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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 ...
 
From outsiders like a Westboro Baptist Church defector and a female Mormon psychopath to such thought leaders as anti-woke scholar James Lindsay and feminist Helen Lewis, BBC journalist Andrew Gold (Twitter/Insta: andrewgold_ok) takes us away from our comfort zone and into the worlds of people on the edge and the best thinkers of our time. New episodes every Monday. With an open mind and a wry sense of humour, Andrew alternates the theme of guest: every other week, it'll be somebody totally ...
 
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Playing for Team Human today, authors of Cynical Theories, Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay. Pluckrose, Lindsay, and Rushkoff discuss the origins of French postmodernism and how it trickled into academic research and scholarship. Together, they explore our contemporary war of competing narratives and how a fascistic political environment influence…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Catch the video trailers on https://twitter.com/AndrewGold_ok or https://www.instagram.com/andrewgold_ok/. I’ve just had a very fun chat with Helen Lewis, the pre-eminent British journalist of The Guardian, The Atlantic, GQ and others - about Difficult Women. That’s the topic of the podcast, but it’s also the name of Helen’s eye-opening new book wh…
 
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…
 
Douglas Rushkoff delivers the opening talk at Disinfo.Con 1999 - the first and only convention of its kind. Here's a sneak preview of Rushkoff's talk. The full-length audio is available to Team Human's Patreon supporters. Subscribe now to gain full access at https://www.Patreon.com/TeamHuman See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information…
 
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…
 
For video clips, follow me - andrewgold_ok - on Twitter or Instagram. A close friend of former prime minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne, Daniel Finkelstein is a conservative peer and Times political columnist who has just released a collection of his best articles entitled Everything in Moderation. As I said to him in my email ask…
 
"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…
 
Playing for Team Human today, co-founder and co-editor of Mídia NINJA, Dríade Aguiar. Aguiar explains how and why to center the voices of those are are experiencing reality on the ground. She looks at those who make the future and explains how it's accomplished, how we can stop injustices that are happening to real people in real places, and looks …
 
One day, as she was on her way to take the kids out the house, Mary Turner Thomson received a phone call that was about to turn her life upside down. The woman on the other end was her husband Will Jordan’s other wife. I’m barely scratching the surface in this intro, as I think she tells it best, and I’d also really like you to get hold of her book…
 
Follow the pod's social media for video teasers: https://twitter.com/AndrewGold_ok or https://www.instagram.com/andrewgold_ok/. James Lyndsay is a colleague of Helen Pluckrose, who was on the podcast just a few weeks ago. Together with Peter Boghossian, the group faked woke – or social justice – academic papers and got them published in prestigious…
 
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…
 
Playing for Team Human, complexity theorist, host of the Jim Rutt Podcast series, and former chairman the Santa Fe Institute, Jim Rutt. Rutt shares his idea for a new civilization-era operating system. Why does the the United States' outdated operating system call for a radical change to a more equitable and humane landscape? "If the glue that hold…
 
Follow me on Twitter for short video highlights: https://twitter.com/AndrewGold_ok On today’s show is Mark Meechan, known online as Count Dankula. In 2016, he made a YouTube video showing how he taught his girlfriend’s beloved pug Buddha to do a Nazi salute – a Sieg Heil – on his command. His command was Gas the Jews. The video quickly went viral, …
 
“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…
 
Catch video clips on @andrewgold_ok on Twitter or Instagram! This is one of my favourite topics ever, so you’re in for a treat. I’ve managed to get a real-life psychopath on the show – M. E. Thomas is the pseudonym of the writer of Confessions of a Psychopath. Having read Jon Ronson’s Psychopath Test a few years ago, and grown up on such films as S…
 
"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…
 
Playing for Team Human today, filmmaker, writer, educator, and systems thinker, Nora Bateson. Bateson and Rushkoff interrogate our moment of global crisis to challenge the very systems that drive human behavior and thought. Further, they explore why quantifying humans as part of a system reduces people to abstract figures rather than the complex be…
 
Firstly, let me just say I’m delighted to have Josh Friend from internationally acclaimed Modestep on the show. He’s actually an old friend of mine – and certainly the most famous of anyone I knew growing up, and an extremely talented guy – it’s a great podcast, as he really speaks his mind and doesn’t mince his words. In the UK this week, a leadin…
 
“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…
 
This is the trailer to On the Edge with Andrew Gold, the show where its eponymous journalist (or I, since I/he is writing this), interview some of the most controversial, strange and different people in the world. From a 'good' sociopath and a 'good' paedophile to the son of the Westboro Baptist Church founder and an ex-Hasidic Jew, I've got a grea…
 
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…
 
Trigger warning: This one is going to alienate some people – the woke among you - but this is a safe space for open discussion. Today, I speak with Helen Pluckrose, author of the new book Cynical Theories and an anti-woke scholar who was part of a team that composed fake papers to highlight poor scholarship across academic fields. They created thes…
 
**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…
 
Playing for Team Human today, musician, producer, and inventor of the music video, Michael Nesmith. Nesmith will be sharing his insights about what it was like to live inside the reality television show that we’re all living in today. Nesmith discusses his self-awareness of existing in a television environment, the influence the Monkees' music had …
 
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…
 
In this episode, we peer behind the curtain of the life of ex-Muslim Ray - founder of the counter-extremism non-profit, The Committee to Protect Muslims and Ex-Muslims. Disclaimer: this is by no means an attack on Islam, just as the episode with Emily Green the Hasidic Jew was not an attack on Judaism. Both episodes are simply a case of giving a pl…
 
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
 
Matthew F. Collins, a former racist turned spy and author. In 1993, he raided a town meeting in the Welling Library with the British National Party – not known to be very nice people. He found himself changed by the senseless violence, and became a mole for the Searchlight and Hope Not Hate anti-racist organisations. In 2018, it was in his role run…
 
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…
 
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