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The Brendan O'Neill Show

English, Political, 1 season, 219 episodes, 1 day, 23 hours, 36 minutes
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spiked’s Brendan O’Neill discusses today’s big ideas and bad ideas with an esteemed guest each month.
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282: Jonathan Haidt: The making of an anxious generation

Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt returns for the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show to talk about his new book, The Anxious Generation. Jonathan and Brendan discuss how smartphones, overprotective parents and a lack of real-world interaction are doing serious damage to the young. This episode is sponsored by the Munk Debates. Use the code SPIKED10 to get 10% off your supporter membership at munkdebates.com.   Read Jonathan’s Substack here: https://www.afterbabel.com/  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ 
5/23/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 13 seconds
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281: Sall Grover: My fight for women-only spaces

Sall Grover, founder of women-only social-media app Giggle, is the latest guest on The Brendan O’Neill Show. Sall and Brendan discuss how her app was brought down by trans activists and her legal battle to defend women’s privacy. This episode is sponsored by the Munk Debates. Use the code SPIKED10 to get 10% off your supporter membership at munkdebates.com.   Find out more about spiked’s internship programme here: spiked-online.com/interns  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
5/16/202452 minutes, 53 seconds
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280: Batya Ungar-Sargon: Why the culture war is a class war

Batya Ungar-Sargon returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show to talk about her new book, Second Class: How the Elites Betrayed America's Working Men and Women. Batya and Brendan discuss the death of the American dream, the rise of the managerial elite and why there is hope in the populist backlash. Find out more about spiked’s internship programme here: spiked-online.com/interns  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
5/9/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 22 seconds
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279: Gareth Roberts: The return of gay shame

Novelist, screenwriter and commentator Gareth Roberts joins The Brendan O’Neill Show this week to talk about his new book, Gay Shame. Gareth and Brendan discuss how trans activists hijacked gay rights, the misogyny of gender ideology and why woke homophobia is on the rise. Find out more about spiked’s internship programme here: spiked-online.com/interns  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
5/2/20241 hour, 9 seconds
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278: Marcus Evans: Why I blew the whistle on the Tavistock

Former governor at the Tavistock gender clinic Marcus Evans is the latest guest on The Brendan O’Neill Show. Marcus and Brendan discuss the medical scandal of transitioning kids, the ideological capture of the NHS and the silencing of whistleblowers.  Find out more about spiked’s internship programme here: spiked-online.com/interns  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
4/25/20241 hour, 4 seconds
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277: Lionel Shriver: The age of mania

Lionel Shriver – author of the new novel, Mania – returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show. Lionel and Brendan discuss the collective derangement behind lockdown, climate alarmism and the trans ideology. Find out more about spiked’s internship programme here: spiked-online.com/interns  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
4/18/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 58 seconds
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276: Martin Kulldorff: We must take on the authoritarians

Epidemiologist and biostatistician Martin Kulldorff is the latest guest on The Brendan O’Neill Show. Martin and Brendan discuss why Sweden was right about lockdown, why it’s wrong to shut down scientific debate and how free speech can save lives. Find out more about spiked’s internship programme here: spiked-online.com/interns  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
4/11/202456 minutes, 35 seconds
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275: Ruy Teixeira: The Democrats vs the working class

Ruy Teixeira, co-author of Where Have All the Democrats Gone?, is the latest guest on <em>The Brendan O’Neill Show</em>. Ruy and Brendan discuss how the Democrats abandoned ordinary people, why ethnic-minority voters are flocking to the Republicans and why woke is so toxic at the ballot box. Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
4/4/202459 minutes, 30 seconds
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274: Matt Ridley: The Covid lab leak and the corruption of science

Matt Ridley – science writer and co-author of Viral: The Search for the Origin of Covid-19 – returned to The Brendan O’Neill Show for this special live episode. Matt and Brendan discussed censorship in science, the folly of lockdown and the misplaced hysteria over climate change. This event was exclusive to spiked supporters. Sign up to spiked supporters now to get free or discounted tickets to all our upcoming events. https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
3/28/202458 minutes, 47 seconds
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273: Christopher Caldwell: The great betrayal of the masses

Christopher Caldwell, senior fellow at the Claremont Institute and author of The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties, returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show. Christopher and Brendan discuss the rise of the anti-worker left, the insanity of the elites and the future of populism.  Get your ticket for Brendan’s next live podcast, in conversation with Matt Ridley, on Thursday 21 March at 7pm GMT. Sign up here.  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
3/21/202458 minutes, 22 seconds
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272: Tony Sewell: The truth about black Britain

Tony Sewell joins The Brendan O’Neill Show this week to discuss his new book, Black Success: The Surprising Truth. Tony and Brendan discuss the myth of ‘structural racism’, the paternalism of white liberals and the patriotism of ethnic minorities.  Get your ticket for Brendan’s next live podcast, in conversation with Matt Ridley, on Thursday 21 March at 7pm GMT. Sign up here.  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
3/14/202452 minutes, 59 seconds
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271: Abigail Shrier: Bad therapy is hurting our kids

Abigail Shrier joined Brendan O’Neill on the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show to talk about her new book, Bad Therapy: Why the Kids Aren’t Growing Up. Abigail and Brendan discuss the rampant overdiagnosis of mental-health disorders, how therapists are harming kids and undermining parents, and why human beings are far more resilient than we think. Get your ticket for Brendan’s next live podcast, in conversation with Matt Ridley, on Thursday 21 March at 7pm GMT. Sign up here.  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
3/7/202459 minutes, 55 seconds
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270: Ross Clark: The painful truth about Net Zero

Ross Clark – journalist and author of Not Zero – returns for the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show. Ross and Brendan discuss why fossil fuels still make the world go round, the dangers of climate alarmism and the green crusade against farming.  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
2/29/202455 minutes, 25 seconds
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269: Heather Mac Donald: DEI is a threat to the West

Heather Mac Donald – Thomas W Smith fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of When Race Trumps Merit – returns for the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show. Heather and Brendan discuss the woke hatred of Western civilisation, how affirmative action undermines excellence and why censorship is not the answer to the rise of anti-Semitism. Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
2/22/20241 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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268: Debbie Hayton: The transsexual apostate

Debbie Hayton, author of Transsexual Apostate: My Journey Back to Reality, talks to Brendan O’Neill about why women should have their own spaces and the real reason so many men are identifying as women. Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
2/15/202451 minutes, 47 seconds
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267: Katharine Birbalsingh: The battle to save my school

Katharine Birbalsingh, headteacher of the Michaela Community School, discusses the High Court case against the Michaela school, why she banned prayer and the importance of secular education. Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:    https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
2/8/202446 minutes, 58 seconds
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266: Eylon Levy: The West’s betrayal of Israel

Israeli government spokesman Eylon Levy joins Brendan O’Neill for the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show. Eylon and Brendan discuss the media smearing of Israel, the whitewashing of the 7 October pogrom, and why the Jewish State must defeat Hamas. Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:    https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
2/1/202447 minutes, 36 seconds
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265: Daniel McCarthy: What Trump voters want

Daniel McCarthy – editor-in-chief of Modern Age: A Conservative Review – returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show. In this episode, Daniel and Brendan discuss why Donald Trump has dominated the Republican primaries and why the establishment’s war on populism has backfired so spectacularly. Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:    https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
1/25/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 52 seconds
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264: Rosie Kay: When art becomes propaganda

Rosie Kay – co-founder of Freedom in the Arts – makes her return to The Brendan O’Neill Show this week. In this episode, Rosie and Brendan discuss the trans takeover of the arts, why more and more artists live in fear of cancellation and how free speech could kickstart an artistic renaissance. Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:    https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
1/18/202457 minutes, 9 seconds
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263: Jake Wallis Simons: The whitewashing of Hamas

Jake Wallis Simons – editor of the Jewish Chronicle – returns for this episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show. Jake and Brendan discuss the denial of Hamas’s crimes, the double standards of the ‘anti-Zionists’, and why Israelophobia is just anti-Semitism rebranded. Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
1/11/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 7 seconds
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262: David Frost: Are the Tories beyond saving?

David Frost – former chief Brexit negotiator and Conservative peer – returns for this episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show. David and Brendan discuss the betrayal of the Red Wall and why Rishi Sunak cannot afford to ignore the culture war. Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
1/4/20241 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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261: Matthew Goodwin: The revolt against the New Elite

Matthew Goodwin – political scientist and author of Values, Voice and Virtue: The New British Politics – returned to The Brendan O’Neill Show for this live, end-of-year special. Brendan and Matthew discussed the death of the Conservative Party, the crisis of integration and why Net Zero is fuelling the populist revolt. This event was exclusive to spiked supporters. Sign up to spiked supporters now to get free or discounted tickets to all our upcoming events. If you donate £50 or more to spiked’s Christmas appeal, we’ll send you a signed copy of Brendan’s book, A Heretic’s Manifesto. Find out more: https://www.spiked-online.com/signedbook/  Read Matthew’s Substack:  https://www.mattgoodwin.org/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
12/21/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 7 seconds
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260: Ralph Schoellhammer: COP28 and the self-destruction of the West

Ralph Schoellhammer, assistant professor in economics and political science at Webster University Vienna, talks to Brendan O’Neill about the decadence of COP28, the populist backlash against eco-austerity and the elites’ turn against Western civilisation. Get your ticket for Brendan’s next live podcast, in conversation with Matthew Goodwin, on Wednesday 20 December at 6.15pm GMT. Sign up here: https://www.spiked-online.com/2023/12/01/zoom-event-matthew-goodwin-and-brendan-oneill-live/  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
12/14/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 10 seconds
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259: Toby Young: Why the elites loathe free speech

Toby Young – founder and director of the Free Speech Union – joins Brendan O’Neill for the latest episode of <em>The Brendan O’Neill Show</em>. Toby and Brendan discuss the rise of the censorship industrial complex, the dangers of banning hate speech and why free speech is our best weapon against the new anti-Semitism. Get your ticket for Brendan’s next live podcast, in conversation with Matthew Goodwin, on Wednesday 20 December at 6.15pm GMT. Sign up here: https://www.spiked-online.com/2023/12/01/zoom-event-matthew-goodwin-and-brendan-oneill-live/  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
12/7/202353 minutes, 18 seconds
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258: Batya Ungar-Sargon: Jews must reject victimhood

Newsweek deputy opinion editor Batya Ungar-Sargon returns for the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show. Batya and Brendan discuss how campuses became safe spaces for anti-Semitism, why Jews must reject the politics of victimhood, and why Trump still speaks to the working class. Get your ticket for Brendan’s next live podcast, in conversation with Matthew Goodwin, on Wednesday 20 December at 6.15pm GMT. Sign up here: Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861 Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/ https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
11/30/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 7 seconds
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257: Ivar Arpi: The tragedy of Sweden

Swedish journalist Ivar Arpi joins Brendan O’Neill for the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show. Ivar and Brendan discuss Sweden’s crisis of integration and the West’s whitewashing of Islamism. Work for spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/jobs/ Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  Read Ivar’s Substack here:  https://www.enrakhoger.se/  Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
11/23/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 54 seconds
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256: Melanie Phillips: Why Israel must win

Times columnist Melanie Phillips returns for the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show. Melanie and Brendan discuss the barbarism of Hamas and the grim rise of elite anti-Semitism. Work for spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/jobs/ Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  Read Melanie’s Substack here:  https://melaniephillips.substack.com/  Support spiked:   https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
11/16/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 39 seconds
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255: Yascha Mounk: The identity trap

Yascha Mounk joins Brendan O’Neill for the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show to talk about his new book, The Identity Trap. Yascha and Brendan discuss what ‘woke’ really means, the ideological roots of identity politics, and whether populism can save democracy. Work for spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/jobs/ Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
11/9/202357 minutes, 19 seconds
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254: Nick Cater: Why Australia rejected the Voice to Parliament

Nick Cater – Australian author, broadcaster, columnist and senior fellow at the Menzies Research Centre – returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show. Nick and Brendan discuss the Aussie establishment’s meltdown over the ‘Indigenous Voice to Parliament’ referendum, the racism of identity politics, and why renewables can’t power the world.  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
11/2/202356 minutes, 33 seconds
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253: Frank Furedi: Why they hate Israel

spiked contributor Frank Furedi returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show. Frank and Brendan discuss Hamas's pogrom in Israel, the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, and what ‘decolonisation’ really means. Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
10/26/202353 minutes, 32 seconds
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252: Graham Linehan: How trans activists tore my life apart

Graham Linehan – the comedy writer behind Father Ted and The IT Crowd – returned to The Brendan O’Neill Show for this special live episode to discuss his new memoir, Tough Crowd: How I Made and Lost a Career in Comedy. Graham told Brendan about how he was abandoned by old friends, how he was blacklisted by the comedy industry, and why he was prepared to pay any price to stand up for the truth. This event was exclusive to spiked supporters. Sign up to spiked supporters now to get free or discounted tickets to all our upcoming events. Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
10/19/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 52 seconds
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251: Bridget Phetasy: The left is beyond saving

Bridget Phetasy – writer, comedian and host of Dumpster Fire – joins Brendan O’Neill on the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show. They discuss the terrifying rise of woke anti-Semitism, the irrationality of the elites and the creepiness of the Very Online right. Get your ticket for Brendan’s next live podcast, in conversation with Graham Linehan, on Tuesday 17 October at 7pm BST. Sign up here. Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
10/12/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 54 seconds
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250: Freddie deBoer: Marxists against wokeness

Writer and academic Freddie deBoer joins Brendan O’Neill on the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show to talk about Freddie’s new book, How Elites Ate the Social Justice Movement. They discuss the identitarian takeover of the left, how the elites infiltrate grassroots movements, and why class still matters.  Get your ticket for Brendan’s next live podcast, in conversation with Graham Linehan, on Tuesday 17 October at 7pm BST. Sign up here. Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
10/5/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 21 seconds
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249: Jacinta Nampijinpa Price: How identity politics fails Aboriginal Australians

Jacinta Nampijinpa Price – senator for the Northern Territory and shadow minister for indigenous Australians – is the latest guest on The Brendan O’Neill Show. Jacinta explains why an Indigenous Voice to Parliament will undermine Australian democracy, stoke racial division and do nothing to help Aboriginal communities like hers. Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
9/28/202339 minutes, 8 seconds
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248: Paul Coleman: Blasphemy laws for the 21st century

Paul Coleman – executive director of ADF International and author of Censored – returns to the The Brendan O’Neill Show. Paul and Brendan discuss the unstoppable march of censorship in the West and the totalitarian roots of modern hate-speech laws. Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
9/21/202352 minutes, 32 seconds
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247: Stella O’Malley: When kids say they’re trans

Stella O’Malley – psychotherapist and founder of Genspect – joins Brendan O’Neill to talk about her new book, When Kids Say They’re Trans: A Guide for Thoughtful Parents, on the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show. Stella and Brendan discuss what’s really behind the rise of kids identifying as trans and how gender ideology is driving a wedge between parents and their children. Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
9/14/202358 minutes, 10 seconds
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246: Jake Wallis Simons: Israelophobia and the return of anti-Semitism

Jake Wallis Simons – editor of the Jewish Chronicle – joins Brendan O’Neill to talk about his new book, Israelophobia: The Newest Version of the Oldest Hatred and What To Do About It. On the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show, Jake and Brendan discuss the vilification of Israel, how identity politics fosters anti-Jewish bigotry, and how the modern left is reviving the anti-Semitic tropes of the Middle Ages.  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
9/7/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 20 seconds
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245: Michael Shellenberger: The rise of the censorship industrial complex

Michael Shellenberger – best-selling author and one of the journalists behind the Twitter Files – returned to The Brendan O’Neill Show for this special live episode. Michael and Brendan discussed the elites’ war on free speech, the cult of climate change, and how wokeness is destroying the great American city.  This event was exclusive to spiked supporters. Sign up to spiked supporters now to get free or discounted tickets to all our upcoming events. Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  Read Michael’s Substack here: https://public.substack.com/  Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
8/31/202359 minutes, 18 seconds
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244: Karol Sikora: The coming cancer crisis

Karol Sikora – former chief of the World Health Organisation’s cancer programme – joins Brendan O’Neill on the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show. Karol and Brendan discuss how lockdown stretched cancer services to breaking point and why Covid alarmism has been so bad for our health. Get your ticket for Brendan’s next live podcast, in conversation with Michael Shellenberger, on Tuesday 29 August at 7pm: https://www.spiked-online.com/2023/08/09/event-michael-shellenberger-and-brendan-oneill-live/  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
8/24/202344 minutes, 31 seconds
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243: Sohrab Ahmari: The tyranny of the free market

Sohrab Ahmari – founder and editor of Compact – returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show to discuss his new book, Tyranny, Inc. They touch on how the left gave up on the working classes, what the right gets wrong about woke capitalism, and how the market threatens the freedoms of ordinary Americans.  Sign up for Shopify’s £1-per-month trial period: https://shopify.co.uk/brendan   Get your ticket for Brendan’s next live podcast, in conversation with Michael Shellenberger, on Tuesday 29 August at 7pm: https://www.spiked-online.com/2023/08/09/event-michael-shellenberger-and-brendan-oneill-live/  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
8/18/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 3 seconds
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242: Rupa Subramanya: Canada’s slide into woke dystopia

Rupa Subramanya, columnist at the Free Press, returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show to discuss the slipperiness of Justin Trudeau, why Canadian parents are revolting against trans ideology, and the tragedy of Richard Bilkszto.  Read Rupa’s article about the Richard Blitkszto affair here: https://www.thefp.com/p/a-racist-smear-a-tarnished-career-suicide?utm_source=tfptwitter  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
8/10/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 9 seconds
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241: Nigel Farage: Why I’m taking on the banks

Nigel Farage – GB News presenter and former Brexit Party leader – returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show to discuss his battle with Coutts and the terrifying scale of ‘debanking’. Plus, Farage gives his reaction to the latest indictment against Donald Trump. Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
8/2/202333 minutes, 1 second
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240: Wilfred Reilly: The lies of the Black Lives Matter movement

Wilfred Reilly – spiked columnist and author of Taboo: 10 Facts You Can’t Talk About – returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show. Wilfred and Brendan discuss the end of affirmative action, the myth of systemic racism and why race-faking is on the rise.  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🖊️ 📕 Or donate £50 or more to get a signed copy: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/ Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
7/27/202346 minutes, 35 seconds
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239: Glenn Loury: The cruelty of affirmative action

Glenn Loury, professor of economics at Brown University and host of The Glenn Show, returns to the The Brendan O’Neill Show to discuss how race-based admissions policies infantilise black America, demonise Asian Americans and promote racial stereotyping. Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🖊️ 📕 Or donate £50 or more to get a signed copy: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/ Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
7/20/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 15 seconds
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238: The betrayal of Charlie Hebdo, with Robert McLiam Wilson

Robert McLiam Wilson, novelist and contributor to Charlie Hebdo, talks to Brendan O’Neill about why satirists should ‘punch down’, the racism of the woke elites and the Islamist atrocities that the world has forgotten.  🖊️ 📕 Donate £50 or more to get a signed copy of Brendan’s new book, A Heretic’s Manifesto: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/ Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
7/13/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 38 seconds
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237: Bjorn Lomborg: How to win the war on poverty

Bjorn Lomborg, author of Best Things First, talks to Brendan O’Neill about how ‘sustainable development’ is harming the world’s poor. 🖊️ 📕 Donate £50 or more to get a signed copy of Brendan’s new book, A Heretic’s Manifesto: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/ Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
7/6/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 2 seconds
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236: David Harsanyi: The rottenness of the Biden regime

David Harsanyi – senior editor of the Federalist – is the latest guest on The Brendan O’Neill Show. David and Brendan discuss the corruption scandals engulfing the Biden administration and how wokeness has created a post-truth age.  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🖊️ 📕 Or donate £50 or more to get a signed copy: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/ Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
6/29/202357 minutes, 40 seconds
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235: The battle for women’s sport, with Sharron Davies

Former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies joins Brendan O’Neill to talk about her new book, Unfair Play: The Battle For Women’s Sport. Sharron and Brendan discuss the trans takeover of women’s sports, the legacy of the East German doping scandal, and why biological sex matters.  Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🖊️ 📕 Or donate £50 or more to get a signed copy: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/ Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/support/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
6/22/202346 minutes, 53 seconds
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234: Rakib Ehsan: What the left gets wrong about ethnic minorities

spiked columnist Rakib Ehsan joins Brendan O’Neill to talk about his new book, Beyond Grievance: What the Left Gets Wrong About Ethnic Minorities. Rakib and Brendan discuss the myth of white privilege, why Brexit had nothing to do with racism, and how identity politics is dividing the working classes. Order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🖊️ 📕 Or donate £50 or more to get a signed copy: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/ Apply now for spiked’s internship scheme: https://www.spiked-online.com/interns  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
6/15/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 16 seconds
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233: A Heretic’s Manifesto

To celebrate the release of Brendan O’Neill’s new book, A Heretic’s Manifesto, Brendan was interviewed by Andrew Doyle for this special live podcast, exclusively for spiked supporters. They discussed the tyranny of conformism, the derangement of the new elites, and how ordinary people can push back. Enjoy! Order A Heretic’s Manifesto on: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🖊️ 📕 Or donate £50 or more to get a signed copy: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/ Apply now for spiked’s internship scheme: https://www.spiked-online.com/interns  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
6/8/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 37 seconds
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232: Susan Neiman: There’s nothing left-wing about wokeness

Philosopher Susan Neiman talks to Brendan O’Neill about her new book, Left Is Not Woke. Susan and Brendan discuss the woke’s abandonment of progress, the rebirth of racial tribalism and the dangers of valorising victimhood. Get your tickets to the launch of Brendan O’Neill’s new spiked book, A Heretic’s Manifesto. Brendan will be interviewed by Andrew Doyle, on Monday 5 June at 7pm, live on Zoom. Find out more: https://www.spiked-online.com/2023/05/18/event-brendan-oneills-book-launch/  Pre-order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🖊️ 📕 Or donate £50 or more to get a signed copy: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/ Apply now for spiked’s internship scheme: https://www.spiked-online.com/interns  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
6/1/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 57 seconds
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231: Daniel McCarthy: Why Trump still dominates America

Daniel McCarthy – editor-in-chief of Modern Age: A Conservative Review – joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss Trump Derangement Syndrome, the electoral prospects of Ron DeSantis and how the left learned to love the security state.  Help keep spiked free, fearless and independent. Join our online donor community and enjoy a range of brilliant perks, including ad-free reading, exclusive events and signed books. Sign up here https://www.spiked-online.com/support-spiked/ Pre-order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🖊️ 📕 Or donate £50 or more to get a signed copy: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/ Apply now for spiked’s internship scheme: https://www.spiked-online.com/interns  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
5/25/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 47 seconds
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230: Remi Adekoya: It’s not about whiteness, it’s about wealth

Remi Adekoya joins Brendan to talk about his latest book, It’s Not About Whiteness, It’s About Wealth. They discuss the truth about racial inequality, the dangers of racial identity politics and how Africa can realise its potential. Pre-order Brendan O’Neill’s A Heretic’s Manifesto now from: 🇬🇧 📕 Amazon UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🇺🇸 📕 Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Heretics-Manifesto-Essays-Unsayable/dp/1913019861  🖊️ 📕 Or donate £50 or more to get a signed copy: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/ Apply now for spiked’s internship scheme: https://www.spiked-online.com/interns  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/   Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
5/18/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 19 seconds
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229: John R MacArthur: The weirdness of post-Trump America

John ‘Rick’ MacArthur, president and publisher of Harper’s Magazine, returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show to discuss the worrying rise of the authoritarian right, the left’s perversion of history, and why a return to ‘normalcy’ is not the answer to America’s ills. Apply now for spiked’s internship scheme: https://www.spiked-online.com/interns  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/   Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
5/11/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 59 seconds
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228: Michael Lind: The fight for working-class power

Author and academic Michael Lind returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show to talk about his latest book, Hell to Pay: How the Suppression of Wages is Destroying America. Michael and Brendan discuss the crisis afflicting the American working class, the disaster of deindustrialisation and how the woke cultural elite shores up the status quo.  Apply now for spiked’s internship scheme: https://www.spiked-online.com/interns  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/   Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
5/4/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 2 seconds
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227: Iain Macwhirter: The unravelling of the SNP

Iain Macwhirter, author of Disunited Kingdom, speaks to Brendan O’Neill about the arrests of leading SNP figures, the uselessness of Humza Yousaf and how Nicola Sturgeon was brought down by woke. Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/   Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/ Read Iain’s Substack here:  https://iainmacwhirter.substack.com/ 
4/26/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 19 seconds
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226: Peter Boghossian: Is the university worth saving?

Peter Boghossian – a founding faculty fellow at the University of Austin – joins Brendan on the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show. Peter and Brendan discuss how to have impossible conversations, the dangers of ‘diversity, equity and inclusion’ and the problem with the right-wing ‘anti-woke’ backlash.  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/   Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
4/20/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 46 seconds
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225: Heather Mac Donald: When race trumps merit

Heather Mac Donald returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show to talk about her upcoming book, When Race Trumps Merit: How the Pursuit of Equity Sacrifices Excellence, Destroys Beauty and Threatens Lives. Heather and Brendan discuss the myth of systemic racism, the problem with affirmative action and how the new ‘anti-racism’ is jeopardising genuine equality. Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/   Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/ 
4/13/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 14 seconds
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224: Wendy Kaminer: In defence of the sexual revolution

Wendy Kaminer – writer, lawyer and ACLU board member – returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show to talk about her new spiked long-read, ‘How feminism gave up on freedom’. Wendy and Brendan discuss the illiberal legacy of #MeToo, the problem with ‘post-liberal’ feminism, and the threat gender ideology poses to women’s rights. Read Wendy’s article here: https://www.spiked-online.com/2023/04/01/how-feminism-gave-up-on-freedom/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/   Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/ 
4/6/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 18 seconds
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223: Kellie-Jay Keen: How I survived the trans mob

Kellie-Jay Keen – aka Posie Parker, women’s rights activist and founder of Standing for Women – returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show. Kellie-Jay joins Brendan to discuss her harrowing encounter with trans activists in New Zealand, the misogyny of the gender-identity movement, and why women’s rights are still worth fighting for. Read spiked here: https://www.spiked-online.com/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/   Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/ 
3/27/202358 minutes, 13 seconds
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222: Joel Kotkin: The rise and fall of Silicon Valley

Joel Kotkin – spiked columnist and author of The Coming of Neo-Feudalism – returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show. Joel and Brendan discuss the implosion of Silicon Valley Bank, the emergence of the new tech oligarchy and how the virtue-signalling elites could be digging their own graves. Read spiked here: https://www.spiked-online.com/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/   Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/ 
3/23/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 59 seconds
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221: Matthew Goodwin: The populist revolt is far from over

Matthew Goodwin, pollster and author of Values, Voice and Virtue: The New British Politics, speaks to Brendan O’Neill about the importance of the culture war, the rise of technocracy and why the West’s political realignment is only just beginning.  Read spiked here: https://www.spiked-online.com/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/   Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
3/16/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 1 second
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220: Isabel Oakeshott: Why I released the Lockdown Files

Isabel Oakeshott, the journalist behind the Lockdown Files, speaks to Brendan O’Neill about the cruelty of lockdown, the complicity of the media, and the demonisation of dissent.  Read spiked here: https://www.spiked-online.com/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/   Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Sponsored by Raycon: https://www.BuyRaycon.com/Brendan/ 
3/9/202345 minutes, 50 seconds
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219: David Frost: The problem with the Windsor Framework

David Frost, former chief Brexit negotiator, and Brendan O'Neill discuss Rishi Sunak’s Northern Ireland deal, the Lockdown Files, the Wakefield blasphemy scandal, and the crucial importance of freedom. Read spiked here: https://www.spiked-online.com/ Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
3/2/202359 minutes, 29 seconds
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218: Frank Furedi: The road to Ukraine

Frank Furedi, author of The Road to Ukraine, and Brendan O'Neill discuss why the Ukrainian resistance caught the world by surprise, the fragility of Western unity and the dangers of Russia unravelling. Read spiked here: https://www.spiked-online.com/ Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/ 
2/23/202348 minutes, 25 seconds
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217: Nadine Strossen: The power of free speech

Nadine Strossen, free-speech advocate and former president of the American Civil Liberties Union, talks to Brendan O'Neill about the hidden dangers of hate-speech laws, the new McCarthyism of cancel culture and the growing generational divide over free speech. Read spiked here: https://www.spiked-online.com/ Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Sponsored by Wondrium: www.wondrium.com/brendan/
2/16/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 41 seconds
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216: Batya Ungar-Sargon: The great American class war

Batya Ungar-Sargon, deputy opinion editor at Newsweek and author of Bad News, talks to Brendan O'Neill about the fading of the American Dream, the rise of economic populism and how the pyjama class uses woke to demonise workers.  Read spiked here: https://www.spiked-online.com/ Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/ 
2/9/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 59 seconds
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215: Ross Clark: The folly of Net Zero

Ross Clark, journalist and author of Not Zero, talks to Brendan O'Neill about the extraordinary cost of decarbonisation, the pitfalls of renewable energy and why climate change is not the end of the world Read spiked here: https://www.spiked-online.com/ Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
2/2/20231 hour, 55 seconds
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214: Miriam Cates: Why we need women-only spaces

Miriam Cates, Conservative MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge, talks to Brendan O'Neill about her clash in parliament with Lloyd Russell-Moyle, why Westminster was right to block the SNP’s gender bill and how the culture war is reshaping our politics. Read spiked here: https://www.spiked-online.com/ Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
1/26/202333 minutes, 8 seconds
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213: Kate Hoey: The coming betrayal of Brexit

Kate Hoey, life peer and former Labour MP, talks to Brendan O'Neill about the problem with the Northern Ireland Protocol, the myth of ‘Bregret’ and why Keir Starmer can’t be trusted. Read spiked here: https://www.spiked-online.com/ Read Kate’s articles for spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/author/kate-hoey/   Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Sponsored by Wondrium: https://www.wondrium.com/brendan/ 
1/19/202349 minutes, 47 seconds
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212: Ralph Schoellhammer: The road to eco-serfdom

Ralph Schoellhammer, assistant professor in economics and political science at Webster University Vienna, talks to Brendan O'Neill about the green delusions of the elites, why energy is so crucial to prosperity and why the populist revolt is just getting started. Read spiked here: https://www.spiked-online.com/ Read Ralph’s articles for spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/author/ralph-schoellhammer/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Sponsored by Raycon: https://www.BuyRaycon.com/Brendan/
1/12/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 50 seconds
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211: Zoe Strimpel: The tyranny of ‘wellbeing’

Zoe Strimpel, historian and Sunday Telegraph columnist, talks to Brendan O’Neill about the perils of risk-aversion, the allure of victimhood and how woke ‘anti-racism’ is fuelling anti-Semitism Read spiked here: https://www.spiked-online.com/ Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Check out spiked’s shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
1/5/20231 hour, 1 minute, 39 seconds
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210: Toby Young: Why the censors must not win

Toby Young – founder and director of the Free Speech Union – returned to The Brendan O’Neill Show for this special live podcast. Toby and Brendan took a look back on a year of state censorship, mob cancellation and digital unpersoning. Plus, they took questions from the audience.  This event was exclusive to spiked supporters. Sign up to spiked supporters now to get free or discounted tickets to all our upcoming events: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Donate to spiked this Christmas: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/
12/29/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 16 seconds
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209: Graham Linehan: Why I had to take a stand on gender ideology

Graham Linehan, creator of The IT Crowd, Father Ted and Black Books, talks to Brendan about his excommunication from TV comedy and how trans ideology has driven the left insane. Read spiked here: https://www.spiked-online.com/ Donate to spiked this Christmas: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/
12/22/20221 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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208: Robby Soave: Why the Twitter Files matter

Robby Soave, senior editor at Reason and host of Rising on Hill TV, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the rise of ‘shadow-banning’ and how Big Tech distorts democracy. Read spiked here: https://www.spiked-online.com/ Donate to spiked this Christmas: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter and register to get your free ticket to Brendan’s live show with Toby Young: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Sponsored by Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/brendan
12/15/202250 minutes, 3 seconds
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207: Meghan Murphy: Free to tweet again

Meghan Murphy, the feminist journalist who was recently freed from ‘Twitter jail’ by Elon Musk, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the tyranny of the ‘pyjama class’ and the fight for free speech. Read spiked here: https://www.spiked-online.com/ Become a spiked supporter and register to get your free ticket to Brendan’s live show with Toby Young: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Sponsored by ExpressVPN: https://www.expressvpn.com/spiked  Read Meghan’s Substack: https://meghanmurphy.substack.com/
12/8/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 35 seconds
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206: What next for populism?, with Benjamin Teitelbaum

Benjamin Teitelbaum, author of War for Eternity, talks to Brendan O’Neill about Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and the rise of the populist right. Read spiked here: https://www.spiked-online.com/ Become a spiked supporter and register to get your free ticket to Brendan’s live show with Toby Young: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/
12/1/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 21 seconds
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205: Michael Shellenberger: In defence of the deplorables

Michael Shellenberger, author of San Fransicko and Apocalypse Never, talks to Brendan O’Neill about the fightback against the green elites. Read spiked here: https://www.spiked-online.com/ Become a spiked supporter and register to get your free ticket to Brendan’s live show with Toby Young: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Read Michael’s Substack: http://michaelshellenberger.substack.com 
11/24/20221 hour, 10 seconds
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123: Genevieve Gluck: Why I’m exposing the trans cult

Genevieve Gluck, co-founder of Reduxx, talks to Brendan O’Neill about the rise of gender extremism. Read spiked here: https://www.spiked-online.com/ Become a spiked supporter and register to get your free ticket to Brendan’s live show with Toby Young: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Sponsored by Wondrium: https://www.wondrium.com/brendan
11/17/202252 minutes, 2 seconds
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122: Rosie Kay: When the woke Stasi came for me

Rosie Kay, CEO and artistic director of K2CO, talks to Brendan O’Neill about how she was forced out of her own dance company for challenging trans ideology. Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Sponsored by ExpressVPN: https://www.expressvpn.com/spiked
11/10/202246 minutes, 52 seconds
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121: Why they hate Hungary, with Balázs Orbán

Balázs Orbán, political director to the prime minister of Hungary, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss how Hungary became the bane of Brussels and the darling of the right.  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ 
11/3/20221 hour, 1 minute, 10 seconds
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120: The great realignment, with Matthew Goodwin

Pollster and author Matthew Goodwin joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss Rishi Sunak, the culture war and the future of British politics. Subscribe to Matthew’s Substack here. Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by Wondrium: https://www.wondrium.com/brendan
10/27/202240 minutes, 27 seconds
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119: Why the Tories have failed, with William Clouston

The leader of the Social Democratic Party joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the awfulness of Liz Truss and why we desperately need a challenger to the two main parties. Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/ Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ 
10/20/202241 minutes, 35 seconds
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118: The hysteria of the elites, with Lionel Shriver

Novelist Lionel Shriver returned to The Brendan O’Neill Show for this special live podcast. Lionel and Brendan discussed the ‘woke hivemind’, the fallout from lockdown, the fightback for free speech, and much more. This event was exclusive to spiked supporters. Sign up to spiked supporters now and you will get free or discounted tickets to all of our upcoming events: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/ Get your ticket to see the spiked podcast live at the Battle of Ideas on Saturday: battleofideas.org.uk Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/
10/13/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 53 seconds
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117: The trouble with Mermaids, with Malcolm Clark

Malcolm Clark – TV producer and head of research for the LGB Alliance – joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the implosion of Mermaids, why trans ideology harms gay rights, and the dangers of ‘queer theory’. Become a spiked supporter and register to get your free ticket to Brendan’s live show with Lionel Shriver: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by Wondrium: https://www.wondrium.com/brendan Sponsored by ExpressVPN: https://www.expressvpn.com/brendan
10/6/202251 minutes, 15 seconds
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116: Monarchy vs democracy, with Curtis Yarvin

Curtis Yarvin clashes with Brendan O’Neill over who should rule, whether Brexit was a ‘shitshow’ and whether Yarvin is a Remainer. Donate £50 to spiked and get a free, signed copy of ‘How Woke Won’, plus a year’s free membership to spiked supporters: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/ Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/
9/29/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 23 seconds
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115: That joke isn’t funny anymore, with Lou Perez

Lou Perez – comedian and author of That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore – joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the death and rebirth of comedy. Donate to spiked and get a free, signed copy of How Woke Won: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by Wondrium: https://www.wondrium.com/brendan
9/22/202252 minutes, 43 seconds
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114: Hunter Biden and the laptop from hell, with Miranda Devine

Miranda Devine – New York Post columnist and author of Laptop from Hell – joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the scandal that still haunts the US elites. Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ 
9/15/202236 minutes, 35 seconds
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113: A countercultural queen

Frank Furedi joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the war on history. Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by ExpressVPN: https://www.expressvpn.com/brendan
9/10/202236 minutes, 30 seconds
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112: The new puritans, with Andrew Doyle

Andrew Doyle – author of ‘The New Puritans’ – joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss how the elites succumbed to woke hysteria. Order your copy of ‘The New Puritans’ here. Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by Wondrium: https://www.wondrium.com/brendan
9/1/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 27 seconds
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111: Why fossil fuels are the future, with Alex Epstein

Alex Epstein – author of Fossil Future – joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the propaganda war on fossil fuels, the misanthropy of the green movement and why human flourishing must be at the heart of energy policy. Order your copy of ‘How Woke Won’ by Joanna Williams: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/
8/25/20221 hour, 47 seconds
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110: Where is the ‘Je suis Salman’ movement?, with Mick Hume

Mick Hume – spiked columnist and author of ‘Trigger Warning: Is the Fear of Being Offensive Killing Free Speech?’ – joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the cowardly response to the attack on Salman Rushdie and why it’s time to get angry in our struggle for free speech. Order your copy of ‘How Woke Won’ by Joanna Williams: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ 
8/18/202243 minutes, 7 seconds
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109: Have we reached peak trans?, with Helen Joyce

Have we reached peak trans?, with Helen Joyce Helen Joyce – journalist and author of ‘Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality’ – joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the downfall of the Tavistock clinic, how trans ideology threatens gay rights, and why free speech is essential for taking on trans dogma Subscribe to Helen’s newsletter, ‘Joyce activated’: https://www.thehelenjoyce.com/  Order your copy of ‘How Woke Won’ by Joanna Williams: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by Wondrium: https://www.wondrium.com/brendan Sponsored by ExpressVPN: https://www.expressvpn.com/brendan
8/11/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 37 seconds
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108: Fighting the thoughtpolice, with Harry Miller

Harry Miller – former police officer and co-founder of the Bad Law Project – is Brendan’s latest guest. Harry and Brendan discuss the British police’s censorious turn, Harry’s recent run-in with Hampshire constabulary, and the crucial importance of mocking the powerful. Order your copy of ‘How Woke Won’ by Joanna Williams: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ 
8/4/202242 minutes, 50 seconds
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107: Kellie-Jay Keen: Why I’m fighting the transgender cult

Kellie-Jay Keen, founder of Standing for Women, joins Brendan O’Neill to talk about how trans ideology is tearing families apart, how America fell down the trans rabbit hole and why she will never use preferred pronouns. Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by Wondrium: https://www.wondrium.com/brendan Picture by: Repanse de Lyonesse
7/28/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 43 seconds
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106: Jacinda Ardern’s Covid tyranny, with Dan Wootton

GB News presenter Dan Wootton joins Brendan O’Neill to talk about the cruelty of New Zealand’s Zero Covid policy, why no one trusts the mainstream media and why Harry and Meghan are a disaster for the royal family. Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/
7/21/202253 minutes, 46 seconds
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105: An immigrant's love letter to the West, with Konstantin Kisin

Konstantin Kisin, co-host of ‘Triggernometry’ and author of ‘An Immigrant's Love Letter to the West’, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the rise of Western self-loathing and why the values of freedom and tolerance must be defended. Get your copy of ‘An Immigrant's Love Letter to the West’ here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Immigrants-Love-Letter-West/dp/1408716046  Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by:  Shopify: https://www.shopify.co.uk/brendan  ExpressVPN: https://www.espressvpn.com/brendan
7/14/202256 minutes, 36 seconds
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104: The tragedy of Boris Johnson, with Frank Furedi

As Boris Johnson stands down as UK prime minister, Frank Furedi and Brendan O’Neill discuss the missed opportunities of the Boris era. Order your copy of ‘How Woke Won’ by Joanna Williams: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by Wondrium: https://www.wondrium.com/brendan
7/8/202242 minutes, 32 seconds
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103: Why choice matters

Ann Furedi and Jon O’Brien, two esteemed veterans of the pro-choice movement, join Brendan O’Neill to discuss the demise of Roe v Wade and the new fight for abortion rights.  Order your copy of ‘How Woke Won’ by Joanna Williams: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/
6/30/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 39 seconds
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102: How lockdown failed the young

Liz Cole and Molly Kingsley, authors of ‘The Children’s Inquiry’, talk to Brendan O’Neill about the devastating toll of Covid school closures, how remote learning widened the class divide, and the failure of adults to stand up for children. Order your copy of ‘How Woke Won’ by Joanna Williams: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by Shopify: https://www.shopify.co.uk/brendan
6/23/202246 minutes, 56 seconds
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101: An unapologetic defence of free speech, with Greg Lukianoff

Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, talks to Brendan O’Neill about the new fight for liberty in America. Want to intern at spiked? You have just a few days left to apply: https://www.spiked-online.com/interns  Order your copy of ‘How Woke Won’ by Joanna Williams: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by Wondrium: http://wondrium.com/brendan
6/16/202256 minutes, 56 seconds
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100: Why gun control is racist, with Maj Toure

Maj Toure, founder of Black Guns Matter, talks to Brendan O’Neill about Uvalde, gun rights and free speech. Hoping to get into journalism? Are you passionate about spiked’s pro-freedom, anti-woke politics? Apply now for our paid internship programme: https://www.spiked-online.com/interns  Order your copy of ‘How Woke Won’ by Joanna Williams: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/ Watch spiked's film on Black Guns Matter: https://www.spiked-online.com/video/black-guns-matter/ Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/brendan
6/9/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 23 seconds
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99: How modern feminism is failing women, with Louise Perry

Louise Perry, author of ‘The Case Against the Sexual Revolution’, talks to Brendan O’Neill about the problem with porn, the case for marriage, and why washing machines have done more for women than feminism  Order your copy of ‘How Woke Won’ by Joanna Williams: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Hoping to get into journalism? Are you passionate about spiked’s pro-freedom, anti-woke politics? Apply now for our paid internship programme: https://www.spiked-online.com/interns  Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/brendan 
6/2/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 26 seconds
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98: How woke won, with Joanna Williams

‘How Woke Won’ is the brilliant new spiked book by Joanna Williams. To celebrate its release, Joanna joined Brendan for a special live edition of the podcast, where they discussed how wokeness took over and how we can all fight back. Order your copy of ‘How Woke Won’: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  This event was free for spiked supporters. Sign up to spiked supporters now and you will get advance notice and free or discounted tickets to all of our upcoming events: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/
5/26/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 37 seconds
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97: What Brexit means, with David Frost

Former chief Brexit negotiator David Frost talks to Brendan O’Neill about the Northern Ireland Protocol, climate alarmism and woke.  Order your copy of “How Woke Won” by Joanna Williams: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Hoping to get into journalism? Are you passionate about spiked’s pro-freedom, anti-woke politics? Apply now for our paid internship programme: https://www.spiked-online.com/interns  Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/
5/19/20221 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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96: The intolerance of identity politics

Simon Fanshawe talks to Brendan O’Neill about his public break with Stonewall, why he is not ‘LGBTQ+’ and why we need more civil disagreement. Get your ticket to “How woke won – with Joanna Williams and Brendan O’Neill”: https://www.spiked-online.com/2022/04/25/live-event-joanna-williams-and-brendan-oneill-on-how-woke-won/  Hoping to get into journalism? Are you passionate about spiked’s pro-freedom, anti-woke politics? Apply now for spiked’s paid internship programme: https://www.spiked-online.com/interns  Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/brendan 
5/12/202254 minutes, 42 seconds
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95: The lockdown on dissent, with Jay Bhattacharya

Jay Bhattacharya talks to Brendan O’Neill about the catastrophic harms of lockdown and how the scientific establishment suppressed the Covid debate. Hoping to get into journalism? Are you passionate about spiked’s pro-freedom, anti-woke politics? Apply now for spiked’s paid internship programme: https://www.spiked-online.com/interns  Get your ticket to “How woke won – with Joanna Williams and Brendan O’Neill”: https://www.spiked-online.com/2022/04/25/live-event-joanna-williams-and-brendan-oneill-on-how-woke-won/  Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/brendan 
5/5/202253 minutes
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94: France is falling apart, with Freddy Gray

Freddy Gray, deputy editor of the Spectator, talks to Brendan O’Neill about Macron, Le Pen and Freddy’s controversial interview with Éric Zemmour. Get your ticket to “How woke won – with Joanna Williams and Brendan O’Neill”: https://www.spiked-online.com/2022/04/25/live-event-joanna-williams-and-brendan-oneill-on-how-woke-won/  Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/
4/28/202233 minutes, 15 seconds
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93: Konstantin Kisin: What Russia wants

Konstantin Kisin, co-host of ‘Triggernometry’ and author of ‘An Immigrant's Love Letter to the West’, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss why Russia invaded Ukraine, why the West is worth defending, and why wokeness is now on the backfoot. Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by Wondrium: http://wondrium.com/brendan
4/21/202251 minutes, 17 seconds
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92: Maya Forstater: The new fight for women’s rights

Maya Forstater, co-founder of Sex Matters and the Respect My Sex campaign, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss how trans activism silences women and the importance of defending biological sex.  Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/
4/14/202249 minutes, 4 seconds
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91: Sharron Davies: Why we must defend women’s sports

Former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the problem of male-bodied athletes in women’s sports, the culture of fear surrounding the gender debate, and her own experience of competing against drug cheats. Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/brendan
4/7/202242 minutes, 19 seconds
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90: What does Russia want?, with Mary Dejevsky

Mary Dejevsky, former Moscow correspondent for The Times, talks to Brendan O’Neill about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, how Putin sees the world and why Russia fears the expansion of NATO. Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/brendan
3/31/202233 minutes, 18 seconds
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89: How the overclass crushes dissent, with Sohrab Ahmari

Sohrab Ahmari, founder and editor of “Compact”, returns to talk about the suppression of the Hunter Biden scandal, the return of class war, and the myth of the free market in an age of corporate censorship.
3/24/202234 minutes, 14 seconds
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88: How the war in Ukraine will change the world, with Frank Furedi

Frank Furedi returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show to discuss the geopolitical naivety of the West, what the world can learn from the Ukrainian resistance, and how the war might escalate. Read Frank’s essay, ‘The Revenge of History’, here: https://www.spiked-online.com/2022/03/13/the-revenge-of-history/ Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by:  Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/brendan  ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/brendan
3/14/202250 minutes, 47 seconds
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87: The case for the lab-leak theory, with Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley, co-author of ‘Viral: The Search for the Origin of Covid-19’, talks to Brendan O’Neill about how Covid might have leaked from a lab in Wuhan, how scientists tried to suppress the lab-leak theory and how science has been captured by groupthink. Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/brendan
3/3/202251 minutes, 7 seconds
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86: Why the truckers’ revolt matters, with Rupa Subramanya

Rupa Subramanya, columnist for the National Post, talks to Brendan O’Neill about the vicious class war on Canada’s Freedom Convoy, the authoritarianism of the woke elites and the global fightback against technocracy.  Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/brendan
2/24/202234 minutes, 24 seconds
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85: Making the moral case for abortion, with Ann Furedi

Ann Furedi, author of ‘The Moral Case for Abortion’, talks to Brendan O’Neill about how ‘choice’ became a dirty word, what the pro-life movement gets wrong about women, and how identity politics is undermining women’s rights. Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/brendan
2/17/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 42 seconds
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84: How free speech shook the world, with Jacob Mchangama

Jacob Mchangama, author of “Free Speech: A Global History from Socrates to Social Media”, talks to Brendan O’Neill about the rising authoritarianism of left and right, the importance of free speech to equality and progress, and why censorship always fails to defeat bad ideas. Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/brendan
2/10/202255 minutes, 59 seconds
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83: The myth of toxic masculinity, with Nina Power

Nina Power, author of ‘What Do Men Want?’, talks to Brendan O’Neill about why we need to recover masculine virtues, the terror of the #MeToo movement, and why there is nothing progressive about the transgender movement. Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/brendan
2/3/202259 minutes, 11 seconds
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82: Why the statues must stay, with Marie Kawthar Daouda

Marie Kawthar Daouda –  lecturer in French at Oriel College, Oxford – talks to Brendan O’Neill about the statue wars, critical race theory and the dangers of the ‘decolonise’ movement.  Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by Noom: noom.com/brendan
1/27/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 22 seconds
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81: Cancel culture and how to fight it, with Toby Young

Toby Young returns to the show, two years after the launch of the Free Speech Union. Toby and Brendan discuss how ordinary people have the most to lose from cancel culture, how wokeness thrives on absurdity, and the importance of dissent in times of crisis. Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/brendan 
1/20/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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80: Carl Heneghan: Why I spoke out against lockdown

Carl Heneghan, professor of evidence-based medicine at the University of Oxford, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss how lockdown failed to protect the vulnerable, the catastrophic errors of the Covid modelling, and the suppression of critical voices during the pandemic. Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/
1/13/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 48 seconds
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79: Why you cannot compromise with the trans movement, with Kellie-Jay Keen

Kellie-Jay Keen, founder of Standing for Women, talks to Brendan O’Neill about the trans war on women. Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Sponsored by: Express VPN: https://www.expressvpn.com/brendan   Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/brendan  Noom: https://noom.com/brendan 
1/6/202257 minutes, 21 seconds
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78: David Starkey: Lockdown is the revenge of the elites

Historian David Starkey made his return to the show recently for this special, live end-of-year episode. David and Brendan talked about the history wars, eco-alarmism and our descent into technocratic tyranny.  If you become a spiked supporter, you can get free and discounted tickets to future events like this: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Donate to spiked this Christmas: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/
12/24/202159 minutes, 21 seconds
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77: How woke education harms the worst off, with Katharine Birbalsingh

Katharine Birbalsingh, chair of the Social Mobility Commission and headteacher of the Michaela Community School, returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show to talk about the culture war in the classroom. Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/ Sponsored by: Noom https://noom.com/brendan
12/16/202151 minutes, 24 seconds
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76: The woke war on the working class, with Batya Ungar-Sargon

Batya Ungar-Sargon, author of ‘Bad News: How Woke Media is Undermining Democracy’, and Brendan O’Neill discuss Kyle Rittenhouse, the death of journalism and how the elites use ‘social justice’ to pursue their own interests. Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/ Become a spiked supporter and claim your free ticket to our live event with David Starkey and Brendan O’Neill: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sponsored by: Express VPN: https://www.expressvpn.com/brendan   Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/brendan
12/9/20211 hour, 16 seconds
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75: Why the world needs fossil fuels, with Alex Epstein

Alex Epstein talks to Brendan O’Neill about why we need cheap energy for humanity to flourish, the backwardness of the green movement, and why Net Zero is more dangerous than climate change. Become a spiked supporter and claim your free ticket to our live event with David Starkey and Brendan O’Neill: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/
12/2/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 11 seconds
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74: The rise of woke homophobia, with James Dreyfus

Actor James Dreyfus joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the cruelty of cancel culture, how radicals became censors and how gender ideology undermines gay rights. Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Sponsored by: Express VPN: https://www.expressvpn.com/brendan  Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/brendan
11/25/202149 minutes, 27 seconds
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73: Smashing the two-party system, with William Clouston

William Clouston, leader of the Social Democratic Party, talks to Brendan O’Neill about overhauling Britain’s democracy, the failure of economic liberalism and why wokeness harms the worst off in society. Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Sponsored by Noom: https://www.noom.com/brendan
11/18/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 37 seconds
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72: Why tradition matters, with Tim Stanley

Tim Stanley, author of ‘Whatever Happened to Tradition?’, talks to Brendan O’Neill about Brexit, Boris Johnson and wokeness. Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Sponsored by Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/brendan
11/11/202143 minutes, 30 seconds
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71: Progressives are ruining everything, with Michael Shellenberger

Michael Shellenberger returns to the show to talk about COP26 and his new book, ‘San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities’. Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/
11/4/202154 minutes, 36 seconds
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70: The madness of Net Zero, with Bjorn Lomborg

Bjorn Lomborg, author of ‘False Alarm’, returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show to talk about the COP26 climate talks, the crippling costs of Net Zero and the myth of the climate apocalypse. Listen to Last Orders: https://www.spiked-online.com/podcast/last-orders/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Sponsored by Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/brendan
10/28/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 5 seconds
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69: Andrew Sullivan: How the rebels became the censors

Andrew Sullivan, author of ‘Out on a Limb’, talks to Brendan O’Neill about how millennials became crippled by wokeness, why the oppressed need free speech, and how the trans movement compels us to lie. Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Sponsored by: Noom: https://www.noom.com/brendan
10/21/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 57 seconds
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68: The trans assault on reality, with Bev Jackson

Bev Jackson, co-founder of the LGB Alliance, talks to Brendan O’Neill about why trans extremism is bad for gay rights, women’s rights and children. Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Sponsored by ExpressVPN: https://www.expressvpn.com/brendan Sponsored by Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/brendan 
10/14/202155 minutes, 4 seconds
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67: The climate debate is not ‘settled’, with Steven E Koonin

Steven E Koonin -- undersecretary for science in the Obama administration and author of ‘Unsettled’ -- talks to Brendan O’Neill about the dangers of politicising ‘The Science’, the irrationality of Net Zero, and why humanity can adapt to a changing climate. Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/
10/7/202145 minutes, 55 seconds
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66: A world gone mad, with Julia Hartley-Brewer

In this special live podcast, Julia Hartley-Brewer and Brendan O’Neill discussed wokeness, lockdown and climate alarmism -- and how they all pose a grave threat to freedom. This event was free for spiked supporters. Sign up to spiked supporters now and you will get advance notice and free or discounted tickets to all of our upcoming events: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/
9/30/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 25 seconds
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65: How cancel culture makes us stupid, with Wendy Kaminer

Wendy Kaminer -- spiked columnist, lawyer and former ACLU board member -- talks to Brendan O’Neill about the threats to free speech from the left and the right. Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Sponsored by: Noom: https://www.noom.com/brendan
9/23/20211 hour, 8 minutes
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64: A century of identity crisis, with Frank Furedi

Frank Furedi returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show to talk about his new book, 100 Years of Identity Crisis. Frank and Brendan discuss the origins of the culture war, the dangers of self-censorship, and how ‘the ideology with no name’ took over society. Book your tickets now to our live event with Brendan O’Neill and Julia Hartley-Brewer: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/09/14/get-tickets-for-our-next-event-with-julia-hartley-brewer-and-brendan-oneill/ Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Sponsored by: Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/brendan ExpressVPN: https://www.expressvpn.com/brendan 
9/16/202158 minutes, 45 seconds
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63: The ‘adults in the room’ are insane, with Nick Gillespie

Nick Gillespie and Brendan O’Neill discuss 9/11, the unravelling of Afghanistan, the dangers of cancel culture, and if freedom can be reclaimed after Covid. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/09/13/america-doesnt-believe-its-own-story-anymore/ Become a spiked supporter and claim your free ticket to our live event with Brendan O’Neill and Julia Hartley-Brewer: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/
9/9/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 33 seconds
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62: Wokeness is bad for your health, with Katie Herzog

Katie Herzog talks to Brendan O’Neill about cancel culture, the trans erasure of lesbians and the woke takeover of medicine. Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/
9/2/202158 minutes, 57 seconds
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61: Hysteria has consumed America, with Heather Mac Donald

Bestselling author Heather Mac Donald returns to the show to talk about the latest wave of Covid panic and how racial hysteria is destroying high culture. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/08/28/we-are-burning-our-cultural-inheritance/ Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/ Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/
8/26/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 15 seconds
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60: Why environmentalism isn’t working, with Zion Lights

Zion Lights, founder of Emergency Reactor, talks to Brendan O’Neill about her break with Extinction Rebellion, how environmentalism is harming people and the planet, and how nuclear power can solve climate change. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/08/22/is-environmentalism-killing-the-planet/ Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Sign up to Today on spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/  Sponsored by ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/brendan
8/19/202148 minutes, 30 seconds
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59: Australia’s Zero Covid dystopia, with Nick Cater

Nick Cater talks to Brendan O'Neill about the never-ending lockdown Down Under. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/08/16/were-trapped-in-a-vortex-of-fear/ Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Sign up to Today on spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/
8/12/202151 minutes, 45 seconds
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58: The unravelling of the West, with Melanie Phillips

Melanie Phillips and Brendan O’Neill discuss the West’s retreat from reason, the rise of identity politics and the resurgence of anti-Semitism.  Read the transcript:  https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/08/10/we-are-living-through-a-cultural-meltdown/ Visit Melanie’s Substack: https://melaniephillips.substack.com/  Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/ 
8/5/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 27 seconds
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57: The trans war on reality, with Helen Joyce

Helen Joyce, author of ‘Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality’, talks to Brendan O’Neill about the totalitarian nature of trans ideology, the abuse of ‘detransitioners’, and why men must not be allowed in women’s sports, women’s prisons and women’s changing rooms. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/08/03/the-trans-movement-wants-to-take-away-womens-rights/ Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/ 
7/29/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 49 seconds
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56: Finding freedom in an age of chaos, with Sohrab Ahmari

Sohrab Ahmari returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show to talk about his latest book, ‘The Unbroken Thread’. Sohrab and Brendan discuss the paradoxes of modern liberalism: how the free market undermines free speech, how data distorts the search for truth, and why humans need boundaries to truly flourish Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/07/27/lockdown-is-a-class-war-by-proxy/ Subscribe to spiked’s YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/spiked  Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sponsored by:  Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/brendan   ExpressVPN: https://www.expressvpn.com/brendan 
7/22/202159 minutes, 46 seconds
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55: The myth of America’s race war, with Wilfred Reilly

Wilfred Reilly, spiked columnist and author of ‘Taboo’, talks to Brendan O’Neill about why it’s time to dial down the racial hysteria. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/07/20/there-is-no-epidemic-of-racism-in-america/ Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sponsored by Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/spiked  Related articles: Wilfred Reilly: ‘There is no police ‘genocide’ against black Americans’ https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/05/05/there-is-no-police-genocide-against-black-americans/ Wilfred Reilly: ‘Stop blaming everything on white supremacy’ https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/03/31/stop-blaming-everything-on-white-supremacy/ Wilfred Reilly: ‘Systemic racism is a conspiracy theory’ https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/02/10/systemic-racism-is-a-conspiracy-theory/ 
7/15/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 18 seconds
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54: How the ‘cognitive elite’ took over, with David Goodhart

David Goodhart, author of ‘Head, Hand, Heart’, tells Brendan O’Neill how graduates left everyone else behind.  Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/07/15/is-the-great-graduate-takeover-coming-to-an-end/ Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/ 
7/8/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 45 seconds
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53: Question everything, with Jonathan Rauch

Jonathan Rauch, author of ‘The Constitution of Knowledge’, talks to Brendan O’Neill about the perils of groupthink, cancel culture and emotional safetyism. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/07/05/we-have-to-seek-out-ideas-that-make-us-uncomfortable/ Visit the spiked shop: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/ 
7/1/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 47 seconds
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52: The culture war is really a class war, with Rod Liddle

In this special live podcast, Rod Liddle and Brendan O’Neill discussed Labour, Islamism, wokeness and much more. This event was free for spiked supporters. Sign up to spiked supporters now and you will get advance notice and free or discounted tickets to all of our upcoming events: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/ Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/06/28/i-would-stake-my-life-on-labour-losing-in-batley/ Sponsored by: Wondrium: https://wondrium.com/brendan  ExpressVPN: http://expressvpn.com/brendan 
6/25/20211 hour, 1 minute, 4 seconds
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51: Why Labour is still losing, with Paul Embery

Paul Embery, author of ‘Despised: Why the Modern Left Loathes the Working Class’, talks to Brendan O’Neill about Labour’s Hartlepool disaster, why wokeness alienates the working class, and the limits of the Tories’ ‘levelling up’ agenda. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/06/14/they-are-like-two-bald-men-fighting-over-a-comb/ Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/
6/10/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 45 seconds
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50: Why biological sex matters, with Kathleen Stock

Kathleen Stock, author of ‘Material Girls: Why Reality Matters for Feminism’, talks to Brendan O’Neill about the consequences of trans ideology for women, gay rights and free expression. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/05/31/biological-sex-is-real-not-psychological/ Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/ Sponsored by: ExpressVPN: http://expressvpn.com/brendan  The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan
5/25/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 38 seconds
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49: Why we must never lock down again, with Luke Johnson

Entrepreneur Luke Johnson talks to Brendan O’Neill about the extraordinary harms of lockdown. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sign up to “Today on spiked”: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Get 20% off an annual subscription to The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan
5/12/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 51 seconds
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48: Laurence Fox: Why I’m running for London mayor

Reclaim Party leader Laurence Fox tells Brendan O’Neill about his campaign to liberate London from lockdown and cancel culture. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/05/03/someone-needs-to-stand-up-for-freedom/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sign up to Today on spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan ExpressVPN: http://expressvpn.com/brendan 
4/28/20211 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
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47: The rebirth of racial identity, with Christopher Caldwell

Christopher Caldwell, author of The Age of Entitlement, talks to Brendan O’Neill about the rise of diversity and the withering of democracy. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/04/19/no-one-even-knows-what-diversity-means/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sign up to Today on spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/
4/15/202150 minutes, 17 seconds
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46: Lord Sumption: ‘Lockdown is an assault on our humanity’

Former Supreme Court justice Jonathan Sumption tells Brendan O’Neill why he refuses to obey the ‘immoral’ coronavirus restrictions. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/04/12/the-government-is-instilling-fear-in-the-public/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
4/6/202154 minutes, 54 seconds
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45: Climate change is not the end of the world, with Bjorn Lomborg

Bjorn Lomborg and Brendan O’Neill discuss the exaggeration of climate risk, the coming backlash against eco-austerity, and why technology is the best solution. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/03/22/climate-change-is-a-manageable-problem/ Sign up to Today on spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: Harry’s UK: https://www.harrys.com/brendan  The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan ExpressVPN: http://expressvpn.com/brendan 
3/16/20211 hour, 58 seconds
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44: The new feudalism, with Joel Kotkin

Joel Kotkin, author of The Coming of Neo-Feudalism, talks to Brendan O’Neill about the tech oligarchs’ war on freedom, democracy and prosperity. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/03/09/the-terrifying-rise-of-the-tech-aristocracy/ Sign up to Today on spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan
3/2/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 48 seconds
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43: BONUS: We must abolish the new colour line

Brendan O’Neill finds an antidote to critical race theory in the robust universalism of WEB Du Bois. This lecture was one of a series of talks at the boi charity’s Academy Online II: Race and Racism – a day of discussions about the intellectual history of race. The rest of the talks from that event, along with recordings of previous Academy events, are available on the boi charity’s Ideas Matter podcast here: https://theboi.co.uk/podcasts 
2/23/202125 minutes, 45 seconds
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42: Multiculturalism has failed women, with Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author of Prey and host of The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Podcast, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss immigration, Islam and the erosion of women’s rights. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/02/15/womens-rights-have-been-sacrificed-at-the-altar-of-identity-politics/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: ExpressVPN: http://expressvpn.com/brendan  Harry’s UK: https://www.harrys.com/brendan The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan 
2/9/202153 minutes, 15 seconds
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41: Why Britain had to leave, with Robert Tombs

Robert Tombs, author of This Sovereign Isle, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the myth of Britain’s decline, the EU’s path to oligarchy and the necessity of Brexit. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/02/09/the-myth-of-britains-decline/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/  Sponsored by: Freetrade: http://freetrade.io/brendan  The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan 
2/2/202155 minutes, 48 seconds
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40: The showtrial of the sceptics, with Peter Hitchens

Peter Hitchens returns to discuss the rage against the critics of lockdown Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/01/25/covid-denier-is-a-disgusting-dog-whistle-slur/ Support the show with a donation to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan  ExpressVPN: http://expressvpn.com/brendan  Freetrade: http://freetrade.io/brendan 
1/19/202148 minutes, 29 seconds
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39: Rod Liddle: Why I changed my mind on lockdown

Rod Liddle returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show to talk about football fans booing Black Lives Matter and the devastating failure of lockdown. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
12/29/202055 minutes, 15 seconds
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38: Why the well-off love the lockdown, with Julia Hartley-Brewer

Julia Hartley-Brewer, host of talkRADIO’s breakfast show, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss Britain’s slide into Covid tyranny and why we must fight to end lockdown. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: ExpressVPN: http://expressvpn.com/brendan  Freetrade: http://freetrade.io/brendan  Harrys: http://harrys.com/brendan  
12/16/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 12 seconds
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37: Left class hatred, with Paul Embery

The trade unionist, writer and author of ‘Despised’ talks to Brendan O’Neill about where the left has gone wrong on Brexit, class and cancel culture. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/12/07/wokeness-is-no-substitute-for-political-campaigning/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/  Sponsored by: Freetrade: http://freetrade.io/brendan The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan  ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/brendan 
12/2/202058 minutes, 52 seconds
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36: The election everyone got wrong, with Michael Tracey

Michael Tracey and Brendan O’Neill discuss the Trump years, the summer of riots and the collapse of journalism. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/11/25/in-the-trump-era-the-media-abandoned-objectivity/ Sponsored by:  The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/brendan 
11/19/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 35 seconds
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35: Hysteria is contagious, with Lionel Shriver

Novelist Lionel Shriver talks to Brendan O’Neill about Trump, Biden and the panic driving the New Normal. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/11/16/masks-are-destroying-the-social-fabric/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/brendan The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan 
11/12/202058 minutes, 7 seconds
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34: The establishment is creating a dystopia, with Sohrab Ahmari

Sohrab Ahmari, op-ed editor at the New York Post, talks to Brendan O’Neill about Big Tech censorship, the woke war on workers and the dystopia of the New Normal. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/11/03/facebook-wants-trump-to-lose/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ 
10/27/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 47 seconds
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33: The case for Trump, with Daniel McCarthy

Daniel McCarthy, conservative commentator and editor of Modern Age, discusses the election, identity politics and bourgeois rioting. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/10/26/trump-has-taken-the-mask-off-the-liberal-establishment/   Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/  Sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan   Babbel: http://babbel.co.uk/play Promo code: brendan   ExpressVPN: http://expressvpn.com/brendan
10/20/20201 hour, 13 seconds
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32: Big Tech vs free speech, with Jeffrey Rosen

National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen tells Brendan O’Neill what’s driving Silicon Valley’s embrace of censorship.  Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/10/12/censorship-by-algorithm/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: Babbel: http://babbel.co.uk/play Promo code: brendan The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan
10/6/202058 minutes, 19 seconds
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31: We should all be populists, with Thomas Frank

Thomas Frank, author of ‘The People, No’, talks to Brendan O’Neill about the history of populism and the elite’s war on democracy. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/09/28/people-are-absolutely-justified-in-mistrusting-the-elites/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan ExpressVPN: http://expressvpn.com/brendan 
9/22/20201 hour, 14 minutes
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30: Innovation, freedom and failing better, with Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley, author of How Innovation Works, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the past, present and future of innovation -- from transport to nuclear power to vaccines. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/09/14/how-environmentalism-holds-back-innovation/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: Babbel: http://babbel.co.uk/play Promo code: brendan The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan
9/8/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 41 seconds
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29: Why black autonomy matters, with Glenn Loury

Glenn Loury joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the myth of police racism and the dangers of racial identity politics. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/08/31/in-racialising-everything-we-are-playing-with-fire/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: ExpressVPN: http://expressvpn.com/brendan  The Great Courses Plus: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan 
8/25/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 25 seconds
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28: Why the working class turned Tory, with Nick Timothy

Nick Timothy, former special adviser to Theresa May, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss Brexit, the great realignment of British politics, and his new book, Remaking One Nation. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/08/20/liberalism-is-eroding-itself/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: https://thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan 
8/11/202058 minutes
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27: The cruel negligence of the lockdown, with Dr John Lee

Pathologist Dr John Lee joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the exaggerated threat of Covid, the corruption of science and the mounting death toll of the lockdown. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/08/07/our-government-should-not-be-copying-totalitarian-states/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: https://thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan 
7/28/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 22 seconds
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26: Why borders matter, with Frank Furedi

Sociologist and spiked contributor Frank Furedi joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss his latest book, Why Borders Matter. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/07/23/without-borders-democracy-ceases-to-exist/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: https://thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan    ExpressVPN: https://www.expressvpn.com/brendan
7/14/20201 hour, 39 seconds
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25: The silent majority, with Julia Hartley-Brewer

Julia Hartley-Brewer, host of talkRADIO’s breakfast show, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the BLM cultural revolution and the war on free speech. Read the transcript: Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/07/09/the-vast-majority-in-this-country-are-not-racist/ Gymshark: https://uk.gymshark.com/TheBrendanONeillShow  The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan
6/30/202059 minutes, 43 seconds
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24: The racism of identity politics, with Trevor Phillips

Trevor Phillips, writer, broadcaster and former politician, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss identity politics, Covid-19, and being expelled from the Labour Party. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/06/24/not-all-people-of-colour-think-the-same/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan   Gymshark: http://gymshark.com/thebrendanoneillshow 
6/16/202046 minutes, 45 seconds
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23: The virus of wokeness, with Dave Rubin

Dave Rubin, host of the Rubin Report and author of Don’t Burn This Book, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the regressive left, radical Islam and free speech. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/06/11/the-left-is-taking-us-backward/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
6/2/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 11 seconds
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22: The new class war, with Michael Lind

Michael Lind talks to Brendan O’Neill about how the liberal elite colonised politics, culture and the economy. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/05/27/the-tyranny-of-the-managerial-elite/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
5/19/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 11 seconds
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21: The cruelty of social distancing, with Lionel Shriver

Novelist Lionel Shriver talks to Brendan O’Neill about the catastrophe of lockdown, the horrors of the ‘new normal’, and our society’s immature response to death. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/05/11/there-is-nothing-unprecedented-about-the-virus-itself/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
5/5/20201 hour, 19 seconds
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20: Never apologise to the Twittermob, with Vanity Von Glow

Drag queen Vanity Von Glow talks to Brendan O’Neill about cancel culture, victimhood and identity. Spare a fiver to support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
4/28/202057 minutes, 14 seconds
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19: Coronavirus and the culture war, with Heather Mac Donald

Heather Mac Donald, New York Times bestselling author and Thomas W Smith fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the devastation wrought by the Covid-19 lockdowns. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/04/16/the-shutdown-is-blighting-billions-of-lives/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
4/14/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 58 seconds
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18: Coronavirus and dissent, with Peter Hitchens

Peter Hitchens, outspoken opponent of the coronavirus lockdown, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the rush to shut down democracy, dissent and the economy in response to Covid-19. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/04/03/the-alleged-cure-is-immensely-worse-than-the-disease/ Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
4/2/202039 minutes, 27 seconds
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17: How everyday speech became a crime, with Paul Coleman

Paul Coleman, author of Censored, talks to Brendan O’Neill about origins of Europe’s hate-speech laws and how everything from mainstream opinions to religious beliefs can now be criminalised. Spare a fiver to support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
3/24/202044 minutes, 33 seconds
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34: Dominic Lawson: the coming revolt against the climate movement

Sunday Times columnist Dominic Lawson talks to Brendan O’Neill about the radicalism of Brexit, the hubris of the climate movement, and the potential for an anti-green populist revolt.
3/11/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 2 seconds
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33: Claire Fox: inside the European Parliament

Claire Fox, the former Brexit Party MEP and director of the Academy of Ideas, talks to Brendan O’Neill about her time in the European Parliament, the demonisation of Leave voters, and how to make democracy come alive after Brexit.   Claire is also the co-convenor of ‘Changing Politics for Good: What Next?’, which will take place at the Cheshire Conference Centre in Stockport on 29 February. Get tickets: https://www.changepolitics4good.co.uk/.
2/25/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 39 seconds
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32: Marco Visscher: The wonders of nuclear power

Eco-modernist Marco Visscher on the promise of nuclear power, the limits of Extinction Rebellion’s doom-mongering and why economic growth is good for the environment.   Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
2/18/202049 minutes, 38 seconds
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31: Gisela Stuart: Brexit and belonging

To mark Brexit Day, former Vote Leave chair Gisela Stuart sits down with Brendan to discuss the future of an independent Britain. Support spiked by becoming a regular donor: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
1/30/202054 minutes, 6 seconds
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30: Laurence Fox: wokeness, white privilege and Question Time

 The day after his explosive performance on Question Time, actor Laurence Fox joined Brendan O’Neill to discuss the woke world of Hollywood, the myth of white privilege, and the wisdom of ordinary people.   Become a regular spiked donor: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
1/19/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 18 seconds
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29: Liam Halligan: Boris, Brexit and the Irish border

Economist Liam Halligan joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the need for a clean Brexit, the propaganda war over the Irish border, and his new book on housing, Home Truths. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
1/7/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 57 seconds
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28: 2019: the year the people struck back

Brendan O’Neill and Luke Gittos join Tom, Ella and Fraser on the spiked podcast to discuss a remarkable year, from Brexit and the Boris majority to Greta Thunberg and the unstoppable rise of wokeness. Support the show here: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
12/31/201941 minutes, 34 seconds
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27: Posie Parker and Venice Allan: adult, human females

Trans-sceptical feminists Posie Parker and Venice Allan discuss the silencing of women, the dangers of transitioning children, and the Orwellianism of preferred pronouns.   Check out the spiked shop: https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/spiked/all
12/8/201949 minutes, 20 seconds
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26: Maurice Glasman: Blue Labour and Brexit

Maurice Glasman, founder of Blue Labour, talks to Brendan O’Neill about Brexit, Blue Labour and the demonisation of the working class.
11/24/201952 minutes, 59 seconds
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25: Michael Shellenberger: the lost souls of the green movement

Michael Shellenberger, founder of Environmental Progress, talks to Brendan O’Neill about Greta Thunberg, Extinction Rebellion and the myth of the Amazon fires.   Visit the spiked shop: https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/spiked
11/10/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 15 seconds
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24: Paul Embery: the abandonment of the working class

Paul Embery, trade unionist and outspoken Brexiteer, talks to Brendan O’Neill about bout Brexit, democracy and the scourge of wokeness.
10/27/201957 minutes, 23 seconds
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23: Rod Liddle Live: the great Brexit betrayal

Rod Liddle joins Brendan O’Neill for our first live episode to discuss the great Brexit betrayal, how wokeness reached ‘peak wank’, and equal-opportunities offending.
10/13/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 1 second
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22: Kate Hoey: ‘People want their vote to matter’

Labour MP Kate Hoey talks to Brendan O’Neill about the political class’s refusal to deliver Brexit.   Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
9/28/201946 minutes, 19 seconds
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21: David Starkey: the elite is guilty of treason

Historian and broadcaster David Starkey speaks to Brendan O’Neill about the ‘lying, deceiving shits’ in the establishment.
9/15/201959 minutes, 23 seconds
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20: Katharine Birbalsingh: education and the new racism

Headteacher Katharine Birbalsingh joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the failure of progressive education, the politics of racial victimhood, and the need for national identity. Get tickets for The Brendan O’Neill Show at Podcast Live: https://www.podcastlive.com/upcoming-events/politics-tickets/
9/1/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 42 seconds
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19: Peter Tatchell: the triumph of gay liberation

Veteran human-rights activist Peter Tatchell joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss 50 years of gay-rights activism, the left’s double standards on Islam, and why free speech is the most important liberty.
8/18/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 48 seconds
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18: Lenore Skenazy: free-range parent

Founder of Free Range Kids Lenore Skenazy joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss cotton-wool kids and paranoid parenting.   Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ 
8/4/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 11 seconds
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17: Andrew Doyle: against wokeness

The comedian, spiked columnist and inventor of Titania McGrath joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the rise of wokeness and what it really means to be left-wing.   Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
7/21/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 37 seconds
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16: Kmele Foster: race abolitionist

Kmele Foster joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the racism of identity politics and the myth of rising hate in Trump’s America.   Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
7/8/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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15: Bret Weinstein: professor in exile

Bret Weinstein joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the Evergreen debacle, the Intellectual Dark Web, and why the left still matters. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
6/23/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 51 seconds
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14: Meghan Murphy: the misogyny in trans

Canadian feminist Meghan Murphy joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss social media's war on women, the intolerance of trans activism and why she left the left.
6/9/201949 minutes, 46 seconds
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13: Macer Gifford: fighting ISIS

Currency trader turned YPG soldier Macer Gifford joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss his experiences on the frontline, the barbarism of ISIS and the future of Kurdish statehood. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ 
5/27/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 39 seconds
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12: Martin Durkin: Brexit, class and climate change

Filmmaker Martin Durkin joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the new class war, Brexit, climate change and Martin’s revisionist take on Margaret Thatcher’s legacy. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
5/12/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 46 seconds
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11: John R MacArthur: liberal cowardice and the populist revolt

Harper's Magazine publisher Rick MacArthur joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss #MeToo, Salman Rushdie, populism and much more. Support the show: www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
4/30/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 7 seconds
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10: Julia Hartley-Brewer: Brexit and blasphemy

talkRADIO host Julia Hartley-Brewer joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss Brexit, democracy, ‘snowflakes’ and Islam. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
4/14/201955 minutes, 10 seconds
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9: Matt Ridley: rational optimism and direct democracy

Matt Ridley joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss rational optimism, bad science and the betrayal of Brexit. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
3/24/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 33 seconds
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8: Nigel Farage: the betrayal of Brexit and what to do about it

Nigel Farage joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss democracy, the political class and his new Brexit Party. Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
3/9/201941 minutes, 6 seconds
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7: Nick Gillespie: libertarianism and its limits

Nick Gillespie joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the counterculture’s turn against free speech, the rise of corporate censorship and libertarianism’s democracy problem. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
2/23/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 3 seconds
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6: Toby Young: public shaming and genetic determinism

Toby Young joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss his social-media mobbing, genetics, free will and the Intellectual Dark Web. Support the podcast here: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
1/27/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 12 seconds
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5: Tony Abbott: Brexit and Western civilisation

Tony Abbott, former prime minister of Australia, joins Brendan O'Neill to discuss Brexit, Western civilisation, political correctness, and more.
12/29/201852 minutes, 42 seconds
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4: Jonathan Haidt: fragility and division

Jonathan Haidt, co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss Safe Spaces, identity politics and the Intellectual Dark Web. Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thebrendanoneillshow
11/20/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 36 seconds
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3: Rod Liddle: hate crimes and victim culture

Islamophobia, victimhood, hate crimes, left-wing anti-Semitism and more — Britain’s most controversial columnist, Rod Liddle, joins Brendan O’Neill for the second episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show. Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thebrendanoneillshow
10/20/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 9 seconds
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2: Lionel Shriver: liberty and identity

Identity politics, liberty, art, transgenderism and more -- novelist and cultural rebel Lionel Shriver joins Brendan O'Neill on the first episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show.  Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thebrendanoneillshow
9/23/201859 minutes, 55 seconds
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1: Introducing... The Brendan O’Neill Show

spiked editor Brendan O’Neill’s new monthly podcast kicks off this Sunday with Lionel Shriver.
9/17/20182 minutes, 21 seconds