‘Free speech is crucial in the battle of ideas’

October 27, 2017

This week’s spiked podcast is a Battle of Ideas special. To give you a flavour of the discussions at this year’s festival, held this weekend at the Barbican in London and organised by the Institute of Ideas, Claire Fox discusses the age of echo chambers, Andrew Doyle talks satire and oversensitivity, and Nick Gillespie explains what’s really going on in the Rust Belt.

Get your tickets to the Battle of Ideas here.


‘This is becoming a sexual Salem’

October 20, 2017

On this week’s spiked podcast: Brendan O’Neill on the Harvey Weinstein hysteria, Luke Gittos on why ISIS’s White Widow deserved to die, and Ceri Dingle on WORLDwrite’s new documentary, 1917: Why the Russian Revolution Matters. spiked-online.com


Munira Mirza: ‘I’ve been called a race denier’

October 13, 2017

On this week's spiked podcast: Munira Mirza discusses the government's race audit and why we need a more open debate about inequality. spiked-online.com


‘The Catalan crisis confirms the EU is tearing nations apart’

October 7, 2017

On this week’s spiked podcast: Brendan O’Neill on the Europe-wide attack on democracy, Kevin Yuill on why banning guns wouldn’t have prevented the Las Vegas shooting, and Adrian Hart on the truth behind the hate-crime panic in schools. spiked-online.com


‘Uberphobia reveals the left’s contempt for workers’

September 30, 2017

On this week’s spiked podcast: Brendan O’Neill on London’s Uber-haters, Sabine Beppler-Spahl on the unravelling of the German political class, and Jon O’Brien on why Catholics are standing up for abortion rights. spiked-online.com


‘We need to kick politics out of sport’

September 22, 2017

On this week's spiked podcast: David French on the Jemele Hill controversy, Tim Black on the turn against Aung San Suu Kyi, and Sean Collins on Trump's 'America First' UN speech. spiked-us.com


‘It’s racist to say black students can’t relate to Plato’

September 16, 2017

On this week's spiked podcast: Tom Slater on the campus protests at Reed, Ben Pile on environmentalists' use and abuse of hurricanes, and Cathy Young on Betsy DeVos and the battle to reform Title IX. spiked-online.com


‘The smoking ban was never about health - it was about pushing us around’

September 8, 2017

In the latest episode of Last Orders, our podcast on all things nanny state, Chris Snowdon and Tom Slater are joined by Claire Fox, director of the Institute of Ideas, to discuss the plastic-bag swindle, the latest, craziest anti-obesity proposals, and 10 years of the smoking ban. spiked-online.com


‘Labour trusts the EU more than the people’

September 1, 2017

On this week’s spiked podcast: Tom Slater on Labour’s Brexit betrayal, Naomi Firsht on the latest Charlie Hebdo scandal, and James L Nolan, Jr on the therapeutic state. spiked-online.com

The full interview with James L Nolan, Jr is published in this month’s spiked review.


‘Why we must defend free speech for the far right’

August 25, 2017

On this week’s spiked podcast: Wendy Kaminer on the ACLU’s refusal to defend free speech for Nazis, Luke Gittos on a case of court-ordered celibacy, and Angela Nagle on the alt-right and her book, Kill All Normies. spiked-online.com