The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Podcast is a home for critical thinking and common sense.
Critical thinking, objective truth and free speech have always been under assault.
Ayaan will talk to amazing people who have given a lot of thought to these issues. Some of her guests will surprise you. Some of the topics we’ll be covering are ones she's never approached before.
What all Ayaan's guests will have in common is a passion for free inquiry and speech. They are not afraid to explore different perspectives, even if it means challenging their own assumptions, or violating cultural taboos. You, the audience, can make up your minds which arguments make most sense to you. We would love to hear your thoughts after each show.
Andrew Doyle on Social Justice
Ayaan talks with Andrew Doyle about the need for comedy in today’s world, how the culture wars affect politics, and the dangers of the social justice movement. Andrew Doyle is a writer, broadcaster and comedian. He is the author of the new book Free Speech and Why It Matters published this year by Constable. He has also written […]
Megyn Kelly on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Ayaan talks with Megyn Kelly about sexual harassment in the workplace, critical race theory being taught in schools, and media biases. Megyn Kelly is the founder of Devil May Care Media and currently hosts the podcast The Megyn Kelly Show. As a world-renowned journalist, Kelly rose to prominence reporting on some of the most consequential […]
Michael Shermer on the Hijacking of Science
Ayaan talks with Michael Shermer about the hijacking of the scientific method, science being used as a political tool, vaccine hesitancy, and more. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, the host of The Michael Shermer Show, and a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University where he teaches Skepticism 101. For 18 years, he […]
Michael Shermer on Science, Reason, and Skepticism
Ayaan talks with Michael Shermer about his journey in and out of religion, the ten commandments of freedom of speech, and the concept of moral politics. Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine, the host of The Michael Shermer Show, and a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University where he teaches Skepticism 101. For […]
Dana Perino on Positivity
Ayaan talks with Dana Perino about career advice for young women and how she always remains positive. Dana shares stories about growing up in Wyoming, her career choices throughout her life, and her latest book, Everything Will Be Okay: Life Lessons from Young Women (from a Former Young Woman). Dana Perino is co-host of one […]
Dambisa Moyo on Growing up in Zambia
Ayaan talks with Dambisa Moyo about growing up in Zambia, the ideas and reception behind her first book, Dead Aid, and her new book, How Boards Work. Dambisa Moyo is a co-principal of Versaca Investments – a family office, focused on growth investing globally. She serves on a number of global corporate boards including: 3M Corporation, […]
Ayaan is a great host
Ayaan is a thoughtful commentator whose opinions are always thought provoking and interesting. But what makes this podcast such a pleasure is that she helps her guests shine and really engages with them. Really enjoying this podcast. Thank you for all you do to make the world better, Ayaan!
Andrew Doyle is the perfect guest. And Ayan is the perfect host😁
Long, Enlightening Conversations
Ayaan takes on some of the hardest issues without fear. She’s brilliant yet humble.
Thanks for having Megyn on the show! You two are 2 of my 4 favorite women podcasters. The other 2 are Heather Heying of the Darkhorse and Orly Benny Davis of From Jerusalem with Love. I want all 4 of you to get together!