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A Podcast Hosted by Uli Baer

dedicated to in-depth conversations about powerful ideas and how language can change the world. The first season is focused on free speech and related topics; these conversations will continue. Find episodes on Great Books on the navigation menu in the upper right corner. Please subscribe. And review on iTunes etc.: it makes it more easily findable for new listeners. And: be in touch! I love to hear from listeners.

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EPISODES: FREE SPEECH

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FREE SPEECH 44: Asian-American Activism, in Context, with Mark Tseng-Putterman

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FREE SPEECH 43: Colorblindness, or Diversity? How to Think About Affirmative Action, with Natasha Warikoo

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FREE SPEECH 42: Must Columbus Fall!?? with Jack Tchen

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FREE SPEECH 41: FOR Discrimination. A Case for Affirmative Action, with Randall Kennedy

FREE SPEECH 40: Affirmative Action Under Attack: What's At Stake? With Frank Wu

With Frank Wu, UC Hastings College of Law:

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FREE SPEECH 39: The Recurring Debate Over Birthright Citizenship and the Fight for Equal Rights, with Martha Jones

With Professor Martha Jones, Johns Hopkins University

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FREE SPEECH 38: Are We Witnessing the Death of Speech on Campus? The Free Speech Movement in Context, with Robert Cohen

With Professor Robert Cohen, New York University

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FREE SPEECH 37: Rights Come with Responsibilities…including Freedom of Expression, with Amaney Jamal

With Professor Amaney Jamal, Princeton University

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FREE SPEECH 36: Free Speech in a New World (Media) Order, with Michel Rosenfeld

With Professor Michel Rosenfeld, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University

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FREE SPEECH 35: How Did American Universities Become Great? (Hint: Black Student Activists), with Stefan Bradley

With Professor Stefan Bradley, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

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FREE SPEECH 34: “Inclusive Freedom” as a Way of Putting Free Speech into Practice, with Sigal Ben-Porath

With Professor Sigal Ben-Porath, University of Pennsylvania

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FREE SPEECH 33: Does America Have a Problem with Censorship?, with Patricia Williams

With Professor Patricia Williams

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FREE SPEECH 32: “Safe Spaces Got Me Through College” How Universities Can Guarantee Free Speech While Being Inclusive, with Cameron Okeke

With Cameron Okeke

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FREE SPEECH 31: When They Go Low, We Get…Civil? with Teresa Bejan

With Professor Teresa Bejan, Oxford University

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FREE SPEECH 1: Who Has the Right to Speak on Campus? With Joan Scott

With Professor Joan Scott

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FREE SPEECH 2: There’s No Such Thing As Free Speech! With Stanley Fish

With Professor Stanley Fish, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

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FREE SPEECH 3: Does Social Justice Need Free Speech? With Akeel Bilgrami

With Professor Akeel Bilgrami, Columbia University

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FREE SPEECH 4: What is at Stake for the University in the Speech Debates? With Prudence Carter

Professor Prudence Carter, University of California at Berkeley

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FREE SPEECH 5: How Should a University Deal with its Past Complicities with Slavery and 'Scientific' Racism? With Salma Abdelrahman

With Salma Abdelrahman

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FREE SPEECH 6: What are the Biggest Threats to Free Expression Today? With Suzanne Nossel

Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director of PEN AMerica

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FREE SPEECH 7: Could Limits on Speech Result in Totalitarianism? With Jeremy Waldron

Professor Jeremy Waldron, New York University

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FREE SPEECH 8: Why does America Think so Differently about Speech than the Rest of the World? With Julie Suk

Professor Julie Suk, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City

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FREE SPEECH 9: How "Speech" informs Recent Supreme Court Decisions, with Kate Shaw

Professor Kate Shaw, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University

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FREE SPEECH 10: Why Aren't We Talking About the 14th Amendment? With Tanya Hernández

Professor Tanya Hernández

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FREE SPEECH 11: Is there a constitutionally sound way to regulate hate speech?

Professor Richard Delgado, University of Alabama

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FREE SPEECH 12: Is believing in free speech a little like believing in Santa Claus?

With Professor Carolyn Rouse, Princeton University

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FREE SPEECH 13: Can Hate Speech Only Be Countered With More Speech?

With Professor Nadine Strossen, New York Law School

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FREE SPEECH 14: Has the First Amendment become a weapon for the far-right?

With Robert Post, Yale University

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FREE SPEECH 15: What do you do when your college is at the center of a national controversy?

With Nicholas Whittaker, student at Harvard College

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FREE SPEECH 16: What happened in Charlottesville, and what does power have to do with free speech?

With Sarah Kenny, graduate of the University of Virginia

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FREE SPEECH 17: How can Charlottesville recover from the carnage of summer 2017?

With Professor John Mason, University of Virginia

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FREE SPEECH 18: Charlottesville was not about speech but violence.

With Ben Doherty, University of Virginia

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FREE SPEECH 19: Did the civil rights movement owe its existence to free speech, or is free speech the result of social movements?

Professor Frederick Schauer, University of Virginia

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FREE SPEECH 20: What is the theory of language behind our understanding of free speech?

Professor Sonia Das, New York University

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FREE SPEECH 21: When the university speaks, what should it say?

With Professor Corey Brettschneider, Brown University

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FREE SPEECH 22: Where do these controversies start – a deep dive into American politics from the 1960s till today.

Professor Ian Haney López, University of California at Berkeley

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FREE SPEECH 23: There must be no middle ground on speech.

With Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California at Berkeley

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FREE SPEECH 24: What are the philosophical assumptions and underpinnings of free speech?

With Professor Jay Wallace, University of California at Berkeley

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FREE SPEECH 25: What’s the relation of free speech, hate speech, and equality in America?

With Professor David Oppenheimer, University of California at Berkeley

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FREE SPEECH 26: The law is not static or self-enforcing.

Luna Martinez

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FREE SPEECH 27: Do today’s champions of free speech represent the values they lay claim to?

Professor Jason Stanley, Yale University

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FREE SPEECH 28: Can teaching liberate you from living in a myth? What if racism will never end?

With Professor David Shih, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

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FREE SPEECH 29: Why does the ACLU defend the alt-right?

With Emerson Sykes, Staff Attorney at ACLU

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FREE SPEECH 30: Truth, Lies, Propaganda, and the University in the Age of Trump.

Professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat, New York University

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