Jul 30, 2022 • 29M

'Cancel Culture: It's real and on the rise'

My conversation with Carleton College professors Amna Khalid and Jeff Snyder

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When Dave Chappelle’s recent show at First Avenue in Minneapolis was cancelled amid protests, it reignited the debate around cancel culture, with all of the old arguments resurfacing once again.

So the timing could not have been better for my guests on today’s podcast, who published a comprehensive essay that same week on Substack, titled “Cancel Culture: It’s real and on the rise, on the left and the right.” The piece examines the dominant myths about this phenomenon — and debunks them.

Jeff Snyder is professor of educational studies at Carleton College, and Amna Khalid is a history professor there, as well as the host of the Banished podcast on Substack.

I’m thrilled to have Amna Khalid and Jeff Snyder as my guests, today on Lean Out.


Stay tuned tomorrow for Weekend Reads, for all subscribers, and then on Monday I will release the transcript for this interview for paid subscribers.

If you liked this conversation, you might also be interested in my interview with Greg Lukianoff, president and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, my interview with Nadine Strossen, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union, and my interview with Jonathan Rauch, author of The Constitution of Knowledge.

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