In a world of political, religious, and social defiance, four young professionals have the decency to ask, are we right?
Cal Davenport - In The Trenches Podcast
Brook Medina - John Locke Foundation
Calvin Moore - What's Left to Say Podcast
Josh Lewis - Saving Elephants Podcast
Smoking Yule Logs and Donning Gay Apparel
In the spirit of the season, Are We Right presents an epic Christmas-themed episode unmatched in festive gaiety since George Lucas’ The Star Wars Holiday Special. Calvin recalls fond memories of the family going to the movies at Christmastime and waxes eloquent about the proper color of Christmas lights and ranking of Christmas films. Brooke attempts in vain to engage the group in a lively debate about the merits of singing Mariah Carey Christmas songs and ruminates about the religious implications of Christmas in a manner that would make a Southern Baptist shout “Amen!”. And Josh regales the audience with a banjo solo of Angels We Have Heard on High (no, really).
THEY Don't Want You to Hear This!
The gang speaks truth to power and tells it like it is in this conspiracy-centric episode. What are conspiracy theories? Do they offer humans an evolutionary advantage? Are there more conspiracy theorists today than in days gone by? Is conspiratorial thinking linked to ideology? Does it manifest itself greater on the Left or Right? Is there a connection between mid-level marketing, the Evangelical church, and conspiratorial thinking? Which conspiracies do the hosts find compelling? Was the moon landing faked? Was the 2020 election stolen from Kanye West? Did Dwight D. Eisenhower have a radio transmitter implanted in his dentures? Did Epstein kill himself? Are birds real? Does Finland even exist? Listen in to get the truth that THEY don’t want you to know!
Podcasters are obligated to do at least one episode covering the recent midterm elections, so here you go. Brooke and Cal were unable to make this episode, so Calvin and Josh welcomed their mutual friend and first-time-guest Kent Straight to the show for a roundtable discussion on the aftermath of the (possibly) least important election of our lifetime. Listeners beware as Calvin and Kent both share a Leftward perspective, thus shattering the typical conservative majority on this show.
That Homeschool Experience
All four hosts reflect on their extensive experience with the quirky world of homeschooling, including how the homeschool movement has changed since the 90s, the pros and cons of homeschool and homeschool culture, the appropriate roles of the parents and the state in homeschool, and why you should never look up a person’s name on Urban Dictionary.
The Future of Work
The gang (minus Calvin) engages in a cannonball run conversation around the topic of work. Have we lost sight of the purpose of work? What or who’s to blame for the Great Resignation? How might we find satisfaction in our jobs? What challenges await us in the workplace of the future? Is remote work destroying social ties? And will the conversation veer so far to the Right without Calvin’s leftward views that it runs off the rails? Find out in yet another exciting installment of Are We Right?
From Joshua Harris’ powerfully influential book I Kissed Dating Goodbye to Bill Gothard’s Institute in Basic Life Principles to abstinence pledges to multi-layered cottage industries of virtue and chastity, the Christian, homeschool scene of the past several decades has been saturated in a movement seeking purity from a sexualized and secularized world loosely defined as Purity Culture. What is Purity Culture? How and why did it come about? What have the lasting effects of the movement been? What are the pros and cons of its basic tenets and teachings?
Brooke Medina leads the group in discussing these very questions. All four hosts had experience growing up in Purity Culture and bring their unique perspectives to the conversation. But wait! There’s more! For the first time the hosts welcome a guest as Calvin Moore’s wife, Jennifer Moore, joins the episode to bring balance to the otherwise overly male-centric dynamics of the group.
Love the show, but I wish new episodes were released more than once a month. Only twelve shows a year may not be a strong enough magnet to attract new listeners and retain current ones.