This Is John Galt Speaking #15: in conversation with Dr Nikos Sotirakopoulos

In this special episode of This Is John Galt Speaking, Luke interviews sociology and criminology professor Dr Nikos Sotirakopoulos about his book 'The Rise of Lifestyle Activism, from New Left to Occupy'. The conversation includes an exploration of the ideological patterns of the old left and the new left, philosophical and political concepts and Dr … Continue reading This Is John Galt Speaking #15: in conversation with Dr Nikos Sotirakopoulos

This Is John Galt Speaking #12: Brexit crunch time and a defence of normative ethics

In this episode, Luke discusses Brexit crunch time and offers an introductory conversation on defending normative ethics. Please note that this episode was recorded on Sunday 8th, and therefore omits the recent cabinet resignations; exciting as they were!Watch in the module below, on YouTube or on Apple Podcasts! 

This Is John Galt Speaking #7: Israel/Palestine developments + similar premises of SJW’S/Anti-SJW’s

This week Steve provides an update on the situation in Israel/Palestine. Then, Luke and Steve give analysis of new trends in the 'Intellectual Dark Web' and how the premises of the Anti-SJW's sometimes collides with those of the SJW's. Watch in the embedded video below, or subscribe on Apple Podcasts:

This Is John Galt Speaking #6: Developments in Korea and ‘Is Atlas Shrugging’?

This week, Luke and Steve discuss developments in Korea and give some thoughts around the application of Ayn Rand's 1964 essay 'Is Atlas Shrugging?'. View in the YouTube module below, on YouTube or listen with Apple Podcasts. Subscribe here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/this-is-john-galt-speaking/id1378102900?mt=2 Cover image by Sean P Anderson @ Flickr.com: https://www.flickr.com/photos/seanpanderson/33459722052 . 

The Galtline on YouTube

Dear Galtline readers (and now, listeners!), Our podcast, This Is John Galt Speaking, is now also available on our YouTube channel - we have shifted it over due to SoundCloud being limited to only three hours worth of content.  You can find the channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLaCeaKW-_KBHanbXJx2P5A? Happy listening!

This Is John Galt Speaking #3: with Razi Ginzberg, Director of the Ayn Rand Centre

This week Luke is joined by Razi Ginzberg, Director of the Ayn Rand Centre - the UK's foremost entity in promoting Objectivism. The interview explores the origins and the work of the ARC. Also,  Luke and Razi inevitably turn some attentions to Brexit and the state of the British political scene in 2018. [Intro and … Continue reading This Is John Galt Speaking #3: with Razi Ginzberg, Director of the Ayn Rand Centre

Introduction to the ideas of Ayn Rand: reason, self-interest and capitalism

N.B: the work below is intended to be given as an introductory talk to students of Philosophy and Politics. This work is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Ayn Rand Institute or similar organisations: I refer readers on also to their wide range of material . Happy reading! Ayn Rand was a Russian-born (1905) … Continue reading Introduction to the ideas of Ayn Rand: reason, self-interest and capitalism