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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



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


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...