Donald Trump

Have We Lost Track of the Trump Indictments Yet?

Plus: Why don't journalists support free speech anymore?


In this week's The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman welcome special guest Elizabeth Nolan Brown as they unpack the latest indictment against former President Donald Trump. They also check in on the ongoing legal saga of the classified advertising site Backpage in the wake of founder James Larkin's untimely death.

0:46: The latest Trump indictment

21:21: The legacy of free speech warrior James Larkin

46:25: Weekly Listener Question

53:27: This week's cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

"Trump's Prosecution Could Be Stymied by the Blurry Line Between Deceit and Self-Delusion," by Jacob Sullum

"Did Trump Really Believe the Election Was Stolen? Here Is Why It Matters." by Jacob Sullum

"2 Reasons It's Not Clear That Trump 'Corruptly' Obstructed an Official Proceeding," by Jacob Sullum

"Should Trump go to prison?" by Zach Weissmueller and Nick Gillespie

"Don't Jail Trump for January 6," by Robby Soave

"Why the Press Conflates Prostitution with Sex Trafficking—and Why That's a Threat To Free Speech," by Nick Gillespie and Elizabeth Nolan Brown

"FCC Head Ajit Pai on Section 230 and Free Speech," by Nick Gillespie

"Emails show CDC policed COVID speech on Facebook," by Zach Weissmueller, Nick Gillespie, and Robby Soave

"The 26 Words That 'Created the Internet'—and Why They May Be on the Chopping Block," by Nick Gillespie

"Why the Government's Legal Assault on Backfired," by Nick Gillespie

"The War on Is a War on Sex Workers," by Paul Detrick

"Politicians Want To Destroy Section 230, the Internet's First Amendment," by Paul Detrick and Elizabeth Nolan Brown

"'Je suis Charlie'? No, You're Not, or Else You Might Be Dead," by Matt Welch

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Audio production by Ian Keyser; assistant production by Hunt Beaty.

Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve