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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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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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A one-stop podcast for conservative religious views

By redshift13 - Dec 24 2019
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The good: Worth a listen even if, like me, you’re on opposite sides of most of the issues. The variety and quality of the guests is mostly decent. The not as good: The show host, Mark Bauerlein, is adequate to the task. Although you’ll quickly pick up on an annoying habit of his, which is is to repeat in his own words a point that was already made, but gives the impression of having come up with it first. A bit more self-awareness would be in order, if I dare say so.

InZanne

By Stungly - Dec 07 2019
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Great Podcast about Howard Zinn and his idiocy. I am going to get the book. He was a pathetic ideologue who didn't mind people dying for 'his' cause. Thank you Mary Grabar for the book.

iTunes Ratings

236 Ratings
Average Ratings
182
18
18
7
11

A one-stop podcast for conservative religious views

By redshift13 - Dec 24 2019
Read more
The good: Worth a listen even if, like me, you’re on opposite sides of most of the issues. The variety and quality of the guests is mostly decent. The not as good: The show host, Mark Bauerlein, is adequate to the task. Although you’ll quickly pick up on an annoying habit of his, which is is to repeat in his own words a point that was already made, but gives the impression of having come up with it first. A bit more self-awareness would be in order, if I dare say so.

InZanne

By Stungly - Dec 07 2019
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Great Podcast about Howard Zinn and his idiocy. I am going to get the book. He was a pathetic ideologue who didn't mind people dying for 'his' cause. Thank you Mary Grabar for the book.
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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

Rank #1: Episode 10 – Against Gender (9. 16. 16)

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Remember that time Slate alerted the civilized world to our terrifying feature article on “gay denialism”? Michael W. Hannon was the author of that feature, “Against Heterosexuality,” and he sits down with Matthew and Julia to recall his bombshell and reflect on its consistency with his present life with the Norbertine Fathers. On sexuality and gender, he has opinions to spare. Facebook’s seventy-one gender options: Too much? Or not enough? Then Rusty joins, fresh off his victory (or was it?) in a debate over Catholic perspectives on immigration. Should our preferential option be for immigrants, or for those who are already our neighbors?

Sep 16 2016

43mins

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Rank #2: The Battle Over Religious Liberty - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.23.19)

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In this episode, Luke Goodrich discusses his recent book “Free to Believe: The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America.”

Dec 23 2019

32mins

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Rank #3: Sohrab’s Conservatism - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 7. 19)

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Sohrab Ahmari discusses common good conservatism and his recent essay: “Against David French-ism.”

Jun 07 2019

27mins

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Rank #4: Aristopopulism with Patrick Deneen

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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

1hr 6mins

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Rank #5: Chesterton and Trump - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 6. 19)

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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

31mins

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Rank #6: Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 31. 18) - Modernism and the Control of Nature

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Michael Hanby joins Mark to discuss his 2016 First Things article “A More Perfect Absolutism.”

Aug 31 2018

35mins

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Rank #7: The Idol of Our Age - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1. 25. 19)

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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

33mins

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Rank #8: Raising Kids In A Digital Age featuring Mark Bauerlein on Relevant Radio

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Dec 08 2014

20mins

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Rank #9: The Struggle for Western Civilization - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 26. 19)

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Samuel Gregg discusses his latest book, “Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization.”

Jul 26 2019

35mins

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Rank #10: Episode 12 – A Catholic Spring? (10. 14. 16)

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Matthew responds to criticisms of his New York Times op-ed, “Has Pope Francis Failed?,” and reminds liberal Catholics of their claim that liberalizing doctrine and rhetoric would bring alienated believers back to the Church. Plus: What do the three new American cardinals tell us about Francis’s agenda? Then, First Things staffers stage a dramatic reading of the Clintonites’ Catholic-themed emails, revealed by WikiLeaks this week. Matthew and Julia discuss the proper response. Finally, Bob Dylan has won this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature. Matthew reflects on Dylan’s legacy and achievements, and why Bill Gothard was right about secular music.

Oct 14 2016

39mins

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Rank #11: Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 3. 18) - Leo Strauss’s Catholic Readers

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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

33mins

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Rank #12: The Memoirs of St. Peter - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5. 17. 19)

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Michael Pakaluk discusses his new book: “The Memoirs of St. Peter: A New Translation of the Gospel According to Mark.”

May 17 2019

31mins

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Rank #13: Strong Gods and Weak Gods - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.15.19)

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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

34mins

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Rank #14: Episode 19 – Therapeutic Culture (12. 13. 16)

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On this episode of the FIRST THINGS Podcast: Editor Rusty Reno introduces Philip Rieff’s The Triumph of the Therapeutic: The Uses of Faith after Freud. Published in 1966 and still fresh today, Rieff’s book (we particularly recommend the introduction) is the original and best critique of our therapeutic culture. Then, Senior editor Mark Bauerlein and associate editor Julia Yost discuss the 2016 season in college football.

Dec 13 2016

56mins

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Rank #15: The Disputed Teachings of Vatican II - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1. 11. 19)

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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

24mins

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Rank #16: Converting Modernity - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.21.19)

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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

32mins

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Rank #17: The Household and the Cosmos - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 9. 19)

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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

29mins

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Rank #18: The War on Christian America - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 23. 19)

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David Horowitz discusses his latest book, “Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America.”

Aug 23 2019

27mins

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Rank #19: Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 14. 18) - Renewal in Catholic Schools

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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

34mins

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Rank #20: The Future of Religious Schools - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.28.19)

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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

30mins

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How to Think About the First Amendment - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.16.19)

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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

38mins

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The Story of Billy Graham - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.13.19)

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On this episode, Grant Wacker discusses his recent biography of Billy Graham, “One Soul At a Time.”

Jan 13 2020

32mins

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The Power of Public Policy - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.9.20)

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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

30mins

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The Case For Classical Education - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein

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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

34mins

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How Money Became Dangerous - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.2.20)

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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

35mins

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Learning in the Fast Lane - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.30.19)

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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

33mins

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The Corruption of Common Sense - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.27.19)

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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

34mins

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The Battle Over Religious Liberty - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.23.19)

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In this episode, Luke Goodrich discusses his recent book “Free to Believe: The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America.”

Dec 23 2019

32mins

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Rust Belt Catholics - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.19.19)

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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

29mins

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The Charter School Challenge - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.16.19)

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Max Eden joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the charter school movement—particularly the success of the Great Hearts academies.

Dec 16 2019

34mins

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False Positive - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.12.19)

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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

30mins

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The Christian Revolution - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.9.19)

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Tom Holland joins the podcast to discuss his book “Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World.”

Dec 09 2019

35mins

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Who Was Howard Zinn? - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.6.19)

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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

29mins

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On Camille Paglia - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.4.19)

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Emily Esfahani Smith joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss the work of Camille Paglia.

Dec 04 2019

32mins

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Kavanaugh and the Future of the Supreme Court - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.25.19)

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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

34mins

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Antonin Scalia, Man of Faith - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.22.19)

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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

34mins

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Strong Gods and Weak Gods - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.15.19)

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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

34mins

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Great Christian Jurists - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.8.19)

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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

33mins

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American Power - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.7.19)

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Lawrence Mead discusses his recent book, “Burdens of Freedom: Cultural Difference and American Power.”

Nov 13 2019

37mins

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The Tyranny of Virtue - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.1.19)

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Robert Boyers discusses his latest book, “The Tyranny of Virtue: Identity, the Academy, and the Hunt for Political Heresies.”

Nov 13 2019

37mins

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iTunes Ratings

236 Ratings
Average Ratings
182
18
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7
11

A one-stop podcast for conservative religious views

By redshift13 - Dec 24 2019
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The good: Worth a listen even if, like me, you’re on opposite sides of most of the issues. The variety and quality of the guests is mostly decent. The not as good: The show host, Mark Bauerlein, is adequate to the task. Although you’ll quickly pick up on an annoying habit of his, which is is to repeat in his own words a point that was already made, but gives the impression of having come up with it first. A bit more self-awareness would be in order, if I dare say so.

InZanne

By Stungly - Dec 07 2019
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Great Podcast about Howard Zinn and his idiocy. I am going to get the book. He was a pathetic ideologue who didn't mind people dying for 'his' cause. Thank you Mary Grabar for the book.