Cancel Culture

Episode 1,  Jan 11, 2021, 12:00 AM

Cancel Culture is a relatively new thing - but has rapidly become one of the most controversial and provocative issues in public discourse. Some people believe cancel culture holds people to account for what they’ve said or done, other people believe it is another tool to prevent people from speaking or acting freely. But what does it feel like to get cancelled? What happens when something you said as a teenager – even if objectively offensive – casts a shadow on your entire future? We speak to teenagers who have been cancelled and get an in-depth perspective of what this feels like in the aftermath. It’s not an easy listen, and will be certain to trigger if nothing else, lots of debate!

We also speak to Claire Fox, controversial author of ‘I Find that Offensive’ and member of the House of Lords who holds unwavering views on the damage cancel culture is inflicting on modern teenagers. This episode takes the debate out of the academic and brings to life the consequences for young people living in the age of cancel culture.

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Producer: Rhyanna Coleman. Audio Engineer: Jon Scott.

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