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Challenging Opinions is the podcast to test all ideas,left and right, liberal and conservative, progressive and libertarian.

Challenging Opinions >> William Campbell

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Challenging Opinions is the podcast to test all ideas,left and right, liberal and conservative, progressive and libertarian.

    CO137 Roy Speckhardt on Freedom from Religion

    CO137 Roy Speckhardt on Freedom from Religion

    Roy Speckhardt is the executive director of the American Humanist Association, and the author of Creating Change Through Humanism published by Humanist Press . ***** As of this podcast, something over 2,000 people have died from Corona virus infections, all but six of them in China. About 75 thousand people have been confirmed as infected, … Continue reading "CO137 Roy Speckhardt on Freedom from Religion"

    • 31 min
    CO136 Rosanna Weaver on Targeting Shareholders

    CO136 Rosanna Weaver on Targeting Shareholders

    Rosanna Weaver is programme manager for executive compensation As You Sow. ***** Her face looks at the camera in a way that is totally different to how teenagers take selfies now. There’s no elaborate expression, but there is, for some reason, a hint of a smile. Maybe the instinct to smile when a camera is … Continue reading "CO136 Rosanna Weaver on Targeting Shareholders"

    • 27 min
    CO135 Chris Bostic on the End of Smoking

    CO135 Chris Bostic on the End of Smoking

    Chris Bostic is Deputy Director for Policy of ASH, Action on Smoking and Health. Which, since 1967 has been campaigning against Big Tobacco to reduce the death toll from smoking. ***** So this is a famous clip of Ellen Degeneres on her TV show talking about some ridiculous products aimed at women. Ellen is a … Continue reading "CO135 Chris Bostic on the End of Smoking"

    • 25 min
    CO134 Steve Garner on Whiteness

    CO134 Steve Garner on Whiteness

    Steve Garner is a researcher at the department of Social Science at Cardiff University. The BBC Analysis programme that he appeared in is available here. ***** Back in August I talked here about the pro-democracy protests, anti-Putin protests in Moscow, and I noted that, compared to the similarly-motivated protests in Hong Kong, there were small. People might grumble, … Continue reading "CO134 Steve Garner on Whiteness"

    • 43 min
    CO133 Ivan Eland on Presidential Overreach

    CO133 Ivan Eland on Presidential Overreach

    Ivan Eland is a senior fellow at the Independent Institute. He has a PhD in Public Policy from George Washington University and has been director of Defense Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, and he spent 15 years working for Congress on national security issues. Earlier this year he published War and the Rogue Presidency … Continue reading "CO133 Ivan Eland on Presidential Overreach"

    • 36 min
    CO132 Joan Esposito on Democratic Strategies

    CO132 Joan Esposito on Democratic Strategies

    Joan Esposito is the afternoon host for WCPT AM 820, Chicago’s progressive talk radio. We talked about, among other things, Barack Obama’s call for progressive unity and condemnation of excessive expectations of purity. ***** You’re used to me spouting on here based on not much more than my own prejudice, but here’s a topic that … Continue reading "CO132 Joan Esposito on Democratic Strategies"

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

AndyHubbard ,

Great concept

A unique and interesting concept for a podcast! I like how William manages to create intelligent discussions with experts despite admittedly not always being an expert in the topic himself.

Mickey6711 ,

Very One Sided Podcast (Don't Let Him Fool You)

I almost never leave any reviews. I have to be extremely motivated to do so. His obvious left-leaning slant prompted me to leave this review.

Don't let his podcast title and description fool you. The host is very much on the left side of politics. I just listened to him interviewing on two different podcasts a person on the left and another on the right and both had the same tone of putting down/negativity towards conservative politics and promoting/speaking well of left/liberal politics.

Sfan991 ,

Genuine in its premise...

Only two episodes are in, but the host seems to truly want hear from all possible sides. Honest, passionate, respectful exchange is so rare.

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