The Brendan O'Neill Show

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 Jul 19, 2020

Liana Murphy
 Jun 6, 2020
Brendan is the Man! Seriously, if you're in any way Libertarian - then this podcast is a must 👍

Great podcast.
 May 22, 2020
Great interviewer and interesting guests. I think libertarians and conservatives will love this.


 May 3, 2020

Keith Ray
 Sep 30, 2019
This is a fantastic show. A political and historical point of view, that must be heard.

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spiked’s Brendan O’Neill discusses today’s big ideas and bad ideas with an esteemed guest.

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39: Rod Liddle: Why I changed my mind on lockdown
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Rod Liddle returns to The Brendan O’Neill Show to talk about football fans booing Black Lives Matter and the devastating failure of lockdown. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
Dec 29, 2020
38: Why the well-off love the lockdown, with Julia Hartley-Brewer
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Julia Hartley-Brewer, host of talkRADIO’s breakfast show, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss Britain’s slide into Covid tyranny and why we must fight to end lockdown. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: ExpressVPN: http://expressvpn.com/brendan  Freetrade: http://freetrade.io/brendan  Harrys: http://harrys.com/brendan  
Dec 16, 2020
37: Left class hatred, with Paul Embery
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The trade unionist, writer and author of ‘Despised’ talks to Brendan O’Neill about where the left has gone wrong on Brexit, class and cancel culture. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/  Sponsored by: Freetrade: http://freetrade.io/brendan The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan  ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/brendan 
Dec 02, 2020
36: The election everyone got wrong, with Michael Tracey
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Michael Tracey and Brendan O’Neill discuss the Trump years, the summer of riots and the collapse of journalism. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by:  The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/brendan 
Nov 19, 2020
35: Hysteria is contagious, with Lionel Shriver
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Novelist Lionel Shriver talks to Brendan O’Neill about Trump, Biden and the panic driving the New Normal. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/11/16/masks-are-destroying-the-social-fabric/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/brendan The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan 
Nov 12, 2020
34: The establishment is creating a dystopia, with Sohrab Ahmari
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Sohrab Ahmari, op-ed editor at the New York Post, talks to Brendan O’Neill about Big Tech censorship, the woke war on workers and the dystopia of the New Normal. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/11/03/facebook-wants-trump-to-lose/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ 
Oct 27, 2020
33: The case for Trump, with Daniel McCarthy
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Daniel McCarthy, conservative commentator and editor of Modern Age, discusses the election, identity politics and bourgeois rioting. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/10/26/trump-has-taken-the-mask-off-the-liberal-establishment/   Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/  Sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan   Babbel: http://babbel.co.uk/play Promo code: brendan   ExpressVPN: http://expressvpn.com/brendan
Oct 20, 2020
32: Big Tech vs free speech, with Jeffrey Rosen
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National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen tells Brendan O’Neill what’s driving Silicon Valley’s embrace of censorship.  Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/10/12/censorship-by-algorithm/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: Babbel: http://babbel.co.uk/play Promo code: brendan The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan
Oct 06, 2020
31: We should all be populists, with Thomas Frank
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Thomas Frank, author of ‘The People, No’, talks to Brendan O’Neill about the history of populism and the elite’s war on democracy. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/09/28/people-are-absolutely-justified-in-mistrusting-the-elites/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan ExpressVPN: http://expressvpn.com/brendan 
Sep 22, 2020
30: Innovation, freedom and failing better, with Matt Ridley
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Matt Ridley, author of How Innovation Works, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the past, present and future of innovation -- from transport to nuclear power to vaccines. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/09/14/how-environmentalism-holds-back-innovation/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: Babbel: http://babbel.co.uk/play Promo code: brendan The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan
Sep 08, 2020
29: Why black autonomy matters, with Glenn Loury
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Glenn Loury joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the myth of police racism and the dangers of racial identity politics. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/08/31/in-racialising-everything-we-are-playing-with-fire/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: ExpressVPN: http://expressvpn.com/brendan  The Great Courses Plus: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan 
Aug 25, 2020
28: Why the working class turned Tory, with Nick Timothy
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Nick Timothy, former special adviser to Theresa May, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss Brexit, the great realignment of British politics, and his new book, Remaking One Nation. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/08/20/liberalism-is-eroding-itself/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: https://thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan 
Aug 11, 2020
27: The cruel negligence of the lockdown, with Dr John Lee
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Pathologist Dr John Lee joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the exaggerated threat of Covid, the corruption of science and the mounting death toll of the lockdown. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/08/07/our-government-should-not-be-copying-totalitarian-states/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: https://thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan 
Jul 28, 2020
26: Why borders matter, with Frank Furedi
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Sociologist and spiked contributor Frank Furedi joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss his latest book, Why Borders Matter. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/07/23/without-borders-democracy-ceases-to-exist/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: https://thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan    ExpressVPN: https://www.expressvpn.com/brendan
Jul 14, 2020
25: The silent majority, with Julia Hartley-Brewer
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Julia Hartley-Brewer, host of talkRADIO’s breakfast show, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the BLM cultural revolution and the war on free speech. Read the transcript: Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/07/09/the-vast-majority-in-this-country-are-not-racist/ Gymshark: https://uk.gymshark.com/TheBrendanONeillShow  The Great Courses Plus: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan
Jun 30, 2020
24: The racism of identity politics, with Trevor Phillips
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Trevor Phillips, writer, broadcaster and former politician, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss identity politics, Covid-19, and being expelled from the Labour Party. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/06/24/not-all-people-of-colour-think-the-same/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ Sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/brendan   Gymshark: http://gymshark.com/thebrendanoneillshow 
Jun 16, 2020
23: The virus of wokeness, with Dave Rubin
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Dave Rubin, host of the Rubin Report and author of Don’t Burn This Book, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the regressive left, radical Islam and free speech. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/06/11/the-left-is-taking-us-backward/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
Jun 02, 2020
22: The new class war, with Michael Lind
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Michael Lind talks to Brendan O’Neill about how the liberal elite colonised politics, culture and the economy. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/05/27/the-tyranny-of-the-managerial-elite/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
May 19, 2020
21: The cruelty of social distancing, with Lionel Shriver
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Novelist Lionel Shriver talks to Brendan O’Neill about the catastrophe of lockdown, the horrors of the ‘new normal’, and our society’s immature response to death. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/05/11/there-is-nothing-unprecedented-about-the-virus-itself/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
May 05, 2020
20: Never apologise to the Twittermob, with Vanity Von Glow
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Drag queen Vanity Von Glow talks to Brendan O’Neill about cancel culture, victimhood and identity. Spare a fiver to support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
Apr 28, 2020
19: Coronavirus and the culture war, with Heather Mac Donald
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Heather Mac Donald, New York Times bestselling author and Thomas W Smith fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the devastation wrought by the Covid-19 lockdowns. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/04/16/the-shutdown-is-blighting-billions-of-lives/ Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
Apr 14, 2020
18: Coronavirus and dissent, with Peter Hitchens
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Peter Hitchens, outspoken opponent of the coronavirus lockdown, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the rush to shut down democracy, dissent and the economy in response to Covid-19. Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/04/03/the-alleged-cure-is-immensely-worse-than-the-disease/ Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
Apr 02, 2020
17: How everyday speech became a crime, with Paul Coleman
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Paul Coleman, author of Censored, talks to Brendan O’Neill about origins of Europe’s hate-speech laws and how everything from mainstream opinions to religious beliefs can now be criminalised. Spare a fiver to support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
Mar 24, 2020
34: Dominic Lawson: the coming revolt against the climate movement
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Sunday Times columnist Dominic Lawson talks to Brendan O’Neill about the radicalism of Brexit, the hubris of the climate movement, and the potential for an anti-green populist revolt.
Mar 11, 2020
33: Claire Fox: inside the European Parliament
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Claire Fox, the former Brexit Party MEP and director of the Academy of Ideas, talks to Brendan O’Neill about her time in the European Parliament, the demonisation of Leave voters, and how to make democracy come alive after Brexit.   Claire is also the co-convenor of ‘Changing Politics for Good: What Next?’, which will take place at the Cheshire Conference Centre in Stockport on 29 February. Get tickets: https://www.changepolitics4good.co.uk/.
Feb 25, 2020
32: Marco Visscher: The wonders of nuclear power
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Eco-modernist Marco Visscher on the promise of nuclear power, the limits of Extinction Rebellion’s doom-mongering and why economic growth is good for the environment.   Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
Feb 18, 2020
31: Gisela Stuart: Brexit and belonging
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To mark Brexit Day, former Vote Leave chair Gisela Stuart sits down with Brendan to discuss the future of an independent Britain. Support spiked by becoming a regular donor: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
Jan 30, 2020
30: Laurence Fox: wokeness, white privilege and Question Time
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 The day after his explosive performance on Question Time, actor Laurence Fox joined Brendan O’Neill to discuss the woke world of Hollywood, the myth of white privilege, and the wisdom of ordinary people.   Become a regular spiked donor: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
Jan 19, 2020
29: Liam Halligan: Boris, Brexit and the Irish border
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Economist Liam Halligan joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the need for a clean Brexit, the propaganda war over the Irish border, and his new book on housing, Home Truths. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
Jan 07, 2020
28: 2019: the year the people struck back
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Brendan O’Neill and Luke Gittos join Tom, Ella and Fraser on the spiked podcast to discuss a remarkable year, from Brexit and the Boris majority to Greta Thunberg and the unstoppable rise of wokeness. Support the show here: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
Dec 31, 2019
27: Posie Parker and Venice Allan: adult, human females
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Trans-sceptical feminists Posie Parker and Venice Allan discuss the silencing of women, the dangers of transitioning children, and the Orwellianism of preferred pronouns.   Check out the spiked shop: https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/spiked/all
Dec 08, 2019
26: Maurice Glasman: Blue Labour and Brexit
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Maurice Glasman, founder of Blue Labour, talks to Brendan O’Neill about Brexit, Blue Labour and the demonisation of the working class.
Nov 24, 2019
25: Michael Shellenberger: the lost souls of the green movement
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Michael Shellenberger, founder of Environmental Progress, talks to Brendan O’Neill about Greta Thunberg, Extinction Rebellion and the myth of the Amazon fires.   Visit the spiked shop: https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/spiked
Nov 10, 2019
24: Paul Embery: the abandonment of the working class
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Paul Embery, trade unionist and outspoken Brexiteer, talks to Brendan O’Neill about bout Brexit, democracy and the scourge of wokeness.
Oct 27, 2019
23: Rod Liddle Live: the great Brexit betrayal
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Rod Liddle joins Brendan O’Neill for our first live episode to discuss the great Brexit betrayal, how wokeness reached ‘peak wank’, and equal-opportunities offending.
Oct 13, 2019
22: Kate Hoey: ‘People want their vote to matter’
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Labour MP Kate Hoey talks to Brendan O’Neill about the political class’s refusal to deliver Brexit.   Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
Sep 28, 2019
21: David Starkey: the elite is guilty of treason
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Historian and broadcaster David Starkey speaks to Brendan O’Neill about the ‘lying, deceiving shits’ in the establishment.
Sep 15, 2019
20: Katharine Birbalsingh: education and the new racism
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Headteacher Katharine Birbalsingh joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the failure of progressive education, the politics of racial victimhood, and the need for national identity. Get tickets for The Brendan O’Neill Show at Podcast Live: https://www.podcastlive.com/upcoming-events/politics-tickets/
Sep 01, 2019
19: Peter Tatchell: the triumph of gay liberation
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Veteran human-rights activist Peter Tatchell joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss 50 years of gay-rights activism, the left’s double standards on Islam, and why free speech is the most important liberty.
Aug 18, 2019
18: Lenore Skenazy: free-range parent
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Founder of Free Range Kids Lenore Skenazy joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss cotton-wool kids and paranoid parenting.   Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ 
Aug 04, 2019
17: Andrew Doyle: against wokeness
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The comedian, spiked columnist and inventor of Titania McGrath joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the rise of wokeness and what it really means to be left-wing.   Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
Jul 21, 2019
16: Kmele Foster: race abolitionist
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Kmele Foster joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the racism of identity politics and the myth of rising hate in Trump’s America.   Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
Jul 08, 2019
15: Bret Weinstein: professor in exile
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Bret Weinstein joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the Evergreen debacle, the Intellectual Dark Web, and why the left still matters. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
Jun 23, 2019
14: Meghan Murphy: the misogyny in trans
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Canadian feminist Meghan Murphy joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss social media's war on women, the intolerance of trans activism and why she left the left.
Jun 09, 2019
13: Macer Gifford: fighting ISIS
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Currency trader turned YPG soldier Macer Gifford joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss his experiences on the frontline, the barbarism of ISIS and the future of Kurdish statehood. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ 
May 27, 2019
12: Martin Durkin: Brexit, class and climate change
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Filmmaker Martin Durkin joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the new class war, Brexit, climate change and Martin’s revisionist take on Margaret Thatcher’s legacy. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
May 12, 2019
11: John R MacArthur: liberal cowardice and the populist revolt
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Harper's Magazine publisher Rick MacArthur joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss #MeToo, Salman Rushdie, populism and much more. Support the show: www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/ (https://exit.sc/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.spiked-online.com%2Fdonate-to-spiked%2F&token=3c4a99-1-1556477174761)
Apr 30, 2019
10: Julia Hartley-Brewer: Brexit and blasphemy
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talkRADIO host Julia Hartley-Brewer joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss Brexit, democracy, ‘snowflakes’ and Islam. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
Apr 14, 2019
9: Matt Ridley: rational optimism and direct democracy
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Matt Ridley joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss rational optimism, bad science and the betrayal of Brexit. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
Mar 24, 2019
8: Nigel Farage: the betrayal of Brexit and what to do about it
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Nigel Farage joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss democracy, the political class and his new Brexit Party. Support spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
Mar 09, 2019
7: Nick Gillespie: libertarianism and its limits
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Nick Gillespie joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the counterculture’s turn against free speech, the rise of corporate censorship and libertarianism’s democracy problem. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
Feb 23, 2019
6: Toby Young: public shaming and genetic determinism
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Toby Young joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss his social-media mobbing, genetics, free will and the Intellectual Dark Web. Support the podcast here: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
Jan 27, 2019
5: Tony Abbott: Brexit and Western civilisation
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Tony Abbott, former prime minister of Australia, joins Brendan O'Neill to discuss Brexit, Western civilisation, political correctness, and more.
Dec 29, 2018
4: Jonathan Haidt: fragility and division
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Jonathan Haidt, co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss Safe Spaces, identity politics and the Intellectual Dark Web. Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thebrendanoneillshow
Nov 20, 2018
3: Rod Liddle: hate crimes and victim culture
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Islamophobia, victimhood, hate crimes, left-wing anti-Semitism and more — Britain’s most controversial columnist, Rod Liddle, joins Brendan O’Neill for the second episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show. Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thebrendanoneillshow
Oct 20, 2018
2: Lionel Shriver: liberty and identity
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Identity politics, liberty, art, transgenderism and more -- novelist and cultural rebel Lionel Shriver joins Brendan O'Neill on the first episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show.  Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thebrendanoneillshow
Sep 23, 2018
1: Introducing... The Brendan O’Neill Show
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spiked editor Brendan O’Neill’s new monthly podcast kicks off this Sunday with Lionel Shriver.
Sep 17, 2018