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Quillette Podcast

English, News magazine, 1 season, 238 episodes, 5 days, 23 hours, 55 minutes
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Quillette is an online magazine founded by Australian writer Claire Lehmann. The publication has a primary focus on science, technology, news, culture, and politics.
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Experiencing Autogynephilia

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to self-described 'Transsexual Apostate’ Debbie Hayton about the link between male sexual self-attraction and transgender self-identification. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/202450 minutes, 10 seconds
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Fighting Back Against Progressive ‘Neo-Racism’

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to writer Coleman Hughes about his acclaimed new book, The End of Race: Politics Arguments for a Colorblind America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/202442 minutes, 5 seconds
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Creating a Safe Space for ‘Problematic’ Women

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with fellow podcaster Meghan Daum about The Unspeakeasy, a “community for free-thinking women who crave honest conversations about subjects that don’t come with easy solutions.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202439 minutes, 55 seconds
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Is Israel Really Committing Genocide in Gaza?

University of Florida historian Norman Goda tells Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay why he isn’t persuaded by South Africa’s claims against Israel at the International Court of Justice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/202446 minutes, 17 seconds
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Leaving MAGA

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with Rich Logis, a one-time fervent Donald Trump supporter who’s now renounced his MAGA beliefs—and is trying to help others do the same. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/28/202431 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Fine Line Between Denouncing ‘Settler Colonialism’ and Supporting Terrorism

Atlantic magazine writer Michael Powell talks to Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay about his latest article—The Curious Rise of Settler Colonialism and Turtle Island—in which he explains how activists are weaponizing fashionable academic doctrines to delegitimize the existence of Israel, the United States, and other Western societies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/202433 minutes, 16 seconds
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How ‘Intersectional Feminism’ Got Hijacked by Men

Veteran feminist activist, author, and pundit Julie Bindel talks to Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay about the need to protect hard-won women’s rights from gender ideologues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/4/202345 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Justinian

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to Cambridge University historian Peter Sarris about his new book on Justinian the Great, the lowborn sixth century Byzantine emperor who remade Roman law, suppressed Christian heresies, built architectural wonders, and reconquered lost lands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 19 seconds
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The October 7 Terrorist Attacks, in Historical Perspective

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to influential Israeli historian Benny Morris about Hamas’ acts of mass murder, the Israeli response, and the future of Gaza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/202326 minutes, 17 seconds
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Eric Kaufmann’s New ‘Centre for Heterodox Social Science’

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with political scientist Eric Kaufmann about cancel culture, switching universities, and why academics need to have honest conversations about the down side of immigration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/202338 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Extraordinary Life of Tom Nash aka DJ Hookie

Quillette editor and podcast host Iona Italia talks with speaker, DJ, and quadruple amputee Tom Nash about his new book, ‘Hook, Line, and Sinner.’ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 19 seconds
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Parents with Inconvenient Truths about Trans-Identified Children

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to psychotherapist and book author Stella O’Malley, and parent “Josie A.,” about the need to heed parents’ voices before “affirming” a child’s desire for gender-transition therapies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/2/202344 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tracing the Roots of the Ideological Movement (Formerly) Known as Wokeness

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with Johns Hopkins University professor Yascha Mounk about the role of Karl Marx, Michel Foucault, Edward Said, and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak in shaping today’s illiberal, identity-fixated political mantras—and how we can help lead progressives back to their liberal roots. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/202359 minutes, 42 seconds
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Journalist John Colapinto on the Tragic Tale of David Reimer, The Boy Who Was Raised a Girl

Quillette associate editor Iona Italia interviews journalist John Colapinto, whose book "As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl" chronicles the life of David Reimer, a Canadian man who was born as Bruce Reimer and subjected to a controversial and ultimately unsuccessful gender-reassignment following a botched circumcision. The book delves into the psychological, ethical, and medical complexities of David's life, from the surgical accident and subsequent interventions to his struggle with his gender identity. It also serves as a critique of Dr. John Money's theories on gender plasticity and the ethics of imposing a gender identity on a child unable to provide informed consent. Colapinto interviews various people involved in the case, including David Reimer himself, his family, and professionals who later questioned Money's work. The book paints a detailed picture of the Reimer family's ordeal, David's internal struggles, and the professional controversies that the case stirred up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/202358 minutes, 14 seconds
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Understanding Gender Radicalism and White Racial Guilt as Ersatz Religious Movements

Indian-Canadian podcast host Kushal Mehra interviews Quillette’s Jonathan Kay about the radicalized beliefs and unsettling rituals that now characterize performative progressive politics in Canada and the rest of the Western world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/2/202346 minutes, 6 seconds
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Talking Science and Substacking in ‘Nash Vegas‘

Podcast host Jonathan Kay shares a Nashville breakfast with journalist Christina Buttons and her Quillette-alumnus boyfriend, Colin Wright, author of the popular Substack, Reality’s Last Stand Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/23/202326 minutes, 6 seconds
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When DEI ‘Training’ Becomes a Pretext for Bullying and Harassment: A Tragic Canadian Case Study

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8/8/202321 minutes, 47 seconds
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McMaster University’s Imaginary Sex Ring: Uncovering Administrators’ Role in Inflaming a Campus Social Panic

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7/6/202327 minutes, 40 seconds
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Eight Hundred Years of Russian Despotism

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7/3/202348 minutes, 14 seconds
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Learning From an Ex-White Supremacist

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6/24/202340 minutes, 20 seconds
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Whom is the Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Industry Actually Helping?

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6/9/202340 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bastardizing Beethoven, Mangling Mozart

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5/19/202347 minutes, 24 seconds
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Meghan Murphy on Sex, Feminism, Sports, Fast Food, The Walking Dead, Mexico, and Some Like It Hot

5/7/20231 hour, 20 seconds
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Kellie-Jay Keen on Protecting Women, and Facing Down Aggressive Gender-Rights Mobs

4/21/202330 minutes, 18 seconds
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A Sample Episode from Our New Quillette Narrated Podcast: Don’t Let Cancellation Become Banal, by Nina Paley

4/8/20237 minutes, 39 seconds
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Youth Gender Dysphoria and Social Contagion: Exploring the Latest Research

4/4/202331 minutes, 2 seconds
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Keeping Biological Males Out of Women’s Swimming

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to NCAA backstroke champion-turned-activist Marshi Smith about her years in the pool, the Lia Thomas controversy, and Smith’s campaign to protect the integrity of female sport.
3/29/202322 minutes, 57 seconds
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In Defence of the British Empire

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to Oxford Professor Nigel Biggar, author of a newly published, best-selling book that examines the mixed legacy of British colonial rule.
3/12/202342 minutes, 36 seconds
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Fair Play for Female Athletes—Then and Now

2/27/202334 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Fight to Provide Gender Dysphoric Children with Holistic Therapy Instead of Instant ‘Affirmation’

2/9/202329 minutes, 3 seconds
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Johnny Depp versus Amber Heard: The Definitive Postmortem from an Unlikely Expert

1/21/202353 minutes, 19 seconds
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From Golden Girls Superfan to Right-Wing Culture Warrior: The Strange Journey of Dave Rubin

1/3/202346 minutes, 56 seconds
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Discovering Your Inner ‘Demisexual’

12/15/202229 minutes, 59 seconds
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A Marriage Lost to Gender Identity

12/5/202236 minutes, 56 seconds
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How Dubious Racism Accusations Brought Down the Guggenheim Museum’s Top Curator

11/22/202250 minutes, 53 seconds
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Sahar Tartak on Fighting Back Against Coerced ‘Anti-Racist’ Indoctrination in American Education

11/5/202234 minutes, 18 seconds
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Jonathan Kay on the State of Journalism, the Perils of Audience Capture, and the Art of Podcasting

10/23/202233 minutes, 16 seconds
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Andrew Lawton on the Political Legacy of Canada’s 2022 ‘Freedom Convoy’

10/11/202239 minutes, 23 seconds
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Kushal Mehra on the Explosive Growth of YouTube in India

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with Indian podcaster and YouTuber Kushal Mehra about the raucous, angry, informative, and often hilarious world of Indian YouTube.
9/22/202244 minutes, 45 seconds
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From VisiCalc to Global Cloud Computing: Lessons from a Lifelong Love Affair with Digital Technology

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to veteran Microsoft program manager, R&D coordinator, tablet-computing pioneer, and workplace visionary David Jones about the joy of spreadsheets, the art of “schedule chicken,” Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, and “Clippy,” everyone’s least favourite digital office assistant.
9/9/202246 minutes, 26 seconds
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When Workplace Anti-Racism Training Goes Off the Rails

Nicole Levitt tells Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay what happened when diversity consultants were hired to teach the mantras of social justice to staff at her Philadelphia-based non-profit organization.
8/29/202231 minutes, 24 seconds
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Meet the 80-Year-Old Feminist Who Got Banned From the YMCA for Protesting Male Bodies in the Women‘s Locker Room

Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks to Port Townsend, WA-area swimmer Julie Jaman, the octogenarian whose efforts to keep biological men out of a changing area reserved for girls and women led to accusations of transphobia, a visit with the police, multiple town-council debates, and an ongoing Twitter campaign called #LetJulieSwim.
8/12/202222 minutes, 40 seconds