Wrongspeak
Wrongspeak
Wrongspeak
A podcast about the things we believe to be true but cannot say, by Jonathan Kay and Dr. Debra Soh
#17 - The Family Business with Barbara Kay
As the Wrongspeak podcast hits pause and we say goodbye to Debra, Jon interviews his mother Barbara Kay for the first time. Barbara is a columnist with Canada's National Post and a wrongspeaker extraordinaire. They discuss their visions of classical liberalism, how Quebec nationalism gave Barbara "a taste for polemics," Jewish intellectualism and multiculturalism; Jon also calls out Barbara's antifeminism and, for the trollbait pièce de résistance, we find out if one Kay benefited from the other's nepotism. Thank you to Dr. Debra Soh for her invaluable contribution to our first series of episodes and to our producers at TNKR Media. You can reach us on Facebook, Twitter or Gmail @wrongspeak. 
Dec 30, 2019
30 min
#16 - Our Lines are Open: Confessions of a Talk Radio Host with Matt Gurney
Jon has a frank conversation with his friend and former colleague at Canada's National Post, Matt Gurney, a Toronto-based political commentator, about the inner workings of AM talk radio, the use of outrage as currency and the limitations of the medium.
May 14, 2019
1 hr 4 min
#15 - Khalistan in Canada with Balraj Deol and Niru Kumar of Desiland
In a crossover episode with the new Desiland podcast, Jon speaks with host Niru Kumar and veteran journalist Balraj Deol, editor of Canada's Khabarnama Punjabi Weekly, on the Khalistan movement promoting a separate Sikh state in India and how its supporters gained so much influence in Canadian politics.  Subscribe to Desiland on your favourite podcast platform to hear more from wrongspeaking journalists Terry Glavin and Terry Milewski in Part 2 of Niru's Currying Votes series, as well as the Khalistani argument to come.
May 14, 2019
1 hr 11 min
#14 - Such a Shanda with Naftuli Moster
Jon speaks with renegade Jewish activist Naftuli Moster. During his childhood, Moster was just another nice Jewish boy at a New York City yeshiva. But he isn't happy about the education he got—and now he's speaking out about it. 
Mar 28, 2019
56 min
#13 - Comedy Without Hashtags with Craig Lauzon
We often hear about how political correctness is killing comedy. But for Craig Lauzon and other First Nations performers, that's just part of the challenge. Don't forget to subscribe, rate us and follow on Facebook and Twitter @Wrongspeak! 
Mar 28, 2019
28 min
#12 - Transparency Evangelism with Minds CEO Bill Ottman
Founded in 2015, Minds is a niche social platform that uses an open-source software model, allowing community members to express themselves with little fear of censorship and reward each other for popular content. Jon recently spoke with co-founder Bill Ottman in New York City about his techno-utopianism and why censorship is undermining social networks.
Feb 26, 2019
41 min
#11 - 35 Years of Wasted Time with Edward Hertrich
Jon speaks with Edward Hertrich, recently released from prison after a 35-year sentence for crimes, including murder, committed in his youth. The Toronto resident now strives to spread a clearer understanding of life and redemption. His memoir, Wasted Time, is published by Dundurn Press.
Feb 26, 2019
26 min
#10 - That's Not Funny with Mike Ward and Jamie Kilstein
To end 2018 on a lighter note, Jon speaks with Canadian comic Mike Ward, fined by a Human Rights Tribunal in Quebec for a controversial joke; and Debra chats with American comedian Jamie Kilstein on political correctness and censorship among liberals.  And stay tuned until the very end to hear Jon tell Debra a classic Jewish joke! Thank you, Wrongspeak listeners, for your support during our inaugural year. We'll be taking a break for a few weeks and back in early 2019 with new episodes. In the meantime, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter. For comments or sponsorship inquires, email wrongspeak@gmail.com. Thanks as well to our first sponsors, Quillette and Goldwater, Dubé, and our producers at TNKR Media. 
Dec 28, 2018
33 min
#9 - "TERF" v. Trans with Meghan Murphy and Julie Rei Goldstein
Jon and Debra examine both sides of a tense debate on the left between radical feminists and transgender activists. Meghan Murphy, the Feminist Current founder recently banned from Twitter for misgendering, and Julie Rei Goldstein, actress and trans activist, make their cases to Wrongspeak.
Dec 20, 2018
45 min
#8 - Gender Dysphoria 101 with Dr. Susan Bradley
Debra speaks with Dr. Susan Bradley, a world-renowned expert on gender dysphoria. She is a professor emeritus in psychiatry at the University of Toronto, the former psychiatrist-in-chief at Toronto's Sick Kids Hospital and the founder of the former Gender Identity Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), shuttered in 2015 following activist protests.
Dec 20, 2018
1 hr 9 min
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