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First Things is published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life, an interreligious, nonpartisan research and education institute whose purpose is to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society. Learn more: www.firstthings.com/learnmore

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Andrew Bacevich on American Interventionism
00:36:48
On this episode, Andrew Bacevich joins the podcast to talk about American foreign policy, touching on many article which he has written for First Things in the past two decades. They discuss the elites' push for military interventions and the future of American military and economic prowess.
Jun 30, 2022
Leo Strauss, Spinoza, Orthodox Judaism
00:33:44
In this episode, Jeffrey Bloom and Rabbi Gil Student join Mark Bauerlein to discuss their recently edited essay collection, "Strauss, Spinoza & Sinai: Orthodox Judaism and Modern Questions of Faith."
Jun 30, 2022
Lutherans, Lenin, and Stalin
00:33:17
Matthew Heise joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book, "The Gates of Hell: An Untold Story of Faith and Perseverance in the Early Soviet Union."
Jun 27, 2022
The Art of St. Joseph
00:27:32
Elizabeth Lev joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss her recent book, "The Silent Knight: A History of St. Joseph as Depicted in Art."
Jun 23, 2022
An Investigation into Disinformation
00:31:49
On this episode, Mark Hemingway joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his work for RealClearInvestigations, addressing state and private censorship and reviving the art of investigative journalism.
Jun 20, 2022
St. Paul and the Galatian Churches
00:32:18
On this episode, Matthew S. Harmon joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book, "Galatians: Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary"
Jun 16, 2022
Vincent Phillip Muñoz on the Establishment of Religion
00:33:12
On this episode, Vincent Phillip Muñoz joins the podcast to talk about his May 27 web exclusive article, "What Is an Establishment of Religion?" They discuss the history of the Supreme Court's religious liberty jurisprudence and the possibility of the court establishing a new precedent through the upcoming case, "Kennedy v. Bremerton."
Jun 16, 2022
A Church for a World in Crisis
00:31:15
On this episode, Barry Harvey joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recently revised book, "Baptists and the Catholic Tradition: Reimagining the Church's Witness in the Modern World."
Jun 13, 2022
Roman Occupation and Jewish Rebellion
00:34:02
On this episode, Guy MacLean Rogers joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book, "For the Freedom of Zion: The Great Revolt of Jews against Romans, 66–74 CE."
Jun 09, 2022
Russell A. Berman on the State Of Emergency
00:35:43
Editor R. R. Reno is joined by Russell A. Berman to talk about his article from the June/July 2022 print edition "State of Emergency," which discusses the natural fragility of democracy and the threat that government emergency powers can pose.
Jun 09, 2022
Affirmative Action Hypocrisy
00:32:04
On this episode, Kenny Xu joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book, "An Inconvenient Minority: The Attack on Asian American Excellence and the Fight for Meritocracy."
Jun 07, 2022
Christopher Caldwell on Regime Change, American Style
00:35:16
Editor R. R. Reno is joined by Christopher Caldwell to discuss his article from the June/July 2022 print edition "Regime Change," which was an extensive review of Garrett M. Graff's recent book, Watergate: A New History.
Jun 02, 2022
Sacraments, Hymns, and Baptist Beginnings
00:35:36
On this episode, Michael Haykin joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book, "Amidst Us Our Beloved Stands: Recovering Sacrament in the Baptist Tradition."
Jun 02, 2022
The Key to Happiness
00:33:33
On this episode, J. Budziszewski joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book, How and How not to Be Happy.
May 31, 2022
Michael Lewis on The Architecture of Repair
00:31:08
Editor R. R. Reno is joined by Michael Lewis to talk about his article from the June/July 2022 print edition, “The Architecture of Repair.” They discuss the legacy and work of the late Christopher Alexander and attuning architecture to practical human needs.
May 26, 2022
A Political Awakening
00:33:28
On this episode, George Leef joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent novel, The Awakening of Jennifer Van Arsdale: A Political Fable For Our Time.
May 25, 2022
Distinctly Catholic Education
00:34:39
On this episode, Dan Guernsey, a senior fellow at the The Cardinal Newman Society, joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss literature and the arts in Catholic education.
May 23, 2022
Understandable Economics
00:33:46
On this episode, Matthew Hennessey joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book, "Visible Hand: A Wealth of Notions on the Miracle of the Market."
May 19, 2022
St. Augustine's Guide to Living Well
00:27:19
On this episode, Michael Foley joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his four volume collection translating, annotating, and commenting on St. Augustine's dialogues, "Against the Academics," "On the Happy Life," " On Order," and "Soliloquies."
May 16, 2022
The Rise of Byzantium
00:33:31
On this episode, Paul Stevenson joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "New Rome: The Empire in the East."
May 12, 2022
Michael Doran on the Theology of Foreign Policy
00:33:24
Editor R. R. Reno is joined by Michael Doran to talk about his article from the May 2018 print edition, “The Theology of Foreign Policy.” They discuss the connection between liberal internationalism and theological modernism, the significance of John Foster Dulles, and the ongoing war in Ukraine.
May 12, 2022
Hope Beyond Despair
00:34:03
On this episode, Michelle D. Hord joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss her recent book, "The Other Side of Yet: Finding Light in the Midst of Darkness."
May 05, 2022
The Sound of the Psalms
00:33:31
On this episode, James M. Hamilton Jr. joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Psalms Volume I: Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary."
May 05, 2022
Justin Lee on Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism
00:29:55
Editor R. R. Reno is joined by Justin Lee to talk about his article from the May print edition, “Holy Fear.” Lee reflects on growing up in the evangelical world, the challenges facing evangelicalism today, and the need to recover the animating spirit of the fire-and-brimstone fundamentalist.
May 04, 2022
Priests in the Classroom
00:31:18
On this episode, Father Peter M. J. Stravinskas joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss the Priestly Society of Christ Priest and Teacher, an association he formed to provide help to priests teaching in Catholic schools.
May 02, 2022
Arthur Brooks on Growing Old
00:33:54
On this episode, Arthur C. Brooks joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his bestselling book, "From Strength to Strength."
Apr 28, 2022
Ron Dworkin on the Politics of Unhappiness
00:40:29
Editor R. R. Reno is joined by Ronald Dworkin to discuss his article from the May print edition, “The Politics of Unhappiness.” They discuss the ways in which cognitive therapy, mood stabilizing drugs, and virtual reality have infiltrated our psychic lives and transformed American politics.
Apr 27, 2022
Religion in the Public Square
00:33:51
On this episode, Chad Pecknold joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent Postliberal Order​ articles, “The Religious Nature of the City​" and “Imago Dei as a Political Concept​."
Apr 25, 2022
Remembering M. Stanton Evans
00:36:19
On this episode, Steven Hayward joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his book, "M. Stanton Evans: Conservative Wit, Apostle of Freedom."
Apr 21, 2022
Michael Toscano on Neil Postman
00:28:28
Editor R. R. Reno is joined by Michael Toscano to talk about his article from the May print edition, “Ensnared in the Web.” They discuss the work of cultural critic and media theorist Neil Postman, the troubling rise in technological dependency, and potential strategies for escaping the social media abyss.
Apr 20, 2022
Academics Against Israel
00:34:54
On this episode, Gabriel Noah Brahm joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his Telos article, "Canceling Israel."
Apr 19, 2022
Globalization and the Expendable Underclass
00:33:04
On this episode, Jeff Rubin joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book, "The Expendables: How the Middle Class Got Screwed By Globalization."
Apr 14, 2022
The Mind of Eric Zemmour
00:34:59
On this episode, Nathan Pinkoski joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss Eric Zemmour and his recent First Things article, "The Most Controversial Man in France."
Apr 11, 2022
Metaxas: Atheism Is Dead
00:37:43
On this episode, Eric Metaxas joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Is Atheism Dead?"
Apr 07, 2022
Algis Valiunas on Leopardi
00:22:07
Editor R. R. Reno is joined by Algis Valiunas to talk about his article from the April print edition, “Nihilism for the Ironhearted.” They discuss the tragically short life and the brilliant poetic output of Giacomo Leopardi, contrasting his bleak nihilism with the more life-affirming nihilism found in Nietzsche and Vattimo.
Apr 06, 2022
The Making of History
00:33:38
On this episode, Jared Knott joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Tiny Blunders/Big Disasters: Thirty-Nine Tiny Mistakes That Changed the World."
Apr 04, 2022
Prager on the Sacred Meal
00:35:32
On this episode, Dennis Prager joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "The Rational Passover Haggadah."
Mar 31, 2022
J. J. Kimche on Meir Kahane
00:24:22
Editor R. R. Reno is joined by J. J. Kimche to talk about his article from the April print edition, “Meir Kahane.” They discuss the life of Meir Kahane, the rise and fall of the Jewish Defense League, and the continuing prescience of Kahane’s diagnosis on the Palestine question.
Mar 30, 2022
True Christian Courage
00:32:02
On this episode, Casey Chalk joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "The Persecuted: True Stories of Courageous Christians Living Their Faith in Muslim Lands."
Mar 29, 2022
The Decline of the American Election
00:38:14
On this episode, Hans von Spakovsky joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Our Broken Elections: How the Left Changed the Way You Vote."
Mar 24, 2022
Michael Nazir–Ali on Becoming Catholic
00:26:49
Editor R. R. Reno is joined by Fr. Michael Nazir–Ali to talk about his article from the April print edition, “From Anglican to Catholic.” They discuss Fr. Nazir–Ali’s disappointment with Anglican ecumenical efforts, his journey to the Catholic Church, and how the Anglican tradition can enrich Catholicism.
Mar 23, 2022
The Politics of American Christianity
00:33:05
On this episode, George Yancey joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "One Faith No Longer: The Transformation of Christianity in Red and Blue America."
Mar 21, 2022
A Grief Philosophized
00:35:29
On this episode, Michael Cholbi joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Grief: A Philosophical Guide."
Mar 17, 2022
The Life and Works of Huldrych Zwingli
00:33:22
On this episode, F. Bruce Gordon joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book "Zwingli: God's Armed Prophet."
Mar 14, 2022
Past, Present, and Peace
00:32:35
On this episode, William Damon joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "A Round of Golf with My Father: The New Psychology of Exploring Your Past to Make Peace with Your Present."
Mar 11, 2022
The Internet Is Watching You
00:31:45
On this episode, Justin E. H. Smith joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "The Internet Is Not What You Think It Is: A History, a Philosophy, a Warning."
Mar 07, 2022
Love on the Streets of LA
00:31:05
On this episode, Gregory Boyle joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness."
Mar 03, 2022
Hadley Arkes on Roe v. Wade
00:28:18
Editor R. R. Reno is joined by Hadley Arkes to talk about his article from the March print edition, “On Overturning Roe.” They discuss the shortcomings of originalist jurisprudence, the necessity of natural law in the fight to safeguard the rights of the unborn, and the opportunity facing the Supreme Court in the impending Dobbs decision.
Mar 02, 2022
Religious Freedom in America
00:31:00
On this episode, Katie Geary joins Mark Bauerlein to talk about the Religious Freedom Index, a survey by Becket Law.
Feb 28, 2022
What Have We Done to Them?
00:36:15
On this episode, Elizabeth Bachmann, a Junior Fellow at First Things, interviews Mark Bauerlein about his new book, "The Dumbest Generation Grows Up: From Stupefied Youth to Dangerous Adults."
Feb 24, 2022
Timothy Cusick on Evangelical Poverty
00:23:31
Editor R. R. Reno is joined by Fr. Timothy Cusick to talk about his article from the March print edition, “Priestly Poverty.” They discuss how the clerical abuse scandal undermined the authority of the priesthood in the eyes of many Catholics, and how a new emphasis on evangelical poverty might restore public trust.
Feb 23, 2022
Why Classical Education?
00:30:21
On this episode, Richard Jackson joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss the National Symposium for Classical Education.
Feb 21, 2022
The Hidden COVID Story
00:41:12
On this episode, Aaron Kheriaty joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his article, "The Other Pandemic: The Lockdown Mental Health Crisis," and the evolution of the COVID pandemic.
Feb 17, 2022
Mark Bauerlein on Literary Theory
00:33:59
Editor R. R. Reno is joined by Mark Bauerlein to talk about his article from the March print edition, “Purveyors of Truth” They discuss the origins of theory in post-war Germany, the exhilaration of being a young scholar during theory’s heyday, and the unfortunate decline in the humanities as theory has been co-opted by diversity bureaucrats.
Feb 16, 2022
Bishop Barron on the Power of the Eucharist
00:32:47
On this episode, Bishop Robert Barron joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book, "Eucharist."
Feb 14, 2022
How Legalized Bribery Stole Your Freedom
00:33:46
On this episode, Philip Hamburger joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Purchasing Submission: Conditions, Power, and Freedom.
Feb 10, 2022
Darel Paul on Prohibition—The Editor’s Desk
00:27:10
Editor R. R. Reno is joined by Darel Paul to talk about his article from the February print edition, “Prohibition Revisited​.” They discuss the changing historiographical consensus on the prohibition, contemporary puritanical attitudes toward mask-wearing, and what the right can learn from the temperance movement.
Feb 09, 2022
The Psychology of Religious Ritual
00:32:58
On this episode, David DeSteno joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, How God Works: The Science Behind the Benefits of Religion."
Feb 08, 2022
Only Parents Will Battle CRT—and Win
00:33:07
On this episode, Stanley Kurtz joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent essay, "Parents Can Save Western Civilization."
Feb 03, 2022
A Detective's Case for Christ
00:34:39
On this episode, J. Warner Wallace joins the Mark Bauerlein to discuss his book, "Person of Interest: Why Jesus Still Matters in a World that Rejects the Bible."
Jan 31, 2022
How Journalism Became Elite Employment
00:33:39
On this episode, Batya Ungar-Sargon joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss her new book, "Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy."
Jan 27, 2022
Mary, Queen of Philosophy
00:32:42
On this episode, Peter Kreeft joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "The Greatest Philosopher Who Ever Lived."
Jan 24, 2022
A Protestant Theology of the Body
00:33:55
On this episode, John Kleinig joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his resent book, "Wonderfully Made: A Protestant Theology of the Body."
Jan 20, 2022
Brian Anderson on Ivan Illich
00:33:51
Editor R. R. Reno is joined by Brian C. Anderson, editor of City Journal, to talk about his article from the February print edition, “The Genius of Ivan Illich.” They discuss the life of Ivan Illich, his influence on the homeschooling movement, and the lasting importance of his attack on the biomedical security state.
Jan 20, 2022
Ross Douthat on Living with Lyme
00:37:01
In this episode, Ross Douthat joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his book, "The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery."
Jan 13, 2022
America's Most Challenging High Schools
00:31:32
On this episode, Jay Mathews joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his article, "What I Learned in 23 Years Ranking America’s Most Challenging High Schools."
Jan 13, 2022
Aaron Renn on the Three Worlds of Evangelicalism
00:32:58
Editor R. R. Reno is joined by Aaron Renn to talk about his article from the February print edition, “The Three Worlds of Evangelicalism​.” They discuss the changing politics of evangelicalism, the decline in the social prestige of Christianity, and the future of Catholic-Evangelical cooperation in America.
Jan 12, 2022
Common Questions about the Bible
00:31:06
On this episode, William Mounce joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Why I Trust the Bible: Answers to Real Questions and Doubts People Have about the Bible."
Jan 07, 2022
The Identity Crisis of Modern Adolescents
00:34:27
On this episode, Frank Furedi joins the Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "100 Years of Identity Crisis: Culture War Over Socialization."
Jan 06, 2022
A Children's Book for Our Time
00:33:43
On this episode, Matthew Mehan joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new children's book, "The Handsome Little Cygnet."
Jan 03, 2022
Corporations Are Woke, Too
00:33:05
On this episode, Vivek Ramaswamy joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book "Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam."
Dec 30, 2021
Wilfred McClay on Historical Memory
00:40:18
Editor R. R. Reno is joined by Wilfred McClay to talk about his article “The Claims of Memory.” They discuss the nature of historical memory, the assault on the past, and the importance of tradition.
Dec 29, 2021
When Colonialism Was Good
00:34:03
On this episode, Bruce Gilley joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "The Last Imperialist: Sir Alan Burns's Epic Defense of the British Empire."
Dec 27, 2021
Huawei and China's Tech Domination
00:35:38
On this episode Jonathan Pelson joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Wireless Wars: China's Dangerous Domination of 5G and How We're Fighting Back."
Dec 24, 2021
Stanley Payne on Antifascism—The Editor’s Desk
00:26:10
Editor R. R. Reno is joined by Stanley Payne to discuss his article from the January print edition, “Antifascists After Fascism​.”​ They discuss the complex history of fascism in the 1930s, the utilization of antifascist rhetoric by the Communist International, and the reappearance of supposedly antifascist groups in our own time.
Dec 22, 2021
The Constitution and Religious Schools
00:31:58
On this episode, Ashley Berner joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss the Maine religious school tuition case.
Dec 20, 2021
Life and Faith of Paul Mankowski
00:32:32
On this episode, George Weigel joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss "Jesuit at Large: Essays and Reviews by Paul Mankowski, S.J."
Dec 16, 2021
Mark Bauerlein on the Legacy of Lincoln—The Editor’s Desk
00:31:56
​​M​ark Bauerlein​ joins editor R. R. Reno to discuss his article “A Less Perfect Union​,” from the January print edition. They discuss the mixed legacy of Lincoln’s actions and rhetoric, the heroism of the Southern military, and the necessity for more realistic embodiments of America, like Davy Crockett and Jack Kerouac.
Dec 15, 2021
The Art of Gentlemanliness
00:32:35
On this episode, S.K. Baskerville joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, " A Gentleman's Guide to Manners, Sex, and Ruling the World."
Dec 13, 2021
Warfare of Words
00:34:11
On this episode, Michael Knowles joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Speechless: Controlling Words, Controlling Minds."
Dec 08, 2021
Nathan Pinkoski on Éric Zemmour—The Editor’s Desk
00:33:18
Nathan Pinkoski joins editor R. R. Reno to discuss the recently announced presidential candidacy of French journalist Éric Zemmour, who Pinkoski profiled in the August/September edition.
Dec 08, 2021
A Proper Christian Burial
00:32:15
On this episode, Tim Perry joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Funerals: For the Care of Souls."
Dec 06, 2021
Protestants Can’t Be Apolitical
00:33:18
On this episode, Ben Dunson joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss Protestantism in American politics and his website, American Reformer.
Dec 02, 2021
Philip Pilkington on Generational Conflict—The Editor’s Desk
00:41:09
Philip Pilkington joins editor R. R. Reno to discuss demographic decline and the looming generational strife that will emerge if politicians fail to advance natalist policies.
Dec 01, 2021
Jordan Peterson and God
00:32:17
On this episode, Christopher Kaczor joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity: The Search for a Meaningful Life."
Nov 29, 2021
In Trump Time
00:28:30
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Nov 26, 2021
The Decline and Fall of America?
00:32:53
On this episode, Joseph Johnston joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "The Decline of Nations: Lessons for Strengthening America at Home and in the World."
Nov 25, 2021
Mark Bauerlein and Alexander Riley on Thanksgiving and Civil Religion—The Editor’s Desk
00:24:18
R. R. Reno is joined by Alexander Riley and Mark Bauerlein for a special holiday discussion of civil religion, Thanksgiving, and the American founding.
Nov 24, 2021
A Teacher of Generation Z
00:36:00
On this episode, Jeremy S. Adams joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Hollowed Out: A Warning About America's Next Generation."
Nov 22, 2021
Mollie Hemingway Talks Rigged Elections
00:32:32
On this episode, Mollie Hemingway joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss her new book, "Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections."
Nov 18, 2021
Darel Paul on Abortion and Class—The Editor’s Desk
00:28:29
Darel Paul joins editor R. R. Reno to discuss his article from the October print edition on the political economy of abortion, “Abortion and Class.”
Nov 17, 2021
Philosophers Come to Catholicism
00:35:09
On this episode, Brian Besong joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Faith and Reason: Philosophers Explain Their Turn to Catholicism."
Nov 15, 2021
Victor Davis Hanson on a Dying America
00:41:12
On this episode, Victor Davis Hanson joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America."
Nov 11, 2021
Elizabeth Corey on Children's Books—The Editor’s Desk
00:24:10
Elizabeth Corey joins editor R. R. Reno to talk about her article “T is for Timeless,” from the November print edition. They talk about what makes for a great children’s book, and discuss some of their favorites.
Nov 10, 2021
Roger Scruton, Heretic
00:32:27
On this episode, Fisher Derderian joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss the Roger Scruton Legacy Foundation and Scruton's collection of essays, "Confessions of a Heretic."
Nov 08, 2021
A Fictional (and True) Lincoln
00:33:45
On this episode, Joh Cribb joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Old Abe: A Novel."
Nov 04, 2021
Scott Yenor on Sexual Counter-Revolution—The Editor’s Desk
00:26:03
Scott Yenor joins editor R. R. Reno to discuss his article from the November edition, “Sexual Counter-Revolution,” as well as his book on the subject, “The Recovery of Family Life: Exposing the Limits of Modern Ideologies.”
Nov 03, 2021
A Landmark Civil Rights Case
00:32:39
On this episode, Max Eden joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss critical race theory and his article, "A Landmark Civil Rights Lawsuit."
Nov 01, 2021
The New Jewish-Christian Encounter
00:38:11
On this episode, Jennifer Rosner joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss her new book, "Healing the Schism: Karl Barth, Franz Rosenzweig, and the New Jewish-Christian Encounter."
Oct 28, 2021
Carl Trueman on the Evangelical Elite—The Editor’s Desk
00:24:49
C​arl Trueman joins editor R. R. Reno on the podcast to discuss his article from the November issue,​ “The Failure of Evangelical Elites.”
Oct 27, 2021
The Case for Classical Music
00:33:50
On this episode, Daniel Asia joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Observations on Music, Culture, and Politics."
Oct 25, 2021
Sarah Josepha Hale: Intellectual, Editor, Mother
00:33:15
On this episode, Melanie Kirkpatrick joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss her new book, "Lady Editor: Sarah Josepha Hale and the Making of the Modern American Woman."
Oct 21, 2021
Julia Yost on Trauma—The Editor’s Desk
00:25:20
Julia Yost joins editor R. R. Reno on the podcast to talk about the best-selling book "The Body Keeps the Score," and the effects the book has had on our political discourse.
Oct 20, 2021
The Rise of the Religious "Nones"
00:34:36
On this episode, Kerby Anderson joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new Probe study on the religious views and practices of American adults.
Oct 18, 2021
Charles Murray on Race, IQ, and Crime
00:33:27
On this episode, Charles Murray joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Facing Reality: Two Truths about Race in America."
Oct 14, 2021
Tell the Universal Christian Story
00:34:04
On this episode, Anna Wierzbicka joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss her new book, "What Christians Believe: The Story of God and People in Minimal English."
Oct 12, 2021
Harry Jaffa's American Ideal
00:33:00
On this episode, Glenn Ellmers joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "The Soul of Politics: Harry V. Jaffa and the Fight for America."
Oct 04, 2021
What Is An Exorcism?
00:35:49
On this episode, Msgr. Stephen Rossetti joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Diary of an American Exorcist: Demons, Possession and the Modern-Day Battle Against Ancient Evil."
Oct 04, 2021
College Debt Is Killing Our Kids
00:32:04
On this episode, Neetu Arnold joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss the cause and effect of extreme college debt and her recent report, "Priced Out What College Costs America."
Sep 30, 2021
Robert George on Overturning “Roe”—The Editor’s Desk
00:36:35
Legal scholar Robert George joins editor R. R. Reno on the podcast to talk about the odds of “Roe v. Wade” being overturned.
Sep 29, 2021
"The Abolition of Man"
00:35:47
On this episode, Father Michael Ward joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "After Humanity: A Guide to C.S. Lewis's The Abolition of Man."
Sep 27, 2021
The Art of Living
00:32:07
On this episode, Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss her new book, "Ars Vitae: The Fate of Inwardness and the Return of the Ancient Arts of Living."
Sep 23, 2021
Ross Douthat on Political Catholicism—The Editor’s Desk
00:29:43
Author and New York Times columnist Ross Douthat joins R. R. Reno to talk about his recent article for the magazine, “Catholic Ideas and Catholic Realities.”
Sep 22, 2021
Christianity and the Enlightenment
00:34:35
On this episode, Joseph Stuart joins the podcast to discuss his new book, "Rethinking the Enlightenment: Faith in the Age of Reason."
Sep 20, 2021
Suffering and Sanctification
00:33:24
On this episode, Harold Senkbeil joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Christ and Calamity: Grace and Gratitude in the Darkest Valley."
Sep 16, 2021
Dan Lipinski on Common Good Republicans—The Editor’s Desk
00:32:08
On the inaugural episode of the new First Things podcast "The Editor's Desk," Russell Reno interviews Daniel Lipinski about his recent article, "Common Good Republicans." They discuss the past and future of pro-life politics in both the Democratic and Republican parties.
Sep 14, 2021
Parenting in a Digital World
00:32:20
On this episode Sean Clifford joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss the pornography problem and his company's digital parenting software called Canopy.
Sep 13, 2021
Goodbye Robert E. Lee
00:34:49
On this episode Catesby Leigh joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his article, "Richmond's Rage of the Woke."
Sep 10, 2021
E Pluribus Who?
00:33:16
On this episode Samuel Goldman joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "After Nationalism: Being American in an Age of Division."
Sep 09, 2021
Where Education Is At
00:33:25
On this episode David Steiner joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss the state of public education in America and his work as director of the Johns Hopkins Institute For Education Policy: https://edpolicy.education.jhu.edu/.
Sep 06, 2021
The Courts and Christ
00:27:56
On this episode David Lloyd Dusenbury joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "The Innocence of Pontius Pilate: How the Roman Trial of Jesus Shaped History."
Sep 02, 2021
Remembering 30 Years of Journalism
00:36:30
On this episode, Andrew Sullivan joins the podcast to discuss his new book, ”Out on a Limb: Selected Writing, 1989-2021.”
Aug 30, 2021
A Practical Guide To Reading Well
00:33:30
On this episode, Robert DiYanni joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book, ”You Are What You Read: A Practical Guide To Reading Well.“
Aug 25, 2021
Joshua and Obedience
00:33:22
On this episode, David Firth joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new book, "Joshua: Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary."
Aug 23, 2021
Philanthropy Politicized
00:32:46
On this episode, Michael Hartmann, director of the Center for Strategic Giving, joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the field of philanthropy in America today.
Aug 19, 2021
An American Epic
00:32:53
On this episode, Mark Edmundson joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “Song of Ourselves: Walt Whitman and the Fight for Democracy.”
Aug 16, 2021
An American Epic
00:32:53
On this episode, Mark Edmundson joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “Song of Ourselves: Walt Whitman and the Fight for Democracy.”
Aug 16, 2021
The Radical Origins of BLM
00:28:03
On this episode, Scott Walter joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent article "The Founders of Black Lives Matter."
Aug 12, 2021
Christ's Signs, Our Faith (8.9.21)
00:34:52
On this episode, Andreas J. Köstenberger joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book, “Signs of the Messiah: An Introduction to John's Gospel.”
Aug 09, 2021
Putting on the Mind of Christ
00:26:50
On this episode, Deal Hudson joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his book ”365 Days of Catholic Wisdom: A Treasury of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.“
Aug 05, 2021
A Cult of Elites- Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8.2.21)
00:34:25
On this episode, Bruce Abramson joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book, ”The New Civil War: Exposing Elites, Fighting Utopian Leftism, and Restoring America."
Aug 02, 2021
The Need to Disagree
00:32:11
On this episode, Josh Hammer joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss free debate and his position as the Opinion Editor at "Newsweek."
Jul 29, 2021
The Need to Disagree- Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.29.21)
00:32:11
On this episode, Josh Hammer joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss free debate and his position as the opinion editor at "Newsweek."
Jul 29, 2021
Conservatives and Publishing- Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.26.21)
00:31:16
On this episode, Al Regnery joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the current climate in publishing and his new publishing company, Republic Books.
Jul 26, 2021
Trump v. Tech- Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.21.21)
00:33:49
On this episode, Mark Meckler joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss Former President Trump's filing suit against the nation's three biggest tech companies.
Jul 22, 2021
Reclaiming, Not Despairing- Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.19.21)
00:32:20
On this episode, First Things editor R. R. Reno joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his most recent Public Square column, “Signs of the Times.”
Jul 19, 2021
A New, Dark Left- Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.15.21)
00:30:40
On this episode, David Horowitz joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book, ”The Enemy Within: How a Totalitarian Movement is Destroying America.“
Jul 15, 2021
Learning, Reading, Understanding- Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.12.21)
00:35:46
On this episode, David George Moore joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book ”Stuck in the Present: How History Frees and Forms Christians.“
Jul 12, 2021
Conservative Jurisprudence Must Change- Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.8.21)
00:35:57
On this episode, Hadley Arkes joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent article “Conservatives After Fulton: Time for a New Path.”
Jul 08, 2021
Of Dying and Rising- Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.5.21)
00:32:00
On this episode, Jeffrey Pulse joins the podcast to discuss his recent book, "Figuring Resurrection: Joseph as a Death and Resurrection Figure."
Jul 05, 2021
The Damage of Preferences - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.1.21)
00:28:09
On this episode, Gail Heriot joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss her recent book “Dubious Expediency: How Race Preferences Damage Higher Education”
Jun 30, 2021
Major Evils of the Time- Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.28.21)
00:34:04
On this episode, Austin Ruse joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book, "Under Siege: No Finer Time to be a Faithful Catholic."
Jun 25, 2021
The Greatness of English Literature- Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.24.21)
00:31:29
On this episode, Elizabeth Kantor joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss her recent book, "The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature."
Jun 23, 2021
The Mess of #MeToo- Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.21.21)
00:33:58
On this episode, Alec Klein joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book, "Aftermath: When it Felt Like Life Was Over."
Jun 18, 2021
Ideas that Destroy Us - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.17.21)
00:31:09
On this episode, Professor Peter Kreeft joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book, "How to Destory Western Civilization, and Other Ideas from the Cultural Abyss."
Jun 16, 2021
Tolerating the Catholics- Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.14.21)
00:32:12
On this episode, Michael Breidenbach joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book, "Our Dear-Bought Liberty: Catholics and Religious Tolerance in Early America."
Jun 11, 2021
Learning Virtue From Hebrew Texts - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.10.21)
00:34:10
On this episode, Mark Gerson joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “The Telling: How Judaism's Essential Book Reveals the Meaning of Life​.”
Jun 10, 2021
Catholic Schools: Our National Treasure - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.7.21)
00:31:20
On this episode, Cara Candal joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss “A Vision of Hope: Catholic Schooling in Massachusetts.”
Jun 07, 2021
Journalism for Literacy - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.3.21)
00:34:41
On this episode, Peter Meyer joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his career as a journalist turned educator and the innovative way he’s improving literacy in his low-income school district. To subscribe to his news quarterly, visit www.paideiatimes.org.
Jun 03, 2021
The Elites We Need - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5.31.21)
00:35:43
On this episode, Saurabh Sharma joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent article in the American Conservative “We Must Build an Elite for this American Moment“ and his work in building up the conservative bureaucratic apparatus at American Moment. The article may be found here: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/we-must-build-an-elite-for-this-american-moment/ The American Moment website is here: https://www.americanmoment.org/amcanon/
May 31, 2021
True Love - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5.27.21)
00:27:24
On this episode, Julia Evanko joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the work of the Love and Fidelity Network in bringing Christian sexual ethics to college campuses. For more information, visit www.loveandfidelity.org.
May 27, 2021
Our Meritocracy - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5.24.21)
00:31:36
On this episode, Patrick Deneen joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent review in American Affairs “A Tyranny without Tyrants?”
May 24, 2021
Examining Modernity - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5.20.21)
00:30:32
On this episode, Sohrab Ahmari joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos.”
May 20, 2021
Modern Restlessness - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5.17.21)
00:31:00
On this episode, Benjamin Storey joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “Why We Are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment.” To find out more about the work of Benjamin and Jenna Storey, visit their website: www.jbstorey.com
May 17, 2021
The Already Not Yet - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5.13.21)
00:30:22
On this episode, Patrick Schreiner joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “The Ascension of Christ: Recovering a Neglected Doctrine.”
May 13, 2021
A Tale of Two Hamiltons - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5.11.21)
00:32:40
On this episode, Robert Paquette joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss how the Alexander Hamilton Institute arose out of his feud with Hamilton College and the good work the Institute is doing now. For more on the Alexander Hamilton Institute, visit www.theahi.org
May 11, 2021
To Life from Death - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5.6.21)
00:28:30
On this episode, Peter J. Leithart joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “Baptism: A Guide to Life from Death.”
May 06, 2021
Ecclesia Anglicana - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5.3.21)
00:30:58
On this episode, Gerald Bray joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “Anglicanism: A Reformed Catholic Tradition.”
May 03, 2021
Not So Silent Cal - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4.29.21)
00:32:31
On this episode, Amity Shlaes joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the Calvin Coolidge Foundation and her recent edition of “The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge.”
Apr 29, 2021
An End to Enervated Conservatism - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4.26.21)
00:30:30
On this episode, Arthur Milikh joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the handicaps of contemporary conservatism and how to chart a path forward. For more on his work at Claremont: https://www.claremont.org/press_releases/claremont-hires-arthur-milikh-to-lead-new-dc-center/ For his essay “A New Conservatism Must Emerge” in the American Mind: https://americanmind.org/features/a-new-conservatism-must-emerge/
Apr 26, 2021
Striving for Relevance - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4.22.21)
00:32:08
On this episode, Msgr. Hans Feichtinger joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss Germany’s Synodal Way. Msgr. Feichtinger’s web exclusive on the same can be found at: https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2021/02/what-to-know-about-the-synodal-way
Apr 22, 2021
Liberal Education for Conservatives - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4.19.21)
00:31:00
On this episode, Jonathan Marks joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “Let’s Be Reasonable: A Conservative Case for Liberal Education.”
Apr 19, 2021
Plunging in with Barth - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4.15.21)
00:30:52
On this episode, First Things editor R. R. Reno joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the theological impact of Karl Barth.
Apr 15, 2021
Elegies for Friends - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4.12.21)
00:28:40
On this episode, George Weigel joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “Not Forgotten: Elegies for, and Reminiscences of, a Diverse Cast of Characters, Most of Them Admirable.“
Apr 12, 2021
Wake Up and Act - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4.8.21)
00:29:28
On this episode, head of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni Michael Poliakoff joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his organization’s recent poll of Illinois citizens concerning their views on public education. The full poll may be viewed at www.goacta.org.
Apr 08, 2021
Mere Historical Christianity - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4.5.21)
00:31:42
On this episode, Justin Bass joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “The Bedrock of Christianity: The Unalterable Facts of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection.”
Apr 05, 2021
American Honor Culture - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4.1.21)
00:28:43
On this episode, Jon A. Shields joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his book “Trump’s Democrats” in light of the 2020 election.
Apr 05, 2021
Hebrews - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.29.21)
00:29:37
On this episode, Tom Schreiner joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his new commentary “Hebrews.”
Mar 29, 2021
HR-1: Voter Fraud is for Keeps - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.25.21)
00:33:13
On this episode, Mark Meckler joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent article for Newsmax “HR-1: The Death of Democracy Act.”
Mar 25, 2021
Incurious Youths - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.22.21)
00:30:55
On this episode, F. H. Buckley joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “Curiosity And Its Twelve Rules for Life.”
Mar 22, 2021
Family Is Worth Dying For - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.18.21)
00:26:31
On this episode, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recently released book “Things Worth Dying For: Thoughts on a Life Worth Living.”
Mar 18, 2021
The Sixties Are Still With Us - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.15.21)
00:31:40
On this episode, Alexander Riley joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent volume “Reflecting on the 1960s at 50.”
Mar 15, 2021
A Vivid Sense of the Real - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.11.21)
00:30:02
On this episode, First Things editor R. R. Reno joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his column in the April 2021 edition of the magazine and Eric Vogelin’s insights for our moment.
Mar 11, 2021
What is Woke Capital? - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.8.21)
00:28:52
On this episode, Stephen R. Soukup joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “The Dictatorship of Woke Capital: How Political Correctness Captured Big Business.”
Mar 08, 2021
1620 - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.5.21)
00:33:03
On this episode, Peter W. Wood joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “1620: A Critical Response to the 1619 Project.”
Mar 05, 2021
Action Civics - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.2.21)
00:31:36
On this episode, Stanley Kurtz joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his proposed legislation “The Partisanship Out of Civics Act” and the way the left is infiltrating K-12 civics courses. His proposal may be read at https://www.nas.org/blogs/article/the-partisanship-out-of-civics-act.
Mar 02, 2021
What Are Conservatives For? - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2.24.21)
00:30:56
On this episode, Charles R. Kesler joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “Crisis of the Two Constitutions: The Rise, Decline, and Recovery of American Greatness.”
Feb 24, 2021
School House Rights - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2.19.21)
00:22:10
On this episode, Jonathan O’Brien joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the lawsuit he is filing on behalf of his clients because of the coercive use of critical race theory in the classroom. If you would like to read the lawsuit or donate to their legal fund, please visit www.schoolhouserights.org.
Feb 19, 2021
The Loneliest Generation - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2.15.21)
00:30:27
On this episode, Dr. Josh Packard from the Springtide Research Institute joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss Springtide’s recent report “The State of Religion and Young People 2020.”
Feb 15, 2021
The Bureaucracy Will Fail - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2.11.21)
00:28:01
On this episode, Donald Devine joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “The Enduring Tension: Capitalism and the Moral Order.”
Feb 11, 2021
Expowering the Foodies - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2.8.21)
00:27:31
On this episode, Theodore Gioia joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent essay for Quillette “To Expower the People.”
Feb 08, 2021
Mrs. Obama’s White Flight Narrative - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2.4.21)
00:29:23
On this episode, William Voegeli joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent article in City Journal “The Truth About White Flight.”
Feb 04, 2021
The Making of a Poet - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2.1.21)
00:31:52
On this episode, Dana Gioia joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent memoir “Studying with Miss Bishop: Memoirs from a Young Writer’s Life.”
Feb 01, 2021
Heretical Hymnals - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.28.21)
00:28:57
On this episode, Fr. Peter Stravinskas joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the recent USCCB document “Catholic Hymnody at the Service of the Church: An Aid for Evaluating Hymn Lyrics.”
Jan 28, 2021
Equality Running Wild - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.25.21)
00:30:51
On this episode, Ryszard Legutko joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “The Cunning of Freedom: Saving the Self in an Age of False Idols.”
Jan 25, 2021
Social Trust and Polarization - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.21.21)
00:28:43
On this episode, Kevin Vallier joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “Trust in a Polarized Age.”
Jan 21, 2021
Laws, Kings, Judges - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.18.21)
00:30:19
On this episode, David Flatto joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “The Crown and the Courts: Separation of Powers in the Early Jewish Imagination.”
Jan 18, 2021
The Bad Boy of American Fiction - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.14.21)
00:29:50
On this episode, Carl Rollyson joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the second volume of his biography of William Faulkner “The Life of William Faulkner: This Alarming Paradox, 1935–1962.”
Jan 14, 2021
Catholic and Classical - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.11.21)
00:28:38
On this episode, Andrew Seeley joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his work at The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education and the recent volume of essays “Renewing Catholic Schools: How to Regain a Catholic Vision in a Secular Age.”
Jan 11, 2021
Anticonstitutional Progressives - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.7.21)
00:30:21
On this episode, Bradley Watson joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “Progressivism: The Strange History of a Radical Idea.”
Jan 07, 2021
A More Spiritual Church - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.4.21)
00:29:19
On this episode, Brandon McGinley joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “The Prodigal Church: Restoring Catholic Tradition in an Age of Deception.”
Jan 04, 2021
Duty, the Soul of Beauty - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.31.20)
00:31:01
On this episode, R. R. Reno joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent publication from Wiseblood Books “Duty, the Soul of Beauty: Henry James on the Beautiful Life.”
Dec 31, 2020
Housing First Doesn’t Work
00:30:09
On this episode, Christopher Rufo joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent short film on homelessness in America’s west coast cities and the failure of “housing first” policies.
Dec 28, 2020
Bombs Away - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.24.20)
00:30:12
James Nolan joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book "Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age."
Dec 24, 2020
The Wrong Sales Pitch - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.21.20)
00:30:09
On this episode, Eric Adler joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his most recent book “The Battle of the Classics: How a Nineteenth Century Debate Can Save the Humanities Today.”
Dec 21, 2020
Making God Real - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.17.20)
00:29:18
Anthropologist Tanya Marie Luhrmann joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss her recent book “How God Becomes Real: Kindling the Presence of Invisible Others.”
Dec 17, 2020
Honest Historiography - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.14.20)
00:27:04
Andrew Zwerneman joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book "History Forgotten and Remembered" and how history is and should be taught in schools today.
Dec 14, 2020
Vulnerability Binds Us - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.10.20)
00:29:52
On this episode, Carter Snead joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the need for an embodied anthropology to undergird public bioethics. His new book is “What It Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics.”
Dec 10, 2020
What Has Big Tech Done? - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.7.20)
00:30:08
Andrew Keen joins the podcast to reflect on the Tech Revolution. He is the author of four books on this topic: "The Cult of the Amateur" (2007), "Digital Vertigo" (2012), "The Internet is Not the Answer" (2015), and "How to Fix the Future" (2018).
Dec 07, 2020
Narratives of Envy - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.3.20)
00:23:42
On this episode, Anne Hendershott joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss her recent book “The Politics of Envy.”
Dec 03, 2020
Transgenderism’s Romantic Roots - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.30.20)
00:29:06
​Carl Trueman joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution​​.” ​
Nov 30, 2020
It’s About Relationships - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.27.20)
00:33:31
Joshua Mitchell joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book ”American Awakening: Identity Politics and Other Afflictions of Our Time.” Mitchell takes Tocqueville as his starting place for understanding identity politics, bipolarity, and addiction in American society. Fundamentally, it‘s all about relationships.
Nov 27, 2020
Antidotes to Postmodern Lunacy - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.23.20)
00:34:21
Gad Saad joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book “The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas are Killing Common Sense.”
Nov 23, 2020
Gotham’s Got God - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.19.20)
00:34:05
Jon Butler joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book ”God in Gotham: The Miracle of Religion in Modern Manhattan.“
Nov 20, 2020
Totalitarian Democracy - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.16.20)
00:31:28
Roger Kimball edited the recent collection of essays “Who Rules?: Sovereignty, Nationalism, and the Fate of Freedom in the Twenty-First Century.” He joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss.
Nov 16, 2020
The Myth That Came True - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.12.20)
00:33:21
Louis Markos joins the podcast to discuss his book “The Myth Made Fact: Reading Greek and Roman Mythology through Christian Eyes.”
Nov 12, 2020
The Rolling Sexual Revolution - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.9.20)
00:32:32
On this episode, Scott Yenor discusses his book “The Recovery of Family Life: Exposing the Limits of Modern Ideologies.”
Nov 09, 2020
Regulation of Religious Schools - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.5.20)
00:34:26
Jason Bedrick and Jay P. Greene are editors of the recent book “Religious Liberty and Education: A Case Study of Yeshivas vs. New York.” They join First Things contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss.
Nov 05, 2020
American Catholics and the Cold War - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.2.20)
00:31:30
D. G. Hart discusses his recent book, “American Catholic: The Politics of Faith During the Cold War.” He and contributing editor Mark Bauerlein talk Catholicism and American conservatism, the significance of John F. Kennedy, and the legacy of Fr. Richard John Neuhaus.
Nov 02, 2020
Religion and the Presidency - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.30.20)
00:32:38
Kenneth L. Woodward argues that religion is not as significant a factor in American presidential politics as we might think.
Oct 30, 2020
The Power of Shared Knowledge - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.29.20)
00:36:08
E. D. Hirsch discusses his book “How to Educate a Citizen: The Power of Shared Knowledge to Unify a Nation.”
Oct 29, 2020
Socialism Doesn’t Work - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.26.20)
00:33:56
Charles Mizrahi joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the false promises of socialism.
Oct 26, 2020
The Sixties Never Ended - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.22.20)
00:29:42
On this episode, Fred Siegel discusses his new book, “The Crisis of Liberalism: Prelude to Trump.”
Oct 22, 2020
American Money - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.19.20)
00:34:44
Lance Morrow discusses his forthcoming book, “God and Mammon: Chronicles of American Money.”
Oct 19, 2020
How To Talk About the Church - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.15.20)
00:32:36
Fr. Peter Stravinskas, editor of The Catholic Response, tells of his many years spent working in Catholic journalism.
Oct 15, 2020
The Fall of Eve - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.13.20)
00:35:10
Jeffrey Niehaus discusses his book “When Did Eve Sin?: The Fall and Biblical Historiography.”
Oct 13, 2020
The Art of Criticism - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.8.20)
00:34:20
Carlin Romano joins the podcast to discuss his long career as a book critic and why literary criticism is in decline.
Oct 08, 2020
God’s Saboteurs - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.5.20)
00:32:24
Rod Dreher joins the podcast to discuss his new book, “Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents.”
Oct 05, 2020
Democracies At War - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.1.20)
00:33:48
William S. Smith joins the podcast to discuss U.S. foreign policy and his book “Democracy and Imperialism: Irving Babbitt and Warlike Democracies.”
Oct 01, 2020
A Report From Sweden - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9.28.20)
00:24:07
Paulina Neuding and contributing editor Mark Bauerlein discuss the state of the pandemic in Sweden and Sweden’s version of the woke revolution.
Sep 28, 2020
The Contradictions of Socialism - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9.25.20)
00:35:01
Iain Murray discusses his new book, “The Socialist Temptation.”
Sep 25, 2020
America’s Point of No Return - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9.21.20)
00:32:13
Michael Anton joins the podcast to discuss his new book, “The Stakes.”
Sep 21, 2020
The Church in San Francisco - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9.18.20)
00:34:26
The Most Rev. Salvatore J. Cordileone, metropolitan archbishop of San Francisco, joins the podcast. He discusses how his city’s lockdown rules unfairly single out churches and religious believers for particularly harsh restrictions.
Sep 18, 2020
The Truth About Diversity Training - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9.17.20)
00:36:02
Christopher Rufo discusses critical race theory and what goes on in diversity training seminars at public institutions.
Sep 17, 2020
Rediscovering the Joy of Learning - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9.14.20)
00:30:53
Zena Hitz discusses her recent book, “Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life.”
Sep 14, 2020
What’s Happening in Public Schools - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9.10.20)
00:35:46
On this episode, Hezekiah Kantor discusses his book “Trojan Horse Religion: How Progressive Liberalism Aims To Be The State Church.”
Sep 10, 2020
What I Saw at the Portland Protests - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9.8.20)
00:32:36
Nate Hochman joins Mark to discuss what he observed at the “peaceful” riots in Portland, Oregon.
Sep 08, 2020
Attacks on Homeschooling - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9.3.20)
00:34:45
Robert Maranto discusses school choice and Elizabeth Bartholet’s criticisms of homeschooling.
Sep 03, 2020
A Case of Cancelled Speech - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8.31.20)
00:35:16
Lawrence Mead explains why the journal “Society” retracted his article “Poverty and Culture,” and why many are calling for his cancellation.
Aug 31, 2020
The Woke Revolution In Australia - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8.27.20)
00:36:17
John Moran discusses Australian wokeness and his book “The Resurrection Mantra: Build Hope and Resilience Into Your Life.”
Aug 27, 2020
The Culture of Hate - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8.24.20)
00:34:45
Daniel J. Mahoney joins Mark to discuss woke despotism, Dostoevsky’s “Demons,” and why nihilism—not moralism—is behind today’s cancel culture.
Aug 24, 2020
Woke Ideology at Catholic Colleges - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8.20.20)
00:30:27
C. C. Pecknold joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss what’s happening at Catholic institutions and universities today.
Aug 21, 2020
What the Sexual Revolution Has Wrought - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8.17.20)
00:36:47
Jennifer Roback Morse discusses her book “The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives and Why the Church Was Right All Along.”
Aug 17, 2020
The New Meaning of Toleration
00:32:46
Robert Weissberg joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss what “toleration” has come to mean in our society.
Aug 13, 2020
AI Dystopia
00:34:25
On this episode, David Barnhizer discusses his book “The Artificial Intelligence Contagion: Can Democracy Withstand the Imminent Transformation of Work, Wealth and the Social Order?”
Aug 10, 2020
The Child Psychology of Lockdowns - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8.6.20)
00:33:27
Psychiatrist Mark McDonald joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss how the school closures are affecting kids’ mental health.
Aug 06, 2020
The End of the Blaine Amendments? - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8.3.20)
00:31:37
Peter Stravinskas joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss school choice and the Supreme Court’s decision in “Espinoza v. Montana.”
Aug 03, 2020
Catholic Schools After COVID-19 - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.30.20)
00:28:26
The economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic have forced a number of Catholic schools in the United States to close. Nora Kenney joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss.
Jul 30, 2020
Climate Change Anxiety - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.27.20)
00:33:33
On this episode, Bjorn Lomborg discusses his new book, “False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet.”
Jul 27, 2020
Presidential Self-Restraint - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.23.20)
00:34:54
Contributing editor Mark Bauerlein is joined by Justin Garrison and Ryan Holston, the editors of “The Historical Mind: Humanistic Renewal in a Post-Constitutional Age.”
Jul 23, 2020
Protest of the Elites - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.20.20)
00:32:12
Sumantra Maitra explains why elites are leading the current wave of iconoclastic protests in the U.S. and U.K.
Jul 20, 2020
The New Feudalism - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.16.20)
00:32:38
On this episode, Joel Kotkin discusses his book “The Coming of Neo-Feudalism: A Warning to the Global Middle Class.”
Jul 16, 2020
The Church In Mission - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.13.20)
00:34:34
On this episode, George Weigel discusses his new book “The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission.”
Jul 13, 2020
SCOTUS Redefines “Sex” - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.9.20)
00:34:45
Hadley Arkes and Mark Bauerlein discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling in “Bostock v. Clayton County.”
Jul 09, 2020
Israel and the Church - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.6.20)
00:31:22
Benjamin Merkle discusses his book “Discontinuity to Continuity: A Survey of Dispensational and Covenantal Theologies.”
Jul 06, 2020
A Failure of Responsibility - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.2.20)
00:31:50
On this episode, Yuval Levin discusses his book “A Time to Build: From Family and Community to Congress and the Campus, How Recommitting to Our Institutions Can Revive the American Dream.”
Jul 02, 2020
Driving and Democracy - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.29.20)
00:37:33
On this episode, Matthew B. Crawford discusses his new book, “Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road.”
Jun 29, 2020
Battles at the U.N. - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.25.20)
00:32:06
Austin Ruse joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss the work of C-Fam (the Center for Family & Human Rights)—including C-Fam's efforts at the U.N. to prevent the creation of an international right to abortion.
Jun 25, 2020
Free Speech in the Digital Public Square - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.22.20)
00:29:20
Jon Schweppe joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss the regulation of pornography, Big Tech censorship of free speech, and how to reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
Jun 22, 2020
The Decline of Journalism - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.18.20)
00:30:30
On this episode, Mark Hemingway addresses the uproar over Sen. Tom Cotton’s New York Times op-ed and discusses the state of investigative reporting today.
Jun 18, 2020
The Place of Science in Political Life - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.15.20)
00:33:02
Ari Schulman joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss COVID-19, the perils of social media, and the proper role of scientific expertise in politics.
Jun 15, 2020
Reporting on American Religion, Part Two - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.11.20)
00:30:23
Kenneth L. Woodward continues discussing his 2016 memoir “Getting Religion: Faith, Culture, and Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Era of Obama.” In this episode, Woodward talks Billy Graham and the Berrigan Brothers.
Jun 11, 2020
Reporting on American Religion, Part One - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.8.20)
00:32:50
Kenneth L. Woodward discusses his 2016 memoir “Getting Religion: Faith, Culture, and Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Era of Obama.”
Jun 08, 2020
A Vanishing Freedom - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.4.20)
00:35:52
Luke C. Sheahan discusses freedom of association and his book “Why Associations Matter: The Case for First Amendment Pluralism.”
Jun 04, 2020
The Corruption of Universities - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.1.20)
00:31:11
John Ellis discusses the state of academia today and his book “The Breakdown of Higher Education: How It Happened, the Damage It Does, and What Can Be Done.”
Jun 01, 2020
The Rise of Anti-Art - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5.28.20)
00:32:42
Michelle Kamhi discusses the contemporary artworld and her book “Bucking the Artworld Tide: Reflections on Art, Pseudo Art, Art Education & Theory.”
May 28, 2020
Truth and Religious Liberty - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5.26.20)
00:33:01
Ryan T. Anderson and Mark discuss why conservatives shouldn’t limit themselves to procedural arguments in the culture war—we need to emphasize our substantive moral commitments as well as our religious-liberty protections.
May 26, 2020
Anti-Religious Studies - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5.21.20)
00:30:12
Mark Pulliam explains why religion is disappearing from Religious Studies departments.
May 21, 2020
Common Sense For America - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein(5.18.20)
00:33:33
On this episode, Philip K. Howard discusses his book “Try Common Sense: Replacing the Failed Ideologies of Right and Left.”
May 18, 2020
The Consolation of Poetry - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5.14.20)
00:34:12
Micah Mattix discusses his recent book, “The Soul Is a Stranger in This World: Essays on Poets and Poetry.”
May 14, 2020
Myth, Modernity, and Mr. Peterson - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5.11.20)
00:30:58
Ron Dart, editor of the recent volume “Myth and Meaning in Jordan Peterson,” discusses Peterson’s work from a Christian perspective.
May 11, 2020
The Far Side of Suffering - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5.7.20)
00:34:56
Clare Carlisle discusses her biography of Kierkegaard: “Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Søren Kierkegaard.”
May 07, 2020
Debating Richard Dawkins - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5.4.20)
00:33:54
On this episode of “Conversations with Mark Bauerlein,” Rupert Shortt discusses his book “Outgrowing Dawkins: God for Grown-Ups.”
May 04, 2020
Nietzschean Puritans - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4.30.20)
00:35:33
Mark T. Mitchell discusses his recent book, “Power and Purity: The Unholy Marriage that Spawned America's Social Justice Warriors.”
Apr 30, 2020
Who Was William Faulkner? - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4.27.20)
00:33:57
Carl Rollyson discusses his book “The Life of William Faulkner: The Past Is Never Dead, 1897-1934.“
Apr 27, 2020
Cardinal Pell, Innocent! - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4.23.20)
00:33:05
George Weigel and Mark discuss Cardinal George Pell’s acquittal.
Apr 23, 2020
The Church and the Virus - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4.20.20)
00:35:20
Mark and Fr. Peter Stravinskas discuss live-streamed Masses and the Church’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Apr 20, 2020
Religion and the Public Good - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4.16.20)
00:33:37
William Haun joins Mark to discuss religious liberty trends today and a recent case involving the D.C. Metro’s ban on religious advertisements.
Apr 16, 2020
Faith and Worldview Aren’t the Same - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4.13.20)
00:34:20
Featuring George Barna on why so few American Christians possess a biblical worldview.
Apr 13, 2020
America’s Moral Revolution - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4.9.20)
00:35:50
C. Bradley Thompson discusses his recent book, “America's Revolutionary Mind: A Moral History of the American Revolution and the Declaration That Defined It.”
Apr 09, 2020
Coronavirus and Citizenship - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4.6.20)
00:36:44
R. J. Snell joins Mark to discuss the present pandemic and what it has revealed about citizenship and individualism in our society.
Apr 06, 2020
Quarantine Homeschooling - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4.2.20)
00:36:48
Sam Sorbo makes the case for homeschooling and shares tips for teaching kids at home during coronavirus.
Apr 02, 2020
National Breakup? - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.30.20)
00:31:45
F. H. Buckley joins the podcast to discuss his recent book, ”American Secession.”
Mar 30, 2020
Is There a Catholic Vote? - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.26.20)
00:34:42
Matthew Bunson joins Mark to discuss Catholic voting patterns and the results of a recent survey examining the beliefs of U.S. Catholics.
Mar 26, 2020
Studying the Western Tradition in Wyoming - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.23.20)
00:31:42
Glenn Arbery, president of Wyoming Catholic College, discusses the college’s great books curriculum and outdoor program. He also talks about some of his favorite films.
Mar 23, 2020
Christ, Our Daily Bread - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.19.20)
00:34:25
How did Jesus teach us to pray? Wesley Hill discusses his recent book, “The Lord’s Prayer: A Guide to Praying to Our Father.”
Mar 19, 2020
Ross Douthat On Decadence - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.16.20)
00:34:37
Ross Douthat discusses his new book, “The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success.”
Mar 16, 2020
The Religion of Identity Politics - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.12.20)
00:36:48
David Azerrad discusses the quasi-religious rites and “preaching” of identity politics—and how all this wokeness is mostly performative.
Mar 12, 2020
Presidents and Their Books - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.9.20)
00:35:45
Craig Fehrman discusses his new book, “Author in Chief: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote.”
Mar 09, 2020
The Campaign to Curtail Speech - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.6.20)
00:32:19
Featuring: Arthur Milikh on the left's efforts to ban “hate speech.”
Mar 06, 2020
White House Rivalries - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.2.20)
00:42:31
Tevi Troy discusses his recent book, “Fight House.” https://www.amazon.com/Fight-House-Rivalries-White-Truman/dp/1621578364
Mar 02, 2020
Incarnational Realism - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2.27.20)
00:31:07
Jessica Hooten Wilson discusses Flannery O’Connor, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and her book “Giving the Devil His Due.”
Feb 27, 2020
The Theology of Transubstantiation - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2.24.20)
00:32:00
Brett Salkeld and Mark discuss Reformation-era debates over the Real Presence and what Catholics and Protestants believe about the Eucharist.
Feb 24, 2020
The Second Secularization - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2.20.20)
00:35:24
Stanley Kurtz discusses how our culture lost faith in Western Civilization.
Feb 20, 2020
The War that Changed America in the World - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2.18.20)
00:38:05
Clay Risen discusses his recent book, “The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century.”
Feb 18, 2020
Sweden Is on Edge - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2.13.20)
00:28:13
In 2019, there were over 230 bombings in Sweden—more than in any other Western country. Paulina Neuding joins the podcast to help us understand the crisis.
Feb 13, 2020
A Striking State of the Union Address - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2.10.20)
00:33:25
R. R. Reno joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss New York architecture, Trump’s State of the Union Address, and the future of the pro-life movement.
Feb 10, 2020
A Conversation with Douglas Murray - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2.6.20)
00:37:42
Douglas Murray discusses his recent book, “The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race, and Identity.”
Feb 06, 2020
Catholics and Inclusion Statements - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2.3.20)
00:30:10
Patrick Reilly discusses his recent First Things essay, “The Nondiscrimination Dance,” and why Catholic schools shouldn’t adopt “inclusion statements.”
Feb 03, 2020
Why Go To College? - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.30.20)
00:30:43
Johann Neem joins the podcast to discuss his recent book, “What's the Point of College?: Seeking Purpose in an Age of Reform.”
Jan 30, 2020
The Law of Liberty - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein(1.27.20)
00:30:03
Peter Leithart discusses his forthcoming book, “The Ten Commandments: A Guide to the Perfect Law of Liberty.”
Jan 27, 2020
The State of School Reform - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.23.20)
00:26:46
Mark and Michael Petrilli discuss the latest in K-12 education news.
Jan 23, 2020
How China Changed Hollywood - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.21.20)
00:38:59
Martha Bayles and Mark Bauerlein discuss the many ways the American film industry has caved to the demands of the Chinese market.
Jan 21, 2020
How to Think About the First Amendment - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.16.19)
00:38:41
On this episode, Stanley Fish discusses his recent book, “The First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump.”
Jan 16, 2020
The Story of Billy Graham - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.13.19)
00:32:21
On this episode, Grant Wacker discusses his recent biography of Billy Graham, “One Soul At a Time.”
Jan 13, 2020
The Power of Public Policy - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.9.20)
00:30:08
Oren Cass discusses his recent First Things essay, “The Problem With the Culture Problem,” and his book “The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal of Work in America.”
Jan 09, 2020
The Case For Classical Education - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein
00:34:20
On this episode, Sheila Byrd Carmichael discusses the state of K-12 education in the United States and the growth of the classical school movement.
Jan 06, 2020
How Money Became Dangerous - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.2.20)
00:35:23
Chris Varelas joins the podcast to discuss his book “How Money Became Dangerous: The Inside Story of Our Turbulent Relationship with Modern Finance.”
Jan 02, 2020
Learning in the Fast Lane - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.30.19)
00:33:04
Chester Finn joins the podcast to discuss his book “Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement.”
Dec 30, 2019
The Corruption of Common Sense - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.27.19)
00:34:17
On this episode, Thomas Patterson discusses his recent book, “How America Lost Its Mind: The Assault on Reason That's Crippling Our Democracy.”
Dec 27, 2019
The Battle Over Religious Liberty - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.23.19)
00:32:34
In this episode, Luke Goodrich discusses his recent book “Free to Believe: The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America.”
Dec 23, 2019
Rust Belt Catholics - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.19.19)
00:29:42
Charles McElwee joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss the decline of Catholicism in struggling Rust Belt communities—and attempts to revive Rust Belt parishes.
Dec 19, 2019
The Charter School Challenge - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.16.19)
00:34:55
Max Eden joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the charter school movement—particularly the success of the Great Hearts academies.
Dec 16, 2019
False Positive - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.12.19)
00:30:57
Theodore Dalrymple discusses his latest book, “False Positive: A Year of Error, Omission, and Political Correctness in the New England Journal of Medicine.”
Dec 12, 2019
The Christian Revolution - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.9.19)
00:35:01
Tom Holland joins the podcast to discuss his book “Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World.”
Dec 09, 2019
Who Was Howard Zinn? - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.6.19)
00:29:49
On this episode, Mary Grabar discusses her recent book, “Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing the Fake History That Turned a Generation against America.”
Dec 06, 2019
On Camille Paglia - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.4.19)
00:32:31
Emily Esfahani Smith joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss the work of Camille Paglia.
Dec 04, 2019
Kavanaugh and the Future of the Supreme Court - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.25.19)
00:34:40
Mollie Hemingway joins Mark to discuss her recent book, “Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court,” co-written with Carrie Severino. https://www.amazon.com/Justice-Trial-Kavanaugh-Confirmation-Supreme/dp/1621579832
Nov 25, 2019
Antonin Scalia, Man of Faith - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.22.19)
00:34:57
Christopher Scalia joins the podcast to discuss a recent volume he edited: a collection of essays by his late father Justice Antonin Scalia, titled “On Faith: Lessons From an American Believer.”
Nov 22, 2019
Strong Gods and Weak Gods - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.15.19)
00:34:13
R. R. Reno discusses the dogmas and assumptions of the postwar consensus, the rise of populism, and his new book, “Return of the Strong Gods: Nationalism, Populism, and the Future of the West.” https://www.amazon.com/Return-Strong-Gods-Nationalism-Populism/dp/1621578003
Nov 15, 2019
Great Christian Jurists - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.8.19)
00:33:24
Daniel Dreisbach discusses the history of church-state relations in the United States and a recent volume of essays he edited, “Great Christian Jurists in American History.”
Nov 13, 2019
American Power - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.7.19)
00:37:35
Lawrence Mead discusses his recent book, “Burdens of Freedom: Cultural Difference and American Power.”
Nov 13, 2019
The Tyranny of Virtue - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.1.19)
00:37:20
Robert Boyers discusses his latest book, “The Tyranny of Virtue: Identity, the Academy, and the Hunt for Political Heresies.”
Nov 13, 2019
The Future of Religious Schools - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.28.19)
00:30:06
Ray Domanico joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the history of the Blaine Amendments, a recent challenge to Montana’s school choice program, and the future of religious schools in America.
Nov 13, 2019
Great Christian Jurists - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.8.19)
00:33:24
Daniel Dreisbach discusses the history of church-state relations in the United States and a recent volume of essays he edited, “Great Christian Jurists in American History.”
Nov 08, 2019
American Power - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.7.19)
00:37:35
Lawrence Mead discusses his recent book, “Burdens of Freedom: Cultural Difference and American Power.” https://www.amazon.com/Burdens-Freedom-Cultural-Difference-American/dp/1641770406
Nov 07, 2019
The Tyranny of Virtue - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11. 1. 19)
00:37:20
Robert Boyers discusses his latest book, “The Tyranny of Virtue: Identity, the Academy, and the Hunt for Political Heresies.”
Nov 01, 2019
The Future of Religious Schools - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.28.19)
00:30:06
Ray Domanico joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the history of the Blaine Amendments, a recent challenge to Montana’s school choice program, and the future of religious schools in America.
Oct 28, 2019
Intellectual Diversity on Campus - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.25.19)
00:28:54
Stanley Kurtz joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss free speech on the college campus, academic freedom, and why a “Campus Intellectual Diversity Act” is a good idea.
Oct 25, 2019
Converting Modernity - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.21.19)
00:32:14
In this episode, George Weigel discusses his latest book, “The Irony of Modern Catholic History: How the Church Rediscovered Itself and Challenged the Modern World to Reform.”
Oct 21, 2019
Campus Radicals In the Trump Era - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.18.19)
00:34:09
On this episode, Robby Soave discusses his recent book, “Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump.”
Oct 18, 2019
American Breakdown - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.15.19)
00:29:56
David Bromwich discusses his book “American Breakdown: The Trump Years and How They Befell Us.”
Oct 15, 2019
The Myth of the Lone Wolf - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.11.19)
00:31:09
Mary Eberstadt comes on the podcast to discuss her latest book, “Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics.”
Oct 11, 2019
The Christian Roots of Religious Liberty - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.7.19)
00:40:17
Robert Wilken discusses his new book “Liberty in the Things of God: The Christian Origins of Religious Freedom.”
Oct 07, 2019
The Myth of America - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.4.19)
00:34:10
Alexander Riley discusses his book “Angel Patriots: The Crash of United Flight 93 and the Myth of America.”
Oct 04, 2019
The Authority Vacuum - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 30. 19)
00:33:48
In this episode, Mark Bauerlein and Peter Skerry discuss political hierarchies, populism, and the power of the media.
Sep 30, 2019
Campus Coddling - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 27. 19)
00:30:28
Greg Lukianoff discusses “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure," the book he co-authored with Jonathan Haidt.
Sep 27, 2019
The Surrogacy Industry - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 20. 19)
00:28:27
Adeline Allen joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss how gestational surrogacy is dehumanizing—both for the child and for the birth mother.
Sep 20, 2019
Does God Exist? - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 13. 19)
00:30:51
On this episode, Robert Delfino discusses his book “Does God Exist?: A Socratic Dialogue on the Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas.”
Sep 13, 2019
Chesterton and Trump - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 6. 19)
00:31:06
Dale Ahlquist joins Mark to discuss G. K. Chesterton’s life and legacy—and what he would have made of today’s populist movements.
Sep 06, 2019
Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 5. 19)
00:34:55
In this episode, Matthew Mehan discusses children’s literature, the power of poetry, and his recent book, “Mr. Mehan’s Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals.”
Sep 05, 2019
Becoming Robots - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8.30.19)
00:30:10
Marygrace Sexton joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the dangers of technology and how to combat smartphone addiction.
Aug 30, 2019
The War on Christian America - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 23. 19)
00:27:39
David Horowitz discusses his latest book, “Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America.”
Aug 23, 2019
Climbing Parnassus - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 20. 19)
00:30:57
Tracy Lee Simmons joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the many benefits of studying Latin and the classics.
Aug 20, 2019
Aquinas for Evangelicals – Conversations with Mark Bauerlein
00:37:11
In this episode, Francis Beckwith discusses his book “Never Doubt Thomas: The Catholic Aquinas as Evangelical and Protestant.”
Aug 16, 2019
The Household and the Cosmos - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 9. 19)
00:29:50
C. R. Wiley discusses his latest book, “The Household and the War for the Cosmos: Recovering a Christian Vision for the Family.”
Aug 09, 2019
Proselytizing, a Pelagian Temptation - From the Editor's Office (8. 9. 19)
00:32:39
Pastor Kevin Martin and Editor R. R. Reno discuss the proper role of missions in the church—and why missionary work and “proselytizing“ are two very different things.
Aug 09, 2019
Kinless and Lonely - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 6. 19)
00:32:36
Kay Hymowitz joins Mark to discuss the loneliness epidemic in America.
Aug 06, 2019
The Terror of Existence - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8.2.19)
00:34:58
Theodore Dalrymple discusses his book of essays “The Terror of Existence: From Ecclesiastes to Theatre of the Absurd,” co-authored with Kenneth Francis.
Aug 02, 2019
The Struggle for Western Civilization - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 26. 19)
00:35:00
Samuel Gregg discusses his latest book, “Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization.”
Jul 26, 2019
American Restoration - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 19. 19)
00:34:30
On this episode, Timothy Goeglein discusses his book “American Restoration: How Faith, Family, and Personal Sacrifice Can Heal Our Nation.”
Jul 19, 2019
Coming Home - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 18. 19.)
00:31:12
Bruce Frohnen discusses his book “Coming Home: Reclaiming America’s Conservative Soul.”
Jul 18, 2019
The Lost Constitution - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 12. 19)
00:31:50
In this episode, Myron Magnet discusses his latest book, “Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution.”
Jul 12, 2019
A Concise Guide to Conservatism - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 3. 19)
00:32:04
Gerald Russello joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss “Russell Kirk’s Concise Guide to Conservatism.”
Jul 03, 2019
The Need For a Christian Society - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 28. 19)
00:31:51
In this episode, Mark Bauerlein asks R. R. Reno about his 2016 book, “Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society.”
Jun 28, 2019
Educational Pluralism - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 21. 19)
00:31:15
Ashley Berner joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss her book “Pluralism and American Public Education: No One Way to School.”
Jun 21, 2019
The Rise of the Dones - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 14. 19)
00:32:02
David Moore discusses how Christians should talk about controversial topics in a polarized society, as well as how churches can reach out to those who consider themselves believers, but are also “done” with organized religion.
Jun 14, 2019
Why Trump Is Not a Fascist - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 13. 19)
00:32:35
Paul Gottfried discusses his book “Fascism: The Career of a Concept” and the defining characteristics of a fascist regime.
Jun 13, 2019
Sohrab’s Conservatism - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 7. 19)
00:27:35
Sohrab Ahmari discusses common good conservatism and his recent essay: “Against David French-ism.”
Jun 07, 2019
The Catholic Writer Today - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 6. 19)
00:34:16
Dana Gioia joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss John Donne, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Elizabeth Jennings, and Gioia's latest collection of essays, “The Catholic Writer Today.”
Jun 06, 2019
Land of Hope - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5. 31. 19)
00:32:19
In this episode, Wilfred McClay discusses American history and his new book, “Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story.”
May 31, 2019
The Brexit Mudslide - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5. 24. 19)
00:34:06
Dominic Green joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the aftermath of Brexit and the political situation in the United Kingdom.
May 24, 2019
The Memoirs of St. Peter - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5. 17. 19)
00:31:52
Michael Pakaluk discusses his new book: “The Memoirs of St. Peter: A New Translation of the Gospel According to Mark.”
May 17, 2019
Love Your Enemies - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5. 17. 19)
00:34:08
Senior editor Mark Bauerlein chats with Arthur Brooks about his latest book, “Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from Our Culture of Contempt.“
May 17, 2019
A Vindication of Politics - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5. 10. 19)
00:30:46
Matthew Wright and senior editor Mark Bauerlein discuss Wright's latest book: “A Vindication of Politics: On the Common Good and Human Flourishing.”
May 10, 2019
Generation Z - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5. 10. 19)
00:29:42
High schooler Braeden Sorbo joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss Gen Z.
May 10, 2019
Judicial Supremacy - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5. 3. 19)
00:31:07
Carson Holloway joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the proper role of the judicial branch in American political life.
May 03, 2019
Trouble in Tulsa - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4. 26. 19)
00:36:08
Jacob Howland joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the misguided elimination of many of the humanities programs at the University of Tulsa.
Apr 26, 2019
Cardinal Newman’s Canonization - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4. 19. 19)
00:31:05
Ryan Marr joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss John Henry Newman’s upcoming canonization and the theology of sainthood.
Apr 19, 2019
Campus Coercion - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4. 12. 19)
00:31:10
Charlie Copeland joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the decline of free speech on the college campus.
Apr 12, 2019
The Future of Catholic Education - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4. 5. 19)
00:31:18
Fr. Peter Stravinskas joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the fate of Catholic schools in America and the work of the Catholic Education Foundation.
Apr 05, 2019
Cultural Catholics - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.29.19)
00:32:00
Tricia Bruce joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the large swath of Americans who self-identify as ”partially Catholic”—neither completely in nor completely out of the Church.
Mar 29, 2019
The Tyranny of Experts - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3. 22. 19)
00:29:25
Salvatore Babones joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss William Jennings Bryan, the populist tradition in American history, Donald Trump, and Babones's latest book: ”The New Authoritarianism."
Mar 22, 2019
American Priest with Rev. Wilson Miscamble
00:55:56
Author and Notre Dame priest-professor Wilson D. Miscamble tracks how Father Ted Hesburgh, longtime president of Notre Dame, transformed Catholic higher education in the postwar era and explores how he became a much-celebrated voice in America at large. Yet, beyond the hagiography that often surrounds Hesburgh’s legacy lies another more complex and challenging story. What exactly were his contributions to higher learning; what was his involvement in the civil rights movement; and what was the nature of his role as adviser to popes and presidents? Reverend Wilson D. Miscamble, C.S.C. joined the permanent faculty in the History Department at Notre Dame in 1988. He chaired the History Department from 1993 to 1998. He also served as Rector and Superior of Moreau Seminary (2000–2004), the principal formation site for the Congregation of Holy Cross in North America. Fr. Miscamble’s primary research interests are American foreign policy since World War II and the role of Catholics in twentieth-century U.S. foreign relations.
Mar 21, 2019
Aristopopulism with Patrick Deneen
01:06:45
In a liberal democratic age, two words are widely used to contrast what liberal democracy is not: aristocracy and populism. Yet, we have both political factions emerging today in new and caustic forms that pit an increasingly corrupt elite against an increasingly coarse and angry populace. Both are morally adrift and engaged in politics as an assertion of power, albeit for different reasons. While the current trajectory of the West would appear to be an ongoing and inconclusive battle between these two factions, classical political theory understood that only an appropriately mixed regime could correct and even elevate the shortcomings of an opposing faction. In an age in which monarchy and inherited titles are rightly suspect, is there nevertheless a prospect for a mixed regime in the modern age that goes beyond pitting elite against populace and vice-versa, and which might instead give rise to a fruitful combination? In this lecture, Patrick Deneen will envision the prospects for an ennobled aristoi and a more refined populace. He will at once acknowledge the persistence of class and inequality even in a democratic age (denying a path forward lies in a growing sympathy for socialism), but will propose that only a well-formed elite can support a humane condition of the populace, and only a well-formed populace can fruitfully restrain the hubris of a liberal elite and even orient them toward virtue. Through such a mixed regime, practices supporting a common good might emerge, correcting the core weakness of a liberal order designed to forestall such a possibility.
Mar 21, 2019
After Identity Politics - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3. 18. 19)
00:34:17
Mark Lilla joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss identitarianism in America and his book ”The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics.”
Mar 18, 2019
The Future of Christian Marriage - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3. 8. 19)
00:30:34
Mark Regnerus and senior editor Mark Bauerlein discuss worldwide trends in marriage and Regnerus's forthcoming book: "The Future of Christian Marriage."
Mar 08, 2019
After the Flight 93 Election - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1. 1. 19)
00:34:58
Michael Anton joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book, ”After the Flight 93 Election: The Vote That Saved America and What We Still Have to Lose.”
Mar 01, 2019
Diversity Without Tears - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2. 22. 19)
00:31:49
Senior editor Mark Bauerlein interviews Darel E. Paul about his book ”From Tolerance to Equality: How Elites Brought America to Same-Sex Marriage.”
Feb 22, 2019
An Unlikely Catholic Conversion - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2. 21. 19)
00:29:19
Abigail Rine Favale joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss her book “Into the Deep,” a memoir recounting her journey from radical secular feminism to the Catholic Church.
Feb 21, 2019
Future of the Family - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2. 15. 19)
00:28:39
Glenn Stanton joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the work of Focus on the Family.
Feb 15, 2019
Bringing Civics Back - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2. 14. 19)
00:34:18
Peter Levine joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss voter turnout and civics engagement among young Americans.
Feb 14, 2019
The Hardest Course You’ll Ever Take - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2. 8. 19)
00:22:40
At Hillsdale College, Eric Hutchinson is teaching a humanities course that W. H. Auden originally designed and taught at the University of Michigan in 1941. Hutchinson joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss.
Feb 08, 2019
The Diversity Delusion - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2. 1. 19)
00:31:47
Heather Mac Donald joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss her latest book, “The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.”
Feb 01, 2019
The Idol of Our Age - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1. 25. 19)
00:33:11
In this episode, Mark interviews Daniel J. Mahoney about his latest book, ”The Idol of Our Age: How the Religion of Humanity Subverts Christianity.”
Jan 25, 2019
The Covington Catholic Debacle - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1. 24. 19)
00:30:23
Robby Soave and senior editor Mark Bauerlein discuss media dishonesty and what really happened between Nathan Phillips and the boys from Covington Catholic High School.
Jan 24, 2019
Joy at the March for Life - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1. 18. 19)
00:32:44
Kathryn Jean Lopez joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the March for Life 2019 and the state of the pro-life movement today.
Jan 18, 2019
The Disputed Teachings of Vatican II - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1. 11. 19)
00:24:21
Father Thomas Guarino joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss Guarino’s book “The Disputed Teachings of Vatican II: Continuity and Reversal in Catholic Doctrine.”
Jan 11, 2019
Lionel Trilling and the Great Tradition - From the Editor’s Office (1. 10. 19)
00:31:46
Michael Aeschliman joins Editor R. R. Reno to discuss the legacy of Lionel Trilling.
Jan 10, 2019
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1. 4. 19) - Recovering the Moral Imagination
00:34:06
On this episode, senior editor Mark Bauerlein talks classical education with Robert Jackson of Great Hearts Academies.
Jan 04, 2019
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12. 14. 18) - The Man Who Made the Supreme Court
00:32:12
Senior editor Mark Bauerlein chats with Richard Brookhiser about his new biography, ”John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court.”
Dec 14, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 12. 18) - Ivan Illich and “The Powerless Church”
00:30:05
Sajay Samuel joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the legacy of philosopher and Catholic priest Ivan Illich.
Dec 07, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11. 30. 18) - Victory at Veritas
00:31:52
Keith Nix joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss classical education and the work of the Veritas School in Richmond, Virginia.
Nov 30, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11. 21. 18) - Impure Play
00:39:34
Alexander Riley and Mark discuss Émile Durkheim on religion and Riley’s book “Impure Play: Sacredness, Transgression, and the Tragic in Popular Culture.”
Nov 21, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11. 16. 18) - Campus Confidential
00:33:23
Jacques Berlinerblau joins Mark to discuss his latest book: “Campus Confidential: How College Works, or Doesn’t, for Professors, Parents, and Students.”
Nov 16, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11. 9. 18) - Guardians of Culture
00:31:43
Claudia MacMillan joins Mark to discuss liberal education and the work of the Louise and Donald Cowan Center for Education at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.
Nov 09, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11. 2. 18) - The Politics of Fear
00:32:42
Mark interviews Frank Furedi about his latest book, “How Fear Works: Culture of Fear in the 21st Century.”
Nov 02, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10. 26. 18) - Liberal Suppression
00:39:09
Mark and Philip Hamburger discuss Hamburger’s new book, “Liberal Suppression.”
Oct 26, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10. 19. 18) - Americans and the Arts
00:38:54
Sunil Iyengar of the National Endowment for the Arts joins Mark to discuss current trends in Americans’ engagement with theater, visual arts, music, and literature.
Oct 19, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10. 12. 18) - Lessons from Peter Damian
00:40:16
Charlotte Allen joins Mark to discuss the 11th-century monastic Peter Damian and what the Catholic Church today should learn from his “Liber Gomorrhianus.”
Oct 12, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10. 5. 18) - Looking for Fathers
00:31:46
C. C. Pecknold joins Mark to discuss the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report and the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.
Oct 05, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 28. 18) - Conservatives and Moral Relativism
00:47:13
Hadley Arkes joins Mark to discuss why it’s a mistake for conservatives to adopt an absolutist position on free speech.
Sep 28, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 21. 18) - The Republican Workers Party
00:34:46
Mark interviews F. H. Buckley about his latest book, “The Republican Workers Party.”
Sep 21, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 14. 18) - Against a Naked Public Square
00:35:13
John Witte joins Mark to discuss the Cambridge Law and Christianity series and the relationship between law and religion.
Sep 14, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 31. 18) - Modernism and the Control of Nature
00:35:05
Michael Hanby joins Mark to discuss his 2016 First Things article “A More Perfect Absolutism.”
Aug 31, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 17. 18)- Preserving the Church of Saint Germain des Près
00:31:23
David Sheppe joins Mark to discuss the work of the organization American Friends for the Preservation of Saint Germain des Près Church
Aug 24, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 14. 18) - Renewal in Catholic Schools
00:34:42
Chris Weir and Elisabeth Sullivan join Mark to discuss their work with the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education, an organization dedicated to revitalizing Catholic schools through the classical tradition of the liberal arts
Aug 24, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 24. 18) - A Crisis of Credibility
00:35:50
Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, joins Mark to discuss the chief problems in higher education today.
Aug 24, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 3. 18) - Leo Strauss’s Catholic Readers
00:33:49
Geoffrey Vaughan, editor of the recent volume “Leo Strauss and His Catholic Readers,” joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss Strauss’s understanding of religion and Catholic Social Thought.
Aug 03, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 27. 18) - Who is Brett Kavanaugh?
00:36:36
Mark Movsesian joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Jul 27, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 20. 18) - Kennedy Retires
00:41:31
Matthew Franck joins Mark to discuss Justice Kennedy’s retirement, “NIFLA v. Becerra,” and the implications of the “Masterpiece Cakeshop” ruling.
Jul 20, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 13. 18) - The Fate of Classical Music
00:36:56
Andrew Balio, principal trumpet of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the state of classical music in America today.
Jul 13, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 29. 18) - Reno’s Books
00:33:42
Senior editor Mark Bauerlein asks editor R. R. Reno about the books that formed him in youth.
Jun 29, 2018
From the Editor's Office (6. 27. 18) - The Paris Statement
00:31:48
Matthias Storme and Diederik Boomsma join editor R. R. Reno to discuss the Paris Statement and the future of Europe.
Jun 27, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 22. 18) - Mary and the Art of Prayer
00:38:00
Rachel Fulton Brown joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss her new book, “Mary and the Art of Prayer: The Hours of the Virgin in Medieval Christian Life and Thought.”
Jun 22, 2018
From the Editor's Office (6. 20. 18) - June/July 2018
00:25:35
In the inaugural episode of "From the Editor's Office," editor R. R. Reno discusses the June/July print edition.
Jun 20, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 15. 18) - The Dangers of Common Core
00:30:49
Mark and Nicholas Tampio discuss Tampio's book “Common Core: National Education Standards and the Threat to Democracy.”
Jun 15, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 1. 18) – Tragedy in Ireland
00:32:37
Fr. Peter Stravinskas joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss Ireland’s abortion referendum. He also weighs in on recent events in Philadelphia, where the city government has cut ties with Catholic foster care providers that refuse to place children with same-sex couples.
Jun 01, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5. 30. 18) – Teaching Great Books in the Bronx
00:33:52
Hostos Community College professors Andrea Fabrizio and Gregory Marks join senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss teaching the great books to a diverse student body in the Bronx.
May 30, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5. 14. 18) – Introducing the Classic Learning Test
00:31:04
Senior editor Mark Bauerlein is joined by Jeremy Tate, president and co-founder of the Classic Learning Test, to discuss the revitalization of standardized testing and American education.
May 14, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4. 30. 18) – Three American Poets
00:31:26
Mark Bauerlein discusses three poems about winter by American greats Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens.
Apr 30, 2018
The Theological Roots of Foreign Policy, Presented by Michael Doran
01:07:39
Michael Doran delivers the 2018 First Things Lecture in Washington, D.C. This lecture is also available in the pages of First Things and on firstthings.com.
Apr 12, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4. 4. 18) - The Dangers of Economism
00:31:06
Richard Spady discusses his essay "Economics as Ideology," published in the April 2018 issue of First Things.
Apr 04, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3. 21. 18) - Inside the Mind of Thomas More
00:48:08
David Oakley and senior editor Mark Bauerlein discuss Oakley’s book “Inside the Mind of Thomas More: The Witness of His Writings.”
Mar 21, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2. 27. 18) – In Praise of Bourgeois Culture
00:28:58
Amy Wax joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss how our society’s abandonment of bourgeois norms and values has resulted in widespread behavioral dysfunction.
Feb 27, 2018
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2. 12. 18)– The Administrative Threat
00:26:06
Philip Hamburger and Mark Bauerlein discuss Hamburger’s new book, “The Administrative Threat,” and the ways in which today’s administrative state curtails Americans’ basic constitutional freedoms.
Feb 12, 2018
Episode 35 – The Fall of Gender Neutrality (12. 23. 17)
00:42:03
On this episode of the FIRST THINGS Podcast: Editor Rusty Reno talks with senior editor Julia Yost about the allegations and revelations of sexual misconduct that occupied Americans all this fall. Are we actually just re-learning that men and women are different? Then, Julia examines the function of nostalgia in the great American Christmas songs, especially those composed by Jewish songwriters.
Dec 23, 2017
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12. 18. 17) – Justice Kennedy and “Masterpiece Cakeshop”
00:33:59
Mark Movsesian and senior editor Mark Bauerlein discuss the Supreme Court’s oral argument session regarding “Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.”
Dec 18, 2017
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12. 7. 17) – Failure of Fatherhood
00:41:18
Heather Mac Donald joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss how America’s high out-of-wedlock birthrate is at the heart of inner-city violence today.
Dec 07, 2017
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11. 9. 17) – The Decline and Fall of Catholic Schools
00:38:48
Peter Meyer joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the history of Catholic education in the United States from its heyday in the 1960s to its virtual dissolution in the twenty-first century.
Nov 09, 2017
Episode 34 – Reformation! (11. 2. 17)
00:39:40
On this episode of the FIRST THINGS Podcast: Senior editor Julia Yost talks with Carl Trueman about Martin Luther, the German monk who argued against the practice of indulgences, and in the process changed the world. Carl explains why Luther remains important, to Lutherans and other Protestants; whether Luther ushered in the secular age; which of the heroic Reformers would be best to be stranded on an island with; why Luther’s vernacular Bible was so revolutionary; how Protestants and Catholics of today should talk to each other; and more.
Nov 02, 2017
From the Print Edition: “The Myth of Scientific Objectivity,” by William A. Wilson (November 2017)
00:35:27
The purported objectivity of scientific inquiry is a damaging myth. Science has been ideologically captured since its birth, and “value-laden inquiry” is not a recent deviation but is rather fundamental to its successful practice. Read the text version here: https://www.firstthings.com/article/2017/11/the-myth-of-scientific-objectivity For more recordings of essays and articles like this, download the Audm app for iPhone.
Oct 27, 2017
Episode 33 – The Truth About Dogs (10. 25. 17)
00:45:34
On this episode of the FIRST THINGS Podcast: Senior editor Julia Yost talks with Leah Libresco Sargeant about Harvey Weinstein, whose record of sexual harassment and assault was an open secret in Hollywood for years. Is his exposure an indictment of the film industry, or of all of us? Then, editor Rusty Reno and senior editor Matthew Schmitz join Julia to discuss dogs—as pets, as “emotional support animals,” and as substitute children. Are they man’s best friend, or stalking horses for the culture of death? Julia circles back to these issues with special guest Lucy Reno.
Oct 25, 2017
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10. 12. 17) – The Revolt Against the Masses
00:46:27
Fred Siegel joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the origins of contemporary conflicts between mass and elite in American history.
Oct 12, 2017
From the Print Edition: “Dress Up,” by G. Bruce Boyer (June 2017)