So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast

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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast takes an uncensored look at the world of free expression through the law, philosophy, and stories that define your right to free speech. Hosted by FIRE's Nico Perrino. New episodes post every other Thursday.

Episode Date
Ep. 207 Free speech news: NetChoice, Taylor Swift, October 7, and Satan
Feb 29, 2024
Ep. 206: CJ Hopkins compared modern Germany to Nazi Germany. Now he’s standing trial.
Feb 15, 2024
Ep. 205: An anarchist’s perspective with Michael Malice
Feb 01, 2024
Ep. 204: “Liar in a Crowded Theater” with Jeff Kosseff
Jan 18, 2024
Ep. 203: ‘Undefeated’ with Coach Bill Courtney
Jan 04, 2024
Ep. 202: The backpage.com saga
Dec 21, 2023
Ep. 201: Crisis on Campus - X Space recording
Dec 12, 2023
Ep. 200: The state of free speech
Nov 30, 2023
Ep. 199: Israel, Hamas, and censorship at home
Nov 09, 2023
Ep. 198: 2023-24 Supreme Court Preview
Oct 25, 2023
Ep. 197 ‘Are cakes speech?’ with Alliance Defending Freedom’s Kristen Waggoner
Oct 12, 2023
Ep. 196 ‘The Identity Trap’ by Yascha Mounk
Sep 27, 2023
Ep. 195 ‘Don’t Tread on Me,’ misgendering, cancel culture, and three strikes for Texas
Sep 07, 2023
Ep. 194 Harvey Silverglate, the beatnik criminal defense attorney
Aug 24, 2023
Ep. 193 Can you still have a debate in high school debate?
Aug 10, 2023
Ep. 192 Free speech at the Supreme Court
Jul 27, 2023
Ep. 191 Civil liberties and Civil War
Jul 13, 2023
Ep. 190 Free speech and Abolitionism
Jun 28, 2023
Ep. 189 Why should we care about punk rock?
Jun 14, 2023
Ep. 188 How to make a winning free speech argument
Jun 01, 2023
Ep. 187 Dominion vs. Fox lawyers reflect on historic case
May 15, 2023
Ep. 186 Killer Mike on free speech, racial justice, and Rap on Trial
Apr 27, 2023
Ep. 185 Sex, drugs, and free speech (Bob Guccione Jr. and Nick Gillespie)
Apr 20, 2023
Ep. 184 What’s going on in Florida?
Mar 28, 2023
Ep. 183 The Stanford shout-down with David Lat
Mar 22, 2023
Ep. 182 Ilya Shapiro on Fox/Dominion and his ‘cancel culture nightmare’
Mar 10, 2023
Ep. 181 New York Times v. Sullivan and its future
Feb 23, 2023
Ep. 180 Super Bowl free speech fumble
Feb 09, 2023
Ep. 179 Artificial intelligence: Is it protected by the First Amendment?
Jan 26, 2023
Ep. 178 The costs of offending religious sensitivities
Jan 12, 2023
Ep. 177 Are Ann Coulter’s words really ‘violence’?
Dec 21, 2022
Ep. 176 Can a graphic designer be compelled to design a website for a same-sex wedding?
Dec 08, 2022
Ep. 175 Jawboning, book banning, and LeBron James thinks hate speech isn’t free speech (also Elon Musk … again)
Nov 22, 2022
Ep. 174 Elon Musk, PayPal, and is New York trying to destroy Twitch?
Nov 03, 2022
Ep. 173 Does your book need a sensitivity reader?
Oct 20, 2022
Ep. 172 What does the First Amendment protect on social media?
Oct 05, 2022
Ep. 171 Nature Human Misbehavior
Sep 29, 2022
Ep. 170 Free speech and the American Founding
Sep 15, 2022
Ep. 169 The Art of Insubordination
Sep 01, 2022
Ep. 168 Assassin’s veto comes for Rushdie
Aug 17, 2022
Ep. 167 That Facebook post about abortion could land you in jail
Aug 11, 2022
Ep. 166 Substack, a platform for free speech?
Jul 21, 2022
Ep. 165 Title IX gets twisted again
Jul 07, 2022
Ep. 164 ‘The First Amendment created gay America’
Jun 23, 2022
Ep. 163 The new FIRE
Jun 06, 2022
Ep. 162 “Parental Advisory” and music censorship with Eric Nuzum
May 26, 2022
Ep. 161 What did ‘On the Media’ get wrong about free speech … again?
May 09, 2022
Ep. 160 Hugh Hefner, free speech scrapbooker
May 05, 2022
Ep. 159 Disney and Elon Musk
Apr 26, 2022
Ep. 158 What is academic freedom?
Apr 21, 2022
Ep. 157 Former BBC bureau chief Konstantin Eggert and what you need to know about censorship in Russia
Apr 11, 2022
Ep. 156 What Russians don’t know about the war in Ukraine ​
Mar 24, 2022
Ep. 155 The John Roberts Supreme Court
Mar 10, 2022
Ep. 154 Sarah Palin v. New York Times
Feb 22, 2022
Ep. 153 Elitist vs. egalitarian free speech (live recording, Q&A)
Feb 04, 2022
Ep. 152 Banning critical race theory
Jan 20, 2022
Ep. 151 Fighting words
Jan 13, 2022
Ep. 150 George Orwell
Dec 14, 2021
Ep. 149 Caitlin Flanagan and Greg Lukianoff
Nov 23, 2021
Ep. 148 University of Austin, a new university devoted to free speech
Nov 09, 2021
Ep. 147 ‘The Mind of the Censor’ with Robert Corn-Revere
Oct 28, 2021
Ep. 146 Trigger warnings and DEI statements
Oct 14, 2021
Ep. 145 First Amendment history with Yale Professor Akhil Amar
Sep 30, 2021
Ep. 144 Matt Taibbi, Nadine Strossen, and Amna Khalid respond to ‘On the Media’ free speech critiques
Sep 16, 2021
Ep. 143 Politics and thought reform in K-12 education
Sep 02, 2021
Ep. 142 Alfred Hitchcock and Hollywood’s Production Code
Aug 12, 2021
Ep. 141 Morris Ernst, Free Speech Renegade
Jul 29, 2021
Ep. 140 Free speech, psychology, and madness
Jul 15, 2021
Ep. 139 Mahanoy v. B.L. Supreme Court ruling analysis
Jun 24, 2021
Ep. 138 A history of Western censorship with Eric Berkowitz
Jun 17, 2021
Ep. 137 The Constitution of Knowledge with Jonathan Rauch
Jun 03, 2021
Ep. 136 Comic book panic!
May 20, 2021
Ep. 135 Are education schools secretly driving campus censorship?
May 06, 2021
Ep. 134 A cheerleader’s free speech case lands at the Supreme Court
Apr 22, 2021
[FIXED] Ep. 133 University of Wisconsin Professor Donald Downs
Apr 12, 2021
Ep. 132 Academic Freedom Alliance with Keith Whittington
Mar 25, 2021
Ep. 131 ‘Incitement’ with David L. Hudson Jr.
Mar 08, 2021
Ep. 130 Stonewalling by the University of California
Feb 25, 2021
Ep. 129 ‘The Fight for Free Speech’ with Ian Rosenberg
Feb 11, 2021
Ep. 128 John McWhorter says academics are really, really worried
Jan 28, 2021
Ep. 127 What happened to American childhood? with Kate Julian and Greg Lukianoff
Jan 14, 2021
Ep. 126 Free speech after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot
Jan 12, 2021
Ep. 125 National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke
Dec 10, 2020
Ep. 124 ‘Burning the Books’ with Richard Ovenden
Dec 01, 2020
Ep. 123 Campus mobs, heckler’s vetoes, racial segregation, and a rogue student government!
Nov 13, 2020
Ep. 122 U.S Constitution masterclass with Judge Douglas Ginsburg
Oct 29, 2020
Ep. 121 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards
Oct 15, 2020
Ep. 120.1 Mighty Ira documentary watch-along
Oct 12, 2020
Ep. 120 ‘Mighty Ira’ Glasser
Oct 12, 2020
Ep. 119 2020 College Free Speech Rankings
Oct 01, 2020
Ep. 118 David Goldberger, lead attorney in “the Skokie case”
Sep 17, 2020
Ep. 117 What a summer …
Aug 14, 2020
Ep. 116 ‘Journal of Controversial Ideas’ with Prof. Peter Singer
Aug 05, 2020
Ep. 115 ‘Dare to Speak’ with PEN America’s Suzanne Nossel
Jul 21, 2020
Ep. 114 Glenn Loury objects
Jul 08, 2020
Rebroadcast: How Daryl Davis, a black man, defeats the Ku Klux Klan with open dialogue
Jun 24, 2020
Ep. 113 Charlottesville reflections with Rodney Smolla
Jun 04, 2020
Ep. 112 College social media censorship
May 21, 2020
Ep. 111 'Dear Colleague,' due process now required. Title IX rules analysis.
May 08, 2020
Ep. 110 The Constitution in the age of coronavirus w/ Prof. Josh Blackman
Apr 28, 2020
Ep. 109 Censorship pandemic
Apr 16, 2020
Ep. 108 A history of (dis)information wars in the Soviet Union and beyond
Apr 02, 2020
Ep. 107.1 "Coronavirus and the failure of the ‘Marketplace of Ideas’"
Mar 20, 2020
Ep. 107 FIRE, the coronavirus, and the failure of the ‘Marketplace of Ideas’
Mar 20, 2020
Ep. 106 ‘Free speech and justified true belief’ w/ prof. Joseph Blocher
Mar 19, 2020
Ep. 105 ‘Rap on Trial’
Mar 05, 2020
Ep. 104 Violent video games with Villanova Professor Patrick M. Markey
Feb 20, 2020
Ep. 103 Guns, addiction, and the press
Feb 06, 2020
Ep. 102 Cultural sites, slurs, antisemitism, and Title IX
Jan 22, 2020
Ep. 101 McCarthyism and The Red Scare
Jan 02, 2020
The 100th episode: The state of free speech in America
Dec 12, 2019
Ep. 99 John Stuart Mill’s ‘On Liberty’
Nov 26, 2019
Ep. 98 ‘The First Amendment in the Trump Era’ w/ Professor Timothy Zick
Nov 14, 2019
Ep. 97 There’s no such thing as free speech, argues Stanley Fish
Oct 31, 2019
Ep. 96 Who was Hayden C. Covington?
Oct 17, 2019
Ep. 95 Twenty years of FIRE with co-founder Harvey Silverglate
Oct 03, 2019
Ep. 94 Kevin Williamson’s ‘The Smallest Minority’
Sep 16, 2019
Ep. 93 ‘Coddling’ one year later
Sep 05, 2019
Ep. 92 Free speech, privacy, and President Trump’s Twitter account w/ Alex Abdo
Aug 22, 2019
Ep. 91 ‘The Grievance Studies Affair’
Aug 08, 2019
Ep. 90 ‘David French-ism’
Jul 24, 2019
Ep. 89 Prof. Samuel Abrams wrote an op-ed encouraging viewpoint diversity. Then came the fallout.
Jul 11, 2019
Ep. 88 Defending libraries with James LaRue
Jun 27, 2019
Ep. 87 Intellectual property 101
Jun 13, 2019
Ep. 86 Words, Violence, and Censorship at Williams College
May 30, 2019
Ep. 85 Wen Fa of the Pacific Legal Foundation
May 16, 2019
Ep. 84 The fight to publish Allen Ginsberg’s ‘Howl’
May 02, 2019
Ep. 83 Mustafa Akyol on jailing journalists in Turkey, ‘re-educating’ Uyghurs in China, and cultural conformity in America
Apr 18, 2019
Ep. 82 ‘Can free speech be progressive?’
Apr 04, 2019
Ep. 81 Techdirt’s Mike Masnick
Mar 21, 2019
Ep. 80 Ten Worst Colleges for Free Speech: 2019
Mar 07, 2019
Ep. 79 Former FEC Chairman Bradley Smith
Feb 21, 2019
Ep. 78 LGBT equality and the First Amendment
Feb 07, 2019
Ep. 77 Campus speech roundup: Art censorship, porn filters, speech restrictions abroad, and litigation victories
Jan 24, 2019
Ep. 76 From black armbands to the U.S. Supreme Court
Jan 10, 2019
Ep. 75 Against ‘Free Speech’ with Anthony Leaker
Dec 27, 2018
Ep. 74 ‘The Half-Life of Facts’ with Samuel Arbesman
Dec 13, 2018
Ep. 73 ‘Uncensored’ with Zachary Wood
Nov 29, 2018
Ep. 72 ‘Bodied’ with director Joseph Kahn
Nov 13, 2018
Ep. 71 Thinking about free speech in bets with Annie Duke
Nov 01, 2018
Ep. 70 Free speech in the digital age with Jameel Jaffer
Oct 18, 2018
Ep. 69 Former Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr.
Oct 04, 2018
Ep. 68 'True threats' with David L. Hudson Jr.
Sep 20, 2018
Ep. 67 ‘The Coddling of the American Mind’
Sep 04, 2018
Ep. 66 Outrage mobs in comedy
Aug 23, 2018
Ep. 65 Artificial intelligence & speech rights
Aug 09, 2018
Ep. 64 How censorship crosses borders with Jacob Mchangama
Jul 25, 2018
Ep. 63 Supreme Court review: Kennedy, Kavanaugh, and “weaponizing the First Amendment”
Jul 11, 2018
Ep. 62 Most memorable FIRE cases
Jun 27, 2018
Ep. 61 ‘HATE’ with Nadine Strossen
Jun 13, 2018
Ep. 60 ‘Speak Freely’ with Professor Keith Whittington
May 30, 2018
Ep. 59 Debating ‘Is there a campus free speech crisis?’ with Sullivan, Haidt, Nossel, Sachs, & Foster
May 16, 2018
Ep. 58 ‘Lust on Trial’ with Amy Werbel
May 03, 2018
Ep. 57 Exploring threats to a free press with Laura Handman
Apr 19, 2018
Ep. 56 Have you been defamed?
Apr 05, 2018
Ep. 55 Is there a campus free speech crisis?
Mar 27, 2018
Ep. 54 Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission
Mar 22, 2018
Ep. 53 Bret Weinstein, professor in exile
Mar 08, 2018
Ep. 52 The Great Firewall of China
Feb 22, 2018
Ep. 51 University of Alaska President Emeritus Mark Hamilton
Feb 08, 2018
Ep. 50 Randall Kennedy on ‘The Forgotten Origins of the Constitution on Campus’
Jan 25, 2018
Ep. 49 “The Great Dissent” w/ Professor Thomas Healy
Jan 11, 2018
Ep. 48 ‘Natural Rights and the First Amendment’ w/ Jud Campbell
Dec 28, 2017
Ep. 47 Institute for Justice President and General Counsel Scott Bullock
Dec 13, 2017
Ep. 46 Revisiting Masses v. Patten (1917)
Nov 30, 2017
Ep. 45 Harvard professor Steven Pinker
Nov 15, 2017
Ep. 44 Berkeley then and now
Nov 02, 2017
Ep. 43 LIVE EVENT: Viewpoint diversity on campus
Oct 19, 2017
Ep. 42 ‘Is this the day the Internet dies?’
Oct 05, 2017
Ep. 41 The British free speech invasion
Sep 21, 2017
Ep. 40 “The neurodiversity case for free speech” w/ Geoffrey Miller
Sep 07, 2017
Ep. 39 Judge Richard Posner on the First Amendment
Sep 05, 2017
Ep. 38 “After Charlottesville” w/ former ACLU President Nadine Strossen
Aug 22, 2017
Ep. 37 Fredrik deBoer on the growing distrust of higher ed
Aug 10, 2017
Ep. 36 The life of Louis Brandeis w/ Jeffrey Rosen
Jul 27, 2017
Ep. 35 Et tu, hecklers? Howard Sherman on defending the arts
Jul 13, 2017
Ep. 34 The 100th anniversary of the Espionage Act of 1917
Jun 29, 2017
Ep. 33 The Slants win at the U.S. Supreme Court!
Jun 20, 2017
Ep. 32 Tyler Cowen on the complacent campus
Jun 15, 2017
Ep. 31 Campus free speech round table: spring 2017 semester in review
Jun 01, 2017
Ep. 30 Eugene Volokh and new frontiers in the First Amendment
May 18, 2017
Ep. 29 Former ACLU Executive Director Ira Glasser
May 04, 2017
Ep. 28 ‘Sex and the Constitution’ with professor Geoffrey R. Stone
Apr 20, 2017
Ep. 27 The ‘heckler’s veto’ strikes Heather Mac Donald
Apr 17, 2017
Ep. 26 Putting money where your mouth is: campaign finance and free speech
Apr 06, 2017
Ep. 25 Bob Corn-Revere on censorship: the ‘bastard child of technology’
Mar 23, 2017
Ep. 24 How Daryl Davis, a black man, defeats the KKK w/ dialogue
Mar 09, 2017
Ep. 23 Rob Corry, ‘speech code slayer’
Feb 23, 2017
Ep. 22 Flemming Rose, Editor of ‘the Muhammad Cartoons’
Feb 09, 2017
Ep. 21 The ‘Turkey Purge’ w/ Prof. Beth Baron
Jan 27, 2017
Ep. 20 The ‘Turkey Purge’ w/ Mahir Zeynalov
Jan 26, 2017
Ep. 19 Ken White of ‘Popehat’ Talks Nat Hentoff, Worst Censors of 2016
Jan 12, 2017
Ep. 18 Campus Free Speech Round Table: Fall 2016 Semester in Review
Dec 29, 2016
Ep. 17 ACLU National Legal Director David Cole
Dec 15, 2016
Ep. 16 Free Speech Profiles: Attorney Martin Garbus
Dec 01, 2016
Ep. 15 Denying the Holocaust
Nov 17, 2016
Ep. 14 NYU Professor Stephen Solomon’s ‘Revolutionary Dissent’
Nov 03, 2016
Ep. 13 spiked’s Brendan O’Neill on the Fight for Free Speech Overseas
Oct 20, 2016
Ep. 12 Flying Dog Brewery: ‘Good Beer, No Censorship’
Oct 06, 2016
Ep. 11 Robert Shibley’s ‘Twisting Title IX’
Sep 22, 2016
Ep. 10 Jason Riley on Being ‘Disinvited’ from Campus
Sep 08, 2016
Ep. 9 Alice Dreger on Academic Freedom
Aug 25, 2016
Ep. 8 ‘The Trials of Lenny Bruce’
Aug 11, 2016
Ep. 7 The Daughters: Carlin, Pryor, and Bruce Speak Out
Jul 28, 2016
Ep. 6 The Summer Interns Take Over
Jul 14, 2016
Ep. 5 Aryeh Neier on “Defending My Enemy”
Jun 30, 2016
Ep. 4 2015–16 Campus Free Speech Year in Review
Jun 16, 2016
Ep. 3 David Baugh on ‘Defending My Enemy’
Jun 02, 2016
Ep. 2 Glenn Greenwald On “Defending My Enemy”
May 19, 2016
Ep. 1 Jonathan Rauch’s “Kindly Inquisitors”
May 05, 2016
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Apr 19, 2016