66 minutes | Mar 12th 2019


We explain why you’re not wrong when you self-diagnose with impostor syndrome; I come to terms with the politics of my edgelord identity (see what I did there?); cisman David has a trans expression; Clif explains Socratic pick up culture in Ancient Athens, and why at the end of the day you don’t deserve anything you have and if you think you do you’re an asshole. In this episode we talk to Toronto writer and sometimes academic Clif Mark [@Clifton_Mark https://twitter.com/Clifton_Mark]. We cover Clif’s very hot new hot new piece in Aeon magazine titled “A Belief in Meritocracy is not only False: it’s bad for you,” [https://aeon.co/ideas/a-belief-in-meritocracy-is-not-only-false-its-bad-for-you] as well as his recent standout article on ContraPoints in The Atlantic [https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/01/contrapoints-political-philosophy-natalie-wynn-youtube/579532/]. Also referenced are ContraPoints’ new video essay, The Darkness [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtj7LDYaufM], as well as the work of Harvard Law professor Janet Halley [https://hls.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/10356/Halley]. Be sure to check out the Heidi Matthews On Demand Male Discourse Bot [https://bit.ly/hmodmdb]
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