Unregistered 150: Alexander Bard



I was joined by the historian, philosopher, and rock star Alexander Bard from his home in Stockholm to discuss the ways in which academia, capitalism, traditional politics, and the nation-state are being replaced by digital freedom.

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Unregistered 149: Mark Crispin Miller



I spoke with Mark Crispin Miller, a distinguished professor of media studies at New York University whose work I’ve known for decades, about the efforts by administrators at NYU and colleagues in his own department to censor, punish, and remove him. Miller’s crime has been “excessive skepticism” about such things as COVID lockdowns and the integrity of the election.

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Unregistered 148: Katie Herzog



I sat down with one of the last real journalists in the United States, Katie Herzog, formerly a highly controversial staff writer at the alt-weekly newspaper The Stranger and now a less controversial but freer and highly successful podcaster as the co-host of Blocked and Reported with Jesse Singal. We discussed Trump’s claims of electoral fraud, the infantilization of Americans, whether she would vote to convict someone she knew to be innocent if it would stop the outbreak of lethal civil unrest, and the politics of removing her beloved dog’s genitalia.

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Unregistered 147: Ivor Cummins



I spoke with Ivor Cummins, one of the leading critics in the world on the efficacy of lockdowns and masks in preventing the spread of COVID-19. I can now walk outside without a mask and denounce the soul-killing lockdowns and know that plenty of science is on my side.

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Unregistered 146: Curtis Yarvin



The renowned blogger Curtis Yarvin, also known by his former pen name Mencius Moldbug, returned to the podcast to bend my mind on the politics of COVID, the meaning of a Biden presidency, and a host of other issues that I thought I knew well. No one makes me think harder.

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Unregistered 145: James Carden



How many people in other countries has Trump killed? What will Biden do to the rest of the world? Do Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping want to conquer America? The journalist James Carden, who served as policy adviser to the Special Representative for Intergovernmental Affairs and the Office of Russia Affairs at the US State Department, answered these questions in a wonderfully clarifying conversation.

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Unregistered 144: CTRLPew, Jeff Rodriguez, and Ivan



A life-long big-city gun-phobe, I spoke with three of the leading distributors of information on DIY and 3D-printed guns: CTRLPew, Jeff Rodriguez, and Ivan. There are now untold numbers of unregistered home-made guns in the United States, possibly in the hundreds of millions, which supplement the 400 million legally registered firearms owned by Americans. My three guests are accomplishing nothing less than the subversion of the state’s monopoly on violence and helping to create a society that could never be occupied or colonized, either by foreign enemies or the U.S. government itself. But is this a good thing?

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Unregistered 143: Gustavo Arellano



I was joined by Gustavo Arellano—author of Ask A Mexican and Taco USA, formerly the sage of the OC Weekly, and now a columnist for the Los Angeles Times—to discuss why Trump got so many Latino votes, the plight of immigrants in the pandemic and under lockdowns, the rich and complex history of Mexico, and what the hell “Latino” means anyway.

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Unregistered 142: Stephen Kershnar



Stephen Kershnar is a professor of philosophy at the State University of New York at Fredonia and the most renegade academic I have found. We talked about his many books in which he argues with scholarly rigor and precision that veterans don’t deserve our gratitude, that if it were logically consistent the pro-life movement would be killing lots of people, that there is no basis for morality or responsibility, and that many adult-child sexual relationships should be defended. This might have been the most fun I’ve ever had talking to a professor.

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Unregistered 141: Dave Smith



My favorite comedian and political commentator joined me again for a discussion about fatherhood, indoctrination in families, the benefit of reading neo-Nazis, the libertarian conundrum on immigration, the “rich people’s politics” of most Americans, and how we both resent being associated with a president we both consider to be a mass murderer.

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