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Ep. 76 From black armbands to the U.S. Supreme Court

So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast

Release Date: 01/10/2019

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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Ep. 110 The Constitution in the age of coronavirus w/ Prof. Josh Blackman show art Ep. 110 The Constitution in the age of coronavirus w/ Prof. Josh Blackman

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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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Ep. 109 Censorship pandemic show art Ep. 109 Censorship pandemic

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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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Ep. 107.1 Ep. 107.1 "Coronavirus and the failure of the ‘Marketplace of Ideas’"

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"Coronavirus and the failure of the ‘Marketplace of Ideas’"

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Ep. 107 FIRE, the coronavirus, and the failure of the ‘Marketplace of Ideas’ show art Ep. 107 FIRE, the coronavirus, and the failure of the ‘Marketplace of Ideas’

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On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, host Nico Perrino sits down with FIRE President & CEO Greg Lukianoff to discuss how FIRE is adapting to the coronavirus outbreak. We also explore the ideas behind Greg’s new, widely discussed article, “Coronavirus and the failure of the ‘Marketplace of Ideas’.”

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Ep. 106 ‘Free speech and justified true belief’ w/ prof. Joseph Blocher show art Ep. 106 ‘Free speech and justified true belief’ w/ prof. Joseph Blocher

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On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, host Nico Perrino speaks with Duke University School of Law professor Joseph Blocher, who argues that one of the most common justifications for free speech — creating a “marketplace of ideas” in our search for truth — rests on unstable ground in our “post-truth” era. In his article, “Free Speech and Justified True Belief,” Blocher argues for a reframing of this epistemic theory of free speech around knowledge, rather than truth.

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Ep. 105 ‘Rap on Trial’ show art Ep. 105 ‘Rap on Trial’

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At a time when artistic expression has never enjoyed greater First Amendment protection, rap music has seemingly been left behind. Rap lyrics are routinely used as evidence by police and prosecutors to justify arresting and charging suspects for all manner of alleged crimes.

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Ep. 104 Violent video games with Villanova Professor Patrick M. Markey show art Ep. 104 Violent video games with Villanova Professor Patrick M. Markey

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Do violent video games make people more violent?

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Her journey started with wearing a black armband to school and proceeded to the landmark United States Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District (1969). But it by no means stopped there: Mary Beth Tinker, namesake of the “Tinker” decision, continues to be a free speech icon.  

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we share with you an unabridged version of a 2016 conversation between Tinker and attorney Robert Corn-Revere, in which Tinker sheds light on her case and the state of student speech rights nearly 50 years later.

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