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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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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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