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The Western Canon ​is a monthly podcast dedicated to examining the timeless stories, ideas, and thinkers of the Western literary tradition. Working chronologically through "the great conversation of history," each episode focuses on a distinct canonical work, set of works, or intellectual period. Featuring lively summary, literary analysis, philosophical discussion, and guest commentary, the show also tackles social and political issues related to Western civilization, the modern university, free speech, well-being, and much more. Educate your mind and feed your soul by tuning in with Jordan Alexander Hill, Gina Santiago, and special guests on the 1st of every month!

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The Western Canon ​is a monthly podcast dedicated to examining the timeless stories, ideas, and thinkers of the Western literary tradition. Working chronologically through "the great conversation of history," each episode focuses on a distinct canonical work, set of works, or intellectual period. Featuring lively summary, literary analysis, philosophical discussion, and guest commentary, the show also tackles social and political issues related to Western civilization, the modern university, free speech, well-being, and much more. Educate your mind and feed your soul by tuning in with Jordan Alexander Hill, Gina Santiago, and special guests on the 1st of every month!

    Liberty Lounge #4: "Thomas Jefferson, Federalism, and the U.S. Constitution"

    Liberty Lounge #4: "Thomas Jefferson, Federalism, and the U.S. Constitution"

    Liberty Lounge #4: "Thomas Jefferson, Federalism, and the U.S. Constitution"File Size: 89954 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In episode #4 of the Liberty Lounge, Dr. Kevin Gutzman joins the Western Canon Podcast to discuss his book Thomas Jefferson, Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America, as well as his book James Madison and the Making of America. Along the way, he discusses the philosophy of the founders, constitutional originalism, the dangers of the current admini [...]

    Episode #10: "The Miracle of the West"

    Episode #10: "The Miracle of the West"

    Episode #10: "The Miracle of the West"File Size: 237790 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In episode #10 of The Western Canon Podcast, Jordan presents an in-depth review and exploration of Jonah Goldberg's new book The Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Nationalism, Populism, and Identity Politics Is Destroying American Democracy. Using Goldberg's book, listeners are treated to an examination of the values and ideals that underpin the West and make possible the prosperity and flou [...]

    Interview: "Tom Woods on Natural Rights, Property, Social Contracts, Libertarianism, and the Constitution"

    Interview: "Tom Woods on Natural Rights, Property, Social Contracts, Libertarianism, and the Constitution"

    Interview: "Tom Woods on Natural Rights, Property, Social Contracts, Libertarianism, and the Constitution"File Size: 152370 kbFile Type: mp3Download File Thomas E. Woods--historian, political commentator, New York Times best-selling author, and host of The Tom Woods Show--joins the Western Canon Podcast to discuss several topics, including his background, his thoughts on the Libertarian Party, the Lockean theory of natural rights, the U.S. founders, Robert Nozick, Social Contract Theory [...]

    Interview: Mark Bauerlein on the Crisis of Higher Ed, the Decline of the Humanities, and Jordan Peterson

    Interview: Mark Bauerlein on the Crisis of Higher Ed, the Decline of the Humanities, and Jordan Peterson

    Mark Bauerlein on the Crisis of Higher Ed, the Decline of the Humanities, and Jordan PetersonFile Size: 106147 kbFile Type: mp3Download File Mark Bauerlein joins the Western Canon Podcast to discuss the current crisis facing higher education and the decline of the humanities, which has been brought about by the rising cost of college, the growth of university administration, the decline of a high intellectual culture, the rise of identity politics, and hyper political correctness. In th [...]

    Liberty Lounge #2: "Natural Rights, Locke, and The Political Theory of the American Founding"

    Liberty Lounge #2: "Natural Rights, Locke, and The Political Theory of the American Founding"

    Liberty Lounge #2: "Natural Rights, Locke, and The Political Theory of the American Founding"File Size: 124693 kbFile Type: mp3Download File In this second episode of the Liberty Lounge, we continue to explore the philosophical and political theories of the American founding fathers as we work our way through Thomas G. West's book The Political Theory of the American Founding. Jordan uses West's book as a jumping off point to explore John Locke's theory of natural rights, with the aim o [...]

    Interview: "Author Faith Moore on Saving Cinderella: What Feminists Get Wrong About Disney Princesses And How To Set It Right"

    Interview: "Author Faith Moore on Saving Cinderella: What Feminists Get Wrong About Disney Princesses And How To Set It Right"

    Interview: "Faith Moore on Saving Cinderella: What Feminists Get Wrong About Disney Princesses and How to Set it RIght"File Size: 106290 kbFile Type: mp3Download File Writer and former educator Faith Moore joins The Western Canon Podcast to discuss her new book Saving Cinderella: What Feminists Get Wrong About Disney Princesses And How To Set It Right. In this interview, Faith describes a shift that has taken place in popular culture, as a small but very vocal minority of radical femini [...]

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