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Quillette is an online magazine founded by Australian writer Claire Lehmann. The publication has a primary focus on science, technology, news, culture, and politics.

Quillette is an online magazine founded by Australian writer Claire Lehmann. The publication has a primary focus on science, technology, news, culture, and politics.
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Quillette is an online magazine founded by Australian writer Claire Lehmann. The publication has a primary focus on science, technology, news, culture, and politics.

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@quillette

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Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to Jamie Kilstein about leaving the Social Justice cult and becoming a non-tribal comedian

4/19/2019
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Jonathan Kay talks to stand-up comedian Jamie Kilstein about leaving the Social Justice Left, having Robin Williams as a patron, and his new, non-tribal, un-woke podcast.

Duration:00:32:14

Quillette's Toby Young talks to Sir Roger Scruton about getting sacked by the British Government after being targeted by a Twitter mob

4/15/2019
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Toby Young talks to Sir Roger Scruton, the conservative philosopher, about getting sacked as an advisor to the British Government after making some politically incorrect remarks, and the implications of his defenestration for intellectual freedom more widely.

Duration:00:33:32

Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to Tyler Cowen about libertarianism, viewpoint diversity in Washington, D.C., and his new online university

4/11/2019
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Jonathan Kay talks to Tyler Cowen, economics professor at George Mason University, about the limits of libertarianism, viewpoint diversity in Washington, D.C., and Marginal Revolution University, his new online education venture.

Duration:00:27:51

Quillette's Toby Young talks to Cambridge history professor Robert Tombs about Brexit and Britain's future

4/3/2019
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Toby Young talks to Robert Tombs, Cambridge history professor, about why he supports Brexit, why so many of his colleagues don't, whether the English intelligentsia's loathing of their country is a uniquely English characteristic and what their reaction is likely to be if the U.K. does eventually leave the European Union.

Duration:00:47:52

Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to Rob Montz, the filmmaker who is documenting the growing free speech crisis in America's universities

3/29/2019
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Jonathan Kay talks to Rob Montz, the Washington, DC-based documentarian who has made a succession of slick, entertaining videos about the free speech crisis engulfing America's universities. You can see some of Rob's videos, with some additional commentary from Jon, on Quillette's website.

Duration:00:40:47

Quillette's Toby Young talks to Catholic journalist Caroline Farrow about being investigated by the British police for misgendering a transwoman

3/26/2019
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Six months ago, Catholic journalist Caroline Farrow appeared on a TV show called Good Morning Britain to debate Susie Green, a trans activist. That led to a chain of events that saw Caroline being investigated by the British police for misgendering Susie's daughter Jackie, a transwoman who was born male and underwent sexual reassignment surgery in Thailand at the age of 16.

Duration:00:27:51

Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to Irshad Manji, a gay, progressive Muslim, about her new book Don't Label Me

3/20/2019
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Jonathan Kay talks to liberal Muslim Irshad Manji about her new book Don't Label Me in which she urges all sides in the culture wars to listen more carefully to each other. She also reflects on the journey she's been on, from an aggressive combatant in various debates to reflective participant.

Duration:00:26:24

Quillette's Toby Young talks to stand-up comedian Andrew Doyle about Titania McGrath, his brilliant satirical creation on Twitter.

3/13/2019
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Toby Young talks to Andrew Doyle, stand-up comedian and Spiked-online columnist, about Titania McGrath, his satirical creation on Twitter who describes herself as a "radical intersectionalist poet committed to feminism, social justice and armed peaceful protest."

Duration:00:30:31

Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to Danish expert Kay Xander Mellish on Denmark's rape culture, gender equality and the new, female-Led, right-wing Danish party

3/7/2019
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Jonathan Kay talks to Kay Xander Mellish, author of How to Live in Denmark (2014) and How to Work in Denmark (2018) about the recent Amnesty International report claiming Denmark has a "pervasive rape culture," as well as what it's like living in the country ranked number two in the world for gender equality and why a female-led, right-wing political party is on the rise.

Duration:00:18:01

Quillette's Toby Young talks to Bo Winegard, assistant psychology professor, about hereditarianism, centrism and the great awokening

2/27/2019
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Toby Young talks to Bo Winegard, long-standing Quillette contributor and assistant psychology professor, about three of his articles: 'On the Reality of Race and the Abhorrence of Racism,' 'Centrism: A Moderate Manifesto' and 'The Great Awokening.'

Duration:00:58:22

Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to Mary Hudson, a former teacher in New York's public high school system, about how black students are let down by a culture of low expectations

2/21/2019
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Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to Mary Hudson, a former teacher in New York's public high school system, about how black students are being let down by school leaders and administrators who are afraid to discipline unruly children for fear of being accused of racism. This conversation follows Hudson's article on the subject for Quillette.

Duration:00:16:22

Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to Brian Amerige, a former Facebook engineer, about the company's content moderation policies

2/19/2019
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Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to Brian Amerige, a former software engineer at Facebook, about the company's content moderation policy and why it is making a mistake in trying to prohibit hate speech. This conversation follows Amerige's article on the subject for Quillette.

Duration:00:29:25

Quillette's Toby Young talks to Matthew Goodwin about Brexit, Trump and the rise of national populism

2/13/2019
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Quillette's Toby Young talks to Matthew Goodwin, professor of politics at the University of Kent and co-author of National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberalism, about Brexit, Trump, the rise of national populism in Europe and America, and what its impact is likely to be on the future of social democracy.

Duration:00:55:00

Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to Skeptic editor Michael Shermer about Holocaust denialists, Social Justice Warriors and how to debunk toxic ideologies

2/7/2019
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Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to Skeptic editor Michael Shermer about Holocaust denialists, Social Justice Warriors, the importance of bringing reason and science to bear on political debates, and why it is that smart people believe dumb things.

Duration:00:30:37

Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to Kat Rosenfield, young-adult author, about the recent mobbing of Amélie Wen Zhao, a YA writer forced to shelve her debut novel

1/31/2019
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Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to Kat Rosenfield, young-adult author and prolific vlogger and journalist, about Amélie Wen Zhao, a YA writer who's withdrawn her debut novel Blood Heir after being mobbed for allegedly breaching various politically correct protocols that all YA authors, including people of color, are expected to observe.

Duration:00:18:54

Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to Bill Kristol, founder of the Weekly Standard, about the state of conservative politics

1/29/2019
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Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to Bill Kristol, founder of the Weekly Standard, on the future of journalism, conservative politics and the stars who emerged from his magazine's pages, including David Brooks, John Podhoretz and Christopher Caldwell.

Duration:00:28:28

Speeches from the Quillette party in Toronto

1/23/2019
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Listen to the speeches made at Quillette's party in Toronto by Quillette founder Claire Lehmann, stand-up comic Jamie Kilstein, Skeptic editor Michael Shermer, Quillette's Canadian editor Jonathan Kay, author and philosopher Christina Hoff Sommers and Quillette's associate editor Toby Young. Thanks to Holding Space Films for supplying us with the audio.

Duration:00:26:11

Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker about what the critics of his book Enlightenment Now got wrong

1/14/2019
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Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker about his book Enlightenment Now and why the critics who took him to task for celebrating the Enlightenment are wrong.

Duration:00:40:10

Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to writer Jesse Singal about the reaction to his controversial cover story for The Atlantic on trans adolescents

1/11/2019
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Canadian editor Jonathan Kay talks to Jesse Singal, a New York-based writer, about the reaction to his controversial cover story for The Atlantic about transgender adolescents. Among other things, Singal interviewed a number of adults who have "detransitioned" – had a change of heart about switching genders after undergoing irreversible medical procedures. This provoked accusations of "transphobia" from trans activists, who argued that highlighting these cases would make parents and mental...

Duration:00:29:38

Quillette's Toby Young talks to Jeff McMahan, co-founder of the Journal of Controversial Ideas

1/4/2019
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Associate editor Toby Young talks to Jeff McMahan, professor of moral philosophy at Oxford and co-founder of the Journal of Controversial Ideas, a new academic periodical in which contributors will be given the option of publishing their papers pseudonymously. He talks about why the journal is needed, how 'controversial' ideas will be defined and responds to some of the criticisms that have greeted the idea, both from the Social Justice Left and the liberal centre.

Duration:00:51:51