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Rod Dreher On His Crises Of Faith And Family

The Dishcast with Andrew Sullivan

This is a free preview of a paid episode. To hear more, visit andrewsullivan.substack.comRod is an old-school blogger and author living in Budapest. He’s a senior editor at The American Conservative and has written several bestsellers, including The Benedict Option and Live Not by Lies. He’s currently writing a book about bringing the enchantment back to Christianity in a time of growing secularism. He was enchanted himself after taking LSD in college, putting him on the path to Christianity — something he hasn’t talked about in public until now. We’ve been sparring online for a couple of decades, while remaining friends. For two clips of our convo — Rod coming to terms with his father being in the KKK, and breaking from the Catholic Church after learning of suicides by sex-abuse victims — pop over to our YouTube page. Other topics: television as a way for Rod to escape the racism of the rural South, his struggle for his father’s acceptance, meeting gay kids for the first time in boarding school, his youthful indiscretions of drinking and casual sex, his family rejecting him after moving home for his dying sister, reconciling with his dad, his friendly correspondence with a gay meth addict, his current divorce and moving to Budapest, and Rod believing that homosexuality and transness are “disordered” — and my profound disagreement with him on both counts. It’s one of the most revealing episodes we’ve had yet.Peruse the Dishcast archives for another episode you might enjoy — more than one hundred at this point. The podcast is part of The Weekly Dish on Substack. To subscribe and receive the weekly emails and full offerings, including the entire episodes, go here: https://andrewsullivan.substack.com/subscribe


27 Jan 2023

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Rod Dreher, Kale Zelden, Religions Struggling with Answers and the Meaning Crisis

Paul VanderKlay's Podcast

​ @Kale Zelden  on  @The American Conservative  with Rod Dreher https://youtu.be/gMcyewPW6jA CS Lewis on Suffering https://paulvanderklay.me/2016/12/16/cs-lewis-and-the-strange-justice-of-suffering-and-quality/ The Specific Pleasure of the Inferior https://paulvanderklay.me/2016/12/23/the-specific-pleasure-of-the-inferior-2/  @John Vervaeke  and  @Rafe Kelley  https://youtu.be/xDgWOSQdR_8 Hanby Are We Post-Liberal yet? https://newpolity.com/blog/are-we-postliberal-yet Paul Vander Klay clips channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX0jIcadtoxELSwehCh5QTg My Substack https://paulvanderklay.substack.com/ Estuary Hub Link https://www.estuaryhub.com/ If you want to schedule a one-on-one conversation check here. https://paulvanderklay.me/2019/08/06/converzations-with-pvk/ There is a video version of this podcast on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/paulvanderklay To listen to this on ITunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/paul-vanderklays-podcast/id1394314333 If you need the RSS feed for your podcast player https://paulvanderklay.podbean.com/feed/ All Amazon links here are part of the Amazon Affiliate Program. Amazon pays me a small commission at no additional cost to you if you buy through one of the product links here. This is is one (free to you) way to support my videos.  https://paypal.me/paulvanderklay To support this channel/podcast with Bitcoin (BTC): 37TSN79RXewX8Js7CDMDRzvgMrFftutbPo To support this channel/podcast with Bitcoin Cash (BCH) qr3amdmj3n2u83eqefsdft9vatnj9na0dqlzhnx80h To support this channel/podcast with Ethereum (ETH): 0xd3F649C3403a4789466c246F32430036DADf6c62 Blockchain backup on Lbry https://odysee.com/@paulvanderklay https://www.patreon.com/paulvanderklay Paul's Church Content at Living Stones Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh7bdktIALZ9Nq41oVCvW-A To support Paul's work by supporting his church give here. https://tithe.ly/give?c=2160640

1hr 16mins

4 Nov 2022

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Rod Dreher: What Happens When a Society Loses the Desire to Know the Truth?

American Thought Leaders

"Hannah Arendt, the great political philosopher of the 20th century, said that when a society loses the desire to know the truth, that is a precursor to totalitarianism. And I think that has happened on both the left and the right.”Rod Dreher is the author of “Live Not By Lies” and a senior editor at The American Conservative. At a time of rampant propaganda and disinformation, how do we get at the truth?“This whole corrupt system depends on everyone being willing to nod their heads and go along with the lie. This is happening all over in the West today with gender ideology, with so-called anti-racism, and so much more.”Follow EpochTV on social media:Twitter: https://twitter.com/EpochTVusRumble: https://rumble.com/c/EpochTVTruth Social: https://truthsocial.com/@EpochTVGettr: https://gettr.com/user/epochtvFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EpochTVusGab: https://gab.com/EpochTVTelegram: https://t.me/EpochTV


21 Sep 2022

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Jordan B Peterson. Live Not By Lies with Author Rod Dreher

American Conservative University

Jordan B Peterson. Live Not By Lies. Live Not By Lies | Rod Dreher & Dr Jordan B Peterson https://youtu.be/i1JuWVeJS-E 303,804 views Jul 7, 2022 Jordan B Peterson 5.29M subscribers Rod Dreher is a senior writer and editor for 'The American Conservative.' He is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: 'Live Not By Lies,' 'The Benedict Option,' and 'The Little Way of Ruthie Leming,' as well as the books 'Crunchy Cons' and 'How Dante Can Save Your Life.' In this episode, Rod Dreher and I discuss his latest book, 'Live Not By Lies,' the continuous emergence of Communism in the West, ideology as a substitute for religion, the importance of courage, and more. Thanks for watching. —Links— Follow Rod Dreher on Twitter: https://twitter.com/roddreher Read Rod Dreher's articles: https://www.theamericanconservative.c... Order Rod Dreher's books, 'Live Note By Lies', and others on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Rod-Dreher/e/B.... —Chapters— [0:00] Intro [1:25] Live Not By Lies [2:32] A Story from Communist Czechoslovakia [4:55] Our Old Idea of New Totalitarianism [9:13] Czeslaw Miłosz and "The Captive Mind" [12:26] The Appeal of Communism [14:50] The Weaponizing of Original Sin [18:36] Applying the Story of the Kulaks [22:43] The Emergence of Woke Capitalism [27:37] The Line Between Good and Evil [29:48] Solzhenitsyn's Rules for Responsible Conduct [31:31] Scapegoating and False Morality [37:28] The Fragility of American Elites [42:06] Vaclav Havel, The Myth of the Green Grocer [48:34] Fighting for the Right to Be Unhappy [56:37] Ideology as Substitute for Religion [1:00:56] Heroism as Anti-Ideology [1:09:52] Preparing for Persecution [1:12:33] A Message from the Church to Men [1:13:39] Courage [1:18:04] Rod Dreher, "Live Not By Lies" [1:20:07] Jordan Peterson's Daily Wire+ Deal [1:21:15] Daily Wire+ Intro [1:21:54] History of Rod Dreher's Religious Belief [1:27:08] Sexuality as the Last Temptation [1:32:45] Kierkegaard's Three Stages of Life [1:34:45] Journey Through Catholicism [1:36:36] Becoming an Orthodox Christian [1:45:00] A Respite from the Political [1:48:11] The Purpose of Prayer [1:50:23] The Jesus Prayer [1:54:36] Closing Comments #roddreher #livenotbylies #aleksandrsolzhenitsyn #jordanpeterson #communism #christianity // SUPPORT THIS CHANNEL // Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/jordanbpeterson.co... Donations: https://jordanbpeterson.com/donate // COURSES // Discovering Personality: https://jordanbpeterson.com/personality Self Authoring Suite: https://selfauthoring.com Understand Myself (personality test): https://understandmyself.com // BOOKS // Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life: https://jordanbpeterson.com/Beyond-Order 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-... Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-m... // LINKS // Website: https://jordanbpeterson.com Events: https://jordanbpeterson.com/events Blog: https://jordanbpeterson.com/blog Podcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/podcast // SOCIAL // Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Instagram: https://instagram.com/jordan.b.peterson Facebook: https://facebook.com/drjordanpeterson Telegram: https://t.me/DrJordanPeterson All socials: https://linktr.ee/drjordanbpeterson #JordanPeterson #JordanBPeterson #DrJordanPeterson #DrJordanBPeterson #DailyWirePlus #Psychology #RodDreher #LiveNotByLies #Communism #Totalitarianism #Christianity About the book- Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents by Rod Dreher The New York Times bestselling author of The Benedict Option draws on the wisdom of Christian survivors of Soviet persecution to warn American Christians of approaching dangers. For years, émigrés from the former Soviet bloc have been telling Rod Dreher they see telltale signs of "soft" totalitarianism cropping up in America--something more Brave New World than Nineteen Eighty-Four. Identity politics are beginning to encroach on every aspect of life. Civil liberties are increasingly seen as a threat to "safety". Progressives marginalize conservative, traditional Christians, and other dissenters. Technology and consumerism hasten the possibility of a corporate surveillance state. And the pandemic, having put millions out of work, leaves our country especially vulnerable to demagogic manipulation. In Live Not By Lies, Dreher amplifies the alarm sounded by the brave men and women who fought totalitarianism. He explains how the totalitarianism facing us today is based less on overt violence and more on psychological manipulation. He tells the stories of modern-day dissidents--clergy, laity, martyrs, and confessors from the Soviet Union and the captive nations of Europe--who offer practical advice for how to identify and resist totalitarianism in our time. Following the model offered by a prophetic World War II-era pastor who prepared believers in his Eastern European to endure the coming of communism, Live Not By Lies teaches American Christians a method for resistance:   •  SEE: Acknowledge the reality of the situation.   •  JUDGE: Assess reality in the light of what we as Christians know to be true.   •  ACT: Take action to protect truth. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn famously said that one of the biggest mistakes people make is assuming totalitarianism can't happen in their country. Many American Christians are making that mistake today, sleepwalking through the erosion of our freedoms. Live Not By Lies will wake them and equip them for the long resistance. Purchase the book at your favorite book seller or- https://www.amazon.com/Live-Not-Lies-Christian-Dissidents/dp/B0892SPHYG/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= HELP ACU SPREAD THE WORD! Ways to subscribe to the American Conservative University Podcast Click here to subscribe via Apple Podcasts Click here to subscribe via RSS You can also subscribe via Stitcher FM Player Podcast Addict Tune-in Podcasts Pandora Look us up on Amazon Prime If you like this episode head on over to Apple Podcasts and kindly leave us a rating, a review and subscribe! People find us through our good reviews. FEEDBACK- Thanks to Rachel Layton for recommending this episode. Send ACU your favorites at- Email us at americanconservativeuniversity@americanconservativeuniversity.com You can ask your questions, make comments, submit ideas for shows and lots more. Let your voice be heard.

1hr 20mins

29 Jul 2022

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268. Live Not By Lies | Rod Dreher

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

Rod Dreher is a senior writer and editor for 'The American Conservative.' He is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: 'Live Not By Lies,' 'The Benedict Option,' and 'The Little Way of Ruthie Leming,' as well as the books 'Crunchy Cons' and 'How Dante Can Save Your Life.'In this episode, Rod Dreher and I discuss his latest book, 'Live Not By Lies,' the continuous emergence of Communism in the West, ideology as a substitute for religion, the importance of courage, and more. Thanks for watching.—Links—Follow Rod Dreher on Twitter: https://twitter.com/roddreherRead Rod Dreher's articles: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/author/rod-dreher/Order Rod Dreher's books, 'Live Note By Lies', and others on Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Rod-Dreher/e/B00JV2IX3O%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share.—Chapters—[0:00] Intro[1:25] Live Not By Lies[2:32] A Story from Communist Czechoslovakia[4:55] Our Old Idea of New Totalitarianism[9:13] Czeslaw Miłosz and "The Captive Mind"[12:26] The Appeal of Communism[14:50] The Weaponizing of Original Sin[18:36] Applying the Story of the Kulaks[22:43] The Emergence of Woke Capitalism[27:37] The Line Between Good and Evil[29:48] Solzhenitsyn's Rules for Responsible Conduct[31:31] Scapegoating and False Morality[37:28] The Fragility of American Elites[42:06] Vaclav Havel, The Myth of the Green Grocer[48:34] Fighting for the Right to Be Unhappy[56:37] Ideology as Substitute for Religion[1:00:56] Heroism as Anti-Ideology[1:09:52] Preparing for Persecution[1:12:33] A Message from the Church to Men[1:13:39] Courage[1:18:04] Rod Dreher, "Live Not By Lies"[1:20:07] Jordan Peterson's Daily Wire+ Deal[1:21:15] Daily Wire+ Intro[1:21:54] History of Rod Dreher's Religious Belief[1:27:08] Sexuality as the Last Temptation[1:32:45] Kierkegaard's Three Stages of Life[1:34:45] Journey Through Catholicism[1:36:36] Becoming an Orthodox Christian[1:45:00] A Respite from the Political[1:48:11] The Purpose of Prayer[1:50:23] The Jesus Prayer[1:54:36] Closing Comments#roddreher #livenotbylies #aleksandrsolzhenitsyn #jordanpeterson #communism #christianity// SUPPORT THIS CHANNEL //Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/jordanbpeterson.co...Donations: https://jordanbpeterson.com/donate// COURSES //Discovering Personality: https://jordanbpeterson.com/personalitySelf Authoring Suite: https://selfauthoring.comUnderstand Myself (personality test): https://understandmyself.com// BOOKS //Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life: https://jordanbpeterson.com/Beyond-Order12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-...Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-m...// LINKS //Website: https://jordanbpeterson.comEvents: https://jordanbpeterson.com/eventsBlog: https://jordanbpeterson.com/blogPodcast: https://jordanbpeterson.com/podcast// SOCIAL //Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpetersonInstagram: https://instagram.com/jordan.b.petersonFacebook: https://facebook.com/drjordanpetersonTelegram: https://t.me/DrJordanPetersonAll socials: https://linktr.ee/drjordanbpeterson

1hr 20mins

7 Jul 2022

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Value Nothing More Than Truth with Rod Dreher

Off The Bench with Heidi St. John

Big Tech banning conservative voices. Ordinary Americans are afraid of sharing their point-of-view because they are afraid of losing their job or tenure. Totalitarianism is casting a dark shadow over the west and we have a moment to recognize it and prepare for it. Solzhenitsyn said “We are not called upon to step out onto the square and shout out the truth, to say out loud what we think—this is scary, we are not ready, he writes, “But let us at least refuse to say what we do not think.” ***Find links and more at HeidiStJohn.com*** Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/heidistjohn/support


17 May 2022

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Marxism and Totalitarianism: Can It Happen Here? — with Rod Dreher

Off The Bench with Heidi St. John

***TODAY AND TOMORROW WE ARE REAIRING LISTENER FAVORITES!*** Have you seen it? The parallels between the slow but steady takeover of Communism in the former Soviet Union and what is happening right now in the United States under the guise of “social justice” is stunning. ***Find links and more in the show notes at HeidiStJohn.com*** Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/heidistjohn/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/heidistjohn/support


16 May 2022

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Classic Replay - "We are exiles in this world" w/ Rod Dreher

Irreverend: Faith and Current Affairs

We're on a post-Easter holiday this week, so journey back in time with us to November last year when we were just beginning our walk through the book of Revelation, Durham Cathedral was closing its doors to the infectious hordes of unvaccinated worshippers and Australia and Austria were attempting to outdo one another in competitive vaccine tyranny. In the second half of the episode, we were privileged to be joined by Rod Dreher who spoke to us about western's cultures significant drift away from Christianity and the implications for soft totalitarian political takeover and technocratic digital control. The answer to all of this? Orthodox Christian of course. Enjoy!Rod Dreher TwitterRod Dreher SubstackRod Dreher American ConservativeNotices:We are no longer uploading our main videos to YouTube. Please subscribe to us on Odysee: https://odysee.com/@irreverend:5Thanks to our Patreon sponsors! Support us from £1.50 plus VAT per month: https://patreon.com/irreverendJamie's Good Things Substack blog/newsletter: https://jamiefranklin.substack.comIrreverend Weekly Sermon Audio: https://irreverendsermonaudio.buzzsprout.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/IrreverendPodTelegram: https://t.me/irreverendpodEmail: irreverendpod@gmail.comAudio Podcast: https://irreverend.buzzsprout.comSupport the show


22 Apr 2022

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Rod Dreher: Culture, Christianity, and the Fate of the West - NatCon Brussels

The NatCon Squad

Rod Dreher's address at the Brussels National Conservatism Conference on March 23, 2022.


6 Apr 2022

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The Truth About Russia and Ukraine: Narratives, Moralizing, and Humanitarian Crises, with Rod Dreher and Michael Repass | Ep. 276

The Megyn Kelly Show

We look at the truth of Ukraine and Russia, from all angles and both sides. Megyn Kelly is joined by Rod Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative, and retired major general Michael Repass, to talk about the narrative about Russia and Ukraine in the mainstream media and the costs of countering the narrative, the power of "good intentions" when it comes to foreign policy, the ruling class push for war, the result and effect of moralizing on the crisis, what's behind the coverage of Russia compared to China or Saudi Arabia, the complicated relationship between Russia and Ukraine, corporations becoming moral arbiters, how "cancel culture" plays into the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the case for a limited no-fly zone over Ukraine, the ramifications of war with Ukraine, the actual effects of sanctions on Russia, the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and one that might be in Russia, the state of Putin's military, Putin's war strategy, the truth about NATO, America's involvement in Ukraine's past elections, and more.Follow The Megyn Kelly Show on all social platforms: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/MegynKellyTwitter: http://Twitter.com/MegynKellyShowInstagram: http://Instagram.com/MegynKellyShowFacebook: http://Facebook.com/MegynKellyShow Find out more information at: https://www.devilmaycaremedia.com/megynkellyshow

1hr 33mins

9 Mar 2022