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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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But Why?

By tlchapman - Jul 25 2019
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I keep listening so that I can have some conservative voice in my ear. But the question I find myself asking every episode is “But why?” There are a lot of assertions, but very little background or reasoning for the conclusions. Also, the production quality is violently terrible. Occasionally some good guests.

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The most important cultural musings in podcastland.

iTunes Ratings

208 Ratings
Average Ratings
161
17
16
5
9

But Why?

By tlchapman - Jul 25 2019
Read more
I keep listening so that I can have some conservative voice in my ear. But the question I find myself asking every episode is “But why?” There are a lot of assertions, but very little background or reasoning for the conclusions. Also, the production quality is violently terrible. Occasionally some good guests.

Invaluable

By Sfefelstan - Jul 11 2018
Read more
The most important cultural musings in podcastland.
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First Things Podcast

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Rank #27 in Government category

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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: 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
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #2: 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
50 mins
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Rank #3: 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
35 mins
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Rank #4: Raising Kids In A Digital Age featuring Mark Bauerlein on Relevant Radio

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Raising Kids In A Digital Age featuring Mark Bauerlein on Relevant Radio by First Things
Dec 08 2014
20 mins
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Rank #5: 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
39 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 34 – Reformation! (11. 2. 17)

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On this episode of the FIRST THINGS Podcast:

Senior editor Julia Yost talks with Carl Trueman about Martin Luther, the German monk who argued against the practice of indulgences, and in the process changed the world.

Carl explains why Luther remains important, to Lutherans and other Protestants; whether Luther ushered in the secular age; which of the heroic Reformers would be best to be stranded on an island with; why Luther’s vernacular Bible was so revolutionary; how Protestants and Catholics of today should talk to each other; and more.
Nov 02 2017
39 mins
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Rank #7: 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
39 mins
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Rank #8: Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 29. 18) - Reno’s Books

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Senior editor Mark Bauerlein asks editor R. R. Reno about the books that formed him in youth.
Jun 29 2018
33 mins
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Rank #9: Aquinas for Evangelicals – Conversations with Mark Bauerlein

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In this episode, Francis Beckwith discusses his book “Never Doubt Thomas: The Catholic Aquinas as Evangelical and Protestant.”
Aug 16 2019
37 mins
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Rank #10: 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
34 mins
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Rank #11: Can the Religious Right Be Saved? Presented by Russell D. Moore

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Now in its 29th year, the Erasmus Lecture brings world-renowned speakers to New York—including Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Gilbert Meilaender, and Rabbi Jonathan Sacks—to address an audience of First Things friends and subscribers each year. The lecture also appears in the pages of First Things and on firstthings.com.
Oct 31 2016
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #12: Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4. 30. 18) – Three American Poets

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Mark Bauerlein discusses three poems about winter by American greats Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens.
Apr 30 2018
31 mins
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Rank #13: Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12. 7. 17) – Failure of Fatherhood

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Heather Mac Donald joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss how America’s high out-of-wedlock birthrate is at the heart of inner-city violence today.
Dec 07 2017
41 mins
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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
56 mins
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Rank #15: 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
33 mins
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Rank #16: From the Print Edition: “The Myth of Scientific Objectivity,” by William A. Wilson (November 2017)

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The purported objectivity of scientific inquiry is a damaging myth. Science has been ideologically captured since its birth, and “value-laden inquiry” is not a recent deviation but is rather fundamental to its successful practice.

Read the text version here: https://www.firstthings.com/article/2017/11/the-myth-of-scientific-objectivity

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Oct 27 2017
35 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 21 – Silence & Sherlock (1. 13. 17)

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On this spoiler-filled episode of the FIRST THINGS Podcast:

Associate editor Julia Yost talks with assistant editor Alexi Sargeant about Silence—the 1966 novel by Shusako Endo, newly adapted as a film by Martin Scorsese. Is the film better than the book? Will it win all the Oscars? Will it convert you to Death of God Theology?

Then, Leah Libresco joins for a discussion of Sherlock, the BBC’s update of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Great Detective, returning now for its fourth season. Is the series better or worse now than when it began? Is an iPhone cooler than a pocketwatch? Is Sherlock an addict, or isn’t he? What’s up with the fandom? And what do we want to see in the season finale?
Jan 13 2017
53 mins
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Rank #18: Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4. 4. 18) - The Dangers of Economism

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Richard Spady discusses his essay "Economics as Ideology," published in the April 2018 issue of First Things.
Apr 04 2018
31 mins
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Rank #19: 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
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #20: Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 22. 18) - Mary and the Art of Prayer

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Rachel Fulton Brown joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss her new book, “Mary and the Art of Prayer: The Hours of the Virgin in Medieval Christian Life and Thought.”
Jun 22 2018
38 mins
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