Welcome! Here I will talk to a range of people on issues which interest me and I hope you, from religious slogans and wargaming to deeper political ideas to forgotten historical episodes. Bring up a chair, get comfortable, and enjoy!
August 10th, 2021 | 30 mins 2 secs
albany, carpet industry, mohawk valley, state university of new york
Historian David Pietrusza discusses his hometown of Amsterdam, NY from its heyday to its decline to its possible revival.
June 7th, 2021 | 37 mins 46 secs
kevin williamson, opioids, trump, west virginia
Andrew Donaldson, West Virginia native, comes on to discuss the much misunderstood state, its problems and its prospects.
May 24th, 2021 | 47 mins 41 secs
Professor Blake Scott Ball discusses how Charles Schulz understood America - and how America understood his work in Peanuts.
October 10th, 2020 | 48 mins 17 secs
Teacher and writer Daniel Buck discusses the challenges and promise of teaching in America from multiple perspectives.
August 26th, 2020 | 1 hr 38 mins
I talk with Nathan Sharansky and Gil Troy about their new book Never Alone, a memoir and musing on power and freedom around the world and among Jews.
August 11th, 2020 | 54 mins 43 secs
Tech journalist and sociology grad student Hutton discusses the good and bad of political social media, gaming communities, podcasts, and more.
July 7th, 2020 | 42 mins 49 secs
Josh, a medical student and young Evangelical, discusses the past, present, and future of Evangelical Christianity
June 16th, 2020 | 49 mins 15 secs
idf, israel, jews, vietnam, wwi, wwii
Dr. Yagil Henkin discusses the evolving attitudes of the Jews towards military force and the use thereof.
February 25th, 2020 | 37 mins 34 secs
belarussians, gulag, hitler, jews, katyn, poland, poles, stalin
Tim Bucknall discusses the destruction and rebuilding of the Polish borderlands and its community in WWII and beyond.
February 4th, 2020 | 39 mins 40 secs
antinatalism, mars, religion, science, transgender
Rabbi Tzvi Kilov discusses the great potential of technology to reach into the beyond, the world of spirits and souls and God.
August 26th, 2019 | 47 mins 8 secs
Joseph and I discuss the relevance of Russel Kirk, LA city traditions present and (possibly) future, and why Hispanic Americans are not the bogeyman the right claims it to be.
August 19th, 2019 | 47 mins 28 secs
Nathaniel discusses the past and present of cities and how to get around them, with an emphasis on Uber, Lyft, and other technological proposals.
August 5th, 2019 | 36 mins 21 secs
Zeke Webster discusses the good, the bad, and the crazy of being a public defender in the US.
July 22nd, 2019 | 48 mins 59 secs
Dr. Nehemia Stern discusses the challenges and nuances in taking religion and Israeli settlers seriously as a scholarly subject and as part of Israeli society.
July 8th, 2019 | 41 mins 42 secs
In this episode, I and Building Boys website creator Jennifer Fink discuss some of the most common misunderstandings of how and why boys do what they do, and positive ways to adapt and help them grow into good men.
July 1st, 2019 | 1 hr 9 mins
Andrew Koss and I discuss the fate and struggles of the Jews of the Russian Empire, using the community of Vilna (Vilnius) as an example.