41 episodes

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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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.

    Lady Editor: Sarah Josepha Hale and the Making of the Modern American Woman with Melanie Kirkpatrick

    Lady Editor: Sarah Josepha Hale and the Making of the Modern American Woman with Melanie Kirkpatrick

    McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary Gregg is joined by Melanie Kirkpatrick, a writer-journalist and a senior fellow with the Hudson Institute, to discuss her latest book, Lady Editor: Sarah Josepha Hale and the Making of the Modern American Woman. The two explore Hale's influence on America, her role as an editor of women's magazines, her writing of "Mary Had a Little Lamb," and her effort to create a national Thanksgiving Day.
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    https://www.melaniekirkpatrick.com/ Melanie Kirkpatrick, Lady Editor: Sarah Josepha Hale and the Making of the Modern American Woman Melanie Kirkpatrick, Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia's Underground Railroad Melanie Kirkpatrick, Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation Sara Josepha Hale was born in 1788 and was 49 years old when Henry Adams was born in 1838. Adams was 41 years old when Hale died in 1879. Stay Connected Visit us at McConnellcenter.org Subscribe to our newsletter  Facebook: @mcconnellcenter Instagram: @ulmcenter  Twitter: @ULmCenter This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. Views expressed in this show are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the McConnell Center.

    • 42 min
    Harry Potter and Literary Alchemy with John Granger

    Harry Potter and Literary Alchemy with John Granger

    McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary Gregg is joined by John Granger, the "Dean of Harry Potter Scholars" and a PhD candidate at Swansea University, to discuss how he discovered Harry Potter, what exactly literary alchemy is, and how Rowling's books communicate timeless truths.
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    https://www.hogwartsprofessor.com/ John Granger, How Harry Cast His Spell: The Meaning Behind the Mania for J. K. Rowling's Bestselling Books John Granger, Harry Potter's Bookshelf: The Great Books behind the Hogwarts Adventure John Granger, Harry Potter as Ring Composition and Ring Cycle Find links to more of John Granger's books at https://www.hogwartsprofessor.com/johngranger/ Stay Connected Visit us at McConnellcenter.org Subscribe to our newsletter  Facebook: @mcconnellcenter Instagram: @ulmcenter  Twitter: @ULmCenter This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. Views expressed in this show are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the McConnell Center.

    • 41 min
    Salmon Fishing and Classical Education with David M. Wright

    Salmon Fishing and Classical Education with David M. Wright

    McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary Gregg is joined by school teacher, salmon fisherman, and UofL PhD candidate David M. Wright. The two discuss the rigors of fishing for sockeye salmon in the Bering Sea and David's work in classical education.
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    https://www.stbrendansfish.com https://www.memoriapress.com David M. Wright, "Taking With Us What Matters" Stay Connected Visit us at McConnellcenter.org Subscribe to our newsletter  Facebook: @mcconnellcenter Instagram: @ulmcenter  Twitter: @ULmCenter   This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. Views expressed in this show are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the McConnell Center.

    • 32 min
    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass

    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass

    This episode was originally a Zoom event hosted by the McConnell Center and the UofL President's Office and Military Initiatives on March 15, 2021. McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary Gregg interviewed Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass about her career and perspectives on leadership challenges and opportunities.
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    Christian Brose, The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare  Tommy Spaulding, The Heart-Led Leader: How Living and Leading from the Heart Will Change Your Organization and Your Life Stay Connected Visit us at McConnellcenter.org Subscribe to our newsletter  Facebook: @mcconnellcenter Instagram: @ulmcenter  Twitter: @ULmCenter   This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. Views expressed in this show are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the McConnell Center.

    • 50 min
    Air University with Lt. Gen. Hecker and CMSgt. Kwiatkowski

    Air University with Lt. Gen. Hecker and CMSgt. Kwiatkowski

    In this episode, McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary Gregg is joined by Lieutenant General James B. Hecker, Commander and President of Air University, and Chief Master Sergeant Randy Kwiatkowski, Command Chief Master Sergeant of Air University. The three discuss the role of Air University in the United States Air Force, how to master self-leadership, and how to lead others.
    Note: This podcast was recorded in September 2021
      Important Links Air University Simon Sinek, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't Simon Sinek, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action Christian Brose, The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare  Henry Cloud, Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously in Charge   Stay Connected Visit us at McConnellcenter.org Subscribe to our newsletter  Facebook: @mcconnellcenter Instagram: @ulmcenter  Twitter: @ULmCenter  
    This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. Views expressed in this show are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the McConnell Center.
     

    • 44 min
    The U.S. Army and the Making of America with Dr. Robert Wooster

    The U.S. Army and the Making of America with Dr. Robert Wooster

    Dr. Robert Wooster, recently retired Regents Professor of History at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, joins McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary Gregg to discuss his latest book, The United States Army and the Making of America: From Confederation to Empire, 1775–1903. The two discuss the role of the United States Army in American history, the Army's purpose beyond fighting wars, and the meaning of "empire."
    Important Links Robert Wooster, The United States Army and the Making of America: From Confederation to Empire, 1775–1903. Stay Connected Visit us at McConnellcenter.org Subscribe to our newsletter  Facebook: @mcconnellcenter Instagram: @ulmcenter  Twitter: @ULmCenter This podcast is a production of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville. Views expressed in this show are those of the participants and not necessarily those of the McConnell Center.

    • 28 min

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