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The official podcast of the Free Speech Coalition. Focused on protecting and promoting freedom of expression in New Zealand, the Free Speech Coalition Podcast hosts interviews with international and local guests discussing the importance of free speech in a free and open society.

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The official podcast of the Free Speech Coalition. Focused on protecting and promoting freedom of expression in New Zealand, the Free Speech Coalition Podcast hosts interviews with international and local guests discussing the importance of free speech in a free and open society.

    Episode 33: Twitter Purge Victim Speaks, Dane Giraud interviews former ACT Candidate Stephen Berry

    Episode 33: Twitter Purge Victim Speaks, Dane Giraud interviews former ACT Candidate Stephen Berry

    Last week you heard from our panel of experts on the big ideas surrounding the recent advances made by big tech companies into their new role of arbiters of acceptable speech. This week, we're bringing you the voice of one of those people swept up in...

    • 22 min
    FSC Round Table: Is Big Tech a Threat to Free Speech?

    FSC Round Table: Is Big Tech a Threat to Free Speech?

    In the wake of the Capitol Hill riot on the 6th of January, American tech companies removed Donald Trump from a number of the most globally popular social media sites. In the following days thousands of other accounts were suspended or banned, with the...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 32: Stephen Franks interviews Chief Censor David Shanks

    Episode 32: Stephen Franks interviews Chief Censor David Shanks

    Free Speech Coalition spokesperson Stephen Franks sat down for a conversation with New Zealand's Chief Censor David Shanks. Stephen and David discussed the classification of the manifesto, the role the censor has in protecting children, censorship in...

    • 28 min
    Episode 31: Don Brash, 'Is freedom of speech under threat in New Zealand?'

    Episode 31: Don Brash, 'Is freedom of speech under threat in New Zealand?'

    Don Brash has been an outspoken advocate for free speech, democracy and open dialogue. In this speech, Mr Brash takes an in-depth look at the state of free speech in New Zealand, noting that while there have been a number of instances where the speech...

    • 52 min
    Episode 30: Dr Kierstead on ancient Greek values of free speech and diversity of thought at our universities

    Episode 30: Dr Kierstead on ancient Greek values of free speech and diversity of thought at our universities

    In this episode of the Free Speech Coalition podcast, Patrick Corish interviews Victoria University of Wellington Senior Lecturer of Classical Studies James Kierstead. Dr Kierstead gives a unique perspective on free speech in ancient Greece and talks...

    • 50 min
    Episode 29: You won't change hearts and minds by breaking funny bones

    Episode 29: You won't change hearts and minds by breaking funny bones

    In this short think piece, Dane Giraud laments the trend of culturally shallow and naive attacks on comedy and creativity, and how it all seems reminiscent of every other attempt by authority figures to ban people from seeing works they personally...

    • 5 min

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