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Claire Fox

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In Conversation with Baroness, Claire Fox

The Cutlery Club Conversations

This podcast episode was recorded in July 2022 following the Cutlery Club salon in the St Pancras clock tower, King's Cross, London when Claire Fox was my chosen guest of honour. Claire is now a non-affiliated member of the House of Lords, a controversial undertaking and one that has brought her heavy criticism, due to her previous calls for its abolishment. She founded the Academy of Ideas and Battle of Ideas annual festival and has more recently written a book, I Find That Offensive about the demise of free speech. I first met Claire nearly 20 years ago when she founded The Academy of Ideas, a platform for open debate and free speech. Once I had got past the initial feeling of intimidation, I warmed to her honesty and genuine interest in people. So for me she was a natural choice to host a Cutlery Club salon and her straight talking, honesty and openness made her a superb choice; the guests got to see the real person behind the formidable, no-nonsense public persona. We talk about the controversy surrounding her decision to accept a position in the Lords, the pressures of public life and social media, cancel culture, her fantasy dinner party guests and dead heading flowers! There's loads more actually, from food favourites to guilty pleasures; she's as down-to-earth as they come, always speaking from the heart and completely transparent. Now, remember, I’m a complete novice at this podcasting malarkey so it's not surprising that it didn’t go strictly to plan! So, I’m asking up front for your understanding and tolerance of the varying recording tones and patchy editing (I'm still learning!) Some of it was recorded in Claire’s office at the House of Lords, and some of it was re-recorded on the phone the following Sunday morning, and subsequently, the recording you are hearing is a mash up of both!  I won’t bore you with why, but needless to say, there were lessons learned about checking your equipment and knowing your platform limitations!!  So, here we are; me, a bit nervous (nothing to do with Claire, just this whole podcasting thing!) trying to scratch beneath the surface a little bit more, and Claire, just being totally Claire. A brilliant woman who I feel very lucky to know. I hope you enjoy. #clairefox #battleofideas #academyofideas #baronessofbuckley #brexitparty #houseoflords #ifindthatoffensive #freespeech #cancelculture #buckley #snowflakegeneration 


21 Nov 2022

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167. Claire Fox

Iain Dale All Talk

Iain Dale talks to Baroness Claire Fox about her life, her past in the Revolutionary Communist Party, Living Marxism, the Institute/Academy of Idea, the Brexit Party, her time as an MEP and her membership of the House of Lords.

1hr 14mins

21 Sep 2022

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John Anderson Direct: with Baroness Claire Fox, Politician, Journalist & Writer

John Anderson: Conversations

In this Direct interview, John is joined by Baroness Claire Fox for a discussion about British politics and society in the aftermath of Boris Johnson's resignation. The Baroness' fascinating background lends particular weight into her insights into matters including free speech, the power of bureaucracy, the green movement and cultural pessimism, among others.


15 Jul 2022

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42: The war on smokers, with Claire Fox

Last Orders - a spiked podcast

Claire Fox, director of the Academy of Ideas, joins Chris Snowdon and Tom Slater to discuss the plans for a smoke-free England and abortion rights after Roe. Plus, we answer your questions in our new postbag section. Send your questions to lastorders@spiked-online.com and we’ll try to answer them in the next episode. Order your copy of ‘How Woke Won’ by Joanna Williams: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/ Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/  Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/  Sign up to spiked’s newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/


2 Jul 2022

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Free Speech in the Time of War - TDO 470 | Rucka & Claire Fox

The Daily Objective

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6 Apr 2022

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Planks Of The Week - Kevin O'Sullivan & Baroness Claire Fox

The Independent Republic of Mike Graham

Kevin O'Sullivan and Claire Fox join Mike Graham for a special podcast edition of Plank of the Week. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


5 Apr 2022

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42 - Claire Fox

Rachel Johnson's Difficult Women

This week Rachel speaks to Claire Fox who is a British writer, journalist, lecturer and politician who sits in the House of Lords as a non-affiliated life peer.In this LBC podcast, Rachel Johnson's Difficult Women, Rachel speaks with women who had to be a pain in the backside to get where they are today. Women who take the word difficult as a compliment not an insult. And women who had to fight, resist, insist, or otherwise be badly behaved in order to get things done.Listen and subscribe now on Global Player, or wherever you get your podcasts.


21 Mar 2022

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The Popular Show

If you dig this unlocked Patrons-first episode, please consider supporting us at Patreon.com/ThePopularPod. Claire Fox’s journey to being Baroness Fox of  Buckley runs through the Troskyist Revolutionary Communist Party, to  Living Marxism magazine, Spiked Online, the Academy of Ideas, the Brexit Party, and now the House of Lords. In this interview, we discuss whether Baroness Fox’s perspective on her habitual topics of free speech and Brexit have been changed by COVID and her own elevation to the top of the establishment, and whether there are connections between Britain’s peculiar strain of libertarian Marxism and the political of project of Boris Johnson.

1hr 9mins

5 Mar 2022

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Walk the Talk with Claire Fox

The Marketing Society podcast

How would you react if a member of your team phoned to say they can’t make it into work because they’ve got a hangover? Serious question. You might find Claire Fox’s answer a little unexpected. She is an inspiration, 100% Imaginal and has had an illustrious career so far; From Sportswoman, through sports scientist, to Unilever HR,. Chief People Officer at Save the Children and COO of UNICEF.. and in the midst of that somehow found the time to be a published author.She, like me, believes that everyone should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential. In this energetic, uplifting conversation, she talks about the power of professionalism with a personal touch.Key insights Formality is the enemy of trustDo the right thing when no one is looking - better still when everyone is looking Stop talking about work-life balance and focus on work-life symbiosis Be the leader you want your team to see and behttps://www.linkedin.com/in/clairefoxcoaching/Be Inspired. Be Imaginal. Be more Human.CREATE Framework https://www.katzkiely.com/createBeep : https://wearebeep.com/Beep on instagram https://www.instagram.com/katzykxBeep on twitter https://twitter.com/beepmindshiftBeep on linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/company/10541958Humans Leading Humans is brought to you in partnership with the Marketing Society. TMS inspire, accelerate and unite the worlds smartest leaders - find out more and join the global community https://www.marketingsociety.com/Thanks to SuperTerranea for the magical sting of stings: https://www.superterranea.com/


3 Mar 2022

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Episode 16: Claire Fox

Free Speech Nation with Andrew Doyle: The Podcast

On the latest episode of Free Speech Nation: The Podcast, Andrew Doyle is joined by Baroness Claire Fox - author of I Find That Offensive and Director at the Academy of Ideas.Andrew and Claire talked about her time in the House of Lords, Brexit, the Battle of Ideas festival, the need for free speech and so much more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


3 Oct 2021