Topics: Protests in Spain, “Trump Trauma” and its impact on 2020, Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT, and thoughts from a student-turned-professor at Hillsdale.

Scot Bertram talks with Todd Mack from Hillsdale’s Spanish department to find out more about the current protests playing out in Spain. Michael Walsh discusses “Trump Trauma” and why it might impact the 2020 election. Ben Whalen, from Hillsdale’s English department, takes us though Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT. And Lee Cole describes what it’s like to be a student at Hillsdale and then return as a professor.

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Topics: Veterans Day & Hillsdale’s connection to the military, America’s big-city problems. exoplanets, & immigration policy

Scot Bertram talks with Peter Jennings, Assistant Professor of Financial Management at Hillsdale and Marine veteran, about Veterans Day and Hillsdale’s deep connection with the military. James Poulos, executive editor of the American Mind, discusses a recent essay on problems in America’s big cities. Tim Dolch, from Hillsdale’s physics department, teaches us about exoplanets. And we hear excerpts from a recent lecture at Hillsdale’s Kirby Center by Reihan Salam, author of MELTING POT OR CIVIL WAR.

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Topics: “Our Bankrupt Nomenklatura,” learning cursive, and leadership

Scot Bertram speaks with Victor Davis Hanson, distinguished fellow in history at Hillsdale College, about his recent essay at American Greatness, titled “Our Bankrupt Nomenklatura”. Dan Coupland, from Hillsdale’s education department, tells us why children still should learn cursive. And Gen. Robert B. Neller talks with us about leadership.

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Topics: Palytoxin poisoning, the military threat from China today, Jane Austen’s MANSFIELD PARK, & the power of poetry.

Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale’s Courtney Meyet,associate professor of chemistry, about the dangers of palytoxin poisoning. Steven Mosher, author of BULLY OF ASIA, discusses the military threat from China today. Hillsdale’s Lorraine Murphy continues her occasional series on the novels of Jane Austen with MANSFIELD PARK. And Ellen Condict, from Hillsdale Academy and Hillsdale College, reflects on a recent essay she wrote on the power of poetry.

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Topics: Constitution 101, RETURN OF THE STRONG GODS, Petrarch, & shooting sports

Scot Bertram talks with Ronald Pestritto, Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Politics, Charles and Lucia Shipley Chair in the American Constitution. about Hillsdale’s new CONSTITUTION 101 online course. R.R. Reno, editor of First Things, discusses his recent book RETURN OF THE STRONG GODS. Matt Gaetano, from Hillsdale’s history department, tells us about Petrarch. And Bart Spieth, range master for Hillsdale’s Halter Shooting Sports Center shares an exciting announcement about the facility.

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Topics: Football safety, RESISTANCE (AT ALL COSTS), the art of rhetoric, & the dedication of Hillsdale’s Christ Chapel.

Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, director of Hillsdale’s journalism program and author of THE BIG SCRUM about safety measure in the game of football. Kim Strassel joins the show to discuss her latest book RESISTANCE (AT ALL COSTS): HOW TRUMP HATERS ARE BREAKING AMERICA. Hillsdale’s Benjamin Beier teaches us on the art of rhetoric. And we listen back to highlights from the dedication of Hillsdale’s new Christ Chapel.

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Topics: Religious freedom, Chester A. Arthur, history of paper, and an honored Hillsdale alumnus.

Scot Bertram talks with Korey Maas, Hillsdale assistant professor of history, about the history of religious freedom. John Pafford discusses his recent book CHESTER A. ARTHUR: THE ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT. Hillsdale’s Barbara Bushey takes us through the history of paper. And we chat with Tom Shafer ’81, honored Hillsdale alumnus and President/COO of TCF Bank.

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Topics: Impeachment, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the rise and fall of the Roman Republic, and Louisa May Alcott.

Scot Bertram talks with Mollie Hemingway, senior journalism fellow at Hillsdale, about the push for impeachment and recent stories regarding Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Hillsdale’s Ken Calvert discusses the rise and fall of the Roman Republic. And Sarah Schutte (Hillsdale ’18) makes the case for Louisa May Alcott as the great American writer.

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Topics: Identity politics, Hong Kong, and master plots.

Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale’s Mickey Craig about identity politics. Claudia Rosett has spent time on the ground reporting on the protests in Hong Kong. She shares what she has seen and heard. And Hillsdale’s Dwight Lindley returns for his occasional series on basic literary concepts, this time discussing master plots.

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Topics: Hillsdale College’s new graduate school in D.C., McCarthy on “A New Conservative Agenda,” separation of powers in the Constitution, and what it takes to complete an Ironman Triathlon.

Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, dean of the new Van Andel Graduate School of Government, about the launch of the program. Daniel McCarthy, editor of MODERN AGE, discusses his piece on “A New Conservative Agenda”. During this Constitution Week, Hillsdale’s Kevin Portteus examines the separation of powers found in the document. And Hillsdale’s Cortney Meyet talks about what it takes t train for and complete and Iron Man Triathlon.

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Gerrymandering decisions from the Supreme Court, China & Economic Warfare, and Jane Austen’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale’s Paul Moreno about the recent SCOTUS decision on gerrymandering and the history of how the Court has handled the issue. Roger Robinson from the Prague Security Studies Institute joins the show to discuss China and economic warfare. And Hillsdale’s Lorraine Murphy continues our walk through the works of Jane Austen with PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.

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Minimum wage proposals, Mary Grabar’s DEBUNKING HOWARD ZINN, fast radio bursts, and Dennis Prager on American greatness.

Scot Bertram talks with Charles Steele, Associate Professor of Economics at Hillsdale, about the minimum wage and proposals by Democrats to change the current law. Mary Grabar joins us to discuss her new book DEBUNKING HOWARD ZINN. Tim Dolch, from Hillsdale’s physics department, introduces us to fast radio bursts. And nationally syndicated radio host and best-selling author Dennis Prager speaks about American greatness at a recent NLS event held by Hillsdale College.

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Topics: A look back the the most recent Supreme Court term, Andy McCarthy’s BALL OF COLLUSION, and Montesquieu.

Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale’s Adam Carrington for one last look back on the opinions issued during the most recent U.S. Supreme Court term. Andrew McCarthy discusses his new book BALL OF COLLUSION. And Hillsdale’s Khalil Habib helps introduce and explain the political thought of Montesquieu.

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Topics: Christianity in Politics, California’s new ballot access law, the Trivium, & the opioid crisis in West Virginia.

Scot Bertram talks with John Grant, associate professor of politics, about his class covering Christianity in politics. Derek Muller, Hillsdale graduate and now Pepperdine professor of law, discusses California’s new ballot access law which mandates the release of tax returns. Ben Beier, education professor, helps us understand the trivium. And Judge Beth Walker, another Hillsdale alum, talks about her work on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and the opioid crisis affecting her state.

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Topics: Methanol poisoning at resorts, Richard Nixon AFTER THE FALL, journalism around the time of the founding, & SPARTA’S FIRST ATTIC WAR

Scot Bertram talks to Hillsdale chemistry professor Courtney Meyet about a spate of apparent methanol poisonings at vacation spots. Kasey S. Pipes discusses his latest book AFTER THE FALL on Richard Nixon’s post-presidency. John J. Miller, director of Hillsdale’s journalism department, describes the state of journalism around the founding. And Hillsdale’s Paul Rahe share details from his new book, SPARTA’s FIRST ATTIC WAR: THE GRAND STRATEGY OF CLASSICAL SPARTA, 478-446 B.C.

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Topics: The science of beer, Dwight Eisenhower’s faith, artificial intelligence, and defending the Electoral College.

Scot Bertram is joined by Chris Hamilton, professor of chemistry at Hillsdale, to talk about the science of beer. Alan Sears & Craig Osten, co-authors of THE SOUL OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT, talk about the faith of Dwight Eisenhower. Hillsdale’s Jordan Wales on the present and future of AI. And excerpts from a recent lecture by Trent England at Hillsdale’s Kirby Center in defense of the Electoral College.

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Topics: Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister of Britain, America’s voter rolls, poetic genre, and Hillsdale College’s Churchill Project.

Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale president Larry Arnn about Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister of Britain and what’s next for Brexit. Mark Hemingway of Real Clear Investigations identifies a problem with America’s voter rolls. Hillsdale’s Dwight Lindley returns for is occasional series on basic literary terms, as we define poetic genre. And Hillsdale College’s Churchill Project is discussed in greater detail with students involved in the effort.

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Topics: Roman models for our Founders, nuclear power, Shakespeare’s KING LEAR, & a new Hillsdale online course of the book of Genesis.

Scot Bertram is joined by Hillsdale professor of ancient history, Ken Calvert, to discuss Roman models of government that to which our Founders looked. John Steele Gordon tries to answer why the left refuses to embrace nuclear power. Hillsdale English professor Ben Whalen on Shakespeare’s KING LEAR. And Hillsdale’s Justin Jackson is you teacher for a new online course, “The Genesis Story: Reading Biblical Narratives.”

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Topics: Supreme Court justice rotation, AMERICAN RESTORATION, Jane Austen’s SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, & a new book on Justice Stephen Field.

Scot Bertram is joined by Hillsdale’s Paul Moreno to analyze the idea of rotating Supreme Court justices on and off the court. Timothy Goeglein digs into his new book AMERICAN RESTORATION. Hillsdale English professor Lorraine Murphy returns to discuss Jane Austen’s SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. And Adam Carrington, assistant professor of politics at Hillsdale, talks about his recent book on late Supreme Court justice Stephen Field.

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Topics: JUSTICE ON TRIAL, part two of Shakespeare’s Roman plays, and a Hillsdale alumnus discusses criminal justice reforms in Ohio.

Scot Bertram talks with Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino, co-authors of the new book JUSTICE ON TRIAL: THE KAVANAUGH CONFIRMATION AND THE FUTURE OF THE SUPREME COURT. Hillsdale associate professor of politics Khalil Habib returns for the second part of his look at Shakespeare’s Roman plays in the context of Rome’s politics and history. And Judge Tim Kuhlman, a Hillsdale alumnus, talks about how the school prepared his for his job on the bench and his efforts on criminal justice reform in Toldeo, OH.

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