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TOPICS: The 1776 Curriculum, a history lesson on the Second Amendment, Christopher Dawson, & "Conservatism and Race"Host Scot Bertram talks with Dr. Kathleen O'Toole, Assistant Provost for K-12 Education at Hillsdale, about the release of The 1776 Curriculum. David Harsanyi, senior writer at National Review, discusses his recent essay, "The 1619 Pr…
 
TOPICS: A new children's book written by a Hillsdale professor, the erosion of American freedoms, & realism as a literary movement.Host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Mehan, Director of Academic Programs for Hillsdale in D.C. and Assistant Professor of Government, about his new children's book, THE HANDSOME LITTLE CYGNET. Myron Magnet, Editor-at-L…
 
TOPICS: Journalist Ring Lardner & the Black Sox scandal, Charles Murray's FACING REALITY, & the philosopher Marsilio Ficino.Host Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, Director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College, about journalist Ring Lardner and the Black Sox scandal of 1919. Charles Murray, W.H. Brady Scholar at the American Ente…
 
TOPICS: Constitution 101, media malpractice and "fact checking," & Victorian poet Matthew ArnoldHost Scot Bertram talks with Kyle Murnen, Director of Online Learning at Hillsdale College, to discuss the upcoming six-week study group on the free "Constitution 101" course. John Daniel Davidson, a Hillsdale graduate and Political Editor at The Federal…
 
TOPICS: The case against reparations, the life of Alexander the Great, and how to think about climate changeHost Scot Bertram talks with David Azerrad, Assistant Professor and Research Fellow at Hillsdale College’s Van Andel Graduate School of Government in Washington, D.C., about his recent essay at Newsweek, "Contra Reparations". Ken Calvert, fro…
 
TOPICS: The hidden costs of electric cars, the life of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, & Protestantism in AmericaHost Scot Bertram talks with Robert Norton, Vice President and General Counsel of Hillsdale College and former Assistant General Counsel at Mercedes/Chrysler, about the hidden costs of electric vehicles. Arthur Herman, historian and senior fello…
 
TOPICS: Political journalism and bias, discovering the wisdom of tradition in an age of chaos, and a look at the concept of definitionHost Scot Bertram talks with Mollie Hemingway, Senior Journalism Fellow at Hillsdale College, Senior Editor at The Federalist & Fox News Contributor, about some recent controversies regarding media coverage and how w…
 
TOPICS: The rise and legacy of American progressivism, a great moment in The Odyssey, & a Hillsdale alumnus spotlightHost Scot Bertram talks with Ronald J. Pestritto, Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Politics, and Charles and Lucia Shipley Chair in the American Constitution at Hillsdale College, about his new book AMERICA TRANSFORMED. Kell…
 
TOPICS: Keynesian economics, a new biography of Thomas Sowell, and liberal educationHost Scot Bertram talks with Charles Steele, Chairman of Economics, Business, and Accounting and Associate Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College about John Maynard Keynes and Keynesian economics. Jason Riley dives into MAVERICK, his new biography of one of Ame…
 
TOPICS: The 1776 Commission reconvenes, how the Apollo 1 tragedy helped put the U.S. on the moon, and a tour of Normandy American CemeteryHost Scot Bertram shares excerpts of a conversation among Dr. Larry Arnn, chairman of The 1776 Commission, Dr. Matthew Spalding, vice president of The 1776 Commission, and Dr. Carol Swain, vice chair of The 1776 …
 
On May 24, 2021, The 1776 Commission met at Hillsdale College’s Washington, D.C. campus to discuss civic education curricula, state civic education reform efforts, pending federal legislation and executive actions, and future activity of the Commission. Following the meeting, Dr. Matthew Spalding, executive director of The 1776 Commission, Dr. Larr…
 
TOPICS: New online course on Dante's DIVINE COMEDY, the Colorado baker whose case made it to the U.S. Supreme Court, raising chickens, and politics in HollywoodHost Scot Bertram talks with Stephen Smith, Dean of Humanities, Temple Family Chair in English Literature, and Professor of English at Hillsdale, who also serves as your instructor for the C…
 
TOPICS: Good poetics and good politics, the details of HR1, and Robert BrowningHost Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Mehan, Director of Academic Programs for Hillsdale in D.C. and Assistant Professor of Government, about the importance of good poetics to good politics. Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, describes the…
 
TOPICS: "50 Years of Reparations," THE EMPEROR'S SWORD, math as part of a liberal arts education, and Elizebeth Smith FriedmanHost Scot Bertram talks with Paul Moreno, William and Berniece Grewcock Chair in Constitutional History, Professor of History, & Dean of Social Sciences at Hillsdale, about his recent essay at RealClearPolicy, "50 Years of R…
 
TOPICS: Christianity in politics, the autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, the Humanist movement, & slanted journalismHost Scot Bertram talks with John Grant, Associate Professor and Chairman of Politics at Hillsdale, about Christianity in politics. Amity Shlaes, Chair of the Coolidge Foundation, discusses the new edition of THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CALVI…
 
TOPICS: Civic and moral virtues, religious liberty in crisis, and AESOP'S FABLESHost Scot Bertram talks with Will Morrisey, Professor Emeritus of Politics at Hillsdale College, about his recent essay titled "Civic and Moral Virtues, the American Way". Ken Starr discusses his new book, RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN CRISIS: EXERCISING YOUR FAITH IN AN AGE OF …
 
TOPICS: Reagan, the Great Communicator, identity politics and other afflictions of our time, & a continuing discussion of definitionHost Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, head of the Hillsdale College Dow Journalism Program, about Ronald Reagan as "The Great Communicator" and his career in media. Joshua Mitchell, professor of political theory…
 
TOPICS: Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech, the root causes of violent protests in the U.S., and "true crime" documentariesHost Scot Bertram talks with Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College, about the 75th anniversary of Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech. Mary Eberstadt discusses her essay, "The Fury of the Fatherless," looking at the r…
 
TOPICS: How baseball became big, why the Green New Deal is even worse than you think, Westward Expansion in America, & a Hillsdale alum shares his insightsHost Scot Bertram talks with Paul Moreno, a huge baseball fan who also serves as William and Berniece Grewcock Chair in Constitutional History, Professor of History, & Dean of Social Sciences at …
 
TOPICS: The nanny state, the future or artificial intelligence, the essays of Flannery O'Connor, & the philosophy of luckHost Scot Bertram talks with Paul Rahe, Professor of History & Chair in the Western Heritage at Hillsdale, about the origins of the "nanny state" and attempts to roll it back. Brian Christian, author of THE MOST HUMAN HUMAN discu…
 
TOPICS: The 1776 Report, political correctness and higher education, and the Hillsdale French Study Abroad programHost Scot Bertram talks with Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College & chairman of the 1776 Commission, about the expanded release of the 1776 REPORT and how listeners might find it useful. Williams College Professor of Political Sci…
 
TOPICS: Hillsdale's new online mathematics course, Lincoln and "'Anti-Racism," Alfred, Lord Tennyson, & Big Tech and political manipulationHost Scot Bertram talks with Thomas Treloar, Chairman and Professor of Mathematics at Hillsdale, about the College's new online course on mathematics and logic. Ken Masugi, Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institu…
 
TOPICS: The legacy of Rush Limbaugh, leaving Seattle for Texas, and John Henry NewmanHost Scot Bertram talks with James Brandon, Chairman and Professor of Theatre at Hillsdale College, about the legacy left by the late Rush Limbaugh. Long-time Seattle talk radio host Kirby Wilbur discusses his decision to retire and move from the Pacific Northwest …
 
TOPICS: Challenging claims of “systemic racism,” lowered expectations in education, & Alexander the GreatHost Scot Bertram talks with David Azerrad, Assistant Professor and Research Fellow at Hillsdale College's Van Andel Graduate School of Government, about his recent essay titled, "On the Peculiar Character of American 'Racism'". Ian Rowe, reside…
 
TOPICS: Frederick Douglass the journalist, the CRISIS OF THE TWO CONSTITUTIONS, & discussing definitionHost Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, head of the Hillsdale College Dow Journalism Program, about Frederick Douglass the journalist. Charles Kesler, senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, shares insights from his new book, CRISIS OF THE …
 
TOPICS: The statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln, reforming the U.S. Agency for Global Media, & Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMHost Scot Bertram talks with Kevin Portteus, Professor of Politics and Director of American Studies at Hillsdale College, about the statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln, on this the 212th anniversary of his birth. Michael P…
 
TOPICS: The 1776 Commission and its report, why literature matters, & what Americanization does to JudaismHost Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Executive Director of the President's Advisory 1776 Commission, Vice President of Washington Operations, and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government, about the Commission and its report…
 
TOPICS: Federalist 51 & the separation of powers, LAST STANDS: WHY MEN FIGHT WHEN ALL IS LOST, Victorian poetry, and climate predictions for 2020 that went wrongHost Scot Bertram talks with Adam Carrington, Associate Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College, about Federalist 51 and the separation of powers in our Constitution. Michael Walsh joins…
 
TOPICS: Nationalism vs. cosmopolitanism, a response to the 1619 Project, Pico's Oration, and a Hillsdale alum digging for fossilsHost Scot Bertram talks with Khalil Habib, Associate Professor of Politics at Hillsdale, to define nationalism vs. cosmopolitanism. Peter Wood, author of the recent book 1620, provides a critical response to the 1619 Proj…
 
Topics: Roman models for our Founders, BIG TECH TYRANTS, & Act III of KING LEARScot Bertram is joined by Hillsdale professor of ancient history, Ken Calvert, to discuss Roman models of government to which our Founders looked. Floyd Brown, co-author of BIG TECH TYRANTS, outlines how Silicon Valley's practices addict teens, silence speech, and steal …
 
TOPICS: CRISPR technology, a defense of the founding with AMERICA ON TRIAL, and George Frideric Handel.Host Scot Bertram talks with Silas Johnson, Associate Professor of Biology at Hillsdale, about CRISPR technology and what promise it holds in the sciences. Robert R. Reilly provides a defense of the founding with his recent book AMERICA ON TRIAL. …
 
TOPICS: The Great Reset, sovereignty, nationalism, and the fate of freedom, films of Werner Herzog, and a Hillsdale alum now running the Intercollegiate Studies InstituteNOTE: This is the final episode of 2020. The next new show will be released on 1/8/21.Host Scot Bertram talks with Charles Steele, Chairman of Economics, Business, and Accounting a…
 
TOPICS: Hillsdale's new online course on civil rights in American history, myths and lesser-known facts about COVID-19, the German philosopher Robert Spaemann, and entrepreneurship in America.Host Scot Bertram talks with Paul Moreno, William and Berniece Grewcock Chair in Constitutional History and Professor of History at Hillsdale, to discuss the …
 
TOPICS: Election integrity & media meddling, AMERICA'S NEW DESTINY IN SPACE, and the politics of faith during the Cold WarHost Scot Bertram talks with Mollie Hemingway, Senior Journalism Follow at Hillsdale College, about election integrity and media meddling. Glenn Harlan Reynolds discusses his latest book AMERICA'S NEW DESTINY IN SPACE. And Hills…
 
TOPICS: Woke capitalism, LINCOLN AND THE AMERICAN FOUNDING, & Peter PanHost Scot Bertram talks with David Azerrad, Assistant Professor and Research Fellow at Hillsdale College’s Van Andel Graduate School of Government in Washington, D.C., about the concept of "woke capitalism" and why it's become so prevalent. Lucas Morel, Professor of Politics and…
 
TOPICS: Election analysis, contemplating a bookless future, and taking a virtual tour of Luxembourg American Cemetery Host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government, to get insight about what we should learn from the known results of last week's election…
 
TOPICS: The fall of the Berlin Wall, writing from America's backroads, The Reformation & Martin Luther, and Churchill myths.Host Scot Bertram talks with Fred Yaniga, Chairman and Associate Professor of German at Hillsdale College, about being in Germany for the fall of the Berlin Wall 31 years ago this week. Salena Zito, national political reporter…
 
TOPICS: Plans to restructure the Supreme Court, a biography of President Donald J. Trump, and a history of October surprises.Host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government, about his essay at RealClearPolicy, "Joe Biden’s Not-So-Secret Plan to Restructur…
 
TOPICS: American institutions & the 2020 Election, classical education, and the Fisk Museum of Natural History at Hillsdale CollegeHost Scot Bertram talks with Victor Davis Hanson, author, historian, and Distinguished Fellow in History at Hillsdale College, about how ideology is destroying American institutions and checks in on the 2020 election. H…
 
TOPICS: What is capitalism?, U.S. Supreme Court nominations, & pessimistic rhetoricHost Scot Bertram talks with Gary Wolfram, William Simon Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Director of Economics, and Professor of Political Economy at Hillsdale College, in an attempt to define capitalism and explain why some have an incorrect interpretation…
 
TOPICS: Identity politics and the 2020 race, Amy Coney Barrett, & the writings of G.K. ChestertonHost Scot Bertram talks with David Azerrad, Assistant Professor and Research Fellow at Hillsdale College's Van Andel Graduate School of Government in Washington, D.C., about how identity politics have influenced this year's politics. Jeff Pojanowski, fr…
 
TOPICS: 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, media & the future of journalism, the Magna Carta, & excerpts from Hillsdale College's 168th commencement address.Host Scot Bertram talks with Tim Dolch, Hillsdale assistant professor of physics, about the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. Christopher Bedford, senior editor with …
 
TOPICS: Nominating a Supreme Court justice, the moral imagination, and Sparta's Second Attic War.Host Scot Bertram talks with Mollie Hemingway, senior journalism fellow at Hillsdale College and co-author of JUSTICE ON TRIAL, about the process and politics of nominating a Supreme Court justice to the open seat. Dan Coupland, chairman and professor o…
 
TOPICS: Introduction to western philosophy, Gen. Robert E. Lee, & More's UTOPIA and socialismHost Scot Bertram talks with Nathan Schlueter, professor of philosophy and religion at Hillsdale College, about the new Hillsdale online course on western philosophy. Allen Guelzo, historian, author, and senior research scholar at Princeton University, join…
 
TOPICS: New shark fossil discovered, going inside the Washington establishment's never-ending war on Trump, & how American sports are letting down AmericaHost Scot Bertram talks with Anthony Swinehart, professor of biology at Hillsdale, about his discovery of a new shark fossil in Michigan. Byron York, chief political correspondent at the Washingto…
 
TOPICS: "The Stakes: America at the Point of No Return," Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises," and a Hillsdale professor who also is a member of a progressive rock band.Host Scot Bertram talks with Michael Anton, Lecturer in Politics and Research Fellow at Hillsdale in D.C., about his new book "The Stakes: America at the Point of No Return". Hillsdale …
 
TOPICS: Consequential national political conventions, the failure of Common Core, and Johann Sebastian Bach.Host Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale associate professor of politics Adam Carrington about the most notable and consequential political conventions in our nation's history. Ted Rebarber, CEO and founder of AccountabilityWorks, discusses a r…
 
TOPICS: National political conventions, rule of law in our American republic, & prepping teachers for the school yearHost Scot Bertram talks with Adam Carrington, assistant professor of politics at Hillsdale College, about the history of national political conventions. Roger Kimball, editor and publisher of The New Criterion and president and publi…
 
TOPICS: Preparing parents for school, getting America back to work, learning about Constantine, and training for/running ultramarathons.Host Scot Bertram talks with Kathleen O'Toole, assistant provost for K-12 education at Hillsdale College, about how parents can prepare for another unusual school year. Andy Puzder, former CEO of CKE Restaurants, d…
 
TOPICS: Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on religious liberty, Mike Gonzalez's THE PLOT TO CHANGE AMERICA, & Hillsdale In D.C.'s James Madison Fellowship for Young ProfessionalsHost Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale associate professor of politics, Adam Carrington, about recent decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court on the issues of religious lib…
 
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