Episode 73: Ask Me Anything

In our second "Ask Me Anything" episode I answer questions from Renegade University students and members of the Unregistered Underground supporting listeners group. The topics range from sex-positive feminism to the future of higher education to the renegade history of the world. To join the Unregistered Underground so you can participate in our AMAs, go to UnregisteredUnderground.com

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Episode 72: Debate with Ken "Popehat" White

I recently participated in a debate with Ken White, a First Amendment and criminal defense attorney and author at the legal blog Popehat, on the question of freedom of speech on social media platforms.

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Episode 71: Julien Nitzberg

Julien Nitzberg is a screenwriter, stage writer, lyricist, theater director and film director best known as the director of the documentary The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia. He also wrote the book and lyrics and directed the musical The Beastly Bombing or A Terrible Tale of Terrorists Tamed by the Tangles of True Love, which won the LA Weekly Theater Award for Best Musical of the Year.

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Episode 70: Cathy Reisenwitz

Cathy Reisenwitz is host of the Does It Work? show from Biomarker Labs and the author of the Unintended Consequences column for the Bay City Beacon. Her writing has appeared in Reason, The Week, Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, The Daily Beast, and VICE Motherboard.

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Episode 69: Daniel Coffeen

Daniel Coffeen holds a PhD in Rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley and is the author of Reading the Way of Things: Towards a New Technology of Making Sense. His lectures on the history of philosophy and rhetoric were legendary among undergraduates at UC Berkeley and are now available on iTunes. He now works as a branding consultant for startups and established companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Episode 68: Keith Whittington

Keith Whittington is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics at Princeton University. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His work on American constitutional law, theory and politics, federalism, judicial politics, and the presidency has been published widely, and he is the author of many books. His most recent book, Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech, which is the subject of our conversation.

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Episode 67: Maggie McNeill & Mistress Matisse

Maggie McNeill and Mistress Matisse are two of the most prominent leaders of the emergent sex-worker rights movement. Maggie McNeill is the author of the indispensable Honest Courtesan blog, and Mistress Matisse is a former columnist for the Seattle-based alternative newspaper The Stranger and is the creator of Velvet Swing, a cannabis-infused sex lube.

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Episode 66: Daniel Bessner

Daniel Bessner is the Anne H. H. and Kenneth B. Pyle Assistant Professor in American Foreign Policy in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington and the author of Democracy in Exile: Hans Speier and the Rise of the Defense Intellectual.

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Episode 65: 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 hosts the web series Against Everyone with Conner Habibfeaturing lectures and conversations about sex, the occult, and philosophy.

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Episode 64: Michael Brooks

Episode 62: Emily Horowitz

Emily Horowitz is a professor of sociology and criminal justice at St. Francis College (Brooklyn, NY). She also directs the Institute for Peace and Justice, and founded and co-directs the post-prison college program. She is the author of Protecting Our Kids? How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us.

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Episode 60: Kevin Williamson

Kevin Williamson is an author and journalist who was fired from his position at The Atlantic shortly after his hiring. According to the magazine's editor, Williamson was let go because language he had used in the past was "callous and violent" and "runs contrary to The Atlantic’s tradition of respectful, well-reasoned debate, and to the values of our workplace." Williamson was previously deputy managing editor and roving correspondent for National Review.

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Episode 59: Nancy Rommelmann

Nancy Rommelmann is a journalist and the author of To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times Magazine, and the LA Weekly, among other publications.

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Episode 58: James Sullivan

James Sullivan works at a jewelry store in Texas. He's also one of my favorite philosophers. James is the host of James and the Giant Podcast.

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Episode 56: Shayne Lee

Shayne Lee is a professor of sociology at the University of Houston and the author of four books: Tyler Perry's America: Inside His Films; Erotic Revolutionaries: Black Women, Sexuality and Popular Culture; Holy Mavericks: Evangelical Innovators and the Spiritual Marketplace; and T.D. Jakes: America's New Preacher. He has appeared as a guest on CNN, ABC, and Fox, while also providing commentary in the New York TimesWashington PostChicago Tribune, AtlanticHuffington Post, U.S.A. Today, CNN.comChristian Science Monitor, and numerous other periodicals.

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Episode 55: Heidi Matthews

Heidi Matthews is an assistant professor of international law at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. Her recent work on the #MeToo movement and women's sexual agency has caused considerable controversy in all the best ways. 

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