A collection of 211 posts
Podcast #207: The Fight to Provide Gender Dysphoric Children with Holistic Therapy Instead of Instant ‘Affirmation’
Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with James Esses, an aspiring British therapist who was expelled from his training institute for voicing concerns about ideologically programmed restrictions on the care of trans-identified youth.
Podcast #206: Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard: The Definitive Postmortem from an Unlikely Expert
Podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to literary journalist Charlotte Allen about her self-confessed “secret appetite” for trashy Hollywood stories—and her exhaustive Quillette story about Johnny Depp’s successful defamation suit against his ex-wife.
Podcast #205: From Golden Girls Super-fan to Right-Wing Culture Warrior: The Strange Journey of Dave Rubin
Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to writer Ross Anderson about the Rubin Report’s increasingly conservative (and angry) star host. Anderson’s Quillette profile of Rubin was published last month under the title, All About Dave. "Unfortunately, Rubin, like most of us, is slow to acknowledge the unreliability of
Podcast #204: Discovering Your Inner ‘Demisexual’
Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to Phoebe Maltz Bovy and Kat Rosenfield of Feminine Chaos, about why young straight women are inventing new (and dubious) queer subcategories. Links discussed in this episode: Feminine Chaos: I Am the Very Model of a Modern Demisexual Feminine Chaos: Your Privilege Is Showing,
Podcast #203: A Marriage Lost to Gender Identity
Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks to author Shannon Thrace—whose 16-year marriage fell apart after her newly transitioned husband became immersed in the ideologically uncompromising world of online transgender activism.
Podcast #202: How Dubious Racism Accusations Brought Down the Guggenheim Museum’s Top Curator
Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with Atlantic writer Helen Lewis about the fate of Nancy Spector, who lost her job at the pinnacle of the Manhattan art world amidst a flurry of unsubstantiated accusations by independent scholar Chaédria LaBouvier. In America, the summer of 2020 was revolutionary: noble goals
Podcast #201: Sahar Tartak on Fighting Back Against Coerced ‘Anti-Racist’ Indoctrination in American Education
Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with Yale undergraduate student Sahar Tartak, who led a successful revolt against the ultra-progressive administration of her Long Island public high school.
Podcast #200: Jonathan Kay on the State of Journalism, the Perils of Audience Capture, and the Art of Podcasting
For our 200th episode, Quillette founder Claire Lehmann interviews host Jonathan Kay about the evolution of his journalistic career before and after joining Quillette.
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
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.
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