220 episodes

The American Mind Podcast uncovers the ideas and principles that drive American political life. In each episode, we engage Claremont Institute scholars, co-conspirators, and critics in thought-provoking discussions about the real causes of our current political and cultural reality. We explore these ideas with an eye towards restoring American civic health.

The Roundtable is a weekly show, hosted by our editors and publisher with a unique blend of joviality and intellectually stimulating conversation, boosted by an occasional glass of whisky. Each episode focuses on a handful of topics that carry significant weight in the debate of ideas for the best path of American life, both privately and civically. Of course, we do reserve some time for fun in each show.

Occasionally, we produce special podcast features on individual topics with commentary from the top thinkers in America today. Think of American Mind Podcast specials as succinct audio-documentaries.

Tell us what you think! Subscribe to our channel, rate us, leave a review, and help spread the word to your friends and colleagues! Interested in hearing from us on a particular topic? Email your suggestions to americanmind@claremont.org. And visit our website, americanmind.org, for essays, editorials, debates, and more.

The American Mind, The Roundtable, and our specials are productions of the Claremont Institute. The mission of the Claremont Institute is the recovery of the American idea—the timeless principles that have made America great since its founding.

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The American Mind Podcast uncovers the ideas and principles that drive American political life. In each episode, we engage Claremont Institute scholars, co-conspirators, and critics in thought-provoking discussions about the real causes of our current political and cultural reality. We explore these ideas with an eye towards restoring American civic health.

The Roundtable is a weekly show, hosted by our editors and publisher with a unique blend of joviality and intellectually stimulating conversation, boosted by an occasional glass of whisky. Each episode focuses on a handful of topics that carry significant weight in the debate of ideas for the best path of American life, both privately and civically. Of course, we do reserve some time for fun in each show.

Occasionally, we produce special podcast features on individual topics with commentary from the top thinkers in America today. Think of American Mind Podcast specials as succinct audio-documentaries.

Tell us what you think! Subscribe to our channel, rate us, leave a review, and help spread the word to your friends and colleagues! Interested in hearing from us on a particular topic? Email your suggestions to americanmind@claremont.org. And visit our website, americanmind.org, for essays, editorials, debates, and more.

The American Mind, The Roundtable, and our specials are productions of the Claremont Institute. The mission of the Claremont Institute is the recovery of the American idea—the timeless principles that have made America great since its founding.

    Reparation Nation?

    Reparation Nation?

    The Biden Administration seems determined to make good on its promise to put “equity” at the center of all it does, prompting the editors to wonder how much daylight there is between equality of outcomes, race-based reparations, and a total restructuring of American society. But will voters—and in particular those minorities not singled out for favored status—go for it? Meanwhile: a new Supreme Court decision on religious liberty, and disturbing revelations about the Uvalde shooting.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Artificial Idols ft. Matt Peterson

    Artificial Idols ft. Matt Peterson

    Ted Cruz grills the FBI on its potential participation in January 6, as Insurrection Hearing: The Musical Showtime Extravaganza drags on. Meanwhile, Google’s AI chatbot has some things to say about the soul that sound suspiciously like a Silicon Valley guru’s wish fulfillment fantasy. Plus: Matt Peterson joins the show to talk about so-called “blue locusts” and how to keep red states red.

    • 58 min
    Everything is Fake

    Everything is Fake

    There is a God-shaped hole in the American soul. We’re not going to fill it with tech, or entertainment, or drugs, or violence--but lots of people might try. Big Tech wants the bots to whisper sweet nothings at you, others are on a quest to worship the ultimate superdrug, and still others would simply burn the system down just to feel something. Our editors discuss how we can come back down to reality.

    • 58 min
    Will the Internet Eat the World?

    Will the Internet Eat the World?

    Social media has proven unsustainable as a digital way of life, plunging many internet moguls into an identity crisis. As we enter the age of Web3, it seems some regimes are doubling down on managed decline…but will others find a better way forward? Meanwhile, the verdict is in on Depp v. Heard, but the important takeaway is how far celebrity cachet—much like the cachet of every other special identity marker—has fallen in the Digital Age.

    • 1 hr
    The Crime of Noticing

    The Crime of Noticing

    Eighteen-year-old Salvador Ramos opened fire in an Uvalde, TX elementary school in a horrific act of violence. Naturally the political firefighting began within minutes, and Congressional Democrats made gun control the order of the day. But is there really a political solution to the evil we’re up against? Meanwhile, is humor the antidote to the woke revolution, or just a temporary escape valve? And what on earth is going on with monkeypox? Our editors, joined by Matt Peterson, break it down.

    • 1 hr
    How to be a Conservative Online

    How to be a Conservative Online

    This week, a deranged young man killed ten people in Buffalo, New York. While pointing fingers at Tucker Carlson and the Right, the legacy media is actively feeding the public disinformation. Speaking of disinformation, the Dept. of Homeland Security's Ministry of Truth is being put on the backburner, but it's unlikely we've heard the last of federal censorship. Plus: is Claremont behind... everything?! Spoiler alert: no. But we are having fun.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

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1K Ratings

1K Ratings

C0rnerst0ne ,

American Mind: Roundtable

God works in the peripheries of life, those smaller, intimate, and unassuming moments. He IS not loud. He IS Humility itself. This podcast and group is one one of those moments and circumstances. It is wise, quiet, and humble. God wants His World and Family back. This very much includes the political arena. What God is doing through The Claremont Institute and The American Mind: Roundtable podcast is laying the groundwork for a spiritual renewal, and the development of a theological political framework that will combat the anti-God, anti-Human demonic forces currently running amok in our nation.

Now is not the time to be afraid. You all were conceived at this moment in our nation’s history for the important work of renewal and revival. Souls are at stake. Keep fighting humbly and fervently. You were born for this.

In Christ,
Andrew Duncan

P.S. I recommend the development of a different and new political party (that starts in local communities, and not on the national stage) that speaks to and fights for our founding principles and documents.

dylanator247 ,

whole lotta cope

Sure, these guys can identify the problem with society, politics, and culture today, but they lack solutions, so all you hear is a lot of venting, whining, coping, and weird rants about cyborgs taking over the world.

Mlcrussell ,

American Excellence

Very engaging content, always pushing me to think on commonly shared challenges in a whole new perspective. Minds coming together to contemplate this mess of a place. Enjoy your content tremendously !

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