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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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Episode 12: Expert Opinion - Teresa Bejan

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Aug 23, 2018

We enter the early modern age with an expert opinion featuring Teresa Bejan, associate professor at Oriel College, Oxford University and author of “Mere Civility: Disagreement and the Limits of Toleration.” In this episode, Jacob and Teresa will...

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Episode 11: The great disruption - Part II

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Aug 09, 2018

In episode 11 we continue to survey the wreckage after hurricane Luther was unleashed on Europe with the Reformation. When the Reformation mutated and spread across the continent a burning question arose: Can people of different faiths live together...

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