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Conversations on the human right to life, brought to you by Americans United for Life, the national leader in life-affirming law and policy. We're speaking to Americans of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs. Listen, subscribe, and rate the show.

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Conversations on the human right to life, brought to you by Americans United for Life, the national leader in life-affirming law and policy. We're speaking to Americans of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs. Listen, subscribe, and rate the show.

    Charlie Camosy on human progress and the challenge of achieving contentment

    Charlie Camosy on human progress and the challenge of achieving contentment

    Charlie Camosy, Associate Professor of Ethics at Fordham University and author of "Resisting Throwaway Culture: How a Consistent Life Ethic Can Unite a Fractured People", returns to "Life, Liberty, and Law" with Tom Shakely and Noah Brandt to speak about the good news that the 2010s were "the best decade ever" for billions of people. Charlie, Tom, and Noah reflect on the strange reality that, even as things appear to be better than ever, we so often feel as if the world is on the brink of collapse. Are we measuring human progress in the right ways? Why is it so difficult to achieve a feeling of contentment despite material prosperity?

    • 36 min
    Steve Aden and Natalie Hejran on 'Defending Life,' America's playbook for life

    Steve Aden and Natalie Hejran on 'Defending Life,' America's playbook for life

    "Defending Life" empowers American law and policy advocates to advance the human right to life in every state. Steven H. Aden, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel at Americans United for Life joins Natalie Hejran, Staff Counsel, and Tom Shakely and Noah Brandt to speak about the power of "Defending Life 2020: Everyone Counts" and reflect on how Americans of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs put the lessons of "Defending Life" into practice in their state. 

    • 38 min
    Mary Forr, Katie Glenn, and Michael New on the District of Columbia City Council and human rights

    Mary Forr, Katie Glenn, and Michael New on the District of Columbia City Council and human rights

    Washington, DC's City Council continues to embrace the fiction that human rights can ever include the violence of abortion. Mary Forr, Catholic Policy and Advocacy Manager for the Archdiocese of Washington, joins Katie Glenn, Government Affairs Counsel at Americans United for Life, and Michael New, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute for a conversation with Tom Shakely on why the District of Columbia City Council acts as if it were an official Planned Parenthood affiliate.

    • 40 min
    Hadley Arkes on culture, politics, and the role of the law as a teacher

    Hadley Arkes on culture, politics, and the role of the law as a teacher

    Does culture shape politics? Or does politics shape culture? Hadley Arkes, author, professor, and political scientist, joins Tom Shakely and Noah Brandt of Americans United for Life to consider these questions and speak on natural law, the moral foundations of law, the role of the U.S. Supreme Court, and more. Hadley has long been at the forefront of cultural, political, and life issues as professor emeritus at Amherst College and founder and director of the James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights and the American Founding, and he continues to advance life-affirming law and policy in Washington, DC.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Achievements and setbacks for the human right to life in 2019 and what's to come in 2020

    Achievements and setbacks for the human right to life in 2019 and what's to come in 2020

    Happy New Year! Clarke Forsythe and Katie Glenn of Americans United for Life join Tom Shakely to reflect on the achievements and setbacks for the human right to life in 2019, and to talk shop on what’s likely to come in 2020 during this presidential election year and across the states.

    • 57 min
    Terrisa Bukovinac on Pro-Life San Francisco, Planned Parenthood, and direct action

    Terrisa Bukovinac on Pro-Life San Francisco, Planned Parenthood, and direct action

    Terrisa Bukovinac, founder of Pro-Life San Francisco, joins Tom Shakely and Noah Brandt to talk about the mission of Pro-Life San Francisco, the present and future of Planned Parenthood and David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress’s court proceedings, and the distinct role that non-violent direct action has served in achieving human rights from Gandhi through Civil Rights through the present.

    • 53 min

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Consistent favorite

Consistently impressive. Like that they focus on unpacking tough issues.

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Authentic Liberty

The interviews and insights plumb the depths of the American ‘experiment’ to provide for optimal human potential & dignity from authentic & commonly ignored or hidden historical, philosophical, political, religious, & cultural truths. This is the most valuable program I know of for addressing the actual issues and opportunities for achieving the highest degree of “common good” - which results from every human living in an environment of Authentic Liberty.

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Tom and Noah bring a fresh perspective and have a good dynamic in most of the episodes. Very listenable.

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