Episode 7: Pornographer Anna Arrowsmith

Anna Arrowsmith (aka Anna Span) is a pornographer and a professor of gender and sexuality studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She began directing pornographic films after graduating from Central St Martin’s School of Art with a B.A. Honors in Fine Art (Film & Video) in 1998. She was the 2007/8 and 2008/9 Best Director at the UK Adult Film & TV Awards and was named Indie Porn Pioneer at the Toronto International Porn Festival in 2007. In 2010 Anna was the Liberal Democrat candidate to represent Gravesham in the House of Commons. She later earned a PhD in Gender Studies from the University of Sussex. She runs WeConsent.org, a site that promotes the rights of sex workers. Her recent book, Rethinking Misogyny: Men's Perceptions of Female Power in Dating Relationships, challenges common feminist assumptions about men’s and women’s sexual power.

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Episode 6: Gavin McInnes

Gavin McInnes is a media personality, actor, comedian, and the author of The Death of Cool: From Teenage Rebellion to the Hangover of Adulthood. He’s also the host of The Gavin McInnes Show on Compound Media. He was one of the co-founders in 1994 of Vice Media (which he departed in 2008).

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Episode 5: Daniele Bolelli

Daniele Bolelli is a university professor, the creator of the enormously popular History on Fire podcast, and the author of several books on philosophy and religion. He’s also a former professional mixed martial arts cage-fighter. Daniele dislikes the culture of academia as much as it dislikes him. He's an academic outlaw, but as you'll see, sometimes outlaws win.

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Episode 4: Iraq Veteran Jonathan Carp

I've always thought of him as a renegade genius. After serving as a U.S. Army combat medic in Baghdad, Jonathan Carp studied ancient history and political philosophy while working as a nurse and raising a family in Tacoma, Washington. Several years ago I asked him to write the stories of the people he knew who died in Iraq. Those stories broke my heart when I read them then, and they had the same effect when we re-visited them during our interview. Jonathan challenges me, intellectually and emotionally, as much as anyone I know.

Read Jonathan's stories here: Jonathan Carp, A Combat Medic in Iraq

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Episode 3: Kmele Foster

Recently I've been re-thinking some of my core ideas about race, a subject I've been studying and writing about for more than 30 years. This is largely because of conversations I've been having with Kmele Foster. He is the former co-host of The Independents, the co-founder and lead producer of FreeThink Media, the host of my second-favorite podcast, The Fifth Column, and one of the most original and important public intellectuals you will hear.

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The Unregistered theme music was produced by Clint Partie. Check out his new album, Partie Down, featuring some of the top rappers from the Pacific Northwest.

The Unregistered cover art was created by Flatland studio.

Our audio engineer is Gabriel Montgomery.

 

 

Episode 2: Maggie McNeill

I talk to Maggie McNeill, a sex worker and author, who for many good reasons calls herself a whore. Maggie's blog, The Honest Courtesan, and her Twitter account have become hubs of the emergent sex-workers' rights movement. She is a living renegade and one of the fiercest thinkers I know.

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The Unregistered theme music was produced by Clint Partie. Check out his new album, Partie Down, featuring some of the top rappers from the Pacific Northwest.

The Unregistered cover art was created by Flatland studio.

Our audio engineer is Gabriel Montgomery.

Episode 1: Michael Malice

In the first episode of Unregistered, I introduce the podcast and interview Michael Malice, who is the author of Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il, the subject of Harvey Pekar's Ego & Hubris: The Michael Malice Story, a columnist for The Observer, and a cable news renegade.

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  • John McCrae, "In Flanders Fields"
  • Thaddeus Russell, "Empire of the Son: The President’s Parents Were Supporters, Not Opponents, of American Hegemony"

The Unregistered theme music was produced by Clint Partie. Check out his new album, Partie Down, featuring some of the top rappers from the Pacific Northwest.

The Unregistered cover art was created by Flatland studio.

Our audio engineer is Gabriel Montgomery.