Episode 36: Catch-up with Coddling | Greg Lukianoff


In the Hold my Drink — navigating the news and politics with a chaser of civility and Counterweight podcast, Episode 36, we speak with the President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and best-selling author, Greg Lukianoff. As things evolve since the publishing of the book, The Coddling of the American Mind in 2018, Greg has been “catching up with coddling” in a series of blog posts, and we catch-up with him here. He tells us that 2020 was the worst year he’s seen in terms of ideological censorship, and one of the busiest years for FIRE. This freedom of speech warrior shares with us his concerns, but also his hopes and aspirations for navigating us through the rhetorical battleground. It took us a long time to get here and it is going to take time to get out, but with FIRE at the helm, there is a light ahead. All discussed with a chaser of civility, of course, and a pink lemonade Spendrift, a Diet Coke and a coffee.

To read a recap of the conversation and additional thoughts, and to see what we are each reading, stay tuned for our post Catch-up with Coddling coming out on Substack tomorrow or on the Hold my Drink website now. You can also watch the conversation on the Hold my Drink YouTube page or listen on AppleSpotify or your preferred podcast platform.

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