Unregistered with Thaddeus Russell

Unregistered with Thaddeus Russell

Latest Episodes

Unregistered 128: Jack the Perfume Nationalist
August 24, 2020

I spoke with Jack, the co-host of the uniquely provocative podcast The Perfume Nationalist, about aesthetics and politics, Camille Paglia, my mother’s perfume, the myth of misogyny, the decline of McDonald’s, and “the 2010s,

Unregistered 127: Maj. Danny Sjursen
August 17, 2020

The ongoing US wars are as far from the news as ever, which is why I brought combat veteran and antiwar journalist Danny Sjursen onto the show. We discussed his road from a working-class Staten Island family of right-wing cops and firefighters to West ...

Unregistered 126: Michael Malice
August 10, 2020

The preeminent political trickster Michael Malice joined me for his fourth appearance on the show. We discussed his admiration for Ayn Rand and RuPaul, how gays liberate straights, and of course my many physical and intellectual shortcomings.

Unregistered 125: Conner Habib
August 03, 2020

The former gay porn star turned podcaster, public intellectual and academic spoke with me from his new home in Dublin to discuss the puritanical effects of the lockdown and social distancing, mental illness and “anarchy of the mind,

Unregistered 124: Freddie deBoer
July 27, 2020

The author of the brilliant new book The Cult of Smart spoke with me about our society’s fetishization of “intelligence” as well as his own struggles with mental health. Freddie deBoer is the rare public intellectual who is as candid,

Unregistered 123: Bridget Phetasy
July 20, 2020

The personal and the political are always intertwined. No one understands that better than my guest Bridget Phetasy, who joined me to discuss her rise from drunk bartender to Twitter and podcast star, the problems with left-right politics,

Unregistered 122: Wilfred Reilly
July 13, 2020

The social scientist Wilfred Reilly joined me to discuss how most of what Americans hear in the media about racism and race relations is not only destructive but also patently and absurdly false. 25% off all CBD products at: https://palomaverdestore.

Unregistered 121: Doug Henwood
July 06, 2020

Was my turn away from socialism a mistake? I talked with Doug Henwood, one of the most respected American socialists throughout my political life, about what it means to remain devoted to the cause I was born into.

Unregistered 120: Lenore Skenazy
June 29, 2020

Lenore Skenazy, founder of the Free-Range Kids movement, joined me to examine why the Gen-X generation became the Helicopter Parent generation and whether I was neglected or liberated as a child. 25% of all CBD products at: https://palomaverdestore.

Unregistered 119: Aaron Maté
June 22, 2020

For more than three years virtually the entire class of educated and powerful Americans believed that Russia elected Donald Trump as president and Vladimir Putin controlled the politics of the United States.