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Two for Tea with Iona Italia and Helen Pluckrose

Politics

Podcast by Iona Italia and Helen Pluckrose

Podcast by Iona Italia and Helen Pluckrose

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United Kingdom

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Podcast by Iona Italia and Helen Pluckrose

Twitter:

@IonaItalia

Language:

English


Episodes

105 - Gurwinder Bhogal - Our Human Capacity for Self-Deception [Public Limited Version]

10/10/2021
Follow Gurwider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/G_S_Bhogal You can find all Gurwinder’s Areo articles here: https://areomagazine.com/author/gurwinderbhogal/ Articles referenced here: How Not to De-Radicalize a Twitter Neo-Nazi - Areo: https://areomagazine.com/2017/10/28/how-not-to-de-radicalize-a-twitter-neo-nazi/ Alex Jones Was Victimized by One Oligopoly. But He Perpetuated Another: https://quillette.com/2018/09/30/alex-jones-was-victimized-by-one-oligopoly-but-he-perpetuated-another/ The...

Duration:00:36:28

104 - James Kierstead - The Greeks and Free Speech [Public Limited Version]

10/3/2021
For more of James’ related thoughts on free speech, representation and democracy see: https://antigonejournal.com/2021/04/two-concepts-of-free-speech/ https://areomagazine.com/2019/05/16/two-concepts-of-representation/ https://proandepimetheus.blogspot.com/2020/08/harsh-but-unfair.html https://freespeech.buzzsprout.com/370355/5178406-episode-30-dr-kierstead-on-ancient-greek-values-of-free-speech-and-diversity-of-thought-at-our-universities...

Duration:00:26:45

103 - Lee Dugatkin - Jumpstarting Evolution [Public Limited Version]

9/19/2021
Lee’s book with Lyudmila Trut, How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution (2017) can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Tame-Fox-Build-Dog/dp/022644418X I also highly recommend Behind the Crimson Curtain: The Rise and Fall of Peale's Museum (2020): https://www.amazon.com/Behind-Crimson-Curtain-Peales-Museum/dp/1941953727 Follow Lee on Twitter @LeeDugatkin Timestamps 1:27 Behind the Crimson Curtain and other books 2:59 The...

Duration:00:28:25

102 - David Fuller - Vaccine Hesitancy and the Ivermectin Controversy [Public Limited Version]

9/6/2021
David has created a series of films on this controversy on his Rebel Wisdom channel. You can find them here: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/42-film-content/vaccines-ivermectin/842-vaccines-dark-horse-final-word David and I talk about the responsibilities of independent media with regard to this issue here: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/42-film-content/vaccines-ivermectin/837-dark-horse-journalism-with-iona-italia David’s article for Areo can be found here:...

Duration:00:27:58

101 - Nicholas Grossman - The Crisis in Afghanistan [Public Limited Version]

8/29/2021
Nicholas’s book, Drones and Terrorism: Asymmetric Warfare and the Threat to Global Security (2018) can be found here: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/drones-and-terrorism-9781838608439/ Subscribe to Arc Digital: Arc Digital For more relevant writing by Nicholas, see the following articles: https://www.arcdigital.media/p/every-option-in-afghanistan-was-bad https://medium.com/arc-digital/americas-predictable-avoidable-unnecessary-syrian-disaster-f0e1292e9449...

Duration:00:38:20

100 - Angel Eduardo - Starmanning [Public Limited Version]

8/22/2021
To find out more about Angel: http://angeleduardo.com/ Follow Angel on Twitter @StrangelEdweird 0:55 Introduction 2:18 Starmanning 7:58 David Fuller's Areo piece and Majid Nawaz 13:00 Daryl Davis 14:28 Is starmanning civility porn? Does it create false equivalences? 16:23 Steve Sailer 21:20 Changing our minds; an intellectual ship of Theseus 23:45 Signalling in more productive ways 27:45 Vitriol on social media 30:58 My boyfriend's brother looked me up on Twitter 32:52 What are you trying to...

Duration:00:30:38

99 - Dinyar Patel - Dadabhai Naoroji - Nationalist Pioneer

8/15/2021
For more about Dinyar: Dinyar Patel – Assistant Professor of South Asian History: https://dinyarpatel.com/ Dinyar’s book, Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism (2020), can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Naoroji-Pioneer-Nationalism-Dinyar-Patel/dp/0674238206 Follow Dinyar on Twitter @DinyarPatel Timestamps 3:18 Why Naoroji was important: an excerpt from Dinyar’s book 9:15 Why Naoroji is so much less well known than other Indian nationalists 12:45 Economic drain theory 16:35...

Duration:01:00:44

98 - Adrian Tchaikovsky - Alternative Evolutionary Histories [Public Limited Version]

8/8/2021
You can find full details of Adrian’s fiction here: https://www.panmacmillan.com/blogs/science-fiction-and-fantasy/adrian-tchaikovsky-books-in-order. Follow Adrian on Twitter @aptshadow. Timestamps 0:57 Introduction 1:58 Children of Time optioned 3:24 Passage from Doors of Eden 7:53 Alternative evolutionary scenarios 9:55 Gould and the Burgess shale 12:13 Intelligence without sentience 14:10 What are the defining characteristics of intelligence? 19:38 A.I., Shards of Earth and adapted humans...

Duration:00:30:08

97 - David Buss - Bad Men [Public Limited Version]

7/25/2021
You can find a complete bibliography of David’s work here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/David-M.-Buss/e/B000AP5RSU David’s book, Bad Men: The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment and Assault (2021): https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1472146336/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 (US title: When Men Behave Badly) The Buss lab at the University of Texas: https://labs.la.utexas.edu/buss/ Follow him on Twitter @ProfDavidBuss Other References Tina Turner and Kurt Loder, I, Tina (1986), adapted...

Duration:00:28:34

96 - Jerry Coyne - Why Evolution is True [Public Limited Version]

7/19/2021
Jerry’s book Why Evolution Is True (2010) can be found here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/300564/why-evolution-is-true-by-jerry-a-coyne/ Faith vs Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible (2016) can be found here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/312382/faith-versus-fact-by-jerry-a-coyne/9780143108269/ Speciation (2004) by Jerry Coyne and H. Allen Orr can be found here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/speciation-9780878930890?cc=gb&lang=en& Jerry’s blog:...

Duration:00:25:22

95 - Andrew Doyle - Why Free Speech Matters [Public Limited Version]

7/11/2021
You can find Andrew’s books here (among other places): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Andrew-Doyle/e/B001K8AWRC/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0 Andrew’s show, Free Speech Nation, can be found here: https://www.gbnews.uk/shows/free-speech-nation For Jonathan Pie (co-written with Tom Walker) see: https://www.youtube.com/user/tomwalker78 Follow Andrew on Twitter: @andrewdoyle_com Further References For more on Marcus Meechan (Count Dankula): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFraBEwucEY Helen Pluckrose’s review of...

Duration:00:43:25

91 - Richard Dawkins - Reading and Writing Science [RE-RELEASE - Full Version]

7/4/2021
richarddawkins.net/ Richard’s latest publication, Books Do Furnish a Life (2021) is available among other places here: www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/111994…81787633681.html See also The Selfish Gene (1979); The Extended Phenotype (1982); Climbing Mount Improbable (1996); A Devil’s Chaplain (2003); The Ancestor’s Tale (2005); The God Delusion (2006) and many other works. For a more complete list of Richard’s books: www.britannica.com/biography/Richard-Dawkins Follow Richard on Twitter:...

Duration:00:45:52

94 - Sadia Hameed - Separatist Communities in the UK [Public Limited Version]

6/27/2021
https://sister-hood.com/author/sadia-hameed/ https://areomagazine.com/2021/05/17/the-silencing-of-ethnic-minority-victims-of-abuse/ https://www.facebook.com/Gloucestershire-Sisters-1974497649471316/groups Follow Sadia on Facebook: @sadia936 Further References Nimco Ali, What We Are Told Not to Talk About (2019) Timestamps 2:00 Sadia’s background 8:33 Sadia’s abduction to Pakistan 19:03 High-control communities and the need to deal with the crime, not the identity. 21:53 Self-appointed...

Duration:00:33:35

93 - Jonathan Rauch - In Defence of Truth [Public Limited Version]

6/20/2021
For more on Jonathan: https://www.brookings.edu/experts/jonathan-rauch/ You can preorder The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth (2021) from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Constitution-Knowledge-Jonathan-Rauch-author/dp/0815738862 Other books: The Outnation: Search for the Soul of Japan (1992); Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought (1993); Demosclerosis: The Silent Killer of American Government (1994); Government's End: Why Washington Stopped Working (1999); Denial:...

Duration:00:26:07

92 - Erik Hoel - Neuroscience and the Novel [Public Limited Version]

6/13/2021
References Erik’s novel, The Revelations (2021) can be found here and elsewhere: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Revelations-Novel-Erik-Hoel-ebook/dp/B084ZKXQ12 For a fuller selection of Erik’s writing: https://www.erikphoel.com/ Especially relevant to our conversation: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/enter-the-supersensorium-hoel Follow Erik on Twitter @erikphoel Further References Correspondence between Descartes and Princess Elisabeth:|...

Duration:00:40:22

91 - Richard Dawkins - Reading and Writing Science [Public Limited Version]

6/6/2021
https://richarddawkins.net/ Richard’s latest publication, Books Do Furnish a Life (2021) is available among other places here: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1119942/books-do-furnish-a-life/9781787633681.html See also The Selfish Gene (1979); The Extended Phenotype (1982); Climbing Mount Improbable (1996); A Devil’s Chaplain (2003); The Ancestor’s Tale (2005); The God Delusion (2006) and many other works. For a more complete list of Richard’s books:...

Duration:00:24:38

90 - Krish Ashok - The Science of Indian Cookery [Public Limited Version]

5/23/2021
Ashok’s book can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Masala-Lab-Science-Indian-Cooking/dp/0143451375 His YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/krishashok Follow Ashok on Twitter: @krishashok Further References Meher Mirza’s column in The Juggernaut - The Weight of Parsi Toddy (thejuggernaut.com): https://www.thejuggernaut.com/the-weight-of-parsi-toddy Timestamps 2:54 Ashok reads the opening of chapter 2, “The Science of Spice” on coriander, supertasters 6:08 A scientific approach to...

Duration:00:28:51

89 - Keith Whittington - Fighting for Faculty Freedom [Public Limited Version]

5/16/2021
Academic Freedom Alliance: https://academicfreedom.org/ You can find Keith’s book Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech (2018) here: https://press.princeton.edu/books/paperback/9780691191522/speak-freely You can find all of Keith’s academic publications here: https://scholar.princeton.edu/kewhitt/home Keith regularly blogs here: https://reason.com/volokh/ Follow Keith on Twitter: @kewhittington Further References My interview with Greg Lukianoff:...

Duration:00:27:18

88 - Yasmine Mohammed - From Fundamentalism to Freedom

5/9/2021
You can find Yasmine’s book, Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam (2019) here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unveiled-Western-Liberals-Empower-Radical/dp/1999240502 Free Hearts Free Minds: https://www.freeheartsfreeminds.com/ Follow Yasmine on Twitter: @YasMohammedxx Further References Ben Affleck, Sam Harris and Bill Maher Debate Radical Islam | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vln9D81eO60 Maajid Nawaz, Radical: My Journey out of Islamist...

Duration:00:54:39

88 - Jonathan Rauch - In Defence of Truth [Public Limited Version]

5/2/2021
For more on Jonathan: https://www.brookings.edu/experts/jonathan-rauch/ You can preorder The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Constitution-Knowledge-Jonathan-Rauch-author/dp/0815738862 Other books: The Outnation: Search for the Soul of Japan (1992); Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought (1993); Demosclerosis: The Silent Killer of American Government (1994); Government's End: Why Washington Stopped Working (1999); Denial: My 25 Years...

Duration:00:26:07