Podcast Appearance: All About Dave
My appearance on the Quillette Podcast, hosted by Jonathan Kay, talking about my bud', Dave Rubin.
A new podcast appearance with Jonathan Kay, talking about Dave Rubin and my big profile of him. We talk about:
Comedy in New York
Rubin’s journey to the online, crank right
Why he gave me an interview, considering he doesn’t speak with critical voices
His increasingly aggressive manner
Whether he can change
Available now all places good podcasts are listened to, including Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts.
Out of nervousness, I get a bit marble-mouthed on podcasts, and had the cold during this recording. However, I’ve improved with each podcast, and am keen to do many more; the next of which will record tomorrow. It will also be about Rubin and the piece, but also talk more broadly about the issues with the alternative media.
Quillette editor-in-chief Claire Lehmann appeared on The Rubin Report in 2018, before Rubin had a falling out with her a year later due to Quillette publishing two mildly critical pieces about the ‘Intellectual Dark Web’, written by Uri Harris and Cathy Young. My piece was not commissioned for Quillette, but appeared there as they believe in intellectual diversity, respected my writerly voice, and were happy to publish it at the length I needed. As such, though Claire approved the piece, she had no involvement in the editorial process, and I have exchanged exactly one message with her, which occurred after the piece released.
This newsletter has been quiet due to personal busyness, but I have some fun, great pieces coming down the pike! Additionally, if you’re a new subscriber to this newsletter, I know that I write about anything I’m interested in, across a range of subjects, but if you’re expecting regular take-downs of culture war figures, then you’re going to be disappointed. Thank you though to everyone who reads my work; it truly means the world to me, and I appreciate all messages.