CO089 Dave Lefcourt on how Nostalgia Ain’t What it Used to Be

Dave Lefcourt is an author, writer and left-wing activist since the 1960s.

CO088 Joseph Zernik on the Israeli Religious Divide

Dr Joseph Zernik is a writer, a researcher and a Human Rights activist based in Israel.

Submissions which he wrote on behalf of the organisation Human Rights Alert – NGO have been incorporated into UN Human Rights Council Periodic Reports.

CO087 Iona Italia on the Rights and Wrongs of Sarah Jeong

Iona Italia is the sub-editor of Areo Magazine and we discussed this piece that she wrote about Sarah Jeong


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CO086 Gary Kebbel on the Prospects for Journalism

Gary Kebbel served as dean at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In the podcast, I mentioned my previous interview with Professor Henry Jenkins of USC.

CO085 George Marlin on Defending Persecuted Christians

George Marlin is the author of Christian Persecutions in the Middle East: A 21st Century Tragedy published by St Augustine’s Press. George also served two terms as Executive Director and CEO of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and he is chairman of Aid to the Church in Need. Continue reading “CO085 George Marlin on Defending Persecuted Christians”

CO084 Henry Jenkins on Future Media

Henry Jenkins is the Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education at USC Annenberg, and previously of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also presents the How Do you Like It So Far podcast. Continue reading “CO084 Henry Jenkins on Future Media”

CO083 Helen Raleigh on the Rise of China

Helen Raleigh is an immigration policy Fellow at the Centennial Institute and she is a leading voice for a free market based legal immigration reform. In October 2016, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights appointed Helen to the Colorado State Advisory Committee. In November 2016, she was recognized as a “distinguished toastmaster” (DTM) by Toastmaster International for her achievement in both communication and leadership.

We also talked about the book When China Rules the World by Martin Jacques. 

CO082 Ed Gogek on the Case Against Marijuana

Dr Ed Gogek is a psychiatrist and a specialist in treating addiction.  He’s also the author of Marijuana Debunked: A handbook for parents, pundits and politicians who want to know the case against legalizationContinue reading “CO082 Ed Gogek on the Case Against Marijuana”

CO081 Jeffrey Miron on Health and Drug Policy

Jeffrey Miron is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, as well as being Director of Economics Studies at the Cato Institute. Continue reading “CO081 Jeffrey Miron on Health and Drug Policy”

CO080 Gregory Schneider on The History of Conservatism

Dr Gregory L. Schneider  is Professor of History at Emproia State University, and he’s the author of The Conservative Century: From Reaction to Revolution (Critical Issues in American History). Continue reading “CO080 Gregory Schneider on The History of Conservatism”

CO079 Mike Ludwig on Pruitt’s EPA

Mike Ludwig is a reporter for We talked about his article Scott Pruitt’s Embattled Science “Transparency” Rule Does Not Apply to Pesticides.

I also mentioned the Royal Society of Chemistry’s £1m bounty for the UK’s first chemical-free product – they say that they will pay £1m for anyone who can provide a handful of any substance that is ‘chemical-free’. The prize, first offered in 2010 remains unclaimed.

CO078 Miranda Yardley on a Different Trans View

Miranda Yardley calls herself an ‘iconoclastic transexual’ and caused controversy recently when, as was widely reported she was banned from Twitter for what was branded ‘hate speech‘.

In our discussion, I mentioned the very high level of violence suffered by transwomen in particular, as documented here and here.

CO077 Daniel Ameli on Bitcoin

Daniel Ameli is a data scientist and cryptocurrency expert who has written extensively about Bitcoin.

Failed, raided and fraudulent Bitcoin exchanges have included Mt. Gox, Bitomat, MyBitcoin, Bitcoinica, Bitcoin Savings and Trust, Bitfloor, Instawallet, Bitcoin Foundation,, Global Bond Limited, Flexcoin, Bter, Bitstamp, Cryptsy, Gatecoin, Bitfinex, and NiceHash. Continue reading “CO077 Daniel Ameli on Bitcoin”

CO076 Ani Zonneveld on Progressives in Islam

Ani Zonneveld is the founder of Muslims for Progressive Values. In our discussion I mentioned some opinion research among British Muslims.

There was talk a couple of weeks back – among Trump supporters anyway – there was talk of Donald Trump winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Before you laugh, remember Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. Nominations for the prize that year closed eleven days after he took office. Continue reading “CO076 Ani Zonneveld on Progressives in Islam”

CO075 Natalie Parrott on Trans Issues and Feminism

Natalie Parrott produces the YouTube channel ContraPoints. I highly recommend her videos. I mentioned the interview I did Linda Bellos in February.

In our discussion, I mentioned the soaring referrals to the UK’s Tavistock clinic (which specialises in gender reassignment) of children. I also mentioned James Caspian, the doctoral candidate at Bath Spa University who approved, and later rejected, Caspian’s proposed research into gender reassignment reversal.

I also mentioned non-specialist doctors giving hormone treatment to young children, and the assault by trans activists on feminists wanting to organise a meeting; (Since the recording, trans activist Tara Wolf has been convicted of assault in this case) and Jessica Winfield, formerly known as Martin Ponting, while serving a sentence for a rape conviction, was relocated to a women’s prison in the UK.


CO074 Christopher Novembrino on the Russia Investigation

Christopher Novembrino is a host of the Don’t Worry About The Government podcast.

In the podcast I mentioned rival protests organised in Houston, Texas to protest and defend the local Muslim community, which were both organised by Russian-controlled Facebook groups.

CO073 Roifield Brown on American Exceptionalism

Roifield Brown is a student of history and the presenter of the Mid Atlantic podcast.

CO072 Trita Parsi on Iranian-American Relations

Trita Parsi is the founder and current president of the National Iranian American Council, the author of several books on foreign policy, and he’s a regular media commentator. His latest book is Losing an Enemy, Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy.

CO071 Hadley Heath Manning on the Gender Pay Gap

Hadley Heath Manning, is the director of policy for Independent Women’s Forum and Independent Women’s Voice, and a Fellow at the Steamboat Institute. Continue reading “CO071 Hadley Heath Manning on the Gender Pay Gap”