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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.

    Shelby Steele, Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, on 'What Killed Michael Brown?'

    Shelby Steele, Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, on 'What Killed Michael Brown?'

    Author Shelby Steele speaks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about white guilt, the 'poetic truth' of Ferguson, the dead end of racial grievances, and the creative process of working with his son Eli

    • 31 min
    Washington-Based Journalist Brad Polumbo on LGBT Politics in the Pre- and Post-Trump Eras

    Washington-Based Journalist Brad Polumbo on LGBT Politics in the Pre- and Post-Trump Eras

    Brad Polumbo speaks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about life as a gay conservative journalist in Washington, D.C., the politics of outing Republican lawmakers, the complex political tensions between LGB and T, and the new journalistic climate that he expects will emerge under Joe Biden.

    • 32 min
    Jeffrey Flier, Former Dean of Harvard Medical School, on This Week's Good News About the Hunt for a COVID-19 Vaccine

    Jeffrey Flier, Former Dean of Harvard Medical School, on This Week's Good News About the Hunt for a COVID-19 Vaccine

    Jeffrey Flier-physician, endocrinologist, researcher, and 21st Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University-speaks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about Pfizer's recent announcement that its candidate COVID-19 vaccine was shown to be more than 90% effective in preliminary testing

    • 30 min
    Jamil Jivani on the Inconvenient Truth About Donald Trump's Non-White Supporters

    Jamil Jivani on the Inconvenient Truth About Donald Trump's Non-White Supporters

    While Trump's hopes of a second Presidential term seem to be vanishing, his surprisingly strong showing among Black, Hispanic, Muslim, and Asian voters is challenging the progressive claim that Trump's appeal is rooted primarily in racism. Quillette's Jonathan Kay discusses these surprising election results with author and journalist Jamil Jivani.

    • 35 min
    Jodi Shaw on a Climate of Fear at Smith College, Following Unproven Racism Accusations

    Jodi Shaw on a Climate of Fear at Smith College, Following Unproven Racism Accusations

    A whistleblower at an elite Massachusetts women's college talks to Jonathan Kay about how a single 2018 incident on campus unleashed public-shaming measures that targeted the school's lowest-paid workers-all in the name of social justice

    • 44 min
    Cult Expert and Deprogrammer Rick Ross on NXIVM, Founder Keith Raniere, And the Many Tactics Cults Use to Exploit the Unwary

    Cult Expert and Deprogrammer Rick Ross on NXIVM, Founder Keith Raniere, And the Many Tactics Cults Use to Exploit the Unwary

    Rick Ross, executive director of the Cult Education Institute, speaks with Jonathan Kay about infamous cult leader (and now convicted felon) Keith Raniere, who spent 14 years suing Ross for telling the truth about NXIVM

    • 41 min

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