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Quillette Podcast #178: Michael Shermer on Watching ‘Scientific American’ Go Woke

Quillette Podcast #178: Michael Shermer on Watching ‘Scientific American’ Go Woke

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to book author and Skeptic editor Michael Shermer about why scientific media, professional organizations, and academic departments are increasingly succumbing to progressive ideological fads.

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Quillette Podcast #177: New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat on His Hellish Experience with Lyme Disease

Quillette Podcast #177: New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat on His Hellish Experience with Lyme Disease

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with New York Times opinion columnist Ross Douthat about how his new book—which explores both his own fight against chronic Lyme disease, and the controversy surrounding the condition within the medical community.

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Quillette’s Top 10 of 2021

Quillette’s Top 10 of 2021

Welcome to Quillette's most popular articles of the year measured by number of pageviews from January 1 - December 26, 2021. We hope you enjoy them. Number 1:Unspeakable Truths about Racial Inequality in America | Glenn Loury “Blacks are being treated like infants whom one dares not to touch. One

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Podcast #176: Jonathan Kay on Middle Age, Watch Collecting, Sports Cars, Board Games, and Disc Golf

Podcast #176: Jonathan Kay on Middle Age, Watch Collecting, Sports Cars, Board Games, and Disc Golf

Quillette’s Jonathan Kay ends 2021 by speaking to Bob Tarantino about the things he does when he isn’t hosting the Quillette podcast. For the original (and longer) version of this interview, please visit Bob Got a Microphone.

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Quillette Editors' Choice of 2021

Quillette Editors' Choice of 2021

As we approach the end of another pandemic year, we would like to thank you all for putting your trust in Quillette’s long-form commentary. In 2021, your support enabled analysis of a range of pertinent issues including the continued stifling of inquiry in academia, China’s challenge to the

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Podcast #175: Paul Lockhart on How Guns Transformed Western Civilization

Podcast #175: Paul Lockhart on How Guns Transformed Western Civilization

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with Wright State University professor Paul Lockhart about the enormous military and political upheavals set in motion by the adoption of gunpowder-based weapons from the 13th Century onward—including the demise of the medieval castle, the empowerment of large centralized states, and the deployment

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Podcast #174: Trent Colbert Turns the Tables on Yale Law School’s Kafkaesque Diversity Department

Podcast #174: Trent Colbert Turns the Tables on Yale Law School’s Kafkaesque Diversity Department

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks with second-year law student Trent Colbert, who recorded YLS Diversity Director Yaseen Eldik and Associate Dean Ellen Cosgrove as they tried to strongarm him into a public confession.

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Podcast #173: Batya Ungar-Sargon on the Growing Gulf Between Ordinary Americans and the Progressive Journalists Who Cover Them

Podcast #173: Batya Ungar-Sargon on the Growing Gulf Between Ordinary Americans and the Progressive Journalists Who Cover Them

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to Newsweek editor Batya Ungar-Sargon about her new book, Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy—and her political voyage from doctrinaire progressive to self-described “left-wing populist.”

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