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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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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Ep. 99 John Stuart Mill’s ‘On Liberty’ 

Nov 26, 2019

On today’s episode of , we are joined by professor to discuss the life and philosophy of the English philosopher John Stuart Mill, whose 1859 essay “On Liberty” is a classic text — maybe the classic text — defending the principles of free...

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we are joined by professor Dale E. Miller to discuss the life and philosophy of the English philosopher John Stuart Mill, whose 1859 essay “On Liberty” is a classic text — maybe the classic text — defending the principles of free expression.

Miller is a professor and associate dean for research and graduate studies at Old Dominion University. He is the author of J.S. Mill: Moral, Social, and Political Thought.

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Ep. 98 ‘The First Amendment in the Trump Era’ w/ Professor Timothy Zick 

Nov 14, 2019

On today’s episode of , we are joined by William & Mary Law School Professor to discuss his new book, “.” Follow us on Twitter: Like us on Facebook: Email us:

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we are joined by William & Mary Law School Professor Timothy Zick to discuss his new book, “The First Amendment in the Trump Era.”

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Ep. 97 There’s no such thing as free speech, argues Stanley Fish 

Oct 31, 2019

Does free speech exist?  According to Cardozo Law Professor Stanley Fish, it does not. On today’s episode of , we dig into what the colorful professor means by this assertion and discuss his forthcoming book, “.” Show notes: by...

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