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Remember “good conversation?” Remember what it was like to speak freely, to talk about complicated and sometimes controversial subjects with people who wouldn’t twist your words or insist that certain topics are off-limits? Remember when healthy disagreement was considered not threatening or unsafe but actually healthy? Author, essayist and journalist Meghan Daum has spent decades giving voice—and bringing nuance, humor and surprising perspectives—to things that lots of people are thinking b ...
 
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For more about Azra, see her website: https://azraraza.com/The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last is available here: https://www.amazon.com/First-Cell-Human-Pursuing-Cancer/dp/1541699521Her book with Sara Suleri Goodyear, Ghalib and the Epistemologies of Elegance is available here:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7502…
 
British academic Helen Pluckrose is the co-author, with James Lindsay, of Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything About Race, Gender, and Identity—And Why This Harms Everybody. She was also part of an infamous academic hoax wherein “grievance studies” papers about subjects such as fat bodybuilding and dog park rape culture were a…
 
Katie Herzog is a co-host, with Jesse Singal, of the new and wildly successful podcast, Blocked and Reported, which analyzes internet dramas and attempts to bring missing facts to supposedly foregone conclusions. A lifelong liberal who, a few years ago, found herself questioning certain assumptions of both the political left and the queer community…
 
We live in an era of unprecedented pressure for ideologically based organizational trainings: anti-racist, racial sensitivity, unconscious bias, cultural awareness, and, perhaps most commonly, some combination of "diversity, equity, and inclusion." We're also rapidly waking up to the fact that in this era, the basic terminology describing and infor…
 
Journalist Lenore Skenazy was dubbed “America’s Worst Mom” in 2008 for a column about letting her nine-year-old ride the subway alone. The controversy led her to speak out about finding safe ways to allow kids to be more independent and she founded the Free Range Kids movement. In 2018 she co-founded Let Grow, a nonprofit that offers resource mater…
 
You can find out more about Ayishat by visiting her website:https://ayishatakanbi.com/Follow Ayishat on Twitter: @ayishat_akanbiFurther NotesAyishat on the Triggernometry podcast:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuAd_IAkOl4Radclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness (1928)Timestamps3:40 How Ayishat first became a professional cultural commentator. How we…
 
When Sandra Tsing Loh was beginning her career in the 1980s, she modeled herself after avant garde performance artists like Laurie Anderson. She even put the “Tsing” in her name because she thought it sounded “Yoko Ono-ish.” But after becoming an established figure in the Los Angeles arts scene and a prolific writer for alternative publications, Sa…
 
I spoke with Asra Nomani, Ronald Fong, Glenn Miller, and Chien Kwok about Critical Race Theory in US education and how this affects curriculum and administrations.Follow me: @obaidomerFollow Asra: @AsraNomaniFollow Ronald: @edifiquestFollow Chien: @chien_kwokFor more information on Thomas Jefferson High follow: @coalitionforTJFind out more about Pr…
 
"We make long term decisions based on short term feelings.” — Evan Marc Katz Evan Marc Katz is a dating coach who specializes in high achieving women seeking male partners. But instead of telling his clients to settle for nothing less than their financial, educational, and professional equals, he encourages them to get real about the dating economy…
 
Follow Peter at twitter.com/peterboghossianSupport New Discourses:patreon.com/newdiscoursessubscribestar.com/newdiscoursesWebsite:newdiscourses.comFollow:facebook.com/newdiscoursestwitter.com/NewDiscoursesinstagram.com/newdiscoursespinterest.com/newdiscourses/linkedin.com/company/newdiscoursesminds.com/newdiscoursesreddit.com/r/NewDiscoursesPodcast…
 
We forget that beyond thoughts and ideas and language there is a three-dimensional reality that gives us valuable experiences and can teach us a lot about how to be in the world. — Sasha Ayad In this edition of the podcast, Meghan speaks with Sasha Ayad, a Licensed Professional Counselor who treats adolescents and young adults dealing with issues r…
 
“You’re far less likely to be shot as a black man in New York City than as a white man in Tulsa.” - Peter Moskos In this episode, Meghan talks with Peter Moskos, a professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice who also happens to be a former Baltimore City police officer. They discuss the media’s role in public percept…
 
"No one escapes. Everyone ends up in the guillotine eventually." In this episode of the podcast, Meghan speaks with celebrity physician Dr. Drew Pinsky, whose career in both medicine and media dates back to the 1980s, when he began co-hosting the nationally syndicated call-in radio program Loveline. Recorded in May on the heels of a controversy ove…
 
You can find out more about Scott’s work here:https://scottbarrykaufman.com/Scott’s book, Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualisation:https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/552566/transcend-by-scott-barry-kaufman-phd/9780143131205Scott’s interview on Sam Harris’ Making Sense podcast:https://samharris.org/podcasts/209-a-good-life/Scott’s inter…
 
“It feels so good to feel like you’re on the right side of history." In this episode of the podcast, Meghan talks with novelist Leigh Stein, whose wickedly satirical new novel Self Care sends up internet influencers and Goop-flavored millennial startup culture while also slyly poking fun at the commodification of social justice activism. Leigh disc…
 
For updates on Diana’s work, see her website:https://dianaverse.com/My favourite other interview of Diana’s can be found here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YmTPATEArMFollow Diana on Twitter: @sentientistFurther ReferencesDaniel Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (2009)J. Michael Bailey, The Man Who Would Be Queen: The Scie…
 
**Recorded July 15th** “I do think on average men are more likely to be more disruptive than necessary and women are more likely to be less disruptive than necessary” — Dr. Heather Heying Evolutionary biologist Dr. Heather Heying has emerged over the last few years as a free speech advocate, largely because of her connection to a now-infamous set o…
 
I want to explain Critical Race Theory to you. I just want to help you understand it, so I sat down with my microphone and no real plan except to talk through the claims, history, and thought of Critical Race Theory, highlighting where it came from and why it's a terrible way to think about race and racism, in its own ideas. So, this episode of the…
 
Comedian and writer Bridget Phetasy is Andrew Doyle’s first guest on Culture Wars. They discuss how Bridget became an accidental pundit and how even the pandemic became infected by the culture wars. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/By Culture Wars – with Andrew Doyle
 
You can find out more about Liam’s academic credentials here: https://www.liamkofibright.com/Liam’s talk on “Why Scientists Lie” can be found here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNs1sumAT68Remco Heesen and Liam on “Is Peer Review a Good Thing”?:https://philpapers.org/rec/HEEIPRListen to Liam’s interview with Sean Carroll on the nature of truth her…
 
Clint’s poetry collection Salute the Wreckage can be found here:https://www.amazon.com/Salute-Wreckage-Clint-Margrave/dp/1630450243His collection The Early Death of Men can be found here:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Early-Death-Men-Clint-Margrave/dp/1935520601His novel, Lying Bastard, can be found here:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lying-Bastard-Clint-Margr…
 
The culture wars have spiralled out of control. Cancel culture has run amok. The once-fringe ideology of wokeness has graduated from the campus safe space to the adult world, colonising politics, the media and corporations. In this new monthly podcast, stand-up comedian, satirist and spiked columnist Andrew Doyle and guests will discuss the latest …
 
I spoke with Iona Italia about identity, culture, moving away from the idea of race, and the problem of identity-based on victimhood. And the horrors of mashed foods.Follow me: @obaidomerFollow Iona: @IonaItaliaCheck out the Two For Tea Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/user-761174326You can read Iona’s work at Areo: https://areomagazine.com/You can …
 
Helen Pluckrose develops the definition of "Social Justice" as it is used in the academic literature in this tradition, explains its connections to identity politics and the political correctness movement, and then shows the relevance of the original postmodernists to this Theory in some detail. She does this to elegantly describe the progression o…
 
Join Lindsay in this episode of the New Discourses Podcast for a little over an hour of common sense in his liberal defense of the so-called "status quo."Support New Discourses:https://patreon.com/newdiscoursesWebsite:https://newdiscourses.comFollow:https://facebook.com/newdiscourseshttps://twitter.com/NewDiscourseshttps://instagram.com/newdiscours…
 
I spoke again with Sadia Hameed about race, racism, the failure of Critical Race Theory and the inherent racism in it and the antiracism that spring from it, and the hypocrisy of so-called progressivesFollow me: @obaidomerFollow Sadia: @sadia936 Follow Gloucestershire Sisters: @Glos_sistersFor more information on Critical Race Theory and what Sadia…
 
For more of Rod’s work: https://roderickgraham.com/Rod’s YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7yofOWy-IrERYjfkONF3TwWrite to Rod at Letter: https://letter.wiki/RoderickGraham/Follow Rod on Twitter @roderickgrahamFor more on John R. Wood’s work:https://braverangels.org/author/johnbetter-angels-org/John’s philosophy of virtue ethics:http…
 
You can find Buster’s book Why Are We Yelling: The Art of Productive Disagreement here: https://www.amazon.com/Why-Are-We-Yelling-hardcover/dp/0525540105.For my Letter exchange with Buster (one of my two favourite conversations I’ve ever had on the site) see:https://letter.wiki/conversation/225.Buster’s Letter exchange with B. J. Campbell on guns s…
 
In my line of work taking on Critical Social Justice and other forms of increasingly dominant societal insanity, I get asked a lot of questions. If there's one question I'm asked more often than any other, it's how don't I go crazy looking at this stuff every day? To be fair, I've flown pretty close to that sun, but I didn't fall in, and so I've re…
 
Jonathan’s book Reinventing Racism: Why “White Fragility” Is the Wrong Way to Think About Racial Inequality is forthcoming. To join the mailing list for preorders, write to dropusalineatteafortwo@gmail.com. Write to Jonathan and read his correspondence with Matt McManus:https://letter.wiki/JonathanChurch/conversationsJonathan’s 2019 Areo article “A…
 
Massimo’s books include Phenotypic Plasticity: Beyond Nature and Nurture (Syntheses in Ecology and Evolution) (2001):https://www.amazon.com/Phenotypic-Plasticity-Syntheses-Evolution-2001-07-17/dp/B01K17YKGQMaking Sense of Evolution: The Conceptual Foundations of Evolutionary Biology, with co-author Jonathan Kaplan (2006):https://press.uchicago.edu/…
 
There is a rhetorical strategy called the “motte and bailey” that is getting increasingly famous lately. This is because it is one of the central tools of the Critical Social Justice movement. In that strategy, named after a kind of castle, a highly defensible “motte” position, like “we just want to treat people more fairly,” is maintained while al…
 
I spoke with Bridget Gaudette and Courtney Heard about Their new organization International Association of Atheists its focus on secular education and getting aid directly to people on the ground.Please sign this petition and donate if you can to help Mubarak Bala, who has been imprisoned for blasphemy against Islam.Petition: https://www.change.org…
 
Razib’s podcast The Insight can be found here: http://insitome.libsyn.com/website; His blog Gene Expression can be found here: https://www.gnxp.com/You can find the Brown Pundits blog and podcast here:https://www.brownpundits.com/author/razib_k_khan/. Follow Razib on Twitter: @razibkhanRazib Khan’s previous appearance on this podcast:https://soundc…
 
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