The Aidan Project looks at a multitude of topics, but honest discussion of current events is the Project‘s raison d’être. Above all, I am seeking to drive honest debate and analysis. I am also passionate about history and culture. This gives me a large remit of potential exploration.
I live in the East of England, and began podcasting – not that it was called this until much later – in the late 1990’s. Back then, I used to produce short audio shows on entertainment, mostly for an American audience. I also became involved in amateur radio around this time. However, real life stepped in the way, and in respect of anything that could loosely be called ‘broadcasting’, that was that for many years.
In the 2010’s, I passionately began to feel that I had something to say, or perhaps more precisely, a duty to say it. I felt that there were – and are – debates in the public sphere that many people, not least my fellow liberals, were not being honest about. I toyed with the idea of launching a podcast for years. Eventually, I found – or made – the time. And here we are.
My influences as a commentator include George Orwell and Christopher Hitchens. The latter was greatly influenced by the former. I can barely be so bold as to say I am worthy of carrying this hefty batton, but I do feel a sense of personal responsibility to challenge terrible ideas and miscarriages of intellectual justice. These regressive obscenities are all around us.
I am reassured, despite all of the madness and anger in the world, that there are many good people who have a passion for seeking a measure of genuine understanding. I want to explore, in a historical and progressive sense, where we have been, and attempt to rationalise where we are, and where we might be going. No conversation is too controversial or sacred. That is what a true liberal thinker strives for. As Hitchens said, the only response to somebody telling you they are offended is to reply, “I am still waiting to hear what your point is.”
Thank you for your interest in the Aidan Project. If you enjoy my work, please share and subscribe; please inform others and bring them into the conversation. If, on the contrary, you do not like what you see or hear within these pages, please let me know. It is always productive to listen to the views of those who hold a contrary opinion. This is why I am so passionate about free speech. Hear every side, then be intellectually brave enough to decide what is true.