Saturday Morning | 4 November 2022 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jacob Mchangama about the history of free speech and the problems encountered historically with attempts to place limits on hate speech. Draws from his book Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media.
I am a member of the Free Speech Union, which brought Jacob Mchangama to New Zealand, as part of its campaign against New Zealand’s proposed hate speech laws.
The Human Progress Podcast | 4 March 2022 | 0h 55m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jacob Mchangama about his book Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media. Makes the case that the free exchange of ideas is essential to progress.
History Extra | 18 August 2021 | 0h 37m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Eric Berkowitz about his book Dangerous Ideas: A Brief History of Censorship in the West, from the Ancients to Fake News. Discusses the inglorious history of censorship – from the first Chinese emperor to Henry VIII – and explains why he believes that attempts to silence others never work.
Quillette Podcast | 17 June 2021 | 0h 30m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jonathan Rauch about his book The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth. Backgrounds our social system for turning information into knowledge and disagreement into facts and sets out why and how we must resist disinformation and restrictions on free speech.
The Psychology Podcast | 24 September 2020 | 1h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Greg Lukianoff eloquently arguing the case for free speech. Covers the need to know what others think, why you cannot ban something simply because it is offensive, protections against inciting violence against vulnerable people, depression and cognitive behavioural therapy, how anti-free speech administrations taught students habits of anxiety and depression by repressing free speech, reasons for the sudden spike in anti-free speech activism, and more.
Solvable | 20 November 2019 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Kaye, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. Discusses his work fostering public understanding of free speech on the internet and who should make the rules about regulation.
The Next Big Idea | 19 November 2019 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Zachary Wood discussing ideas from his memoir Uncensored, which argues that we can develop empathy and understanding by engaging with opposing viewpoints – including controversial speakers like anti-feminists, climate-change deniers, and self-proclaimed racists.
Making Sense with Sam Harris | 9 September 2018 | 1h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jonathan Haidt about the ideas in The Coddling of the American Mind. Covers hostility to free speech, recent moral panics on campus, the role of intentions in ethical life, the economics of prestige in “call out” culture, bigotry, systemic racism and the paradox of progress.