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This podcast takes a hard look at modern life, and how to use reason as a springboard to improving our lives. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/johnspaldingpodcast/support
 
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The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour is a one-hour, weekly radio show/podcast advancing the efforts of Hillsdale College in radiating its knowledge and teaching to the world outside of campus. Listeners will hear the arguments and debates that make up the liberal arts education and will experience the learning and teaching that happens on campus. Hosted by Scot Bertram.
 
This podcast series exposes how one man's personal agenda restricting narcotics led to the proliferation of opioids and the prohibition of cannabis. Find out by tuning in to Episode 1 and follow along as we unfold the untold cannabis conspiracy. New episodes are released on Monday mornings.
 
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With Vladimir Bukovsky VLADIMIR BUKOVSKY, Dissident, Author and Activist, New Book, to be published in English soon, Judgement in Moscow, Member of the International Advisory Council of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Neurophysiologist, Senior fellow of the CATO Institute, 2001 Recipient of the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom award ...…
 
Topics: Religious freedom, Chester A. Arthur, history of paper, and an honored Hillsdale alumnus.Scot Bertram talks with Korey Maas, Hillsdale assistant professor of history, about the history of religious freedom. John Pafford discusses his recent book CHESTER A. ARTHUR: THE ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT. Hillsdale's Barbara Bushey takes us through the ...…
 
HAROLD RHODE, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, Former Turkish Desk Officer at the US Department of Defense, Author of Modern Islamic Warfare: An Ancient Doctrine Marches On (2017): Erdogan launches attach on Kurdish forces What motivated Trump to withdraw troops from Syria? Why Turkey should no longer be considered a U.S. ...…
 
DIANA WEST, Nationally syndicated columnist, Blogs at Dianawest.net, Author of Death of the Grown Up, American Betrayal and Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy: The Left’s use of defection and projection in the House New developments in the anti-Trump conspiracy Prospects of the impeachment inquiry JOE ...…
 
FRED FLEITZ, President and CEO Center for Security Policy, Former CIA analyst, Former Chief of Staff for Amb. John Bolton in the State Dept., Author of The Coming North Korea Nuclear Nightmare: What Trump Must to Reverse Obama’s Strategic Patience (2018): Ongoing effort by House Intel Committee to uncover whistleblower identity Recent developme ...…
 
DOUGLAS MURRAY, Best-selling author of five books, Latest book: The Madness of Crowds, Associate Editor at The Spectator: The fundamental transformation of Europe Implications of the political correctness agenda Who is waging the recent cultural battles? (PART TWO): The weaponization of intersectional politics Dissecting the agendas of Reps. Il ...…
 
DAVID GOLDMAN, Spengler columnist for Asia Times and PJ Media: Display of new drones during China’s 70th Anniversary military parade Xi Jinping’s speech this week Possible outcomes of Hong Kong protests DOUG FEITH, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, former undersecretary of Defense for Policy during the Bush Administration: Context of the I ...…
 
Topics: Impeachment, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the rise and fall of the Roman Republic, and Louisa May Alcott.Scot Bertram talks with Mollie Hemingway, senior journalism fellow at Hillsdale, about the push for impeachment and recent stories regarding Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Hillsdale's Ken Calvert discusses the rise and fall of the Roman Republ ...…
 
JOHN ROSSOMANDO, Senior Counterterrorism Analyst at the Investigative Project on Terrorism: Why Turkey should no longer be considered a U.S. ally Erdogan’s support for sharia supremacist operations The Muslim Brotherhood in America JAMES FANELL, Retired from US Navy in 2015 concluding 30 year career as a naval intelligence officer specializing ...…
 
FRED FLEITZ, President and CEO Center for Security Policy, Former CIA analyst, Former Chief of Staff for Amb. John Bolton in the State Dept., Author of The Coming North Korea Nuclear Nightmare: What Trump Must to Reverse Obama’s Strategic Patience (2018): Why we must question the whistleblower’s motives Sign of a partisan bias in complaint? Val ...…
 
BRAD THAYER, Professor of International Security Studies a Tallinn University, Has worked for the U.S. Department of Defense, the Rand Corporation and served as a senior analyst for the National Institute for Public Policy: 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China How the U.S. has successively propped up the Chinese Communist Party Wh ...…
 
HANS VON SPAKOVSKY, Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation, Former Member of the Federal Election Commission: Alleged improper conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Democrats announce formal impeachment inquiry of Trump How Joe Biden abu ...…
 
Topics: Identity politics, Hong Kong, and master plots.Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale's Mickey Craig about identity politics. Claudia Rosett has spent time on the ground reporting on the protests in Hong Kong. She shares what she has seen and heard. And Hillsdale's Dwight Lindley returns for his occasional series on basic literary concepts, ...…
 
RUSS DALLEN, President & Editor in Chief at The Latin American Herald Tribune, Head of the international investment bank, Caracas Capital Markets, Served as President of Venezuela’s “The Daily Journal”: The demise of Venezuela at the hands of Maduro Consequences of Russia’s propping up of the Maduro regime The invoking of the Rio Treaty DIANA W ...…
 
DR. HAROLD RHODE, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, Former Turkish Desk Officer at the US Department of Defense, Author of Modern Islamic Warfare: An Ancient Doctrine Marches On (2017): President Trump’s remarks at the UN General Assembly The disconnect between the people of Iran and their leadership Why Iran is one of the ...…
 
FRED FLEITZ, President and CEO Center for Security Policy, Former CIA analyst, Former Chief of Staff for Amb. John Bolton in the State Dept., Author of The Coming North Korea Nuclear Nightmare: What Trump Must to Reverse Obama’s Strategic Patience (2018): Anti-Semitism, Defending Israel and the Trump Administration Panel The rise of anti-Semiti ...…
 
ANNE KORIN, Co-Author with Gal Luft of De-Dollarization: The revolt against the dollar and the rise of a new financial world order, Co-Director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security: An overview of the Set America Free coalition Innovative ideas for enhancing America’s security posture Why diversifying our reliance on oil is crit ...…
 
CAROLINE GLICK, Center for Security Policy’s Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs, Director of the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s Israel Security Project: What prompted Iranian attacks on Saudi oil facilities? How should the U.S. respond to Iran’s escalating aggressions? Prospects for a Saudi-UAE-Israel coalition to counter Tehran ...…
 
Topics: Hillsdale College's new graduate school in D.C., McCarthy on "A New Conservative Agenda," separation of powers in the Constitution, and what it takes to complete an Ironman Triathlon.Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, dean of the new Van Andel Graduate School of Government, about the launch of the program. Daniel McCarthy, editor ...…
 
GREGORY WRIGHTSTONE, Author of Inconvenient Facts: The Science That Al Gore Doesn’t Want You to Know, Geologist for 35 years: The nature of the climate change that is taking place Are climate variations extraordinary in relation to earth’s history? (PART TWO): Is the current warming trend significant? Natural factors that give rise to climate c ...…
 
FRED FLEITZ, President and CEO Center for Security Policy, Former CIA analyst, Former Chief of Staff for Amb. John Bolton in the State Dept., Author of The Coming North Korea Nuclear Nightmare: What Trump Must to Reverse Obama’s Strategic Patience (2018): Real challenges within the U.S. intelligence community We must defend the integrity of the ...…
 
BILL GERTZ, Author of Deceiving the Sky – Inside China’s Drive for Global Supremacy (2019), Senior editor at the Washington Free Beacon, Inside the Ring columnist at the Washington Times: The reality of the Chinese threat The functioning of the Chinese Communist Party Xi Jinping’s long-term global ambitions (PART TWO): Why America’s engagement ...…
 
ROBERT SPALDING, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, Author of Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept (Avaliable October 1, 2019), Former Special Assistant to the U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, Former Military Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations, Former Chief China strategist for the chairman of the Joint Ch ...…
 
JAMES HASSON, Contributor to Washington Examiner’s Confidential Blog, Former Army Captain and Afghanistan veteran, Author of Stand Down: How Social Justice Warriors Are Sabotaging America’s Military: Dissecting the question “what is the military for?” Implications of the social engineering of U.S. military forces (PART TWO): The Obama administr ...…
 
Gerrymandering decisions from the Supreme Court, China & Economic Warfare, and Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICEScot Bertram talks with Hillsdale's Paul Moreno about the recent SCOTUS decision on gerrymandering and the history of how the Court has handled the issue. Roger Robinson from the Prague Security Studies Institute joins the show to dis ...…
 
Topics: Minimum wage proposals, Mary Grabar's DEBUNKING HOWARD ZINN, fast radio bursts, and Dennis Prager on American greatness.Scot Bertram talks with Charles Steele, Associate Professor of Economics at Hillsdale, about the minimum wage and proposals by Democrats to change the current law. Mary Grabar joins us to discuss her new book DEBUNKING ...…
 
Topics: A look back the the most recent Supreme Court term, Andy McCarthy's BALL OF COLLUSION, and Montesquieu.Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale's Adam Carrington for one last look back on the opinions issued during the most recent U.S. Supreme Court term. Andrew McCarthy discusses his new book BALL OF COLLUSION. And Hillsdale's Khalil Habib he ...…
 
Topics: Christianity in Politics, California's new ballot access law, the Trivium, & the opioid crisis in West Virginia.Scot Bertram talks with John Grant, associate professor of politics, about his class covering Christianity in politics. Derek Muller, Hillsdale graduate and now Pepperdine professor of law, discusses California's new ballot ac ...…
 
Topics: Methanol poisoning at resorts, Richard Nixon AFTER THE FALL, journalism around the time of the founding, & SPARTA'S FIRST ATTIC WARScot Bertram talks to Hillsdale chemistry professor Courtney Meyet about a spate of apparent methanol poisonings at vacation spots. Kasey S. Pipes discusses his latest book AFTER THE FALL on Richard Nixon's ...…
 
In this episode I discuss Happy Nihilism with a friend named Peter. The conversation took place in London. You’ll have to forgive the sound quality. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/johnspaldingpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/johnspaldingpodcast/support
 
Topics: The science of beer, Dwight Eisenhower's faith, artificial intelligence, and defending the Electoral College.Scot Bertram is joined by Chris Hamilton, professor of chemistry at Hillsdale, to talk about the science of beer. Alan Sears & Craig Osten, co-authors of THE SOUL OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT, talk about the faith of Dwight Eisenhowe ...…
 
Topics: Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister of Britain, America's voters rolls, poetic genre, and Hillsdale College's Churchill Project.Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale president Larry Arnn about Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister of Britain and what's next for Brexit. Mark Hemingway of Real Clear Investigations identifies a problem w ...…
 
Topics: Roman models for our Founders, nuclear power, Shakespeare's KING LEAR, & a new Hillsdale online course of the book of Genesis.Scot Bertram is joined by Hillsdale professor of ancient history, Ken Calvert, to discuss Roman models of government that to which our Founders looked. John Steele Gordon tries to answer why the left refuses to e ...…
 
Topics: Supreme Court justice rotation, AMERICAN RESTORATION, Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, & a new book on Justice Stephen Field.Scot Bertram is joined by Hillsdale's Paul Moreno to analyze the idea or rotating Supreme Court justices on and off the court. Timothy Goeglein digs into his new book AMERICAN RESTORATION. Hillsdale English pr ...…
 
In this episode of the podcast I talk about three meditation apps. Having purchased premium subscriptions to each, and having spent at least six months using these apps, I have a pretty fair sense of them. But there's a lot more to the business of meditation apps than personal preferences. These are businesses, and not all of them are as zen as ...…
 
Topics: JUSTICE ON TRIAL, part two of Shakespeare's Roman plays, and a Hillsdale alumnus discusses criminal justice reforms in Ohio.Scot Bertram talks with Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino, co-authors of the new book JUSTICE ON TRIAL: THE KAVANAUGH CONFIRMATION AND THE FUTURE OF THE SUPREME COURT. Hillsdale associate professor of politics K ...…
 
I sit under a tree in sunny London and pontificate on the role "feel good" chemicals play in how we eat. This is a bit of a departure from the usual subjects, but relevant never-the-less. This episode is also notable for the amount of birdsong in the background. I decided not to edit out these lovely chirping noises, nor the sound of the citysc ...…
 
Topics: The Declaration of Independence, Warren Harding & Presidential rankings, the American Founding, & Hilldale's 2019 Commencement.Scot Bertram is joined by Hillsdale's Matt Spalding to discuss the Declaration and its relevance today. David Harsanyi of The Federalist defends Warren Harding and questions what qualities make a great president ...…
 
Ever wonder what makes someone a complete asshole? Sometimes it can be explained by how they "otherize" others--that is, they employ language and attitudes to distance a person (or culture) from themselves. Sometimes otherization is found in immigration policies, sometimes in cafes. So what is it? How do we fix this? Can we fix it? Interesting, ...…
 
Topics: SCOTUS decisions, REASON, FAITH, & THE STRUGGLE FOR WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Shakespeare's Roman plays, public service.Scot Bertram is joined by Hillsdale assistant professor of politics Adam Carrington to break down the Gamble and Gundy rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court. Samuel Gregg of the Acton Institute discusses his new book REASON, F ...…
 
John reads Immanuel Kant's electrifying essay about enlightenment. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/johnspaldingpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/johnspaldingpodcast/support
 
Topics: The partisan press, Robby Soave's PANIC ATTACK, American Gothic, & The Churchill Project at Hillsdale College.Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, director of Hillsdale's journalism department, about the return of the partisan press. Robby Soave of Reason joins the show to discuss his new book PANIC ATTACK: YOUNG RADICALS IN THE AGE ...…
 
In this episode, I provide an introduction to Schopenhauer, as well as a reading from his Essays and Aphorism. Here, Schopenhauer provides a description of consciousness that lands squarely in the realm of panpsychism and Buddhism. Schopenhauer is generally considered a pessimist, which is surprising in light of the existence of Nietzsche. At a ...…
 
Topics: Electric vehicle tax credits. Lawrence Mead's BURDENS OF FREEDOM, plot as a literary device, and what role religious faith should have in a judicial confirmation process.Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale economics professor Gary Wolfram about the potential phase-out of EV tax credits. Lawrence Mead explains his new book BURDENS OF FREED ...…
 
Encore presentation. This episode is one of the most listened-to episodes over the past year. Also, there will be a second part coming soon. Nietzsche was Nihilist-in-Chief of the nineteenth century. He viewed consciousness as "superfluous" and rather overrated. Today I will present a brief reading from The Will to Power --- Send in a voice mes ...…
 
Topics: The Helium Shortage, Myron Magnet's CLARENCE THOMAS AND THE LOST CONSTITUTION, Jane Austen's NORTHANGER ABBEY, and the power of storytelling.Scot Bertram talks with Courtney Meyet, associate professor of chemistry at Hillsdale, about the helium shortage. Myron Magnet joins the show to discuss his new book CLARENCE THOMAS AND THE LOST CO ...…
 
Topics: Aristotle's ETHICS, Dennis Prager's THE RATIONAL BIBLE: GENESIS, Enzymes, and D.C. culture.On this week's episode, Scot Bertram is joined by Hillsdale president Dr. Larry Arnn to discuss the new online course offered by the college on Aristotle's ETHICS. Nationally syndicated radio host Dennis Prager talks about his recent book THE RATI ...…
 
In this episode, I state my belief about the idea of a creator. The purpose is to provide a reasonable defence of non-belief that does not necessary rely on religious bad-faith, or some other negative premise. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/johnspaldingpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/johnspaldingpodcast/su ...…
 
Topics: Abortion law, Tom Cotton's SACRED DUTY, Abraham Lincoln, and the American Battle Monuments Commission.On this episode Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale professor of history Paul Moreno about the recent history of abortion law in the United States. Sen. Tom Cotton joins us to discuss his new book, SACRED DUTY: A SOLDIER'S TOUR AT ARLINGT ...…
 
Nationally syndicated radio host and best-selling author Mark Levin joins Scot Bertram for a special episode of The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour. Mark discusses his new book, Unfreedom of the Press, out May 21.By Hillsdale College.
 
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