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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Ep. 122 U.S Constitution masterclass with Judge Douglas Ginsburg 

Oct 29, 2020

On today’s episode of , we are joined by Senior Circuit Judge for a masterclass on the history of the U.S. Constitution. Judge Ginsburg was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1986 and served as that...

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we are joined by Senior Circuit Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg for a masterclass on the history of the U.S. Constitution.

Judge Ginsburg was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1986 and served as that court’s Chief Judge from 2001-2008. He is also a Professor of Law at George Mason University and the host of the new PBS television series about the U.S. Constitution, “A More or Less Perfect Union, A Personal Exploration by Judge Douglas Ginsburg.”

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Ep. 121 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards 

Oct 15, 2020

Since 1980, the have recognized those who go above and beyond to protect and enhance First Amendment rights. On today’s episode of , we are joined by Christie Hefner, who founded and chairs the awards, to discuss the awards’ origins and this...

Since 1980, the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards have recognized those who go above and beyond to protect and enhance First Amendment rights.

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we are joined by Christie Hefner, who founded and chairs the awards, to discuss the awards’ origins and this year’s awardees in the categories of law, book publishing, journalism, arts & entertainment, education, and lifetime achievement.

From 1988 to 2008, Christie Hefner — daughter of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner — was Chairman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises, making her the longest-serving female CEO of a U.S. public company. For three years, she appeared on Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women” list.

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Ep. 120.1 Mighty Ira documentary watch-along 

Oct 12, 2020

Watch-along as Co-Director Nico Perrino narrates the new documentary film about the life and career of former ACLU Executive Director Ira Glasser, “.” Show notes: Follow us on Twitter: Like us on Facebook: Email us:

Watch-along as Co-Director Nico Perrino narrates the new documentary film about the life and career of former ACLU Executive Director Ira Glasser, “Mighty Ira: A Civil Liberties Story.”

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Ep. 120 ‘Mighty Ira’ Glasser 

Oct 12, 2020

Former ACLU Executive Director Ira Glasser discusses the new film about his life and career, “.”The film, now in “,” makes the case for robust free speech protections amidst the “tough” cases, including the 1978 Skokie case and...

Former ACLU Executive Director Ira Glasser discusses the new film about his life and career, “Mighty Ira: A Civil Liberties Story.”

The film, now in “virtual cinema,” makes the case for robust free speech protections amidst the “tough” cases, including the 1978 Skokie case and Charlottesville. Along the way, viewers will also learn about Glasser’s growing up in Brooklyn, his friendship with William F. Buckley Jr., his path to the ACLU, which led through Senator Bobby Kennedy’s office, and more.

A May 2017 So to Speak interview with Glasser was the inspiration for the Mighty Ira documentary, and this interview is a reflection on some of what has happened since.

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Ep. 119 2020 College Free Speech Rankings 

Oct 01, 2020

On today’s episode of , FIRE Senior Research Fellow Sean Stevens joins us to discuss the The rankings are based on the largest free speech survey of college students ever performed, which collected the views of 20,000 students. We discuss the best...

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, FIRE Senior Research Fellow Sean Stevens joins us to discuss the “2020 College Free Speech Rankings: What’s the Climate for Free Speech on America’s College Campuses?”

The rankings are based on the largest free speech survey of college students ever performed, which collected the views of 20,000 students. We discuss the best and worst colleges for free speech and other interesting data points from the survey: For example, 31% of students don’t believe President Donald Trump should be allowed on campus to share his views. And 22% said the same of former Vice President Joe Biden.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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