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So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast takes an uncensored look at the world of free expression through personal stories and candid conversations.
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Mar 19, 2020

Why is it important that we protect freedom of speech?

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, host Nico Perrino speaks with Duke University School of Law professor Joseph Blocher, who argues that one of the most common justifications for free speech — creating a “marketplace of ideas” in our search for truth — rests on unstable ground in our “post-truth” era. In his article, “Free Speech and Justified True Belief,” Blocher argues for a reframing of this epistemic theory of free speech around knowledge, rather than truth.

Nico and Blocher are joined in their discussion by frequent guest and First Amendment News Editor Ronald K.L. Collins.

Show notes:

Video of conversation

Podcast transcript

“Coronavirus and the failure of the ‘Marketplace of Ideas’” by Greg Lukianoff

“Bans” by Joseph Blocher

National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Bacerra (2018)
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