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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.
New episodes post every other Thursday.

Feb 1, 2024

Michael Malice is a self-described “anarchist without adjectives” and is the author of several books, including most recently “The White Pill: A Tale of Good and Evil.” He is also the host of the podcast, “YOUR WELCOME,” and the subject of the biographical comic book, “Ego & Hubris: The Michael Malice Story.”


Michael joins us today to explain why he hates the term “free speech,” and gives his thoughts on McCarthyism, anarchism, Twitter, and more.  




0:00 Introduction

0:46 Who is Michael Malice?

6:45 What is an anarchist without adjectives?

7:26 The definition of anarchism/prominent anarchists 

8:01 How do we have free speech in an anarchist society?

16:54 The McCarthy Era

20:38 Students for Justice in Palestine

24:57 Should we advocate for a culture of free speech?

30:44 “Hitman” 

34:01 What is the core right under an anarchist system?

36:26 Elon, Twitter, and free speech

44:38 Emma Goldman and McCarthyism

55:27 Cancel culture  

1:01:37 From Emma Goldman to Solzhenitsyn

1:05:31 What is it like to live under an authoritarian regime?

1:12:23 The war in Ukraine

1:15:24 Outro

Show Notes 


Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il” by Michael Malice 

Hitman: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors” by Rex Feral (pseud.)

Khrushchev's Secret Speech” (Encyclopedia Britannica entry)

My Disillusionment in Russia” by Emma Goldman

Schenck v United States” (1919)

The Anarchist Handbook” by Michael Malice

The Gulag Archipelago” by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn  

The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics” by Michael Malice

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