Episode 29: Angela Keaton

This is about wars that are personal and political. Angela Keaton is the executive director of the Randolph Bourne Institute and the director of operations at Antiwar.com. She formerly produced Antiwar Radio with host Scott Horton. She wrote about her life and world view for The Daily Bell.

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Episode 28: Jim Goad

For reasons that are obvious to anyone who knows his biography and his work, Jim Goad might be the most underappreciated social critic in America. He edited the notorious and influential zine Answer Me!authored The Redneck Manifesto, and served more than two years in prison for a crime he writes about with breathtaking honesty. He currently writes for Taki's Magazine and hosts the podcast Jim Goad's Group Hug.

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Episode 27: Scott Horton

Scott Horton is the author of the widely acclaimed Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan and the host of the indispensable foreign policy radio program and podcast The Scott Horton Show. Since 2003, he has conducted more than 4,500 interviews with journalists, politicians, former military leaders, lawyers and experts on foreign policy and war. Scott is also the managing director of The Libertarian Institute and the opinion editor of Antiwar.com.

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Episode 26: Laura Kipnis

When this interview took place, Laura Kipnis was under a Title IX investigation by her university and being sued in civil court for publishing her book, Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus, a critique of the sexual "McCarthyism" at American universities and the "blatantly paternalistic" feminism that drives it. Kipnis is a professor of media studies at Northwestern University and the author of five other books, including Against Love: A Polemic; Men: Notes from an Ongoing Investigation; and Bound and Gagged: Pornography and the Politics of Fantasy in America.

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Episode 25: Kmele Foster

Kmele Foster is back, by popular demand. He is the co-host of the Fifth Column podcast and Lead Producer at FreeThink Media

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Episode 24: Alex Epstein

Alex Epstein is a philosopher and "energy theorist" whose book The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels cuts against all the conventional wisdom on energy policy and climate change but presents the most persuasive argument I have seen on the issue. He is the president and founder of the Center for Industrial Progress.

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Episode 23: Petey DeAbreu

Petey DeAbreu is a comedian working in New York City. This might be the first time you've heard of him, but I'm guessing it won't be the last. 

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Episode 22: Dave Smith

Dave's New Special: Libertas (Currently #1 on iTunes Comedy Downloads)

Dave Smith is a stand-up comedian, radio personality, political commentator, host of the podcast Part of the Problem, and co-host of the Legion of Skanks podcast. He can be seen regularly on The Greg Gutfeld Show and Red Eye on Fox News, as well as Kennedy on the Fox Business Network.

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Episode 21: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is a New York Times op-ed contributor, a visiting lecturer at The Wharton School, and a former Google data scientist. His work focuses on using big-data sources to uncover previously hidden behaviors and attitudes.

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Episode 20: Glenn Loury

I had wanted to talk with Glenn Loury ever since I first heard his podcast, The Glenn Show, and last week I got my chance. From listening to this interview I think you'll be able to understand why I consider him to be the finest public intellectual we have. Glenn Loury is the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Brown University.

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Episode 19: Live Podcast with School Sucks and Brett Veinotte

Brett Veinotte is back, but this time we're in front of a live audience. This is the recording of a podcast that concluded Renegade University's first event, a weekend of history, philosophy, and personal stories. Unregistered Listeners were out in force and they asked tough questions and offered moving life stories. It all seemed like the beginning of something big.

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Episode 18: Hannah Song

Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) helps refugees escape from the country and uses their testimony to show that, far from being helpless victims, the people who remain in North Korea, especially the young "black market generation," are waging a quiet but radical revolution every day. Hannah Song, the president and CEO of LiNK, convinced me that the evidence from inside the country is clear: "the people of North Korea will win their freedom in our lifetime." 

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Episode 17: David Feige

The 800,000 registered sex offenders in the United States live under a totalitarian regime. They are legally barred from living in large portions of the country and denied access to employment, housing, and public spaces. Their movements and even their thoughts are monitored and controlled by law enforcement officers. Their names and faces are reported to the public, and vigilante groups hound them out of their homes. They are considered by nearly everyone in America to be the worst and most dangerous creatures in the world.

Because the film Untouchable calls all this into question, film distributors and the media have considered it to be untouchable as well. In this episode of Unregistered, I talk to the film's writer, director, and producer, David Feige, who decided to take on what he calls "the darkest part of the criminal justice system." David formerly worked as a public defender in New York City. He is the author of the memoir, Indefensible: One Lawyer's Journey into the Inferno of American Justice, and co-creator of the TNT legal drama Raising the Bar. He is also the co-founder and board chair of The Bronx Freedom Fund, the first charitable bail organization in New York State. Last year he won the Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award for Untouchable at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Episode 16: Conor Friedersdorf

If you've been missing political journalism that is skeptical of the use and abuse of power on both sides of the political aisle, then you're going to love Conor Friedersdorf. Conor is a journalist and a staff writer at The Atlantic. He is also the founding editor of The Best of Journalism, which is a curated list of news articles and investigative reports that he disseminates through a newsletter.

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Episode 15: Brett Veinotte

For this week's episode of Unregistered I invite Brett Veinotte to my home in Oregon. Brett is the host and editor of the School Sucks Project. The School Sucks Project is a weekly podcast and web community dedicated to exposing the damaging effects of government school. Brett has spent more than 10 years working in private education in various capacities. We share our personal experiences with public schooling and wonder what the alternatives may be. 

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Episode 14: Mohamad Chaghlil

Mohamad Chaghlil is a Syrian refugee currently living in the United States. He was born in Damascus and lived there until he fled to Jordan in 2012. He was granted refugee status by the United Nations and came to the U.S. in December 2016. Before fleeing the Syrian civil war he worked at his father’s business of designing and manufacturing of cabinets, shelves, and other furniture. He now lives in New Haven, Connecticut, and hopes to become a permanent resident of the United States.

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Episode 13: Debate with Heather Mac Donald

In this episode of Unregistered I debate Heather Mac Donald over the question of America's high incarceration rate. Heather is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor to New York's City Journal. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in English and earned her J.D. from Stanford University Law School. She is also a frequent media guest on Fox News Channel, CNN, and other national television and radio programs. The debate was held at the Tribeca Screening Room and made possible by the Unsafe Space Podcast and Learn Liberty.

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Episode 12: Michael Tracey

Michael Tracey is a journalist, Twitter star, and investigative reporter for The Young Turks. He was previously a columnist for VICE, covering both the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns. He’s also been a contributor to New York Daily News, The Daily Beast, The American Conservative, The Nation, Rolling Stone, Current Affairs, and many other publications.

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Episode 11: Ask Me Anything

In this first "Ask Me Anything" episode I answer questions from Unregistered Listeners, mostly taken from The Unregistered Underground Facebook group. The topics range from Postmodernism and Freud vs. Foucault all the way to video games. You can become a member of The Unregistered Underground Facebook group and join the conversation by becoming a supporting listener of the show at UnregisteredListeners.com.

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Episode 10: Conner Habib

Conner Habib has performed in nearly 200 gay adult films. But he also founded a punk rock record label, studied organismic and evolutionary biology and creative writing in graduate school, taught college English courses, worked as a sex workers' rights activist, and published essays in dozens of print and online publications, including The StrangerVice, Salon, and Slate. He recently launched the web series Against Everyone with Conner Habibfeaturing lectures and conversations about sex, the occult, and philosophy.

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