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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 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... Read more


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

Nov 26, 2019

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... Read more


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

Nov 14, 2019

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.” www.sotospeakpodcast.com Follow us on Twitter:... Read more


So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
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 So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we dig into what the colorful professor means by this assertion and discuss his forthcoming... Read more


So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Who was Hayden C. Covington? 

Oct 17, 2019

He brought 45 First Amendment cases to the United States Supreme Court between 1939 and 1955. His success rate before the court was second only to future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. He handled as many as 50 major cases a year and is... Read more


So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
20 years of FIRE with co-founder Harvey Silverglate 

Oct 03, 2019

In 1999, criminal defense attorney Harvey Silverglate joined with University of Pennsylvania Professor Alan Charles Kors to found the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we... Read more


So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Kevin Williamson’s ‘The Smallest Minority’ 

Sep 16, 2019

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, journalist Kevin Williamson joins us to discuss his new book, “The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics.” Williamson is the roving correspondent for... Read more


So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
‘Coddling’ one year later 

Sep 05, 2019

One year ago this week, “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure” was published. On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we sit down with FIRE President... Read more


So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Free speech, privacy, and President Trump’s Twitter account w/ Alex Abdo 

Aug 22, 2019

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we are joined by Knight First Amendment Institute Litigation Director Alex Abdo to discuss free speech, privacy, and President Donald Trump’s Twitter account. Show notes: Podcast... Read more


So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
‘The Grievance Studies Affair’ 

Aug 08, 2019

Last fall, three writers and scholars announced they had submitted 20 fake papers to academic journals to test whether  — as they suspected — certain fields of study lacked scientific and academic rigor. Of the 20 papers they submitted before... Read more

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