62 episodes

Host, Butch Porter, has conversations in his home town of Leesburg, VA, with good people, exploring "Great Ideas" which extend beyond the local, but often start there. We'll set up opportunities to participate, in person and online, for all Americans who are looking to go beyond the teams and explore ideas with love and intellectual curiosity.

Rules of the Game Butch Porter

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Host, Butch Porter, has conversations in his home town of Leesburg, VA, with good people, exploring "Great Ideas" which extend beyond the local, but often start there. We'll set up opportunities to participate, in person and online, for all Americans who are looking to go beyond the teams and explore ideas with love and intellectual curiosity.

    61. “Develop the confidence to love the opposition…”

    61. “Develop the confidence to love the opposition…”

    Butch sits down with the Philosophy teacher of the Loudoun Field Center, Mr Bill Fox, and they discuss the importance of developing good logical and rhetorical at a very young age.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    60. “Just don’t give Her the car keys just yet…”

    60. “Just don’t give Her the car keys just yet…”

    For this episode (a second in a series of three between Paul and Butch), we move on with a conversation about (and with an) Artificial Intelligence… both Julia (The AI) and Paul are sufficiently convinced that she is not SkyNet. Butch at least feigns agreement… the next episode we’ll wrap up the technology discussion with a chat about how we should interact with it in general.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    59. “Get offline…”

    59. “Get offline…”

    LFC Talks launch episode… Paul Gernhardt and Butch Porter talk about the history and implications of algorithms in social media, what they mean, and what we can do about them. For more of Paul’s thoughts on any number of ideas, check out: https://paulonlife.com

    • 1 hr
    58. "Be prepared to question your assumptions."

    58. "Be prepared to question your assumptions."

    For a special mid-month episode, Butch has a “Great Conversation” with George Leef, the author of The Awakening of Jennifer Van Arsdale: A Political Fable for Our Time… George serves as the Director of Research at the James R Martin Center for Academic Renewal. George and Butch discuss the current political landscape in terms of education and why something like a fable might be necessary to wake us up from some of the silos we’ve created around ourselves.   

    The Rule for this Episode is:

  

    “Be prepared to question your assumptions…”

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    Education Choice: https://loudounfieldcenter.org
    SXole (formerly Great Conversation(s) Network): https://gc.inded.us
    Same Blog tho: https://www.greatconversations.us
    Mother Ship: https://inded.us

    • 47 min
    57. "God Save the Queen."

    57. "God Save the Queen."

    Butch and Jessica discuss the implications of the loss of Queen Elizabeth II -- one of the longest reigning monarchs in world history, and the longest in British history. They talk about what the UK means to the world, what the monarchy means to the UK, and what Queen Elizabeth has meant to the monarchy, and to the West.  

    Butch refers to an article on the latter topic: "The Queen of the West," by Ayaan Hirsi Ali:  
    https://spectatorworld.com/topic/she-was-the-queen-of-the-west/ 

    Another tidbit: there were indeed only FIVE total times that the Queen gave a live televised address to the Nation:
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52173825

    And don't forget this:
    https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/queen-elizabeth-ii-broke-tradition-after-9-11-terror-attacks-solidarity-us

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    Education Choice: https://loudounfieldcenter.org
    SXole (formerly Great Conversation(s) Network): https://gc.inded.us
    Same Blog tho: https://www.greatconversations.us
    Mother Ship: https://inded.us

    • 1 hr 1 min
    56. Life Part Deux "Jessica is Obsessed With Porn."

    56. Life Part Deux "Jessica is Obsessed With Porn."

    OK... First: Jessica is NOT actually obsessed with porn, but we do talk about it a little bit in terms of how the sexual revolution has shifted how we think about abortion. We spend some time in our follow-up episode on the Dobbs case talking about the spiritual implications of the abortion issue, from Butch's position that the pro-choice (at least the virulent anti-religious segment) doesn't actually have a problem with the Christian Conservative viewpoint on LIFE, but they mostly have a problem with the CC viewpoint on SEX.... to Jessica's point that the meaning of LIFE is actually about finding opportunities to SUFFER while worshipping our Creator...

    For the First Part of this discussion check out Episode 55 "The Pro Life Positions is the More Tenable Position; and it's not even close."

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    Education Choice: https://loudounfieldcenter.org

    SXole (formerly Great Conversation(s) Network): https://gc.inded.us

    Same Blog tho: https://www.greatconversations.us

    • 55 min

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