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What makes you a heretic? Journalist Andrew Gold believes that, in an age of group-think and tribes, we need heretics - those who use unconventional wisdom to speak out against their own groups, from cancelled comedians and radical feminists to cult defectors and vigilantes hunting deviants.

Learn from my guests how to rebel, think differently and resist social contagion. From Triggernometry's Francis Foster and the world's most cancelled man Graham Linehan to ex-Hasidic Jew Julia Haart and gender critical atheist Richard Dawkins. These are the people living with the weight of their own community's disappointment on their shoulders.

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What makes you a heretic? Journalist Andrew Gold believes that, in an age of group-think and tribes, we need heretics - those who use unconventional wisdom to speak out against their own groups, from cancelled comedians and radical feminists to cult defectors and vigilantes hunting deviants.

Learn from my guests how to rebel, think differently and resist social contagion. From Triggernometry's Francis Foster and the world's most cancelled man Graham Linehan to ex-Hasidic Jew Julia Haart and gender critical atheist Richard Dawkins. These are the people living with the weight of their own community's disappointment on their shoulders.

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    How Woke Liberal Elites Took Over The Media - Batya Ungar-Sargon

    How Woke Liberal Elites Took Over The Media - Batya Ungar-Sargon

    Batya Ungar-Sargon is a the opinion editor of Newsweek and the author of Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy and a quite wonderful speaker and journalist. She talks about how journalists are too comfortable with authority, as they all come from the big universities now. 

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    Is Transgender A Mental Illness? - Mia Hughes

    Is Transgender A Mental Illness? - Mia Hughes

    Mia Hughes is a researcher and the author of the WPATH Files, which exposed doctors who were knowingly doing irreversible surgeries on girls who didn’t understand the ramifications.

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    Is Transgender A Mental Illness? - Mia Hughes

    Is Transgender A Mental Illness? - Mia Hughes

    Mia Hughes is a researcher and the author of the WPATH Files, which exposed doctors who were knowingly doing irreversible surgeries on girls who didn’t understand the ramifications. 

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    • 52 min
    Secrets, Royals, Piers Morgan & Baby Reindeer

    Secrets, Royals, Piers Morgan & Baby Reindeer

    Today, Shauna from the Vintage Read Show on YouTube interviews me…about everything from cults and lies to obsessive fans and secrets. 

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    Women in Dresses & Bad Feminism - Ella Whelan

    Women in Dresses & Bad Feminism - Ella Whelan

    Ella Whelan is the co convenor of the Battle of Ideas festival and a freelance journalist and author of What Women Want: Fun, Freedom and an End to Feminism. She frequently features as a political commentator on TV and radio, specialising in the relationship between free speech, feminism and women's liberation. 

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    The Status Game - Will Storr

    The Status Game - Will Storr

    One of my favourite writers, Will Storr, is on the show to explain the psychology behind virtue signalling, and how we try to be dominant, successful or virtuous to gain status within our tribes. 

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
376 Ratings

376 Ratings

B. Birdell ,

Episode after episode

Great listening! I started listening about six months ago. Episode 199 is a standout for me - super interesting and thank you for letting your guests talk! Bonus points! The royal family is a cult?? That’s a bit of a stretch. The Jon Atack one the week of 7/2/23 is really good. I learned something I didn't know about Charles Manson. Re: RussellBrand: what you should have said is nothing. Live and learnn. I wish he would quit talking about all the things. YouTube doesn't let him do. It interrupts the flow of the podcast and it's not anything I can do some thing about so just don't bring it up. Just don't do the things you're not supposed to do and just quit talking about it! 1/3/2024: andrew's gone off the rails. Why talk only about transwomen and not transmen?

angrylf ,

Not very good

The host doesn’t appear to have very sharp interview skills or to fully understand the basic principles of journalism - he puts out catty gossip as ‘news’. His stance on the Palestinian/Israeli conflict is very basic and one-sided - he needs some life experience and personal depth.

brave_rage101 ,

Authenticity Abounds

Andrew’s goofy thoughtful curious vibe coaxes guests into speaking as comfortably as they’d be chatting in your living room...albeit, about really tough & important stuff! 80% of the audio pod episodes are the best ever, anywhere, hands down. Not much for the royal fam mumbo jumbo.

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