Episode 51: C. Derick Varn

C. Derick Varn is a poet, book editor, podcaster, and public school teacher in Utah. He previously taught in private education in South Korea, Mexico, and Egypt. He is also the author of the new book of poetry, Apocalyptics

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Episode 50: Nadine Strossen

Nadine Strossen is the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School. She was the president of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1991 to 2008, and has written, taught, and advocated extensively in the areas of constitutional law and civil liberties. Her newest book, HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship, is available now on Kindle and for pre-order in hard cover.

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Episode 49: Marvin Mutch

Episode 48: Dar Williams

Dar Williams is a musician and author. The New Yorker has described her as "one of America's very best singer-songwriters." Her latest album is the self-produced and critically acclaimed Emerald, and her new book, What I Found in a Thousand Towns, combines anthropological field work she conducted as a touring musician with scholarly research on the renaissance of American towns and small cities.

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Episode 47: Michael Malice

Michael Malice 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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Episode 46: Janet Capron

Janet Capron is the author of the memoir Blue Money, which chronicles her time as a prostitute in New York City in the early 1970s. 

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Episode 45: Bryan Callen

Bryan Callen is a stand-up comedian, actor, and podcaster. He hosts the podcasts The Fighter & The Kid with Brendan Schaub and Mixed Mental Arts with Hunter Maats. His one-hour comedy special, Never Grow Up, is available on Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play.

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Episode 44: Angela Nagle

Angela Nagle is the author of Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars From 4Chan And Tumblr To Trump And The Alt-RightHer work has appeared in The Baffler, Jacobin, Current Affairs, and the Irish Times. She's the co-editor of Ireland Under Austerity from Manchester University Press.

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Episode 43: Dave Smith

Dave Smith is a stand-up comedian, CNN and HLN contributor, host of the podcast Part of the Problem, and co-host of the Legion of Skanks podcast. He can be seen regularly on CNN's S.E. Cupp Unfiltered

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Episode 42: Elisa Albert

Elisa Albert is the author of After Birth, one of the most acclaimed works of fiction of recent years. Her work has appeared in Tin House, The New York Times, Post Road, The Guardian, Gulf Coast, Commentary, Salon, Tablet, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, The Rumpus, Time Magazine, on NPR, and in many anthologies. She is currently Visiting Writer at Bennington College.

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Episode 41: Michael Boldin

Raised in a family of Christian conservative activists, Michael Boldin took a very different path. In 2006 he founded the Tenth Amendment Center, which has promoted the efforts of states and municipalities to block the enforcement of federal laws.

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Episode 40: Christopher Ryan

Christopher Ryan is an author, podcaster, and troublemaker who puts out a weekly podcast called Tangentially Speaking. His work has been featured on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, NPR, The New York Times, Playboy, The Washington Post, TimeThe Atlantic, and Salon, and he has been a featured speaker all over the world, from TED to the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

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Episode 39: The Reason Interview (with Nick Gillespie)

In a fantastically fun interview for the Reason podcast, Nick Gillespie and I talk about the work ethic in contemporary America, the puritanism of John Locke, why libertarians should be postmodernists, and "the massive higher-education scam you've never heard about."

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Episode 38: Douglas Lain

Douglas Lain is the publisher of Zero Books, the host of the Zero Squared podcast, and the author of the Philip K. Dick Award nominated After the Saucers Landed and the forthcoming Bash Bash Revolution.

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Episode 37: Nick Hazelton

Nick Hazelton is a high-school dropout, a yak farmer, a podcaster, and an anarchist. He raises Tibetan yaks and American Guinea Hogs on his family farm at Hazelton Farms in Kings Valley, Oregon and hosts the Yakkin with Nick podcast.

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Episode 36: Scott Horton

Scott Horton is the author of 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.

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Episode 35: Gustavo Arellano

Gustavo Arellano is the former publisher and editor of Orange County's alternative weekly OC Weekly. His nationally syndicated column ¡Ask a Mexican! has won numerous awards, including the 2006 and 2008 Best Non-Political Column in a large-circulation weekly from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and the 2007 Presidents Award from the Los Angeles Press Club.

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Episode 33: Renegade University Live from Los Angeles

The higher education revolution continues. I make a call to action to take down the little-known government-sponsored monopoly that's responsible for the astronomical tuition prices and intellectual conformism at American colleges and universities, and Brett Veinotte of the School Sucks Project helps me host a live podcast at the Renegade University weekend in Los Angeles.

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Episode 32: Moshe Kasher

Moshe Kasher is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He is the author of a stunning memoir, Kasher in the Rye, about his harrowing, other-worldly childhood. He is also that very rare thing in Hollywood: a true intellectual.

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