boiled over this Mother's Day over using gender neutral reproductive language. Then, we look at how mild cultural criticism of an updated Disney ride is spurring one of the latest panics. You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy
27:34
May 13, 2021
A Recycled Moral Panic
This episode we have an in-depth conversation about cancel culture and some of the moral panic's roots with Michael Hobbes, of the popular  podcasts "You're Wrong About" and "Maintenance Phase."Katelyn, Oliver, and Michael discuss tactics the right uses to create moral panics and how they rope  journalists in to spread their propaganda, how it's okay for college  kids to be annoying and go a little too far, and why political  correctness with new branding has reemerged as a pet issue of the right. You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy
59:38
April 29, 2021
The Outrage Industrial Complex
In this episode, Katelyn and Oliver delve into the Republican temper tantrum over Major League Baseball pulling its All Star game out of Georgia in response to the state’s draconian voter suppression law...and shed light about how it’s part of a larger, more ominous strategy to shut down dissent. Plus, the two explore an existential question: Is “cancel culture” even real? You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy
40:37
April 15, 2021
The Substack Bros & Teen Vogue
Katelyn and Oliver-Ash explore the controversy surrounding Alexi McCammond's being appointed to—and then stepping down from—the role of Editor in Chief at Teen Vogue. Plus, Oliver takes on the Substack bros with a deep and thoughtful conversation with author Jude Ellison S. Doyle. You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy
01:02:48
April 01, 2021
Cuomo Shit & Tater Dicks
he Cancel Daddy comes for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in light of his decrying “cancel culture” in response to calls for his resignation due to several allegations of sexual misconduct. Plus Katelyn and Oliver discuss the bizarre controversy over Mr. Potato Head, pearl clutching about Dr. Seuss and what books we should actually be concerned about over calls for them to be taken off the shelves. You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy
34:16
March 18, 2021
America Uncancelled?
Hosts Katelyn Burns and Oliver-Ash Kleine break down the events of this weekend's Conservative Political Action Convention (CPAC), and the  hypocrisy behind its theme: "America Uncancelled." They also give in depth analysis of the newest beneficiary of the cancel culture grift  economy, former Smith College professor Jodie Shaw. You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy
45:02
March 04, 2021
Sia's Snafu & The Mandalorian Mess
Hosts Katelyn Burns and Oliver-Ash Kleine delve into the temper tantrums surrounding the ousting of Gina Carano from the hit show The Mandolorian over her anti-semitic social media post and dispel the myth there’s a double-standard against Republicans in Hollywood. Plus, talented disability journalist Sara Luterman comes on the show to discuss the dumpster fire that is Sia’s new film Music. You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy You can keep up with our guest Sarah Luterman on Twitter (https://twitter.com/slooterman) and by subscribing to the NOS-letter (https://nosletter.substack.com/). You can find the transcript for this episode on our website: https://www.cancelmedaddy.com/episodes/sia-music-mandalorian-gina-carano-cancel-culture
41:23
February 18, 2021
The Zenith of Cancel Culture
In our first show, hosts Katelyn Burns and Oliver-Ash Kleine jump headfirst into the fray by poking holes in the right-wing panic over cancel culture after the insurrection on January 6 from lawmakers like Sen. Josh Hawley and Rep. Matt Gaetz. Plus, they discuss whether the firing of New York Times editor Lauren Wolfe over an innocuous tweet has anything to do with this whole cancel culture thing or not.  You can support Cancel Me, Daddy on Patreon to join our community and help us become a weekly show: https://www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy You can find the transcript for this episode: https://www.cancelmedaddy.com/episodes/zenith-of-cancel-culture
28:03
February 04, 2021
Introducing Cancel Me, Daddy
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. In this new podcast, 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 hear a new  episode of Cancel Me, Daddy every other week, wherever you listen to  podcasts. To join our community and support our work, visit our Patreon: www.patreon.com/cancelmedaddy Our theme music was created by Daniel Peterschmidt.
01:25
January 24, 2021