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Jan 8, 2020

Policing free speech online. Sydney Jarrard speaks with author David Kaye about his book Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet (Columbia Global Reports).

In their conversation, Kaye and Jarrard discuss how the internet has transformed into a tool for governments to censor citizens. Big Tech companies...

Dec 4, 2019

In this installment, American Booksellers Association Content Director Sydney Jarrard talks with author David Kirby about the status of free speech in America and his book When They Come For You: How Police and Government Are Trampling Our Liberties — and How to Take Them Back (St. Martin’s Press).

In their...

Nov 20, 2019

In this episode, ABA Content Director Sydney Jarrard and Director of ABFE, Advocacy, and Public Policy Dave Grogan delve into the free speech positions of the top 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Bernie Sanders, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator...

Oct 2, 2019

In this installment, host Dave Grogan offers a wrap-up of this year’s Banned Books Week, and explores the impact of big technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook, and Google on free speech.

Sep 19, 2019

This special "Banned Books Week" edition of Counterspeak features interviews with Mitchell Kaplan, president of Florida's Books & Books, and Denise Chavez, owner of Casa Camino Real Book Store & Art Gallery in Las Cruces, New Mexico. In this episode, the booksellers share their thoughts on why Banned Books Week...