So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Episode 17 - Global Inquisition

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Nov 17, 2018

In the 16th Century Spain and Portugal globalized the inquisition by spreading the fight for religious orthodoxy and against heresy, blasphemy and apostasy to the Americas, Africa and Asia allowing inquisitors to pry into the souls of men on five...

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Episode 16: Expert Opinion - Michael Shermer

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Nov 02, 2018

In this episode, we join up with historian of science Dr. Michael Shermer to investigate the cross-fertilization between science and free speech. Michael Shermer is a prolific writer on science, philosophy and morality and has appeared in numerous...

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Episode 15 - Paper-bullets and the forgotten martyrs of radical free speech

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Oct 11, 2018

Episode 15 returns to Europe and formative events in 17th Century England, where a mostly forgotten group of radicals demanded a written constitution guaranteeing free speech, liberty of conscience, and democracy. But who were the Levellers? What was...

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Episode 14 - ‘Universal Peace’: Religious tolerance in the Mughal empire

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Sep 20, 2018

Episode 14 leaves the West and heads to 16th and 17th Century India and the Mughal empire. In particular, the rule of Akbar the Great. A century before John Locke’s “A Letter Concerning Toleration,” Akbar developed a policy of “Universal...

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Episode 13: Expert Opinion - Jonathan Haidt

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Sep 06, 2018

In this episode, we do a bit of time travel and leave the 17th century for a discussion of free speech on American college and university campuses today. Our guest is New York University professor Jonathan Haidt, who is a co-author with FIRE’s Greg...

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