So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast

So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast logo

SUBSCRIBE BY EMAIL


Recent Podcasts

So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Ep. 118 David Goldberger, lead attorney in “the Skokie case” 

Sep 17, 2020

He is most widely known for his role as lead attorney in what’s simply become known as “the Skokie case.”  But David Goldberger’s storied legal career goes far beyond his representation of neo-Nazis who wanted to rally in a village where...

He is most widely known for his role as lead attorney in what’s simply become known as “the Skokie case.” 

But David Goldberger’s storied legal career goes far beyond his representation of neo-Nazis who wanted to rally in a village where a large number of Holocaust survivors lived.

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we are joined by Goldberger to discuss his half century of practice in First Amendment law —  including his four (successful) trips to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Show notes:

www.sotospeakpodcast.com
Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/freespeechtalk
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sotospeakpodcast
Email us: sotospeak@thefire.org

Read more


So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Ep. 117 What a summer … 

Aug 14, 2020

On today’s episode of , we are joined by FIRE’s Robert Shibley and Samantha Harris to discuss a whirlwind summer: FIRE has fielded a record number of requests for help, and this week the Department of Education’s much-anticipated new go into...

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we are joined by FIRE’s Robert Shibley and Samantha Harris to discuss a whirlwind summer: FIRE has fielded a record number of requests for help, and this week the Department of Education’s much-anticipated new Title IX regulations go into effect. There’s also “cancel culture.”

Show notes:

www.sotospeakpodcast.com
Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/freespeechtalk
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sotospeakpodcast
Email us: sotospeak@thefire.org

Read more


So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Ep. 116 ‘Journal of Controversial Ideas’ with Prof. Peter Singer 

Aug 05, 2020

Princeton Professor has been called “the world’s most influential living philosopher.” But he may be as controversial as he is influential.  It’s perhaps fitting then that he is a founding editor of a new academic publication called the...

Princeton Professor Peter Singer has been called “the world’s most influential living philosopher.” But he may be as controversial as he is influential. 

It’s perhaps fitting then that he is a founding editor of a new academic publication called the Journal of Controversial Ideas. The journal claims to be the world’s “first open access, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal specifically created to promote free inquiry on controversial topics.”

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we are joined by Professor Singer to discuss the journal, academic freedom, and his own personal brushes with controversy.

A transcript of this episode can be found at this link.

www.sotospeakpodcast.com
Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/freespeechtalk
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sotospeakpodcast
Email us: sotospeak@thefire.org

Read more


So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Ep. 115 ‘Dare to Speak’ with PEN America’s Suzanne Nossel 

Jul 21, 2020

On today’s episode of , we are joined by PEN America CEO to discuss campus censorship, cancel culture, how different generations think about free speech, the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in 2015, and more. Nossel is the author of the forthcoming book,...

On today’s episode of So to Speak, we are joined by PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel to discuss campus censorship, cancel culture, how different generations think about free speech, the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in 2015, and more. Nossel is the author of the forthcoming book, “Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All.

Show notes:

www.sotospeakpodcast.com
Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/freespeechtalk
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sotospeakpodcast
Email us: sotospeak@thefire.org

Read more


So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Ep. 114 Glenn Loury objects 

Jul 08, 2020

As protests against racial injustice continue across America, colleges and universities are increasingly speaking out in support of the protests. What’s more, some are also taking action to investigate or punish faculty critical of the protesters’...

As protests against racial injustice continue across America, colleges and universities are increasingly speaking out in support of the protests. What’s more, some are also taking action to investigate or punish faculty critical of the protesters’ perceived aims.

What does this mean for academic freedom and freedom of speech? And does this signal a shift away from the idea, best exemplified by the University of Chicago’s Kalven Report, that there should be a “heavy presumption against the university taking collective action or expressing opinions on the political and social issues of the day?”

To discuss, we are joined by Glenn Loury, Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences at Brown University, who objected to a letter about the protests sent by Brown’s senior administrators.

Show notes:

www.sotospeakpodcast.com
Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/freespeechtalk
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sotospeakpodcast
Email us: sotospeak@thefire.org

Read more

LOAD MORE