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Outrage mobs in comedy

So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast

Release Date: 08/23/2018

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In 1999, criminal defense attorney Harvey Silverglate joined with University of Pennsylvania Professor Alan Charles Kors to found the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

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On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, journalist Kevin Williamson joins us to discuss his new book, “The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics.” Williamson is the roving correspondent for National Review and co-host of the podcast Mad Dogs & Englishmen. Show notes: Podcast transcript “When the Twitter Mob Came for Me” by Kevin Williamson FIRE’s High School Curriculum FIRE’s Free Speech Essay Contest www.sotospeakpodcast.com Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/freespeechtalk Like us on Facebook:...

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One year ago this week, “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure” was published.

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On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we are joined by Knight First Amendment Institute Litigation Director Alex Abdo to discuss free speech, privacy, and President Donald Trump’s Twitter account.

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Last fall, three writers and scholars announced they had submitted 20 fake papers to academic journals to test whether  — as they suspected — certain fields of study lacked scientific and academic rigor.

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National Review senior writer and former FIRE President David French has become an “-ism.”

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His office door was vandalized. He was accused of causing “harm” to his “college community.” There was even a demand — supported by dozens of his faculty peers — to review his tenure.

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Much has been written in recent months about online campaigns to get certain journalists, movie directors, and professors fired from their jobs because of things they said or wrote. Some campaigns have been successful. Some have not.

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we talk about how these outrage mobs affect the world of comedy — in particular, one comedy club in Long Island City, New York.

How should free speech advocates think about outrage mobs? Do they represent more speech, or a form of private censorship? Or is it more complicated?

This episode of So to Speak is presented in partnership with Comedy Cellar: Live From the Table. It features:

Nico Perrino, host, So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast

Noam Dworman, owner, The Comedy Cellar

Rebecca Trent, owner, The Creek and the Cave

Dan Naturman, comedian

Monroe Martin, comedian

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