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  1. David Aaronovitch: Speaking Your Mind in a Democracy - Culture and Society - Browse - Big Ideas - ABC TV

    David Aaronovitch is a British journalist who writes for The Times and the chairman of Index on Censorship. This was a group originally set up in the 1970’s to provide support for dissident writers in the Soviet Union. It’s been vastly expanded since then to be a global defender of free speech.

    For Aaronovitch it all boils down to asking yourself this when you’re tempted to bite your tongue … “Is the desire to stop somebody saying something or to punish them for something they’ve said? Is it really absolutely essential? Generally the answer will be no … unless you’re a despot or a dictator.”

    In this conversation Aaronovitch chats with Simon Longstaff from the St James Ethics Centre. They mull over the jailing of the Al Jazeera journalists in Cairo, the dumping of the Sydney Opera Company soprano for some ugly postings on Facebook by her husband, Uthman Badar and the honour killing fiasco in Sydney and the stepping down of the CEO of Mozilla in the US for some privately held views on gay marriage.

    Aaronovitch is terrific in this discussion and you may find your own prejudices being challenged by his arguments.

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  2. The Cult of Nick : 023 First full half hour version of The Cult Of Nick

    This is an interview from the archives. It features David Aaronovitch, a writer for The Times. It was to promote a book he’d written called Voodoo Histories about conspiracy theories.

    It’s also the first proper full length episode of the podcast. Annoyingly I had to move from Audioboo to here. Not to worry, the Cult of Nick is only small at present, I’m sure everyone will find their way here in the end.

    I have no idea where this writing will end up … if you enjoy the podcast write to me on twitter: @nickmargerrison

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  3. “A Scientist’s Journey to Faith” - Dr. Fazale Rana - Reasons To Believe

    Dr. Fazale "Fuz" Rana, the son of a Muslim scientist, serves as the Executive Vice President of Research and Apologetics at Reasons To Believe. His research in biochemistry provided him with the initial evidence that life must have been created. A personal challenge daring him to read the Bible led him to the scriptural evidence that the Creator is the God of the Bible. We are honored to have Dr. Rana with us to share his message entitled "A Scientist’s Journey to Faith". (Dr. Fazale Rana - Christ First Church of Covina - Sept 9, 2012) Visit our website at

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  4. NewCo Shift Dialogs - Rana Foroohar “Makers & Takers”

    John Battelle speaks with Rana Foroohar about her new book, "Makers & Takers." A book about the aftermath of the biggest market meltdown since the Great Depression and how the key lessons of the crisis of 2008 still remain unlearned — and our financial system is just as vulnerable as ever.

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  5. Rana Foroohar on the Financial Sector and Makers and Takers

    Journalist and author Rana Foroohar of the Financial Times talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about her book, Makers and Takers. Foroohar argues that finance has become an increasingly powerful part of the U.S. economy and has handicapped the growth and effectiveness of manufacturing and the rest of the economy.


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