Care about free speech? Tired of political correctness? Join Dave Rubin for real conversations, real news, and one-on-one interviews with some of the most intriguing names in America today as they break down politics and current events.
Rob Smith (Veteran, political analyst) joins Dave to discuss what it’s like being Black, gay, and conservative, how he protested against Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the difficulty of coming out as a conservative, issues in the Black community, his belief that wealth is the best way to empower, and more.
Project Veritas & Lies in the Media (James O’Keefe Interview)
James O’Keefe (Journalist, Author, Head of Project Veritas) joins Dave to discuss righteous indignation, the power of the media, major tech company censorship, his view on CNN journalists, why he feels being hated is a sign of success, and more.
Israel and The Virtue of Nationalism (Yoram Hazony Interview)
Yoram Hazony (President of Herzl Institute) joins Dave to discuss how is Israel is stronger than ever while the USA and England are struggling, his new book “The Virtue of Nationalism,” free speech, and more.
The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society (Nicholas Christakis Interview)
Nicholas Christakis (Sociologist & Author) joins Dave to discuss the Yale Halloween costume debacle, his book ‘Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society’, the importance of free and open conversation, the value of friendship, and more.
Racism, Asian Stereotypes, and Being a Young Conservative (Lauren Chen Interview)
Lauren Chen (Host of Pseudo Intellectual) joins Dave to discuss how she was made aware of race for the first time on a USA college campus, the difficulties she faces being young and conservative, her views on fighting for equality, her definition of racism, and more.
Respectful Disagreement, Christianity, and Marriage (Allie Stuckey Interview)
Allie Stuckey (podcast host) joins Dave to discuss her Prager U video, the inability to disagree respectfully, attacks on Christianity, instant gratification philosophy, Christian views of marriage, and more.
Censorship, Comedy, and Skipping College (Bridget Phetasy Interview)
Bridget Phetasy (comedian) joins Dave to discuss self censorship among journalists and comedians, how the left is pushing people away, why she believes kids should skip college, why we should be critical of our leaders, and more.
Free Speech Wars: Alex Jones, Covington Kids, and Tucker Carlson (Robert Barnes Interview)
Robert Barnes is a civil, criminal and constitutional lawyer who has represented many high profile clients. He joins Dave to discuss his legal approach to free speech, his cases representing Alex Jones and the Covington kids, and Tucker Carlson’s free speech battle with the media.
A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals (Tyler Cowen Interview)
Tyler Cowen (Economics professor, George Mason U.) joins Dave to discuss his new book “Stubborn Attachments: A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals” covering topics like government regulation, why he identifies as a “small L” libertarian, and economic ideas like Universal Basic Income, climate change, the cryptocurrency revolution, his sensible plan for immigration, and more.
Nick Di Paolo on Offensive Comedy and Political Correctness
Nick Di Paolo (stand up comedian) joins Dave to discuss his comedy career, his problem with political correctness and so many stand up comics today, why he believes comedians should be at the forefront of speech and free expression, and more.
Peter Boghossian (philosophy professor at Portland State University) and James Lindsay (PhD in Mathematics) join Dave to discuss their hoax writing 20 fake papers using ridiculous ideas and buzzwords to expose the influence of social justice in academia.
Comedy, Free Speech, and American Ninja Warrior (Matt Iseman interview)
Matt Iseman (TV host and comedian) joins Dave to discuss his upbringing and comedy career, hosting American Ninja Warrior, why he puts a high value on protecting speech, his live and let live philosophy on life, and much more.
Growing Up with Ronald Reagan (Michael Reagan Interview)
Michael Reagan (Reagan Legacy Foundation) joins Dave to discuss growing up as the son of Ronald Reagan, the Walkway to Victory memorializing WWII veterans, and his work with The Reagan Legacy Foundation.
Maxime Bernier: The Next Prime Minister of Canada?
Maxime Bernier (Canadian MP) joins Dave to discuss the state of Canadian politics, leading his new party ‘The People’s Party of Canada,’ why he disagrees with Justin Trudeau, his views on immigration in Canada, political correctness, and much more.
College President Fights for Truth on Campus (Dr. Everett Piper Interview)
Dr. Everett Piper (President, Oklahoma Wesleyan University) joins Dave to discuss the importance of defending intellectual freedom on college campuses, the meaning of liberalism, his new book ‘Not a Day Care: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth’, and more.
Evolutionary Psychology, Sexuality, and (Geoffrey Miller Interview)
Geoffrey Miller (evolutionary psychologist) joins Dave to discuss his field of evolutionary psychology, the future of long term relationships, how trans issues fit into evolutionary psychology, untouchable topics on college campuses for professors, evolutionary aesthetics, the politicization of mate selection, why science can’t explain homosexuality, effective altruism, and more.
I'm Leaving Patreon (Conversation with Jordan Peterson)
I will be leaving Patreon effective January 15th, 2019 and will be moving our fan funding directly to our own website at http://www.daverubin.com/donate.
This was an incredibly hard decision to make and one that I do not take lightly. The banning of Carl Benjamin, aka Sargon of Akkad, was a massive move of the line of what is acceptable speech on these platforms, and I cannot in good conscience support Patreon as they assault free expression online. For our Patreon members who listen to the ad-free podcast, stay tuned as we are working on building out an ad free podcast for our monthly supporters on http://www.daverubin.com. Join now and we'll roll you right into it when it's ready!
Imam Tawhidi (Australian Muslim Scholar) joins Dave to discuss his upbringing in a conservative Muslim family in Iraq, his work to reform Islam, ISIS and the radicalization of Muslims in the west, defining the labels within his religion, his support of free speech, views of muslim immigration in the West, and more.
Deconstructing Anti Semitism, Feminism, and Intersectionality (Chloe Valdary Interview)
Chloe Valdary (writer and political activist) joins Dave to discuss growing up Jewish as a person of color, how to disassemble anti semitism, her criticism of intersectionality, and the Women’s March, and to deconstruct the ideas around feminism, Islam, the hatred of Israel, the theory of enchantment which focuses on the importance of human connection, and more.
Things Have Never Been Better for Humanity (Marian Tupy Interview)
Marian Tupy (editor, Humanprogress.org) joins Dave to discuss good news and optimism for humanity, from life expectancy increasing to poverty decreasing, and his optimism about the environment, from alternative forms of energy to the increased greening of the earth.
Brigitte Gabriel on Freedom, Trump, and Saving the Western World
Brigitte Gabriel (national security expert) joins Dave to discuss her mission to save Western civilization, her support of Donald Trump, her views on illegal immigration as a legal immigrant, and her new book ‘Rise: In Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom.’
Bret Weinstein: Life After Evergreen, Evolutionary Biology, and Gender
Bret Weinstein (former professor at Evergreen State) joins Dave to discuss life after being pushed out from Evergreen State University for a scandal surrounding accusations of racism, his disagreements with Richard Dawkins, what he sees as the most important topics around evolutionary biology, his issues with New Atheism, thoughts on policing gender, and more.
Jordan Peterson and Dave Rubin are on tour across the world. This is the Q&A portion of their show in Oslo, Norway, discussing 12 Rules for Life, what it’s been like to travel all over the world, and how Jordan sees his future.
Parkland Survivor On Why We Still Need Gun Rights (Kyle Kashuv Interview)
Kyle Kashuv (Parkland student) joins Dave discuss his experience during the Parkland High School shooting, and why he still supports the second amendment as an advocate for gun rights, his views on the NRA and the media’s treatment of the shooting, his opposing views to other Parkland survivors, and more.
Tucker Carlson on Trump, Mainstream Media, and Revolution
Tucker Carlson (Host, Tucker Carlson Tonight) joins Dave to discuss his upbringing, his frustrations with the Republican party, his views on Trump and racism, issues with CNN and other mainstream media, the importance of free speech, and more.
The Anti-Feminist Professor (Janice Fiamengo Interview)
Janice Fiamengo (Professor at University of Ottawa) joins Dave to discuss how the idea of the University has been destroyed, the ‘crisis’ in masculinity, why she calls herself an “anti-feminist,” the #MeToo movement, and more.
Can the Democrats Be Saved? (Gregg Hurwitz Interview)
Gregg Hurwitz (comic book writer) joins Dave to discuss the philosophical and psychological story lines of comic books and movies and how they relate to current themes and political issues, his work to try and save and reform the democratic party, and more.
Racism: Getting to the Truth (Coleman Hughes Interview)
Coleman Hughes (columnist at Quillette) joins Dave to discuss his political awakening towards truth and questioning what he was expected to think, his articles including ‘Kanye West and the Future of Black Conservatism,” whether systemic racism really exists, his thoughts on a social safety net, the intellectual dark web, and more. We're dropping this weeks episode two days early, just for our podcast listeners! Thank you for your support
Larry King on Interviewing, Donald Trump, and the Meaning of Life
Larry King (TV & Radio Host) joins Dave to discuss his legendary career as an interviewer, his interviewing style and how it’s influenced Dave’s own style, his views on the state of the world, his friendship with Donald Trump, his thoughts on life and death, and more.
We're dropping this weeks episode two days early, just for our podcast listeners! Thank you for your support!
Free Thought, Outrage, and the Alt Right (Claire Lehmann Interview)
Claire Lehmann (founding editor, Quillette) joins Dave to discuss her work with Quillette, a platform for free thought that respects ideas, even dangerous ones. Quillette believes that free expression and the free exchange of ideas help human societies flourish and progress.
Cameron Kasky (Co-founder, March For Our Lives) joins Dave Rubin to discuss the MSD High School shooting, his experience during the shooting, creating the March For Our Lives, trying to find the middle ground between the left and right political divide, and more.
Peter Thiel on Trump, Gawker, and Leaving Silicon Valley
Peter Thiel (entrepreneur) joins Dave Rubin to discuss creating PayPal, why he moved his company out of SIlicon Valley, political correctness, the changing media landscape, his company ‘Palantir,’ libertarianism, his views on Trump, his take down of Gawker, and much more.
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Problems & Solutions with Education (Katharine Birbalsingh Interview)
Katharine Birbalsingh (headmistress) joins Dave to discuss her founding of Michaela Community School - a free school established in London, and her journey from the left to the right, her approach to disciplining children, the importance of valuing knowledge, believing in equality of opportunity, and more.
Colion Noir (attorney, gun rights activist) joins Dave to discuss his work with guns and defending the second amendment,everything he feels people should know about guns, the most common misconceptions surrounding guns, mass shootings, and more.
Sex Research, Asian Discrimination, and #MeToo (Debra Soh Interview)
Debra Soh (sex researcher) joins Dave to discuss her work as a sex researcher, the backlash to her article “Why Transgender Kids Should Wait to Transition,” Harvard’s admissions discriminating against asians, the #MeToo movement, and more.
Living with the Monks and Secrets to Life (Jesse Itzler Interview)
Jesse Itzler (author, entrepreneur) joins Dave to discuss his experience writing the NY Knicks theme song, creating Zico coconut water, what he learned living and training with a Navy Seal, and his new book ‘Living with the Monks: What Turning of my Phone Taught Me About Happiness, Gratitude, and Focus.’
Free Speech, Hate Speech, and The Importance of Disagreement (Ari Cohn Full Interview)
Ari Cohn (Director, FIRE) joins Dave to discuss the origins of FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education), the importance of protecting individual rights on college campuses, the reasons why hate speech is free speech, the ins and outs of the first amendment, and more.
Immigration, Voting, and Black Lives Matter (Josephine Mathias Interview)
Josephine Mathias (Contributor, National Post) joins Dave Rubin to discuss immigrating from Nigeria, voting discrepancies among black voters, her views on Candace Owens, criticism of Black Lives Matter, the rise of Jordan Peterson, intersectionality, fake outcries of racism, and more.
Libertarian Running for Governor of NY (Larry Sharpe Interview)
Larry Sharpe (Libertarian Candidate for Governor of NY) joins Dave to discuss running as the libertarian candidate for Governor of New York, the supreme court decision about the baker and the gay wedding cake, his views on legalization of weed, gun regulation, and more.
Evergreen State, Trump’s Election, and Consciousness (Heather Heying Interview)
Heather Heying (former professor at Evergreen State) joins Dave Rubin to discuss she and her husband Bret Weinstein’s resignation from Evergreen State University, why she still considers herself a progressive, her views on consciousness, and more.
Hate Speech, Free Speech, and the Threat of Censorship (Nadine Strossen Interview)
Nadine Strossen (former ACLU president) joins Dave to discuss her previous work as the president of the The American Civil Liberties Union, the definition of hate speech and how we should treat it, the dangers of censorship, a rebirth of free speech, and more.
Philosophy, Liberty, and Poverty (Chris Freiman Interview)
Chris Freiman (philosophy professor at College of William and Mary) joins Dave to discuss philosophy, morality, his support for open borders and immigration reform, how to alleviate global poverty, his support for universal basic income, and more.
Understanding the Intellectual Dark Web, Brexit, and Trump (Niall Ferguson Interview)
Niall Ferguson (historian and author) joins Dave to discuss his background, his thoughts on the Intellectual Dark Web, the culture war that he and his wife Ayaan Hirsi Ali are fighting, his views on Brexit, Donald Trump, and more.
My return to stand up is continuing in June!
Tickets are still available, get them while you can at www.rubinreport.com/events
Tempe Improv in Arizona on Sunday (June 3)
DC Improv on Thursday (June 7)
Parlor Live in Bellevue just outside Seattle on Thursday (June 21)
(There will be a surprise guest from the intellectual dark web joining me for the Q&A at one or more of these shows)
See you there!
Running as a Democrat in Republican Utah (Jenny Wilson Interview)
Jenny Wilson is the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Utah. She joins Dave to discuss her democratic political views, the experience of running as a democrat in an overwhelmingly red state, social issues like abortion and gay marriage, and more.
Minimum Wage, Middle Class, Taxation and Regulation (Don Boudreaux Full Interview)
Don Boudreaux (economics professor) joins Dave to discuss classical liberalism, the basic principles about economics, the minimum wage debate, his views of the real state of the middle class, and more.
Working for Trump, European Immigration, and Foreign Policy Issues (Sebastian Gorka Interview)
Sebastian Gorka (national security strategist) joins Dave Rubin to discuss his brief role as deputy assistant to President Trump, his response to the lies and attacks in the media, the dangers of political correctness, foreign policy, Russian collusion, and more.
Dr. Thomas Sowell (Economist and Author) joins Dave to discuss his new book “Discrimination & Disparities” which challenges ideas related to economic outcome differences like discrimination, exploitation or genetics. They dive into Dr. Sowell’s upbringing and Marxist past, free speech on college campuses, the role of government, minimum wage laws, his experience as a conservative who happens to be black, and more.
From India to America: Taking Control of Your Own Life (Rajshree Agarwal Interview)
Rajshree Agarwal (Professor of Strategy, UMD) joins Dave to discuss growing up in India, the problem of self censorship with college professors, upward mobility, and her belief that truly successful businesses are moral enterprises, resulting from productivity, integrity and a sense of purpose.
Millennial Conservative Environmentalist (Benji Backer Full Interview)
Benji Backer (conservative environmentalist) joins Dave to discuss how and why he got into politics at the age of 10, his issues with where the current conservative party stands, the American Conservation Coalition, his thoughts on how to tackle environmental issues from a conservative viewpoint, and more.
Governor John Kasich: 2016 Craziness to 2020 Prospects
Gov. John Kasich (Governor of Ohio) joins Dave to discuss his background and character, political labels,the problem with victimhood culture, individualism vs collectivism, race in america, his views on Trump, immigration, gay marriage, medical marijuana, and whether he will run for President in 2020.
Steven Pinker on the Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress (Full Interview)
Steven Pinker is a cognitive psychologist at Harvard University and the author of the new bestselling book “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress.” Steven joins Dave for a discussion on science, identity politics, and his hope for humanity.
Bob Saget on Comedy, Trump, and Political Correctness
Bob Saget (comedian) joins Dave to discuss his comedy background and his career highlights from Full House and America’s Funniest Home Videos, his political views, Trump, the importance of humanity, and more.
David Frum on “Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic” (David Frum Full Interview)
David Frum (Senior Editor, The Atlantic) joins Dave to discuss his new book “Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic,” his unique conservative views, the health care debate, the state of the modern left, his political standing, and more.
Governor of California Candidate Supporting Nuclear Power
Mike Shellenberger (candidate for Gov. of CA) joins Dave to discuss his run for governor in California, his case for using nuclear power, fracking 101, the housing issue in California, taxations, his progressive/libertarian leanings, and more.
Who Was Lincoln? A Look at his Presidency and Assassination
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the U.S. from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Author and professor Jeffrey Rogers Hummel joins Dave for President’s Week to discuss Lincoln’s life and presidency. It’s President’s Week on The Rubin Report! 5 shows on 5 presidents in 5 days.
Who Was JFK? A Look at his Presidency and Assassination
John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the U.S from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Author Brian Domitrovic joins Dave for President’s Week to discuss JFK’s life and presidency. It’s President’s Week on The Rubin Report! 5 shows on 5 presidents in 5 days.
Who Was John Adams? A Look at his Life and Presidency
John Adams was the 2nd President of the U.S from 1797-1801. Professor and author C. Bradley Thompson joins Dave for President’s Week to discuss Adams’ life and presidency, from his early background, to his political philosophy, to his accomplishments, and more
Who Was James Madison? A Look at his Life and Presidency
James Madison was a Founding Father and the 4th President of the U.S from 1809-1817. Professor and author Kevin Gutzman joins Dave for President’s Week to discuss Madison’s life and presidency, from drafting the constitution, to the Federalist Papers, to the Bill of Rights, and more. It’s President’s Week on The Rubin Report! 5 shows on 5 presidents in 5 days.
Who Was Thomas Jefferson? A Look at his Life and Presidency
Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd President of the U.S from 1801-1809. Professor and author Rob McDonald joins Dave for President’s Week to discuss Jefferson’s life and presidency. It’s President’s Week on The Rubin Report! 5 shows on 5 presidents in 5 days.
Former Director of FEMA: Revisiting Hurricane Katrina (Michael Brown Interview)
Michael Brown (Fmr Director, FEMA) joins Dave to reflect on his time and work as the director of FEMA during Hurricane Katrina, his experience working with George W. Bush, his role in the creation of Homeland Security, his views on the TSA, his handling of other natural disasters, and more.
From Bank Robber to Law Professor (Shon Hopwood Interview)
Shon Hopwood joins Dave to discuss his 11 years in federal prison for robbing banks, his journey to becoming a law professor at Georgetown University, his views on mandatory minimums, the state of the drug war in America, the prison sentences for drug crimes, and more.
Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life (with Max Lugavere)
Max Lugavere (Author, “Genius Foods”) joins Dave to discuss his journey seeking the truth and solutions to brain health leading to his new book “Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life.”
Millennial Conservative on Trump, Social Issues, and Religion (Charlie Kirk Full Interview)
Charlie Kirk (Turning Point USA) joins Dave to discuss how he became a young conservative, his views of the role government should play, Trump’s presidency, the drug war, the conservative defense of gay rights, his views of religion and Islam, religious issues facing Europe, and more.
Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia
Michael Shermer (Author) joins Dave to discuss his new book “Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, Immortality, and Utopia,” issues of free speech on campus, teaching skepticism, the abortion debate, views on morality without religion, and more.
Former CEO of NPR: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right
Ken Stern (Former CEO of NPR) joins Dave to discuss his new book “Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right,” his journey from left to right, his evolution on the gun control debate, his evolution on the climate change debate, his views on poverty programs, predictions for the future, and more.