Audio & Video2019-09-03T04:37:00+00:00

See below for some examples of recorded interviews, talks, and conversations. 

“Calculating Blame: On the Srebrenica Massacre”

An appearance on The World Tonight on BBC Radio 4.

An interview on moral responsibility and the quantification of blame, as applied to the fraught Srebrenica massacre. The segment starts at 15:20, and I join around 21:33.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0006v0f

“Book Parts and Difficulty”

An episode on Free Thinking on BBC Radio 3

An extended conversation on the physical history of books, free speech, and the role of difficulty in life and language. I come on around 13:57 with a postcard on “challenging dangerous speech” and stay on for the rest of the conversation.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006tnf

“Eye for an Eye”

Power Corrupts Podcast

An extended conversation on the moral justification of criminal punishment, and its implication for the death penalty. I come on around 14:45:”

https://www.powercorruptspodcast.com/episodes#/is-the-death-penalty-justified/

“No Offense”

Hi-Fi Nation Podcast

A conversation on free speech and whether it protects hate speech.

https://hiphination.org/season-3-episodes/s3-episode-3-no-offense-mar-2nd-2019/ 

“Dangerous Speech”

June 15, 2018
Illumine Conference
University College London
London, England

Watch my talk on the moral purpose of prison.

“The Right to Speak”

July 17, 2017
TED Radio Hour on National Public Radio

An interview on the limits of free speech and recent debates on university campuses.

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/27/632628282/jeffrey-howard-should-a-culture-dedicated-to-free-speech-limit-hate-speech

“The Ethics of Paying Ransoms”

A short animation summarizing my argument from my article on this topic.

“The end of mass incarceration?: The moral purpose of prison”

December 8, 2016
UCL Lunch Hour Lectures

Watch my talk on the moral purpose of prison.

“Let’s disagree morally”

November 5, 2014
TEDx event at the University of Essex

Watch my TEDx talk on the ethics of democratic debate.