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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.

Invaluable

By Sfefelstan - Jul 11 2018
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The most important cultural musings in podcastland.

iTunes Ratings

198 Ratings
Average Ratings
154
16
15
4
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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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 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
29 mins
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Rank #2: Kinless and Lonely - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 6. 19)

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Kay Hymowitz joins Mark to discuss the loneliness epidemic in America.
Aug 06 2019
32 mins
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Rank #3: R. R. Reno and Mary Eberstadt on Spirit Catholic Radio

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Mary Eberstadt and editor R. R. Reno discuss the current state of marriage on Spirit Catholic Radio. In 2009, there were a series of tell-all articles by women, published in New York Times and The Atlantic among others,that lamented the woes of marriage. Eberstadt, observing the trend, wrote up an analysis, “What Does Woman Want: The war between sexless,” published in the October 2009 of First Things.
Sep 24 2014
21 mins
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Rank #4: Proselytizing, a Pelagian Temptation - From the Editor's Office (8. 9. 19)

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Pastor Kevin Martin and Editor R. R. Reno discuss the proper role of missions in the church—and why missionary work and “proselytizing“ are two very different things.
Aug 09 2019
32 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 35 – The Fall of Gender Neutrality (12. 23. 17)

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On this episode of the FIRST THINGS Podcast:

Editor Rusty Reno talks with senior editor Julia Yost about the allegations and revelations of sexual misconduct that occupied Americans all this fall. Are we actually just re-learning that men and women are different?

Then, Julia examines the function of nostalgia in the great American Christmas songs, especially those composed by Jewish songwriters.
Dec 23 2017
42 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 30 – Two Deaths in England (8. 10. 17)

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On this episode of the FIRST THINGS Podcast:

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
45 mins
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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: The Terror of Existence - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8.2.19)

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Theodore Dalrymple discusses his book of essays “The Terror of Existence: From Ecclesiastes to Theatre of the Absurd,” co-authored with Kenneth Francis.
Aug 02 2019
34 mins
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Rank #11: 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
24 mins
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Rank #12: Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 6. 17) – Religion on the College Campus

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Drew Trotter joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the renewal of religion in higher education through his work with the Center for Christian Study and its network of campus chapters.
Sep 06 2017
24 mins
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Rank #13: 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 #14: Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 31. 17) – Supreme Court Round-up

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Mark Movsesian joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss recent cases appearing before the Supreme Court related to religious liberty. This is the first in an ongoing series of interviews on religion and culture.
Jul 31 2017
35 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 27 – Conservatism’s New Terms (4. 17. 17)

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On this episode of the FIRST THINGS Podcast:

Editor Rusty Reno talks to associate editor Julia Yost about a shift in the terms that govern our political debates. He argues that the primacy once given to “freedom” in American conservatism now is given to “nationalism”—or should be.

Then, literary editor Matthew Schmitz joins Julia to discuss a few recent news items: the curious case of Boston’s re-frocked priest; Mike Pence’s rules for a happy marriage; and the cautionary tale of the professor who practiced “radical inclusion.”
Apr 17 2017
48 mins
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Rank #16: 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
33 mins
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Rank #17: 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 #18: Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11. 9. 17) – The Decline and Fall of Catholic Schools

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Peter Meyer joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the history of Catholic education in the United States from its heyday in the 1960s to its virtual dissolution in the twenty-first century.
Nov 09 2017
38 mins
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Rank #19: Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 28. 18) - Conservatives and Moral Relativism

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Hadley Arkes joins Mark to discuss why it’s a mistake for conservatives to adopt an absolutist position on free speech.
Sep 28 2018
47 mins
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Rank #20: Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2. 27. 18) – In Praise of Bourgeois Culture

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Amy Wax joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss how our society’s abandonment of bourgeois norms and values has resulted in widespread behavioral dysfunction.
Feb 27 2018
28 mins
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