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!
February 28th, 2022 | 32 mins 31 secs
Professor David Bernstein discusses the legal thinking of an often misunderstood Supreme Court ruling, and the "road not taken" in constitutional jurisprudence.
February 21st, 2022 | 36 mins 31 secs
Professor Wayne Hsieh discusses the importance and struggles of the American Army throughout our era, including funding, training, and different kinds of missions.
February 7th, 2022 | 50 mins 22 secs
Dr. Bob Hutton discusses the politics, society and economy of Appalachia in the Gilded and Progressive Ages.
January 31st, 2022 | 52 mins 15 secs
Dr. Brian Cervantez discusses the diversity and change, ethos and mythos of Gilded and Progressive Age Texas.
January 19th, 2022 | 42 mins 44 secs
cities, gilded age, midwest, politics, race
Dr. Miles Smith discusses how Protestant America went from elation at the end of the Civil War to dread over their future at the end of WWI.
January 10th, 2022 | 1 hr 2 mins
antisemitism, higher education, politics, protestantism, race
Professor Samuel Goldman discusses the rise, fall, and legacy of one of America's great self-appointed elites.
December 13th, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
1619 project, enlightenment, founding fathers
Dr. Jay Cost discusses the pros and cons of the Founding Fathers and the American experiment more generally.
November 22nd, 2021 | 44 mins 3 secs
Professor James Patterson discusses the challenges of conservative teachers and students in existing and potentially new universities.
November 8th, 2021 | 44 mins 59 secs
antigone, aristotle, just war theory, macintyre, obedience
Dr. Pauline Shanks Kaurin discusses the meaning and imperative of obedience and morality in a postmodern age.
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