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Ep. 104 Violent video games with Villanova Professor Patrick M. Markey 

Feb 20, 2020

Do violent video games make people more violent? Amid to censor or restrict access to violent video games because of their perceived contributions to violent events (such as school shootings), the question is as important as ever. On today’s...

Do violent video games make people more violent?

Amid calls to censor or restrict access to violent video games because of their perceived contributions to violent events (such as school shootings), the question is as important as ever.

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, host Nico Perrino explores this question. He is joined by FIRE’s resident video game expert (and FIRE staffer) Ryne Weiss and Villanova University professor Patrick M. Markey. Markey is the co-author with Christopher J. Ferguson of Moral Combat: Why the War on Violent Video Games is Wrong.

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Ep. 103 Guns, addiction, and the press 

Feb 06, 2020

Is carrying a weapon during a political demonstration protected by the First Amendment? What about intentionally creating an addictive video game?  Does the First Amendment’s press clause require the existence of news outlets? On today’s...

Is carrying a weapon during a political demonstration protected by the First Amendment?

What about intentionally creating an addictive video game? 

Does the First Amendment’s press clause require the existence of news outlets?

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we explore these three topics and more with First Amendment scholar Luke Morgan, who has written three fascinating articles that examine the scope of the First Amendment’s protections:

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Ep. 102 Cultural sites, slurs, antisemitism, and Title IX 

Jan 22, 2020

On today’s episode of , host Nico Perrino is joined by his FIRE colleagues Robert Shibley, Samantha Harris, and Will Creeley to discuss: of a faculty member at Babson College for a satirical Facebook post; of two students at the University of...

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, host Nico Perrino is joined by his FIRE colleagues Robert Shibley, Samantha Harris, and Will Creeley to discuss:

Recorded on Jan. 15.

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Ep. 101 McCarthyism and The Red Scare 

Jan 02, 2020

“Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?”On today’s episode of , we explore how America’s fear of communism in the early- to mid-20th century led to firings and blacklists in Hollywood, government, and higher...

“Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?”

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we explore how America’s fear of communism in the early- to mid-20th century led to firings and blacklists in Hollywood, government, and higher education — and how these actions compromised America’s treasured principles of free speech, free conscience, free association, and due process of law.

We are joined by Ellen Schrecker, a former professor at Yeshiva University and the author of Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America and No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities.

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
The 100th episode: The state of free speech in America 

Dec 12, 2019

On today’s edition of , we celebrate 100 episodes by bringing back on the show popular past guests for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of free speech in America. Joining us are: Jonathan Rauch, senior fellow, Brookings Institution Nadine...

On today’s edition of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we celebrate 100 episodes by bringing back on the show popular past guests for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of free speech in America.

Joining us are:

  • Jonathan Rauch, senior fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Nadine Strossen, professor, New York Law School, past president of the ACLU (1991-2008)
  • Bob Corn-Revere, partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Greg Lukianoff, president & CEO, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

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