Rank #1: #161: Espionage at Carchemish
Host Dennis Leap and guest Deborah Leap discuss T. E. Lawrence’s extra-archaeological activities—the construction of the exhibition house—and his gun-running and espionage adventures as preparation for the Arab revolt against the Turks.
Jun 03 2019
Rank #2: #178: The Man Charles Krauthammer
Host Dennis Leap with guest Deborah Leap discuss Charles Krauthammer’s education and accomplishments.
Nov 04 2019
Rank #3: #180: Charles Krauthammer on Winston Churchill
Host Dennis Leap with guest Jude Flurry discuss the structure of Charles Krauthammer’s essays using his essay “Winston Churchill: The Indispensable Man."
Nov 18 2019
Rank #4: #165: The Greedy Sykes-Picot Agreement
Host Dennis Leap and guest James Brandon discuss the disastrous Sykes-Picot Agreement concerning the establishment of an Arab nation.
Jul 01 2019
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Rank #5: #182: Charles Krauthammer on Dogs, Part 1
Host Dennis Leap discusses Charles Krauthammer’s humorous essay "Of Dogs and Men.”
Dec 02 2019
Rank #6: #164: Lawrence—Bottle-Washer, Office Boy Pencil-Sharpener and Pen-Wiper
Host Dennis Leap and guest James Brandon discuss T. E. Lawrence’s expert skills working for the Cairo Intelligence office.
Jun 24 2019
Rank #7: #146: Who Is This Extraordinary Pip-squeak?
Host Dennis Leap discusses the historical background behind Chapter 1 of Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia, by Michael Korda.
Feb 18 2019
Rank #8: #149: Hero Finds His Arabic Hero, Part 2
Host Dennis Leap describes the development of the strong bond between Lawrence and Feisal, as recounted in Michael Korda’s book Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia.
Mar 11 2019
Rank #9: #170: Facing the Challenges After Aqaba, Part 1
Host Dennis Leap discusses the origin of the fomenting political unrest in today’s Middle East—the duplicity of human nature in everyone involved during World War I.
Sep 09 2019
Rank #10: #155: Lawrence’s Family Life, Part 2
Host Dennis Leap, along with guest Deborah Leap, discuss T. E. Lawrence’s life as a child and teenager, taken from Chapter 3, “The Family Romance,” of Michael Korda’s Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia.
Apr 22 2019
Rank #11: #192: Charles Krauthammer on ‘Body Worship’
Host Dennis Leap with special guest Deborah Leap discuss Charles Krauthammer’s humorous and absorbing essay “Body Worship.” Written in 1997, this essay discusses the new religion of liberal politicians. It provides a clear picture helping us understand how the radical left has been changing its stripes.
Feb 10 2020
Rank #12: #194: Charles Krauthammer Asks, ‘Are We Alone in the Universe?’ (Part 1)
Host Dennis Leap discusses Charles Krauthammer’s superb essay “Are We Alone in the Universe?” Incredible technology has been developed to help man see into the vast universe. With the discovery that at least 25 billion planets could possibly support life, scientists are asking, “Is Earth the only planet in the universe that has life?”
Feb 24 2020
Rank #13: #181: Charles Krauthammer on Teaching Creationism
Host Dennis Leap and guest Jude Flurry continue discussing Krauthammer’s essay structure using his essay “The Real Message of Creationism.”
Nov 25 2019
Rank #14: #172: The Balfour Declaration, Part 1
Host Dennis Leap along with special guest Brent Nagtegaal discuss the truth about the Balfour Declaration and its historical importance for the establishment of today’s Middle East.
Sep 23 2019
Rank #15: #151: Hero’s Cast of Supporting Characters, Part 2
Host Dennis Leap discusses the politicians and military personnel associated with T.E. Lawrence as he fought in the Arabic war against the Turks.
Mar 25 2019
Rank #16: #185: Charles Krauthammer on ‘The Church of Global Warming’
Host Dennis Leap discusses Charles Krauthammer’s essay “The Church of Global Warming.” Written in 2008, this essay gives a common sense appraisal of the religious-like fervor of climate-change activists. Dennis also brings into the discussion Joel Hilliker’s January 2020 Philadelphia Trumpet article, “The Unseen Consequences of Climate Change.”
Dec 23 2019
Rank #17: #187: Charles Krauthammer on ‘The Bush Derangement Syndrome’
Host Dennis Leap and special guest James Brandon discuss Charles Krauthammer’s essay “The Bush Derangement Syndrome.” Written in 2003, this essay proves that history is repeating itself in the deranged climate overshadowing today’s partisan politics.
Jan 06 2020
Rank #18: #160: Dig Challenges at Carchemish
Host Dennis Leap and guest Deborah Leap discuss the Carchemish dig challenges, how T. E. Lawrence won the hearts of the Arabs, and his experience with the raucous Kurds.
May 27 2019
Rank #19: #197: Charles Krauthammer Chortles, ‘The Appeal of the Ordeal,’ Part 1
In his tongue-in-cheek essay “The Appeal of Ordeal," Mr. Krauthammer takes us deep into his thinking about the “human propensity to test the worthiness of a thing by seeing how well it stands up to abuse.” Host Dennis Leap focuses on Krauthammer’s reflection over people’s willingness to prove themselves by running a marathon.
Mar 16 2020
Rank #20: #201: Just the Best Literature Celebrates 200 Programs
In this hourlong special, host Dennis Leap celebrates completing over 200 podcasts with his favorite picks from four years of broadcasting.
Apr 13 2020