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The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour
49 minutes | 15 days ago
Matthew Spalding, Mark Bauerlein, & Tom Conner
TOPICS: Election analysis, contemplating a bookless future, and taking a virtual tour of Luxembourg American Cemetery Host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government, to get insight about what we should learn from the known results of last week's election. Mark Bauerlein, English professor at Emory University and senior editor of First Things, discusses a recent essay entitled, "Our Bookless Future". And on this Veterans Day week, retired Hillsdale professor of history, Tom Conner, takes us on a virtual tour of Luxembourg American Cemetery
51 minutes | 22 days ago
Fred Yaniga, Salena Zito, Korey Maas, & Richard Langworth
TOPICS: The fall of the Berlin Wall, writing from America's backroads, The Reformation & Martin Luther, and Churchill myths. Host Scot Bertram talks with Fred Yaniga, Chairman and Associate Professor of German at Hillsdale College, about being in Germany for the fall of the Berlin Wall 31 years ago this week. Salena Zito, national political reporter for the Washington Examiner, talks about writing from America's backroads. Hillsdale Associate Professor of History Korey Maas tells us about The Reformation & Martin Luther. And Richard Langworth, Senior Fellow with the Hillsdale College Churchill Project, joins us to bust some Churchill myths.
53 minutes | a month ago
Matthew Spalding, Conrad Black, & John J. Miller
TOPICS: Plans to restructure the Supreme Court, a biography of President Donald J. Trump, and a history of October surprises. Host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government, about his essay at RealClearPolicy, "Joe Biden’s Not-So-Secret Plan to Restructure the Supreme Court". Conrad Black joins us to discuss his recent biography, DONALD J. TRUMP: A PRESIDENT LIKE NO OTHER. And John J. Miller, Director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College, runs down the history of October surprises.
50 minutes | a month ago
Victor Davis Hanson, Ben Beier, & Anthony Swinehart
TOPICS: American institutions & the 2020 Election, classical education, and the Fisk Museum of Natural History at Hillsdale College Host Scot Bertram talks with Victor Davis Hanson, author, historian, and Distinguished Fellow in History at Hillsdale College, about how ideology is destroying American institutions and checks in on the 2020 election. Hillsdale assistant professor of education, Ben Beier, attempts to define and explain what a classical education entails. And Anthony Swinehart, Professor of Biology and Curator of the D. M. Fisk Museum of Natural History, tells us all about the museum right here on Hillsdale's campus.
49 minutes | 2 months ago
Tim Dolch, Christopher Bedford, Khalil Habib, & Tom Conner
TOPICS: 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, media & the future of journalism, the Magna Carta, & excerpts from Hillsdale College's 168th commencement address. Host Scot Bertram talks with Tim Dolch, Hillsdale assistant professor of physics, about the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. Christopher Bedford, senior editor with The Federalist, discusses the media today and the future of journalism. Khalil Habib, from Hillsdale's politics department, tells us what we should know about the Magna Carta. And we hear excerpts from the College's 168th commencement address, given by Hillsdale professor emeritus of history, Thomas Conner.
51 minutes | 3 months ago
Anthony Swinehart, Byron York, & Jason Whitlock
TOPICS: New shark fossil discovered, going inside the Washington establishment's never-ending war on Trump, & how American sports are letting down America Host Scot Bertram talks with Anthony Swinehart, professor of biology at Hillsdale, about his discovery of a new shark fossil in Michigan. Byron York, chief political correspondent at the Washington Examiner, outlines his new book, OBSESSION: INSIDE THE WASHINGTON ESTABLISHMENT'S NEVER-ENDING WAR ON TRUMP. And we hear excerpts from a Hillsdale lecture featuring Jason Whitlock, award-winning sportswriter with Outkick.com, speaking about how American sports are letting down America.
49 minutes | 3 months ago
Michael Anton, Ben Whalen, & Brad Birzer
TOPICS: "The Stakes: America at the Point of No Return," Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises," and a Hillsdale professor who also is a member of a progressive rock band. Host Scot Bertram talks with Michael Anton, Lecturer in Politics and Research Fellow at Hillsdale in D.C., about his new book "The Stakes: America at the Point of No Return". Hillsdale English professor Ben Whalen takes us through Ernest Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises". And we talk with Brad Birzer, professor of history at Hillsdale, about his work in the progressive rock band The Bardic Depths.
51 minutes | 3 months ago
Adam Carrington, Ted Rebarber, & Derek Stauff
TOPICS: Consequential national political conventions, the failure of Common Core, and Johann Sebastian Bach. Host Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale associate professor of politics Adam Carrington about the most notable and consequential political conventions in our nation's history. Ted Rebarber, CEO and founder of AccountabilityWorks, discusses a report he authored and the data that show the failure of Common Core. And Derek Stauff, assistant professor of music at Hillsdale, takes us inside the life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
48 minutes | 3 months ago
Adam Carrington, Roger Kimball, & Kathleen O'Toole
TOPICS: National political conventions, rule of law in our American republic, & prepping teachers for the school year Host Scot Bertram talks with Adam Carrington, assistant professor of politics at Hillsdale College, about the history of national political conventions. Roger Kimball, editor and publisher of The New Criterion and president and publisher of Encounter Books, discusses his recent essays on the rule of law amid protests and riots in America. And Kathleen O'Toole, assistant provost for K-12 education at Hillsdale, returns to help prepare teachers for the coming school year.
52 minutes | 3 months ago
Kathleen O'Toole, Andy Puzder, Ken Calvert, & Charles Steele
TOPICS: Preparing parents for school, getting America back to work, learning about Constantine, and training for/running ultramarathons. Host Scot Bertram talks with Kathleen O'Toole, assistant provost for K-12 education at Hillsdale College, about how parents can prepare for another unusual school year. Andy Puzder, former CEO of CKE Restaurants, discusses his new book IT'S TIME TO LET AMERICA WORK AGAIN. Ken Calvert, Hillsdale professor of ancient history, educates us on Constantine. And Hillsdale's Charles Steele on what it's like to train for and run ultramarathons.
48 minutes | 4 months ago
Adam Carrington, Mike Gonzalez, & Matt Spalding
TOPICS: Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on religious liberty, Mike Gonzalez's THE PLOT TO CHANGE AMERICA, & Hillsdale In D.C.'s James Madison Fellowship for Young Professionals Host Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale associate professor of politics, Adam Carrington, about recent decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court on the issues of religious liberty. Mike Gonzalez, senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, discusses his new book THE PLOT TO CHANGE AMERICA. And Matt Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations & Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government at Hillsdale in D.C., introduces us to the James Madison Fellowship for Young Professionals.
52 minutes | 4 months ago
Matthew Spalding, Ken Masugi, & Paul Rahe
TOPICS: The Michael Flynn case and a possible Constitutional crisis, what COVID and the recent riots tell us about our understanding of the Declaration, and the life of Alexis de Tocqueville. Host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations & Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government at Hillsdale College’s Washington, D.C. campus, about the Michael Flynn case and a possible Constitutional crisis. Ken Masugi, senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, speaks about his recent essay, "Have COVID-19 and the Riots Exposed How We Destroyed the Declaration?" And we talk with Paul Rahe from Hillsdale's history department about the life of Alexis de Tocqueville, on this the week of the 215th anniversary of his birth.
51 minutes | 4 months ago
John J. Miller, Larry Elder, Collin Barnes, & Michael Novak
TOPICS: George Orwell, the new film UNCLE TOM, humanistic psychology, and "Why We Love Sports" Host Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, director of Hillsdale's Dow Journalism Program, about George Orwell and his impact on language and journalism. Nationally syndicated radio host Larry Elder discusses a new film on which he serves as executive producer, UNCLE TOM. Collin Barnes, from Hillsdale's psychology department, tells us about humanistic psychology. And, with MLB games resuming, we hear excerpts from a 2017 lecture on Hillsdale campus by the late Michael Novak titled "Why We Love Sports".
52 minutes | 4 months ago
Gary Wolfram, Lindsey Burke, Darryl Hart, & Maria Servold
TOPICS: Biden's electric vehicle plan, COVID's affect on private schools, what Americanization does to Catholicism, and cancel culture in newsrooms Host Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale economics professor Gary Wolfram about Joe Biden's plan for an electric vehicle fleet. Lindsey Burke with the Heritage Foundation explains what COVID-19 is doing to private schools across the country. Darryl Hart, Hillsdale distinguished associate professor of history, talks about Catholicism in America. And Maria Servold, assistant director of Hillsdale's Dow Journalism program, tells us about "cancel culture" in newsrooms.
42 minutes | 5 months ago
Timothy Dolch, John Marini, & Dan Coupland
TOPICS: The dimming and brightening of Betelgeuse, the Administrative State, and "The Wind In the Willows" Host Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale physics professor Timothy Dolch about the dimming and brightening of Betelgeuse. John Marini, author of "Unmasking the Administrative State" discusses the existential threat of the administrative state to our republic. And Dan Coupland, from Hillsdale's education department, walks us through "The Wind in the Willows"
44 minutes | 5 months ago
Matthew Spalding, Paul Rahe, & Dennis Prager
TOPICS: The Declaration & its relevance today, the American Founding, and American Greatness In this special Independence Day edition of the show, host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government at Hillsdale In D.C., about the Declaration of Independence and its relevance today. Hillsdale professor of history Paul Rahe takes us back to the American Founding. And we hear portions of a 2019 lecture by noted author and national radio host Dennis Prager on American Greatness and American Culture.
47 minutes | 5 months ago
Charles Steele, Lee Habeeb, & Michael Jordan
TOPICS: Plans for a "100% Clean Energy" economy, the false narrative of life vs. economy, and the fiction of Flannery O'Connor Host Scot Bertram talks with Charles Steele, associate professor of economics at Hillsdale, about Joe Biden's pledge to move to a "100% Clean Energy" economy. Lee Habeeb of Salem Media and "Our American Stories" discusses his recent essay on the false media narrative of life vs. the economy. And Hillsdale English professor Michael Jordan dives into the fiction of Flannery O'Connor.
53 minutes | 5 months ago
Adam Carrington, Mark Hemingway, Ethan Stoneman, & Haley McNamara
TOPICS: Reshaping the courts, the lack of preparedness of U.S. health agencies, Isocrates & rhetoric, and preventing sexual exploitation. Host Scot Bertram talks with Adam Carrington, assistant professor of politics at Hillsdale College, about what it means when we say President Trump is "reshaping the courts." We share portions of a lecture from Mark Hemingway of RealClearInvestigations on the lack of preparedness of U.S. health agencies when it came to COVID-19. Ethan Stoneman, from Hillsdale's Rhetoric and Public Address department, discusses Isocrates and rhetoric. And Haley McNamara, a 2015 graduate of the College, talks about her experience at Hillsdale and her work with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.
51 minutes | 6 months ago
David Azerrad, Kelly Scott Franklin, & John Steele Gordon
TOPICS: The social justice endgame, Walt Whitman, & socialism in American history. Host Scot Bertram talks with David Azerrad, assistant professor and research fellow at Hillsdale in D.C., about his recent essay on the social justice endgame. Kelly Scott Franklin, from Hillsdale's English department, introduces us to Walt Whitman. And we hear excerpts from a recent lecture on Hillsdale's campus by John Steele Gordon regarding socialism in American history.
52 minutes | 6 months ago
Paul Rahe, Hans von Spakovsky, Dan Coupland, & Matt Gaetano
TOPICS: Standardized testing, vote-by-mail plans, classic children's literature, & returning to teach at Hillsdale Host Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale history professor Paul Rahe about two recent essays on the use of standardized tests in the admissions process. Hans von Spakovsy from the Heritage Foundation discusses the dangers of vote-by-mail proposals. Dan Coupland, from Hillsdale's education department, introduces us to a new online course covering classic children's literature. And Matt Gaetano tells us what it's like to attend Hillsdale and then return as a professor.
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