What’s Going On at Netflix

Published on: Oct 26, 2021fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round

Last week, employees of Netflix staged a walkout in protest of what they say are transphobic comments in Dave Chapelle's latest standup special "The Closer." The controversy comes on the heels of the massive success of the South Korean series “Squid Game.” 

“The Closer” and “Squid Game” might not seem to have much in common — other than being the most talked about things on Netflix right now. But they both represent big swings for Netflix, and it’s not clear if they’re going to be home runs.

Netflix wants to be the place that has something for everyone to watch. But what's the cost when what we’re watching might cause real world harm?  

You’ll hear from:

  • Zoe Schiffer, senior reporter at The Verge covering labor and workplace organizing.

  • Sharon Kwon, therapist, psychiatric social worker, writer, & mental health advocate. 

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