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Quillette is an online magazine founded by Australian writer Claire Lehmann. The publication has a primary focus on science, technology, news, culture, and politics.
2 days ago
Shelby Steele, Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, on 'What Killed Michael Brown?'
Author Shelby Steele speaks to Quillette’s Jonathan Kay about white guilt, the ‘poetic truth’ of Ferguson, the dead end of racial grievances, and the creative process of working with his son Eli
5 days ago
Washington-Based Journalist Brad Polumbo on LGBT Politics in the Pre- and Post-Trump Eras
Brad Polumbo speaks to Quillette’s Jonathan Kay about life as a gay conservative journalist in Washington, D.C., the politics of outing Republican lawmakers, the complex political tensions between LGB and T, and the new journalistic climate that he expects will emerge under Joe Biden.
Nov 13, 2020
Jeffrey Flier, Former Dean of Harvard Medical School, on This Week's Good News About the Hunt for a COVID-19 Vaccine
Jeffrey Flier—physician, endocrinologist, researcher, and 21st Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University—speaks to Quillette’s Jonathan Kay about Pfizer’s recent announcement that its candidate COVID-19 vaccine was shown to be more than 90% effective in preliminary testing
Nov 6, 2020
Jamil Jivani on the Inconvenient Truth About Donald Trump's Non-White Supporters
While Trump’s hopes of a second Presidential term seem to be vanishing, his surprisingly strong showing among Black, Hispanic, Muslim, and Asian voters is challenging the progressive claim that Trump's appeal is rooted primarily in racism. Quillette’s Jonathan Kay discusses these surprising election results with author and journalist Jamil Jivani.
Nov 2, 2020
Jodi Shaw on a Climate of Fear at Smith College, Following Unproven Racism Accusations
A whistleblower at an elite Massachusetts women’s college talks to Jonathan Kay about how a single 2018 incident on campus unleashed public-shaming measures that targeted the school’s lowest-paid workers—all in the name of social justice
Oct 26, 2020
Cult Expert and Deprogrammer Rick Ross on NXIVM, Founder Keith Raniere, And the Many Tactics Cults Use to Exploit the Unwary
Rick Ross, executive director of the Cult Education Institute, speaks with Jonathan Kay about infamous cult leader (and now convicted felon) Keith Raniere, who spent 14 years suing Ross for telling the truth about NXIVM
Oct 26, 2020
Novelist Lionel Shriver talks to Toby Young about intellectual conformity, being a lockdown sceptic and her new book
Literary superstar Lionel Shriver shares her thoughts about the pandemic, the rush to embrace Covid orthodoxy by politicians and scientists and the suppression of dissenting voices by big tech and the mainstream media, including hers
Oct 19, 2020
Lucy Kross Wallace on Her Descent Into Social-Justice Extremism-And How She Escaped
Jonathan Kay speaks with Stanford University student and autism activist Lucy Kross Wallace about her former life as a militant social-justice activist—and what she learned about a movement that she now describes as a “cult.”
Oct 15, 2020
Asra Nomani on the Collateral Damage Inflicted on Asian-American Students by Critical Race Theorists
Jonathan Kay talks to writer Asra Nomani about the campaign to end race-neutral admissions testing at Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia, America’s best public high school—and the disturbing attacks on Asian academic “culture” that have accompanied it
Oct 9, 2020
Stuart Buck on How COVID-19 Has Exposed the Shortfalls of Scientific Peer Review
Quillette Editor Jonathan Kay talks to Stuart Buck about how the rapid pace of COVID-19 science has exposed longstanding problems with the methods we use to validate scientific research
Oct 3, 2020
Cellist Daniel Lelchuk on How Beethoven's Genius Flourished in Napoleon's World
_Quillette_ Editor Jonathan Kay talks to concert cellist Daniel Lelchuk about the timeless, global appeal of Beethoven—and the turbulent historical world that inspired the great German composer’s works.
Sep 25, 2020
Economist Jeff Rubin on the Plight of Today's Middle-Class 'Expendables'
_Quillette_ Editor Jonathan Kay talks to economist-turned-author Jeff Rubin about his new book, _The Expendables How the Middle Class Got Screwed By Globalization_—and the devastating consequences of globalization that many progressive thinkers seem reluctant to talk about.
Sep 18, 2020
Sex Neuroscientist Debra Soh talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about her new book, The End of Gender
_Quillette_ Editor Jonathan Kay talks to scientist and author Dr Debra Soh about the misinformation being peddled to young people about biological sex and transition—and the most humane ways to help people who experience gender dysphoria. Debra has just published _The End of Gender_.
Sep 15, 2020
Think Inc founder Suzi Jamil talks to Quillette's Claire Lehmann about their new collaboration - Free Thought Live
_Quillette_ Editor-in-Chief Claire Lehmann talks to Think Inc Founder Suzi Jamil about the rewards and challenges of bringing the world’s greatest thinkers to Sydney—and their new collaboration, Free Thought Live. You can reserve a spot at their first joint event on September 26th—in which the political satirist and television presenter Josh Szeps interviews Professor John McWhorter—here.
Sep 10, 2020
Psychiatrist Tanveer Ahmed talks to Quillette editor-in-chief Claire Lehmann about His New Book, In Defence of Shame
Quillette Editor-in-Chief Claire Lehmann talks to Dr Tanveer Ahmed about how we should accept the presence of shame in our lives without succumbing to despair or outrage mobs.
Sep 6, 2020
Substack founder Chris Best is interviewed by Jonathan Kay about how email newsletters are saving journalism
Tech entrepreneur Chris Best talks about Substack, his self-publishing platform that is attracting journalists like Andrew Sullivan, Jesse Singal and Jen Gerson
Sep 3, 2020
Conservative intellectual Douglas Murray talks to Toby Young about the newly emboldened hard left and why the silent majority needs to speak up
Author Douglas Murray talks about the new Afterword to _The Madness of Crowds_, his best-selling book about identity politics, and the events of the last six months which have accelerated the toxic trends he warned about
Sep 2, 2020
Trans porn star Buck Angel talks to Jonathan Kay about transitioning at age 28, his life in in adult film, and the infighting within the trans community
Trans Pioneer Buck Angel on the afterlife of a porn actor, his campaign for LGBT rights, and the reality of biological sex
Aug 25, 2020
Journalist and documentary maker Christopher Rufo talks to Jonathan Kay about the ideology fuelling the violent protests in the Pacific Northwest
Christopher Rufo, Director of the Center on Wealth & Poverty at Discovery Institute, talks to Jonathan Kay about the ideology fuelling the violent protests in Seattle and Portland.
Aug 21, 2020
Conservative intellectual Yoram Hazony talks to Toby Young on the Marxist takeover of liberal institutions.
Yoram Hazony, author of _The Virtue of Nationalism_, talks about the why liberal institutions like the _New York Times_ have proved so vulnerable to capture by the hard Left. He wrote about this recently for _Quillette_.
Aug 13, 2020
University Fundraiser Peter Cohen talks to Jonathan Kay about Jeffrey Epstein, the scandal at MIT, and Ronan Farrow's flawed journalism
Peter Cohen, a university fundraiser, talks about the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, its impact on MIT, and Ronan Farrow’s flawed reporting. He recently wrote about all of the above for _Quillette_.
Aug 8, 2020
Evolutionary biologist (and new Quillette Managing Editor) Colin Wright talks to Jonathan Kay about the state of academic science, gender, and his latest career move
_Quillette_ Managing Editor Colin Wright explains why scientists no longer always feel free to speak up in the face of pseudoscience, and why he gave up his hunt for a job as a professor in the field of evolutionary biology for a career in journalism.
Jul 31, 2020
Quillette contributor Rob Henderson talks to Toby Young about how cancel culture became one of America's biggest exports
_Quillette_ contributor and Cambridge PhD student Rob Henderson talks to Toby Young about how cancel culture became one of America's most successful exports and why upper middle class whites have embraced the woke agenda. Rob recently wrote a piece for _Quillette_ entitled _America Exports Cancel Culture to the World_.
Jul 24, 2020
Comedian Ryan Long talks to Jon Kay about comedy in the woke era
Canadian comedian Ryan Long talks to Jonathan Kay about the nature of comedy in the current political climate. Ryan Long's skit "When Wokes and Racists Actually Agree on Everything" has recently gone viral.
Jul 22, 2020
Founder and editor-in-chief Claire Lehmann talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay on the history and future of Quillette
Editor-in-Chief Claire Lehmann talks to Jonathan Kay about how and why she created Quillette, and her plans for its future.
Jul 11, 2020
Michael Shellenberger talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about his new book Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All
Michael Shellenberger, President of Environmental Progress, talks to Jonathan Kay about global warming, natural disasters, media scaremongering—and why the world is actually getting safer, notwithstanding the scaremongering of Extinction Rebellion.
Jul 4, 2020
Physicist Lawrence Krauss talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about why identity politics should be kept out of science
Renowned physicist Lawrence Krauss talks to Jonathan Kay about his _Quillette_ essay _Racism Is Real. But Science Isn’t the Problem_ and explains why he expressed skepticism about the sincerity of the #strike4blacklives campaign supported by so many science organisations.
Jun 28, 2020
Politics professor Eric Kaufmann talks to Quillette's Toby Young about America's Maoist moment.
Professor Eric Kaufmann talks to Toby Young about his _Quillette_ essay _The Great Awakening and the Second American Revolution_. He believes American may be going through something akin to China's Cultural Revolution in which many aspects of American society, from the constitution to the name of the country, could change.
Jun 19, 2020
Journalist Helen Joyce talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about the difficulties trans activists have got themselves into over the definition of the word "Woman".
_Quillette_ contributor Helen Joyce talks to Jonathan Kay about the many ways in which gender ideologues have tied themselves in knots by trying to make the sisterhood more "inclusive".
Jun 14, 2020
Author and academic Joel Kotkin talks to Quillette's Toby Young about the pandemic and its riotous aftermath
Joel Kotkin, executive director of the Urban Reform Institute and author of _The Coming of Neo-Feudalism_, talks to Toby Young about the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on American cities and the rioting that broke out following the death of George Floyd. Joel recently wrote about this in a piece entitled _Pandemics and Pandemonium_ for _Quillette_.
Jun 7, 2020
Professor Glen Loury talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about the racial unrest in America
Glenn Loury, a professor of economics at Brown University, talks to Jonathan Kay about the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd. Professor Loury recently published a piece about this in _Quillette_ entitled 'Condemn the Violence Without Equivocation.'
Jun 3, 2020
Author and Journalist David Frum talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about His New Book Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy
Former Bush speech writer David From talks to Jonathan Kay about the damage done by the Trump presidency and the way forward for America.
May 29, 2020
Journalist Cathy Young talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about her investigations into Tara Reade's accusations against Joe Biden
Writer and Journalist Cathy Young talks to Jonathan Kay about her investigations into Tara Reade’s evolving accusations against Joe Biden, and explains why the ranks of Reade’s supporters are shrinking.
May 19, 2020
Thomas Hale of Oxford University's Blavatnik School of Government talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about a new research project aimed at comparing international policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic
Thomas Hale, Associate Professor at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government, talks to Jonathan Kay about a new research project aimed at comparing international policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 13, 2020
Financial Times journalist John Lloyd talks to Quillette's Toby Young about the geopolitical fall-out From the coronavirus crisis
John Lloyd, co-founder of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford, talks to Toby Young about the geopolitical fall-out from the coronavirus crisis. Will the Conservatives win the next UK election? Can the EU recover its authority? And is this China's Chernobyl?
Apr 30, 2020
JAMA associate managing news editor Jennifer Abbasi talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about new COVID-19 antibody tests
Jennifer Abbasi, associate managing editor at the _Journal of the American Medical Association _(JAMA), talks to Jonathan Kay about new COVID-19 antibody tests that may help stop the pandemic and save the lives of those who are already infected.
Apr 29, 2020
Quillette editors Jonathan Kay and Toby Young talk about Jonathan's article about coronavirus superspreaders
Jonathan Kay, Canadian editor of _Quillette_, talks to associate editor Toby Young about his recent article on COVID-19 superspreaders.
Apr 21, 2020
Lawyer and sex worker Nadia Guo talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about how the COVID-19 pandemic is devastating the sex trade
Nadia Guo, a sex worker and lawyer, talks to Jonathan Kay about the devastating impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the sex trade—although it's been great for the webcam business.
Apr 9, 2020
Dr Michael Shermer talks to Quillette's Toby Young about his new book Giving the Devil His Due
Science writer, author and _Skeptic_ editor-in-chief Michael Shermer talks to Toby Young about his new book _Giving the Devil His Due: Reflections of a Scientific Humanist_. They talk about a range of free speech issues, including hate speech, Holocaust denial, the Pentagon Papers and Wikileaks.
Apr 7, 2020
Dr Jemma Geoghegan, a virologist at the University of Otago, talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about how viruses evolve
Dr Jemma Geoghegan, a virologist at the University of Otago, talks to Jonathan Kay on how viruses evolve and the lessons we can learn about social distancing from fish, dogs and rabbits.
Apr 1, 2020
Talat Chughtai, Director of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Hamad General Hospital, talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about treating COVID-19
Talat Chughtai, Director of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Hamad General Hospital, talks to Jonathan Kay about COVID-19, the triage decisions he's having to make and what we've learnt from China about how best to treat it.
Mar 27, 2020
Professor Wilfred Reilly talks to Quillette's Toby Young about his new book Taboo: 10 Facts You Can't Talk About
Kentucky State political science professor Wildred Reilly talks to Toby Young about his new book _Taboo: 10 Facts You Can't Talk About, _ as well as the "1776" project, which he's a contributor to.
Mar 17, 2020
Matt Ridley talks to Quillette's Toby Young about his new book How Innovation Works
Science writer Matt Ridley talks to Toby Young about coronavirus, the prospects of finding a vaccine within the next 18 months, and his new book _How Innovation Works: Serendipity, Energy, and the Saving of Time_.
Mar 14, 2020
Andy Lamey talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about the conservative case for vegetarianism
Andy Lamey, author of _Duty and the Beast_, explains why conservatives are starting to care about animal rights, not just liberals.
Mar 5, 2020
Bo Winegard talks to Quillette's Toby Young about losing his job as an assistant professor at Marietta College
Bo Winegard, long-standing _Quillette_ contributor, has lost his job as an assistant professor at Marietta College. No reason was given, but he believes it's because his research interests included the genetic influence on psychological differences.
Feb 29, 2020
Coleman Hughes talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about why he helped to create the "1776" project
_Quillette_ columnist Coleman Hughes on why he and some other prominent black intellectuals have created the "1776" project, a response to the _New York Times_'s 1619 Project.
Feb 18, 2020
The late Christie Blatchford, award-winning Canadian journalist, on the importance of due process
The late Canadian journalist Christie Blatchford gave a speech last year about the importance of due process and the dangers of the #MeToo moral panic. These are the edited highlights.
Feb 14, 2020
Yoram Hazony talks to Quillette's Toby Young about the controversy surrounding his national conservatism conference in Rome
Israeli political theorist Yoram Hazony talks to Toby Young about the national conservatism conference in Rome and why British Conservative MP Daniel Kawczynski should not have been reprimanded by his party for attending.
Feb 9, 2020
Michael Solano talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about the coming corporatization of Mars
Venture capitalist Michael Solana talks to Jonathan Kay about interstellar corporatocracy—and why we should welcome it.
Jan 28, 2020
Charles Murray talks to Quillette's Toby Young about his new book Human Diversity
Charles Murray, co-author of _The Bell Curve_, talks to Toby Young about his new book Human _Diversity: The Biology of Gender, Race, and Class_.
Jan 24, 2020
The makers of The Rise of Jordan Peterson talk to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about their controversial documentary
Patricia Marcoccia and Maziar Ghaderi of Holding Space Films talk to Jonathan kay about the time they spent chronicling the daily life of Canada’s most famous public intellectual—and how critics on both sides reacted to _The Rise of Jordan Peterson_.
Jan 20, 2020
George Orwell's biographer Richard Bradford talks to Quillette's Toby Young on the 70th anniversary of Orwell's death
Richard Bradford, author of _Orwell: A Man of Our Time_, talks to Toby Young about why Orwell still has a great deal to teach us 70 years after his death.
Jan 18, 2020
Comedy director and producer Paul Provenza talks to guest host Jamie Kilstein about Ricky Gervais and cancel culture
Stand-up comedian and guest host Jamie Kilstein talks to comedy impresario Paul Provenza about Ricky Gervais's monologue at the Golden Globes and whether comedy is finally emerging from under a cloud of woke humourlessness.
Jan 13, 2020
Conservative politician Daniel Hannan talks to Quillette's Toby Young about the late Sir Roger Scruton
Daniel Hannan, the Conservative Member of the European Parliament for South East England, talks to Toby Young about his lifelong friendship with the late Conservative philosopher Sir Roger Scruton.
Jan 9, 2020
Harvard history professor James Hankins talks to guest host Alexandra Hudson about his new book on Renaissance Italy
Harvard Historian James Hankins on what the great Renaissance humanists can teach us about virtue and statecraft. Plus: Why so many get Machiavelli wrong.
Jan 4, 2020
Forensic psychologist Armando Simón talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about why we shouldn't put a man on Mars
Armando Simón, forensic psychologist and science writer, talks to Jonathan Kay about why it would be a mistake to try and put a man on Mars. Simón recently set out the case against a manned space flight to Mars in _Quillette_.
Dec 24, 2019
Clinical psychologist Dr James Cantor talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about his critique of the American Academy of Pediatrics' guidelines for treating trans children
Dr James Cantor, clinical psychologist and sexologist, talks to Jonathan Kay about his recent peer-reviewed critique of the AAP's unscientific guidelines on treating trans children.
Dec 14, 2019
Quillette Associate Editor Toby Young talks to Canadian Editor Jonathan Kay about Boris Johnson's victory in the UK General Election
Toby Young talks to Jonathan Kay about the Conservatives' victory in the UK General Election in which Labour suffered its worst defeat since 1935.
Dec 11, 2019
Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies Alireza Nader talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about the recent political unrest in Iran
Alireza Nader, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, talks to Jonathan Kay about the recent political protests in Iran and the regime's brutal response.
Dec 1, 2019
Philosopher Benedict Beckeld talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about Oikophobia-the knee-jerk dislike of your own culture
Philosopher Benedict Beckeld talks to Jonathan Kay about why so many intellectuals and young people loathe the culture of the West.
Nov 21, 2019
Veteran Political Pundit Mark Halperin talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about Trump's re-election prospects
Political pundit Mark Halperin talks to Jonathan Kay about his new book, _How to Beat Trump_.
Nov 15, 2019
Journalist and essayist Meghan Daum talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about her new book
Author Meghan Daum talks to Jonathan Kay about her new book, _The Problem With Everything_.
Nov 7, 2019
Steve Richards, veteran political pundit, talks to Quillette's Toby Young about the forthcoming U.K. election
Veteran political journalist Steve Richards talks to Toby Young about the U.K.'s forthcoming General Election, becoming a stage performer late in life, and his recent book about recent British Prime Ministers.
Nov 2, 2019
David Adesnik, Director of Research at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about ISIS, Syria and the Kurds
Director of Research at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies David Adesnik talks to Jonathan Kay about the latest developments in the Middle East.
Oct 28, 2019
Journalist Jesse Singal talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about being harassed by a Slate journalist
Jesse Singal, contributing writer at _New York_ magazine, talks to Jonathan Kay about being targeted for cancellation by Nicole Cliffe, a well-known left-wing journalist.
Oct 25, 2019
Journalist and pundit David Frum talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about the Canadian election result
David Frum, ex-speechwriter for George W Bush and senior editor at the _Atlantic_, talks to Jonathan Kay about the result of the recent Canadian election. Does Justin Trudeau deserve a second term as Prime Minister?
Oct 18, 2019
US Constitutional law expert Brian Kalt talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about using the 25th Amendment to remove a president
Professor Brian Kalt, an expert on US constitutional law and the presidency, talks to Jonathan Kay about his new book on the 25th Amendment and the difficulties of using it to remove a president
Oct 11, 2019
Amber Scorah talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about being leaving the Jehovah's Witnesses
Ex-Jehovah's Witness Amber Scorah talks to Jonathan Kay about leaving the Christian sect and her book _Leaving the Witness: Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life_.
Oct 3, 2019
Douglas Murray talks to Quillette's Toby Young about his new book The Madness of Crowds
Conservative intellectual Douglas Murray talks to Toby Young about the moral shortcomings of identity politics and the Marxist underpinnings of the Social Justice movement, both subjects of his new book.
Sep 26, 2019
Samantha Geimer, who was raped by Roman Polanski aged 13, talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay
Samantha Geimer, who was raped by Roman Polanski when she was 13, talks to Jonathan Kay about why she has refused to be cast as a victim and how she's dealt with the controversy her stance has generated, particularly in the #MeToo era. She is steeling herself for another bout of unwanted attention when Polanski's new film—_An Officer and a Spy_—is released next month.
Sep 21, 2019
New York Times editor Bari Weiss talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about How to Fight Anti-Semitism
_New York Times_ editor and opinion writer Bari Weiss talks to Jonathan Kay about _How to Fight Anti-Semitism_, her new book on the rise in anti-Semitism in the U.S. on the Left and the Right and what we can do to combat it.
Sep 15, 2019
Gay rights activist Shane Windmeyer talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about the Chick-fil-A protests in Toronto
Gay rights activist Shane Windmeyer talks to Jonathan Kay about his changing attitude to Chick-fil-A, which recently opened its first outlet in Toronto. As the founder of Campus Pride, a nationwide LGBT student activist group, Windmeyer was originally a sworn enemy of Chick-fil-A because the company has donated to groups opposed to same-sex marriage. But Dan Cathy, the son of Chick-fil-A's founder and the company's COO, reached out to Windmeyer in 2012 and the two have since become friends.
Sep 4, 2019
Professor Anthony Kronman talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about America's higher education crisis
Yale Law School professor Anthony Kronman talks to Jonathan Kay about his new book _The Assault on American Excellence_ in which he laments the decline of aristocratic values in America's elite universities.
Aug 30, 2019
Carl Gardner talks to Quillette's Toby Young about Britain's constitutional crisis
Carl Gardner, a former government lawyer, talks to Toby Young about Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament, whether it's constitutionally legitimate, and what the political ramifications are.
Aug 23, 2019
Professor Nadim Kobeissi talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about the dangers posed by Facebook's new cryptocurrency
Nadim Kobeissi, a professor at NYU and director of a cryptography consulting firm, tells Jonathan Kay about the risks posed by Libra, Facebook's new cryptocurrency.
Aug 14, 2019
Peter Boghossian, the Portland State philosophy professor, talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to about his forthcoming book
Portland State philosophy professor Peter Boghossian talks to Jonathan Kay about his forthcoming book—_How to Have Impossible Conversations_.
Aug 7, 2019
Professor Bruce Gilley talks to Quillette's Toby Young about anti-conservative bias in America's universities
Bruce Gilley, professor of political science at Portland State, talks to Toby Young about not being able to get his course on conservative political thought approved by his faculty, and his efforts to fight back against progressive authoritarianism on campus.
Jul 31, 2019
Heterodox Academy 2019 conference highlights presented by Quillette's Jonathan Kay
Heterodox Academy 2019 conference highlights presented by Jonathan Kay, featuring Steven Pinker, Karith Foster, Jennifer Collins Bloomquist, Dan Mogulof, Lara Schwartz, Brandon Calhoun and Coleman Hughes.
Jul 25, 2019
Toby Young talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about Boris Johnson, Britain's new Prime Minister whom he's known for 36 years
Toby Young, Quillette's associate editor, talks to Jonathan Kay about Boris Johnson, Britain's new Prime Minister whom Toby first met 36 years ago when they were students together at Oxford.
Jul 16, 2019
Nancy Rommelmann talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about how Portland became the woke capital of America
Journalist and YouTuber Nancy Rommelmann talks to Jonathan Kay about how Portland became the most woke city in America, what it's like living there, and why she's moving. She provides an update on the targeting of her husband's coffee shop by an outrage mob after she expressed some reservations about aspects of the #MeToo movement.
Jul 15, 2019
Professor Wilfred Reilly talks to Quillette's Toby Young talks about his new book Hate Crime Hoax
Wilfred Reilly, an assistant professor of political science at Kentucky State University, talks to Toby Young about his new book documenting the prevalence of hate crime hoaxes and what that tells us about contemporary American society.
Jul 12, 2019
Jamie Kilstein talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about his move to Arizona
Jamie Kilstein, comedian and podcaster, talks to Jonathan Kay about his departure from LA, Andy Ngo's Antifa beating and what it's like to hang out with Moby.
Jul 5, 2019
Professor Nicholas Christakis talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks about his new book Blueprint
Nicholas Christakis, Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale, talks to Jonathan Kay about his new book _Blueprint_ and what evolution can teach us about overcoming conflict.
Jul 4, 2019
Google whistleblower Mike Wacker talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay
Mike Wacker, the ex-Google software engineer who was fired for exposing the company's liberal bias, talks to Jonathan Kay talks.
Jun 28, 2019
Nuclear expert Michael Shellenberger talks to Quillette's Toby Young about the woeful shortcomings of Chernobyl, the HBO mini-series
Quillette contributor and nuclear energy expert Michael Shellenberger talks to Toby Young about what _Chernobyl_, the critically-acclaimed HBO mini-series, got wrong and why that matters.
Jun 25, 2019
Francis Fukuyama talks to Quillette's Alexandra Hudson about identity politics
Francis Fukuyama is interviewed by guest host Alexandra Hudson about the themes of his new book _Identity: The Demand For Dignity and the Politics of Resentment_.
Jun 22, 2019
Coleman Hughes talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about his reparations testimony
Coleman Hughes talks to Jonathan Kay about what it was like testifying to Congress about reparations and the reaction his testimony has received.
Jun 19, 2019
Jonah Goldberg and Aaron Sibarium talk to Quillette's Toby Young about the conservative themes of Avengers: Endgame
Jonah Goldberg and Aaron Siberium talk to Toby Young about the conservative manifesto buried just beneath the surface of _Avengers: Endgame_.
Jun 14, 2019
Kathrine Jebsen Moore talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about how the knitting community has got tangled up with identity politics
Kathrine Jebsen Moore talks to Jonathan Kay about how the Instagram knitting community has been torn apart by Social Justice mobs.
Jun 7, 2019
gay icon Sky Gilbert talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about being excommunicated by Toronto's LGBT community
Sky Gilbert, gay playwright and drag queen, talks to Jonathan Kay about the history of Canada's gay community and being excommunicated by the LGBT theater company he founded.
May 28, 2019
Eric Kaufmann and Sunder Katwala talk to Quillette's Toby Young about the European elections
Eric Kaufmann, author of _Whiteshift_, and Sunder Katwala, director of British Future, talk to Toby Young about the European election results. Is national populism in decline? If not, how concerned should we be?
May 23, 2019
Greg Ellis, host of Quillette Narrated, talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about his career as a voice actor
Voice actor Greg Ellis talks to Jonathan Kay about working with the producers of _Dragon Age_, _Call of Duty_ and _God of War_, and the difference between voicing video game characters and cartoon characters.
May 15, 2019
Professor Nigel Biggar talks to Quillette's Toby Young about academic outrage mobs and how to defeat them
Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at Oxford, talks to Toby Young about his experience of being mobbed by his colleagues. They discuss what motivates academic outrage mobs and what can be done to defend free speech at British and American universities.
May 10, 2019
Doriane Lambelet Coleman talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about the Caster Semenya trial
Doriane Lambelet Coleman, the 800m-runner-turned-academic, talks to Jonathan Kay about the Court of Arbitration for Sport's rejection of Caster Semenya's appeal. As a result of the decision, Semenya will not be able to compete in women's middle distance events unless she chemically alters her testosterone level.
May 3, 2019
Clint Margrave and Timothy Green, two Los Angeles-based poets, talk to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about the public shaming of fellow poet Frank Sherlock
Clint Margrave and Timothy Green, two poets, talk to Jonathan Kay about the shunning of fellow poet Frank Sherlock after he confessed to having been in a skinhead band in the 1980s. Clint Margrave recently wrote an article about Frank Sherlock's public shaming for _Quillette_.
Apr 30, 2019
Claire Fox, veteran journalist and broadcaster, talks to Quillette's Toby Young about standing for the European Parliament as a Brexit Party candidate
Journalist and broadcaster Claire Fox talks to Toby Young about being a Brexit Party candidate in the forthcoming European Parliament election. How did a former Communist become a candidate for a populist, right-of-centre party?
Apr 23, 2019
Coleman Hughes talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about an allegedly racist incident at Barnard College
Coleman Hughes talks to Jonathan Kay about his latest _Quillette_ article, which concerns an allegedly racist incident at Barnard College. Coleman, who is an undergraduate at Columbia, doesn't think the Barnard employees involved are guilty of racism.
Apr 19, 2019
Jamie Kilstein talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about leaving the Social Justice cult and becoming a non-tribal comedian
stand-up comedian Jamie Kilstein talks to Jonathan Kay about leaving the Social Justice Left, having Robin Williams as a patron, and his new, non-tribal, un-woke podcast.
Apr 15, 2019
Sir Roger Scruton talks to Quillette's Toby Young about getting sacked by the British Government after being targeted by a Twitter mob
Sir Roger Scruton, the conservative philosopher, talks to Toby Young about getting sacked as an advisor to the British Government after making some politically incorrect remarks, and the implications of his defenestration for intellectual freedom more widely.
Apr 11, 2019
Tyler Cowen talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about libertarianism, viewpoint diversity in Washington, D.C., and his new online university
Tyler Cowen, economics professor at George Mason University, talks to Jonathan Kay about the limits of libertarianism, viewpoint diversity in Washington, D.C., and Marginal Revolution University, his new online education venture.
Apr 3, 2019
Professor Robert Tombs talks to Quillette's Toby Young about Brexit and Britain's future
Robert Tombs, Cambridge history professor, talks to Toby Young about why he supports Brexit, why so many of his colleagues don't, whether the English intelligentsia's loathing of their country is a uniquely English characteristic and what their reaction is likely to be if the U.K. does eventually leave the European Union.
Mar 29, 2019
Rob Montz, the filmmaker who is documenting the growing free speech crisis in America's universities, talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay
Rob Montz, the Washington, DC-based documentarian who has made a succession of slick, entertaining videos about the free speech crisis engulfing America's universities, talks to Jonathan Kay. You can see some of Rob's videos, with some additional commentary from Jon, on _Quillette_'s website.
Mar 26, 2019
Catholic journalist Caroline Farrow talks to Quillette's Toby Young about being investigated by the British police for misgendering a transwoman
Six months ago, Catholic journalist Caroline Farrow appeared on a TV show called Good Morning Britain to debate Susie Green, a trans activist. That led to a chain of events that saw Caroline being investigated by the British police for misgendering Susie's daughter Jackie, a transwoman who was born male and underwent sexual reassignment surgery in Thailand at the age of 16. She talks to Toby Young about this ordeal.
Mar 20, 2019
Irshad Manji, a gay, progressive Muslim, talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about her new book Don't Label Me
liberal Muslim Irshad Manji talks to Jonathan Kay about her new book _Don't Label Me_ in which she urges all sides in the culture wars to listen more carefully to each other. She also reflects on the journey she's been on, from an aggressive combatant in various debates to reflective participant.
Mar 13, 2019
Stand-up comedian Andrew Doyle talks to Quillette's Toby Young about Titania McGrath, his brilliant satirical creation on Twitter.
Andrew Doyle, stand-up comedian and Spiked-online columnist, talks to Toby Young about Titania McGrath, his satirical creation on Twitter who describes herself as a "radical intersectionalist poet committed to feminism, social justice and armed peaceful protest."
Mar 7, 2019
Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to Danish expert Kay Xander Mellish on Denmark's rape culture, gender equality and the new, female-Led, right-wing Danish party
Jonathan Kay talks to Kay Xander Mellish, author of _How to Live in Denmark_ (2014) and _How to Work in Denmark_ (2018) about the recent Amnesty International report claiming Denmark has a "pervasive rape culture," as well as what it's like living in the country ranked number two in the world for gender equality and why a female-led, right-wing political party is on the rise.
Feb 27, 2019
Bo Winegard, assistant psychology professor, talks to Quillette's Toby Young about hereditarianism, centrism and the great awokening
Bo Winegard, long-standing _Quillette_ contributor and assistant psychology professor, talks to Toby Young about three of his articles: _On the Reality of Race and the Abhorrence of Racism_, _Centrism: A Moderate Manifesto_ and _The Great Awokening_.
Feb 21, 2019
Mary Hudson, a former teacher in New York's public high school system, talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay talks to about how black students are let down by a culture of low expectations
Mary Hudson, a former teacher in New York's public high school system, talks to _Quillette_'s Jonathan Kay about how black students are being let down by school leaders and administrators who are afraid to discipline unruly children for fear of being accused of racism. This conversation follows Hudson's article on the subject for _Quillette_.
Feb 19, 2019
Brian Amerige, a former Facebook engineer, talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about the company's content moderation policies
Brian Amerige, a former software engineer at Facebook, talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about the company's content moderation policy and why it is making a mistake in trying to prohibit hate speech. This conversation follows Amerige's article on the subject for _Quillette_.
Feb 13, 2019
Professor Matthew Goodwin talks to Quillette's Toby Young about Brexit, Trump and the rise of national populism
Matthew Goodwin, professor of politics at the University of Kent and co-author of _National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberalism_, talks to _Quillette_'s Toby Young about Brexit, Trump, the rise of national populism in Europe and America, and what its impact is likely to be on the future of social democracy.
Feb 7, 2019
Skeptic editor Michael Shermer talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about Holocaust denialists, Social Justice Warriors and how to debunk toxic ideologies
_Skeptic_ editor Michael Shermer talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about Holocaust denialists, Social Justice Warriors, the importance of bringing reason and science to bear on political debates, and why it is that smart people believe dumb things.
Jan 31, 2019
Kat Rosenfield, young-adult author, talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about the recent mobbing of Amélie Wen Zhao, a YA writer forced to shelve her debut novel
Kat Rosenfield, young-adult author and prolific vlogger and journalist, talks to _Quillette_'s Jonathan Kay about Amélie Wen Zhao, a YA writer who's withdrawn her debut novel _Blood Heir_ after being mobbed for allegedly breaching various politically correct protocols that all YA authors, including people of color, are expected to observe.
Jan 29, 2019
Bill Kristol, founder of the Weekly Standard, talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about the state of conservative politics
Bill Kristol, founder of the _Weekly Standard_, talks to _Quillette_'s Jonathan Kay about the future of journalism, conservative politics and the stars who emerged from his magazine's pages, including David Brooks, John Podhoretz and Christopher Caldwell.
Jan 23, 2019
Speeches from the Quillette party in Toronto
Listen to the speeches made at _Quillette_'s party in Toronto by _Quillette_ founder Claire Lehmann, stand-up comic Jamie Kilstein, _Skeptic_ editor Michael Shermer, _Quillette_'s Canadian editor Jonathan Kay, author and philosopher Christina Hoff Sommers and _Quillette_'s associate editor Toby Young. Thanks to Holding Space Films for supplying us with the audio.
Jan 14, 2019
Professor Steven Pinker talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about what the critics of his book Enlightenment Now got wrong
Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker talks to _Quillette_'s Jonathan Kay talks to about his book _Enlightenment Now_ and why the critics who took him to task for celebrating the Enlightenment are wrong.
Jan 11, 2019
Writer Jesse Singal talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about the reaction to his controversial cover story for The Atlantic on trans adolescents
Jesse Singal, a New York-based writer, talks to _Quillette_'s Jonathan Kay about the reaction to his controversial cover story for _The Atlantic_ about transgender adolescents. Among other things, Singal interviewed a number of adults who have "detransitioned"—had a change of heart about switching genders after undergoing irreversible medical procedures. This provoked accusations of "transphobia" from trans activists, who argued that highlighting these cases would make parents and mental health professionals needlessly sceptical when reacting to children's self-diagnosis of gender dysphoria and make it more difficult for those children to get medical treatment.
Jan 4, 2019
Professor Jeff McMahan talks to Quillette's Toby Young about co-founding the Journal of Controversial Ideas
Jeff McMahan, professor of moral philosophy at Oxford and co-founder of the _Journal of Controversial Ideas_, a new academic periodical in which contributors will be given the option of publishing their papers pseudonymously, talks to _Quillette_'s Toby Young. They discuss why the journal is needed, how 'controversial' ideas will be defined and Professor McMahan responds to some of the criticisms that have greeted the idea, both from the Social Justice Left and the liberal centre.
Dec 27, 2018
Corinna Cohn, a trans software developer, talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about why she dissents from Social Justice orthodoxy
Corinna Cohn, a trans woman and Indianapolis-based software developer who disagrees with Twitter's policy of banning users who "deadname" trans people and, more generally, doesn't believe she is obliged to support the causes associated with the Social Justice movement just because Social Justice Warriors support trans rights, talks to Canadian editor Jonathan Kay.
Dec 20, 2018
Jonathan Church talks to Quillette's Toby Young about 'white privilege'
Jonathan Church, _Quillette_ contributor and economist, talks to associate editor Toby Young about 'white privilege,' 'white fragility,' 'color-blind racism,' 'unconscious bias,' 'micro-aggressions' and why the Social Justice Left is more interested in punishing whites than understanding the complexity of racial inequality.
Dec 13, 2018
Coleman Hughes talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about being out of step with the prevailing orthodoxy about race as a black college student
Coleman Hughes, _Quillette_ columnist and Columbia University student, talks to Canadian editor Jonathan Kay about being out of step with the prevailing orthodoxy at an Ivy League college, classical liberalism and playing in Rihanna's backup band in 2016.
Dec 6, 2018
Heather Mac Donald talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about her experience of being mobbed on campus
Heather Mac Donald, a Fellow of the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor of _City Journal_ and the author of several books, most recently _The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture_, talks to Canadian editor Jonathan. Among other topics, they discuss her run-in with Black Lives Matter, her experience of being mobbed on campus and the free speech crisis afflicting America's universities.
Nov 28, 2018
Meghan Murphy talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about being banned from Twitter for 'dead-naming'
Meghan Murphy, the founder of _Feminist Current_, a radical feminist blog and podcast, talks to Canadian editor Jonathan Kay. Meghan was recently banned from Twitter for 'dead-naming' and 'misgendering' trans women, activities that are now prohibited in Twitter's terms of service. She wrote about this for _Quillette_.
Nov 21, 2018
Eric Kaufmann and Ben Cobley talks to Quillette's Toby Young about white privilege, diversity and identity politics
Eric Kaufmann, a politics professor at Birkbeck College and the author of _Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration and the Future of White Majorities_, and Ben Cobley, author of _The Tribe: The Liberal-Left and the System of Diversity, _talks to associate editor Toby Young. Kaufmann recently wrote a piece for _Quillette_ about white privilege, arguing that non-whites discriminate in favour of whites as well as whites, so declining white populations won't necessarily end white privilege, and Ben Cobley's book was recently reviewed in _Quillette_ by Helen Dale in which she praised him for explaining "how a frankly bonkers set of beliefs has stolen the Labour Party" and for showing "the danger of viewing people as members of fixed identity groups."
Nov 16, 2018
Ted Hill talks to Quillette's Jonathan Kay about how his paper on the Greater Male Variability Hypothesis was sent down the memory hole
Dr. Theodore Hill, professor emeritus of mathematics at Georgia Institute of Technology, talks to Canadian editor Jonathan Kay. Hill recently wrote an article for _Quillette_ about how a paper of his on the Greater Male Variability Hypothesis was accepted and retracted by _The Mathematical Intelligencer_ and _The New York Journal of Mathematics, _following a lobbying effort by mathematicians who disapproved of his point of view.
Nov 6, 2018
Jordan Peterson talks to Quillette's Toby Young about the free speech crisis engulfing North American universities
Dr Jordan Peterson talks to associate editor Toby Young In _Quillette_'s first official podcast. Among other things, they discuss _The Coddling of the American Mind_, Peterson's plans to set up a new university, and the baffling resilience of hard Left ideology.