Author Archive | Nick Gillespie

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Why This Is TV’s Golden Age!: Podcast

How streaming video has blown apart, and improved, television as we know it. Nick Gillespie|Jan. 18, 2018 5:00 pm At the dawn of the TV era Americans could choose between one of three channels. Even cornball programs like “My Mother the Car” could command a percentage of viewership that would dwarf today’s juggernauts on streaming […]

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When the FBI Tried To Get Martin Luther King, Jr. To Kill Himself After He Won the Nobel Peace Prize

National Archives/New York Times In 2014, historian Beverly Gage published an unredacted version of the notorious November, 1964 letter sent anonymously to Martin Luther King, Jr. before he would travel to Europe to collect his Nobel Peace Prize (above). The letter suggested that King kill himself or else be outed for sexual improprieties. It is […]

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Oprah’s Golden Globes’ Speech Deflects Attention From Hollywood

Welp. pic.twitter.com/usJMwKyDc9 — Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) January 8, 2018 I admire what Oprah Winfrey has accomplished as a talk-show host, publisher, entrepreneur, and actress. Her defunct book club helped catapult some great writing to mass success it wouldn’t have had otherwise. But her much-praised speech last night at the Golden Globes doesn’t deserve the acclaim […]

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Attn, NY Reasonoids: “Is Selfishness a Virtue?” Reason Debate, Jan. 16

Ayn Rand Institute’s Yaron Brook and Soho Forum’s Gene Epstein will slug it out in livestreamed Oxford-style debate. Nick Gillespie|Jan. 5, 2018 7:15 pm Is selfishness a virtue? Ayn Rand famously thought so and one of her most-influential contemporary champions, Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute, will debate the former chief economist of the […]

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Libertarian Game of Thrones, Remy on Political Panic, 5 Cities F*cked by the Olympics: Reason’s Top 2017 Vids

In 2017— the year that Reason.tv passed the 100-million mark at YouTube—we cranked out hundreds of new documentaries, parody vids, interviews, debates, live-event vids, and more (it’s all archived here). We also debuted Stossel on Reason, featuring the eponymous libertarian news legend, and Mostly Weekly, an info-rich, funny, libertarian answer to This Week with John […]

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What Feminists – and Islamists – Don’t Get About Burqas: Podcast

TwitterHijabs, niqabs, and burqas—different sorts of coverings worn by Islamic women—are divisive apparel in the West, associated with patriarchal oppression, cultural outsiders, and even suicide bombers. Yet few accounts actually discuss the experiences of the women wearing the veils, and the freedom and anonymity coverings can afford if worn voluntarily. Born in Pakistan and educated […]

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