So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
‘Bodied’ with director Joseph Kahn

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Nov 13, 2018

“Words are weapons in the world’s most lyrical sport.” That’s how competitive battle rap is described by the makers of “Bodied,” a new satirical film produced by Eminem about a college student who decides to write a thesis paper on battle...

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Thinking about free speech in bets with Annie Duke

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Nov 01, 2018

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we discuss how decision-making, “information liquidity,” and luck fit into our daily lives — and how a solid understanding of these concepts can point to an underappreciated benefit...

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Free speech in the digital age with Jameel Jaffer

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Oct 18, 2018

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we speak with Jameel Jaffer, executive director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. Jaffer and the Knight Institute seek to defend “the freedoms of speech and...

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Former Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr.

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Oct 04, 2018

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we partner with the First Amendment Salon to present a conversation between former Solicitor General of the United States Donald B. Verrilli Jr. and University of Washington School of Law...

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
'True threats' with David L. Hudson Jr.

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Sep 20, 2018

There are very few exceptions to the First Amendment, and a “true threat” is one of them. But defining a true threat isn’t easy. Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court first examined true threats in the 1969 case Watts v. United States, it’s been...

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
‘The Coddling of the American Mind’

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Sep 04, 2018

Tribalism and group polarization are on the rise. So too are rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide. On campuses, professors and students are afraid to speak out. And on social media, outrage mobs rule the day. How did we get here? On today’s...

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Outrage mobs in comedy

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Aug 23, 2018

Much has been written in recent months about online campaigns to get certain journalists, movie directors, and professors fired from their jobs because of things they said or wrote. Some campaigns have been successful. Some have not. On today’s...

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Artificial intelligence & speech rights

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Aug 09, 2018

How should we think about speech rights in the age of artificial intelligence and advanced robotics? On today’s episode of So to Speak, we are joined by First Amendment scholars Ronald Collins and David Skover. They are the authors of the new book,...

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
How censorship crosses borders with Jacob Mchangama

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Jul 25, 2018

On this episode of So to Speak, we chat with lawyer and free speech activist Jacob Mchangama. He is the founder and CEO of the Danish think tank Justitia, a visiting fellow at FIRE, and host of Clear and Present Danger: A History of Free Speech....

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast
Supreme Court review: Kennedy, Kavanaugh, and “weaponizing the First Amendment”

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Jul 11, 2018

Supreme Court review: Kennedy, Kavanaugh, and “weaponizing the First Amendment” On this episode of So to Speak, we discuss President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court and what it might mean for the...

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