Cover image of David French

David French

86 Podcast Episodes

Latest 9 Feb 2023 | Updated Daily

Episode artwork

David French and Curtis Chang Answer Listener Mail

Good Faith

Show Notes:A New Chapter in Millennial Church Attendance: “Patterns of attendance among younger generations can be especially important—and perplexing—for pastors to understand, in their own church and at large. Barna Group has studied the intersection of faith and culture for nearly four decades, with an emphasis on generational trends. This article explores recent data to help church leaders ground themselves in the present reality of church attendance across generations—especially Millennials—in 2022.”The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated Americaby Richard Rothstein: “Richard Rothstein argues with exacting precision and fascinating insight how segregation in America—the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much recent social strife—is the byproduct of explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels.”The Technological Society by Jacques Ellul: “Ellul offers a penetrating analysis of our technological civilization, showing how technology—which began innocuously enough as a servant of humankind—threatens to overthrow humanity itself in its ongoing creation of an environment that meets its own ends.”Nancy French’s entertainment suggestion tweet thread: “In the French house, David and I love to watch series. Frequently, people ask what good shows we've watched, so I thought I'd start a list (and I'll keep adding to it) of some of the binge-worthy TV we've enjoyed.”Fasting: The Ancient Practices by Scot McKnight: “Christianity has traditionally been at odds with the human body. At times in the history of the church, Christians have viewed the body and physical desires as the enemy. Now, Scot McKnight, best-selling author of The Jesus Creed , reconnects the spiritual and the physical in the ancient discipline of fasting.”

1hr 12mins

21 Jan 2023

Episode artwork

David French: Our Religious Freedoms Are Not Hanging by a Thread

The Bulwark Podcast

New York Times-bound David French tells Charlie Sykes how he re-thought same-sex marriage, how he felt he was living in a bubble, and how religious liberty is more strongly protected than it's ever been. Plus, the inevitability of George Santos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


17 Jan 2023

Similar People

Episode artwork

Taking from the Poor and Giving to the Rich? David French on Why Student Loan Forgiveness Is Regressive and Unfair

Are You Kidding Me?

The Biden administration recently announced its decision to forgive $10,000 in student loans for borrowers making less than $125,000 per year and up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients. Is this policy the best way to help kids? Is it even legal?In this episode, Naomi and Ian are joined by David French, senior editor at The Dispatch and columnist for The Atlantic. David explains that this $400 billion proposal is effectively financial relief given to one of society’s most privileged populations. Most of the taxpayers footing this bill aren’t college graduates, and it’s unreasonable to ask them to subsidize the education debt of people who stand to earn more money over the course of their lifetimes. David also breaks down why this idea is on shaky legal ground, in part because the administration has to demonstrate that this relief is tied to an actual emergency. After Biden declared, “the pandemic is over,” that argument is harder to make. Resources:• Why Biden’s Debt-Relief Plan ‘Pings Our Sense of Unfairness’ | David French | The Atlantic• Biden’s Student Loan Announcement Is a Regressive, Expensive Mistake | The Washington Post Editorial BoardShow Notes: • 01:21 | How the relief program benefits the most economically advantaged classes of people• 06:37 | A discouraging message to frugal and hardworking students • 08:30 | Legal landscape: the concept of standing• 13:06 | Legal landscape: the program's unconstitutionality• 17:35 | What is the political calculus behind student debt relief?• 21:15 | Prioritizing policies that support young people on finding the right career path


26 Oct 2022

Episode artwork

What can we do about gun violence? - with Arne Duncan and David French

You Might Be Right

From red flag laws to gun idolatry and the impact of the new bipartisan gun bill, Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education, and David French, Senior Editor of The Dispatch, join Governors Bredesen and Haslam to discuss ways to address gun violence. Duncan, founder of Chicago CRED, discusses his nonprofit’s work to reduce gun violence in his hometown. French, a constitutional lawyer and conservative commentator, shares his views on the “deep responsibility” he has as a gun owner and how he came to support red flag laws.


14 Sep 2022

Most Popular

Episode artwork

David French: Author of Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation

The Power Hungry Podcast

David French is a senior editor at The Dispatch. In this episode, David (who first appeared on the podcast in 2020) talks about what has changed since his book -- Divided We Fall: America’s Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation – came out two years ago, how the pandemic exacerbated the divisions in America, the religious divisions in the Democratic party, gun laws, and why public figures like LeBron James, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Dolly Parton can help unite the country. (Recorded August 5, 2022.)

1hr 15mins

16 Aug 2022

Episode artwork

David French on Abortion

The Good Fight

David French is a columnist for The Atlantic and senior editor at The Dispatch. His books include Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation and The Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can't Ignore. French received a Bronze Star for service during Operation Iraqi Freedom and, as an attorney, litigated cases surrounding issues of religious and personal liberties. He is a member of Persuasion's board of advisors.In this week’s conversation, Yascha Mounk and David French discuss whether Donald Trump should be prosecuted for his actions on and before January 6th, 2021; the moral status of abortion; and why French, despite being a longstanding member of the pro-life movement, is not celebrating the demise of Roe v. Wade.This transcript has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity.Please do listen and spread the word about The Good Fight.If you have not yet signed up for our podcast, please do so now by following this link on your phone.Email: podcast@persuasion.community Website: http://www.persuasion.communityPodcast production by John Taylor Williams, and Brendan RuberryConnect with us!Spotify | Apple | GoogleTwitter: @Yascha_Mounk & @joinpersuasionYoutube: Yascha MounkLinkedIn: Persuasion CommunityLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 6mins

9 Jul 2022

Episode artwork

Senior Editor of the Dispatch, David French

Sideline Sanity with Michele Tafoya

What to do about guns in America?  Are Red Flag laws the way to go?  And why has our gun culture become so aggressive, as people sometimes pose with their guns for Christmas cards or campaign mailers?  We discuss with the always thoughtful David French, author, attorney and Iraq War Vet.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


21 Jun 2022

Episode artwork

Faith in Politics: With David French

The Michael Steele Podcast

Michael Steele and David French sit down for a conversation on the intersection of culture, politics and faith. The pair discuss white evangelicalism, finding good leaders, what our gun culture says about our country, the courage to confront the unpersuadable and shifting away from our apocalyptic, "six minutes to midnight" view of politics. Enjoyed this episode? Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts!


8 Jun 2022

Episode artwork

David French is warning evangelicals away from authoritarianism

The Long Game

David French, my guest today, is senior editor at The Dispatch, contributing writer at The Atlantic, co-host of the "Good Faith" podcast with Curtis Chang. He is author of several books, most recently, "Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation." David has a long career as a lawyer who has fought for religious liberty of all faiths, but especially conservatives. He is super conservative himself, as you will hear in this conversation when he talks about his view of abortion. But over the last several years, French has become a pariah to many on the right. French has in essence become the target for conservatives who believe that America is so hostile to their views and their way of life that it is no longer possible to try to reach agreement and compromise and accommodation through the regular means of democratic processes.In short, David French has become a standard-bearer for conservatives who still believe in democracy, and a target for those on the right who range from skeptical that democracy can work for them anymore, to those who are outright hostile to democracy.In this conversation we discuss what David French and Curtis Chang are doing to try to rebuild the walls of christian conservative commitments to democracy and classical liberalism, which is different from partisan or political liberalism. Curtis was on this podcast last year to talk about his work on "Christians and the Vaccine." And then in the second half of this conversation, we talk about Roe v Wade and what happens next.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/thelonggame. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 2mins

13 May 2022

Episode artwork

Season 4 Episode 9: "Justice, Mercy, and Politics with David French"

Southside Rabbi

Southside Tribe, what up?! We got a fantastic people for you this week! Our brother David French carved out some time to chat with us about the Christian call to justice and mercy, as well as sharing and breaking down one of his favorite passages of Scripture with us. We discuss the discrepancy between the early Christian Church's approach to engaging society as opposed to the nationalism and thirst for political power we see in today's times. Ameen also shares a story regarding his selection for the 2016 presidential candidate!Full episode on all audio platforms, and full video on our Patreon community!! Become a Patreon member for Early Access & Exclusive Content - https://patreon.com/SouthsiderabbiFollow us Online:Twitter - https://twitter.com/SouthsideRabbiInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/southsiderabbi/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SouthsideRabbiPodcast/Spotify Podcast - https://open.spotify.com/show/5x4C4SDXH6FEcEqZ8qwYQt?si=Z-U9DEMlRryEFyQJmGtcswApple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/southside-rabbi/id1480311293Google Podcasts - https://tinyurl.com/2p9ewhweEmail us at Southsiderabbipodcast@gmail.comSouthside Rabbi is proudly sponsored by the Christian Standard Bible translation - csbible.com Southside Rabbi is proudly sponsored by Samaritan Ministries - Learn more at samaritanministries.org/southsiderabbiIntro music produced by Randeaux- https://www.instagram.com/randeauxbandeaux/Contact at randeauxbandeaux@gmail.comOutro music produced by KB.All rights reserved by their respective owners.

1hr 13mins

21 Apr 2022