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First Things Podcast

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The War that Changed America in the World - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2.18.20)
Feb 18 • 38 min
Clay Risen discusses his recent book, “The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century.”
Sweden Is on Edge - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2.13.20)
Feb 13 • 28 min
In 2019, there were over 230 bombings in Sweden—more than in any other Western country. Paulina Neuding joins the podcast to help us understand the crisis.
A Striking State of the Union Address - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2.10.20)
Feb 10 • 33 min
R. R. Reno joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss New York architecture, Trump’s State of the Union Address, and the future of the pro-life movement.
A Conversation with Douglas Murray - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2.6.20)
Feb 6 • 37 min
Douglas Murray discusses his recent book, “The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race, and Identity.”
Catholics and Inclusion Statements - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2.3.20)
Feb 3 • 30 min
Patrick Reilly discusses his recent First Things essay, “The Nondiscrimination Dance,” and why Catholic schools shouldn’t adopt “inclusion statements.”
Why Go To College? - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.30.20)
Jan 30 • 30 min
Johann Neem joins the podcast to discuss his recent book, “What’s the Point of College?: Seeking Purpose in an Age of Reform.”
The Law of Liberty - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein(1.27.20)
Jan 27 • 30 min
Peter Leithart discusses his forthcoming book, “The Ten Commandments: A Guide to the Perfect Law of Liberty.”
The State of School Reform - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.23.20)
Jan 23 • 26 min
Mark and Michael Petrilli discuss the latest in K-12 education news.
How China Changed Hollywood - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.21.20)
Jan 21 • 38 min
Martha Bayles and Mark Bauerlein discuss the many ways the American film industry has caved to the demands of the Chinese market.
How to Think About the First Amendment - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.16.19)
Jan 16 • 38 min
On this episode, Stanley Fish discusses his recent book, “The First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump.”
The Story of Billy Graham - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.13.19)
Jan 13 • 32 min
On this episode, Grant Wacker discusses his recent biography of Billy Graham, “One Soul At a Time.”
The Power of Public Policy - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.9.20)
Jan 9 • 30 min
Oren Cass discusses his recent First Things essay, “The Problem With the Culture Problem,” and his book “The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal of Work in America.”
The Case For Classical Education - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein
Jan 6 • 34 min
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.
How Money Became Dangerous - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1.2.20)
Jan 2 • 35 min
Chris Varelas joins the podcast to discuss his book “How Money Became Dangerous: The Inside Story of Our Turbulent Relationship with Modern Finance.”
Learning in the Fast Lane - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.30.19)
Dec 30, 2019 • 33 min
Chester Finn joins the podcast to discuss his book “Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement.”
The Corruption of Common Sense - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.27.19)
Dec 27, 2019 • 34 min
On this episode, Thomas Patterson discusses his recent book, “How America Lost Its Mind: The Assault on Reason That’s Crippling Our Democracy.”
The Battle Over Religious Liberty - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.23.19)
Dec 23, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode, Luke Goodrich discusses his recent book “Free to Believe: The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America.”
Rust Belt Catholics - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.19.19)
Dec 19, 2019 • 29 min
Charles McElwee joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss the decline of Catholicism in struggling Rust Belt communities—and attempts to revive Rust Belt parishes.
The Charter School Challenge - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.16.19)
Dec 16, 2019 • 34 min
Max Eden joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the charter school movement—particularly the success of the Great Hearts academies.
False Positive - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.12.19)
Dec 12, 2019 • 30 min
Theodore Dalrymple discusses his latest book, “False Positive: A Year of Error, Omission, and Political Correctness in the New England Journal of Medicine.”
The Christian Revolution - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.9.19)
Dec 9, 2019 • 35 min
Tom Holland joins the podcast to discuss his book “Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World.”
Who Was Howard Zinn? - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.6.19)
Dec 6, 2019 • 29 min
On this episode, Mary Grabar discusses her recent book, “Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing the Fake History That Turned a Generation against America.”
On Camille Paglia - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12.4.19)
Dec 4, 2019 • 32 min
Emily Esfahani Smith joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss the work of Camille Paglia.
Kavanaugh and the Future of the Supreme Court - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.25.19)
Nov 25, 2019 • 34 min
Mollie Hemingway joins Mark to discuss her recent book, “Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court,” co-written with Carrie Severino. https://www.amazon.com/Justice-Trial-Kavanaugh-Confirmation-Supreme/dp/1621579832
Antonin Scalia, Man of Faith - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.22.19)
Nov 22, 2019 • 34 min
Christopher Scalia joins the podcast to discuss a recent volume he edited: a collection of essays by his late father Justice Antonin Scalia, titled “On Faith: Lessons From an American Believer.”
Strong Gods and Weak Gods - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.15.19)
Nov 15, 2019 • 34 min
R. R. Reno discusses the dogmas and assumptions of the postwar consensus, the rise of populism, and his new book, “Return of the Strong Gods: Nationalism, Populism, and the Future of the West.”…
Great Christian Jurists - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.8.19)
Nov 13, 2019 • 33 min
Daniel Dreisbach discusses the history of church-state relations in the United States and a recent volume of essays he edited, “Great Christian Jurists in American History.”
American Power - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.7.19)
Nov 13, 2019 • 37 min
Lawrence Mead discusses his recent book, “Burdens of Freedom: Cultural Difference and American Power.”
The Tyranny of Virtue - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.1.19)
Nov 13, 2019 • 37 min
Robert Boyers discusses his latest book, “The Tyranny of Virtue: Identity, the Academy, and the Hunt for Political Heresies.”
The Future of Religious Schools - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.28.19)
Nov 13, 2019 • 30 min
Ray Domanico joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the history of the Blaine Amendments, a recent challenge to Montana’s school choice program, and the future of religious schools in America.
Great Christian Jurists - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.8.19)
Nov 8, 2019 • 33 min
Daniel Dreisbach discusses the history of church-state relations in the United States and a recent volume of essays he edited, “Great Christian Jurists in American History.”
American Power - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11.7.19)
Nov 7, 2019 • 37 min
Lawrence Mead discusses his recent book, “Burdens of Freedom: Cultural Difference and American Power.” https://www.amazon.com/Burdens-Freedom-Cultural-Difference-American/dp/1641770406
The Tyranny of Virtue - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11. 1. 19)
Nov 1, 2019 • 37 min
Robert Boyers discusses his latest book, “The Tyranny of Virtue: Identity, the Academy, and the Hunt for Political Heresies.”
The Future of Religious Schools - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.28.19)
Oct 28, 2019 • 30 min
Ray Domanico joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the history of the Blaine Amendments, a recent challenge to Montana’s school choice program, and the future of religious schools in America.
Intellectual Diversity on Campus - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.25.19)
Oct 25, 2019 • 28 min
Stanley Kurtz joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss free speech on the college campus, academic freedom, and why a “Campus Intellectual Diversity Act” is a good idea.
Converting Modernity - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.21.19)
Oct 21, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode, George Weigel discusses his latest book, “The Irony of Modern Catholic History: How the Church Rediscovered Itself and Challenged the Modern World to Reform.”
Campus Radicals In the Trump Era - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.18.19)
Oct 18, 2019 • 34 min
On this episode, Robby Soave discusses his recent book, “Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump.”
American Breakdown - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.15.19)
Oct 15, 2019 • 29 min
David Bromwich discusses his book “American Breakdown: The Trump Years and How They Befell Us.”
The Myth of the Lone Wolf - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.11.19)
Oct 11, 2019 • 31 min
Mary Eberstadt comes on the podcast to discuss her latest book, “Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics.”
The Christian Roots of Religious Liberty - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.7.19)
Oct 7, 2019 • 40 min
Robert Wilken discusses his new book “Liberty in the Things of God: The Christian Origins of Religious Freedom.”
The Myth of America - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10.4.19)
Oct 4, 2019 • 34 min
Alexander Riley discusses his book “Angel Patriots: The Crash of United Flight 93 and the Myth of America.”
The Authority Vacuum - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 30. 19)
Sep 30, 2019 • 33 min
In this episode, Mark Bauerlein and Peter Skerry discuss political hierarchies, populism, and the power of the media.
Campus Coddling - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 27. 19)
Sep 27, 2019 • 30 min
Greg Lukianoff discusses “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure,” the book he co-authored with Jonathan Haidt.
The Surrogacy Industry - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 20. 19)
Sep 20, 2019 • 28 min
Adeline Allen joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss how gestational surrogacy is dehumanizing—both for the child and for the birth mother.
Does God Exist? - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 13. 19)
Sep 13, 2019 • 30 min
On this episode, Robert Delfino discusses his book “Does God Exist?: A Socratic Dialogue on the Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas.”
Chesterton and Trump - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 6. 19)
Sep 6, 2019 • 31 min
Dale Ahlquist joins Mark to discuss G. K. Chesterton’s life and legacy—and what he would have made of today’s populist movements.
Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 5. 19)
Sep 5, 2019 • 34 min
In this episode, Matthew Mehan discusses children’s literature, the power of poetry, and his recent book, “Mr. Mehan’s Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals.”
Becoming Robots - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8.30.19)
Aug 30, 2019 • 30 min
Marygrace Sexton joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the dangers of technology and how to combat smartphone addiction.
The War on Christian America - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 23. 19)
Aug 23, 2019 • 27 min
David Horowitz discusses his latest book, “Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America.”
Climbing Parnassus - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 20. 19)
Aug 20, 2019 • 30 min
Tracy Lee Simmons joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the many benefits of studying Latin and the classics.
Aquinas for Evangelicals – Conversations with Mark Bauerlein
Aug 16, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode, Francis Beckwith discusses his book “Never Doubt Thomas: The Catholic Aquinas as Evangelical and Protestant.”
The Household and the Cosmos - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 9. 19)
Aug 9, 2019 • 29 min
C. R. Wiley discusses his latest book, “The Household and the War for the Cosmos: Recovering a Christian Vision for the Family.”
Proselytizing, a Pelagian Temptation - From the Editor’s Office (8. 9. 19)
Aug 9, 2019 • 32 min
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.
Kinless and Lonely - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 6. 19)
Aug 6, 2019 • 32 min
Kay Hymowitz joins Mark to discuss the loneliness epidemic in America.
The Terror of Existence - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8.2.19)
Aug 2, 2019 • 34 min
Theodore Dalrymple discusses his book of essays “The Terror of Existence: From Ecclesiastes to Theatre of the Absurd,” co-authored with Kenneth Francis.
The Struggle for Western Civilization - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 26. 19)
Jul 26, 2019 • 35 min
Samuel Gregg discusses his latest book, “Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization.”
American Restoration - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 19. 19)
Jul 19, 2019 • 34 min
On this episode, Timothy Goeglein discusses his book “American Restoration: How Faith, Family, and Personal Sacrifice Can Heal Our Nation.”
Coming Home - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 18. 19.)
Jul 18, 2019 • 31 min
Bruce Frohnen discusses his book “Coming Home: Reclaiming America’s Conservative Soul.”
The Lost Constitution - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 12. 19)
Jul 12, 2019 • 31 min
In this episode, Myron Magnet discusses his latest book, “Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution.”
A Concise Guide to Conservatism - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 3. 19)
Jul 3, 2019 • 32 min
Gerald Russello joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss “Russell Kirk’s Concise Guide to Conservatism.”
The Need For a Christian Society - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 28. 19)
Jun 28, 2019 • 31 min
In this episode, Mark Bauerlein asks R. R. Reno about his 2016 book, “Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society.”
Educational Pluralism - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 21. 19)
Jun 21, 2019 • 31 min
Ashley Berner joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss her book “Pluralism and American Public Education: No One Way to School.”
The Rise of the Dones - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 14. 19)
Jun 14, 2019 • 32 min
David Moore discusses how Christians should talk about controversial topics in a polarized society, as well as how churches can reach out to those who consider themselves believers, but are also “done” with organized religion.
Why Trump Is Not a Fascist - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 13. 19)
Jun 13, 2019 • 32 min
Paul Gottfried discusses his book “Fascism: The Career of a Concept” and the defining characteristics of a fascist regime.
Sohrab’s Conservatism - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 7. 19)
Jun 7, 2019 • 27 min
Sohrab Ahmari discusses common good conservatism and his recent essay: “Against David French-ism.”
The Catholic Writer Today - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 6. 19)
Jun 6, 2019 • 34 min
Dana Gioia joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss John Donne, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Elizabeth Jennings, and Gioia’s latest collection of essays, “The Catholic Writer Today.”
Land of Hope - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5. 31. 19)
May 31, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode, Wilfred McClay discusses American history and his new book, “Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story.”
The Brexit Mudslide - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5. 24. 19)
May 24, 2019 • 34 min
Dominic Green joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the aftermath of Brexit and the political situation in the United Kingdom.
The Memoirs of St. Peter - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5. 17. 19)
May 17, 2019 • 31 min
Michael Pakaluk discusses his new book: “The Memoirs of St. Peter: A New Translation of the Gospel According to Mark.”
Love Your Enemies - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5. 17. 19)
May 17, 2019 • 34 min
Senior editor Mark Bauerlein chats with Arthur Brooks about his latest book, “Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from Our Culture of Contempt.“
A Vindication of Politics - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5. 10. 19)
May 10, 2019 • 30 min
Matthew Wright and senior editor Mark Bauerlein discuss Wright’s latest book: “A Vindication of Politics: On the Common Good and Human Flourishing.”
Generation Z - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5. 10. 19)
May 10, 2019 • 29 min
High schooler Braeden Sorbo joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss Gen Z.
Judicial Supremacy - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5. 3. 19)
May 3, 2019 • 31 min
Carson Holloway joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the proper role of the judicial branch in American political life.
Trouble in Tulsa - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4. 26. 19)
Apr 26, 2019 • 36 min
Jacob Howland joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the misguided elimination of many of the humanities programs at the University of Tulsa.
Cardinal Newman’s Canonization - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4. 19. 19)
Apr 19, 2019 • 31 min
Ryan Marr joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss John Henry Newman’s upcoming canonization and the theology of sainthood.
Campus Coercion - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4. 12. 19)
Apr 12, 2019 • 31 min
Charlie Copeland joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the decline of free speech on the college campus.
The Future of Catholic Education - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4. 5. 19)
Apr 5, 2019 • 31 min
Fr. Peter Stravinskas joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the fate of Catholic schools in America and the work of the Catholic Education Foundation.
Cultural Catholics - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3.29.19)
Mar 29, 2019 • 32 min
Tricia Bruce joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the large swath of Americans who self-identify as ”partially Catholic”—neither completely in nor completely out of the Church.
The Tyranny of Experts - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3. 22. 19)
Mar 22, 2019 • 29 min
Salvatore Babones joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss William Jennings Bryan, the populist tradition in American history, Donald Trump, and Babones’s latest book: ”The New Authoritarianism.”
American Priest with Rev. Wilson Miscamble
Mar 21, 2019 • 55 min
Author and Notre Dame priest-professor Wilson D. Miscamble tracks how Father Ted Hesburgh, longtime president of Notre Dame, transformed Catholic higher education in the postwar era and explores how he became a much-celebrated voice in America at large.…
Aristopopulism with Patrick Deneen
Mar 21, 2019 • 66 min
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…
After Identity Politics - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3. 18. 19)
Mar 18, 2019 • 34 min
Mark Lilla joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss identitarianism in America and his book ”The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics.”
The Future of Christian Marriage - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3. 8. 19)
Mar 8, 2019 • 30 min
Mark Regnerus and senior editor Mark Bauerlein discuss worldwide trends in marriage and Regnerus’s forthcoming book: “The Future of Christian Marriage.”
After the Flight 93 Election - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1. 1. 19)
Mar 1, 2019 • 34 min
Michael Anton joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recent book, ”After the Flight 93 Election: The Vote That Saved America and What We Still Have to Lose.”
Diversity Without Tears - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2. 22. 19)
Feb 22, 2019 • 31 min
Senior editor Mark Bauerlein interviews Darel E. Paul about his book ”From Tolerance to Equality: How Elites Brought America to Same-Sex Marriage.”
An Unlikely Catholic Conversion - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2. 21. 19)
Feb 21, 2019 • 29 min
Abigail Rine Favale joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss her book “Into the Deep,” a memoir recounting her journey from radical secular feminism to the Catholic Church.
Future of the Family - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2. 15. 19)
Feb 15, 2019 • 28 min
Glenn Stanton joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the work of Focus on the Family.
Bringing Civics Back - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2. 14. 19)
Feb 14, 2019 • 34 min
Peter Levine joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss voter turnout and civics engagement among young Americans.
The Hardest Course You’ll Ever Take - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2. 8. 19)
Feb 8, 2019 • 22 min
At Hillsdale College, Eric Hutchinson is teaching a humanities course that W. H. Auden originally designed and taught at the University of Michigan in 1941. Hutchinson joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss.
The Diversity Delusion - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2. 1. 19)
Feb 1, 2019 • 31 min
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.”
The Idol of Our Age - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1. 25. 19)
Jan 25, 2019 • 33 min
In this episode, Mark interviews Daniel J. Mahoney about his latest book, ”The Idol of Our Age: How the Religion of Humanity Subverts Christianity.”
The Covington Catholic Debacle - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1. 24. 19)
Jan 24, 2019 • 30 min
Robby Soave and senior editor Mark Bauerlein discuss media dishonesty and what really happened between Nathan Phillips and the boys from Covington Catholic High School.
Joy at the March for Life - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1. 18. 19)
Jan 18, 2019 • 32 min
Kathryn Jean Lopez joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the March for Life 2019 and the state of the pro-life movement today.
The Disputed Teachings of Vatican II - Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1. 11. 19)
Jan 11, 2019 • 24 min
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.”
Lionel Trilling and the Great Tradition - From the Editor’s Office (1. 10. 19)
Jan 10, 2019 • 31 min
Michael Aeschliman joins Editor R. R. Reno to discuss the legacy of Lionel Trilling.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (1. 4. 19) - Recovering the Moral Imagination
Jan 4, 2019 • 34 min
On this episode, senior editor Mark Bauerlein talks classical education with Robert Jackson of Great Hearts Academies.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12. 14. 18) - The Man Who Made the Supreme Court
Dec 14, 2018 • 32 min
Senior editor Mark Bauerlein chats with Richard Brookhiser about his new biography, ”John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court.”
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 12. 18) - Ivan Illich and “The Powerless Church”
Dec 7, 2018 • 30 min
Sajay Samuel joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the legacy of philosopher and Catholic priest Ivan Illich.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11. 30. 18) - Victory at Veritas
Nov 30, 2018 • 31 min
Keith Nix joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss classical education and the work of the Veritas School in Richmond, Virginia.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11. 21. 18) - Impure Play
Nov 21, 2018 • 39 min
Alexander Riley and Mark discuss Émile Durkheim on religion and Riley’s book “Impure Play: Sacredness, Transgression, and the Tragic in Popular Culture.”
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11. 16. 18) - Campus Confidential
Nov 16, 2018 • 33 min
Jacques Berlinerblau joins Mark to discuss his latest book: “Campus Confidential: How College Works, or Doesn’t, for Professors, Parents, and Students.”
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11. 9. 18) - Guardians of Culture
Nov 9, 2018 • 31 min
Claudia MacMillan joins Mark to discuss liberal education and the work of the Louise and Donald Cowan Center for Education at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11. 2. 18) - The Politics of Fear
Nov 2, 2018 • 32 min
Mark interviews Frank Furedi about his latest book, “How Fear Works: Culture of Fear in the 21st Century.”
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10. 26. 18) - Liberal Suppression
Oct 26, 2018 • 39 min
Mark and Philip Hamburger discuss Hamburger’s new book, “Liberal Suppression.”
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10. 19. 18) - Americans and the Arts
Oct 19, 2018 • 38 min
Sunil Iyengar of the National Endowment for the Arts joins Mark to discuss current trends in Americans’ engagement with theater, visual arts, music, and literature.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10. 12. 18) - Lessons from Peter Damian
Oct 12, 2018 • 40 min
Charlotte Allen joins Mark to discuss the 11th-century monastic Peter Damian and what the Catholic Church today should learn from his “Liber Gomorrhianus.”
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10. 5. 18) - Looking for Fathers
Oct 5, 2018 • 31 min
C. C. Pecknold joins Mark to discuss the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report and the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 28. 18) - Conservatives and Moral Relativism
Sep 28, 2018 • 47 min
Hadley Arkes joins Mark to discuss why it’s a mistake for conservatives to adopt an absolutist position on free speech.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 21. 18) - The Republican Workers Party
Sep 21, 2018 • 34 min
Mark interviews F. H. Buckley about his latest book, “The Republican Workers Party.”
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 14. 18) - Against a Naked Public Square
Sep 14, 2018 • 35 min
John Witte joins Mark to discuss the Cambridge Law and Christianity series and the relationship between law and religion.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 31. 18) - Modernism and the Control of Nature
Aug 31, 2018 • 35 min
Michael Hanby joins Mark to discuss his 2016 First Things article “A More Perfect Absolutism.”
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 17. 18)- Preserving the Church of Saint Germain des Près
Aug 24, 2018 • 31 min
David Sheppe joins Mark to discuss the work of the organization American Friends for the Preservation of Saint Germain des Près Church
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 14. 18) - Renewal in Catholic Schools
Aug 24, 2018 • 34 min
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
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 24. 18) - A Crisis of Credibility
Aug 24, 2018 • 35 min
Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, joins Mark to discuss the chief problems in higher education today.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (8. 3. 18) - Leo Strauss’s Catholic Readers
Aug 3, 2018 • 33 min
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.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 27. 18) - Who is Brett Kavanaugh?
Jul 27, 2018 • 36 min
Mark Movsesian joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 20. 18) - Kennedy Retires
Jul 20, 2018 • 41 min
Matthew Franck joins Mark to discuss Justice Kennedy’s retirement, “NIFLA v. Becerra,” and the implications of the “Masterpiece Cakeshop” ruling.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 13. 18) - The Fate of Classical Music
Jul 13, 2018 • 36 min
Andrew Balio, principal trumpet of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the state of classical music in America today.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 29. 18) - Reno’s Books
Jun 29, 2018 • 33 min
Senior editor Mark Bauerlein asks editor R. R. Reno about the books that formed him in youth.
From the Editor’s Office (6. 27. 18) - The Paris Statement
Jun 27, 2018 • 31 min
Matthias Storme and Diederik Boomsma join editor R. R. Reno to discuss the Paris Statement and the future of Europe.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 22. 18) - Mary and the Art of Prayer
Jun 22, 2018 • 38 min
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.”
From the Editor’s Office (6. 20. 18) - June/July 2018
Jun 20, 2018 • 25 min
In the inaugural episode of “From the Editor’s Office,” editor R. R. Reno discusses the June/July print edition.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 15. 18) - The Dangers of Common Core
Jun 15, 2018 • 30 min
Mark and Nicholas Tampio discuss Tampio’s book “Common Core: National Education Standards and the Threat to Democracy.”
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (6. 1. 18) – Tragedy in Ireland
Jun 1, 2018 • 32 min
Fr. Peter Stravinskas joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss Ireland’s abortion referendum. He also weighs in on recent events in Philadelphia, where the city government has cut ties with Catholic foster care providers that refuse to place children…
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5. 30. 18) – Teaching Great Books in the Bronx
May 30, 2018 • 33 min
Hostos Community College professors Andrea Fabrizio and Gregory Marks join senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss teaching the great books to a diverse student body in the Bronx.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (5. 14. 18) – Introducing the Classic Learning Test
May 14, 2018 • 31 min
Senior editor Mark Bauerlein is joined by Jeremy Tate, president and co-founder of the Classic Learning Test, to discuss the revitalization of standardized testing and American education.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4. 30. 18) – Three American Poets
Apr 30, 2018 • 31 min
Mark Bauerlein discusses three poems about winter by American greats Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens.
The Theological Roots of Foreign Policy, Presented by Michael Doran
Apr 12, 2018 • 67 min
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.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (4. 4. 18) - The Dangers of Economism
Apr 4, 2018 • 31 min
Richard Spady discusses his essay “Economics as Ideology,” published in the April 2018 issue of First Things.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (3. 21. 18) - Inside the Mind of Thomas More
Mar 21, 2018 • 48 min
David Oakley and senior editor Mark Bauerlein discuss Oakley’s book “Inside the Mind of Thomas More: The Witness of His Writings.”
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2. 27. 18) – In Praise of Bourgeois Culture
Feb 27, 2018 • 28 min
Amy Wax joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss how our society’s abandonment of bourgeois norms and values has resulted in widespread behavioral dysfunction.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (2. 12. 18)– The Administrative Threat
Feb 12, 2018 • 26 min
Philip Hamburger and Mark Bauerlein discuss Hamburger’s new book, “The Administrative Threat,” and the ways in which today’s administrative state curtails Americans’ basic constitutional freedoms.
Episode 35 – The Fall of Gender Neutrality (12. 23. 17)
Dec 22, 2017 • 42 min
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…
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12. 18. 17) – Justice Kennedy and “Masterpiece Cakeshop”
Dec 18, 2017 • 33 min
Mark Movsesian and senior editor Mark Bauerlein discuss the Supreme Court’s oral argument session regarding “Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.”
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (12. 7. 17) – Failure of Fatherhood
Dec 7, 2017 • 41 min
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.
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (11. 9. 17) – The Decline and Fall of Catholic Schools
Nov 9, 2017 • 38 min
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.
Episode 34 – Reformation! (11. 2. 17)
Nov 2, 2017 • 39 min
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…
From the Print Edition: “The Myth of Scientific Objectivity,” by William A. Wilson (November 2017)
Oct 27, 2017 • 35 min
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…
Episode 33 – The Truth About Dogs (10. 25. 17)
Oct 25, 2017 • 45 min
On this episode of the FIRST THINGS Podcast: Senior editor Julia Yost talks with Leah Libresco Sargeant about Harvey Weinstein, whose record of sexual harassment and assault was an open secret in Hollywood for years. Is his exposure an indictment of the…
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (10. 12. 17) – The Revolt Against the Masses
Oct 12, 2017 • 46 min
Fred Siegel joins senior editor Mark Bauerlein to discuss the origins of contemporary conflicts between mass and elite in American history.
From the Print Edition: “Dress Up,” by G. Bruce Boyer (June 2017)
Oct 4, 2017 • 26 min
A society hospitable to the down and out will not be afraid to dress up. Read the text version here: https://www.firstthings.com/article/2017/06/dress-up For more recordings of essays and articles like this, download the Audm app for iPhone.
Episode 32 – A Song of Vice and Fire (9. 14. 17)
Sep 14, 2017 • 31 min
On this episode of the FIRST THINGS Podcast: Senior editor Julia Yost talks with former assistant editor Alexi Sargeant about HBO’s Game of Thrones. Subtopics include dragons and zombies, monarchy and neoconservatism—and the virtues and vices* of the most…
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (9. 6. 17) – Religion on the College Campus
Sep 6, 2017 • 24 min
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.
Episode 31 – Welcome to Post-Christian Society (8. 25. 17)
Aug 25, 2017 • 50 min
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…
Episode 30 – Two Deaths in England (8. 10. 17)
Aug 10, 2017 • 45 min
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…
Conversations with Mark Bauerlein (7. 31. 17) – Supreme Court Round-up
Jul 31, 2017 • 35 min
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.
Episode 29 – A Militant Church (7. 24. 17)
Jul 24, 2017 • 39 min
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…
Episode 28 – A Toast to Silence (5. 23. 17)
May 23, 2017 • 41 min
On this episode of the FIRST THINGS Podcast: Matthew Walther, associate editor of the Washington Free Beacon, drops by the FIRST THINGS offices with a bottle of Louis Roederer non-vintage champagne. He talks with Matthew Schmitz and Julia Yost about his…
Episode 27 – Conservatism’s New Terms (4. 17. 17)
Apr 17, 2017 • 48 min
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…
Episode 26 – Suburban Coercion (3. 31. 17)
Mar 31, 2017 • 29 min
On this episode of the FIRST THINGS Podcast: Literary editor Matthew Schmitz and associate editor Julia Yost discuss The Americans—the Cold War spy drama that raises the question, Whose approach to sex is more dehumanizing? The KGB’s, or the average…
Episode 25 – Faith and Fatherhood on Film (3. 16. 17)
Mar 16, 2017 • 38 min
On this episode of the FIRST THINGS Podcast: Associate editor Julia Yost talks to junior fellows Veery Huleatt and Connor Grubaugh about The Shack—the bestselling novel by William Paul Young, now a major feature film. In it, a bereaved father finds his…
Episode 24 – Spirit and Form (2. 27. 17)
Feb 27, 2017 • 46 min
On this episode of the FIRST THINGS Podcast: Editor Rusty Reno and associate editor Julia Yost are joined by Midge Decter in a conversation about Michael Novak, who died on February 17. A theologian, social theorist, sports fan, and member of the founding…
Episode 23 – Life on the Line in Ireland (2. 14. 17)
Feb 14, 2017 • 48 min
Associate editor Julia Yost talks with Senator Rónán Mullen of the Irish Parliament about the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution. The Eighth Amendment, which guarantees the legal protection of unborn human life, is currently threatened by a repeal…
Episode 22 – This American Carnage (1. 29. 17)
Jan 29, 2017 • 38 min
Senior editor Mark Bauerlein talks with associate editor Julia Yost about Donald Trump’s first week in office, from the inauguration speech to the Women’s Marches to the March for Life. Then Julia conjures the spirit of the William Peter Blatty, who died…
Episode 21 – Silence & Sherlock (1. 13. 17)
Jan 13, 2017 • 53 min
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?…
Episode 20 – A Wonderful(?) Life (12. 22. 16)
Dec 22, 2016 • 40 min
Senior editor Mark Bauerlein and associate editor Julia Yost discuss the Christmas movie everyone either loves, or loves to hate—Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Points of contention include: whether Aristotle would approve of the film’s plot;…
Episode 19 – Therapeutic Culture (12. 13. 16)
Dec 13, 2016 • 56 min
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…
Episode 18 – Post-Castro, Post-Truth (12. 5. 16)
Dec 5, 2016 • 53 min
On this episode of the FIRST THINGS Podcast: Editor Rusty Reno talks with associate editor Julia Yost about the life, death, and meaning of Fidel Castro. 1:18 The enduring allure of the bearded revolutionary 6:45 Why young Cubans are post-Castro 15:16 The…
Episode 17 – Poetry and Popery (11. 21. 16)
Nov 21, 2016 • 49 min
1:34 Poetry has gone viral on social media in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. Senior editor Mark Bauerlein and associate editor Julia Yost discuss what role poetry should play in public life, in this time of political tension and attention deficits.…
Episode 16 - Post-Election Roundtable (11. 12. 16)
Nov 12, 2016 • 44 min
On this episode of the First Things Podcast: Editor Rusty Reno, senior editor Mark Bauerlein, associate editor Julia Yost, and deputy editor Elliot Milco gather on the morning after Donald Trump’s election victory to sort out how it happened and what it…
Episode 15 – Cowboys, Robots, and Private Eyes (11. 4. 16)
Nov 4, 2016 • 56 min
1:10 – Senior editor Mark Bauerlein explains how classic hardboiled detective novels turn boys into men. And he does it while maintaining the lines between high culture, popular culture, and mass culture. 28:40 – Associate editor Julia Yost talks to…
Can the Religious Right Be Saved? Presented by Russell D. Moore
Oct 31, 2016 • 77 min
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…
Episode 14 – Ashes to Ashes (10. 31. 16)
Oct 31, 2016 • 45 min
1:25 – Rusty comments on the Vatican’s new guidelines for cremation. Why has the Catholic Church traditionally favored intact burial? And why are people, including Catholics, increasingly opting for cremation? 18:30 – Alexi Sargeant reflects on the life…
A Night of Poetry with Dana Gioia
Oct 24, 2016 • 52 min
First Things is pleased to host the second annual Poetry Reading with Dana Gioia. Learn more about this event at firstthings.com/poetry.
Episode 13 – A Day in Court (10. 24. 16)
Oct 24, 2016 • 34 min
Literary editor Matthew Schmitz recounts his day in a Manhattan jury pool. He failed to be selected for the jury, but he made many colorful friends. Now he argues, in the spirit of Tocqueville, for fewer plea bargains, more jury trials, and the death…
Episode 12 – A Catholic Spring? (10. 14. 16)
Oct 14, 2016 • 39 min
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…
Episode 11 – American Caesar (9. 23. 16)
Sep 23, 2016 • 41 min
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,…
Episode 10 – Against Gender (9. 16. 16)
Sep 16, 2016 • 43 min
Remember that time Slate alerted the civilized world to our terrifying feature article on “gay denialism”? Michael W. Hannon was the author of that feature, “Against Heterosexuality,” and he sits down with Matthew and Julia to recall his bombshell and…
Episode 9 – Trigger Warning! (9. 9. 16)
Sep 9, 2016 • 43 min
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…
Episode 8 – Mother Teresa, Ineffective Altruist (9. 2. 16)
Sep 2, 2016 • 35 min
Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be canonized on Sunday. Why is her service to the poor so much more inspiring than that of secular “effective altruists”? Rusty and Matthew explain their takes, and Julia freaks out her colleagues by half-agreeing with…
Episode 7 – The Francis Effect? (8. 26. 16)
Aug 26, 2016 • 43 min
New survey findings from Georgetown University update us on rates of ritual participation among American Catholics. Do they show a “Francis Effect”? If so, is the effect positive or negative? Rusty, Matthew, and Julia discuss why millennial Catholics need…
Episode 6 – Asexual Millennials (8. 19. 16)
Aug 19, 2016 • 37 min
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…
Episode 5 – Is God Still Dead? (8. 12. 16)
Aug 12, 2016 • 40 min
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…
Episode 4 – NFP vs. Sex Ed (8. 3. 16)
Aug 5, 2016 • 36 min
What can natural family planning teach you about the body that sex ed won’t? Catholic writer and “science nerd” Leah Libresco guests on this segment, as does her fiancé, assistant editor Alexi Sargeant. Then, why are Catholic and Evangelical Republicans…
Episode 3 – Death of a Country Priest
Jul 29, 2016 • 29 min
Was the murder of Fr. Jacques Hamel by Islamic State militants an act of “absurd violence,” as Pope Francis suggests, or did it have clear religious motivations and implications? Matthew disagrees with First Things senior fellow Francesca Aran Murphy.…
Episode 2 – Does Liberal Catholicism Have a Future?
Jul 22, 2016 • 32 min
Liberal Catholics are growing impatient. What if Pope Francis fails to institutionalize his reforms? Editors Rusty, Mark, Matthew, and Julia discuss, and are politely opposed by their guest, Commonweal editor Matthew Boudway. Then assistant editor Alexi…
Episode 1 – Inside the August/September Issue (7/15/16)
Jul 15, 2016 • 46 min
Is Donald Trump a disciple of the power-mad Nietzsche, or of positive-thinking guru Norman Vincent Peale? Editors Rusty, Mark, Matthew, and Julia discuss. Then Carl Trueman Skypes in and disputes mildly with Rusty about the meaning of the recent…
The Meaning Of Marriage: A Podcast with R. R. Reno
Dec 7, 2015 • 46 min
The Meaning Of Marriage: A Podcast with R. R. Reno by First Things
Recovering Classic Evangelicalism: Applying The Wisdom And Vision Of Carl F. H. Henry
Aug 6, 2015 • 26 min
Gregory Alan Thornbury was recently installed as the sixth president of The King’s College of New York City. Before his appointment, he was professor of philosophy, dean of the School of Theology and Missions, and vice president for Spiritual Life at…
The Catholic Writer in America: A Podcast with Dana Gioia
Apr 1, 2015 • 27 min
Dana Gioia may be best known to our audience for his essay in First Things last year entitled “The Catholic Writer Today.” The essay began with a dismaying regret that while 50 years ago one could scan the American literary scene and find Catholicism and…
Randy Boyogoda on the Thought and Character of Father Neuhaus: A Podcast
Mar 23, 2015 • 30 min
​Randy Boyogoda’s biography of Father Richard John Neuhaus, ​Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square came out last month and has already received significant notice. A few weeks ago, Boyogoda himself took up a central theme of Neuhaus’ in an…
Podcast: The Marriage Statement
Feb 9, 2015 • 37 min
Podcast: The Marriage Statement by First Things
Raising Kids In A Digital Age featuring Mark Bauerlein on Relevant Radio
Dec 7, 2014 • 20 min
Raising Kids In A Digital Age featuring Mark Bauerlein on Relevant Radio by First Things
Archbishop Chaput & R.R Reno on Spirit Catholic Radio
Oct 8, 2014 • 15 min
Chaput details both the history of the threats and possible responses in “A Charitable Endeavor,” published in First Things (November, 2009). In their conversation about this essay on Spirit Catholic Radio, R. R. Reno and Chaput discussed militant…
R. R. Reno and Mary Eberstadt on Spirit Catholic Radio
Sep 24, 2014 • 21 min
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.…