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Ideas in Progress
38 minutes | 4 days ago
Liberalism vs Sci-Fi! with Aaron Powell
Does the pandemic have you down? Tired of all the news? Escape with episode one of a two-parter with Aaron Ross Powell and Anthony Comegna as they geek-out over sci-fi and ask the question if there really is a libertarian sci-fi genre. Nothing heavy here as we just want to have a little fun and take a break from the world.
31 minutes | 11 days ago
Even More Good Jobs, with Martin Babinec
Part two of two with entrepreneur Martin Babinec. Last episode we called for bottom-up solutions, this episode we shift looking at talent exporting communities and magnet cities, people getting together to help fill each other’s needs, and what happens when these things collide.
21 minutes | 18 days ago
More Good Jobs, with Martin Babinec
America is in need of more good jobs. Our guest this episode has a passion and practices that may help get us there. Martin Babinec is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist who uses his investments and connections to transform stagnant or decaying communities into economically vibrant and productive places to live. This is part one of a two part interview discussing his latest book “More Good Jobs” and how it came to be.
39 minutes | 25 days ago
COVID and Democracy, with Joshua Kleinfeld
Fresh off of his TedxTalk, Northwestern’s Joshua Kleinfeld virtually stops by the studio to chat with us about his TedxTalk, “Democracy and the Pandemic” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckyEtrY6yKQ), why we should be hopeful even in these dark times, and why you should be believe in democracy. Listen in and feel a little more hopeful about the world.
20 minutes | a month ago
What’s the Value of Public Trust? with Kevin Vallier
We are back with the second of a two part interview with Bowling Green professor, Kevin Vallier. We dive deeper into his latest book “Trust in a Polarized Age” (available at kevinvallier.com) and what that means in the greater society. Join us for the conclusion of this conversation and insights into the current state of trust in our world.
24 minutes | a month ago
How to End the War of Politics with Kevin Vallier
Who do you trust? Do you trust them enough to have a political discussion? Professor Kevin Vallier is back to discuss his new book, “Trust in a Polarized Age,” a follow up to “Must Politics Be War?” Join us for the first of a two part interview with Professor Vallier as host Anthony Comegna digs into how the books build off of each other why public trust is so important. Professors Vallier’s book is available at: https://www.kevinvallier.com/books/trust-in-a-polarized-age/
35 minutes | a month ago
Who was Francois Fenelon? with Ryan Hanley
Wait! Who are we talking about?!? That’s right folks we are finally talking about Francois Fénelon. In case you haven’t ever heard of Fenelon, Boston College’s Professor Ryan Patrick Hanley is here to straighten us out about this historical figure from the court of Louis XIV and chat about his book, "Fénelon: Moral and Political Writings.”
37 minutes | 2 months ago
A World of Constant Progress? with Marian Tupy
What’s trending? Well, that is a question we ask on today’s show when we caught up with Marian Tupy and talked about his new book “Ten Global Trends that Every Smart Person Needs to Know: And Many Other Trends You Will Find Interesting.” Listen in as we discuss a world of constant progress.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
Liberals Writing History with Mike Douma
Georgetown University's Professor Michael Douma comes on the show to discuss his book "The Liberal Approach to the Past." Professor Douma dives into the meaning of the liberal tradition, what is classical liberal history, thinking about history from a liberal perspective.
34 minutes | 2 months ago
The World History of Liberalism with Anthony Comegna
We’ve been hijacked! Well by invitation, any way. IHS’s Jeanne Hoffman takes over the hosting duties and turns the tables on Anthony Comegna. They chat about the ongoing discussion series Anthony is leading on the “World History of Liberalism” and all that goes into it. Throw in some talk of pirates, singularities, and classical liberal concepts and you have the makings of an entertaining half-hour podcast.
40 minutes | 2 months ago
Is the Economy Computible? with Abigail Devereaux
On this episode we finally learn the truth about what an algorithm is and how it factors into artificial intelligence. Plus we cover topics like mashing together cybernetic hyper-nudging and COVID research, and even take a short tangent into one particular episode of Star Trek.
35 minutes | 3 months ago
What is an Algorithm, Anyways? with Abigail Devereaux
Who says Austrians can’t do math? Ideas in Progress host Anthony Comegna catches up with newly minted Doctor Abigail Devereaux to discuss her dissertation defense, economic algorithms, and other topics in this episode of Ideas in Progress.
35 minutes | 3 months ago
Let's Rank the Presidents! with Vincent Geloso
How do you rank the US presidents? How do historians rank them? Listen in to the Ideas in Progress conversation with Vincent Geloso, Assistant Professor at King's University College, discusses the trials and tribulations historians go through ranking the presidents.
44 minutes | 3 months ago
Isn't It About Time We Talked About Liberalism? with Emily Chamlee-Wright
Fresh off of leading a Discussion Colloquium on the topic of toleration and pluralism, IHS President and CEO joins us to discuss the discussion event, the Discourse Initiative and the state of liberalism in academia today. It is a broad discussion curving from one topic to the next. Sit back and listen in to this free-flowing conversation.
28 minutes | 3 months ago
Are You in a Total Institution? with Sean Rife
Is every aspect of your life dictated by someone else? We sure hope not. We complete our Ideas in Progress interview with social psychologist Sean Rife. Host Anthony Comegna and Dr Rife discuss the recent IHS program on the topic of mental health, certainly a timely topic. Join us, won’t you, for the second half of this fascinating interview.
28 minutes | 4 months ago
Can You Name a Classical Liberal Social Psychologist?
You might be able to answer that question after listening to this episode of Ideas in Progress when host Anthony Comegna sits down with Sean Rife to discuss the recent IHS Discussion Colloquia, “Liberty, Responsibility, and Mental Health” lead by Dr. Rife. In this time of Corona, mental health should be close to the forefront of our minds.
37 minutes | 4 months ago
Anarchisms, Left and Right with Crispin Sartwell
What kind of anarchist are you? As straightforward a conversation starter as you can get. An host Anthony Comegna poses that question today’s guest, prolific author and Dickinson College professor, Crispin Sartwell. So listen in as Professor Sartwell wades into his style of anarchy and the path he took to get there.
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Market Urbanism with Scott Beyer
Cities and all their facets take center stage on this episode of Ideas in Progress. Scott Beyer of the Market Urbanism Report (https://marketurbanismreport.com/) joins the show to discuss the intersection of free markets and urban issues. Join us for this fascinating look at market urbanism.
30 minutes | 4 months ago
Capitalism and Ethics with John Thrasher and Dan Halliday
This episode of Ideas in Progress spans the globe. No really, our host Anthony Comega is on the US eastern seaboard, one of our guests is calling in from California, and the other from Melbourne, Australia. John Thrasher and Dan Halliday talk about their new book “The Ethics of Capitalism.” While listening to the show make sure to stop by their site, www.ethicsofcapitalism.com, and pick up a copy of the book.
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Gary Chartier Speaks for a (Virtual) Sandwich
Find yourself in an ethical dilemma of the business variety? Perhaps you should pick up this episodes guest’s book “A Good Life in the Market: An Introduction to Business Ethics.” La Sierra University professor and associate dean, Gary Chartier joins us to discuss his book and various aspects of business ethics in today’s world.
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