Quillette Podcast

Quillette is an online magazine founded by Australian writer Claire Lehmann. The publication has a primary focus on science, technology, news, culture, and politics.

Society & Culture
In Defence of the British Empire
Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to Oxford Professor Nigel Biggar, author of a newly published, best-selling book that examines the mixed legacy of British colonial rule.
42 min
Fair Play for Female Athletes—Then and Now
Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to former U.S. Olympic team rower Mary O’Connor about her 1970s-era fight against sports sexism—and today’s battle to keep male bodies out of women’s rowing
34 min
The Fight to Provide Gender Dysphoric Children ...
Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with James Esses, an aspiring British therapist who was expelled from his training institute for voicing concerns about ideologically programmed restrictions on the care of trans-identified youth.
29 min
Johnny Depp versus Amber Heard: The Definitive ...
Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to literary journalist Charlotte Allen about her self-confessed “secret appetite” for trashy Hollywood stories, and her exhaustive Quillette article about Depp’s successful defamation suit against his ex-wife.
53 min
From Golden Girls Superfan to Right-Wing Cultur...
Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to writer Ross Anderson about the Rubin Report’s increasingly conservative (and angry) star host
46 min
Discovering Your Inner ‘Demisexual’
Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay talks to Phoebe Maltz Bovy and Kat Rosenfield of Feminine Chaos, about why young straight women are inventing new (and dubious) queer subcategories
29 min
A Marriage Lost to Gender Identity
Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks to author Shannon Thrace—whose 16-year marriage fell apart after her newly transitioned husband became immersed in the ideologically uncompromising world of online transgender activism.
36 min
How Dubious Racism Accusations Brought Down the...
Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with Atlantic Magazine writer Helen Lewis about the fate of Nancy Spector, who lost her job at the pinnacle of the Manhattan art world amidst a flurry of unsubstantiated accusations by independent scholar Chaédria LaBouvier.
50 min
Sahar Tartak on Fighting Back Against Coerced ‘...
Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with Yale undergraduate student Sahar Tartak, who led a successful revolt against the ultra-progressive administration of her Long Island public high school
34 min
Jonathan Kay on the State of Journalism, the Pe...
For the 200th episode, Quillette founder Claire Lehmann interviews host Jonathan Kay about the evolution of his journalistic career before and after joining Quillette.
33 min
Andrew Lawton on the Political Legacy of Canada...
Quillette podcast host Jonathan Kay speaks with True North journalist Andrew Lawton about his new Sutherland House book, ”The Freedom Convoy: The Inside Story of Three Weeks that Shook the World”
39 min
Kushal Mehra on the Explosive Growth of YouTube...
44 min
From VisiCalc to Global Cloud Computing: Lesson...
46 min
When Workplace Anti-Racism Training Goes Off th...
31 min
Meet the 80-Year-Old Feminist Who Got Banned Fr...
22 min
Canada’s Unmarked-Graves Social Panic: How Did ...
42 min
Understanding Wokeness as a Make-Work Strategy ...
29 min
James Kirchick on ‘Secret City: The Hidden Hist...
35 min
Richard Dawkins on the Wonders of Flight
26 min
‘Sex Realism’ Versus ‘Sex Denialism’: Is the Ti...
47 min
Progressive Social Panic at Yale and Princeton
45 min
How Elon Musk Can Promote Free Speech—Without T...
34 min
Rob Montz on Harvard University’s Campaign Agai...
28 min
Frances Widdowson on the Questions Canadians Ar...
38 min
Shmuel Bar on the War in Ukraine, and the Failu...
29 min