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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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Oct 14, 2020

Dr. Lucas E. Morel, John K. Boardman, Jr. Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University, joins McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II to discuss Morel’s recent book, Lincoln and the American Founding and briefly introduce the topic of his October 19, 2020 webinar “'Frederick Douglass,...


Oct 9, 2020

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 kick off season 2 of the McConnell Center Podcast. The two discuss their newly published book, Reflection and Choice: The Federalists, The...


Jun 30, 2020

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Jackson County High School history teacher Howard Muncy joins McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II to share some of the lesser known history of Kentucky and its role in the Civil War. Howard recently received both the Graduate Dean's Citation and the Outstanding Graduate in History Award from...


Jun 23, 2020

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Dr. Amy Sturgis, specialist on the intellectual history of science fiction and fantasy literature, joins McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II to discuss her recommended readings for finding hope during the current COVID 19 crisis.

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Jun 16, 2020

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Dr. Nicholas Buccola, Elizabeth and Morris Glicksman Chair in Political Science and founding director of the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice at Linfield College, joins McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II to discuss his book The Fire Is upon Us: James Baldwin, William F....