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Nick Gillespie

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CMP 451 - Nick Gillespie

Chrissie Mayr Podcast

Editor At Large of Reason.com Nick Gillespie joins Chrissie Mayr to discuss this past weekends Minds event at the Beacon Theatre. They recount the Festival of Ideas event where Chrissie hosted and Nick moderated the "Future of Social Media" panel with Blaire White, Ian Crossland, Bill Ottman and Winston Marshall of Mumford and Sons. They discuss what to do with missing socks, Mumford and Sons, Minds, Halsey shaming her fans for having different views on Roe vs. Wade, Tim Pool and TimCast, Libertarians and their biggest hurdles, Jordan Peterson getting banned off Twitter and Boomers!

1hr 48mins

1 Jul 2022

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Episode 133 - Nick Gillespie

Citizen Podcast

Reason's Nick Gillespie, host of The Reason Interview podcast, joins the show to talk about how libertarianism needs to be sold to voters in the 21st Century, the recall of San Francisco's progressive DA Chesa Boudin, school choice, and when the United States should intervene in foreign conflicts.  Buy Drinkin' Bros new Hard AF Seltzer Here! Buy Drinkin' Bros Merch Here! Go to ghostbed.com/drinkinbros and use code DRINKINBROS for 30% off EVERYTHING (Mattresses, Adjustable Base, and more) -- plus a 101 Night Sleep Trial and Mattresses Made in the USA!

1hr 17mins

9 Jun 2022

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Libertarians. A New Understanding. Nick Gillespie

How Do We Fix It?

All too often political movements are defined by their opponents. That is especially true for libertarians who are often labeled as uncaring— far more concerned with the individual than society. In this episode, we get a mostly positive view of what libertarians stand for and also why they oppose both the populist domination of the Republican Party and the leftward tilt by Democrats.Our guest Nick Gillespie is editor at large of Reason Magazine, which has the motto "free minds and free markets." He's co-author of the book, “The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong With America,” and host of “The Reason Interview” podcast. In this episode we discuss six main topics— What is a libertarian, public education and school choice, inflation, the role of billionaires in society, Ukraine & foreign policy, and the controversial Disinformation Governance Board."I value individual choice. I devalue coercion," Nick tells us. "I believe in a smaller state than we have now... I want people to be able to make as many meaningful choices in their lives as possible."Recommendation: Jim has great enthusiasm for birding and science, and is reading "The Most Perfect Thing" about the science and natural history of bird eggs by Chenghui Ju, David C. Lahti See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


6 May 2022

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Nick Gillespie: Autonomy and Empathy S1 E6

Meditations with Zohar

This week, Zohar is joined by Nick Gillespie, public intellectual and editor at large of Reason Magazine, to discuss creative disruption, the legacy of David Foster Wallace, why libertarians and postmodernists should be friends, the underestimated importance of art and culture in politics, and how to live with epistemic humility.Meditations with Zohar is sponsored by Cometeer, an exceptional new coffee company using cutting-edge technology to preserve and deliver specialty coffee in its purest, most original form. Use the link cometeer.com/zohar to get $20 off your first order.Read more from Zohar in his Torah newsletter Etz Hasadeh or his philosophy newsletter What is Called Thinking.Meditations with Zohar is a production of SoulShop and Lyceum Studios.

1hr 34mins

20 Apr 2022

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ASK A JEW: The Reason Interview With Nick Gillespie

Ask a Jew

Intro - Yael manages to offend our guest by mis-introducing him.7:35 Al literature that isn't American sucks 13:00 Nick's PhD thesis, oral defense - The Great Gatsby20:45 Immigrants - we something something done. 25:40 Famous Jewish sports legends27:00 Thank you Dr.Gillespie. Now tell us about the time you interviewed Jason Priestly for "Teen Machine" magazine29:00 Nick and Yael get into a heated debate over the true meaning of BDE.30:35 Back to Teen Machine. Nick compares interviewing Corey Haim and Corey Feldman to 9/11, or something.35:00 Mel Gibson, the world's sexiest Anti-semite38:35 Celebrities on social media are a libertarians dream come true, and we are the next Bill Cosby42:40 Cancel culture, and why it's the best time to be alive.48:40 It's the golden era of individualism51:30 Yael says something really profound about social media54:00 Revolt of the public56:15 Finally, the Holocaust!58:30 Postmodernism1:00 The culture wars1:07:40 The Declaration of Independents1:10 National service, military and war 1:16:50 The Holocaust again (ok fine, WWII)1:32  The girls give Nick an off-ramp, he doesn’t take it. 1:41 Come to Nick’s event April 4th about heroin1:46 Kids todayChaya Leah seems to think we have the ability to add a song at the end of the podcast. We can't, so here's a link to System of A Down's BYOB.

2hr 9mins

21 Mar 2022

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Episode 38 | Nick Gillespie

Deep Rough

The boys managed to get a hold of one of the best Master Club Fitters in the country, Nick Gillespie to talk through his former life as a professional golfer. From how it all started, to shooting a course record -7 at the Vic Open in 2013,  forgetting to sign his card and being DQ'd to some extra wild bonus content at the very end once the official interview has stopped and before we stopped recording! Make time for this one, you won't be disappointed. Follow us:Instagram @Deep_RoughFacebook @DeepRoughPodSend us your embarrassing golf stories to deeproughpod@gmail.com

1hr 27mins

13 Feb 2022

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The Justin Amash Podcast

Nick Gillespie is an editor at large at Reason, the libertarian magazine of “free minds and free markets,” and host of The Reason Interview With Nick Gillespie podcast. He is also co-author of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong With America.Download the Callin app for iOS and Android to listen to this podcast live, call in, and more! Also available at callin.com

10 Feb 2022

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Media's Failed Pushback on Power and Ridiculous COVID Restrictions, with Nick Gillespie and Tara Henley | Ep. 246

The Megyn Kelly Show

Megyn Kelly is joined by Nick Gillespie, editor-at-large and podcast host at Reason magazine, and Tara Henley, former CBC journalist and Substack writer, to talk about libertarianism in the age of COVID, COVID restrictions that make no sense, vaccine mandates, horrific crime rising in American cities, the lack of trust for authority among Americans of all parties, how the media failed to push back on power over COVID, how the pandemic affected dating, the lie that women can "have it all," whether a President Biden gaffe will cause an American intervention with Russia, the pressures on the younger generation, and more.Follow The Megyn Kelly Show on all social platforms: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/MegynKellyTwitter: http://Twitter.com/MegynKellyShowInstagram: http://Instagram.com/MegynKellyShowFacebook: http://Facebook.com/MegynKellyShow Find out more information at: https://www.devilmaycaremedia.com/megynkellyshow

1hr 28mins

24 Jan 2022

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S03E04: The Limits of Libertarianism - Nick Gillespie

Dilemma Podcast

Is it possible that the default position of libertarianism which has so deeply influenced politics, economics, and philosophy since the enlightenment could produce an ecosystem which stalls our ability to handle the existentially daunting task of freedom? Does the political structure of libertarianism dissolve into a fantasy the moment it encounters a problem of the commons like COVID or climate change? Is a conception of libertarianism as a "freedom from" preferrable to a conception of it as a "freedom to"? Have the economists owned the conversation for too long in this arena? Is a strong-arm government really the biggest threat to individual freedom? Will intentional libertarian blindness maximize a version of our selves that we aren't so proud of? Where does libertarianism end and anarchy begin? Jay tangles with the editor of Reason Magazine and proud libertarian Nick Gillespie in a 2 hour conversation through the weeds of freedom.

2hr 16mins

10 Jan 2022

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Nick Gillespie on canceling yourself

Dialogues with Richard Reeves

What does “cancel culture” really mean, and how big a problem is it? Nick Gillespie, editor at large at Reason, has given these questions more thought than most. Nick is one of the leading lights of libertarian public intellectual life, and just wrote an essay, “Self-Cancellation, Deplatforming, and Censorship” that we dig into here. Nick is worried about the shift towards censorship in politics, in our organizations, including corporations, and in our own lives. We differ on whether the problem is more personal or political, but in the end we do agree that a healthy liberal culture is one that welcomes a robust exchange of diverse views. Along the way, we get into Nick’s particular beef with Facebook, some similarities in our backgrounds as journalists, and how his view of the world has some Marxist traces.  Nick Gillespie Nick is an editor at large at Reason, the libertarian magazine and host of The Reason Interview with Nick Gillespie. “Nick Gillespie is to libertarianism what Lou Reed is to rock ‘n’ roll, the quintessence of its outlaw spirit,” wrote Robert Draper in The New York Times Magazine. A two-time finalist for digital National Magazine Awards, Nick is co-author, with Matt Welch, of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong With America (2012). More Gillespie  “Self-Cancellation, Deplatforming, and Censorship” (Sep 2021) The Reason Interview with Nick Gillespie (including his latest here with Steven Pinker) “A Different Approach to Anti-Racism” (Nov 2021) “From Russiagate to the MyPillow Guy, Let's Stop With Electoral Conspiracy Theories” (Sep 2021) Also mentioned My Guardian essay, “Capitalism used to promise a better future. Can it still do that?” The narrator of Adam Thirlwell’s 2015 novel Lurid and Cute exclaims of capitalism: “‘Late? It had only just got started!” (I quote the line here). Nick’s podcast with Steven Pinker in how “Rationality Has Made Us Richer, Kinder, and More Free” I mentioned Abigail Shrier’s controversial 2020 book, Irreversible Damage: Teenage Girls and the Transgender Craze. (Nick’s had Abigail on his podcast). Nick mentioned Common Sense with Bari Weiss, on Substack I referred to MIT’s cancelation of University of Chicago professor Dorian Abbot who was to give the prestigious Carlson Lecture, which is devoted to 'new results in climate science'. Now Princeton is hosting it online instead.  I quoted John Stuart Mill from On Liberty: ““Society can and does execute its own mandates: and if it issues wrong mandates instead of right, or any mandates at all in things with it ought not to meddle, it practices a social tyranny more formidable than many kinds of political oppression, since, though not usually upheld by such extreme penalties, it leaves fewer means of escape, penetrating much more deeply into the details of life, and enslaving the soul itself.””  Nick mentioned Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish, published in 1975. I mentioned Bernard Williams’s last book: Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy (2004); I also wrote an essay in truthfulness drawing heavily on Williams, “Lies and honest mistakes” (July 2021) The Dialogues Team  Creator: Richard Reeves Research: Ashleigh Maciolek Artwork: George Vaughan Thomas Tech Support: Cameron Hauver-Reeves Music: "Remember" by Bencoolen (thanks for the permission, guys!)

1hr 11mins

18 Oct 2021