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Professor, economist, and author Richard Salsman stops by the foxhole to discuss his latest book, “Where Have All The Capitalist’s Gone?” Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: Richard Salsman's website Where Have All the Capitalists Gone?: Essays in Moral Political Economy Rand’s Ethics and Say’s Law America at Her B…
 
Today we tour Greece, both ancient and modern, with Robert Begley, as he relates his experiences while traveling there. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: Adventures in Greek Mythology, Philosophy, History, and Reality - Robert-Begley.com Lyceum Eudaimonia Martin's username on Twitter, LyceumPeripatos 300 (film) H…
 
Today our special guest is Kerry McDonald, author of ‘Unschooled,’ and advocate for the separation of state and education, i.e., homeschooling. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom Kerry McDonald - Foundation for Economic Educatio…
 
Andy Clarkson revisits us with what he’s called, “The Hidden Gem” of Objectivism. Please follow along this PDF during the episode. The document is located on the Facebook group, The Impact of Aristotle Upon Christian, Islamic, & Jewish Cultures. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: Exalted Moments (core paper from t…
 
Martin and I talk with Chip Joyce, a self-described 'problem-solver.' We cover his two major projects. One about Heroism(TheHeroicYou.com) and his foray into education, called TalkaBook. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: The Heroic You Talkabook A quote on innovation by David Allen - Getting Things Done Gavin de …
 
We talk with Ed Thompson who has created this project to battle the sorry state of America's public schools. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: Conceptual Education Project on Facebook Announcing a New Fellowship in Conceptual Education Ayn Rand Interviewed on the Value of Education (1964) The Comprachicos by Ayn …
 
Martin and I discuss some good news about our growing podcast and we do a news sandwich to wrap up the episode. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: Casualty Status - U.S. Department of Defense Amy Peikoff's site, NewsSandwich.net Public and private school teachers choose to homeschool own children Creation and evol…
 
Our guests discuss several topics with us relating to September 11, 2001. We cover what should have been done from the start, but was not. Just War Theory is ridiculed and a proper foreign policy is covered. We face the somber topic of the number of military suicides and physically/mentally wounded since the last twenty years. We try to end on a po…
 
Our show today brings us Robert Begley, the Director of Operations and Development at the Objective Standard Institute where we cover topics like our introduction to Ayn Rand's ideas, his involvement with The Heroes Society in New York city, and many other topics. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: The Hero Show p…
 
To kick-off our second year of podcasting, Robert Tracinski is back with us to discuss two of his recent essays. Plus, we discuss some books like, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Echo. America's Revolutionary Mind, by Brad Thompson, and bizarrely, a book called, How the Irish Became White, by Noel Ignatiev. Then we briefly talk about another bizarr…
 
For this episode, Martin and I celebrate our One Year Anniversary! Martin goes over some great and interesting statistics about our listenership and where they are located and we introduce a new segment to the show called, News Sandwich, where we "sandwich" one piece of bad news between two pieces of good news. Show notes with links to articles, bl…
 
Martin and I again have James Valliant as guest to discuss Leonard Peikoff’s early 90’s Ford Hall Forum talk, Modernism and Madness, where he draws parallels between today’s cultural descent and schizophrenia. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: Ford Hall Forum Modernism and Madness (1993) Madness and Modernism: In…
 
This episode presents Andy Clarkson’s critique of Dennis Prager and why advocates of reason/Objectivists should not associate with them. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: Andy Clarkson's book, The Impact Of Aristotle Upon Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Cultures: A Compilation of Notes and Quotes From A Variety of…
 
Today we had the pleasure to speak with Robert Tracinski, creator of The Tracinski Letter, Symposium, a journal of liberalism, and author of So, Who Is John Galt, Anyway? Robert talks about his advocacy for Enlightenment Civilization instead of Western Civilization. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: The Case Agai…
 
Episode 24 brings us Andrew Seidel of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. He is here to discuss his book, The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American. We will include some relevant links in the show notes. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: Andrew Seidel's pinned tweet on Pastor Greg Locke. Tenne…
 
Our guest was Doug. Doug is the sidekick for Sunny on the House of Sunny podcast. He also has his own podcast called The Rat Cap, which stands for The Rational Capitalist. We talked about his show, America 4.0 and what that means. How he divided America into four distinct periods of roughly 80 years, and that we are now in the fourth period. Show n…
 
Today we bring back one of our favorites, James Valliant, an Ayn Rand scholar, whom along with Martin and I, discuss Miss Rand’s seminal essay, "Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World." Don’t Miss It! Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World What You Can D…
 
Martin and I again greet Margaret Downey from The Freethought Society and Andrew Seidel from the Freedom From Religion Foundation to discuss their Thomas Paine celebration on Tuesday, June 8th, at 6:45 pm EST. Details in the interview and show notes! Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: Interview with Margaret Downe…
 
This episode features return guest Andy Clarkson who will discuss his research into how philosophically corrupt Jordan Peterson actually is. Regardless of what I (Blair) call, “spasms of clarity.” This episode is a warning to serious Objectivists, and/or students of Objectivism to tread lightly around Peterson. Show notes with links to articles, bl…
 
Today, we interviewed Don Watkins, author of RooseveltCare: How Social Security is Sabotaging the Land of Self-Reliance about his book and forthcoming projects. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: Chocolat Elks Lodge Vasa order of America Alex Epstein Tax Freedom Day Overton window Episode 19 (51 minutes) was recor…
 
Today we interviewed Ayn Rand Institute Senior Fellow, Elan Journo about his book, What Justice Demands: America and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: Israel/Palestine: Unpacking the Problems (New Ideal Q&A) Tackling Top 5 Objections to What Justice Demands Episode 18 (66 minutes…
 
In this episode, we have a returning guest. Ben Bayer of the Ayn Rand Institute is here to discuss Ayn Rand's essay, Selfishness Without A Self. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: “Anti-Conceptual Mentality” Kardashian Culture: ‘Selfishness’ Without a Self by Robert Tracinski Selfishness Without a Self: Trump’s Tr…
 
Episode 16 is a short quarterly report, with download statistics, announcement of our app for The Secular Foxhole, commentary on an article in The Economist, and word-of-mouth marketing according to Martin, as a new media evangelist. Call to Action to fellow podcasters: If you want your own stand-alone app, check out John Lee’s site, Custom Mobile …
 
For this episode of The Secular Foxhole, we had the chance to interview Aaron Briley, a fellow and research associate with The Objective Standard Institute. We covered many topics, including his living in Denmark, his college major, and his interest in spreading Ayn Rand's ideas in the inner-city. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, prod…
 
For episode 14, we interviewed Vinay Kolhatkar, chief editor of The Savvy Street website and author of two fiction works, A Sharia London, and The Frankenstein Candidate. He also co-wrote: Media Wars: The Battle to Shape Our Minds. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: Invictus The Neo-Marxists’ Long March through th…
 
This episode features Craig Biddle, author and entrepreneur. We cover some exciting ground talking about the new Objective Standard Institute and the Prometheus Foundation, both of which he leads, plus his book, "Loving Life," and other books he has planned. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: Objective Standard In…
 
On January 24th, we discussed the life and work of Thomas Paine, one of America's first, great, intellectuals. Margaret Downey of The Freethought Society and Andrew Seidel of The Freedom From Religion Foundation were our guests for this lively discussion. You will hear an important announcement by the Thomas Paine Memorial Association. Show notes w…
 
Today we talk with Andy Clarkson, author of The Impact of Aristotle Upon Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Cultures: A Compilation of Notes and Quotes from a Variety of Sources Plus Commentary. This is the perfect book for the intelligent layman who is seriously interested in philosophic ideas. Recommended. Show notes with links to articles, blog post…
 
Episode ten is a short year-end review, and then we talk about future podcast thoughts/ideas, and possible guests. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: "You're Fired" The Ominous Parallels: The End of Freedom in America Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World HumanProgress.org Loving Life: The Morality o…
 
Episode nine consists of Martin and I talking about some of our favorite kinds of music. I wanted theme music for the show to be a cross between two of my all-time favorites, Mike Oldfield and Tangerine Dream. The more I hear what Jim created for the show, the more I like it. We also cover what I think to be the greatest Rock song ever written. Lis…
 
Our eighth episode features Aaron Smith, Fellow and Instructor at the Ayn Rand Institute. We cover the ancient Greek philosophy of Stoicism and his critique of it. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: Ryan Holiday Timothy Ferriss Stoa Massimo Pigliucci William B. Irvine The Metaphysical Versus the Man-Made Eudaemoni…
 
Martin and I have a great discussion with author James S. Valliant about his two books, focusing on his most recent, Creating Christ: How Roman Emperors Invented Christianity. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: The Passion of Ayn Rand’s Critics - The Objective Standard Creating Christ Creating Christ, the book on …
 
In episode 6 of The Secular Foxhole Podcast, Blair goes on a bit of a Rant about religion, and Martin acts as the Voice of Reason! Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: Number (666) of the beast Blair's blog post, My Journey to Reason Halloween Religion - Ayn Rand Lexicon Altruism, Auguste Comte - Britannica Altruism…
 
We interview Ben Bayer, a Fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute about, "The Ethics of Emergencies," and how that doesn't fundamentally explain what the field of ethics is about. We then cover Ben's current and future projects. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: The Undercurrent Strive The Virtue of Selfishness The Phil…
 
We do a bit of housecleaning in this episode. Martin and I discuss the meaning of the name of the podcast and cover the meanings of each symbol. We talk about getting some music made for the show and future episodes and guests. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: Why The Name Secular Foxhole? The symbol for science…
 
Blair and Martin are talking with the author and philosopher, Andrew Bernstein. From his bio.: Andrew Bernstein holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the City University of New York. He is the author of numerous books, including “The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic and Philosophic Case for Laissez-Faire,” and his most recent, “Heroes, Legen…
 
In this episode, Martin and I discuss a few of our favorite fiction and non-fiction works that we think deserve even wider attention. We also mention an interesting website called Writ Large about books that have changed the world. Enjoy and let us know what you think. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: Atlas Shru…
 
This is the trailer for our podcast, The Secular Foxhole. Blair tells about the background for the name of the podcast, and we talk about the different symbols in the show artwork. As a freethinker, are you looking through binoculars out at the world in the safety of a foxhole? Get fuel for your soul and intellectual ammunition by listening to The …
 
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