Guests: John J. Miller, Jeremy Carl, & Dutton Kearney

Host Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, Director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College, about the history and importance of conservative journalism and his recent article on the subject. Jeremy Carl, senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, discusses the shifting racial regime in America and his new book The Unprotected Class: How Anti-White Racism Is Tearing America Apart. And Dutton Kearney, associate professor of English at Hillsdale College, continues a series on James Joyce and the Modernist literary movement, this time diving into A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

Guests: Joseph Postell & Randy E. Barnett

Host Scot Bertram talks with Joseph Postell, associate professor of politics at Hillsdale College, about the origins and development of political conventions. And Randy E. Barnett, Patrick Hotung Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University, chronicles his own development as a constitutional scholar and champion of Originalism and discusses his new memoir A Life for Liberty: The Making of an American Originalist.

Guests: Ronald J. Pestritto, Hadley P. Arkes, & David Azerrad

Host Scot Bertram talks with Ronald J. Pestritto, dean of the Graduate School, professor of Politics, and Charles and Lucia Shipley Chair in the American Constitution at Hillsdale College, about his lectures in Hillsdale’s Constitution 101 Online Course. Hadley P. Arkes, Edward N. Ney professor of Jurisprudence and American Institutions Emeritus at Amherst College, describes the natural law roots of our Constitution. And David Azerrad, assistant professor and research fellow at the Graduate School of Government at Hillsdale College, shows how the Constitution’s preamble serves as a “political mission statement” for the United States.

Guests: Matthew Spalding & Joy Pullmann

Host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, vice president of Washington Operations and dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government at Hillsdale College, about the life and impact of James Madison before his presidency. And Joy Pullmann, executive editor at The Federalist, reveals the efforts by activists to replace patriotism with loyalty to queer politics and shares details from her new book False Flag: Why Queer Politics Mean the End of America.

Guests: Courtney Meyet, Mary Margaret Olohan, & Pat Sajak

Host Scot Bertram talks with Courtney Meyet, Chairwoman and Associate Professor of Chemistry, about a recent discovery of helium gas in Minnesota. Mary Margaret Olohan, senior reporter for The Daily Signal, tells the often-ignored stories of young people who reverse “gender affirming” hormone treatments and shares details about her new book Detrans: True Stories of Escaping the Gender Ideology Cult. And we hear excerpts from Hillsdale College’s 2024 Commencement by Pat Sajak, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Hillsdale College and former host of Wheel of Fortune, on the subject of civility and lifetime learning.

Guests: Wilfred McClay, Scott Walter, & Jordan Hintz

Host Scot Bertram talks with Wilfred McClay, the Victor Davis Hanson chair in Classical History and Western Civilization at Hillsdale College, about major events during the Cold War as featured in the “All Thoughts and Things Were Split” chapter in his book Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story. Scott Walter, president of Capital Research Center, describes the vast network of dark money operations influencing American politics and his new book Arabella: The Dark Money Network of Leftist Billionaires Secretly Transforming America. And Jordan Hintz, head coach of the Hillsdale College Shotgun Sports Team, updates us on the squad’s recent success at the national level.

Guests: Richard Samuelson, Jonathan Eller, & D.G. Hart

Host Scot Bertram talks with Richard Samuelson, Associate Professor of Government at Hillsdale College’s Washington, D.C., campus, about the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Jonathan Eller, chancellor’s professor of English at Indiana University’s School of Liberal Arts and author of a three-volume biography on Ray Bradbury, discusses Bradbury’s life and legacy in writing. And D.G. Hart, associate professor of history at Hillsdale College, completes a short series on the life and works of journalist and cultural critic H.L. Mencken. This week, Hart focuses on Menken’s political views.

Guests: Miles Smith IV & Batya Ungar-Sargon

Host Scot Bertram talks with Miles Smith IV, assistant professor of history at Hillsdale College, about the relationship between church and state in the early American Republic and his new book Religion & Republic: Christian America From the Founding to the Civil War. And Batya Ungar-Sargon, opinions editor at Newsweek, catalogues the betrayal of America’s working class and discusses her new book Second Class: How the Elites Betrayed America’s Working Men and Women.

Guests: Mark Moyar & Jason Peters

Host Scot Bertram talks with Mark Moyar, the William P. Harris Chair of Military History at Hillsdale College, who provides an insider’s view of the federal bureaucracy’s corruption and its failures to protect employees from retaliation, as detailed in his new book, Masters of Corruption: How the Federal Bureaucracy Sabotaged the Trump Presidency. And Jason Peters, associate professor of English at Hillsdale College, continues a series on the life and work of farmer-poet Wendell Berry. This time, Peters summarizes Berry’s views on technology and gives insight on his essay titled “Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer.”

Guests: Kathleen O’Toole, Corey A. DeAngelis & Kelly Scott Franklin

Host Scot Bertram talks with Kathleen O’Toole, Assistant Provost for K-12 Education at Hillsdale College, about the difficulties classical schools face in finding locations for their schools and her article “The Hidden Barrier to School Choice.” Corey DeAngelis, senior fellow at The American Federation for Children and a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, explains the roots of the parent-led movement to reform our education system and discusses his new book The Parent Revolution. And Kelly Scott Franklin, associate professor of English at Hillsdale College, returns for his series of Great Moments in the Great Books. This time, he dives into the etymology sections of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.

Guests: Victor Davis Hanson & Mark F. McClay

Host Scot Bertram talks with Victor Davis Hanson, the Wayne and Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History at Hillsdale College and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, about civilizations that were completely destroyed by war and his new book The End of Everything: How Wars Descend into Annihilation. And Mark McClay, assistant professor of Classics at Hillsdale College, discusses the religious rites of the ancient cult of Bacchus and his book The Bacchic Gold Tablets and Poetic Tradition.

Guests: Hyperion Knight & Jeffrey A. Tucker

Host Scot Bertram talks with Hyperion Knight, concert pianist and Distinguished Fellow at Hillsdale College, about his upcoming Hillsdale College Online Course The History of Classical Music: Pythagoras through Beethoven. And Jeffrey A. Tucker, founder and president of the Brownstone Institute, discusses the life and legacy of Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises and tells us what advice von Mises might have for our current times.

Guests: Scott Atlas & John Daniel Davidson

Host Scot Bertram talks with Scott W. Atlas, MD, Robert Wesson Senior Fellow in health policy at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University and fellow at Hillsdale’s Academy for Science and Freedom, about the long-term impact of the COVID lock downs and his co-authored report “COVID Lessons Learned: A Retrospective After Four Years.”  And John Daniel Davidson, senior editor at The Federalist, discusses the rise of anti-Christian forces in the United States and his book Pagan America: The Decline of Christianity and the Dark Age to Come.

Guests: Wilfred McClay, Glenn Ellmers, & Dutton Kearney

Host Scot Bertram talks with Wilfred McClay, the Victor Davis Hanson chair in Classical History and Western Civilization at Hillsdale College, about America’s rapid changes during the 1920s and his book Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story. Glenn Ellmers, Salvatori Research Fellow at the Claremont Institute, describes the life and work of Charles R. Kesler and a collection of essays he co-edited on the subject titled Leisure With Dignity: Essays in Celebration of Charles R. Kesler. And Dutton Kearney, associate professor of English at Hillsdale College, continues a series on the work of James Joyce. On this episode, Kearney discusses Joyce’s short story collection Dubliners.

Guests: John J. Miller, John A. Burtka IV, & Andrew Russell

Host Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College and author of Reading Around, about proposals around the country to institute taxpayer-funded “news voucher” systems to support local news reporting. John Burtka, president and chief executive officer of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, describes the lost art of training statesmen and discusses his new edited collection of historical essays on statesmanship, Gateway to Statesmanship: Selections from Xenophon to Churchill. And Andrew Russell, associate professor of biology at Hillsdale College, continues a conversation on biofilms and his work on the applications of the compound zingerone.

Guests: Timothy Dolch, Todd Starnes, & Dwight Lindley

Host Scot Bertram talks with Timothy Dolch, associate professor of physics at Hillsdale College, regarding what we should know about the upcoming total solar eclipse and how to access the DLITE radio probe built by Hillsdale students. Todd Starnes, columnist and national radio host, lays out the efforts to undermine the United States and discusses his new book, Twilight’s Last Gleaming: Can America Be Saved? And Dwight Lindley, associate professor of English at Hillsdale College, finishes a series on the life and works of Charles Dickens with A Tale of Two Cities.

Guests: Karol Markowicz & Richard Samuelson

Host Scot Bertram talks with Karol Markowicz, columnist at the New York Post and host of The Karol Markowicz Show, about her recent visit to Israel and the what’s changed since the release of Stolen Youth: How Radicals Are Erasing Innocence and Indoctrinating a Generationa book she co-authored. And Richard Samuelson, associate professor of Government at Hillsdale College’s Washington, D.C. Campus, leads us through the life and accomplishments of America’s sixth President, John Quincy Adams.

Guests: Miles Smith, Paul Tice, & Jason Peters

Host Scot Bertram talks with Miles Smith, assistant professor of history at Hillsdale College, about America’s steady loss of confidence and his article “Decline is a Choice.” Paul Tice, Wall Street veteran and cultural commentator, explains the long-term dangers of ESG investing and his new book The Race to Zero: How ESG Investing will Crater the Global Financial System. And Jason Peters, introduces us to the Kentuckian poet and essayist Wendell Berry and discusses one of his most well-known works, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture.

Guests: David Diener, & Jeffrey E. Paul

Host Scot Bertram talks with David Diener, Assistant Professor of Education at Hillsdale College, about the proper role of technology inside the classroom and what benefits might be achieved with a low-tech approach. And Jeffrey E. Paul, research professor in the Social Philosophy Center of the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University, dives into the history and origins of the American Progressive movement and discusses his new book Winning America’s Second Civil War.

Guests: Victor Davis Hanson, Jay W. Richards, Jeremiah Regan

Host Scot Bertram talks with Victor Davis Hanson, the Wayne and Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History at Hillsdale College and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, America’s recent decline and his article “A Culture in Collapse“. Jay W. Richards, Director, Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family at The Heritage Foundation, discusses the unlikely coalition of believers and non-believers against gender ideology and his new book Fight the Good Fight: How an Alliance of Faith and Reason Can Win the Culture War. And Jeramiah Regan, recent graduate of The Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship at Hillsdale College, summarizes his dissertation on the manly virtues of the American Founding.