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Guests: Scott Atlas, Ilya Shapiro, & Jared White Host Scot Bertram talks with Scott Atlas, Robert Wesson Senior Fellow in health care policy at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University and a fellow at Hillsdale College's Academy for Science and Freedom, about the Academy's recently released "Statement on the Ethical Principles of Public Health". Ilya Shapiro, senior fellow and director of constitutional studies at the Manhattan Institute, explains his recent essay in the Washington Examiner on the left's attempt to delegitimize the U.S. Supreme Court. And Jared White, Assistant Professor of Spanish at Hillsdale, tells us all about his puppetry troupe, Dragoncillo, and engaging young children in a foreign language.
Guests: Paul Moreno, Alexandra DeSanctis, & Kelly Scott Franklin Host Scot Bertram talks with Paul Moreno, Chair in Constitutional History and Professor of History at Hillsdale College, about his new book HOW THE COURT BECAME SUPREME: THE ORIGINS OF AMERICAN JURISTOCRACY. Alexandra DeSanctis, fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and co-author of the recent book TEARING US APART, provides an overview of the pro-life movement in the aftermath of the Dobbs opinion. And Kelly Scott Franklin, Associate Professor of English at Hillsdale, returns for another "Great Moment in the Great Books," this time from Dante's INFERNO.
Guests: Mollie Hemingway, James Brandon, & Richard Baris Host Scot Bertram talks with Mollie Hemingway, Senior Journalism Fellow at Hillsdale College and Editor-In-Chief of The Federalist, about Election integrity in the wake of her recent book RIGGED and media malpractice. James Brandon, Chairman and Professor of Theatre at Hillsdale, begins a short series on the history of American theatre. And we hear excerpts from a recent Hillsdale lecture given by Richard Baris, Director of Big Data Poll, answering the question "Is Polling Reliable Anymore?"
Guests: Matthew Spalding, Trent England, & Christopher Busch Host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government at Hillsdale in D.C., about the enduring themes of George Washington's Farewell Address on the 226th anniversary of its publication. Trent England, executive director of "Save Our States," updates us on the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an effort to eliminate the Electoral College. And Christopher Busch, Professor of English at Hillsdale, returns for a final segment in a series on American author Willa Cather.
Guests: Paul Hosmer, Marc Morano, & Elizabeth Fredericks Host Scot Bertram talks with Paul Hosmer, Chairman and Associate Professor of Physics at Hillsdale College, about teaching physics through the Founding Fathers. Marc Morano, publisher of ClimateDepot.com, joins us to discuss his new book THE GREAT RESET: GLOBAL ELITES AND THE PERMANENT LOCKDOWN. And Elizabeth Fredericks, Assistant Professor of English at Hillsdale, returns for a final installment in her series on modern Irish poetry.
This week's guests: Timothy Dolch, Titus Techera, & Larry P. Arnn Host Scot Bertram talks with Timothy Dolch, Associate Professor of Physics at Hillsdale College, about the incredible images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. Titus Techera, executive director of the American Cinema Foundation, reminds us of the forgotten anniversary of the release of DIRTY HARRY and what themes still resonate today. And Larry P. Arnn, President of Hillsdale College, talks with us about Aristotle and education.
This week's guests: Art Laffer, Mike Gonzalez, & Gary Wolfram Host Scot Bertram talks with famed economist Art Laffer about supply-side economics, incentives, and his new online course for Hillsdale College. Mike Gonzalez, senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, tells us why it's time to stop taxpayer money from flowing to PBS and NPR. And with President Biden's announcement this week on executive action regarding "student loan forgiveness," we listen back to a recent interview on the topic with Gary Wolfram, William Simon Professor of Economics and Public Policy & Director of Economics at Hillsdale.
This week's guests: Mark Kalthoff, Barry Strauss, Brian Wesbury With classes starting once again for K-12 and college students, host Scot Bertram talks with Mark Kalthoff, Professor & Chairman of History and Dean of Faculty at Hillsdale College, on the value of learning and the purpose of a liberal education. Historian Barry Strauss discusses his recent book THE WAR THAT MADE THE ROMAN EMPIRE: ANTONY, CLEOPATRA, AND OCTAVIAN AT ACTIUM. And we hear excerpts from a recent Hillsdale lecture delivered by economist Brian Wesbury titled "The Alternative to the Great Reset".
This week's guests: John J. Miller, John Agresto, & Samuel Russell Host Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, director of the Herbert H. Dow II Program in American Journalism at Hillsdale College, about the enduring relevance of George Orwell. John Agresto, long-time college professor and retired president of St. John's College, joins the show to discuss his new book THE DEATH OF LEARNING: HOW AMERICAN EDUCATION HAS FAILED OUR STUDENTS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT. And Samuel Russell, a 2008 graduate of Hillsdale, returns to campus to accept this year's Distinguished Alumnus Award for Achievement in Entrepreneurship.
TOPICS: Prudence in the post-Dobbs environment, Critical Race Theory and the progressive war on truth, & the Irish poets Katharine Tynan & Eavan Boland Host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government for Hillsdale College, about the post-Dobbs environment and the need for prudence in deliberations and legislating. Jonathan Butcher, Will Skillman Fellow in Education at the Heritage Foundation, previews his recent book SPLINTERED: CRITICAL RACE THEORY AND THE WAR ON TRUTH. And Elizabeth Fredericks, Assistant Professor of English at Hillsdale, returns for more of her series on modern Irish poetry, this time focusing on Katharine Tynan & Eavan Boland
TOPICS: LAND OF HOPE for young readers, a guide to pandemics, and the intersection of faith and science Host Scot Bertram talks with Wilfred McClay, Victor Davis Hanson Chair in Classical History and Western Civilization at Hillsdale College, about the new, two-part Young Readers' Edition of LAND OF HOPE. Steven Mosher, an internationally recognized authority on China, joins us to preview his new book THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT GUIDE TO PANDEMICS. And Matthew Young, Chairman and Associate Professor of Chemistry at Hillsdale College, guides us into the intersection of faith and science.
TOPICS: Benjamin Franklin as statesman, Kurt Schlichter's new book, & Willa Cather's frontier themes Host Scot Bertram talks with Kevin Slack, Associate Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College, to conclude a three-part series on Benjamin Franklin, focusing this time on Franklin as statesman. Kurt Schlichter of Townhall joins us to discuss his new book WE'LL BE BACK: THE FALL AND RISE OF AMERICA. And Christopher Busch, Professor of English at Hillsdale, continues his discussion of American writer Willa Cather, speaking of the frontier themes in her work.
TOPICS: Examining the Kennedy ruling from SCOTUS, THE RISE OF THE NEW PURITANS, the founding of Rome, & excerpts from Hillsdale's 2022 commencement address Host Scot Bertram talks with Adam Carrington, Associate Professor of Politics and William and Patricia LaMothe Chair in the U.S. Constitution, to analyze the Kennedy opinion recently handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court. Noah Rothman, Associate Editor of Commentary, tells us about his new book THE RISE OF THE NEW PURITANS: FIGHTING BACK AGAINST PROGRESSIVES' WAR ON FUN. Ken Calvert, Professor of History at Hillsdale, brings us back to the founding of Rome. And we hear excerpts from the 2022 commencement address at Hillsdale College, delivered by Jordan Peterson, professor of psychology at the University of Toronto and a clinical psychologist.
TOPICS: Student loan debt forgiveness plans, abortion's many harms & more on the life of the Renaissance scholar Erasmus Host Scot Bertram talks with Gary Wolfram, William Simon Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Hillsdale College, about recent proposals to eliminate some or all current student loan debt. Alexandra DeSanctis, a staff writer for National Review and a visiting fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, discusses her new book TEARING US APART: HOW ABORTION HARMS EVERYTHING AND SOLVES NOTHING and the post-Dobbs environment. And Korey Maas, Associate Professor of History at Hillsdale returns, to teach us more about the life and thinking of the Renaissance scholar Erasmus to mark the 486th anniversary of his death.
TOPICS: An analysis of the Dobbs opinion and Clarence Thomas in his own words In this special Supreme Court-themed episode of the program, host Scot Bertram talks with Adam Carrington, Associate Professor of Politics and William and Patricia LaMothe Chair in the U.S. Constitution, to analyze the Dobbs opinion on abortion recently handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court. Then Michael Pack joins the show to discuss his new book CREATED EQUAL: CLARENCE THOMAS IN HIS OWN WORDS.
TOPICS: Election integrity in the U.S., elements of film noir, and the wisdom of John Senior Host Scot Bertram talks with Mollie Hemingway, Senior Journalism Fellow at Hillsdale College and Editor-in-chief at The Federalist, about her recent book RIGGED, soon out in paperback. Eddie Muller, host of "Noir Alley" on Turner Classic Movies, tells us about the elements of film noir. And David Whalen, Associate Vice President for Curriculum and Professor of English at Hillsdale, discusses the wisdom and educational philosophy of John Senior.
TOPICS: The science of beer, a doctor shortage in the U.S., the Irish poet Seamus Heaney, and challenges to American liberty Host Scot Bertram talks with Christopher Hamilton, Professor of Chemistry and noted homebrewer, about the science behind beer. Sally Pipes, president, CEO, and the Thomas W. Smith fellow in healthcare policy at the Pacific Research Institute, discusses the doctor shortage in the U.S. and health care messaging ahead of the midterm elections. Elizabeth Fredericks, Assistant Professor of English at Hillsdale, returns for more of her series on modern Irish poetry, this time focusing on Seamus Heaney. And we hear excerpts from a Hillsdale lecture given by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on challenges to American liberty.
TOPICS: The Mont Pelerin Society, the fight against court packing, and an introduction to Willa Cather Host Scot Bertram talks with Charles Steele, Chairman of Economics, Business, and Accounting, and Associate Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College, about the first meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society, where he says the fight against big government started. U.S. Sen. Mike Lee discusses his new book SAVING NINE: THE FIGHT AGAINST THE LEFT'S AUDACIOUS PLAN TO PACK THE SUPREME COURT AND DESTROY AMERICAN LIBERTY. And Christopher Busch, Professor of English at Hillsdale, begins a short series on the life and work of American writer Willa Cather.
TOPICS: Electric vehicles and the electrical grid, THE STATE OF BLACK AMERICA, the decline of Realism, & a Hillsdale alumnus working in journalism. Host Scot Bertram talks with Robert Norton, Vice President and General Counsel of Hillsdale College and a former top-level legal executive of automakers, about the effect a mass adoption of electric vehicles could have on the grid and shortcomings of EVs in winter conditions. William B. Allen, resident scholar and former chief operating officer of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, discusses a new book he edited, THE STATE OF BLACK AMERICA: PROGRESS, PITFALLS, AND THE PROMISE OF THE REPUBLIC. Lorraine Murphy, Associate Professor of English at Hillsdale, returns for a final entry in her series on literary Realism. And Hillsdale grad Greg Corombos '97 discusses his work at Radio America and the "Three Martini Lunch" podcast and what lessons from college stay with him to this day.
TOPICS: A tour of Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, great statesmen as thinkers, & a new Hillsdale online course on C. S. Lewis Host Scot Bertram talks with Tom Conner, Professor Emeritus of History at Hillsdale and author of WAR AND REMEMBRANCE: THE STORY OF THE AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENT COMMISSION, who gives us a tour of Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in France. Daniel J. Mahoney joins the show to talk about his new book THE STATESMAN AS THINKER: PORTRAITS OF GREATNESS, COURAGE, AND MODERATION. And Kyle Murnen, Director of Online Learning at Hillsdale College, previews a new online course on C. S. Lewis and Christianity.
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