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spiked’s Brendan O’Neill discusses today’s big ideas and bad ideas with an esteemed guest.

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spiked’s Brendan O’Neill discusses today’s big ideas and bad ideas with an esteemed guest.

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Intelligent, balanced voice

By A NR winner - Apr 10 2020
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Interesting guests and great debates.

Best

By AokiGolf - Mar 16 2020
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Still the best, most intelligent podcast, ever. And Brendan kicks butt.

iTunes Ratings

142 Ratings
Average Ratings
134
5
2
0
1

Intelligent, balanced voice

By A NR winner - Apr 10 2020
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Interesting guests and great debates.

Best

By AokiGolf - Mar 16 2020
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Still the best, most intelligent podcast, ever. And Brendan kicks butt.
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The Brendan O'Neill Show

Latest release on Oct 20, 2020

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spiked’s Brendan O’Neill discusses today’s big ideas and bad ideas with an esteemed guest.

Rank #1: 27: Posie Parker and Venice Allan: adult, human females

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Trans-sceptical feminists Posie Parker and Venice Allan discuss the silencing of women, the dangers of transitioning children, and the Orwellianism of preferred pronouns.

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Dec 08 2019

49mins

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Rank #2: 25: Michael Shellenberger: the lost souls of the green movement

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Michael Shellenberger, founder of Environmental Progress, talks to Brendan O’Neill about Greta Thunberg, Extinction Rebellion and the myth of the Amazon fires.

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Nov 10 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #3: 15: Bret Weinstein: professor in exile

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Bret Weinstein joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the Evergreen debacle, the Intellectual Dark Web, and why the left still matters.

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Jun 23 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #4: 17: Andrew Doyle: against wokeness

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The comedian, spiked columnist and inventor of Titania McGrath joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the rise of wokeness and what it really means to be left-wing.

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Jul 21 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #5: 24: Paul Embery: the abandonment of the working class

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Paul Embery, trade unionist and outspoken Brexiteer, talks to Brendan O’Neill about bout Brexit, democracy and the scourge of wokeness.

Oct 27 2019

57mins

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Rank #6: 16: Kmele Foster: race abolitionist

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Kmele Foster joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the racism of identity politics and the myth of rising hate in Trump’s America.

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Jul 08 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #7: 14: Meghan Murphy: the misogyny in trans

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Canadian feminist Meghan Murphy joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss social media's war on women, the intolerance of trans activism and why she left the left.

Jun 09 2019

49mins

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Rank #8: 6: Toby Young: public shaming and genetic determinism

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Toby Young joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss his social-media mobbing, genetics, free will and the Intellectual Dark Web.

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Jan 27 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #9: 30: Laurence Fox: wokeness, white privilege and Question Time

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 The day after his explosive performance on Question Time, actor Laurence Fox joined Brendan O’Neill to discuss the woke world of Hollywood, the myth of white privilege, and the wisdom of ordinary people.

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Jan 19 2020

1hr 6mins

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Rank #10: 7: Nick Gillespie: libertarianism and its limits

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Nick Gillespie joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the counterculture’s turn against free speech, the rise of corporate censorship and libertarianism’s democracy problem.

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Feb 23 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #11: 26: Maurice Glasman: Blue Labour and Brexit

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Maurice Glasman, founder of Blue Labour, talks to Brendan O’Neill about Brexit, Blue Labour and the demonisation of the working class.

Nov 24 2019

52mins

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Rank #12: 21: David Starkey: the elite is guilty of treason

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Historian and broadcaster David Starkey speaks to Brendan O’Neill about the ‘lying, deceiving shits’ in the establishment.

Sep 15 2019

59mins

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Rank #13: 9: Matt Ridley: rational optimism and direct democracy

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Matt Ridley joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss rational optimism, bad science and the betrayal of Brexit.

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Mar 24 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #14: 3: Rod Liddle: hate crimes and victim culture

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Islamophobia, victimhood, hate crimes, left-wing anti-Semitism and more — Britain’s most controversial columnist, Rod Liddle, joins Brendan O’Neill for the second episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show.

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Oct 20 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #15: 29: Liam Halligan: Boris, Brexit and the Irish border

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Economist Liam Halligan joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the need for a clean Brexit, the propaganda war over the Irish border, and his new book on housing, Home Truths.

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Jan 07 2020

1hr 7mins

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Rank #16: 4: Jonathan Haidt: fragility and division

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Jonathan Haidt, co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss Safe Spaces, identity politics and the Intellectual Dark Web. Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thebrendanoneillshow

Nov 20 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #17: 8: Nigel Farage: the betrayal of Brexit and what to do about it

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Nigel Farage joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss democracy, the political class and his new Brexit Party.

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Mar 09 2019

41mins

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Rank #18: 23: Rod Liddle Live: the great Brexit betrayal

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Rod Liddle joins Brendan O’Neill for our first live episode to discuss the great Brexit betrayal, how wokeness reached ‘peak wank’, and equal-opportunities offending.

Oct 13 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #19: 11: John R MacArthur: liberal cowardice and the populist revolt

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Harper's Magazine publisher Rick MacArthur joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss #MeToo, Salman Rushdie, populism and much more. Support the show: www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/

Apr 30 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #20: 22: Kate Hoey: ‘People want their vote to matter’

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Labour MP Kate Hoey talks to Brendan O’Neill about the political class’s refusal to deliver Brexit.

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Sep 28 2019

46mins

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33: The case for Trump, with Daniel McCarthy

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Daniel McCarthy, conservative commentator and editor of Modern Age, discusses the election, identity politics and bourgeois rioting. Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
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Oct 20 2020

1hr 6mins

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32: Big Tech vs free speech, with Jeffrey Rosen

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National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen tells Brendan O’Neill what’s driving Silicon Valley’s embrace of censorship. 
Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/10/12/censorship-by-algorithm/

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Oct 06 2020

1hr 2mins

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31: We should all be populists, with Thomas Frank

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Thomas Frank, author of ‘The People, No’, talks to Brendan O’Neill about the history of populism and the elite’s war on democracy.

Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/09/28/people-are-absolutely-justified-in-mistrusting-the-elites/

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Sep 22 2020

1hr 18mins

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30: Innovation, freedom and failing better, with Matt Ridley

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Matt Ridley, author of How Innovation Works, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the past, present and future of innovation -- from transport to nuclear power to vaccines.
Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/09/14/how-environmentalism-holds-back-innovation/

Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/

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Sep 08 2020

1hr 9mins

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29: Why black autonomy matters, with Glenn Loury

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Glenn Loury joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the myth of police racism and the dangers of racial identity politics.

Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/08/31/in-racialising-everything-we-are-playing-with-fire/
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Aug 25 2020

1hr 8mins

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28: Why the working class turned Tory, with Nick Timothy

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Nick Timothy, former special adviser to Theresa May, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss Brexit, the great realignment of British politics, and his new book, Remaking One Nation.

Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/08/20/liberalism-is-eroding-itself/
Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
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Aug 11 2020

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27: The cruel negligence of the lockdown, with Dr John Lee

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Pathologist Dr John Lee joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the exaggerated threat of Covid, the corruption of science and the mounting death toll of the lockdown.
Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/08/07/our-government-should-not-be-copying-totalitarian-states/

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Jul 28 2020

1hr 15mins

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26: Why borders matter, with Frank Furedi

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Sociologist and spiked contributor Frank Furedi joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss his latest book, Why Borders Matter.

Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/07/23/without-borders-democracy-ceases-to-exist/
Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/
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Jul 14 2020

1hr 5mins

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25: The silent majority, with Julia Hartley-Brewer

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Julia Hartley-Brewer, host of talkRADIO’s breakfast show, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the BLM cultural revolution and the war on free speech.
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Jun 30 2020

1hr 4mins

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24: The racism of identity politics, with Trevor Phillips

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Trevor Phillips, writer, broadcaster and former politician, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss identity politics, Covid-19, and being expelled from the Labour Party.
Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/06/24/not-all-people-of-colour-think-the-same/

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Jun 16 2020

51mins

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23: The virus of wokeness, with Dave Rubin

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Dave Rubin, host of the Rubin Report and author of Don’t Burn This Book, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the regressive left, radical Islam and free speech.

Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/06/11/the-left-is-taking-us-backward/
Support the show: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate-to-spiked/

Jun 02 2020

1hr 3mins

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22: The new class war, with Michael Lind

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Michael Lind talks to Brendan O’Neill about how the liberal elite colonised politics, culture and the economy.

Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/05/27/the-tyranny-of-the-managerial-elite/
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May 19 2020

1hr 6mins

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21: The cruelty of social distancing, with Lionel Shriver

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Novelist Lionel Shriver talks to Brendan O’Neill about the catastrophe of lockdown, the horrors of the ‘new normal’, and our society’s immature response to death.
Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/05/11/there-is-nothing-unprecedented-about-the-virus-itself/

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May 05 2020

1hr 1min

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20: Never apologise to the Twittermob, with Vanity Von Glow

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Drag queen Vanity Von Glow talks to Brendan O’Neill about cancel culture, victimhood and identity.
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Apr 28 2020

58mins

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19: Coronavirus and the culture war, with Heather Mac Donald

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Heather Mac Donald, New York Times bestselling author and Thomas W Smith fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the devastation wrought by the Covid-19 lockdowns.

Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/04/16/the-shutdown-is-blighting-billions-of-lives/
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Apr 14 2020

1hr 12mins

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18: Coronavirus and dissent, with Peter Hitchens

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Peter Hitchens, outspoken opponent of the coronavirus lockdown, joins Brendan O’Neill to discuss the rush to shut down democracy, dissent and the economy in response to Covid-19.

Read the transcript: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/04/03/the-alleged-cure-is-immensely-worse-than-the-disease/

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Apr 02 2020

40mins

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17: How everyday speech became a crime, with Paul Coleman

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Paul Coleman, author of Censored, talks to Brendan O’Neill about origins of Europe’s hate-speech laws and how everything from mainstream opinions to religious beliefs can now be criminalised.
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Mar 24 2020

44mins

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34: Dominic Lawson: the coming revolt against the climate movement

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Sunday Times columnist Dominic Lawson talks to Brendan O’Neill about the radicalism of Brexit, the hubris of the climate movement, and the potential for an anti-green populist revolt.

Mar 11 2020

1hr 2mins

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33: Claire Fox: inside the European Parliament

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Claire Fox, the former Brexit Party MEP and director of the Academy of Ideas, talks to Brendan O’Neill about her time in the European Parliament, the demonisation of Leave voters, and how to make democracy come alive after Brexit.

Claire is also the co-convenor of ‘Changing Politics for Good: What Next?’, which will take place at the Cheshire Conference Centre in Stockport on 29 February. Get tickets: https://www.changepolitics4good.co.uk/.

Feb 25 2020

1hr 23mins

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32: Marco Visscher: The wonders of nuclear power

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Eco-modernist Marco Visscher on the promise of nuclear power, the limits of Extinction Rebellion’s doom-mongering and why economic growth is good for the environment.

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Feb 18 2020

49mins

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iTunes Ratings

142 Ratings
Average Ratings
134
5
2
0
1

Intelligent, balanced voice

By A NR winner - Apr 10 2020
Read more
Interesting guests and great debates.

Best

By AokiGolf - Mar 16 2020
Read more
Still the best, most intelligent podcast, ever. And Brendan kicks butt.