Unregistered with Thaddeus Russell
Thaddeus Russell
A show about what you’re not supposed to say. Thaddeus Russell, author of A Renegade History of the United States, interviews people who break the rules of conventional discourse and expand the realm of the possible.
I spoke with Deirdre McCloskey, the leading historian of “bourgeois virtues” and the author of a memoir about transitioning from a man to a woman, about the relationship between virtue and personal freedom and about whether my thesis that capitalism produces contradictory cultural impulses is nonsense. For full show notes, go to: http://thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/97/

Robert Mariani and I discuss what it’s like to be a stranger in a strange land that is also your home. He is the former opinion editor for the Daily Caller and founder of the “post-political” magazine Jacobite. For full show notes, go to: http://thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/96/

The author Meghan Daum and I discussed the peril of asking too many questions about the world we inhabit. She is the author of the new book, The Problem With Everything: My Journey Through The Culture Wars. For full show notes, go to: http://thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/95/

Carol Queen, the legendary sex educator and activist, joined me in the Antique Vibrator Museum in San Francisco to make an argument for the revolutionary power of pleasure. For full show notes, go to: http://thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/94/

Chris Carlsson is a co-founder of the Critical Mass bicycle movement, co-founder and editor of the former Processed World magazine, and director of the Shaping San Francisco and Found SF historical projects. For full show notes, go to: http://thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/93/

I questioned David Skarbek, the leading expert on prison gangs in the United States, about the implications of his finding that gangs serve as alternative governments inside prisons. For full show notes, go to: http://thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/92/

I talked with Robbie Martin, the maker of the multi-part documentary film, “A Very Heavy Agenda,” about the history of the neoconservative movement and our shared fascination with a particular history professor. For full show notes, go to: http://thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/91/

Daniel Coffeen is a fellow academic exile, a philosopher and word magician, a “Jew-clown know-it-all,” and the future star of Renegade University. He also holds a PhD in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley, where he was a lecturer for many years, and is the author of Reading the Way of Things: Towards a New Technology of … Continue reading Episode 90: Daniel Coffeen →

He’s been call the Willy Wonka of politics. He’s the author of a new book called, The New Right: A Journey to the Fringe of Politics. He’s also the most requested guest on Unregistered. For full show notes, go to: http://thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/89/

This was the first live recording of Unregistered before a public audience, featuring the comedian Dave Smith and the Reason Editor at Large Nick Gillespie. Held at a former speakeasy and brothel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, this was raucous, sometimes contentious, and a total blast. For full show notes, go to: http://thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/88/

Tom Nickel is an educator on death and dying and he has a proposition to make: You cannot live your best life, until you’ve prepare for your death. Tom has worked as a hospice caregiver for the Zen Hospice Project and Kaiser Permanente. He may or may not have cancer. For full show notes, go … Continue reading Episode 87: Tom Nickel →

Katie Herzog is a staff writer at Seattle’s bi-weekly, The Stranger. Her work has been featured on Salon, The Guardian, Vox, Buzzfeed, Fusion, Mother Jones, High Times, and she is a former staff writer at Grist. For full show notes, go to: http://thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/86/

In February 2019 I spoke to students at a public high school in El Dorado County, California about the things they’re not allowed to say. For full show notes, go to: http://thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/85/

John Ziegler is a Mediaite senior columnist and the author of an investigative report on the Penn State child sex abuse scandal. For full show notes, go to: http://thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/84/

Isaac Morehouse is the founder of Praxis, a startup apprenticeship program that has been a highly successful alternative to traditional higher education. He is also the CEO of Crash, a new career launch platform. For full show notes, go to: http://thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/83/

My speech on the John Galton and Lily Forester case, the history of renegade black market criminals, and what it means to live free and stateless, at the February 2019 Anarchapulco conference in Acapulco, Mexico. For full show notes, go to: http://thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/82/

John Glaser is director of foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. He is the co-author, with Christopher A. Preble and A. Trevor Thrall, of the forthcoming Fuel to the Fire: How Trump Made America’s Broken Foreign Policy Even Worse (and How We Can Recover). For full show notes, go to: http://thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/81/

Kmele Foster is the former co-host of The Independents, the co-founder and lead producer of FreeThink Media, the host of my second-favorite podcast, The Fifth Column, and one of the most original and important public intellectuals you will hear. This episode was recorded at the Renegade University Weekend in Washington D.C. For full show notes, … Continue reading Episode 80: Kmele Foster at Renegade University →

Elizabeth Nolan Brown is an associate editor at Reason magazine. She has won multiple awards for her writing on government wars on sex. For full show notes, go to: http://thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/79/

Daniele Bolelli is the host of the History on Fire podcast. This episode was recorded at the Renegade University Weekend in Los Angeles. For full show notes, go to: http://thaddeusrussell.com/podcast/78/