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The McConnell Center Podcast offers thought-provoking conversations with authors, scholars, leaders in the U.S. military, and political professionals focusing on leadership, literature, history, education, politics and life.

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Nov 23, 2021

COL Chris Luke, G3 at the United States Army Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, joins McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary Gregg to discuss the instability in the U.S. military food supply chain and general problems with the American industrial agricultural system. COL Luke served as the McConnell Center’s Army War...

Nov 9, 2021

McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary Gregg is joined by New York Times bestselling author Eric Weiner to discuss his recent book, The Socrates Express. The two highlight a few of the 14 philosophers included in the book and have a lively conversation about the relationship between contemplation and travel.

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Oct 26, 2021

McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary Gregg and Iowa State University Professor Dr. N. Susan Laehn join Connor Tracy, podcast editor and producer, to discuss the McConnell Center’s publication of Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations. This new edition features a thematic index, blank pages for readers' own meditations and...

Oct 12, 2021

In Season 5 of the McConnell Center’s Vital Remnants Podcast, we are using Russell Kirk’s The Roots of American Order to explore the historical roots from which America has grown. Rather than focusing on one defining moment, we are exploring America’s inheritance from thousands of years of human history grounded...

Apr 1, 2021


Dr. John D. Wilsey, associate professor of church history at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, joins McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II to discuss his recent book God’s Cold Warrior: The Life and Faith of John Foster Dulles. Although many of us are familiar with...