Dave Rubin is a prominent right-of-center political commentator, podcast host, and member of the “intellectual dark web.” Rubin, who was born in New York and raised there in a secular Jewish household, now lives in Los Angeles. He is openly gay. Rubin, who is most closely associated with his podcast, “The Rubin Report,” is an opponent of identity politics and big government largesse. He identifies with the libertarian/classical liberal wing of contemporary right-of-center political thought. Rubin is a prominent member of the “intellectual dark web,” alongside others such as Daily Wire Editor Emeritus Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson, Eric Weinstein, and Sam Harris.