TOPICS: Special three-week session of Hillsdale’s online U.S. history course, CONVICTION MACHINE, & tips and advice for both parents and teachers working with students at home

Host Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale’s director of online learning Kyle Murnen about a special three-week session of Hillsdale’s online U.S. history course, Sidney Powell walks us through her new book, CONVICTION MACHINE. And Kathleen O’Toole, assistant provost for K-12 education at Hillsdale, provides some tips and advice for both parents and teachers working with students who now find themselves at home.

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TOPICS: Patriotism as a virtue, MAKING HATE PAY and the SPLC, learning a foreign language, and the rhetoric of George Satayana

Host Scot Bertram talks with Matt Mehan of Hillsdale in D.C. about the idea of patriotism as a virtue. Hillsdale alum Tyler O’Neill tells us about his new book MAKING HATE PAY: THE CORRUPTION OF THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER. Fred Yaniga, from Hillsdale’s German department, explains why young students should learn a foreign language. And Brita Stoneman, from Hillsdale’s Rhetoric & Public Address department, introduces us to George Santayana.

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TOPICS: The presidential nominating process, U.S. foreign policy, RNA, and the 2012 Hillsdale College commencement address

Host Scot Bertram talks with Adam Carrington from Hillsdale’s politics department about the way we nominate our candidates for President. Ret. Major General Melvin Spiese discusses U.S. foreign policy and external threats. Chris Hamilton from Hillsdale’s chemistry department teaches us about RNA. And we hear excerpts from the 2012 Hillsdale College commencement address given by the late Sir Roger Scruton.

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TOPICS; The rise of socialism, America’s history with the gun, Jane Austen’s EMMA, and Hillsdale’s Barney Charter School Initiative

Host Scot Bertram talks with David Azzerad, assistant professor of government and research fellow at Hillsdale in D.C., about the apparent rise of support for socialism in the U.S. David Harsanyi takes us through his recent book FIRST FREEDOM: A RIDE THROUGH AMERICA’S HISTORY WITH THE GUN. With EMMA now in theatres, Hillsdale’s Lorraine Murphy tells us about the Jane Austen novel. And Kathleen O’Toole, assistant provost for K-12 education at Hillsdale, shares the success of the Barney Charter School Initiative.

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Topics: The birth of modern journalism, PROPERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, the Counter-Reformation, and an award-winning economics game

Host Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, director of Hillsdale’s Dow Journalism program, about the media and the birth of modern journalism. Edward Erler tells us about his recent book, PROPERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. Hillsdale’s Matt Gaetano describes what happened around the Counter-Reformation. And Michael Clark, from Hillsdale’s economics department, gives us details on an award-winning econ game he has created.

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Topics: Impeachment, the Democratic primary, and media malpractice. Big Tech’s war on conservatives, and Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT.

Host Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale senior journalism fellow Mollie Hemingway about impeachment, the Democratic primary, and media malpractice. Peter Hasson discusses his new book THE MANIPULATORS, covering Big Tech’s war on conservatives. And Ben Whalen, from Hillsdale’s English department, takes us through Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT.

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Topics: The coronavirus, single-payer health care and Medicare For All, diagramming a sentence, & LAND OF HOPE.

Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale associate professor of biology Silas Johnson about what we need to know regarding the coronavirus. Sally Pipes joins the show to discuss her new book on Medicare for All, FALSE PREMISE, FALSE PROMISE. Hillsdale’s Dan Coupland explains why students should know how to diagram a sentence. And he hear excerpts from a recent Kirby Center lecture by Wilfred McClay, who also teaches a new Hillsdale online course.

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Topics: The Iowa Caucus, CREATED EQUAL: CLARENCE THOMAS IN HIS OWN WORDS, & “Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Scot Bertram talks with Adam Carrington, assistant professor of politics at Hillsdale, about the Iowa Caucus and what it means in the race for the Democratic nomination. Michael Pack, producer/director of CREATED EQUAL: CLARENCE THOMAS IN HIS OWN WORDS talks about the new film. And Kelly Scott Franklin, from Hillsdale’s English department, tells us about “Rappaccini’s Daughter,” the short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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Topics: Progressives’ rejection of the founding, AMERICAN SECESSION, early Christianity, and Hillsdale’s online learning.

Scot Bertram talks with Ronald Prestritto, Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Politics, Charles and Lucia Shipley Chair in the American Constitution at Hillsdale, about progressives’ rejection of the founding. F. H. Buckley gives us details on his new book, AMERICAN SECESSION. Korey Maas, from Hillsdale’s history department, speaks on early Christianity. And Kyle Murnen, director of online learning at Hillsdale, tell us about a re-designed website and future courses.

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Topics: Findings from the International Space Station, THE AGE OF ENTITLEMENT: AMERICA SINCE THE ’60S, & the impact of portable wealth on the Greek world.

Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale assistant professor of physics Timothy Dolch about some interesting findings from the ISS. Christopher Caldwell speaks with us about his new book, THE AGE OF ENTTITLEMENT: AMERICA SINCE THE ’60S. And Ken Calvert, from Hillsdale’s history department, describes how portable wealth transformed the Greek world.

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Topics: America’s first experiment with socialism, the Venezuela model of socialsm, Jane Austen’s EMMA, and liberal arts students in the military.

Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale professor emeritus Burt Folsom about America’s first experiment with socialism. James Carafano of Heritage tells us about the Venezuelan model of socialism. Lorraine Murphy, from Hillsdale’s English department, returns to discuss Jane Austen’s EMMA. And Jeffery Rogers, associate dean of men at Hillsdale, explains why we need more liberal arts students in the miltary.

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Topics: Baumol’s Cost Disease, small-town America, Aristotle’s PHYSICS, and starting a business

Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale associate Professor of Economics Charles Steele about the merits of Baumol’s Cost Disease. Tim Carney discusses his recent Washington Examiner cover story on small-town America. Lee Cole, from Hillsdale’s philosophy department briefs us on Aristotle’s PHYSICS. And Kevin Meyers, a Hillsdale graduate, tells us about starting his business, Lucy Darling.

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Topics: Why Congress doesn’t work, HOW AMERICA’S POLITICAL PARTIES CHANGE (AND HOW THEY DON’T), and the Trinity.

Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale Professor of Politics Kevin Portteus about “Congress: How It Worked and Why It Doesn’t”. Michael Barone of AEI and the Washington Examiner joins the show to discuss his latest book HOW AMERICA’S POLITICAL PARTIES CHANGE (AND HOW THEY DON’T). And as Christmas approaches, Jordan Wales, from Hillsdale’s theology department, explains the Trinity.

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Topics: Supply-side economics, the downfall of the New York Times, story/discourse, Hillsdale in D.C.

Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale’s Gary Wolfram about supply-side economics. Michael Goodwin, chief political columnist of the New York Post, speaks about journalism and the downfall of the New York Times. Dwight Lindley, from Hillsdale’s English department, continues his series of basic literary concepts with story/discourse. And Matt Mehan, with Hillsdale in D.C., tells us more about the new Graduate School of Government.

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Topics: Citizenship, GREAT SOCIETY: A NEW HISTORY, humanistic psychology

Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale professor of politics Tom West about the concept of citizenship and the current effort to revamp the citizenship test. Amity Shlaes joins the show to discuss her new book GREAT SOCIETY: A NEW HISTORY. And Collin Barnes, from Hillsdale’s psychology department teaches us about humanistic psychology and introduces us to Maslow and Rogers.

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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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