More Than Politics

More Than Politics

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A podcast for those of us who want something more than what we’ve come to expect from politics — and from our political discourse. Each week, More Than Politics will feature a conversation that helps put today’s politics in context, that honestly an


MTP 13: The Kitchen Sink Pundit, Debates Edition with Dr. Jill Scheibler
Oct 16 • 69 min
In this episode Julie Walsh is again joined by her friend, Dr. Jill Scheibler, for a conversation about the presidential and vice-presidential debates, the president’s Covid diagnosis, the plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor, absentee voting (and the…
MTP 12: Impossible Dreams of a Better Civic Future with Julia Harrell
Oct 8 • 73 min
Julie Walsh talks with Julia Harrell in her most freewheeling podcast conversation yet. They discuss some of the biggest challenges of our time – and then they dream about what a better world would look like. From democracy to education to the news…
MTP 11: The Importance of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dissent, and Running for Office with Abigail Benjamin
Oct 4 • 71 min
Julie Walsh and Abigail Benjamin discuss the life and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the importance of good-hearted political debate and being willing to dissent from your peers, and Abigail’s experience of running for public office for the first…
MTP 10: On Executive Power with Dr. Michael Towle
Sep 25 • 60 min
Julie Walsh and Dr. Michael Towle discuss the concept of executive power – the power assigned by our constitution to the executive branch of government – and given to it (or taken by it), over more than two hundred years of muddling through the checks…
MTP 9: Being Open to the Idea that You Might Be Wrong with Dr. Linda Wansi
Sep 17 • 62 min
Julie Walsh and Dr. Linda Wansi discuss a topic that any good citizen – and especially any good Christian – should be willing to wrestle with: being open to the idea that we could be wrong.From abortion to race to spiritual hang-ups in their own lives,…
Bonus: The Blue Sky Day
Sep 11 • 11 min
In this special, bonus episode, Julie Walsh commemorates the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. She was very near the tragedy that day – working in her office just a half-mile from the Pentagon when the plane struck the…
MTP 8: The Kitchen Sink Pundit, Conventions edition (Part 2) with Dr. Jill Scheibler
Sep 5 • 53 min
In this episode Julie Walsh is again joined by her friend, Dr. Jill Scheibler, for the second part of their conversation on the 2020 Democratic and Republican National Conventions.Jill is a community psychologist, a college professor and research…
MTP 7: The Kitchen Sink Pundit, Conventions edition (Part 1) with Dr. Jill Scheibler
Sep 1 • 47 min
In this episode Julie Walsh is joined by her friend, Dr. Jill Scheibler. The two put on their amateur pundit hats to discuss the 2020 Democratic and Republican National Conventions.Jill is a community psychologist, a college professor and research…
MTP 6: On Being Politically Uncomfortable with Leslie Sholly
Aug 25 • 62 min
In this episode Julie Walsh talks with writer Leslie Sholly about the experience of being politically uncomfortable. The two enjoy a kinship of sorts: their political views are similar to one another, but make them outliers in their respective…
MTP 5: The U.S. on the World Stage (Part 2) with Dr. Kristen Urban
Aug 13 • 51 min
In this episode Julie Walsh talks with Dr. J. Kristen Urban, Professor Emerita from Mount St. Mary’s University. Dr. Urban, who has taught a variety of courses related to international politics, has spent time in Israel/Palestine, Russia, Romania,…
MTP 4: Providing Context on Lebanon with Dr. Kristen Urban (Emergency Episode)
Aug 8 • 36 min
In this “emergency” episode, Julie Walsh seeks to provide context on Lebanon for those who are tracking developments related to the August 4th explosion in Beirut, but who don’t know much about the country where it took place.She talks with Dr. J….
MTP 3: The U.S. on the World Stage (Part 1) with Dr. Kristen Urban
Aug 6 • 43 min
In this episode Julie Walsh talks with Dr. J. Kristen Urban, Professor Emerita from Mount St. Mary’s University. Dr. Urban, who has taught a variety of courses related to international politics, has spent time in Israel/Palestine, Russia, Romania,…
MTP 2: Discussing This Moment (of Pandemic and Protest) with John Miller
Jul 30 • 42 min
In this episode Julie Walsh talks with John Miller, an award-winning journalist and filmmaker who, as a staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal for 13 years, reported from over 40 countries. John, an American, grew up in Brussels. He now lives in…
MTP 1: Introducing “More Than Politics” (and Myself)
Jul 27 • 27 min
This first episode of “More Than Politics” is an introduction to the ideas behind the podcast: the personal and professional stories that brought the host to this point, and the political philosophy those stories engendered in her.Julie Varner Walsh’s…
Coming Soon: More Than Politics
Jul 15 • 1 min
Introducing: “More Than Politics”, a podcast for those of us who want something more than what we’ve come to expect from politics – and from our political discourse.Each week, More Than Politics will feature a conversation that helps us put today’s…