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Incel

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Investigative journalist Naama Kates dives deep inside the incel community. Incel is shorthand for involuntary celibate. Follow Naama's journey.

Contact Naama: theincelproject@gmail.com

twitter.com/IncelProject

twitter.com/naamakates

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Investigative journalist Naama Kates dives deep inside the incel community. Incel is shorthand for involuntary celibate. Follow Naama's journey.

Contact Naama: theincelproject@gmail.com

twitter.com/IncelProject

twitter.com/naamakates

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14: T-R-A-U-M-A and these pictures of you ... with Dr. James Gordon
On this episode of INCEL, Naama chats with Dr. James Gordon, founder and director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, who dispenses with some white-pilled advice for incels and for all of us. She also checks in with Frail, whose birthday was in October! He gives us an update. Enjoy this episode, Dr. Gordon is wonderful to listen to.... next time on INCEL: the chadfishing episode.... ‬—————————————————————— INCEL is created and produced by Naama Kates for Crawlspace Media. Music by Cyrus Melchor.  ——————————————————————Learn more about Dr. James Gordon’s work: www.cmbm.org/ —————————————————————— If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, or having a hard time, please call someone, or contact one of the excellent resources provided below. —————————————————————— Suicide Prevention Lifeline w: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ t: 1.800.273.8255 —————————————————————— Light Upon Light (with Parallel Networks) e: parallelnetworks@pnetworks.org t: 1.202.486.8633  —————————————————————— Please contact Naama at INCEL with any comments, inquiries, or just random thoughts: e: theincelproject@gmail.com
43:16
November 19, 2019
13: The Science of Violence w/ Dr. Sumaiya Shaikh
After the craziness and questioning of episode 12, Naama sits down with neuroscientist Dr Sumaiya Shaikh for an empirical explanation of the phenomena we call violence and radicalization. She also checks in with Master, head hacker for incels.co, to get an update on the going’s-on over at the forum. ‬—————————————————————— INCEL is created and produced by Naama Kates for Crawlspace Media. Music by Cyrus Melchor.  ——————————————————————If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, or having a hard time, please call someone, or contact one of the excellent resources provided below. —————————————————————— Suicide Prevention Lifeline w: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ t: 1.800.273.8255 —————————————————————— Light Upon Light (with Parallel Networks) e: parallelnetworks@pnetworks.org t: 1.202.486.8633  —————————————————————— Please contact Naama at INCEL with any comments, inquiries, or just random thoughts: e: theincelproject@gmail.com
40:03
November 12, 2019
101: Society Kills Society & MailBag Bonus Pod
After last week and before next week’s heavy episode, Naama checks back in with listeners regarding some recent thoughts and feedback from the wider world out there. Enjoy this mellow inventory taking episode of INCEL. —————————————————————— INCEL is created and produced by Naama Kates for Crawlspace Media. Music by Cyrus Melchor.  —————————————————————— If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, or having a hard time, please call someone, or contact one of the excellent resources provided below. —————————————————————— Suicide Prevention Lifeline w: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ t: 1.800.273.8255 —————————————————————— Light Upon Light (with Parallel Networks) e: parallelnetworks@pnetworks.org t: 1.202.486.8633  —————————————————————— Please contact Naama at INCEL with any comments, inquiries, or just random thoughts: e: theincelproject@gmail.com
36:01
November 5, 2019
12: Society Kills Men / Reckoning
On this week’s episode of INCEL, Naama takes care of some “housekeeping” and lays out the (uncertain, expanding) future of the show by teasing out some upcoming episodes, before sitting down for an interview with Kenneth T. Jolivet, author of the new book “Society Kills Men.” Ken is a husband, father, and 20 year veteran of the US Air Force, whose book addresses some of the implications of contemporary society for young men, and the grievances shared by many incels and members of the manosphere... which leaves her wondering if she’s radicalizing herself??? ————————————————————— Find out more about Kenneth T. Jolivet and his books at www.societykillsmen.com, and follow him on Twitter: @kennethjolivet. ‬—————————————————————— INCEL is created and produced by Naama Kates for Crawlspace Media. Music by Cyrus Melchor.  ——————————————————————If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, or having a hard time, please call someone, or contact one of the excellent resources provided below. —————————————————————— Suicide Prevention Lifeline w: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ t: 1.800.273.8255 —————————————————————— Light Upon Light (with Parallel Networks) e: parallelnetworks@pnetworks.org t: 1.202.486.8633  —————————————————————— Please contact Naama at INCEL with any comments, inquiries, or just random thoughts: e: theincelproject@gmail.com
45:12
October 29, 2019
11: “Breaking Incel” w/ Jack Peterson
Over the past few weeks, Naama and guests have grappled with the question: what happens to incels when they “ascend” or simply decide to leave the community? How do they take that leap? And then adjust to life without their former friends, their beliefs, and their “second home,” for a strange new world? This week on INCEL, Naama speaks to ”Jack Peterson,” (not his real name...) the first “former” to go public about his upbringing, his time inside, his decision to leave, and life after “ascension.” ————————————————————— Listen to more of Jack Peterson’s story on NPR’s “Invisibilia,” at https://www.npr.org/2019/04/11/712276022/the-end-of-empathy/ ‬—————————————————————— INCEL is created and produced by Naama Kates for Crawlspace Media. Music by Cyrus Melchor.  ——————————————————————If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, or having a hard time, please call someone, or contact one of the excellent resources provided below. —————————————————————— Suicide Prevention Lifeline w: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ t: 1.800.273.8255 —————————————————————— Light Upon Light (with Parallel Networks) e: parallelnetworks@pnetworks.org t: 1.202.486.8633  —————————————————————— Please contact Naama at INCEL with any comments, inquiries, or just random thoughts: e: theincelproject@gmail.com
44:02
October 22, 2019
10: RX-maxxing with Dr. Scott and Dr. Shiloh from LA Not So Confidential
In episode 10, Naama is joined by forensic psychologists, Dr. Scott and Dr. Shiloh, from the LA Not So Confidential podcast to pick up on the conversation introduced last week, about their experience with inceldom, and how they determine an individual’s predisposition toward violent behavior from a clinical perspective. They also discuss the societal factors that many incels describe, and their thoughts about the black pill as a worldview, and some possible steps forward for members of the community, mental health professionals, and everybody else. ————————————————————— INCEL is created and produced by Naama Kates for Crawlspace Media. Music by Cyrus Melchor.  —————————————————————— If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, or having a hard time, please call someone, or contact one of the excellent resources provided below. —————————————————————— Suicide Prevention Lifeline w: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ t: 1.800.273.8255 —————————————————————— Light Upon Light (with Parallel Networks) e: parallelnetworks@pnetworks.org t: 1.202.486.8633  —————————————————————— “LA Not So Confidential” Podcast (@lanotsopod), with Dr. Scott and Dr. Shiloh w: https://anchor.fm/LANSC w: https://www.la-not-so-confidential.com —————————————————————— Please contact Naama at INCEL with any comments, inquiries, or just random thoughts: e: theincelproject@gmail.com
41:24
October 15, 2019
9: We Live in a Society
Incels have been in the news. In episode 9 of INCEL, Naama unpacks some of the recent events behind the headlines, such as the military warning issued about the release of the new Joker movie. Through statements from the community’s leaders, the chatter on the forums, and the start of a conversation with forensic psychologists Dr. Scott and Dr. Shiloh from the LA Not So Confidential podcast (which continues next week), INCEL starts to really grapple with the question of potential violence from this community. ————————————————————— INCEL is created and produced by Naama Kates for Crawlspace Media. Music by Cyrus Melchor.  ——————————————————————If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, or having a hard time, please call someone, or contact one of the excellent resources provided below. —————————————————————— Suicide Prevention Lifeline w: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ t: 1.800.273.8255 —————————————————————— Light Upon Light (with Parallel Networks) e: parallelnetworks@pnetworks.org t: 1.202.486.8633  —————————————————————— “LA Not So Confidential” Podcast (@lanotsopod), with Dr. Scott and Dr. Shiloh w: https://anchor.fm/LANSC w: https://www.la-not-so-confidential.com —————————————————————— Please contact Naama at INCEL with any comments, inquiries, or just random thoughts: e: theincelproject@gmail.com
36:07
October 8, 2019
8: The True Believer: the Case of Alek Minassian
Due to the developments of this past weekend, INCEL is taking this week to provide you all with an emergency breaking news analysis of the case of alleged perpetrator of the Toronto vehicle-ramming attack of April 23rd, 2018. Naama analyzes various aspects of the newly released transcripts to look into possible motives. ———————————————————————— She also speaks to Jesse Morton, founder of Parallel Networks, a DC-based organization that combats hate and extremism, about radicalization. His history as a former American jihadist provides incredible and unique insight into the process of “radicalization,” and a framework for addressing it. ————————————————————— INCEL is created and produced by Naama Kates for Crawlspace Media. Music by Cyrus Melchor.  ——————————————————————If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, or having a hard time, please call someone, or contact one of the excellent resources provided below. —————————————————————— Suicide Prevention Lifeline w: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ t: 1.800.273.8255 —————————————————————— Light Upon Light (with Parallel Networks) e: parallelnetworks@pnetworks.org t: 1.202.486.8633  —————————————————————— Please contact Naama at INCEL with any comments, inquiries, or just random thoughts: e: theincelproject@gmail.com
34:26
October 1, 2019
7: Media Bias & Frothy Solutions.
In episode 7 of INCEL, Naama goes back to the beginning by deconstructing some of the popular media hit pieces about incels, which are usually all anyone sees. She also returns to her first guide through the incel landscape, Frothy Solutions, whose insight on the community, as an “agecel,” is invaluable. ————————————————————— INCEL is created and produced by Naama Kates for Crawlspace Media. Music by Cyrus Melchor.  ——————————————————————If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, or having a hard time, please call someone, or contact one of the excellent resources provided below. —————————————————————— Suicide Prevention Lifeline w: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ t: 1.800.273.8255 —————————————————————— Light Upon Light e: parallelnetworks@pnetworks.org t: 1.202.486.8633  —————————————————————— Please contact Naama at INCEL with any comments, inquiries, or just random thoughts: e: theincelproject@gmail.com
38:15
September 23, 2019
6: Gone ER.
Elliott Rodger, "the supreme gentleman," committed a heinous act of domestic terror in Isla Vista, California in 2014, earning the nonstop attention of media, and an ironic martyrdom in the incelosphere, to the point that "going ER" has become a meme. In this episode of INCEL, Naama examines his downfall and pathway to intended violence with his manifesto- a primary source revealing his cognitive processes.   —————————————————————  She follows this story by detailing each incel or incel-adjacent massacre that followed in the years to come, most of whom were "copycats," who attributed Rodger in some way. Is this community a radicalization vector? Why is this happening? We can't stop it if we refuse to ask that question. ————————————————————— INCEL is created and produced by Naama Kates for Crawlspace Media. Music by Cyrus Melchor.  ——————————————————————If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, or having a hard time, please call someone, or contact one of the excellent resources provided below. —————————————————————— Suicide Prevention Lifeline w: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ t: 1.800.273.8255 —————————————————————— Light Upon Light e: parallelnetworks@pnetworks.org t: 1.202.486.8633  —————————————————————— Please contact Naama at INCEL with any comments, inquiries, or just random thoughts: e: theincelproject@gmail.com
39:04
September 16, 2019
5: JBW & ASD, SEAmaxxing Manlet.
This week, Naama travels to SEA with “K,” who has discovered a way to ascend. They discuss a variety of concepts and terms, including JBW, which stands for “Just Be White,” and manlet, the term for a short incel. ASD stands for autism spectrum disorder. Next week, INCEL will cover the mass shootings linked to the community, including, of course, ER. —————————————————————— Autism Spectrum Diagnosis Screener: https://psychology-tools.com/test/autism-spectrum-quotient —————————————————————— Questions for “K”? Contact him directly at autistic_k@protonmail.com ————————————————————— INCEL is created and produced by Naama Kates for Crawlspace Media. Music by Cyrus Melchor.  ——————————————————————If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, or having a hard time, please call someone, or contact one of the excellent resources provided below. —————————————————————— Suicide Prevention Lifeline w: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ t: 1.800.273.8255 —————————————————————— Light Upon Light e: parallelnetworks@pnetworks.org t: 1.202.486.8633  —————————————————————— Please contact Naama at INCEL with any comments, inquiries, or just random thoughts: e: theincelproject@gmail.com
40:53
September 9, 2019
100: Labor Day Bonus Feedback Pod
Ceci n’est pas une pipe. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In this special Labor Day Bonus episode, Naama takes some time to informally read and respond to some of the feedback, which has been abundant and varied indeed. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- She also acknowledges some of the groundbreaking new research in the fields of extremism which she’s recently discovered. Finally, she implores her most strident critics to explain some of their motivation.  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- “That’s a valid opinion”-maxxing BonusPod, will hopefully will be a much-needed catharsis for everyone involved. Next week will resume at the usual time by delving into JBW, ASD, and SEA. Until then, please contact Naama with any thoughts, concerns, criticisms, compliments, opinions, or theories by email at theincelproject@gmail.com, and please remember to leave a 5-star rating (and review!) if you are enjoying the show. It is the best way to help spread the word, and let others find out about the program. Thank you! 
35:06
September 3, 2019
4: RopeFuel, RageFuel, & AWALT.
In part two of her conversation with SergeantIncel, Naama gets into the weeds about some of the more dangerous and distasteful rhetoric on the incel forums. —————————————————————— Posts are categorized by subject tags: [RopeFuel] or [SuicideFuel] denotes a topic that might arouse feelings of extreme depression, while [RageFuel] might simply infuriate. This conversation is liable to do both, especially for the feminoid host and her feminoid listeners. #AWALT. (All women are like that). —————————————————————— That’s okay. We’re here to learn. —————————————————————— ——————————————————————INCEL is created and produced by Naama Kates for Crawlspace Media. Music by Cyrus Melchor.  ——————————————————————- If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, or having a hard time, please call someone, or contact one of the excellent resources provided below. —————————————————————— Suicide Prevention Lifeline w: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ t: 1.800.273.8255 —————————————————————— Light Upon Light e: parallelnetworks@pnetworks.org t: 1.202.486.8633 —————————————————————— Please contact Naama at INCEL with any comments, inquiries, or just random thoughts: e: theincelproject@gmail.com
45:47
August 26, 2019
3: Statusmaxxing Admincel
In the third episode of INCEL, Naama goes deeper down the rabbit hole, and plays the first of her two-part conversation with "Sergeant Incel," the administrator and creator of the website, who candidly discusses when, how, and why he developed this controversial and notorious online forum.  —————————————————————— Next week, the conversation continues to cover topics like the black pill, frustration, and threats of violence within the community.   —————————————————————— INCEL is produced by Naama Kates and brought to you by Crawlspace Media. Music by Cyrus Melchor. Additional performance by Old Man Saxon.
41:35
August 19, 2019
2: HopelessAddictDruggicel
In episode 2 of INCEL, before introducing you to the mysterious leaders of the incel forums and the rest of her investigation, and before properly introducing you to Frothy, Naama introduces you to FrailPaleStaleMale, an incel from the East Midlands region of England.  Frail is disarming and candid in their conversation, as they discuss childhood, addiction, and mostly trauma, as they relate to inceldom. This conversation seems particularly important during this heated climate. Thank you for listening, and hope you enjoy.  Next week, in Episode 3: Statusmaxxing, we will pick up where we left off.  ——————————————————————INCEL is created and produced by Naama Kates for Crawlspace Media. Music by Cyrus Melchor.  ——————————————————————- If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, or having a hard time, please call someone, or contact one of the excellent resources provided below. —————————————————————— Suicide Prevention Lifeline w: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ t: 1.800.273.8255 —————————————————————— Light Upon Light e: parallelnetworks@pnetworks.org t: 1.202.486.8633 —————————————————————— Please contact Naama at INCEL with any comments, inquiries, or just random thoughts: e: theincelproject@gmail.com
42:30
August 12, 2019
1: Bluepilled AF.
In the first installment of INCEL, Naama explores her fascination with identity online and provides a brief primer on the evolution of the web as a platform, before beginning her investigation by tracking down a controversial poster named Neo, at the beginning, when she was still "bluepilled af."  —————————————————————— The blue pill represents a life of luxurious security, tranquil happiness, and blissful ignorance of the harsh realities of existence. In contrast, the red pill represents freedom resulting from knowledge of these brutal truths of reality. We'll get to the black pill.  —————————————————————— INCEL is produced by Naama Kates and brought to you by Crawlspace Media. Music by Cyrus Melchor. Additional voices by Old Man Saxon and Brittany Ballard.
41:14
August 5, 2019
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Investigative journalist Naama Kates dives deep inside the incel community. Incel is shorthand for involuntary celibate.
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