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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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Dec 21, 2021

Ambassador Matthew Barzun, owner and publisher of Louisville Magazine and former US ambassador to Sweden and the United Kingdom, joins McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary Gregg to discuss his latest book, The Power of Giving Away Power: How the Best Leaders Learn to Let Go. The two explore the fascinating differences...

Dec 7, 2021

Dr. Abigail R. Hall, associate professor of economics at Bellarmine University, joins McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary Gregg to discuss her two most recent books, Manufacturing Militarism and Tyranny Comes Home. The two explore how overseas wars and foreign policy affect the domestic policy of the United States and...

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...