When Nerds Get Flirty… With Fascism
This episode contrasts one jock hero, Colin Kaepernick, and one recently outed-as-nefarious nerd, Palmer Luckey, a Facebook executive and founder of Oculus VR.
I noticed only after mixing and uploading the episode that I mistakenly said “pledge of allegiance” instead of “national anthem” when discussing Kaepernick’s protest. I do realize there’s a difference and if you nag me about it I may invite you to work for free as my sound editor and production intern.
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Notes And Links
Daily Beast story exposing Palmer Luckey as a key funder of a pro-Donald Trump “shitposting” operation
A few links on the relevant Reddit board notoriously populated by neo-Nazis
Luckey’s official corporate non-apology
Bemused UK Telegraph profile of Luckey
Gizmodo item about Luckey and his Gamergater girlfriend
New York magazine post I quoted, with links to other sources
Luckey credits his success to home-schooling