Free Kiwis! podcast: The Coddling of the American Mind

Dr Michael Johnston
Dr James Kierstead
2 February, 2023

On many American university campuses over the last few years speakers are shouted down, students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and are afraid to speak honestly, and rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Deplatforming in universities is also on the rise in New Zealand.

In this week's podcast Drs Michael Johnston and James Kierstead discuss the themes of the book The Coddling of the American Mind and the similarities being seen here in New Zealand universities.

This week's podcast is a Free Kiwis episode. Free Kiwis! is a podcast focussing on freedom and free speech in a New Zealand context, hosted by two Wellington-based academics, Drs. Michael Johnston (VUW Education) and James Kierstead (VUW Classics). Michael and James are also both Fellows at The New Zealand Initiative.

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