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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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Episode 5: The Caliphate

Mar 22, 2018

Why did the medieval Abbasid Caliphs have almost all ancient Greek works of philosophy and science translated into Arabic? How did the long list of medieval Muslim polymaths reconcile abstract reasoning with Islamic doctrine? Who were the radical...

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Episode 4: Expert Opinion - Paul Cartledge

Mar 08, 2018

In our first expert opinion segment, Jacob Mchangama talks to Emeritus Professor of Greek Culture at Cambridge University Paul Cartledge. With his intimate knowledge of ancient Greece, we dive deeper into the concepts of free speech and democracy in...

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Episode 3: The Age of Persecution

Mar 01, 2018

Why did the polytheist Ancient Romans persecute the followers of the new Jewish sect of “Christians” in the first three centuries AD”? How high was the price that Christians had to pay for casting away their ancient religious traditions for the...

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