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Ep. 72 ‘Bodied’ with director Joseph Kahn

So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast

Release Date: 11/13/2018

Ep. 116 ‘Journal of Controversial Ideas’ with Prof. Peter Singer show art Ep. 116 ‘Journal of Controversial Ideas’ with Prof. Peter Singer

So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we are joined by Professor Singer to discuss the journal, academic freedom, and his own personal brushes with controversy.

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Ep. 115 ‘Dare to Speak’ with PEN America’s Suzanne Nossel show art Ep. 115 ‘Dare to Speak’ with PEN America’s Suzanne Nossel

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On today’s episode of So to Speak, we are joined by PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel to discuss campus censorship, cancel culture, how different generations think about free speech, the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in 2015, and more. Nossel is the author of the forthcoming book, “Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All.”

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Ep. 114 Glenn Loury objects show art Ep. 114 Glenn Loury objects

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As protests against racial injustice continue across America, colleges and universities are increasingly speaking out in support of the protests. What’s more, some are also taking action to investigate or punish faculty critical of the protesters’ perceived aims.

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Rebroadcast: How Daryl Davis, a black man, defeats the Ku Klux Klan with open dialogue show art Rebroadcast: How Daryl Davis, a black man, defeats the Ku Klux Klan with open dialogue

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This episode is a rebroadcast from March 2017.

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Ep. 113 Charlottesville reflections with Rodney Smolla show art Ep. 113 Charlottesville reflections with Rodney Smolla

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During the summer of 2017, a fierce dispute over the removal of Confederate monuments in Charlottesville, Va. captured national attention.

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Ep. 112 College social media censorship show art Ep. 112 College social media censorship

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A new FIRE report finds that 77% of public colleges and universities use a blacklist of secret words to censor comments on their Facebook pages. What’s more, 87% of them block particular users on Facebook or Twitter.

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Ep. 111 'Dear Colleague,' due process now required. Title IX rules analysis. show art Ep. 111 'Dear Colleague,' due process now required. Title IX rules analysis.

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On Wednesday, the Department of Education published its long-awaited new Title IX regulations.

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With much of the country under stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19, what do these orders mean for the five freedoms of the First Amendment?

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For authoritarian leaders across the globe, the coronavirus emergency presents an opportunity to silence critics and consolidate power.

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Ep. 108 A history of (dis)information wars in the Soviet Union and beyond show art Ep. 108 A history of (dis)information wars in the Soviet Union and beyond

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How and why do authoritarian regimes seek to control information? On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, host Nico Perrino is joined by University of Maryland Associate Professor Cynthia L. Martin to explore how one country, the former Soviet Union, restricted access to information and stifled dissent — and what changed when that regime collapsed in 1991.

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“Words are weapons in the world’s most lyrical sport.”

That’s how competitive battle rap is described by the makers of “Bodied,” a new satirical film produced by Eminem about a college student who decides to write a thesis paper on battle rap and through a twist of fate finds himself becoming a prodigy in the sport.

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we speak with“Bodied” director Joseph Kahn. Kahn is a filmmaker and Grammy-award winning music video director, who has directed videos for Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons, Blink 182, Britney Spears, Maroon 5, and many other best-selling artists.

Kahn describes himself as a free speech absolutist. During the course of this conversation, we unpack what that means and take a look at the free speech interests in his new, controversial film.

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