Daniel Hannan, the Conservative Member of the European Parliament for South East England, talks to Toby Young about his lifelong friendship with the late Conservative philosopher Sir Roger Scruton.
Harvard Historian James Hankins on what the great Renaissance humanists can teach us about virtue and statecraft. Plus: Why so many get Machiavelli wrong.
Armando Simón, forensic psychologist and science writer, talks to Jonathan Kay about why it would be a mistake to try and put a man on Mars. Simón recently set out the case against a manned space flight to Mars in Quillette.
Dr James Cantor, clinical psychologist and sexologist, talks to Jonathan Kay about his recent peer-reviewed critique of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines on treating trans children.
Toby Young talks to Jonathan Kay about the Conservatives’ victory in the UK General Election in which Labour suffered its worst defeat since 1935. Toby wrote about the election recently in Quillette.
Alireza Nader, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, talks to Jonathan Kay about the recent political protests in Iran and the regime’s brutal response.
Philosopher Benedict Beckeld talks to Jonathan Kay about why so many intellectuals and young people loathe the culture of the West.
Veteran Political Pundit Mark Halperin talks to Quillette‘s Jonathan Kay about his new book, How to Beat Trump. He thinks it’s going to be very difficult.
Journalist and Essayist Meghan Daum talks to Jonathan Kay about her new book, The Problem With Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars.
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.