On this episode of Fermenting Opinions, we discuss the ethical considerations in using violence in response to hate speech and violent rhetoric with a proponent of these tactics, Ronald Wuest. Mr. Wuest argues that “punching Nazis” is a justifiable response to the message and behavior of white nationalists.
On this episode of Fermenting Opinion, we speak with Rebecca Baillie, who joined the peaceful counterprotest organized by a movement called Murfreesboro Loves that brought over 800 counterprotestors together at a White Lives Matter rally scheduled for October 28, 2017. Rebecca discusses the organization’s strong presence at the white nationalist rally and the role that presence played in the decision by rally organizers to ultimately cancel the event.
On this episode of Fermenting Opinions, we talk with Gleb Tsipursky, a proponent of the Pro-Truth Pledge. In doing so, we seek to understand more about discerning fact from fiction or opinion in sources we read daily online, and we seek to establish a groundwork for doing just that.
On this episode of Fermenting Opinions, we discuss the issues with Mariah Phillips, Democratic primary candidate for U.S. Congress in the 4th District of Tennessee. In doing so, we give Mrs. Phillips the opportunity to explain her policy stances and to answer questions about how she would advocate for Tennesseans and our country as a whole.
On this episode of Fermenting Opinions, we discuss the issues with Steven Reynolds, Democratic primary candidate for U.S. Congress in the 4th District of Tennessee. In doing so, we give Mr. Reynolds the opportunity to explain his policy stances and to answer specific questions about how he would advocate for Tennesseans and our country as a whole.
On this episode of Fermenting Opinions we have a seemingly rare opportunity to have a chat with a real proponent of the Antifa movement with a twist: he professes a nonviolent approach and claims much of the movement does as well.
On this episode of Fermenting Opinions we are graced with the presence of Friend of the Ferment, Ross Jaynes. Ross is our tech guru who taught us how the sausage is actually made. We talk with him about who he is, his community involvement and projects, his county commissioner run, what’s next for him, and why journalism is such a pain the ass for everyone under the Trump Presidency.
On Episode 8 of Fermenting Opinions, we unpack the case of Coach Joseph A. Kennedy, an assistant football coach from Bremerton, Washington who was refused a contract extension for his religious practices. From there we discuss religious freedom rights and the constraints placed upon public officials regarding their religious practices performed under color of office.
On this episode of Fermenting Opinions, we talk about the events that transpired in Charlottesville with Bradley Dick, a Friend of the Ferment who was present for the rally and who witnessed the attack by James Alex Fields, Jr. Bradley shares his story with us, providing detailed factual context as he witnessed the events unfold. From there we talk about his impressions about the events of that day and where he believes those events will lead us in the near future.
On this re-release of Fermenting Opinions’ Episode 4 we discuss two topics: the congressional special election in Georgia between Ossoff and Handel–and what this signifies for both parties and the nation as a whole–as well as the trial of Officer Jeronimo Yanez in the killing of Philando Castile.