Stuart HayashiListen to our guest, Stuart Hayashi! We will be covering a wide array of topics tonight including violence in video games, retrogaming, Jonathan McIntosh’s role in #GamerGate, and the Calgary Expo.

Stuart K. Hayashi is a freelance writer in Mililani Town, Hawaii. Having previously worked at the Hawaii State Capitol as an analyst and aide in both legislative houses, he described his theories on political philosophy in the trilogy The Nature of Liberty, beginning with The Freedom of Peaceful Action: On the Origin of Individual Rights, continuing with Life in the Market Ecosystem, and concluding with Hunting Down Social Darwinism, all from Lexington Books (Lanham, Maryland, 2014–15). His articles on philosophy and current events have been published in Skepti-Forum, Ideas in Action TV, Scout & Engineer, and the Honolulu Advertiser, and his commentaries on Gamergate and videogame controversies have appeared in The Savvy Street and David Horowitz’s Front Page Magazine. Also related to fandom, Hayashi considers it a proud moment in his life that he got to be an extra appearing briefly in the 2014 American adaptation of Godzilla.

A Facebook group of his founding was mentioned in The Economist magazine, and his original research played a part in publicly revealing that Michael Moore’s documentary film Fahrenheit 9/11 cited what turned out to be a doctored newspaper page. National news outlets eventually reported on this revelation. Mr. Hayashi’s role in the investigation is acknowledged by name in the 2005 revised paperback edition of the New York Times bestseller Michael Moore Is a Big Fat Stupid White Man (New York, NY: HarperCollins) by David T. Hardy and Jason Clarke, pp. 139-140.

He also contributed these chapters to nonfiction anthologies:

* “Human Cloning Is Ethical,” Genetic Engineering: Opposing Viewpoints, ed. Louise I. Gerdes (San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 2004).

* “Atlas Shrugging Throughout History and Modern Life,” Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”: A Philosophical and Literary Companion, ed. Edward W. Younkins, (Hampshire, England: Ashgate, 2007).

In 2014, the official Twitter account of national television journalist John Stossel cited Hayashi by name, and a section of the official website of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello was updated to incorporate information that Mr. Hayashi provided.

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  • Jonathan Hoenig

    Enjoying this show, especially Kate and Stuart!

    • Stuart K. Hayashi

      Thank you very much. ^_^