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.
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.
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.