The Best Debate in the Universe - Do trigger warnings and safe spaces belong on college campuses?
Monday August 29th 2016
This week, the super talented Kristen Brancaccio, finalist on HBO's "Project Greenlight." I found out way too late into the episode that Kristen was Italian, so most of the stereotypes were directed towards Sean and his pending spaghetti mixer. Kristen is also one of the producers of Screen Junkies' "Gamer Fights," a video game debate show I was a guest of recently. Spoiler: I won. She also launched a new site, Surviving and Thriving in LA, an insightful compendium of information for people coming to Los Angeles.
I'm also joined by the always delightful Robin Higgins. She drops some chemistry truth bombs and we discuss the history of heroin on her YouTube channel. Plus deputy moderator, Rucka Rucka Ali is back, and keeps us on track with the big debate this week about trigger warnings. Sean has my real opinion in a sealed envelope, and we had a surprisingly robust debate about the topic. Surprising to everyone but me because I predicted that it would be excellent and my prediction came true.
Here's the "Trigger Warning" by Sunrise Skater Kids / Jarrod Alonge that we mentioned in this episode:
And here's the PBS Idea Channel discussion on trigger warnings:
We also discussed Rush Limbaugh's theory that the federal government is encouraging gay people to become farmers to make red states more blue:
NPR - University of Chicago tells freshman it does not support trigger warnings
Vox - I'm a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me
MSN - Company turns kids drawings into real-life dresses
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