Between 8:46 am and 10:03 am ET on September 11, 2001, four commercial airliners hit four separate targets in a coordinated terrorist attack on the United States. On that day, 2,977 innocent people perished, tens of thousands were injured, two skyscrapers collapsed, firefighters, police, and regular people became heroes, and the world mourned. We are […]
A discussion with Tim O’Brien, the creator behind Shaping Opinion. Podcast Brunch Club members worldwide listened to and discussed “The 1st Amendment: 45 Words that Shaped America” from Shaping Opinion in September 2020 when the theme of the podcast listening list was FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
Freedom of speech is the bedrock of democracy, but it can be the source of confusion, misunderstanding, and hurt. And even when we are proponents of free speech in theory, the practical application of it can be quite tenuous and brutal. This month we’re listening to five episodes that dig into freedom of speech and provide examples of where the line gets a little fuzzy.