18 Episodes Refresh
Dec 30, 2019
#17 - The Family Business with Barbara KayDecember 30, 2019
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...
May 14, 2019
#16 - Our Lines are Open: Confessions of a Talk Radio Host with Matt GurneyMay 14, 2019
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
#15 - Khalistan in Canada with Balraj Deol and Niru Kumar of DesilandMay 14, 2019
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...
Mar 29, 2019
#14 - Such a Shanda with Naftuli MosterMarch 29, 2019
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
#13 - Comedy Without Hashtags with Craig LauzonMarch 28, 2019
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!
Feb 27, 2019
#12 - Transparency Evangelism with Minds CEO Bill OttmanFebruary 27, 2019
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
#11 - 35 Years of Wasted Time with Edward HertrichFebruary 26, 2019
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.
Dec 28, 2018
#10 - That's Not Funny with Mike Ward and Jamie KilsteinDecember 28, 2018
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...
Dec 20, 2018
#9 - TERF v. Trans with Meghan Murphy and Julie Rei GoldsteinDecember 20, 2018
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
#8 - Gender Dysphoria 101 with Dr. Susan BradleyDecember 20, 2018
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.