The Same Drugs

The Same Drugs

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Meghan Murphy, Laura McNally, and guests embrace authenticity, real-talking about culture, politics, relationships, internet wars, social justice, cancel culture, and more!


Drugs: Lisa Marchiano on new religions and activism
Jul 2 • 55 min
Meghan Murphy speaks with Lisa Marchiano, a Jungian analyst in private practice in Philadelphia and one of the hosts of the podcast This Jungian Life, about activism and movements as a new form of religion, as well as our codependent relationship with…
Drugs: Episode 35 — Did Karlos ruin Karen?
Jun 30 • 98 min
Karlos Dillard, revealed to be a grifter, may have finally pushed the Karen meme too far, revealing the destructiveness and false premise of of the trend. This week on The Same Drugs, Laura McNally and Meghan Murphy continue the tired conversation about…
Drugs: MK Fain on trashing and infighting in feminism
Jun 27 • 72 min
Why does feminism seem hellbent on self-destruction these days? Well, it’s nothing new… Jo Freeman wrote about trashing in the feminist movement back in the 70s. Today, thanks to online culture, it’s ever more visible and pernicious. Rather than bringing…
Drugs: So, you’ve been radicalized
Jun 23 • 88 min
This week, Laura McNally and Meghan Murphy discuss Brandy Jensen’s Jezebel article about Vile Meghan, Gwen Benaway’s bamboozling of CanLit, and CHAZ. This episode live streamed on June 18, 2020 on YouTube. Please support my work and The Same Drugs on…
Drugs: Jon Kay on Tom Cotton, Wendy Mesley, the CBC, and the disintegration of media
Jun 18 • 86 min
Jonathan Kay is a journalist; the Canadian editor and podcast host for Quillette; a National Post columnist; and an author, whose forthcoming Fall 2020 book will be about the history of American film exhibition. I spoke with him on Tuesday, June 16 about…
Drugs: Epsiode 31 — You’re all fired
Jun 12 • 95 min
This week, Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally talk about J.K. Rowling, Wendy Mesley, Kathleen Lowrey, the fact that “safetyism” and cancel culture actually makes everyone feel UNsafe, and Meghan’s 2007 Halloween costume. This episode live streamed on June…
Drugs: Zaid Jilani on race, riots, defunding the police, privilege theory, and Amy Cooper
Jun 9 • 77 min
On Friday, June 5, I talked to journalist Zaid Jilani about the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, the impact of rioting, defunding the police, privilege theory, Amy Cooper, and more. Zaid has published work at The Intercept, Jacobin, The Guardian, and…
Drugs: Episode 29 — White people are unbearable
Jun 8 • 89 min
This week, Laura McNally and Meghan Murphy talk about how unbearable white people on the internet are right now; #BlackOutTuesday, virtue signalling and faux-politicking online, in response to the protests against police brutality; white feminism; and…
Drugs: Coleman Hughes on race, racism, police violence, and Black Lives Matter
Jun 4 • 45 min
Coleman Hughes is a writer living in New York City who has contributed to Quillette, The Spectator, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more. In 2019, he testified before a U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee at a hearing on reparations for…
Drugs: Episode 27 — The Karen Wars Rage On
May 31 • 82 min
In this week’s episode, Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally wonder who is the real Karen of the Ramble park debacle: Amy Cooper or Christian Cooper? Also, it turns out all Karens are not manager-calling, dog leash-policing yuppies. The Karen people are a…
Drugs: Episode 26 — Unmasking OnlyFans
May 30 • 77 min
In this episode, Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally talk about wearing cloth masks — purposeful? Or virtue signalling? Also, “sex workers” are complaining that influencers are dipping into their revenue stream on OnlyFans — why is everyone turning to porn…
Drugs: What if Alison Roman was right?
May 21 • 97 min
Laura and Meghan are back with another live stream episode of The Same Drugs. This week, we talk about cancel culture and the Chrissy Teigen/Marie Kondo/Alison Roman feud. This episode aired on YouTube on May 14, 2020. Become a patron to get early access…
Drugs: Episode 24 — Caren White, Anne Frank, and fake friends
May 14 • 95 min
We’re back for another #lockdownlivestream, though we’re close to unlocking, so perhaps we’re moving towards an unlocked live stream? Laura and Meghan chat about Caren’s missing organic flour, Anne Frank’s white privilege, and what to do with phony…
Drugs Interview: Jonathan Kay on COVID, the lockdowns, and how to get the perfect frosted tips
May 7 • 107 min
Jonathan Kay is a longtime journalist, commentator, and editor. He is the Canadian editor and podcast host for Quillette, a National Post columnist, and an author, whose forthcoming Fall 2020 book will be about the history of American film exhibition.…
Drugs: Episode 22 — #lockdownlivestream (social media sucks)
May 7 • 103 min
On last week’s episode of The Same Drugs’ #lockdownlivestream, Laura and Meghan talk more about the “bat fried rice” t-shirt design and subsequent backlash against Meghan online, claims that she’s “moving to the right,” the problem with identity politics,…
Drugs Interview: Toby Young on free speech, no-platforming, and why social media censorship matters
May 3 • 40 min
Toby Young is the London associate editor of Quillette, associate editor of The Spectator, and the founder and General Secretary of the Free Speech Union. While I am positive there is much we disagree on, we do share views on free speech and no…
Drugs Interview: Nancy Jo Sales on the false promises and harms of dating apps
Apr 27 • 127 min
Nancy Jo Sales is an award winning journalist, who has published work at Vanity Fair, The Guardian, New York Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, and more. She is the author of American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers and The Bling Ring: How A…
Drugs: Episode 19 — Bat Fried Rice, Woke Sex, and Very Big Babies
Apr 25 • 87 min
On this week’s #lockdownlivestream, Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally talk China, the controversy around the “bat fried rice” t-shirt design, why “woke bros” won’t bring their politics to the bedroom, and Gavin the very big baby. This episode aired live on…
Drugs Interview: Posie Parker thinks positive
Apr 22 • 79 min
Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, aka Posie Parker, is a British women’s rights campaigner and YouTuber. I spoke with her on April 8, 2020 about feminism, the best ways to empower women, how she’s coping with COVID lockdowns, and why she is so controversial. The…
Drugs: Episode 17 — COVID cancellations
Apr 19 • 76 min
Who’s getting cancelled under Corona?! Charlotte (ne Charles) Clymer, corona cuddlers, lockdown protesters, and conspiracy theorists. Check this week’s #lockdownlivestream. This episode originally aired live on YouTube on April 16, 2020. Become a patron…
Drugs Interview: Mike Nayna on grievance studies & the trouble with social justice activism
Apr 16 • 86 min
Mike Nayna is a filmmaker living in Melbourne. His 2015 short, Digilante (recently picked up by The Atlantic), took a critical look at viral cancel culture and how the moral intentions of social justice warriors can go terribly wrong. He is currently…
Drugs: Episode 15 — Call me Karen
Apr 13 • 83 min
In this week’s installment of our weekly #lockdownlivestream, Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally cover Karen: is the meme sexist? Race/class commentary? Neither? Is it ‘shaming’ to suggest people get off the couch? Are chips the best snack? This episode…
Drugs Interview: Brendan O’Neill on the COVID lockdowns
Apr 7 • 66 min
Brendan O’Neill is editor of spiked and host of the spiked podcast, The Brendan O’Neill Show, as well as a writer for The Spectator, The Australian and The Big Issue. He’s taken many controversial positions in his work, but few have garnered as much…
Drugs: Episode 12 — Tiger Queens
Apr 2 • 104 min
Jean and Karen of Actual Feminism join Meghan Murphy in an invigorating discussion about Tiger King, The Jersey Shore, the joys of autism, the value of shame, and their most controversial opinions. Sign up as a patron for early access to content and…
Drugs Interview: Arielle Scarcella isn’t scared of being cancelled
Mar 31 • 57 min
As a popular lesbian YouTuber, Arielle Scarcella has experienced her fair share of backlash. Recently, a number of queer activists attempted to deplatform her from the only lesbian panel at The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG), leading Arielle to…
Drugs: Episode 10 — Live in the time of corona
Mar 28 • 90 min
In this episode, Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally discuss some COVID-related questions, including: Is it racist to refer to coronavirus as the “China virus”? Does social shaming around social isolation work? What are we all going to do about our hair?! The…
Drugs: Episode 9 — Live from the apocalypse!
Mar 21 • 135 min
In this episode, Meghan Murphy and Laura McNally talk about the wide ranging impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, but we also talk about things like ghosts, aliens, cats, and mushrooms. This episode originally live streamed on YouTube on March 19, 2020.
Drugs Interview: The Bejamin Boyce story
Mar 21 • 136 min
In this episode of The Same Drugs, Meghan Murphy speaks to Benjamin Boyce, who did incredible work documenting the Evergreen Scandal, revealing the very dark repercussions of identity politics, cancel culture, and the ways in which students are being…