SIO37: Josh Zepps of #WeThePeople LIVE

Joining me today is Josh Zepps! I first came across Josh’s work when Sam Harris and Hannibal Buress had a bizarre interaction on his podcast #WeThePeople LIVE (here’s a SoundCloud link). I was impressed with how Josh handled it and have followed him ever since. He has interviewed people like Gad Saad and ACTUALLY challenged them on their narratives. Josh is an impressive thinker and interviewer, and we talk about his broadcasting history (which might not be what you expect!) and about where our focuses are and should be in today’s political climate. It’s a fascinating conversation on many fronts and I look forward to many more with Josh!

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kyle
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In reference to the point about the term “undocumented immigrant” and its utility, I’ve had immigration lawyers and advocates explain to me that challenging the term “illegal immigrant” is important both for humanitarian reasons and as a matter of legal accuracy (I’m sure there’s somebody more informed to ask about that last point). The lawyers explained that while entering the country without proper documentation, or allowing the documentation to lapse (e.g., expired visas) is a crime, being in this country without documentation is not. This isn’t something we do with other crimes (e.g., “I drove without my license once, so… Read more »
Dan
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What the fight is really about is whether government should have the right to force people to say certain words.

There is no argument over whether trans people should have protections everyone else has.

I don’t think government should be able to dictate anyone’s words. This should be a non issue, but it isn’t. I think this is the only time a government has ever put into law words you have to say, it is a dangerous path to go down. This is a government that has started to push the islamphobia narrative, I bet that will be added next.

kyle
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“One must imagine Sisyphus happy.”

Dan
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Just one question for Thomas.

Of the five groups that are named under the human rights tribunals, which category do comedians fall into?

kyle
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This might not be the best place for this, but since Sam Harris was mentioned in this episode, any thoughts on his recent discussion with the thoroughly discredited Charles Murray, using the opportunity to rail against PC culture rather than address pseudo-scientific racism and its cultural/political ramifications?