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One of the best perks of being a member of The Unspeakeasy is getting to join our Unspeakers Series. All kinds of authors, artists, and thinkers join us for intimate Zoom hangouts where members can chat with them personally and ask them anything they want — all off the record.

New speakers are always being added, and members can always make suggestions

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Wed. July 17, 2024

William Deresiewicz

William Deresiewicz is a fan favorite from The Unspeakable Podcast. Join him for an in-depth and off-the-record conversation about the crisis in higher ed, the collapse of intellectual life, the death of the artist, and other uplifting topics




Jan. 30, 2024


Rob Henderson is a Yale and Cambridge University graduate who writes extensively on human nature, psychology, social class, TV shows, movies, political and social divisions, and more on Substack. The term "luxury beliefs" was coined by him, inspired by his experiences at Yale. His book, "Troubled: A Memoir of Family, Foster Care, and Social Class," will be published in February 2024 through Simon & Schuster.

Feb. 20, 2024


Dr. Carole Hooven is a renowned human evolutionary biologist, author, and award-winning educator. She serves as a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, focusing on issues related to sex, gender, health, psychology, and academic freedom in higher education.

Dr. Hooven retired from her teaching position at Harvard in 2023 due to a lack of support for her right to express her scientific views freely, and she has since become a public advocate for free speech and evidence-based policies concerning sex and gender.

She is also the author of "T: The Story of Testosterone, the Hormone That Dominates and Divides Us."



Dr. Kathleen Stock is a former Professor of Philosophy who has transitioned into a writing career and is now a contributing writer at UnHerd. Her most recent book is "Material Girls: Why Reality Matters for Feminism" (Fleet/Little Brown, 2021).

She also has written for numerous publications such as The Sunday Times, The Times, The Telegraph, The Observer, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, The Economist, The Conversation, Times Literary Supplement, The Spectator, Standpoint, The Critic, Tortoise, Evening Standard, and Prospect.

She can now be heard every week on The Lesbian Project Podcast with feminist campaigner, writer, and investigative journalist Julie Bindel.


Lionel Shriver has written many novels, most famously We Need To Talk About Kevin, and she has been an outspoken critic of censoriousness in the literary world for many years now. She gave a famous speech about cultural appropriation at the Brisbane Writers Festival in 2016 and now writes regularly for The Spectator. Lionel is also a two-time Unspeakable Podcast guest. She visited in June 2021 and May 2023.

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