Mike Nayna on bullshit PhDs, viral racism, and The Reformers
In this episode, I speak with filmmaker Mike Nayna about his work documenting the grievance studies hoax and the Evergreen affair
Mike Nayna is an Australian filmmaker. His 2016 short, Digilante, caught viral cancel culture and race politics at a defining moment that challenged his assumptions as well as the narrative chosen by the media. Another event at Evergreen College in Olympia, WA, wherein then-professors Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying were subjected to a student-led witch hunt after objecting to a day without white people at the school, led him to James Lindsay, Peter Boghossian, and Helen Pluckrose. Mike's most-recent project is a series of films called The Reformers, which follows the “grievance studies” hoax, a project that exposed the phony scholarship of "social justice" fields like gender, post-colonial, and critical race studies, and how "woke scholarship" has bled into a myriad of other fields, turning the academic institution into something of a joke.