Thomassowell public
[search 0]
×
Best Thomassowell podcasts we could find (updated March 2020)
Best Thomassowell podcasts we could find
Updated March 2020
Join millions of Player FM users today to get news and insights whenever you like, even when you're offline. Podcast smarter with the free podcast app that refuses to compromise. Let's play!
Join the world's best podcast app to manage your favorite shows online and play them offline on our Android and iOS apps. It's free and easy!
More
show episodes
 
The Saving Elephants Podcast features engaging conversations about conservative values with a mercifully modern twist. Tired of political shock-talk and rank punditry on your radio and TV? Curious about what conservative thinkers of yesteryear had to say but don't have time to read some terribly long, boring book they wrote? Want to learn why conservatism still holds value for Millennials today? Join us as we re-ignite conservatism for Millennials!
 
Loading …
show series
 
The tables are turned in this special bonus episode as Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis is the interviewee in a conversation that was originally included in The End of History podcast. Podcaster JB Shreve conducted a series of interviews of Christians of various political persuasions to ask about their expectations and recommendations in the upcomi…
 
Let us begin with some unsettling facts: You will die someday. It is quite possible your death will be painful and frightening. For some, death comes tragically early and unexpectedly. For some, death comes much later and is fully expected, after years of the body and mind steadily deteriorating to the point vital organs no longer function. If you …
 
Civility is essential to civil society. It puts the "civil" in civilization and allows for a system of ordered liberty to flourish. But what do we do when political opponents refuse to behave with civility? Can civility become a weakness in the face of those willing to risk incivility to get their way? Is it possible to both fight for what we belie…
 
In Saving Elephants’ first ever cross-over podcast, Saving Elephants host is joined by Bill Roberts, host of the Departied podcast. Bill’s podcast delves into his decision to leave the Republican party amid his growing concerns with how the party’s values aligned with his Christian faith. Meanwhile, Josh, who is also a professing Christian, hosts a…
 
Josh and Bob continue their discussion from last week, further demystifying socialism. The episode opens with a three-minute clip of Leftist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) responding to a moderator’s questions in a recent townhall. Her brief clip encapsulates much of the socialist mindset Josh and Bob had discussed in Part 1. After re…
 
It’s no secret that younger Americans are increasingly drawn to socialism. But what is socialism? Do people who say they support socialism simply mean they want something other than what we have now, or do they have a firm grasp of socialist economic theory and complex vision of what a socialist America would look like? While some conservatives may…
 
Ever since William F. Buckley wrote his landmark book “God and Man at Yale” in the 1950s, conservatives have had a deep love/hate relationship with higher education. That relationship has only soured in recent decades with some prominent conservative thinkers—such as the recently deceased sir Roger Scruton—suggesting it may even be time for conserv…
 
Much has been said of the rise of populism on the Right today. But what is populism? Is it a coherent ideology with discernable objectives and ideas or a reactionary movement against an entrenched government and The Establishment? Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis parses through the meaning of populism, how it’s applied to politics, what it gets rig…
 
As Republicans look ahead to the end of the Trump presidency (whether that’s a year away or five years out) many are beginning to ask, “what does a post-Trump GOP look like?” For conservatives who have spent the past three years as outcasts from a party increasingly given to populist nationalism, the prospects are both exciting and worrying. Will t…
 
Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis and frequent guest Bob Burch delve into questions about looking to our political leaders as role models and the tension between morality and ability when choosing who should govern us. This discussion was prompted by a listener’s email: Hi there, I'm a new follower and listener to your podcast, but I like that after…
 
Who were America’s Greatest Presidents? Which Presidents had the most lasting impacts that shaped the country in ways that are clearly visible today? What about those Presidents whose blunders, incompetence, or weakness left the nation worse off? Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis is joined by frequent guest Bob Burch as they work their way through t…
 
Who were America’s Greatest Presidents? Which Presidents had the most lasting impacts that shaped the country in ways that are clearly visible today? What about those Presidents whose blunders, incompetence, or weakness left the nation worse off? Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis is joined by frequent guest Bob Burch as they work their way through t…
 
Who were America’s Greatest Presidents? Which Presidents had the most lasting impacts that shaped the country in ways that are clearly visible today? What about those Presidents whose blunders, incompetence, or weakness left the nation worse off? Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis is joined by frequent guest Bob Burch as they work their way through t…
 
The incomparable Kristen Soltis Anderson joins Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis to discuss a plethora of topics from the GOP’s branding problem with young Americans, what messaging might appeal to Millennials, whether Millennials are Leftists, and the value of polling. Kristen is a pollster, speaker, commentator, and author of The Selfie Vote: Wher…
 
Is the media biased? Has media bias always been a problem in the United States, or is it a more recent development? Does the mainstream media have a Leftwing bias? Does bias exist on the Right? Saving Elephant’s host Josh Lewis welcomes Peter Pischke to the show to discuss all things media bias. Peter Pischke is an aspiring journalist and host of T…
 
Does beauty matter? Very much so! But why does it matter? What does beauty do for us? For that matter, what is beauty? Bryan Baise—Saving Elephant’s first out-of-state guest to make a repeat appearance of the podcast—joins host Josh Lewis to attempt to untangle why beauty matters. How we think about beauty can impact how we think about nearly every…
 
Do conservatives care? Those are the Right are often characterized as uncaring. But what do we mean by caring? Does the conservative worldview make us distant and calculating, or does it open the way for us to care for one another without abandoning sensible policies? Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis is joined once more by Bob Burch to untangle the…
 
Join Josh Lewis and Bob Burch as they explore the surprisingly nuanced idea of equality and show why conservatives have valued variety over equality. Visions of the future are often replete with uniformity not (currently) seen on earth. Star Trek foretells a future in which barriers of culture, religion, class, nationalities, and politics have give…
 
Modern feminism claims to fight for equality for women. But what is feminism? And what do they mean by equality? Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis is joined by Rachel Bock, a biologist who abandoned feminism when she came to believe it was leading her away from what she truly wanted in life. Rachel has since been vocal about her experience with femi…
 
Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis is joined once more by veteran guest Bob Burch as they attempt to demystify words and concepts used in political conversations There are few subjects as likely to lead to a heated disagreement than politics. And, while there are many reasons for this, chief among them is the difficulty in coming up with words to acc…
 
What are the prospects of the United States Supreme Court taking up an abortion-related case in the near future? What methodologies do the justices use in deciding cases? Why does President Trump pick his nominees for the Supreme Court from a list provided by the Federalist Society? Who better to ask than Ilya Shapiro of the Federalist Society? Sha…
 
Saving Elephants has got your summer reading list covered! In this episode Josh walks through classic, foundational books that every conservative should read, as well as some great books that speak to Millennials in particular. Ranging from pithy and digestible to massive, complex, and dry, Josh gives a brief outline of the book and shares why it’s…
 
“There are burglaries and heists and capers and robberies, but few thefts in history can match what Baby Boomers have done to Millennials since 2008: they stole their children’s economic futures right out from under them.” So says Joseph Sternberg, editorialist and columnist for the Wall Street Journal and author of the new book The Theft of a Deca…
 
Josh and Bob continue their conversation on the national interests of the United States that drives the nation’s foreign policy in part two of this two-part discussion. To the casual observer, American foreign policy over the past 240 years can come across as sporadic at best. We’ve gone from Washingtonian noninterventionism to the territorial expa…
 
To the casual observer, American foreign policy over the past 240 years can come across as sporadic at best. We’ve gone from Washingtonian noninterventionism to the territorial expansions of the nineteenth century to gearing up a massive military industrial complex for two world wars to Soviet containment to democratic nation-building to a series o…
 
In an age where much of the Right is embracing nationalism, populism, and the cult of personality that is Trumpism, some are beginning to ask themselves what being a conservative even means anymore? But few have gone further to reinforce the idea that conservatism is about putting principles over party loyalty or allegiance to any one individual th…
 
Politicians are fond of talking about “the people.” But who are “the people”? That might sound like a nonsensical question but—it turns out—there are a lot of presuppositions baked into the concept of “the people” and much of the divide between the Right and the Left begins here. Identifying “the people” leads us to other important questions, such …
 
The emergence of the modern conservative movement came about in the twentieth century with the fusion of multiple groups that found they not only had common interests, but they shared common foundational beliefs. Free market advocates, libertarians, Burkean traditionalists, the religious Right, and foreign policy hawks found common ground that led …
 
“Welcome to Conservative Minds – a podcast dedicated to examining conservative intellectual history to determine the core values of American conservatism. What does it mean to call yourself a conservative? What did it mean in prior times and how did we get where we are today? We explore these questions and more by turning to conservative political …
 
There are just two problems with social justice: it’s not social and it’s not justice. So says Noah Rothman, Saving Elephants’ guest and author of the new book Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of America. Noah walks us through the evolution of the concept of justice in the West to show how some political activists (perhaps unwittingly) have …
 
Is healthcare a right or a privilege? As the Democratic party swings Left, more and more Americans—Millennials in particular—are growing comfortable with the idea that we have a right to healthcare. Not to mention free education, food, shelter, and a host of other things. But before we can even hope to have a productive conversation about these thi…
 
Conservative thinkers from Russell Kirk to Irving Kristol to the Founding Fathers have, at best, cast a wary eye towards cities. And across the country today, Leftist safe havens are often found in dense, urban areas. Does conservatism only thrive in small towns? And, if so, what does conservatism have to say for city life? Should conservatives aba…
 
How developed is your worldview? How deep does it go? Have you taken the time to rigorously study and challenge your belief system or have you—like most of us—struggled to find the time as so many other important things in life have kept you busy? The pathway most of us take as we develop and mature is to adopt the belief system of our upbringing—t…
 
Across college campuses and in our nation’s capital political activism is on the rise. But it’s not just a tool of the Left as more and more Right-leaning activist organizations are appearing. What exactly is political activism? What are its potential benefits or defects? And how might activism fit with a conservative worldview? Joining Josh on the…
 
How valuable are your values? And what the heck is a value anyhow? Is it just a means to an end? A way to get what we want? Or is it something more? If the word “values” carries with it the implication it primarily has some utility or economic benefit, then it’s a sure sign we’re living in an era where our convictions are grounded on the basis of t…
 
I want you to stop supporting Trump. Seriously. Stop it right now. You can like the president. You can love the president. You can agree with the president’s judicial and cabinet appointments, his handling of the economy, foreign affairs, domestic policies, and the like. Heck, you can even adore his outlandish, brash tweets both before and after be…
 
Since the end of a year is dedicated to both reflecting on the past and looking towards the future, I thought it would be apropos to take a look back at where Saving Elephants has been this past year and—more importantly—the state of conservatism in 2019 and beyond. No one wants to be a loser, and these days it seems like conservatives are in full …
 
Among the ideas that have made Western civilization unique from other civilizations is the notion that humans are limited. From the ancient Greek and Roman philosophies to the Christian and Judaic teachings, Western civilization was the first to draw a stark contrast between what it meant for humans to strive for nobility over fanciful deity. Bob B…
 
Libertarian lawyer Christina Sandefur joins the show to share her passion for defending your right to private property. Who benefits when governments protect private property? The super wealthy? Landowners? Corporations? Or all of us? Just how important are property rights? Are they some antiquated concoction that made since when most of us were fa…
 
What challenges does the GOP face in attracting Millennials and younger Americans to the party? Has Trump permanently changed things? Are political parties even relevant anymore? Who better to answer such questions than Matt Pinnell, who’s held high profile positions with both the state and national party? Matt Pinnell was elected Oklahoma’s 17th L…
 
The 2018 midterm elections have come and gone, but there’s still plenty of analyzing and expounding to be done. And who better than an investigative auditor to get to the bottom of the good, the bad, and the ugly details of 2018? Joining Josh for this special bonus episode is Mickey Dodson, investigative auditor for the Oklahoma State Auditor’s Off…
 
Destry Edwards, co-host of the Politicide podcast, joins Josh on election day to reflect on the turbulent days that led up to the 2016 elections and how things have changed since then. Destry hails from South Carolina, which has produced more than its fair share of noteworthy politicians in recent years. And he offers some thoughts from his front-r…
 
Beyond expressing and defending conservative values, part of Saving Elephant’s mission is to call out to those conservatives who no longer know where they belong. In a world where those on the Right are often characterized as populist Trumplicans against the Deep State, it can be challenging to know where you fit if you still believe in traditional…
 
Continuing our discussion with Kerry Baldwin, we cover a wide array of prolife issues such as: how does poverty play a role in the abortion debate, and what might we do to reduce the death toll through better economics? Does a woman have a right to an abortion? Are personhood laws the answer the prolife movement has been looking for? And what can y…
 
What does it mean to be prolife? What does it really mean? The abortion debate is one that often evokes knee-jerk reactions. For some, it is THE issue that defines their political biases. It’s paradoxically of the utmost importance but extremely difficult to have an in-depth, frank discussion about a matter that excites such passions and deep convi…
 
Has American politics always been this divisive? Would you believe it was once much worse? National Review columnist and visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Jay Cost joins us to discuss how a difference of opinion in the early days of the American republic led to a fight that can still be felt today. Founding Fathers Alexander Ha…
 
America’s Judeo-Christian heritage plays a vital role in the survival of American’s form of government. This is because a Judeo-Christian worldview is unique in that it is a belief system that is compatible with liberal democracy that respects individual liberties while potentially impacting both the people and their leaders in a way that other bel…
 
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other,” wrote America's 2nd president, John Adams. What exactly does it mean to be a moral and religious people? Was Adams referring to Christian virtues or just those who are civic minded? And was he right? Can our country operate pro…
 
Is your newsfeed a teeming cesspool of ignorance and hatred? Have you taken the time to carefully post your thoughts about some political issue only to be called names that would make a sailor blush with shame? Are you afraid to even share your political positions on Facebook or Twitter? How does one keep their sanity on social media? In this episo…
 
Award-winning podcaster Brian Dunning joins Josh to discuss conspiracy theories and their impact on our political climate. Whether it’s allegations that Trump and Putin rigged the 2016 elections, Obama isn’t a natural-born citizen, or Bush and Cheney blew-up the twin towers to justify going to war in the oil-rich Middle East, our political conversa…
 
Loading …
Google login Twitter login Classic login