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Freddie Sayers speaks to Matthew Crawford, a motorcycle mechanic turned philosopher with a unique perspective on the current moment. Instead of talking in terms of partisan politics, he talks in terms of lived experience and what a good life feels like.I’ve been a fan since his first book, and was delighted to have this wide-ranging conversation ab…
 
Freddie Sayers talks to New York Times columnist Ross Douthat about his new book The Decadent Society, the religious aspect of antiracism protests, Obama and Trump, and whether lockdowns are a symptom of — or cure for — the decadent West.Hold on to your hats, we hit some big topics in this half hour! Hope you enjoy.…
 
Giles chats to the former leader of the Canadian Liberal Party and now rector of the Central European University, Michael Ignatieff, about how his family went from Russian nobles to Canadian refugees, why the Brexit debate was good for the UK's democracy and what threat populism poses to liberalism.Door UnHerd
 
In a Good Friday special, Giles chats to Anglican priest and pioneer of the Alpha Course Nicky Gumbel about the moment he changed from atheist to a Christian, why his father never talked about his being Jewish and doubting God after tragically losing his best friend.Door UnHerd
 
In our Holy Week special, Giles talks to composer and conductor Sir James MacMillan about Scottish sectarianism, joining the Communist Party, and why composing is like having a photo developed.___Sir James MacMillan is one of the most successful composers of his generation, achieving international acclaim. His music has been programmed worldwide by…
 
In the first of Confessions Season 2, Oxford's Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, Marcus du Sautoy, talks to Giles Fraser about being terrible at sums, his love of music and whether code will develop consciousness.Door UnHerd
 
In this Short, Charlotte Pickles and Peter Franklin talk about the renewed interest in taxing the super rich. Given the already high levels of tax avoidance, is there any point in increasing their tax rates?Read the article they discuss:'The irrelevant debate over the top rate of tax': https://unherd.com/2019/02/the-irrelevant-debate-over-the-top-r…
 
UnHerd columnist Graeme Archer joins Charlotte Pickles and Peter Franklin to discuss how identity politics and the rush to judgement is poisoning debate.Read the two articles behind the Short:'How politics is poisoning the truth', about the Covington Boys affair: https://unherd.com/2019/01/how-politics-is-poisoning-truth/'This age of semiotics is b…
 
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