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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 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
    Episode 28: Dr David Cumin interview Winston Peters MP

    Episode 28: Dr David Cumin interview Winston Peters MP

    Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has never shied away from robust speech, so when he sat down on the FSC Podcast we wanted to get to the bottom of his position on the line between free speech and hate speech, what should be done about Universities...

    • 30 min
    Episode 27: In the Court of Appeal with Stephen Franks

    Episode 27: In the Court of Appeal with Stephen Franks

    Elected officials should not have the power to choose who can speak in our public spaces. And yet, that will be the result if the High Court's decision in the Free Speech Coalition's case against Regional Facilities Auckland is not overturned this...

    • 26 min

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