So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Episode 10: The great disruption - Part I, the printing press and the viral Reformation

Jun 14, 2018

The disruptive effects of the internet and social media on the spread of information are unprecedented. Or are they?   In episode 10 of Clear and Present Danger, we cover the invention, spread, and effects of the Gutenberg printing press: ...

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Episode 9: Expert Opinion - Christine Caldwell Ames

May 24, 2018

Our last stop in the Middle Ages is an interview with professor Christine Caldwell Ames, who is an expert on medieval heresy and inquisition in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The discussion highlights the similarities and differences between...

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Episode 8: The hounds of God - medieval heretics and inquisitors

May 17, 2018

From the High Middle Ages, Europe developed into a “persecuting society,” obsessed with stamping out the “cancer” of heresy. But questions about how this was accomplished — and the consequences of these developments — abound: Why did...

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Episode 7: Expert Opinion - Peter Adamson

Apr 26, 2018

In our second expert opinion episode, Jacob Mchangama talks with Peter Adamson, who is a professor of philosophy at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and host of the podcast “History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps.” We’ll discuss medieval...

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Episode 6: The not-so-Dark Ages, medieval intellectuals, and freethinkers

Apr 05, 2018

In episode 6, we get medieval! Find out why the Middle Ages were as much a period of reason and inquiry as inquisition and superstition. Why was the famous medieval intellectual Pierre Abelard castrated, forced to burn his works, and condemned to...

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