Podcast

Podcast #198: Kushal Mehra on the Explosive Growth of YouTube in India

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with Indian podcaster and YouTuber Kushal Mehra about the raucous, angry, informative, and often hilarious world of Indian YouTube. Helpful links for episode listeners

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Podcast #197: From VisiCalc to Global Cloud Computing: Lessons from a Lifelong Love Affair with Digital Technology

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to veteran Microsoft program manager, R&D coordinator, tablet-computing pioneer, and workplace visionary David Jones about the joy of spreadsheets, the art of “schedule chicken,” Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, and “Clippy,” everyone’s least favourite digital office assistant.

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Podcast #196: When Workplace Anti-Racism Training Goes Off the Rails

Nicole Levitt tells Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay what happened when diversity consultants were hired to teach the mantras of social justice to staff at her Philadelphia-based non-profit organization.

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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

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?

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to National Post reporter (and popular Substack author [https://therealstory.substack.com/]) Terry Glavin about the blockbuster 2021 claim [https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/28/world/canada/kamloops-mass-grave-residential-schools.html] that hundreds of murdered Indigenous children had been found in unmarked graves, the process

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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 [https://www.city-journal.org/wokeness-the-highest-stage-of-managerialism] 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’

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. [https://www.amazon.com/Secret-City-Hidden-History-Washington/dp/1627792325]

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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 [https://www.deviantart.com/janalenzova]

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