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Freddie Sayers from online magazine UnHerd seeks out top scientists, writers, politicians and thinkers for in-depth interviews to try and help us work out what’s really going on. What started as an inquiry into the pandemic has broadened into a fascinating look at free speech, science, meaning and the ideas shaping our world.
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Freddie Sayers from online magazine UnHerd seeks out top scientists, writers, politicians and thinkers for in-depth interviews to try and help us work out what’s really going on. What started as an inquiry into the pandemic has broadened into a fascinating look at free speech, science, meaning and the ideas shaping our world.
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    Martin Kulldorff: Lessons from Sweden for the next pandemic

    Martin Kulldorff: Lessons from Sweden for the next pandemic

    When the COVID-19 pandemic began and most of the world went into lockdown, Scandinavia bucked the status-quo by keeping their society almost completely open. At the time, there was a sense that Sweden, Denmark and Norway would pay a dire price for their decision. But looking back now, with all the data on Covid deaths at hand, it seems that their pandemic policy was a success. Why did rest of the world get it so wrong?
    Freddie Sayers sat down with Swedish biostatistician and co-author of the Great Barrington Declaration Martin Kulldorff at the Frontline Club, to discuss the lessons the world should take from Sweden’s pandemic legacy.
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    Crypto CEO: My stand against woke workers

    Crypto CEO: My stand against woke workers

    Freddie Sayers meets Jesse Powell.
    Jesse Powell is the CEO of Kraken, one of the largest crypto currency exchanges in the world.
    He has been in the headlines this week for publishing a decidedly libertarian memo about his company's working culture that challenged any workers claiming offence on topics such as pronoun policies or racial diversity targets to find work elsewhere.
    Kraken's list of values includes the right to bear arms, bodily autonomy on vaccines and a moratorium on enquiring about or advertising gender pronouns in the workplace, amongst other 'anti-woke' measures.
    He spoke exclusively to Freddie Sayers from San Francisco.
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    • 35 min
    Aris Roussinos: Inside the nationalist militia on Ukraine’s frontline

    Aris Roussinos: Inside the nationalist militia on Ukraine’s frontline

    Freddie Sayers speaks to UnHerd’s Aris Roussinos, reporting from the frontline of the war in Ukraine.
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    • 36 min
    Silkie Carlo: Chinese CCTV is watching you

    Silkie Carlo: Chinese CCTV is watching you

    Florence Read meets Silkie Carlo.
    There are six million security cameras in use in the UK, one for every 11 people, and the majority are Chinese surveillance systems. London, where UnHerd has its offices, is the most surveilled city outside of China, and has more cameras per person than Beijing. So it has to be asked, are we being watched?
    That is one claim made by a new report from Big Brother Watch on surveillance cameras made by Chinese companies. Silkie Carlo, one of the editors of the report, and the director of Big Brother Watch, joined Florence Read to investigate.
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    Ilya Shapiro: Georgetown diversicrats forced me out of my job

    Ilya Shapiro: Georgetown diversicrats forced me out of my job

    Freddie Sayers meets Ilya Shapiro.
    Ilya Shapiro was due to start his new job as senior lecturer and executive director of Georgetown's Law Centre for the Constitution. But this week, he quit. All because of a single Tweet.
    Freddie Sayers invited Shapiro to the studio to understand how censorship under the guise of 'diversity and inclusion' at Georgetown had played a part in his resignation.
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    • 29 min
    Bret Weinstein: I will be vindicated over Covid

    Bret Weinstein: I will be vindicated over Covid

    Freddie Sayers sits down to discuss the pandemic response with Biologist, Bret Weinstein.
    Before the pandemic, evolutionary biologist and former Evergreen professor Bret Weinstein was lauded by both sides of the political divide for his insights into the crisis on American campuses. As a member of the so-called 'intellectual dark web', Weinstein was expanding his audience and being profiled by legacy media like the New York Times.
    Then the pandemic began and his heterodox perspective suddenly fell out of favour, even with many of his erstwhile allies.
    Advocating for alternative treatments for Covid, questioning the efficacy of the global vaccine programme and challenging narratives of the pandemic came at a cost. Without warning, the Dark Horse podcast was demonetised on YouTube and Weinstein was forced to split from the views of his former friends and supporters.
    So, how can we seek truth in such divided times? Freddie Sayers invited Bret into the UnHerd studio in London to try to understand what his views really are.

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

dylanator247 ,

Curtis “Xi” Yarvin

Thank you for exposing monarchist / neo-reactionary Curtis Yarvin for the absurdist CCP troll that he is. Expressing adoration for the CCP’s authoritarianism ensures he gets zero support from conservatives, libertarians, and anyone with half a working brain on the right. He just killed his own case for monarchy, what a 🤡

Investissuese ,

Kudos to you for having this guy on :-)

Yarvin appears to be the son of Dostoyevsky and the father of Mao. Save us from the saviors! The cure appears to be worse than the disease😕.

nxavis ,

Ideological Diversity ❤️

Freddie is a superb interviewer and challenges every corner of the political spectrum. I wish Sam Harris’s pod was as good as Unherd

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