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The Founder of Entering the Public Square, Zak Schmoll, likes to read and likes to talk. Join him as he talks about the best articles written around the Internet in the past week about religion, politics and philosophy.

Five Things I Read This Week Zak Schmoll

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The Founder of Entering the Public Square, Zak Schmoll, likes to read and likes to talk. Join him as he talks about the best articles written around the Internet in the past week about religion, politics and philosophy.

    Episode 47 - August 4, 2018

    Episode 47 - August 4, 2018

    I'm sorry. I normally try to have a theme for you. There is no theme to this week's podcast, but I think it is pretty interesting nonetheless. Have fun!

    1. Democratic Socialists of America Leader: ‘If Anyone Was Ever a Socialist It Was Jesus’ by Rev. Ben Johnson from Intellectual Takeout

    2. How to Replicate J.R.R. Tolkien’s Education for Your Child by Annie Holmquist from Intellectual Takeout

    3. Effective Pro-Life Strategies for a Post-Roe World by Nicholas Senz from Crisis Magazine

    4. How to Write a Book Without Losing Your Mind by Olga Khazan from The Atlantic

    5. Three Questions for the New Antiliberals by Nathan Schlueter from Public Discourse

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    • 28 min
    Episode 46 - July 28, 2018

    Episode 46 - July 28, 2018

    I am always interested in the world that we live in, and I am interested in how it changes. I have no doubt that the world is even going to continue to change, and no one knows what it will look like in 100 years. However, I think there are some important tendencies in the world right now that will shine a light on what it will look like in the future.

    1. A Place Where Conservative Teenagers Feel Free to Be Themselves by Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks from the New York Times

    2. Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges by Peter Gray from Psychology Today

    3. Were We Destined to Live in Facebook’s World? by Alexis C Madrigal from The Atlantic

    4. Sam Harris Asks Questions Jordan Peterson Can’t Answer by Esther O'Reilly from Patheos

    5. "The Abolition of Man" at Age Seventy-Five by Bradley J Birzer from The Imaginative Conservative

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    Episode 45 - July 21, 2018

    Episode 45 - July 21, 2018

    I admittedly have a mishmash of articles for you this week, but I think that the unifying theme of this podcast is that we want to make the world a better place. In order to do that, we need good things to aspire towards and caution to avoid the bad things. I think we're going to hit on a little bit of both today.

    1. Can the Liberal Arts Save Our Souls? by EJ Hutchinson from The Imaginative Conservative

    2. There is No Tomorrow Without the West’s Heroes and Myths by Dylan Stevenson from The American Conservative

    3. Holocaust Deniers Must Be Confronted In The Open, Not Banished To The Dark Web by Daniella Greenbaum from The Federalist

    4. Why Christians Should Read Detective Fiction by Grayson Quay from Intellectual Takeout

    5. Babel and the Perils of Self-Promotion by Walter R Strickland II from Intersect

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    Episode 44 - July 14, 2018

    Episode 44 - July 14, 2018

    Meaning matters. As humans, we are wired to look for meaning in our own lives and the world around us. It is remarkable that how we find that meaning in so many different ways and in so many different places. Not all places are created equal though. That's what were going to talk about today.
    1. Finding Your 'Why' by Robert Stacey from The Imaginative Conservative
    2. Art, Vocation, and Why We Hunger for Redemption Stories by Hugh Whelchel from the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics
    3. Is the Inability to ‘Adult’ Driving the Teen Summer Job Decline? by Annie Holmquist from Intellectual Takeout
    4. Like Thinking For Yourself? Think Again by Todd Rains from Intellectual Takeout
    5. The Downsides of America’s Hyper-Competitive Youth-Soccer Industry by Linda Flanagan from The Atlantic
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    Episode 43 - July 7, 2018

    Episode 43 - July 7, 2018

    As we think about what is wrong with the world, we can start diagnosing multiple potential problems. That kind of came across in my reading this week. There are plenty of things that we need to figure out if we are going to start fixing the world. Therefore, let's start figuring out what's wrong so we can worry about what's right.

    1. One-Third of Americans Don't Believe 6 Million Jews Were Murdered during the Holocaust by David Brennan from Newsweek

    2. Why Small Places Still Matter by Ryan Terry from The American Conservative

    3. How to Disagree by Paul Graham from paulgraham.com.

    4. You Are Not Perfect Just the Way You Are by Regis Nicoll from Crisis Magazine

    5. Why Society Needs to Cultivate a True Elite Class by John Horvat from The Imaginative Conservative

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    Episode 42 - June 30, 2018

    Episode 42 - June 30, 2018

    I know that there has been a lot of breaking news this week that has the potential to impact American policy for decades. We're going to talk about that, but I want to broaden this discussion a little bit more. Clearly, this is going to be a controversial time, and because of that, I want to do with managing controversy a little bit more generally.

    1. When the Content Police Came for the Babylon Bee by Adam Ford from The American Conservative

    2. Physician Assisted Suicide and the Rise of Suicide Cults by Grace Emily Stark from Public Discourse

    3. Justice Kennedy Retiring, Giving Trump Pivotal Court Pick by Mark Sherman from the Associated Press

    4. The Coming Battle to Overturn Roe v. Wade by Emma Green from The Atlantic

    5. How to Bring Joy to Your City by Brandon A Cox from brandonacox.com

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