Episode 53: Swami Prem Niren

Swami Prem Niren, also known as Philip Toelkes, was the chief counsel for the Rajneesh spiritual organization and for its leader, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, also known as Osho. Niren is featured in the Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country, which covers the dramatic conflict in the 1980s between the Rajneesh community in Oregon and local, state, and federal governments. Niren now works as a counselor at his own practice, Niren Conscious Coaching. He is working on a book about his time with Osho.
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Episode 52: Kliph Nesteroff

Kliph Nesteroff is the author of The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels & The History of American Comedy. His work has appeared in Vice, The New York Times, CNN, LA Weekly, and the National Post. He also worked as a stand-up comic for many years and he is the chief curator of George Carlin’s personal archive.
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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 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.