Natalie Wynn, aka ContraPoints, is a Gen Y YouTuber, political provocateuse, and video-essayist who tackles cancel culture and alt-right with theatrical esthetic, dark humor, and philosophy. Her videos are aimed at politically curious audiences seeking to move beyond partisan echo chambers.
NY Times podcast Still Processing provides a space in which cultural figures and works are explored, offering discussion and understanding amid the cancel and call-out context. It encourages listeners to meditate on cultural moments, and form an opinion through considered conversation.
Many people see college as a time to forge their views. But a growing number of students are choosing not to talk about controversial topics for fear of being seen as offensive. Amid fears around cancel culture, brands and institutions can create space to encourage non-combative debate.
Dubbed ‘Crossfire for Gen Yers', Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar has become a top political podcast on Spotify. Its anti-establishment, populist approach has attracted a large audience that's dissatisfied with mainstream news media and the economic agenda of the two major parties.
Call-out culture is thriving in a world that’s increasingly dependent on the web for communication. With people’s interactions influenced by social media algorithms, divisive political discourse, and the anonymity of the internet, how can brands facilitate dialog and respond to public backlash?