TOPICS: Safety in the game of football, the recent book WRATH, drug addiction at the atomic level, & Hillsdale’s Visiting Writers Program

Host Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, Director of Hillsdale’s Dow Journalism Program and author of THE BIG SCRUM, discusses changes made to keep the game safe and how President Teddy Roosevelt helped save the sport. Peter Wood, President of the National Association of Scholars, talks about his recent book WRATH: AMERICA ENRAGED. Kelli Kazmier, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Hillsdale, describes drug addiction at the atomic level and shares some of her research. And Dutton Kearney, Associate Professor of English at Hillsdale and director of the school’s Visiting Writers Program, gives us an overview of the project.

TOPICS: Hillsdale’s new Academy for Science and Freedom, Election reform and the Carter/Baker Commission, & the connections between the Renaissance and the Reformation

Host Scot Bertram talks with Scott Atlas, Fellow at Hillsdale College’s Academy for Science and Freedom, about the launch of the new program and what we can expect from the effort. John R. Lott, Jr., Founder and President of the Crime Prevention Research Center, discusses Election reforms and the Carter-Baker Commission. And Matthew Gaetano, Associate Professor of History at Hillsdale, compares and contrasts the key tenets of the Renaissance and the Reformation.

TOPICS: Holiday Greetings from THE RADIO FREE HILLSDALE HOUR & listing the most-listened-to episodes of 2021

TOPICS: The Great Society programs, THE NIXON CONSPIRACY, & the life and thinking of Machiavelli

Host Scot Bertram talks with Kevin Portteus, Professor of Politics & Director of American Studies at Hillsdale College, to look back on the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” programs as a new massive expansion of government is considered. Geoff Shepard digs into his new book THE NIXON CONSPIRACY: WATERGATE AND THE PLOT TO REMOVE THE PRESIDENT. And Paul Rahe, Professor of History & Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in the Western Heritage, tells us about the life and times of the Italian diplomat, author, & philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli.

TOPICS: The American virtue of hard work, the meaning of the 14th Amendment, and leadership & military service

Host Scot Bertram talks with D.G. Hart, Distinguished Associate Professor of History at Hillsdale College, about a recent essay discussing the American virtue of hard work. Randy Barnett, Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University, talks about his new book THE ORIGINAL MEANING OF THE 14TH AMENDMENT: ITS LETTER AND SPIRIT. And Peter Jennings, Associate Professor of Management and Brouwer D. and Jane E. McIntyre Chair in Business Administration at Hillsdale, discusses leadership, military service, and the book ONCE AN EAGLE.

TOPICS: Supply chain problems, a tribute to Rush Limbaugh, and a Hillsdale alumnus in the writing world

Host Scot Bertram talks with Gary Wolfram, William Simon Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Director of Economics, and Professor of Political Economy at Hillsdale College, in an attempt to explain our current supply chain problems. James Golden aka Bo Snerdley, long-time producer and call screener for Rush Limbaugh, joins us to talk about his new book RUSH ON THE RADIO: A TRIBUTE FROM HIS SIDEKICK OF 30 YEARS. And Elizabeth Genovise, an ’06 graduate of Hillsdale, returns to campus as part of the College’s Visiting Writer’s Series.

Host Scot Bertram talks with Al Stewart, Director of the Nimrod Education Center, and Alan Taylor & Bob Radocy of the Nimrod Society to explain what the new effort is all about. Batya Ungar-Sargon joins us to talk about her recent book BAD NEWS: HOW WOKE MEDIA IS UNDERMINING DEMOCRACY. Elizabeth Fredericks, Assistant Professor of English at Hillsdale College, introduces our new series on modern Irish poetry. And we check in with Howard Smith ’68, CEO of Wilson Bohannan Lock Company, who recently was honored at Hillsdale’s 2021 Alumni Awards Banquet.

TOPICS: Enforcement of Texas’ new abortion law, stopping the slide to socialism, a tour of Meuse–Argonne America Cemetery, and liberal arts students in the military

Host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Mehan, Director of Academic Programs and Assistant Professor of Government at Hillsdale in D.C., about the enforcement mechanism in the recently signed Texas abortion law and what question the Supreme Court currently is considering. Kevin Hassett, former Senior Economic Advisor to President Trump, joins us to discuss his new book THE DRIFT: STOPPING AMERICA’S SLIDE TO SOCIALISM. On this Veterans Day week, Tom Conner, Professor Emeritus of History at Hillsdale, takes us on a tour of Meuse–Argonne American Cemetery. And Jeffery Rogers, Associate Dean of Men at Hillsdale, tells us why the military could use more liberal arts students in its ranks.

TOPICS: The fall of the Berlin Wall, OUR BROKEN ELECTIONS, and French novelist Honoré de Balzac

Host Scot Bertram talks with Fred Yaniga, Chairman and Associate Professor of German at Hillsdale College, who was in Germany when the Berlin Wall began to fall in 1989. Hans von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow with the Heritage Foundation, discusses the new book he co-authored, OUR BROKEN ELECTIONS: HOW THE LEFT CHANGED THE WAY YOU VOTE. And Lorraine Murphy, Associate Professor of English at Hillsdale, continues her occasional series on novels in the Realist tradition by introducing us to the French writer Honoré de Balzac.

TOPICS: Jackie Robinson, the new book EUROTRASH, & a look at the Renaissance philosopher Erasmus

Host Scot Bertram talks with Paul Moreno, William and Berniece Grewcock Chair in Constitutional History, Professor of History & Dean of Social Sciences at Hillsdale College, about the story of Jackie Robinson and breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. David Harsanyi outlines the arguments in his new book EUROTRASH: WHY AMERICA MUST REJECT THE FAILED IDEAS OF A DYING CONTINENT. And Korey Maas, Associate Professor of History at Hillsdale, introduces us to the Renaissance philosopher and Catholic theologian Erasmus on the 555th anniversary of his birth.

TOPICS: Separation of powers, NO WAY TO TREAT A CHILD, the history of the book, and Justice Clarence Thomas’ 30 years at the Supreme Court.

Host Scot Bertram talks with Kevin Portteus, Professor of Politics & Director of American Studies at Hillsdale, about the design of the separation of powers in the federal government. Naomi Schaefer Riley, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and at the Independent Women’s Forum, joins us to discuss her new book, NO WAY TO TREAT A CHILD: HOW THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM, FAMILY COURTS, AND RACIAL ACTIVISTS ARE WRECKING YOUNG LIVES. Mark Maier, Lecturer in English at Hillsdale, tells us the history of the book. And to mark 30 years of Justice Clarence Thomas at the Supreme Court, we chat with Myron Magnet about his book CLARENCE THOMAS AND THE LOST CONSTITUTION.

TOPICS: Mollie Hemingway’s new book, RIGGED, the poetry of Thomas Hardy, & the recent rise in homeschooling

Host Scot Bertram talks with Mollie Hemingway, Senior Journalism Fellow at Hillsdale College and senior editor at The Federalist, about her new book, RIGGED: HOW THE MEDIA, BIG TECH, AND THE DEMOCRATS SEIZED OUR ELECTIONS. Dwight Lindley, Associate Professor of English at Hillsdale, returns for his occasional series on Victorian poetry with a look at Thomas Hardy. And Joy Pullmann, executive editor of The Federalist and ’09 graduate of Hillsdale, talks with us about the recent rise in homeschooling across the country.

TOPICS: Victor Davis Hanson’s new book THE DYING CITIZEN, Euclid & Geometry, and “Freedom & Education”

Host Scot Bertram talks with Victor Davis Hanson, Wayne and Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History at Hillsdale College, about his new book THE DYING CITIZEN: HOW PROGRESSIBE ELITES, TRIBALISM, AND GLOBALIZATION ARE DESTROYING THE IDEA OF AMERICA. Tom Treloar, Chairman and Professor of Mathematics at Hillsdale, tells us why Euclid was so important to the world of math. And we hear excerpts from a Hillsdale lecture given by Roger Kimball, editor and publisher of The New Criterion and president and publisher of Encounter Books, titled “Freedom and Education”.

TOPICS: The story of David, inside The Babylon Bee & creating humor, and the readiness of the U.S. Navy

Host Scot Bertram talks with Justin Jackson, Chair and Professor of English at Hillsdale College, about the new Hillsdale online course, “The Story of David”. Kyle Mann, editor-in-chief of The Babylon Bee, discusses the importance of humor and attempts to “fact check” his site. And Kate Bachelder Odell, Hillsdale alum and editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, takes us through her recent story on the readiness of the U.S. Navy.

TOPICS: Past, present, & future Supreme Court cases, HOW TO RAISE A CONSERVATIVE DAUGHTER, and chemistry as part of a liberal arts education.

Host Scot Bertram talks with Adam Carrington, Associate Professor of Politics & William and Patricia LaMothe Chair in the U.S. Constitution at Hillsdale College, about recent opinions from the previous U.S. Supreme Court term as well as previewing cases to be argued in the upcoming term. Michelle Easton discusses her recent book HOW TO RAISE A CONSERVATIVE DAUGHTER. And Matthew Young, Dean of Natural Sciences & Associate Professor of Chemistry at Hillsdale, discusses chemistry as part of a liberal arts education.

TOPICS: Explaining inflation, DEBUNKING THE 1619 PROJECT, & a look at DON QUIXOTE.

Host Scot Bertram talks with Gary Wolfram, William Simon Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Director of Economics, & Professor of Political Economy at Hillsdale College, in an attempt to define and explain the concept of inflation. Mary Grabar discusses her latest book DEBUNKING THE 1619 PROJECT: EXPOSING THE PLAN TO DIVIDE AMERICA. And Lorraine Murphy, Associate Professor of English at Hillsdale, returns for her occasional series on literary realism as we look at DON QUIXOTE.

TOPICS: Threats to the auto industry as we know it, the life & teaching of Harry V. Jaffa, and learning French as a foreign language

Host Scot Bertram talks with Robert Norton, Vice President and General Counsel of Hillsdale College and former Assistant General Counsel at Mercedes/Chrysler, about the threats to the auto industry as we know it. Glenn Ellmers joins us to talk in-depth about his new book THE SOUL OF POLITICS: HARRY V. JAFFA AND THE FIGHT FOR AMERICA. And Sherri Rose, Chairwoman of French & Associate Professor of French, discusses learning French as a foreign language.

TOPICS: American self-government, THE VIKING HEART, the work of Gerard Manley Hopkins, & USA Shooting at the Olympics and Hillsdale

Host Scot Bertram talks with Will Morrisey, Professor Emeritus of Politics at Hillsdale College, about his recent essay on “Self-Government, the American Way”. Historian Arthur Herman joins us to discuss his new book THE VIKING HEART: HOW SCANDINAVIANS CONQUERED THE WORLD. Dwight Lindley, Associate Professor of English at Hillsdale, returns for his occasional series on Victorian Poetry, focusing on the work of Gerard Manley Hopkins. And Jay Waldron, shotgun coach for USA Shooting, tells us about the team’s success at the recent Olympics and the organization’s partnership with Hillsdale College.

TOPICS: The Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum in-depth, the recent film UNCLE TOM, and understanding moral disagreement

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., to take an in-depth look at what makes up the Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum. Larry Elder, a leading Republican candidate in the upcoming California recall election, joined the show in 2020 to discuss the documentary UNCLE TOM. We hear that conversation again. And Blake McAllister, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Hillsdale, helps us better understand moral disagreement.

Liberty & Empire & National Interest, progressives’ problems with nuclear power, why we listen to & study music, and the importance of radio

Host Scot Bertram talks with Khalil Habib, Associate Professor of Politics at Hillsdale, about a recent lecture regarding liberty, empire, and national interest. John Steele Gordon, business and finance historian, tells us about the problems progressives have with nuclear power. Derek Stauff, Assistant Professor of Music at Hillsdale, discusses why we listen to and study music. And Vince Benedetto, president and CEO of Bold Gold Media, discusses the importance of radio and why he became involved with Hillsdale College.