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The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast
31 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 114: Does Iowa Need Regulatory Reform?
In this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host Shane Vander Hart speaks with Dr. James Broughel, a senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, to discuss regulatory reform and why Iowa needs it.
59 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 113: A Conversation with Eddie Andrews
In this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart speaks with Eddie Andrews, a Republican candidate in Iowa House District 39. Andrews seeks to unseat State Rep. Karin Derry, D-Johnston, who ousted a Republican incumbent in 2018. Shane and Andrew discuss why he is running, mental health reform, police reform, criminal justice reform, K-12 education, the state's approach to COVID-19, how to foster a culture of life, and Iowa's tax environment.
43 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 112: A Conversation with Rick Stewart
In this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart speaks with Rick Stewart, the Libertarian nominee in Iowa's U.S. Senate race.
32 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 111: A Conversation with David Young
In this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart talks to former U.S. Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, about his candidacy in Iowa's 3rd Congressional District and why voters should send him back to Congress.
31 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 110:Q&A with U.S. Senator Joni Ernst
On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart spoke with U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, about her record in the Senate and why Iowans should re-elect her. Before that, Shane looks at an exchange between Ernst and her Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield during the their last debate on WHO-TV 13 on Saturday.
31 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 109: Why Should Iowans Support School Choice?
On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Walt Rogers, Deputy Director of TEF Iowa, discusses with our host, Shane Vander Hart, the benefits of school choice for parents, taxpayers, and for public schools as well.
37 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 108: A Defense of the Electoral College
On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Michael Maibach, Distinguished Fellow in America Federalism with Save Our States, discusses the history and importance of the Electoral College with our host, Shane Vander Hart.
31 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 107: Our Nation's Addiction Crisis and the Church
On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Pastor Ron Smedley of Mission Recovery discusses with Shane Vander Hart the addiction crisis our nation faces and how the Church can help.
23 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 106: Christ Over COVID in Russia
Our host, Shane Vander Hart, speaks with Michael Johnson, president of the Slavic Gospel Association, about the work his ministry is doing in the former Soviet Union and their new campaign Christ over COVID.
36 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 105: Evangelicals and Trump, A Conversation with Dr. Michael Brown
For this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart spoke with Dr. Michael Brown about his new book, Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test?
55 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 104: Rechab Gray Discusses Biblical Justice
On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Pastor Rechab Gray of Cottage Grove Church in Des Moines, Iowa, and Shane Vander Hart discuss biblical justice, what that means, and how the Church can live it out specifically in the area of racial injustice.
32 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 103: How Antifa Operates
Lt. Col. Sargis Sangari discussed with Shane Vander Hart on the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast how insurgency operations are conducted by groups like Antifa. Sangari, a retired U.S. Army officer, is the founder and CEO of the Near East Center for Strategic Engagement. He saw extensive combat in the Middle East as a Special Operations Forces soldier and who, after retirement, continues to advise the fledgling Assyrian Christian Army in Iraq known as Dwekh Nawsha with his military expertise. He noted that fighting in Syria the Assyrian Army lost one of its commanders to a YPG ambush that included members of Antifa in their ranks. He discussed the roots of Antifa, how they are funded, organized, and how they've hijacked peaceful protests within the United States. Sangari is also running as a Republican in the Illinois 9th Congressional District race.
27 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 102: Joni Ernst Previews Iowa's U.S. Senate Race
On this episode of The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart speaks with U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, about her expectations entering into the general election phase of Iowa's U.S. Senate race. She shares what she believes her greatest successes and disappointment has been during her first term, and what has surprised her. Ernst tells listeners why she deserves a second term. Then Shane plays a clip from a press call with Iowa GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann, he discusses how Theresa's Greenfield's record doesn't match her rhetoric on corporate PACS. Greenfield won the Democratic nomination for the Iowa's U.S. Senate race and will challenge Ernst this fall.
30 minutes | a year ago
Episode 101: Are You Ready for Death?
For this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host, Shane Vander Hart, discusses dealing with death and planning for death with Jennifer Gumbel, a Christian attorney in southern Minnesota who dubs herself the "Dave Ramsey of death."
45 minutes | a year ago
Episode 100: A Conversation with Bill Schafer
Our host Shane Vander Hart, spoke with Col. Bill Schafer (U.S. Army, ret.), a candidate for the Republican nomination in Iowa's 3rd Congressional District, about his campaign.
29 minutes | a year ago
Episode 99: Constitutional Rights & Camping During COVID-19
On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart gives South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem props about her approach to COVID-19. Then speaks with Mark Hancock, the CEO of Trail Life USA, about the National Backyard Campout on Friday, April 17, 2020.
36 minutes | a year ago
Episode 98: Are Conservative Christians Crippling the COVID-19 Response?
On this episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host, Shane Vander Hart, discusses with Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, founder and national spokesperson with Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, an op/ed in the New York Times that accuses conservative Christians of hobbling the response to COVID-19 because they "deny science." Beisner's group was identified in the article, and he also wrote a response at The Federalist.
22 minutes | a year ago
Episode 97: Tony Perkins Discusses the Persecution of Christians in Nigeria
For today's episode of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host, Shane Vander Hart, spoke with Tony Perkins, the president of Family Research Council, to discuss the persecution of Christians in Nigeria.
40 minutes | a year ago
Episode 96: Dr. Dustin Krutsinger Discusses COVID-19
Our host, Shane Vander Hart, discusses COVID-19 and its public health impact with Dustin Krutsinger, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center specializing in pulmonary care.
32 minutes | a year ago
Episode 95: A Conversation with Karen Swallow
Shane Vander Hart, host of the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, spoke with Dr. Karen Swallow Prior, author of On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Literature and Professor of English at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.
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