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Ideas in Progress
32 minutes | May 19, 2021
Can We Really Just Be Reasonable?
Author and Ursinus College professor Jonathan Marks sits down with Anthony Comegna to chat about his latest book, “Let's Be Reasonable: A Conservative Case for Liberal Education.” Professor Marks avoids the “panic on the campus” argument while discussing why conservatives shouldn’t give up on higher education. Sit back and listen in on a reasonable conversation about the current state of higher ed.
36 minutes | May 12, 2021
Asma Uddin's Politics of Vulnerability
Aspen fellow and author Asma Uddin sits down with Mike Tolhurst to speak about her latest book, “The Politics of Vulnerability, How to Heal Muslim-Christian Relations in a Post-Christian America: Today's Threat to Religion and Religious Freedom” certainly a timely topic in this day and age.
31 minutes | May 5, 2021
Judge Glock's Dead Pledge
Banks, bankers, and busted mortgages, oh my. The Cicero Institute’s Judge Glock drops by the virtual studio to weave tales of desperate financial times from his latest book, “The Dead Pledge: The Origins of the Mortgage Market and Federal Bailouts, 1913-1939.” Pull up a parcel of land, sit back, and listen in as Anthony Comegna and Judge Glock discuss the matter on Ideas in Progress.
24 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
John Hasnas and Civil Society
Listen in on our second part of an interview with Georgetown Law professor John Hasnas. Prof. Hasnas sits down with Anthony Comegna to discuss what is Civil Society, the recent IHS discussion colloquium and associated readings regarding civil society. An enlightening conversation for sure.
29 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
John Hasnas' IHS History
Is rule of law a myth? Find out on this episode of Ideas in Progress as Anthony Comegna speaks with Prof. John Hasnas about his famous summer seminars lecture and how it came to be.
40 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Did America's Sun Set a Long Time Ago?
Dirty elections, rumor-mongers, political power grabbers, pessimistic outlooks on the country’s future. No we are not talking about some reality show but we are speaking with professor and author Dennis Rasmussen about his book “Fears of a Setting Sun: The Disillusionment of America's Founders.”
32 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Jeremy Shearmur's IHS History
We go abroad again this episode to speak with Jeremy Shearmur. Dr. Shearmur recounts his time at the London School of Economics studying under Karl Popper, meeting Hayek, his time with IHS helping graduate students, and the books he has written and edited.
30 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Chinese History and Liberty
Professor Steve Davies continues his conversation with Ideas in Progress host, Anthony Comegna. This episode the topic shifts from IHS history to Chinese history. Prof. Davies and Anthony talk of the Song Dynasty, a road to modernism cut short, and a brutal philosophy.
27 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
IHS History with Steve Davies
Long time IHS event attendee and lecture Professor Steve Davies joins us from his home in Britain to discuss his history with IHS and what the organization means to him as IHS turns 60.
33 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Border Militarization as an Entrepreneurial Process
GMU Economics PhD candidate Nathan Goodman discusses some of the events of this past year, the rise in militarization of the police, the protests in Portland, unwieldy powers, and political entrepreneurship. Listen in on this half-hour of discussion of a serious topic living in today’s headlines.
37 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Great Beards and Radios
It’s part two of the Ideas in Progress interview with Impolitic co-hosts Paul Matzko and Sean Trainor. Ideas in Progress Anthony Comegna digs into the research these two historians are working on, including the Professor Trainor’s book project “The Bearded Age” and Paul Matzko’s book “The Radio Right.”
30 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
A Libertarian and a Socialist Walk into a Noodle Shop...
A libertarian and a socialist walk into a noodle shop... could be the start of a joke or the beginning of a podcast, find out the whole story as hosts of the Impolitic podcast, Paul Matzko and Sean Trainor join us for this episode of Ideas in Progress
38 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Painting Portraits with Paul
Portraits of Liberty host Paul Meany stops in to chat about a few figures from the history of Liberalism on this episode of Ideas in Progress. Paul gives us a brief glance at the lives of Chinese philosopher Mencius, an English Lawyer named John Cook who impeached a king, and Rose Wilder-Lane. Sit back for the next half-hour and listen to the fascinating tales of these three figures.
31 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
How Larry White Got Locofocofied
Part two of our interview with Larry White where we find out who WIlliam Leggett really was and how Anthony Comegna was influenced by Professor White's work on the LocoFoco movement.
26 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Larry White's IHS History
Our celebration of our 60th anniversary marches on. This episode we have a special guest whose history goes way back with IHS, Professor Larry White joins us to chat about his relationship with IHS dating back to the 1970s. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this half-hour trip to the Menlo Park days of IHS.
30 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
My IHS Stories with Chad Thevenot and Emily Birchmier
As IHS celebrates its 60th anniversary it is time for another episode of Ideas in Progress' "My IHS Story." In this episode Executive Director Chad Thevenot and Senior Director of Academic Programs Emily Birchmier sit in to chat about how they got involved with IHS and tell tales of some of the people they have met along the way.
24 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Liberalism and Good Taste, with Brianne Wolf
Occasionally, we have speakers drop by the IHS offices, well, virtually drop by, now-a-days, and give a lecture on upcoming research or a recent book release. Sometime we ask those speakers if they would mind spending a little extra time with us to record an episode of Ideas in Progress. This episode Professor Brianne Wolf gives us a little more insight into her recent lecture and her current manuscript, Beyond Rights and Price: Liberalism and Taste. So show some good taste and join us for this episode.
26 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
The Art of the Academic Research Seminar with Bill Glod
There is a type of program we host at IHS we haven’t featured on this podcast, the Academic Research Seminar, or as we affectionately call it A-R-S. Join us as Bill Glod stops by and discusses all things ARS. Tune in and find out how you might be able to participate and what sort of Academic Research Seminars we have planned in the near future.
28 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
African Socialism vs African Liberalism, with Ibrahim Anoba
Part two of our interview with Ibrahim Anoba. In this episode we explore some more historical figures from the African liberal tradition and Ibrahim shares his thoughts on a modern Africa that has turned to some western ideas for inspiration, including socialism.
29 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
Africa's Liberal Legacy, with Ibrahim Anoba
Happy New Year to our listeners! Since we can’t travel right now we thought we might bring another part of the world to you. This episode we speak with graduate student Ibrahim Anoba about his book project centered on trade and commerce across the African continent.
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