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.
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.
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.
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 Stranger, Vice, Salon, and Slate. He recently launched the web series Against Everyone with Conner Habib, featuring lectures and conversations about sex, the occult, and philosophy.
Reviewers have called it “stellar,” “riveting,” “magic,” and “freaking good.” I agree. Rebecca Schiff’s The Bed Moved is the best thing I’ve read in a long time. In this conversation she inspired me to reveal things about myself, and our relationship, that I never thought I would. Rebecca’s stories have appeared in n+1, Electric Literature, The American Reader, Fence, and Guernica.