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Quillette is an online magazine founded by Australian writer Claire Lehmann. The publication has a primary focus on science, technology, news, culture, and politics.

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Quillette is an online magazine founded by Australian writer Claire Lehmann. The publication has a primary focus on science, technology, news, culture, and politics.

    Jonathan Rauch on the importance of free speech in an age of misinformation

    Jonathan Rauch on the importance of free speech in an age of misinformation

    Quillette's Toby Young talks to free speech advocate and Brookings Institution Fellow Jonathan Rauch about his new book The Constitution of Knowledge.

    • 30 min
    Michael Shermer on Our Enduring Fascination with UFOs

    Michael Shermer on Our Enduring Fascination with UFOs

    Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to UFO expert Michael Shermer about why we keep searching the skies for signs of alien visitors (and why we always come away disappointed)

    • 37 min
    Michael Shellenberger on the Case for Nuclear Power, Progressive Hypocrisy on Energy Policy, and His New book, 'Apocalypse Never'

    Michael Shellenberger on the Case for Nuclear Power, Progressive Hypocrisy on Energy Policy, and His New book, 'Apocalypse Never'

    Quillette founder Claire Lehmann talks to author and activist Michael Shellenberger about how environmental alarmism and ideological blind spots often prevent us from having a rational discussion about the best way to address climate change while growing national economies

    • 41 min
    Sean McMeekin on 'Stalin's War: A New History of World War II'

    Sean McMeekin on 'Stalin's War: A New History of World War II'

    Quillette's Jonathan Kay speaks with Bard University history professor Sean McMeekin about his new book, which describes how the fears and ambitions of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin shaped the course of the Second World War

    • 43 min
    James Kirchick on 'The Disintegration of the ACLU'

    James Kirchick on 'The Disintegration of the ACLU'

    Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to author James Kirchick about his recent Tablet article documenting how the American Civil Liberties Union abandoned its core mission in favor of doctrinaire progressive politics

    • 38 min
    Daphne Merkin on the Baseless Abuse Claims Against Woody Allen-And Why The Media Refuses to Let Them Die

    Daphne Merkin on the Baseless Abuse Claims Against Woody Allen-And Why The Media Refuses to Let Them Die

    Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks to journalist Daphne Merkin, author of a widely discussed 2018 New York Magazine article on Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn, about HBO's highly torqued documentary, 'Allen v. Farrow,' and the dubious claims it contains.

    • 30 min

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