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Apr 26, 2017

Today’s www.thorholt.com guest is Nick Margerrison. We cover topics including; The battle for free speech, Wikileaks, Grooming Gangs, Gordon Brown, Drugs, SpikedOnline, Alt-Right, Tommy Robinson, 9/11, Orwell's Oversight and the Occult, among many others!  

Nick has form as a TV presenter and an award winning radio presenter. In long, he's worked on LBC, Kerrang Radio, Hallam FM and The Bay. And other places, for a bit. The TV show he presented was called "Esoteria" and ran for two series on Controversial TV (Sky channel 200). 

Chris Moyles once described him on his Radio 1 Breakfast Show as "The Worst Phone In Show Host ... Ever". He’s quite proud of that description!

Nick on Twitter @NickMargerrison

Cult of Nick Podcast and Blog http://www.margerrisons.blogspot.com/  

Jon Gaunt Show http://www.talk2meradio.com/ 

Feb 18, 2017

Today’s www.thorholt.com Write With Courage guest is Flemming Rose: Author of Tyranny of Silence Flemming is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington DC, a Journalist, and Author. His latest book in English is Tyranny of Silence. After 14 years of working as a foreign correspondent in Russia and the USA, he returned home to Denmark in 2004 to pursue a more stable life!

Find out more about Flemming and his work http://www.tyrannyofsilence.net 

 

- What is blasphemy to one man may sound as poetry to another man

- Making a newspaper is always the art of the possible!

- The point here is that context often gets lost in translation… the cartoons did not come out of the blue…it was not something I invented…

- We must Focus on the true original meaning of tolerance, not free speech

- It's a consequence of the digital world…creates possibility of misunderstandings and manipulations…and humor is always very context dependent! Even Charlie Hebdo will not be understood in the UK for instance even though UK and France are quite close countries placed in western Europe

- If this had happened 25 years ago we would not have had a cartoon crisis

- The fact that what is being published online… if it's online its immediately being published everywhere…- So for

- So for me, it's a question about how I see myself and who I want to be…what I believe in…then try to explain in a calm and rational way why I think it's fair to defend the publication of those cartoons and freedom of expression in a broader term.

- I was being accused of being intolerant by publishing those cartoons, and it turns out it is exactly the other way round… that tolerance is imposed not the one who draws a cartoon, but on the one who watches a cartoon! Tolerance means the ability to live with things you hate… Tolerance is something painful and difficult and has to be learned…we need to rediscover the true meaning of tolerance and we have to teach it in schools.

- In fact, by explaining tolerance and defending tolerance you make a very powerful defense of free speech

Dec 15, 2016

Today's guest on www.thorholt.com Write With Courage show is Dr. Frank Furedi (@FurediByte) Frank is an Author, commentator, sociologist – he writes for SpikedOnline which is how I discovered him. Frank’s most recent book, What's Happened To The University? was published by Routledge on 17th oct 2016… he’s also done a very interesting TEDx talk, Dare to Know - which affirms the value of experimentation and risk.

Freedom and open debate is often seen as a threat, because when you exercise freedom it does have uncertain consequences. 

Frank highly recommends, Areopagitica; A speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Unlicenc'd Printing, to the Parlament of England is a 1644 prose polemic by the English poet, scholar, and polemical author John Milton opposing licensing and censorship.

Dec 8, 2016

www.thorholt.com talks to Simone Rodan Benzaquen. Simone is AJC's Paris Director. She previously served as adviser to the Ambassador for Human Rights in the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. She holds a law degree from Kings College London, is currently working on her first book and has written for Le Figaro, Atlantico, Le Monde and Huffington Post.

On what is her life guiding force, Simone quoted ex-French President Mitterrand - You can't do anything against the will of one person! 

On Jews life in France-  anti-Semitism is obviously  a problem for minorities, but at the end of the day it is a problem for all... if a democracy is incapable of defending its' minorities anymore, something is profoundly wrong.

 

Dec 1, 2016

www.thorholt.com guest today is Hunter Swogger. New Grad Hunter, is a writer (Heatstreet.com and Allthink.com) and proven viral video genius with upwards of 6.5 million direct views on one video alone and 30 + Million if ripped Facebook videos are included. Hunter’s Melania Trump Rick Roll video currently sits at 1,841,923 views. Hunter runs the swogblog at swogblog.me and also run’s Milo Yiannopoulos YouTube channel.

On speaking up as a college conservative - It is so freaking worth it to speak out. The vast majority of the left's power is in silencing you before you even start talking

On creating the Milo Yiannopoulos versus Julie Bindel debate at University of Michigan.

- I was in my senior year of engineering degree and was only taking 6 credits. I wanted something to go out on a bang with. That's how I found Milo. I was so happy to find Milo. Milo was such a complete firebrand and was causing such vitriol from the left. That's what you want, if you want to get attention to a cause you need to be entertainment first, content second, and substance second. And he (Milo) had the entertainment in the bag. And debates always seemed like the way to go for me... the platform of the debate had potential.

On social media shaming: Even if you're wrong, don't ever ever back down. These are evil people who want your life ripped apart... The perfect example of this is Mitt Romney versus Donald Trump. 

On old-style conservatives: Their style of 'facts should win', just doesn't work. The formula of entertainment first, substance second has to be followed. That's a big mistake that conservatives always make. Liberals, the left has always had the entertainment industry and media. They've had all the entertainers foreever! 

- Their style of 'facts should win', just doesn't work. The formula of entertainment first, substance second has to be followed. That's a big mistake that conservatives always make. Liberals, the left has always had the entertainment industry and media. They've had all the entertainers forever! 

 

Nov 18, 2016

Thor from www.thorholt.com talks to an 'Indigenous Jewish Rights Writer' and Settler living in Israel. Despite his title Brian of LONDON, he seems to be based in Tel Aviv, and is a contributor at ‪http://Israellycool.com 

The Israelis are the only indigenous people who've successfully won their country back after centuries of conquest and exile - Brian of London.

 

Nov 6, 2016

http://www.thorholt.com/fear-can-be-helpful/  Fear can be helpful. At least The Rottweiler guard dogs we passed, helped calm me down, though...

See http://www.IJM.org/  for more on cutting edge slave rescue work around the world.

Nov 3, 2016

www.thorholt.com Controversial Southern Conservative, Pro-Constitution, Pro-Gun Vlogger and Novel Author Bre Faucheux. 

 

@Bre_Faucheux on Twitter

 

Bre's Controversial Writers and Diversity Video

Oct 18, 2016

 

Our guest today is David Boaz. David is Executive Vice President of The Cato Institute

Peter Thiel says about David Boaz new book, "The Libertarian Mind is so convincing critics will want to condemn it, regulate it, tax it, fleece it, and forbid it. Fortunately, good ideas haven’t been outlawed...yet."

"People have a right to be free...society works better when people are free...The right and the responsibility to make the important decisions...what you smoke, read or spend your money on... should not be governed by coercive government!"

 

Oct 13, 2016

"I'm like Bruce Banner. I write best when I get angry!" On writing despite danger and death threats - "I couldn't sleep knowing that i didn't put my foot on the throttle."

Today's Guest is Taleeb Starkes. Taleeb is Author of two Amazon #1 Best Sellers: ☆BLACK LIES MATTER☆ & ☆THE UN-CIVIL WAR☆ Thought-Police Fugitive. NAACP Image Award Non-Winner.

 "...I worked with juvenile delinquents in a group home setting in Philadelphia. That has been my passion. To try and take these seeds and help them grow into flowers. Not all grow as we may like. Some grow into weeds, not flowers. I grew up as part of this delinquency. I went to jail... went to prison. 3 hots and a cot!"

"I still mentor...but not in delinquent homes. Now that I gained some notoriety with my writing, I had to take my skill set and apply it in a different way.... because people try to get you fired these days because they don't agree with the position I take"

Being poor is no excuse for poor behavior" - Taleeb's Grandmother

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 6, 2016

"It's the drug war that's corrupted society" Neil Woods

Our guest today is Neil Woods… Neil is a former undercover drugs operative, and reached the rank of Detective Sergeant. He is now is part of the ‪@UKleap team, working towards drug law reform. His Memoir ‘Good Cop Bad War: My Undercover Life Inside Britains Biggest Drug Gangs’ was published by Ebury on the 18th August 2016.

"I thought I was fighting the good fight.But all I ever did was interrupt the drug flow to a city for a few days. The war on drugs is a devastating terrible thing and gangsters are getting rich!'

 

 

 

Sep 15, 2016

Michael Auslin ( @MichaelAuslin ) is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and National Review. He has advised the US government on Asian and global security issues. He is a resident scholar, and the director of Japan Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he specializes in Asian regional security and political issues. Before joining AEI, Dr. Auslin was an associate professor of history at Yale University.  

"The only good dissertation (or book) is a finished dissertation - just write it!" 

 

 

 

Sep 8, 2016

Today's guest is Raheem Kassam @RaheemKassam - Editor in chief @BreitbartLondon If you don’t know about Breitbart yet… they’re a news organisation founded in 2007 by commentator and entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart in the USA and are currently top of the Twitter league table for news sites.

On his background - 'I was a previous regular Mosque going Muslim, but it's just not for me... I was more interested in going to the pub'

How he ended up as UKIP and Nigel Farage advisor - "I got to know Nigel Farage by drinking in Westminster pubs!'

'You don't quite realise how corrupt almost everything, and everyone is!'

 

 

Aug 11, 2016

Today's guest talking to Thor ( @thorholt ) is Mark Blyth. Writer, Professor of Political Economy at Brown University and Author of Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea, & Great Transformations.

"When you write, there has to be something at risk"

Catch up with Mark on Twitter @mkblyth or visit www.markblyth.com 

Aug 9, 2016

www.thorholt.com talks to five-time Hugo Award nominee, Science Fiction Author and Publisher Vox Day talks writing, politics, his American Indian heritage and partying with Donald Trump and Henry Kissinger!

Vox writes epic fantasy as well as non-fiction about religion, philosophy, and economics. He's a professional game designer who speaks four languages and a three-time Billboard Top 40 Club Play recording artist. His books have been translated into 10 languages.

To get an introduction to his Sci-Fi Vox suggests 'A Magic Broken' available at Amazon.

Enjoy some banter with the self-titled 'Supreme Darl Lord of The Evil Legion of Evil' @VoxDay on Twitter. His publishing company is http://www.castaliahouse.com/

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Aug 4, 2016

Thor Holt ( @thorholt ) talks to Candice Malcolm. Candice is a very well-read classical liberal writer. She pens a regular column in the Toronto Sun and contributes at @TheRebelTV. Candice has just published a searing book on Canadian playboy Prime minister Justin Trudeau with, "Losing True North: Justin Trudeau's Assault on Canadian Citizenship."

"I try to write every day even if I don't publish it"

"Stay true to your values and persevere"

Connect with Candice on twitter @CandiceMalcolm or at www.candicemalcolm.com 

Jul 16, 2016

Thor Holt talks to Peter Tatchell. Peter has attempted multiple times to arrest Robert Mugabe for human rights abuses, has scrapped with neo-nazis in Russia while campaigning for Gay Rights, survived an attempt to kill him at his home in London… he actively stands up for free speech (“free speech trumps offensiveness”) over at http://www.petertatchell.net and he’s found time to write some books over the years… which is great because it gave us an excuse to get him on the show!

"I love other people, I love freedom, I love justice..."

Catch his latest campaigns and thoughts on Twitter @PeterTatchell 

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organizations who fit with our values: encouragement and freedom. This is why we are sponsored by Audible. Go and get a free trial audio book, because; you can listen to it in the car, your eyes won't get sore reading and because we spend eight hours (480 minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, all to bring you the show for free :)

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Jun 28, 2016

www.thorholt.com/writer-podcast/ speaks with writer James Delingpole - a classical liberal on a 'holy mission'! James writes novels, as well as for The Spectator, Daily Mail and Breitbart Network. 

"When I sit down to write, I want more than anything to entertain the reader, and to provoke a response."

"Want to be a writer? Don't give up your day job, because you're probably not J.K. Rowling!"

'Not everything is shit..." "...the EU and Brexit was our battle of Salamis, and free men fight better than serfs!"

Catch James on Twitter @JamesDelingpole and tell him Write With Courage sent you or go to www.facebook.com/james-delingpole/  

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