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Ducksnort is a baseball podcast that approaches the game in a light-hearted but analytical way -- in other words, an antidote to hot take-style sports commentary. With tonal cousins that range from Ball Four to Baseketball, Ducksnort is made for fans looking to be both entertained and informed. Hosted by comedians and featuring expert guests, every episode of Ducksnort is a freewheeling discussion on the latest happenings, long history, weird quirks, crazy stats, and best stories of America’ ...
 
Mitch McCracken has been a part of Memphis radio since the early seventies. This podcast started as a series of articles McCracken wrote for the Examiner about Memphis musicians. It started with the death of Jim Dickenson, with him died a lot of great stories. Before long, Willie Mitchell was also gone taking his stories with him. There was no documentation of their stories, and Mitch wanted to do that, document the stories of Memphis music and musicians. After writing several articles on pe ...
 
Anchored is published by the Classic Learning Test. The show features CEO Jeremy Tate engaging in conversations with leading thinkers on issues at the intersection of education and culture, as well as headline news in the world of education. New discussions every Thursday. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.
 
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Jon Balsbaugh, President of Trinity Schools, joins Jeremy to discuss the important distinction that separates schooling from an education striving for "human awakening." Jeremy and Jon also discuss C.S. Lewis' vision of education, his understanding of the troubling trajectory of education, and the importance of the training of affections. Jon furth…
 
CREED is a band that still stands tall in Memphis music even after more than 40 years. Their one album, CREED, released in 1978, offers Southern-edged hard rock that has a slight AOR flavor thanks to the keyboard magic of Hal Butler. “Firecracker” and “Time and Time Again” are standouts. While Steve Ingle had all the drawing power any band would ne…
 
Frank Bruni of The New York Times once dubbed St. John's College the "most contrarian college in America." On this episode, St. John's College President Pano Kanelos joins Jeremy to discuss the history of the school (one of the oldest colleges in the U.S.) and the academic reorientation that took place there in the early 20th century, one inspired …
 
This week, my guest is a second-generation Memphis musician. His Uncle Johnny had a few hits in the early ‘60s, including “You’re Sixteen”. His father, Dorsey Burnette, wrote songs like “It’s Late” for Ricky Nelson. Billy has recorded his own solo material and was with Fleetwood Mac for almost a decade. He has also toured with John Fogerty and Bob …
 
Keith Nix, Head of School at Veritas in Richmond, VA, joins Jeremy with Sam Davis, a Veritas student. On this episode, Keith discusses the history of Veritas School, the beginnings of its historic campus in Richmond, and its mission in classical education. The conversation moves to architecture and its relation to learning—how does physical space i…
 
When I saw the recent purchase of Sun Records by Primary Wave, it reminded me of a conversation I had with an early Sun session man. As it turns out, there wasn’t just one Jerry Lee at Sun. There were two. I’m talking about “Honky Tonk” piano session man Jerry Lee “Smoochy” Smith. Smoochy has some great stories to tell about what The Stage Stop in …
 
Note: This is Part 2 of our conversation with Dr. West. Cornel West begins this episode by responding to a question from the producer: has the advancement of technology created a culture in which the desire for wisdom is supplanted by the demand for instant access to information? He also discusses modern conceptions of identity and the way in which…
 
Bobby Whitlock was born in Arkansas but spent his teen years living in Millington and hanging out at some Memphis recording studios. In fact, he found himself in the Stax studio where Sam and Dave were recording “I Thank You.” You can hear Bobby supplying some of the handclaps on that record. Bobby went on to be the first white artist to be signed …
 
Note: This is Part 1 of our conversation with Dr. West. Renowned public philosopher Dr. Cornel West joins Jeremy to share his insight into the current cultural moment and efforts to remove the Classics from school curricula. He discusses his famous friendship with Princeton's Robert P. George and highlights the troubles that arise when friendships …
 
This week’s Memphis Music Inner View is the conclusion of my conversation with Pat and Susanne Taylor. Once again, you can hear the love between them that was so apparent in last week’s episode. Listen for Pat to mention Missouri, Susanne jumps in and teases him. If you listen closely, you can hear Pat give Susanne a raspberry before explaining his…
 
Note: This is Part 2 of an episode co-release detailing responses to the #DisruptTexts movement which caught national attention. Meghan Cox Gurdon is an author and weekly columnist for The Wall Street Journal, where she writes on children's books. Her recent op-ed in the WSJ, entitled "Even Homer Gets Mobbed," outlined efforts by the group #Disrupt…
 
Note: This is Part 1 of an episode co-release detailing responses to the #DisruptTexts movement which caught national attention. As Superintendent of Schools for the Boston Archdiocese, Thomas Carroll joins Jeremy to discuss the challenges that he faced in his new role during a global pandemic. Amid public statements by Massachusetts' three largest…
 
Season 2 of the Memphis Music Inner View Podcast continues with episode 2, my conversation with Pat and Susanne Jerome Taylor. I worked hard to get this interview. Our mutual friend, Freddy Tate helped make it happen. I wanted the Taylors to share their story with the whole world. It is one of the most loving and respectful stories in the history o…
 
Dr. Greg Thompson is the Executive Director of Voices Underground, an initiative to build a national memorial to the Underground Railroad, and he is a Research Fellow in African American Cultural Heritage at Lincoln University. He joins Jeremy to discuss his recent response to Rod Dreher's new book Live Not By Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissident…
 
My guest this week is Gary Talley of the Box Tops. Gary was an original member and then went on to tour and record with some of the greatest recording artists of the time. I'm talking about people like Billy Preston, Willie Nelson, Dr. John, Tim McGraw, and Tammy Wynette, to name a few. Gary tells the story of the Box Tops. He also talks about the …
 
LCDR Ali Ghaffari is an F/A-18 pilot, Associate Director of the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the United States Naval Academy, and the founder of Divine Mercy Academy, a classical liberal arts school formed in the Catholic tradition. He joins Jeremy to discuss his academic journey and the educational experiences that led him to not onl…
 
An examination of the current moment demonstrates that the United States is mired in a social crisis which is intensifying political polarization. What role do institutions play in staving off further discord? Yuval Levin is the founding editor of National Affairs and the Director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at the American Ente…
 
Spencer Klavan is associate editor of the Claremont Review of Books and The American Mind. As host of the increasingly popular Young Heretics podcast, he engages his audience with the wealth of wisdom found in the great works of Western culture, albeit with one caveat—identity politics are checked at the door. Spencer joins Jeremy to discuss cancel…
 
Dr. Angel Adams Parham is the Rev. Joseph H. Fichter Distinguished Professor of Social Science and Associate Professor of Sociology at Loyola University-New Orleans, where her work focuses on the comparative and historical sociology of race. In this episode, she talks with Jeremy about her dual role as a college professor and a Classical homeschool…
 
Why do students at Brown University want to tear down statues of Marcus Aurelius and Caesar Augustus? Italian journalist Alessandra Bocchi has reported from Hong Kong, Libya, and across Europe, and she is currently the Joseph Rago Memorial Fellow at The Wall Street Journal. She joins Jeremy to discuss her recent WSJ op-ed, "Ancient History Isn't Co…
 
Is there sufficient viewpoint diversity in K-12 education today? Daniel Buck is a teacher and freelance author who has written for such publications as National Review, City Journal, The American Mind, Quillette, and others. He joins Jeremy to discuss the questions that he began asking as a school teacher which led him to not only change his person…
 
Dr. Anthony Bradley, professor of religious studies and director of the Center for the Study of Human Flourishing at The King’s College NYC, joins Jeremy to discuss the problem with overcriminalization and why criminal justice reforms have often proven difficult—he discusses the ways in which civic institutions can avert people's continued entry in…
 
Machiavelli and the merciless use of power is oftentimes used to illustrate Renaissance political philosophy. Dr. James Hankins, professor of history at Harvard University and one of the foremost authorities on Renaissance political thought, joins Jeremy to discuss how his book Virtue Politics challenges the common portrayal of Machiavelli as the e…
 
I went to high school with this week’s guest on the Memphis Music InnerView Podcast. Ron Hall started “collecting” (albums, Memphis music memorabilia, all kinds of stuff) when he was in high school. I was aware that Ron was collecting and selling albums at the Flea Market, but in 2001 my good friend, Steve Johnston, told me about a great new book h…
 
The issue of free speech on campus has become an increasingly visible debate for higher education. Dr. Sigal Ben-Porath (University of Pennsylvania professor, fellow at Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, and former chair of Penn's Committee on Open Expression) joins Jeremy to discuss what she has found to be the most common misconceptions…
 
You can’t have a conversation about Memphis Music without today’s guests’ name coming up. Reba Russell is a published songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, backing vocalist, bandleader, and producer, as well as a touring and recording artist. Reba Russell and her band tour the United States and Europe and have released 8 Independent Albums. If you have …
 
Dr. Louis Markos, an authority on C. S. Lewis and a professor in English at Houston Baptist University, joins Jeremy Tate to discuss his new book The Myth Made Fact: Reading Greek and Roman Mythology through Christian Eyes. Dr. Markos discusses how a famous conversation between J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis inspired him to write a book which seeks …
 
Andrew Zwerneman, president of Cana Academy, joins Jeremy Tate to discuss his new book History Forgotten and Remembered. Andrew discusses the reasons why society has grown out of the habit of thinking historically. He also touches on why thinking historically should involve the concept of living between "two great acts of giving"—that of being give…
 
This week’s show is my conversation with Robby Turner and what an Inner View it was. Robby has toured with the Highwaymen, Waylon Jennings, the Dixie Chicks, and he has worked with Sam Phillips, Chips Moman, Reggie Young, Tony Joe White, and Sun Records, to name a few. Although he is known for his steel guitar playing, he also plays drums, bass gui…
 
What does it mean to be happy? Is modern society only concerned with the superficial trappings of happiness? Dr. Jennifer Frey, professor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina and former collegiate professor in Humanities at the University of Chicago, joins Jeremy in a discussion on why the social sciences' attempts at quantifying happi…
 
The Memphis Music InnerView Podcast this week is Singer, Songwriter, and producer Dan Penn. Dan wrote hit songs for The Box Tops, Conway Twitty, James and Bobby Purify, and many more. He worked with American Studios, Ardent, and Fame. He also had his own studio, Beautiful Sounds, in east Memphis. This is a fun and interesting interview. We had fun …
 
As the daughter of immigrants and herself an Oxford student, Katharine Birbalsingh entered a program in which she encouraged inner-city students onto a path toward Oxford themselves. In that role, she found her love for teaching and was eventually asked to speak at the Conservative Party conference (where her speech gained more views than the UK's …
 
Danny Jones is a producer/engineer who has worked in three major music cities, Memphis, Muscle Shoals, and New Orleans. He has worked on some incredible projects. I really enjoyed this interview; Danny has worked with some friends and a few I wish I knew better. This is a very interesting interview. If you have heard the podcast and would like to r…
 
What underpins a worthwhile college education? This is the question that the What Will They Learn? College Rankings, published by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), seeks to answer. Dr. Michael Poliakoff, president of ACTA, joins Jeremy in a discussion on why a new college guide was needed: the failure of many colleges to provide a…
 
Anika Prather, professor in the Classics department at Howard University and founder of The Living Water School, joins Jeremy to discuss the journey that led her to become an advocate of classical education. Dr. Prather details her time at St. John's College and how that experience led her to shift her educational research focus to the history of c…
 
Today’s podcast is my conversation with a Memphis Music icon, John Fry of Ardent Studios. From my 2014 interview with John, who was involved with Memphis music for decades. John talks about Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Big Star and their contribution to Memphis music. We also talk about when Ardent broadcast live shows over FM100, …
 
Corey DeAngelis, Director of School Choice at the Reason Foundation, joins Jeremy to discuss the key issues at stake in the growing school choice movement. He provides insight into the pandemic's significance for the expansion of educational options while elaborating on the benefit of education dollars funding students over systems. He also discuss…
 
Good Morning Facebook, today the Podcast is with a man I have great respect for. He, like almost every American male in the ’60s, was in a garage band. His band was formed in Greenwood, MS, but he recorded and lived in Memphis for a while. Sid Herring and his band became well known in the midsouth. He looked like Peter Noone (Herman) of Herman’s He…
 
Jessica Hooten Wilson, Louise Cowan Scholar in Residence at the University of Dallas, joins Jeremy to discuss cancel culture's impact on the influential author Flannery O'Connor (as well as on literature in general) and elaborates on her work in preparing O’Connor’s unfinished novel Why Do the Heathen Rage? for publication. Additionally, Prof. Hoot…
 
It's Monday, so here is my new podcast. This is my conversation with "Memphis Boy" piano player Bobby Wood. Bobby talks about the first time he met Elvis and it wasn't while recording with him at American Studios. He also talks about his current gig in the Garth Brooks recording band. Great interview, check it out. If you have heard the podcast and…
 
“The Memphis music story that you’ve never heard.” Shoe: A Memphis Music Legacy. Memphis musicians, singers, songwriters, engineers, and producers reunite to remember and record their days at Shoe Productions. This underground studio was about to be left out of Memphis Music History. In this episode of Memphis Music InnerView, I talk with Andy Blac…
 
Recently, The Princeton Review ranked the University of Dallas (UD) highly in its index of student happiness. President Thomas Hibbs joins Jeremy to discuss why UD students are among America’s happiest college students—and it has nothing to do with gourmet cafeterias or rock climbing walls. Dr. Hibbs also explores the implications of eroding trust …
 
George Klein is much more than a friend of Elvis Presley. He was one of the first DJ's in Memphis to play rock and roll on the radio, before Elvis. That was just the beginning of what George would do for Memphis, music wise. He became one of the most famous disc jockeys in Memphis history. He had the RKO "Boss" jock sound down when he was at WHBQ. …
 
Influential scholar and Princeton University professor Robert P. George joins Jeremy for a discussion on the consequences of society’s abandonment of liberal arts education, the deeper streams of thought that informed the American Founding and what that means for building unity (to include discussion of the upcoming E Pluribus Unum lecture series j…
 
It bothers me that for so long, George Klein has been seen as just Elvis' friend. George is an innovator and an ambassador to Memphis music. He has helped bring Memphis music to the world and the world of music to Memphis. George Klein is much more than a friend of Elvis Presley. He was one of the first DJ's in Memphis to play rock and roll on the …
 
Greg and Wayland are back to discuss the fallout from the Astros cheating scandal, including the firings of A.J. Hinch, Alex Cora, Carlos Beltran, and Jeff Luhnow. We contrast their rule-breaking to the steriod era and compare the resulting actions from MLB. Plus we look at 6 takeaways from the biggest moves of the offseason. See acast.com/privacy …
 
Greg and Wayland look back on the end of the 2019 World Series, including their EXTREMELY wrong opinion from May that the Nats were done. We also look ahead to the free agencies of Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, and Anthony Rendon, and discuss the Cubs’ David Ross hiring. Plus we consider the end of a decade of baseball: what will we remember from…
 
With only three teams left in the hunt for the 2019 World Series, Greg and Wayland discuss whether the Nationals have a shot against the superior-on-paper Astros and Yankees. Plus: is it a mistake that both AL teams are going with a bullpen game in Game 6 instead of turning to Gerrit Cole or Luis Severino on short rest? Then we talk about whether J…
 
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