The Same Drugs

The Same Drugs

By Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy, Laura McNally, and guests embrace authenticity, real-talking about culture, politics, relationships, internet wars, social justice, cancel culture, and more!
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The Same Drugs: Episode 27 -- The Karen Wars Rage On
In this week's episode, Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally wonder who is the real Karen of the Ramble park debacle: Amy Cooper or Christian Cooper? Also, it turns out all Karens are not manager-calling, dog leash-policing yuppies. The Karen people are a historically oppressed group of people, persecuted and under attack since Burma became independent from the British Empire in 1948. Burmese troops continue to destroy Karen villages and over 100,000 Karen live in refugee camps. Learn more about the lovely Karen people and their struggle.  This episode was live streamed on YouTube on May 28, 2020. Become a patron to get early access to episodes of The Same Drugs and special content, not available to the public. The Same Drugs is on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
1:22:10
June 1, 2020
The Same Drugs: Episode 26 — Unmasking OnlyFans
In this episode, Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally talk about wearing cloth masks — purposeful? Or virtue signalling? Also, "sex workers" are complaining that influencers are dipping into their revenue stream on OnlyFans — why is everyone turning to porn and are professional "porn stars" losing out?  This episode was live streamed on YouTube on May 21, 2020. Become a patron to get early access to episodes of The Same Drugs and special content, not available to the public. The Same Drugs is on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
1:17:54
May 30, 2020
The Same Drugs: What if Alison Roman was right?
Laura and Meghan are back with another live stream episode of The Same Drugs. This week, we talk about cancel culture and the Chrissy Teigen/Marie Kondo/Alison Roman feud.  This episode aired on YouTube on May 14, 2020. Become a patron to get early access to episodes of The Same Drugs and special content, not available to the public. The Same Drugs is on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
1:37:29
May 21, 2020
The Same Drugs: Episode 24 — Caren White, Anne Frank, and fake friends
We're back for another #lockdownlivestream, though we're close to unlocking, so perhaps we're moving towards an unlocked live stream? Laura and Meghan chat about Caren's missing organic flour, Anne Frank's white privilege, and what to do with phony friends.   This episode aired live on May 7, 2020. Watch it on YouTube. Become a patron to get early access to episodes of The Same Drugs and special content, not available to the public. The Same Drugs is on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
1:35:35
May 14, 2020
The Same Drugs Interview: Jonathan Kay on COVID, the lockdowns, and how to get the perfect frosted tips
Jonathan Kay is a longtime journalist, commentator, and editor. He is the Canadian editor and podcast host for Quillette, a National Post columnist, and an author, whose forthcoming Fall 2020 book will be about the history of American film exhibition.  He's been analyzing the global data on COVID-19 cases, fatalities, transmission, and superspreaders for Quillette. Jon's article, "It's not the size of the event, but the behaviour that matters," is published at the National Post. Please support my work! Become a patron to get early access to episodes of The Same Drugs and special content, not available to the public. The Same Drugs is on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. 
1:47:46
May 7, 2020
The Same Drugs: Episode 22 — #lockdownlivestream (social media sucks)
On last week's episode of The Same Drugs' #lockdownlivestream, Laura and Meghan talk more about the "bat fried rice" t-shirt design and subsequent backlash against Meghan online, claims that she's "moving to the right," the problem with identity politics, then tell everyone to go fuck themselves. This episode aired live on April 30, 2020. Watch it on YouTube.  Become a patron to get early access to episodes of The Same Drugs and special content, not available to the public. The Same Drugs is on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
1:43:14
May 7, 2020
The Same Drugs Interview: Toby Young on free speech, no-platforming, and why social media censorship matters
Toby Young is the London associate editor of Quillette, associate editor of The Spectator, and the founder and General Secretary of the Free Speech Union.  While I am positive there is much we disagree on, we do share views on free speech and no platforming. In this episode, we talk about why the left has largely abandoned free speech, why social media censorship matters, and the value of public debate.   Become a patron to get early access to episodes of The Same Drugs and special content, not available to the public.  The Same Drugs is on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Watch this episode on YouTube. 
40:14
May 3, 2020
The Same Drugs Interview: Nancy Jo Sales on the false promises and harms of dating apps
Nancy Jo Sales is an award winning journalist, who has published work at Vanity Fair, The Guardian, New York Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and more. She is the author of American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers and The Bling Ring: How A Gang of Fame-Obsessed Teens Ripped Off Hollywood and Shocked the World. Her HBO documentary, Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age, is an investigation into how technology has changed the landscape of sex and  dating. She's focused much of her journalism, of late, on dating apps like Tinder; the impact of dating apps on women and girls; and the reality behind a form of technology that is so often treated as nothing more than a positive, fun, sexy convenience. Meghan Murphy speaks to Nancy Jo about how dating apps work, the connection between dating apps and addiction, the impact of these apps on our self-esteem, mental health, relationships, and sex lives. Find Nancy Jo on Twitter @nancyjosales. The Same Drugs is on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.
2:07:40
April 27, 2020
The Same Drugs: Episode 19 — Bat Fried Rice, Woke Sex, and Very Big Babies
On this week's #lockdownlivestream, Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally talk China, the controversy around the "bat fried rice" t-shirt  design, why "woke bros" won't bring their politics to the bedroom, and Gavin the very big baby. This episode aired live on YouTube on April 23, 2020. Become a patron to get early access to episodes of The Same Drugs and special content, not available to the public. The Same Drugs is on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
1:27:29
April 25, 2020
The Same Drugs Interview: Posie Parker thinks positive
Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, aka Posie Parker, is a British women's rights campaigner and YouTuber.  I spoke with her on April 8, 2020 about feminism, the best ways to empower women, how she's coping with COVID lockdowns, and why she is so controversial. The Same Drugs is on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook. Become a patron to get early access to episodes and special content, not available to the public. 
1:19:59
April 22, 2020
The Same Drugs: Episode 17 — COVID cancellations
Who's getting cancelled under Corona?! Charlotte (ne Charles) Clymer, corona cuddlers, lockdown protesters, and conspiracy theorists. Check this week's #lockdownlivestream.  This episode originally aired live on YouTube on April 16, 2020. Become a patron for early access to episodes and special content, not available to the public. The Same Drugs is on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
1:16:04
April 19, 2020
The Same Drugs Interview: Mike Nayna on grievance studies & the trouble with social justice activism
Mike Nayna is a filmmaker living in Melbourne. His 2015 short, Digilante  (recently picked up by The Atlantic), took a critical look at viral cancel culture and how the moral intentions of social justice warriors can go terribly wrong. He is currently working on a film about the "grievance studies" affair — a project of James A. Lindsay, Peter Boghossian, and Helen Pluckrose, who wanted to shine a light on poor scholarship in certain "social justice"-centered academic fields, such as gender and critical race studies. The three scholars submitted fake papers to academic journals to expose how easy it is to get “absurdities and morally fashionable political ideas published as legitimate academic research.” A number of the papers were published, including a 3000 word excerpt of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, rewritten in the language of intersectionality theory. Watch this episode on YouTube. Become a patron for early access to episodes and special content, not available to the public. The Same Drugs is on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. 
1:26:26
April 16, 2020
The Same Drugs: Episode 15 — Call me Karen
In this week's installment of our weekly #lockdownlivestream, Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally cover Karen: is the meme sexist? Race/class commentary? Neither? Is it 'shaming' to suggest people get off the couch? Are chips the best snack?  This episode originally aired live on YouTube on April 9, 2020. Become a patron for early access to episodes and special content, not available to the public. The Same Drugs is on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
1:23:09
April 13, 2020
The Same Drugs Interview: Brendan O'Neill on the COVID lockdowns
Brendan O'Neill is editor of spiked and host of the spiked podcast, The Brendan O’Neill Show,  as well as a writer for The Spectator, The Australian and The Big Issue. He's taken many controversial positions in his work, but few have garnered as much backlash as his view on the COVID lockdowns.  In this episode, Meghan Murphy speaks with Brendan about conspiracy theories, the working class, China, xenophobia, the impact of the lockdowns on individuals and the economy, and more.   Become a patron for early access to episodes and special content, not available to the public. The Same Drugs is on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. 
1:06:03
April 8, 2020
The Same Drugs: Episode 12 — Tiger Queens
Jean and Karen of Actual Feminism join Meghan Murphy in an invigorating discussion about Tiger King, The Jersey Shore, the joys of autism, the value of shame, and their most controversial opinions.  Sign up as a patron for early access to content and special episodes, not available to the public. Follow The Same Drugs is on Twitter and Instagram!
1:44:51
April 2, 2020
The Same Drugs Interview: Arielle Scarcella isn't scared of being cancelled
As a popular lesbian YouTuber, Arielle Scarcella has experienced her fair share of backlash. Recently, a number of queer activists attempted to deplatform her from the only lesbian panel at The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG), leading Arielle to her last straw. In February, she posted a video announcing that she was "leaving the left."  Arielle and I have followed each other's work for a few years now, and I was very stoked to finally have her on for an interview! Sign up as a patron for early access to select content and episodes not available to the public: https://www.patreon.com/meghanmurphy The Same Drugs is on Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_samedrugs And Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_samedrugs/
57:22
March 31, 2020
The Same Drugs: Episode 10 — Live in the time of corona
In this episode, Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally discuss some COVID-related questions, including: Is it racist to refer to coronavirus as the "China virus"? Does social shaming around social isolation work? What are we all going to do about our hair?! The second half of this episode is only available on Patreon, for subscribers. In it, we debate the comeback of the word "retarded" and the question of whether it's ok to break up with a friend or partner during a pandemic. Sign up as a patron to listen/watch: https://www.patreon.com/meghanmurphy  The Same Drugs is on Twitter: https://twitter.com/the_samedrugs And Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_samedrugs/ This episode was live streamed on YouTube on Thursday, March 26th, 2020. 
1:30:11
March 28, 2020
The Same Drugs: Episode 9 — Live from the apocalypse!
In this episode, Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally talk about the wide ranging impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, but we also talk about things like ghosts, aliens, cats, and mushrooms.  This episode originally live streamed on YouTube on March 19, 2020. 
2:15:48
March 21, 2020
The Same Drugs Interview: The Bejamin Boyce story
In this episode of The Same Drugs, Meghan Murphy speaks to Benjamin Boyce, who did incredible work documenting the Evergreen Scandal, revealing the very dark repercussions of identity politics, cancel culture, and the ways in which students are being taught to approach oppression, differing opinions, and politics.    We talk about Benjamin's work exposing Evergreen, gender, nature vs nuture, male/female relationships, intersectionality, a controversial tweet, his swollen ankle, and more!   This episode first aired on YouTube, on March 13, 2020.
2:16:42
March 21, 2020