Lean Out with Tara Henley
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Secret City
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Secret City
My conversation with journalist and bestselling author James Kirchick
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Washington is known to be a city of secrets. And, for many decades, one of the most dangerous secrets was that of homosexuality. Its spectre haunted the halls of power, and the true stories are only now coming to light.

My guest on today’s podcast has written a sweeping history of gay involvement in government. And he has much to say about the past’s lessons for the present moment — for free speech, for open debate, and for a free press.

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James Kirchick is an American journalist and a columnist at Tablet magazine. He’s also the author of the New York Times bestseller, Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington.

James Kirchick is my guest, today on Lean Out. Transcript to come tomorrow for paid subscribers.

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Lean Out with Tara Henley

Lean Out with Tara Henley

Conversations with heterodox authors and journalists from around the world, asking the questions that are not being asked.