Aaron and Jenn discuss the recent trials and tribulations of the tweets made some time ago by Kyler Murray and Kevin Hart that have all of a sudden taken over the news cycle because people seem to have nothing better to do. Jenn discusses the inherently transgressive (or perhaps not) nature of art and comedy. Both Aaron and Jenn go over some of their favorite comedians, including John Mulaney, Rhod Gilbert, Burt Kreischer, and Dave Chapelle. Aaron discusses the inherent dangers of “woke culture,” and how it’s a fragile group identity that can only exist by finding others to punish. Also mentioned are Churchill, The Golden Compass series, Neil Patrick Harris, and David Mamet.
Jonathan Haidt, “The Age of Outrage” – www.city-journal.org/html/age-outrage-15608.html
Michael McCullough, “The Myth of Moral Outrage” – www.humansandnature.org/mind-morality-michael-mccullough
Lindsey Ellis’s video essay on transgressive humor and Mel Brooks – www.youtube.com/watch?v=62cPPSyoQkE
Comedian Tom Segura’s interview on “Hot Ones” where he discusses his thoughts on comedy –www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIfUsQRyymU