Shock Value, or, Don’t Cut Yourself On That Edge

In this podcast, we talk a lot about transgressive art and pushing the envelope. We rail against censors and prudes. And for that reason, we’ve gotten a little bit of a reputation as shock jocks and edgelords. And we have definitely attracted some shock jocks and edgelords. But, in this episode, we’re going to talk about the limits of shock value. Joining us is the world’s greatest writer, June Martin.

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