Veteran political journalist Steve Richards talks to Toby Young about the U.K.’s forthcoming General Election, becoming a stage performer late in life, and his recent book about recent British Prime Ministers. This podcast was recorded in front of a live studio audience at the Battle of Ideas on 2nd November 2019.
Dr David Adesnik, Director of Research at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, talks to Jonathan Kay about ISIS, Syria and the Kurds.
Greg Ellis reads The Defenestration of Domingo, Heather Mac Donald’s essay about how the famous opera singer fell victim to the #MeToo movement. It was published in Quillette on 18th October 2019.
Jesse Singal, contributing writer at New York magazine, talks to Jonathan Kay about being targeted for cancellation by Nicole Cliffe, a well-known left-wing journalist. It is the latest example of the harassment he’s endured at the hands of the social justice Left since writing a controversial cover story for the Atlantic entitled When Children Say They’re Trans. Singal wrote about being smeared by Cliffe for his newsletter Singal-Minded.
David Frum, ex-speechwriter for George W Bush and senior editor at the Atlantic, talks to Jonathan Kay about the result of the recent Canadian election. Does Justin Trudeau deserve a second term as Prime Minister?
Greg Ellis reads Are Canadians Becoming More Racist? This Week’s Election Proved the Opposite, Jonathan Kay’s essay about the recent election in Canada. It was published Quillette on 22nd October 2019.
Brian Kalt, an expert on US constitutional law and the presidency, talks to Jonathan Kay about the 25th Amendment and whether it can be used to remove a president. Professor Kalt recently published a book called Unable: The Law, Politics, and Limits of Section 4 of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment.
Greg Ellis reads How David Graeber Cancelled a Colleague, Claire Lehmann’s article on how a prominent anthropologist and self-styled anarchist tried to ruin the reputation of a former collaborator. It was published in Quillette on 9th September 2019.
Ex-Jehovah’s Witness Amber Scorah talks to Jonathan Kay about leaving the Christian sect and her book Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life.
Greg Ellis reads A Letter From Hong Kong, Peter Baehr’s essay about the pro-democracy movement in the former British colony and its impact on his students. It was published in Quillette on 3rd September 2019.