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Podcast # 195: Meet the 80-Year-Old Feminist Who Got Banned From the YMCA for Protesting Male Bodies in the Women’s Locker Room

Podcast # 195: Meet the 80-Year-Old Feminist Who Got Banned From the YMCA for Protesting Male Bodies in the Women’s Locker Room

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks to Port Townsend, WA-area swimmer Julie Jaman, the octogenarian whose efforts to keep biological men out of a changing area reserved for girls and women led to accusations of transphobia, a visit with the police, multiple town-council debates, and an ongoing Twitter campaign called

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Podcast # 194: Canada’s Unmarked-Graves Social Panic: How Did the Media Get This Blockbuster Story So Wrong?

Podcast # 194: Canada’s Unmarked-Graves Social Panic: How Did the Media Get This Blockbuster Story So Wrong?

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to National Post reporter (and popular Substack author) Terry Glavin about the blockbuster 2021 claim that hundreds of murdered Indigenous children had been found in unmarked graves, the process by which that story began to unravel in the year that followed, and what the

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Podcast # 193: Understanding Wokeness as a Make-Work Strategy for the Privileged Class

Podcast # 193: Understanding Wokeness as a Make-Work Strategy for the Privileged Class

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with Swedish Marxist Malcom Kyeyune, who argues that nominally progressive theories of race and gender are actually aimed at securing influence, employment, and prestige for underemployed university graduates.

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Podcast #192: James Kirchick on ‘Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington’

Podcast #192: James Kirchick on ‘Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington’

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to author James Kirchick about the closeted lives of gay men living and working in America’s capital during the Cold War.

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Quillette Podcast #191: Richard Dawkins on the Wonders of Flight

Quillette Podcast #191: Richard Dawkins on the Wonders of Flight

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with renowned evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins about his new book on the science and mythology of life in the air—from puffins and flying squirrels to fairies and angels. Sample book illustrations, by Jana Lenzová

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Quillette Podcast #190: ‘Sex Realism’ Versus ‘Sex Denialism’: Is the Tide Finally Turning Against Gender Ideology?

Quillette Podcast #190: ‘Sex Realism’ Versus ‘Sex Denialism’: Is the Tide Finally Turning Against Gender Ideology?

Economist editor Helen Joyce, author of Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality, explains to Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay why biology must trump politics when it comes to defining who is a woman and who is a man.

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Quillette Podcast #189: Progressive Social Panic at Yale and Princeton

Quillette Podcast #189: Progressive Social Panic at Yale and Princeton

Reporter Aaron Sibarium talks to Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay about his recent scoops concerning the campaign against anti-woke Princeton classics professor Joshua Katz, and the unsettling radicalism of student activists at Yale Law School.

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Quillette Podcast #188: How Elon Musk Can Promote Free Speech—Without Turning Twitter Into One Big ‘Dumpster Fire’

Quillette Podcast #188: How Elon Musk Can Promote Free Speech—Without Turning Twitter Into One Big ‘Dumpster Fire’

Veteran technology expert Jim Rutt tells Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay about the hard lessons he’s learned over four decades of creating and implementing content-moderation standards on numerous social-media platforms. Image below: The GameB Home Rules and Norms on Jim Rutt’s GameB site, as cited in this week’

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