In this episode, we explore the culture of offendedness, why they’re offended, and what that means to the rest of us. Later in the program, we’ll speak with a former Playboy executive regarding that publication’s recent move to eliminate nudity and why that might be. Then, we’ll conclude with some thoughts on censorship from a now deceased rock musician and iconoclast, one who often had the final word on why free speech matters more than hurt feelings.

Episodic Links
“What’s Wrong With Outcome-Based Education?”
“How fear of offending has trumped freedom of speech among today’s young people”
“Meno”
“In Defense of Offense”
“The Coddling of the American Mind”
Choosing to be offended – Pat Condell
Frank Zappa on Nightwatch (part 1) | (part 2) | (part 3) | (part 4)

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In this episode, we take on the equality myth in historical, literary, and contemporary contexts. Later in the program, we’ll speak to a mathematician on the subject of “equality in math” and how it may or may not extend to human equality. Next, the Shame Chamber will bring us a defendant from the Great White North and its effects on children. And, then, we’ll conclude with a parable from a certain 19th century German philosopher who certainly had much to say on the matter.

Episodic Links
“The Iron Law of Inequality”
Did Somebody Say “Structural Racism”?
“The Painful Truth About Affirmative Action”
The Pussification of Youth in Canada – A Dose of Buckley
“On The Natural Inequality of Men”
Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen from the Constitution of Year I (1793)
The Declaration of Independence
Nietzsche: On The Tarantulas

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