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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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By Irishcatholic1934 - Feb 14 2020
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Perfect opening for this segment. Thank you for you high quality podcasts.🕯

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.

iTunes Ratings

277 Ratings
Average Ratings
215
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20
8
13

Sweden

By Irishcatholic1934 - Feb 14 2020
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Perfect opening for this segment. Thank you for you high quality podcasts.🕯

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.
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First Things Podcast

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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 31 – Welcome to Post-Christian Society (8. 25. 17)

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On this episode of the FIRST THINGS Podcast:

Editor Rusty Reno talks with associate editor Julia Yost about the violence in Charlottesville. Rusty observes that racial unrest has changed since the Civil Rights era: The right has cribbed a sociopolitical critique from the left, and the left has learned paramilitary tactics from the right. The replications are ominous.

Then, senior editor Matthew Schmitz talks with Julia about Convertgate, the recent dust-up in which liberal cradle Catholics instructed converts not to criticize the pope. Julia points out the incongruity of this spasm of liberal ultramontanism.

Aug 25 2017

50mins

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Rank #2: Myth, Modernity, and Mr. Peterson - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5.11.20)

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Ron Dart, editor of the recent volume “Myth and Meaning in Jordan Peterson,” discusses Peterson’s work from a Christian perspective.

May 11 2020

30mins

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Rank #3: Episode 6 – Asexual Millennials (8. 19. 16)

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A surprising new study reveals that members of the Millennial Generation are avoiding sex—and for all the wrong reasons. Rusty, Mark, and Julia discuss the impact of careerism, pornography, and the fear of “catching feelings,” and what it all means for Christian morality. Then, Rusty uses the “Elephant Graph” to explain why, in this age of globalization, there is no longer a harmony of economic interests between elites in the West and the middle classes they are elected to lead. Can the nation-state survive? Finally, Rusty and Mark try to guess the authors of three aphorisms, each on the subject of “Youth and Age.”

Aug 19 2016

37mins

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Rank #4: Episode 9 – Trigger Warning! (9. 9. 16)

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Phyllis Schlafly, anti-feminist icon and foe of the Equal Rights Amendment, died this week. Rusty, Mark, and Julia discuss her legacy—with the help of their special guest, journalist and editor and all-around legend Midge Decter. Then, it’s time to head back to campus—and that means getting up to speed on the new rules for avoiding microaggressions. Is it still okay to say “you guys”? Rusty has sympathy for the special snowflakes; Mark and Julia have stories from the trenches.

Sep 09 2016

43mins

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Rank #5: The Theological Roots of Foreign Policy, Presented by Michael Doran

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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

1hr 7mins

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Rank #6: The Consolation of Poetry - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5.14.20)

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Micah Mattix discusses his recent book, “The Soul Is a Stranger in This World: Essays on Poets and Poetry.”

May 14 2020

34mins

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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: Episode 5 – Is God Still Dead? (8. 12. 16)

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God was pronounced dead by Time Magazine fifty years ago—and now He’s deader than ever, according to Matthew Rose. Joining Rusty and Julia, Matt argues that our present age was heralded in 1966 by the Death of God theologians, who viewed secularity as the highest development of Christian ethics. Julia then interviews Rusty about his new book, Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society. Our culture is falling apart—which is good news and bad news, according to Rusty. Why is he optimistic that Christians will be the leaven in an increasingly decadent society? Finally, Julia hosts a game of “Stump the Editors” with Rusty, Mark, and Matthew. Play along and test your knowledge of literature!

Musical credit: Dave Brubeck.

Aug 12 2016

40mins

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Rank #9: Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 27. 18) - Who is Brett Kavanaugh?

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Mark Movsesian joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

Jul 27 2018

36mins

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Rank #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: Episode 29 – A Militant Church (7. 24. 17)

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On this episode of the FIRST THINGS Podcast:

Editor Rusty Reno and literary editor Matthew Schmitz talk to associate editor Julia Yost about a recent article in the Jesuit journal La Civiltà Cattolica. According to the authors, both of whom are advisers to Pope Francis, American Evangelicals and Catholics are warmongers and apocalyptic cultists bent on establishing a theocratic state. What does the article reveal about American religious conservatives—and about its authors?

Then, Julia reflects on her experience reviewing Louise Milligan’s Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell.

Jul 24 2017

39mins

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Rank #14: Episode 11 – American Caesar (9. 23. 16)

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Helen Andrews provides some historical perspective on the choice Americans must make this November—between two styles of dictator, the personalist (Trump) and the clientelist (Clinton). She looks back on the last president who combined these two styles, as an illustration of how momentous a dictatorial presidency can be. Then, Matthew Walther previews a new edition of T. H. White’s “The Once and Future King,” a novel that contains more metaphysics, and less fantasy, than you think. Finally, Walther takes aim at E. B. White (no relation), explaining why “Elements of Style” is overrated and the passive voice is underrated.

Sep 23 2016

41mins

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Rank #15: 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 #16: The Diversity Delusion - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2. 1. 19)

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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

31mins

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Rank #17: Ross Douthat On Decadence - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.16.20)

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Ross Douthat discusses his new book, “The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success.”

Mar 16 2020

34mins

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Rank #18: 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 #19: 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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Rank #20: Episode 30 – Two Deaths in England (8. 10. 17)

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Associate editor Julia Yost discusses the death of Charlie Gard with Charles Camosy, associate professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham and author of “Learning from Charlie Gard.” Camosy argues that the removal of Charlie’s ventilator constituted an act of euthanasia. We need to call this act what it is—as hospitals increasingly aim at the death by omission, on the basis of quality-of-life judgments.

Then, Julia marks the 200th anniversary summer of the death of Jane Austen, with a reflection on sin and death in Austen’s novels.

Aug 10 2017

45mins

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The End of the Blaine Amendments? - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8.3.20)

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Peter Stravinskas joins contributing editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss school choice and the Supreme Court’s decision in “Espinoza v. Montana.”

Aug 03 2020

31mins

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Catholic Schools After COVID-19 - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.30.20)

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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

28mins

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Climate Change Anxiety - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.27.20)

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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

33mins

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Presidential Self-Restraint - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.23.20)

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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

34mins

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Protest of the Elites - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.20.20)

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Sumantra Maitra explains why elites are leading the current wave of iconoclastic protests in the U.S. and U.K.

Jul 20 2020

32mins

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The New Feudalism - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.16.20)

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On this episode, Joel Kotkin discusses his book “The Coming of Neo-Feudalism: A Warning to the Global Middle Class.”

Jul 16 2020

32mins

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The Church In Mission - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.13.20)

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On this episode, George Weigel discusses his new book “The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission.”

Jul 13 2020

34mins

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SCOTUS Redefines “Sex” - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.9.20)

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Hadley Arkes and Mark Bauerlein discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling in “Bostock v. Clayton County.”

Jul 09 2020

34mins

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Israel and the Church - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.6.20)

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Benjamin Merkle discusses his book “Discontinuity to Continuity: A Survey of Dispensational and Covenantal Theologies.”

Jul 06 2020

31mins

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A Failure of Responsibility - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7.2.20)

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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

31mins

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Driving and Democracy - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.29.20)

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On this episode, Matthew B. Crawford discusses his new book, “Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road.”

Jun 29 2020

37mins

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Battles at the U.N. - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.25.20)

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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

32mins

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Free Speech in the Digital Public Square - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.22.20)

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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

29mins

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The Decline of Journalism - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.18.20)

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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

30mins

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The Place of Science in Political Life - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.15.20)

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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

33mins

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Reporting on American Religion, Part Two - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.11.20)

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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

30mins

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Reporting on American Religion, Part One - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.8.20)

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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

32mins

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A Vanishing Freedom - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.4.20)

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Luke C. Sheahan discusses freedom of association and his book “Why Associations Matter: The Case for First Amendment Pluralism.”

Jun 04 2020

35mins

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The Corruption of Universities - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6.1.20)

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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

31mins

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The Rise of Anti-Art - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5.28.20)

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Michelle Kamhi discusses the contemporary artworld and her book “Bucking the Artworld Tide: Reflections on Art, Pseudo Art, Art Education & Theory.”

May 28 2020

32mins

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iTunes Ratings

277 Ratings
Average Ratings
215
21
20
8
13

Sweden

By Irishcatholic1934 - Feb 14 2020
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Perfect opening for this segment. Thank you for you high quality podcasts.🕯

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.