Know Your Enemy: The Enemy Within, with Brandy Jensen

Know Your Enemy: The Enemy Within, with Brandy Jensen

Writer, editor, and advice columnist Brandy Jensen answers listener questions about how to be a person again (or for the first time) after the pandemic.

Masked walkers and unmasked runners meet on a trail in Austin, Texas on March 10, 2021. (Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images)

Know Your Enemy is a podcast about the American right co-hosted by Matthew Sitman and Sam Adler-Bell. Read more about it here. You can subscribe to, rate, and review the show on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher, and receive bonus content by supporting the podcast on Patreon.

For a slight change of pace, we invited our dear friend Brandy Jensen—author of the world’s best advice column, Jezebel‘s Ask a Fuck-Up, and features editor at the new—to answer listener questions about reentering the world post-vaccine, dating, conservative relatives, whether the “Trad Caths” are right, and mourning the lives we did not live.

As you’ll see, we ended up addressing many classic Know Your Enemy themes—mercy, redemption, humility, etc.—and we had a great time doing it. Thank you to everyone who wrote in with such intimate and profound questions. You’re all very beautifully fucked-up.

Sources and further reading:

Adam Philips, Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life, Macmillan, 2013

Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti, October 3, 2020

Brandy Jensen, “Ask a Fuck-Up on a Fucked-Up Year,” Jezebel, December 31, 2020

…and don’t forget you can subscribe to Know Your Enemy on Patreon to listen to all of our bonus episodes!

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