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Podcast #166: Josh Szeps on the Myth of Australia’s COVID ‘Concentration Camps’

Podcast #166: Josh Szeps on the Myth of Australia’s COVID ‘Concentration Camps’

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay interviews ABC presenter and podcaster Josh Szeps about Australia’s unique experience in managing the COVID pandemic—and the urban legends the country’s quarantine system has spawned among right-wing pundits on the other side of the world.

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Podcast #165: Peter Boghossian on Why He Quit Portland State University

Podcast #165: Peter Boghossian on Why He Quit Portland State University

“Grievance Studies” hoaxster and philosophy professor Peter Boghossian tells Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay why he could no longer continue waging his struggle for intellectual pluralism without first shaking off the ideological constraints of campus life.

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Podcast #164: Comedian and Podcaster Jamie Kilstein on His COVID-Era Struggles

Podcast #164: Comedian and Podcaster Jamie Kilstein on His COVID-Era Struggles

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with Jamie Kilstein about the challenges he's faced since his excommunication from California's progressive entertainment circles.

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Podcast #163: Satirist Simon Edge on His New Novel, 'The End of the World Is Flat,' a Send-up of Radical Gender Politics

Podcast #163: Satirist Simon Edge on His New Novel, 'The End of the World Is Flat,' a Send-up of Radical Gender Politics

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to author Simon Edge about his new book, in which a fictional flat-earth advocacy group campaigns against the idea of a spherical earth (not to mention the "globularist" "TERGs" who oppose the new 'True Earth' orthodoxy) in the name of social justice. An excerpt

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Podcast #162: Journalist and Book Author Terry Glavin on the Fall of Kabul and the Fate of Afghanistan

Podcast #162: Journalist and Book Author Terry Glavin on the Fall of Kabul and the Fate of Afghanistan

Host Jonathan Kay interviews Afghanistan expert Terry Glavin about the complex mix of warlords and foreign players who may seek to undo the country’s takeover by Taliban forces.

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Podcast #161: Comedian Jessica Pigeau on 'Safe Space' Performers, Progressive Mobbing, and Anxiety Overload in the World of Stand-Up

Podcast #161: Comedian Jessica Pigeau on 'Safe Space' Performers, Progressive Mobbing, and Anxiety Overload in the World of Stand-Up

Host Jonathan Kay interviews Vancouver-based queer comedian Jessica Pigeau about her recent Quillette essay describing the clash between good comedy and strident social-justice activism. Articles and media discussed in this podcast: Life as a Stand-Up Comic Can Be Brutal. ‘Safe Space’ Call-out Culture Is Making it Unbearable, by Jessica Pigeau,

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Podcast #160: Author Milli Hill on the Growth of Social Justice Mobs Among Birthing Activists, Dhoullas, and Midwives

Podcast #160: Author Milli Hill on the Growth of Social Justice Mobs Among Birthing Activists, Dhoullas, and Midwives

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with British writer Milli Hill about the online mob that accused her of transphobia in late 2020—and why she still refuses to describe women as “birthing people.” Read her July 10, 2021 essay about her experience here.

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Podcast #159: Jonathan Kay on Life at Quillette, The New York Times, FOX News, Seth Rogen, His New Book, and Del Boca Vista

Podcast #159: Jonathan Kay on Life at Quillette, The New York Times, FOX News, Seth Rogen, His New Book, and Del Boca Vista

Quillette editor and podcast host Jonathan Kay tells David Bernstein, founder of the Jewish Institute for Liberal Values, about his life as a journalist and self-described “lapsed Jew.”

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