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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.

May 19, 2016

In discussions about free speech issues, you’ll often hear people say something to the effect of, “I disapprove of what you say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”

The quote is typically misattributed to the French Enlightenment thinker Voltaire. But proper crediting aside, the sentiment...

May 5, 2016

In 1993, a young Jonathan Rauch published “Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought.” It was his response to what he saw as the West’s lackluster and apologetic defense of the novelist Salman Rushdie’s free speech rights.

Since its publication, “Kindly Inquisitors” has never gone out of print and...