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The Callout

55:03 | Apr 13th, 2018

4 recommendations
When someone in your community transgresses, do you banish them in an attempt to make the community safer for everyone? WARNING: This episode contains obscenities and descriptions of sex and violence....Show More


jspinelle recommended:Dec 13th, 2019

@mm @epekllis While listening to this, I was reminded of a Dolly Parton's America episode where Dolly talked about giving people grace. It seems like that's needed by both protagonists in this story.

mmDec 13th, 2019

@jspinelle Do you know which Dolly Parton's America episode it was? I'm behind on that series... Thanks in advance!

jspinelleDec 13th, 2019

@mm I think it was the one called Dollitics

mm recommended:Dec 11th, 2019

Callout or cancel culture is prevalent in the age of social media. Or is it actually an innate trait in humans for the sake of survival? When someone does wrong, is it okay to put them in the public court of opinion and tear them down to bits for the sake of social justice? This episode follows and ...Show More

epekilisDec 11th, 2019

@mm I think what we call “cancl culturee” is a modern version of very ancieent customs including shunning and exiling. Cancel culture is a form of personal social justice unmediated by the state. Non-violent vigilantiism, if you will. My own personal opinion, backed by NO form of research into thi...Show More

jspinelleDec 11th, 2019

@mm Looking forward to checking this out! It reminds me of a book I read recently called “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed” by Jon Ronson. He follows up with people after they’ve been canceled.

mmDec 11th, 2019

@jspinelle Oh that sounds like a great book. Thanks for the recommendation. Interested to hear what you think about this episode afterwards. There's so much to unpack. I've added some extended thoughts below under @epekilis' echo. Also, thank @epekilis for the episode recommendation! She's been br...Show More

epekilis recommended:Jul 5th, 2018

Gut wrenching episode about the MeToo movement and the rough and crude power of social justice. The community steps in in very painful ways when the system fails to establish boundaries and fails to provide justice.

mmDec 11th, 2019

Oh man. This was a terrific episode. The twists and turns of this story were simply amazing. I wonder how they found out about this case since it seemed so local. Being involved in the social justice scene where I am, I've seen first-hand someone who was called out in this way and is now cancelled....Show More