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Jun 28, 2018

Thor www.thorholt.com speaks with Katie Hopkins https://hopkinsworld.com/ for the Write With Courage podcast. 

Jun 8, 2018

Coach Thor www.thorholt.com talks Polyamory, politics, and songwriting process, with gorgeous but married Rockers Matthew and Doris Melton of Dream Machine. Here is their awesome single             I Walked In The Fire  which gets a mention from me in the show and they explained how/why it was written, check it out!

May 18, 2018

Thor www.thorholt.com talks to Yaron Brook @yaronbrook about Ayn Rand, Objectivism, China, Viktor Orban, Migrant Crisis, Inequality, Antifa and Sargon of Akkad.

Yaron is Host of The Yaron Brook Show Podcast, Chairman - Co-author - Free Market Revolution & Equal is Unfair available on Amazon yaronbrookshow.com

May 2, 2018

In the current political climate, can we, should we, do we dare, to even include Islamic characters in our writing? Thor (thorholt.com) talks with Dubai based Muslim, copywriter and blogger, Nabeel Azeez (nabeelazeez.com   )

Apr 6, 2018

Coach Thor www.thorholt.com talks with Gavin Oattes www.gavinoattes.com Author, International Keynote Speaker and MD about his new book ( Shine )co-written with Andy Cope, about his Dragon's Den experience and how to rediscover your energy, happiness and purpose...

 
 
Mar 31, 2018

Coach Thor of www.thorholt.com talks to International man of history Niall Ferguson www.niallferguson.com about; his new book The Square and the Tower, Glasgow, his Grandfather, Facebook, Fake-News, LinkedIn, Orwell, Mrs Thatcher, Rehab, War and Peace, and much more!  

 

 

Mar 23, 2018

Coach Thor from www.Thorholt.com  talks with adventure business owner https://twintracksexpeditions.com/ and micro-blogger Heather Thorkelson (Instagram @repoffreedom )  Warning, we talk about dogs a lot at the start!   

Mar 9, 2018

Coach Thor of thorholt.com interviews @Jamesdelingpole www.delingpoleworld.com and http://www.breitbart.com/author/james-delingpole/

They talk about writing your truth, not kissing ass, his many gay friends, Jacob Reece Mogg...and much more!

Feb 23, 2018

Thor Holt www.thorholt.com talks to journalist, broadcaster, newspaper columnist and all-round good egg Julia Hartley-Brewer! Julia (@JuliaHB1 on Twitter) is a TALK RADIO Breakfast Show presenter on from 6.30am-10am Mon-Fri. Juli also does After-dinner speaking & will host your award ceremony! She is an ambassador for @MiscarriageA 

 

 

Feb 14, 2018

Thor Holt (www.thorholt.com) talks to DC ALDEN. DC (Darrell) Alden is a thriller writer and filmmaker. His books include INVASION, THE HORSE AT THE GATES and THE ANGOLA DECEPTION.
We talk about war, writing, feminism, Saudi Arabia and Jeremy Corbyn, Alastair Campbell and much more!

JOIN DC ALDEN MAILING LIST to discover more about his military thrillers other cool stuff: http://bit.ly/DCALDEN

Jan 26, 2018

Today’s guest is Shazia Hobbs:  Shazia is a Scottish Author, of The Gori’s Daughter, and high profile campaigner against both female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage. Shazia came to our attention because of her recent suspension from Twitter actually… then I bought her Book! Definitely ...that probably wasn’t the effect those worthy folks at Twitter were after?

@ShaziHobbs on Twitter

Find her book at Amazon The Gori's Daughter

Jan 15, 2018

Culture, Cleavage, Christianity and the Threat to Democracy: Gavin Ashenden

www.ashenden.org 

 

Jan 4, 2018

Today’s guest is Timothy Lim: Timothy is a freelance illustrator who has worked for clients including Marvel, Lucasfilm and Hasbro in the past…

Timothy is co-Author, along with Mark Pellegrino of recently published, ‘Thump: The First Bundred Days’ (October 31, 2017) …

description; Join Thump—an unassuming, unconventional, and utterly unstoppable bunny—as he campaigns his way across the USA, overcoming the competition and hopping straight into the White House!

Thump has created quite a storm in the so-called SJW community recently which led to increased sales!

Catch up with Timothy Lim @POTUSthump on Twitter

Jun 11, 2017

Today’s Write With Courage @writewthcourage guest is Jamie Bartlett @JamieJBartlett . Jamie is writer and a journalist: he is Author of Dark Net, and his new book Radicals, came out on 18th May. Jamie is also the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think tank Demos… DEMOS is Britains leading cross-party think-tank... He writes and talks about technology, society, politics, research methods and internet culture… 

May 16, 2017

Today's guest, Matt Abrahams, wrote Speaking Up Without Freaking Out. Matt is a Stanford School of Business lecturer, Co-Founder, and Principal at Bold Echo Communications Solutions, and his TEDx talk has had over 463000 views.

Matt was introduced by a previous guest on the show, Dr. Carmen Simons, who was introduced to me by another previous guest, Scott Adams, of Dilbert Fame…

Matt's business site www.nofreakingspeaking.com/ 

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/ 

Mar 16, 2017

Today's Write With Courage podcast www.thorholt.com guest is Nicholas Pell (Twitter @NicholasPell ) 

Nick is an American freelance opinion and culture writer with a knack for both enthralling and (the reason I ran across him) annoying his readers. 

His work has appeared in the Irish Times, Washington Post, LA Weekly, Reason, VICE, Playboy and others.

On writing he says - So much of how you make it in writing is just getting turned down 50,000 times, and then the 50,001 time is the time that somebody takes it. I mean you've gotta have a thick skin!”

On haters - Years ago I wrote an article saying that I hated Pearl Jam, and I just woke up to like, 300 people saying they wanted to kill me…

 

Mar 8, 2017

Today's www.thorholt.com  Write With Courage guest is Chris Delamo. Chris is a freelance writer and YouTuber, Red Pill Philosopher and proud Cuban Latino living in Miami

On writing and career choice - I wanted to be a published author one day…but that's how the school system cordons you off… they have this pre-set list of things you can choose... I’ve found life is a lot more malleable and fluid than most of us realize… I still use the writing skills I was passionate about to write my scripts…and more important, I love editing!

On video content creation - Content is better when you’re so passionate to create it, it’s not even a choice. It’s brewing inside you…You just have to let it out!

On marketing, and positioning your creative self - Sometimes you're going to offend people…when you say what's on your mind and you don't filter it you're going to polarize people…some people are going love it, and some are gonna hate it…so do not even try to get mainstream appeal.

His RedPillPhilosopher YouTube Channel Twitter @RedPillTweets

Mar 4, 2017

Today’s www.thorholt.com guest is Dominic Frisby. Dominic is a MoneyWeek financial writer and comedian. 

Life After the State

and

Bitcoin The Future of Money

He’s a Comedian (a show about tax?), actor of unrecognized genius and voice of many things… @DominicFrisby  www.DominicFrisby.com  

Feb 24, 2017

Today's guest on www.thorholt.com Write With Courage show guest is Martin Pashley. Martin has written for the Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Golf Illustrated and…Playboy.

Along with renowned Photographer James Cheadle, Martin is Co-founder of Union Magazine. What is Union Magazine you ask?

What is Union Magazine you ask? Good question! Union Magazine is an independent print magazine - main focus being subcultures – with in-depth journalism and superb photography from all over the world. The journal is aimed at the inquisitive ones that have a lust for life, knowledge and fringe culture.

They've featured stories on the underground black biker scene in Baltimore, National Socialists in Arizona, white squatter camps of South Africa, and Bikers sticking shopping trolleys up lamp posts…

Find out more Union Magazine www.unionmag.co.uk Twitter @UnionFeatures 

On National Socialists in Arizona - We just want to hear their stories... after twenty minutes you just end up having beers with them and chewing the fat."

On Anjem Choudary - I just got the feeling he was trolling me!... You could imagine him as a radical Feminist or on the Alt-Right...He's just one of those people who was always going to be a firebrand about something."

On writing - If I can't think of a good opening, I just start in the middle of the story.

 

 

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

Feb 14, 2017

Today's www.thorholt.com Write With Courage guest is Kelly Baader. Kelly runs the Podcast, Godly M. B. A. Podcast (Marketing Beyond Ambition) which aims to provide Inspiring, Actionable, and Successful biblical marketing strategies and Life Applications over at www.kellybaader.com 

Kelly is @kellybaader on Twitter.

- What is the (your) focus? Even if there are people out there who read the (your) book, or listen to the (your) podcast, that I (you) make a difference that day...then who's to say I (you) cannot do it? 

Feb 6, 2017

Today’s www.thorholt.com Write With Courage guest is Peter Thomson... especially for those of you who write, but find making money from your writing to be a challenge… today's guest is The UK’s Most Prolific Information Product Creator… and a super live speaker and storyteller… check out his Achiever's Club http://www.theachieversclub.com 

8 Books, 100 audio programmes, 100 video programmes. 18 tips booklets, 156 audio newsletters, 701 Ezines over the last 13+ years… And he’s never once suffered from writer’s block! Find out more http://www.PeterThomson.com 

I’ve benefited from and still share things I’ve learned from Peter, years after first meeting him and attending one of his superb seminars...

A couple of my favorite Peter Thomson quotes

 -You'll never consistently do who you aren't

 -If you don’t ask, people can’t say yes…

And just wait till you hear which writer has had the most impact on him - controversial! 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 1, 2017

Today's guest on Write With Courage Podcast at www.thorholt.com is Independent Man. He's a skeptic, noise sifter, market watcher and dabbler and aspiring flaneur - that’s ‘a man who saunters around observing society‘ – yes I had to look that up!

Independent Man (@scroweman on Twitter) only been producing scripts and recording political and social commentary for 10 months, yet has over 21,773 subscribers and close to 2 million channel views, despite operating in a niche topic area.  

Checking out Independent Man on YouTube you will find he's made some videos on controversial topics, and we will explore why this means he doesn't use his real name (yet!) 

Some examples of his Video titles:

 ‘ My Favourite Marxist’ (Mine too) Brendan O’Neill of SpikedOnline

 ‘BuzzFeed News is Cancer & Outrage Everywhere’

 ‘The State of Campus Free Speech’

His thoughts on freedom of speech - It's amazing to me that we live in this era when people are just so blasé about free speech... nearly everything else in western civilization is built on that free speech. On being able to disagree with someone without having to resort to violence.

 

 

Jan 28, 2017

Today’s Write With Courage www.thorholt.com guest is Gavin Ashenden. Gavin is an author, theologian, newspaper columnist, pilgrim, ex-academic & BBC radio presenter; occasional opera singer, anti-egalitarian, anti-fascist, emigre...and up until very recently, Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen!

Read more at www.ashenden.org 

Gavin on Twitter @Gavinashenden 

On multiculturalism - If you have a melting pot is an exciting mix but no glue... with no glue you come close to anarchy.

On the response of the West to Middle Eastern Christians being persecuted: We don't like reality because it's uncomfortable, and we live in a culture where we've become very good at comforting ourselves... so there's been a kind of lack of moral courage over the last fifty years.

 

 

 

Jan 23, 2017

Today's www.ThorHolt.com Write With Courage guest is Claire Fox @fox_claire

Claire is a regular panellist on the BBC's Moral Maze and wrote the book, I Find That Offensive (2016) Claire is director of the Institute of Ideas, founded in 2000 to provide a forum committed to robust public debate in which ideas can be interrogated, argued for and fought over.  The institute of Ideas challenges knee-jerk orthodoxies and ensures new generations look behind headlines and avoid over-simplistic conclusions on difficult topics.

To this end, http://www.instituteofideas.com organise a range of high-profile public events http://www.battleofideas.org.uk 

On writing - It was the sucker punch...recognising that writing was able to completely devastate you, but, brilliantly, make you understand the World in a completely different way.

On herself - I'm not a natural writer, and partly that's because of vanity!

On writing versus public speaking - Writing is a far more difficult discipline than speaking because you get pinned down...

On identity politics - I really hate that attempt, particularly in literature, to categorise people through their politics, rather than through great writing.

Profound life advice - The greatest regret is to not say what you believe. 

 

Jan 19, 2017

Today's guest on www.thorholt.com Write With Courage is Alan Muir. Alan is the Editor of the Scottish Sun Newspaper @ScottishSun on Twitter

On the profession of Journalism - I always thought newspapers could be tools for good.

On starting as a journalist - Get into the local paper, get involved in the local community, get to know the people who are the decision makers, the law-makers, the people that have got their ears to the ground…

On the future of Journalism – While the technology moves on and we’re all wondering where we’re going to be in the next 10-20 years, the basics I think, remain the same. Journalism relies on you being a people person and having the contacts to get the stories in the first place

 

Jan 11, 2017

Todays www.thorholt.com/writer-podcast  guest is Joanna Williams @jowilliams293 Joanna is the Author of Academic Freedom in an Age of Conformity (2016) and Consuming Higher Education (2012). She’s a Writer, academic, and last but certainly not least, Joanna is education editor @spikedonline 

On Europe and Brexit - I just wanted to be able to vote out people who have control over my life. Being left wing doesn't automatically mean you are in favour of super-national institutions.

On Free speech - Terms such as left and right are pretty much meaningless these days. Terms like Free Speech would not remotely have been seen as associated with the political right (in the 1950s)...it has gradually become the left who are more associated with censorship. 

 

 

Jan 4, 2017

Today's www.thorholt.com/writer-podcast/ guest is James Lindsay. James is an Author. His latest book is, ‘Life in Light of Death’ and  previous work includes, ‘Everybody Is Wrong About God’, and ‘God Doesn't; We Do: Only Humans Can Solve Human Challenges’

How he started writing - I got pissed off that for my entire life there's all this...stuff about religion that I've never been allowed to say... I started to write it down and the next thing I know I'd written 200,000 words!

James Is a thinker, not a philosopher and used to be a professional mathematician. Catch him @GodDoesnt on Twitter.

 

Dec 22, 2016

Today's guest on www.thorholt.com is Sheikh Dr Muhammad Al-Hussaini. He’s a

Imam who famously defended so-called ‘hate’ Pastor James McConnell. Muhammad is a Senior Fellow in Islamic Studies at the Westminster Institute, and also runs a rather wonderful YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/muhammadalhussaini based around his passion of playing the Irish Fiddle and traditional sean-nós singing.

Catch him on Twitter @MYAlHussaini 

Muhammad Al-Hussaini - I'm very committed to honesty because there's a huge trust deficit built up in the minds of western audiences.

- We must be able, through relationship to debate and discuss and disagree about stuff.

- I've not had problems from Muslims so much as from liberal white campaigners!

- the answer to bad speech is always better speech and more speech. It's important that we debate and discuss difficult texts within Islam and Judeo-Christian traditions. there's a real risk that the only solution we have, academic freedom, is being chipped away at. To debate and discuss and indeed to ridicule ideas.

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 26, 2016

www.thorholt.com talks to CH4 Documentary Maker and Writer Mark Sparrow @Markgsparrow

 "Don't use long words and don't write for other writers..just get your message across with the greatest economy you can"

 

 

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 10, 2016

www.thorholt.com Today’s guest is Gary Bell @GaryBellQC: One-time homeless drifter, ASDA forklift driver and Pork Farms production line worker-turned-defence Silk (Lawyer) and Writer. His preposterous (and funny – very funny!) life story is told in 'ANIMAL QC' and he writes semi-regularly for the Spectator, and has written for The Week, The Guardian and The Big Issue recently.

"Just get round to it Thor. Everyone says they've got a book in them, but it just stays in them!"

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 27, 2016

Timothy Garton Ash. Our guest today @fromTGA is a Historian, political commentator at The Guardian among other places, author of many books including, The Magic Lantern & The File. his New book: is, ‘Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World’ 

“A major piece of cultural analysis, sane, witty and urgently important. Timothy Garton Ash exemplifies the "robust civility" he recommends as an antidote to the pervasive unhappiness, nervousness, and incoherence around freedom of speech.” So says Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury

"What I have to tell you is, in the five years since I started doing this, free speech has been eroded, has been pushed back almost everywhere..."

"There's a whole new front in defending freedom of speech which is about checking the power of the private superpowers - facebook, google and twitter...the home office is now what's called a 'privileged flagger' on facebook!"

"What i saw in East Germany was the power of censorship...how the big lie, can fill the whole public space..."

"we've moved into a World neither Orwell or Havel could have imagined..where because of the internet and the smartphone, and mass migration, everyone is becoming neighbours with everybody else."

"So there's never been such a threat to free speech, because of course, the internet is such a fantastic surveillance tool. beyond a Stasi General's wildest dreams.. and what happens if you think someone is always listening in is you censor yourself and don't say what you really think..."

"What I call, The 'assassin's veto' is a disease of our time... people saying 'if you say that, if you publish that, we will kill you'...every thought is a provocation! And not to accept this means solidarity with those being threatened... because we have to show that violent intimidation won't pay."

Oct 24, 2016

Thor from www.thorholt.com interviews Brendan O'Neill of SpikedOnline - ‘…one of Britain's leading left-wing thinkers' says the Daily Mail, and an 'obnoxious intellectual wind-up merchant'! says the Guardian! Here he is speaking at The Oxford Union on Free Speech 

"The right to be offensive is the engine of progress! Unless you give people the leeway to experiment with ideas, and the scope to be offensive and dangerous, and to shake the status quo, then we can't have the kind of progress and leaps forward, that have generated the conditions we live in today."

"Lots of leaders in the West, Theresa May, President Obama, various other European leaders, will say that internet freedom is very precious, and these evil foreign 'regimes' shouldn't be clamping down on it so much, but they do the same thing!"

On those who see his being Marxist and Liberal as a contradiction: "...if they really took on the arguments in Marx, they would know, the idea of the radical left, was always an idea for expanding people's liberty and expanding people's choice!"  

"The left should be about liberating people from poverty AND official dictates!"

"Self-editing is fine...but self-censoring is bad!"

He recommends 'Common Sense' by Thomas Paine

Brendan is the editor of Spiked, the magazine that wants to make history as well as report it, and is a columnist for The Big Issue in London and The Australian in, er, Australia. He blogs for the Daily Telegraph and has written for a variety of publications in both Europe and America. He is the author of Can I Recycle My Granny And 39 Other Eco-Dilemmas, published by Hodder & Stoughton and described by the BBC as a “skidmark on the gusset of environmentalism”, his book, ‘A Duty to Offend: Selected Essays by Brendan O'Neill’ is available on amazon.. in Duty to offend, he explores everything from free speech to feminism, porn to Thomas Paine, coal (good) to Chomsky (bad). Fuelled by humanism, the essays put the case for a new enlightenment, and for rediscovering our faith in 'the dignity and excellence of man'.

Brendan is the only journalist to have written for both the Catholic Herald and Abortion Review…oh, and He does NOT tweet!

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 10, 2016

I don't like the way Muslims have co-opted the political correctness and victim mindset of the left."

You can sit at home and worry about a 'clash of civilisations', or taking your belief in non-aggression, you can do something to promote understanding. These kind of conversations are more likely to lead to solutions than one-sided ranting. 

Guest today, Nabeel Azeez. Nabeel is Founder and blogger at ‘Becoming the Alpha Muslim”, he also writes professionally for business clients at ‪Dropkick Copy and recently wrote for the Huffington Post.  

Our second guest is Anni Cyrus. Anni is originally from Iran. She is the producer of web tv show, ‘The Glazov Gang’ and also runs a site called Live Up To Freedom

Nabeel Azeez - "When it comes to things like free speech ad political correctness...I personally can't stand this so-called alliance that a lot of Muslims have with the left for fear of 'islamophobia...I don't like the way Muslims have co-opted the political correctness and victim mindset of the left."

Anni Cyrus - "First I want to thank you Nabeel for asking that question. A lot of respect to you for this article...thank you for being honest"

 

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 29, 2016

Our guest today is Saurav Dutt. Saurav is an Author and Political Commentator whose writing focuses on human rights issues, ranging from women's rights, honour-based violence, racism and geopolitics. His new book "The Butterfly Room" chronicles the issues of violence against women as well as the taboo issue of homophobia. His political columns cover wide-ranging topics such as the GOP, Conservatism, and geopolitical issues. His book has met with considerable critical acclaim, leading to appearances on BBC Radio and Television, Sky News, RT (Russia Today), Press TV (of Iran) and has been showcased on ABC and MSNBC News amongst others [and has made it across the desks of Amnesty International, The UN, Former PM David Cameron and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

On Brexit: "I'm a proud British Indian, but that didn't stop so many 'fans' calling me a sell-out c**t" 

On Writing: "It's a bit like vomiting. You just have to get it out. The art is in the editing. Just like film." 

"...any writer who doesn't read, needs a whack on the head!"

"Don't let anyone rain on your parade. You'll get a lot of criticism in writing. Bear in mind they probably don't even have a parade to rain on!

Connect with Saurav and enjoy his varied and incisive blog sauravdutt.co

Sep 20, 2016

Jack Donovan - @starttheworld on Instagram - is Author of a number of books including; ‘The Way of Men’. and ‘Becoming a Barbarian’.

He also Hosts ‘Start The World’ Podcast on Itunes/Stitcher Radio

"You get into a survival situation - which would be prison - and guys are gonna gravitate towards guys like them. Tribalism is our natural instinct and we are preventing that because tribalism is very inconvenient in the modern world... because it effects commerce."

"...try to not follow the news cycle. Writing about that stuff, no one cares about it in a week. So I want to write about more universal things so right now I'm writing an essay on Brotherhood."

"I don't have a small vocabulary. I'd much rather write short tight little sentencesI like to try to write the way I'd talk to someone in a bar. Not using fancy long words to show how well you write. That's the worst writing to read... people who are pretentious about their writing."

'The Seawolf' by Jack London.

 

 

 

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 12, 2016

Our guest today is @gregstevens Greg Stevens. Greg formerly taught at UCLA and is now a research scientist - a Data Modeling & Analytics Specialist to be precise. Greg still writes on science topics for Second Nexus and The Daily Dot. His writing has also appeared in Salon.Com, Inside, The Week, The Good Men Project, and Real Clear Technology. Greg also blogs about science, philosophy, politics, religion, history, culture and fitness at www.gregstevens.com 

"The fact that you can come up with an intelligent argument for your position is not by itself evidence for that position. You need to ask yourself, can I come up with a really smart argument for the other side as well. And that is what you need to argue against!" 

He recommends we all read 'Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid' by Douglas Hofstadter.

 

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!'

 

 

Sep 1, 2016

Michael A Sherlock. Michael is an Atheist and Humanist Speaker.. the Author of books including; 'The Gospel of Atheism and Freethought: according to Sherlock', Blasphemy: The Selected Works of a Blaspheming Atheist', 'I Am Christ' and 'Tell Me More'. Michael is also the founder of Founder of ‘Human Rights for Atheists, Agnostics & Secularists’. He holds a BA, Pol Sci & Sociology. He's Studying MA in Religion and his aim as an author is to expose the "sacred" lies, frauds and forgeries of religion.

"To live an honest life, you're going to necessarily make people angry, and you need to develop a thick skin. Better to make some people angry than to sit by and let atrocity and injustice carry on without hindrance."

Catch up with Michael on Twitter @sherlockmichael 

Aug 25, 2016

Our guest today, Ed Latimore, is a 13 times Undefeated (13-0) Heavyweight Professional Boxer From Pittsburgh. He’s also a Chess nerd. Physicist Army National Guard. and of course… Ed is a writer! Ed comes highly recommended by Mike Cernovich, a previous guest on WWC!

Catch him on Twitter @EdLatimore

Aug 18, 2016

Today Thor ( @ThorHolt ) talks to @SpikedOnline and @Spectator writer Candice Holdsworth. Candice began her own blog and was talent spotted by Spiked via Twitter.

"The best sort of writing is clean clear prose. Simplify."

"I didn't hit my groove...until I started saying what I really thought"

"Write what you truly think. Or you'll never really connect..." 

"You write because you have to. Writing is a compulsion. Otherwise, why would you choose to do it?"

The article we mention in the podcast Clinton and May: The Hollow Women of Politics

Catch up with Candice on Twitter @CandiceCarrie 

 

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 30, 2016

@thorholt and @writewthcourage bring you a special deep dive episode on self censorship among writers. Our first guest is Nabeel Azeez. He is Founder and blogger at ‘Becoming the Alpha Muslim”. Nabeel also writes professionally for business clients as ‪Co-Founder of Dropkick Copy… he joined us from Dubai. Our second guest is Donna Rachel. Donna is a Christian, mother, and one of the professional writer team at Breitbart in London.

Nabeel Azeez @Nabeel4reel‪ on twitter.

Donna Rachel @Donna_R_E on Twitter

 

Jul 28, 2016

John King is the author of eight novels – The Football Factory, Headhunters, England Away, Human Punk, White Trash, The Prison House and Skinheads….and his most recent title, ‘The Liberal Politics of Adolf Hitler’. 

"Write novels that deal with the world around you..."

"I'm not particularly organised, I start writing and then find a path...'

"People confront the horror of certain things and have to turn away from it..."

Find out more about John and his work at www.london-books.co.uk

Jul 21, 2016

Journalist, movie maker and now writer, Phelim McAleer who's work examines topics such as; Ferguson, Clinton's 'email issues' and the dark side of environmentalism...

"...there's nothing brave about making or writing something that all your friends agree with"

"...people don't like it when the truth doesn't match their beliefs"

Connect with him on facebook, just plug in 'Phelim McAleer' or Twitter @phelimmcaleer 

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 (480minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with a FREE audio book. As I recommended to Leslee, I'd also suggest to you 'Man's Search for Meaning' by Viktor E Frankl because your life will never be the same after you've heard his experience in Nazi death camps, and his conclusion for how you live your life!

Jul 18, 2016

Martin Knight was brought up on a London council estate, left school at 15 and became a writer when he met a former football hooligan, Martin King, and wrote a book ('Hoolifan') with him. He has written many books since including 'Battersea Girl', 'Grass' and most recently, 'Justice for Joan - The Arundel Murder', a true story of an unsolved murder in Sussex. He co-owns www.London-Books.co.uk, who 'Fly the Flag for Free Thinking Literature'  

He recommends 'A Man Of His Time' by Alan Sillitoe and credits Alan with these wise words, "Ignore what anyone else thinks...writing isn't about earning a living, it's something you have to do if you're that way inclined"

"To be honest, I don't have a structure, I write as and when it grabs me..."

Connect with him on Twitter (some good twitter banter!) @MartinKnight_  

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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 

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Jul 14, 2016

Kuwaiti-born writer Saleem Haddad was educated in Jordan, Canada, and the United Kingdom and talks to Thor about writing, life and his debut novel Guapa (2016) 

Guapa received widespread acclaim, with The New Yorker calling it a "vibrant, wrenching début novel".

Haddad says, "I knew I needed to tell the truth... but what will people say? Will I be misunderstood or vulnerable?"

Connect with Saleem on twitter @sysh or on facebook.

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Jul 11, 2016

Thor Holt ( @thorholt) from www.thorholt.com talks #writing and media hoax take-downs with Mike Cernovich of www.dangerandplay.com catch his hot hoax busting, and heated banter @cernovich on Twitter.  

"Throw fire or what is the point?!" "write every day for as long as you can afford"

"If I'm gonna say what everyone else is saying why even bother writing - I like it hot! 

"...Don't just ask 'why isn't there a that?' I say, go create 'that'!

You'll find Mike's book 'Gorilla Mindset' on Audible. Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage  right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book. 

 

Jul 7, 2016

Thor of www.thorholt.com talks to Popular fiction author Johnny B Truant. Johnny is co-host of the top-rated Self Publishing Podcast, co-author of the #1 Marketing bestseller “Write. Publish. Repeat: The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success”. He also Hosts ‪http://SelfPublishingPodcast.com ‪ and the http://BetterOffUndeadShow.com 

…He once wrote a novel live in 30 days which was a record-setting Kickstarter project! 

"...got to be tough, you gotta role with it!"  

"The harder I work...the more opportunities I get."

 say hello to Johnny on Twitter @JohnnyBTruant and tell him Thor from Write With Courage sent you.

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Jul 1, 2016

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Abdellah Taïa is a Moroccan writer and filmmaker He has published eight novels in French…. Some now translated into English…

'...writing should be really dangerous. Put your skin, your blood, your whole soul into your writing!'

'...by deciding to write to someone, you are already transforming something.'

Taïa became the first openly gay Arab writer in 2006. His first movie, Salvation Army, gave Arab cinema it's first gay protagonist… connect with him on Facebook by putting 'Abdellah Taïa' into FB search box or email him abdellahtaia@gmail.com 

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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/  

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage/  right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book. Perhaps try Jame's novel Coward on the Beach 

 

 

Jun 24, 2016

www.thorholt.com/writer-podcast/ Scott Adams introduced Carmen Simon to me because she helped him sell a whole lot of books...so we just had to get her on the show for you. We cover sensible stuff on planting memories or ideas and... er texting while having sex!

"People remember so little of what you write, and much of that is random."  Dr Simon tells you how to change this, and talks about how to create more memorable writing.

Connect with her on Twitter @areyoumemorable  

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Jun 16, 2016

"Keep it pacey, keep it moving, don't let the reader off the hook!" DC Alden.

Ex-Soldier, Cop and now Author Darrell Alden, Writer of sharp-edged page turning books; 'Invasion' (get Invasion at Amazon for free now) 'The Horse at The Gates 'and The Angola Deception' talks writing, publishing, and mighty themes with Thor (@thorholt).

Connect with Darrell on twitter @DCAlden or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DCAlden/ tell him Thor from Write With Courage sent you!

Check out his 'Band of Brothers' Video on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zeV3IvSI5o 

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Jun 14, 2016

www.thorholt.com/writer-podcast/ Record-breaking long distance cyclist, adventurer, documentary maker and author Mark Beaumont (@MrMarkBeaumont) talks to Thor Holt (@thorholt) about writing, and not ending up as bacon! 

"...approach writing like an expedition. Stage by stage..."

"...write early and write late!" no excuses, you can fit it in even with a job and family.

Find out more about, 'Africa Solo:My World Record Race from Cairo to Cape Town', 'The Man Who Cycled The World' and 'The Man Who Cycled The Americas'.  visit Mark's author page at Amazon  

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 :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage  right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with a FREE audio book. I'd suggest 'Man's Search for Meaning' by the incredible Viktor E Frankl because your life will never be the same after you've heard his experience in Nazi death camps and his conclusion for how you live your life!

Jun 11, 2016

The EnerPres® Persuasive Email Audio mentioned in this episode.

Jun 9, 2016

www.thorholt.com/writer-podcast/ ADULT LANGUAGE WARNING. Simon & Schuster Published Author, Co-Founder of VICE Magazine Gavin McInnes talks writing advice and censorship with Thor (@thorholt)

"Write before your deadline. And it should sit in your gullet for 24 hours... Let it ruminate!"

"...whiskey gives it balls, pot makes it funny, coffee cuts the excess off!"

"...write a letter to your brother, then take out the in-jokes" 

"...the days of having a publisher are over!"

Let Gavin know what you think of his writing ideas and his politics on Twitter @gavin_mcinnes and tell him Thor from Write With Courage sent you.

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Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book. Perhaps try 'The Death of Cool: From Teenage Rebellion to the Hangover of Adulthood' by Gavin McInnes. 

Jun 6, 2016

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Stephen Fry said, “Michael Coren’s Epiphany is a wonderfully revealing read – an epiphany in itself. I urge anyone interested in the conjunction of faith and free-thought to read this engrossing and fascinating book.”

While a conservative Roman Catholic blog, in gentle contrast said, 'Michael Coren Complicit in Destruction of Souls Who Practice Homosexuality, Pt 1'

Michael is the (Random House published) best-selling author of fourteen books, including biographies of G.K. Chesterton, H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.

Check out Michael's latest book 'Epiphany: A Christian's Change of Heart & Mind over Same-Sex Marriage'

Connect with him @michaelcoren on Twitter.and say @thorholt of @WriteWthCourage sent you.

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 research, logistics to get guests on, admin, all to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book. I'd suggest, 'Man's Search For Meaning' by Viktor E Frankl, because it is a terrific and life altering book! 

 

Jun 3, 2016

Thor Holt www.thorholt.com/writer-podcast/ talks to BAFTA award-winning Human Rights Activist, Producer/Director/Writer Leslee Udwin talks pity for the World and big dreams... 

"Don't ever ask 'who's going to let me write this?' Say, 'Who's going to stop me?!"

"Engage with a World that's broken - fly at 30,000 feet, above the critics."

 Please check out her 'Think Equal' initiative and on Twitter @lesleeudwin 

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organisations 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 (480minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with a FREE audio book. As I recommended to Leslee, I'd also suggest to you 'Man's Search for Meaning' by Viktor E Frankl because your life will never be the same after you've heard his experience in Nazi death camps, and his conclusion for how you live your life! 

Jun 3, 2016

Hear Thor Holt www.thorholt.com/writer-podcast/  in conversation with writer and journalist Peter Hitchens. Peter is not afraid to write his truth even if that means some sharp edges. Topics included quotes and advice for writers, drugs, porridge, and Peter's run in with Moscow Police while living in Russia! 

Peter Hitchens won the Orwell Prize for political journalism in 2010. One of the Orwell Prize judges, Peter Kellner, described Hitchens's writing as being "as firm, polished and potentially lethal as a Guardsman's boot." Both Peter and his Brother Christopher certainly had the capacity to grow into compelling writers and communicators. 

Say hello to Peter on Twitter @clarkemicah (yes, that really is his twitter handle) and make sure to tell him Write With Courage sent you!

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organisations 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 etc. all to bring you the show for free :)

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Jun 3, 2016

Thor Holt from www.thorholt.com/writer-podcast/ @writewthcourage talks to Cartoonist creator of Dilbert and Author of 15 books, Scott Adams: topics: life, writing, persuasion and Donald Trump 

"I focus on persuasion. Only one candidate is good at it. I can't change that."

Enjoy more of Scott's wisdom on Trump - connect with him on twitter @scottadamssays and tell him Thor Holt from Write With Courage sent you!

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organisations 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 :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage  right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book. Perhaps try 'God's Debris: A Thought Experiment' by Scott Adams. Publishers Summary: God's Debris can be a mind altering experience. Fair Warning: Because of the hypnotic writing style, readers tend to have strong reactions to the work.

Jun 3, 2016

Thor from www.Thorholt.com/writer-podcast talks to prolific journalist and writer Nick Cohen. Nick has simple to implement tips for new writers, and a clear 'beer warning' to those wishing to take up journalism...

Was Christopher Hitchen's correct in what he said of Nick Cohen and his book, 'Whats Left? How The Left Lost Its Way'

‘Exceptional and necessary…Do not feel you have to be a leftist or liberal to read it, because it engages with an argument that it crucial for all of us, and for our time.’ Christopher Hitchens, Sunday Times

Catch Nick on twitter @nickcohen4 and tell him Thor Holt from Write With Courage sent you!

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organisations 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 :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book. I'd suggest 'Hitch-22: A Memoir' read by the Christopher Hitchen's the author and a friend of Nick Cohen's. 

 

 

Jun 3, 2016

Zach Hunter won a publishing deal for his first book aged fourteen after transforming Gandhi's words into action. "Be the change you wish to see in the World" After discovering that slavery hadn't ended after all!

Check out Zach's book 'Be The Change' at Amazon

Connect with him and say @WriteWthCourage sent you, he's @zachjhunter on Twitter.

Read Zach at Huffington Post

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 research, logistics to get guests on, admin, all to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage  right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with an audio book. I'd suggest Zach's book, 'Be the Change: Your Guide to Freeing Slaves and Changing the World' narrated by Kelly Higdon because it's from the book publishing deal Zach won as a 14-year-old!

 

 

Jun 3, 2016

Hosted by Thor Holt www.thorholt.com @thorholt Write With Courage brings inspirational writers, their tips and ideas on writing (and life) to energise your commute and encourage your writing!

The podcast is a weekly interview format, with bonus short readings of the writer’s work in between. There will be opportunities for WWCElite members to win a reading of your own work in between these twice weekly podcasts. Apply info@writewithcourage.com 

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organisations 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 (480minutes) or more in research, logistics to get guests on, admin, to bring you the show for free :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage  right now and take just one minute of your time to get set up with a FREE audio book. I'd suggest 'Man's Search for Meaning' by the incredible Viktor E Frankl because your life will never be the same after you've heard his experience in Nazi death camps and his conclusion for how you live your life! 

May 17, 2016

Nick Cohen's best-selling book, 'What's Left? How The Left Lost It's Way'  

We asked Nick which of your works would you choose to introduce a potential new reader... he suggested the book introduction, and here it is read by Thor @thorholt one of the hosts at Write With Courage. 

Connect with Nick @nickcohen4 on Twitter and tell him we sent you! Even better, go and buy his book :)  If it was good enough for Christopher Hitchens...

‘Exceptional and necessary…Do not feel you have to be a leftist or liberal to read it, because it engages with an argument that it crucial for all of us, and for our time.’ Christopher Hitchens, Sunday Times

Write With Courage Podcast will only ever work commercially with organisations who fir 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 or more (research, logistics to get guests on, admin etc) to bring you the show :)

Go to http://www.audibletrial.com/WriteWithCourage now and take one minute to get set up with an audio book. I'd suggest 'Hitch-22: A Memoir' read by the Author and a friend of Nick Cohen's, Christopher Hitchens.