121 episodes

So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast takes an uncensored look at the world of free expression through personal stories and candid conversations.

New episodes post every other Thursday.

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    • 4.8 • 86 Ratings

So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast takes an uncensored look at the world of free expression through personal stories and candid conversations.

New episodes post every other Thursday.

    Ep. 118 David Goldberger, lead attorney in “the Skokie case”

    Ep. 118 David Goldberger, lead attorney in “the Skokie case”

    He is most widely known for his role as lead attorney in what’s simply become known as “the Skokie case.” 

    But David Goldberger’s storied legal career goes far beyond his representation of neo-Nazis who wanted to rally in a village where a large number of Holocaust survivors lived.

    On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we are joined by Goldberger to discuss his half century of practice in First Amendment law —  including his four (successful) trips to the U.S. Supre

    • 55 min
    Ep. 117 What a summer …

    Ep. 117 What a summer …

    On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we are joined by FIRE’s Robert Shibley and Samantha Harris to discuss a whirlwind summer: FIRE has fielded a record number of requests for help, and this week the Department of Education’s much-anticipated new Title IX regulations go into effect. There’s also “cancel culture.”

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 116 ‘Journal of Controversial Ideas’ with Prof. Peter Singer

    Ep. 116 ‘Journal of Controversial Ideas’ with Prof. Peter Singer

    On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we are joined by Professor Singer to discuss the journal, academic freedom, and his own personal brushes with controversy.

    • 44 min
    Ep. 115 ‘Dare to Speak’ with PEN America’s Suzanne Nossel

    Ep. 115 ‘Dare to Speak’ with PEN America’s Suzanne Nossel

    On today’s episode of So to Speak, we are joined by PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel to discuss campus censorship, cancel culture, how different generations think about free speech, the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in 2015, and more. Nossel is the author of the forthcoming book, “Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All.”

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep. 114 Glenn Loury objects

    Ep. 114 Glenn Loury objects

    As protests against racial injustice continue across America, colleges and universities are increasingly speaking out in support of the protests. What’s more, some are also taking action to investigate or punish faculty critical of the protesters’ perceived aims.

    • 55 min
    Rebroadcast: How Daryl Davis, a black man, defeats the Ku Klux Klan with open dialogue

    Rebroadcast: How Daryl Davis, a black man, defeats the Ku Klux Klan with open dialogue

    This episode is a rebroadcast from March 2017.

    Since the early 90s, Davis, a black man, has taken up the curious pastime of befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan. The result? He has dozens of Klan robes at his home that were given to him by former Klan members who shed their racist beliefs after meeting him.

    On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we explore how open dialogue and debate have shown Davis a path toward a more tolerant future.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Chad Bradsworth ,

Best free speech podcast available

This is by far the premiere podcast pertaining to free speech rights available for public consumption. The topics are pithy, the guests are incredibly knowledgable, and the host has a voice that could soothe a bucking bronco.

nicmart ,

Meh

I want to like it. I’m a 1A absolutist. But too many so-so guests.

Deluxe Legend ,

Vital resource for a complex issue

If you want to get a better understanding of the First Amendment which is complex, subscribe to this podcast. If you subscribe, the epsiode with the daughters of Carlin, Bruce, and Pryor is a must listen.

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