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.

TOPICS: The re-release of MEXIFORNIA, diving into TREASURE ISLAND, & the discovery of a new species of hickey tree

Host Scot Bertram talks with Victor Davis Hanson, the Wayne and Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History at Hillsdale College, about the re-release of his book MEXIFORNIA and the current state of our southern border. Dan Coupland, Chairman and Professor of Education at Hillsdale, takes a dive into the children’s classic TREASURE ISLAND. And Anthony Swinehart, Professor of Biology & Curator of the D. M. Fisk Museum of Natural History at Hillsdale, shares with us his discovery of a new species of hickory tree.

TOPICS: A key redistricting question, race preferences and higher education, the concept of definition, & a Hillsdale grad-turned-state lawmaker.

Host Scot Bertram talks with Stephen Markman, a retired Michigan Supreme Court justice and professor of constitutional law at Hillsdale College, about a key redistricting question in Michigan that could have national consequences. Gail Heriot joins the shoe to discuss a new book she co-edited, A DUBIOUS EXPEDIENCY: HOW RACE PREFERENCES DAMAGE HIGHER EDUCATION. Benjamin Beier, Assistant Professor of Education at Hillsdale, completes his series on the concept of definition. And we catch up with Tom Morrison, a 1997 graduate of Hillsdale who now serves as a state representative in Illinois.

TOPICS: The 1776 Curriculum, a history lesson on the Second Amendment, Christopher Dawson, & “Conservatism and Race”

Host Scot Bertram talks with Dr. Kathleen O’Toole, Assistant Provost for K-12 Education at Hillsdale, about the release of The 1776 Curriculum. David Harsanyi, senior writer at National Review, discusses his recent essay, “The 1619 Project Comes for the Second Amendment”. Brad Birzer, Professor of History and Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies at Hillsdale College, introduces us to the British Catholic historian Christopher Dawson. And we hear excerpts of a Hillsdale lecture by Robert Woodson, titled “Conservatism and Race: A Positive Path Forward”.

TOPICS: A new children’s book written by a Hillsdale professor, the erosion of American freedoms, & realism as a literary movement.

Host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Mehan, Director of Academic Programs for Hillsdale in D.C. and Assistant Professor of Government, about his new children’s book, THE HANDSOME LITTLE CYGNET. Myron Magnet, Editor-at-Large of City Journal, discusses his recent essay at THE NEW CRITERION on the erosion of American freedoms, “Defounding America”. And Lorraine Murphy, Associate Professor of English at Hillsdale, begins a new series of interviews by outlining realism as a literary movement.

TOPICS: Journalist Ring Lardner & the Black Sox scandal, Charles Murray’s FACING REALITY, & the philosopher Marsilio Ficino.

Host Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, Director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College, about journalist Ring Lardner and the Black Sox scandal of 1919. Charles Murray, W.H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, joins us for an in-depth discussion about his latest book, FACING REALITY: TWO TRUTHS ABOUT RACE IN AMERICA. And Matthew Gaetano, Associate Professor of History at Hillsdale, introduces us to the Italian Renaissance philosopher Marsilio Ficino.

TOPICS: Constitution 101, media malpractice and “fact checking,” & Victorian poet Matthew Arnold

Host Scot Bertram talks with Kyle Murnen, Director of Online Learning at Hillsdale College, to discuss the upcoming six-week study group on the free “Constitution 101” course. John Daniel Davidson, a Hillsdale graduate and Political Editor at The Federalist, analyzes media coverage of the Biden administration and the concept of “fact checking.” And Dwight Lindley, Associate Professor of English at Hillsdale, returns for his occasional series on Victorian poetry, this time focusing on Matthew Arnold.

TOPICS: The case against reparations, the life of Alexander the Great, and how to think about climate change

Host Scot Bertram talks with David Azerrad, Assistant Professor and Research Fellow at Hillsdale College‚Äôs Van Andel Graduate School of Government in Washington, D.C., about his recent essay at Newsweek, “Contra Reparations”. Ken Calvert, from Hillsdale’s history department, returns for Part Two of his look at the life of Alexander the Great. And we hear excerpts from a Hillsdale lecture given by William Happer, Professor of Physics, Emeritus, at Princeton University, explaining how to think about climate change.

TOPICS: The hidden costs of electric cars, the life of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, & Protestantism in America

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 hidden costs of electric vehicles. Arthur Herman, historian and senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, discusses the life of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, And D.G. Hart, Distinguished Associate Professor of History at Hillsdale, tells us what Americanization has done to Protestantism.

TOPICS: Political journalism and bias, discovering the wisdom of tradition in an age of chaos, and a look at the concept of definition

Host Scot Bertram talks with Mollie Hemingway, Senior Journalism Fellow at Hillsdale College, Senior Editor at The Federalist & Fox News Contributor, about some recent controversies regarding media coverage and how we should consider stories as we read them. Sohrab Ahmari, op-ed editor of the New York Post and a columnist for First Things, joins us to discuss his recent book, THE UNBROKEN THREAD. And Benjamin Beier, from Hillsdale’s education department, is back for his occasional series on the concept of definition.

TOPICS: The rise and legacy of American progressivism, a great moment in The Odyssey, & a Hillsdale alumnus spotlight

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 new book AMERICA TRANSFORMED. Kelly Scott Franklin, from Hillsdale’s English department, returns for his series of Great Moments in the Great Books, this time turning to THE ODYSSEY. And Elliot Gaiser ’12 talks about his time at Hillsdale and his legal career.

TOPICS: Keynesian economics, a new biography of Thomas Sowell, and liberal education

Host Scot Bertram talks with Charles Steele, Chairman of Economics, Business, and Accounting and Associate Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College about John Maynard Keynes and Keynesian economics. Jason Riley dives into MAVERICK, his new biography of one of America’s most influential conservative thinkers, Thomas Sowell. And David Whalen, Associate Vice President for Curriculum and Professor of English at Hillsdale, outlines what we mean by a “liberal education.”