Salon of the Refused

is creating Videos and Podcasts

Select a membership level

per month
Support our videos and podcasts and get an exclusive monthly digest of everything we produce, with notes directing you to the most interesting episodes.
per month
Become one of the Refusés! Get a weekly summary of the latest podcasts and videos, with excerpts and teasers of items from The Tracinski Letter.
per month
Get a full subscription to Robert Tracinski's online newsletter, The Tracinski Letter, featuring regular commentary on the news, explorations of important ideas, and annotated links to interesting articles.




per month


Salon of the Refused is a video and podcast series talking about ideas that are outside the mainstream, from politics to philosophy, technology to art.

The name of the series and the names of our Patreon membership tiers are inspired the Paris Salon of 1863. It's an art history joke with a serious point about how new ideas can change the world. The Parisian Salons were annual art exhibits that could make a young artist's career, but they were run by a closed-minded academic establishment. When the Salon of 1863 rejected works from a rising generation of artists, they petitioned Emperor Napoleon III to allow a special exhibition of the rejected works, the Salon des Refusés or Salon of the Refused--and this exhibit turned out to be more influential over the long run than the official, approved exhibit.

The purpose of Salon of the Refused is to find and discuss interesting ideas that are not approved by the establishment--particularly the Politically Correct establishment--but which deserve to be more influential over the long run.
$57 of $10,000 per month
When we raise $10,000 per month, we will invest in an upgrade of audio and video capabilities and a new studio space to better be able to bring the message to a wider audience.
1 of 2

Recent posts by Salon of the Refused

How it works

Get started in 2 minutes

Choose a membership
Sign up
Add a payment method
Get benefits