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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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Feb 23, 2021

 

Summary

Dr. Bradley J. Birzer, Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies and Professor of History at Hillsdale College, joins McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II to discuss Birzer’s Book In Defense of Andrew Jackson. Dr. Birzer gives listeners an account of Jackson’s character and personality that...


Feb 9, 2021

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Dr. Crystal Downing, Co-Director of the Marion E. Wade Center and co-holder of the Marion E. Wade Chair in Christian Thought at Wheaton College, joins McConnell Center Civic Education Coordinator Natalie Smith to discuss Dr. Downing’s recent book, Subversive: Christ, Culture, and the Shocking Dorothy...


Jan 26, 2021

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Dr. Aaron N. Coleman, Chair of the History and Political Science Department at the University of the Cumberlands, joins McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II to discuss the topic of his February 15, 2021 virtual lecture with the McConnell Center. Dr. Coleman sheds light on the predominant understanding...


Jan 25, 2021

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Dr. Andreas Elpidorou, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Louisville, joins McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II to discuss Elpidorou's latest book, Propelled: How Boredom, Frustration, and Anticipation Lead us to the Good Life. The two share their thoughts on what the good life is...


Jan 13, 2021

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Dr. Zena Hitz, Tutor at St. John’s College, joins McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II to discuss her latest book, Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life. This is an inspiring conversation on the value of learning for its own sake and the importance of sharing...