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A show about what you're not supposed to say. Thaddeus Russell, author of A Renegade History of the United States, interviews people who break the rules of conventional discourse and expand the realm of the possible.

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A show about what you're not supposed to say. Thaddeus Russell, author of A Renegade History of the United States, interviews people who break the rules of conventional discourse and expand the realm of the possible.

    Unregistered 115: Samuel Moyn

    Unregistered 115: Samuel Moyn

    What are human rights, where do they come from and what are we willing to do to enforce them? Are we obligated to intervene in other countries when they are violated? I talked with Yale historian Samuel Moyn about the history of this curious and often lethal idea known as human rights. 25% of all … Continue reading Unregistered 115: Samuel Moyn →

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Unregistered 114: Daniel McCarthy

    Unregistered 114: Daniel McCarthy

    Daniel McCarthy, the editor of Modern Age magazine, gave me a lesson on the history and meaning of the most misunderstood political ideology in America: conservatism. Modern Age magazine: https://isi.org/modern-age 25% of all CBD products at: https://palomaverdestore.com/ Use discount code: “RENEGADE” at checkout. Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thaddeusrussell.com/itunes Join the Underground: https://www.unregisteredunderground.com Episode Notes: http://www.thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/114 Renegade … Continue reading Unregistered 114: Daniel McCarthy →

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Unregistered 113: Bill Ottman

    Unregistered 113: Bill Ottman

    Bill Ottman, the founder of Minds.com, spoke with me about his company’s alternative to the dominant social media companies that censor lawful speech, sell our personal data to corporations and government agencies, refuse to disclose their algorithms, and enjoy massive tax breaks and government subsidies that grant them monopoly power. 25% of all CBD products … Continue reading Unregistered 113: Bill Ottman →

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Unregistered 112: Cody Wilson

    Unregistered 112: Cody Wilson

    I spoke with Cody Wilson, the founder of Defense Distributed, which provides open-source software and hardware that allows anyone to make their own guns, about his success in nothing less than subverting the state’s monopoly on violence. 25% of all CBD products at: https://palomaverdestore.com/ Use discount code: “RENEGADE” at checkout. Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thaddeusrussell.com/itunes Join … Continue reading Unregistered 112: Cody Wilson →

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Unregistered 111: Brendan O’Neill

    Unregistered 111: Brendan O’Neill

    I had a friendly collision with Brendan O’Neill, the editor of Spiked, about whether democracy is the cure or the disease for our current political troubles. 25% of all CBD products at: https://palomaverdestore.com/ Use discount code: “RENEGADE” at checkout. Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thaddeusrussell.com/itunes Join the Underground: https://www.unregisteredunderground.com Episode Notes: http://www.thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/111 Renegade U. courses: http://www.thaddeusrussell.com/courses Buy … Continue reading Unregistered 111: Brendan O’Neill →

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Unregistered 110: Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay

    Unregistered 110: Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay

    Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay join me to discuss the claim, made by a number of prominent public intellectuals, that what is called “postmodernism” is responsible for the authoritarian and hysterical politics coming out of college campuses. Unlike nearly all those intellectuals, Pluckrose and Lindsay have actually studied not only “social justice” and identity politics … Continue reading Unregistered 110: Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay →

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
402 Ratings

402 Ratings

ElimiNathan ,

A platform for bad ideas

Not all ideas need to be given a platform, and this podcast is uncritical about ideas that are portrayed, which makes it seem intellectually lazy. Bad ideas either need feedback in order to be improved, or to be replaced by better ideas. This podcast doesn't seem to contribute to either.

john potts 86 ,

10/10 would recommend

The best podcast on the internet

ninerepeating ,

A little pushback does’t mean you’re closed

A little pushback to prove you’re not so deferential to your guests would make for a more interesting conversation.

This is a very agreeable place for disagreement. Sometimes during this podcast I forget I’m not listening to the Sam Harris podcast— which is obnoxious in the same ways.

I think this about many of these episodes, though it doesn’t keep me from listening. I think the guise of being able to get along with different opinions often feels obsequious.

Robert Mariani thinks we should all be catholic.

Come on. Arguably the most criminal and murderous enterprise in the history of human civilization.

He speaks in generality of abortion being the same as murdering a 1 day or a one week old baby.

This is a full-grown adult capable of intelligently articulating many ideas who has an imaginary friend who defines his “moral” structure.

Push back a little? Placating absolute absurdity is obnoxious-adjacent.

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