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The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour is a one-hour, weekly radio show/podcast advancing the efforts of Hillsdale College in radiating its knowledge and teaching to the world outside of campus. Listeners will hear the arguments and debates that make up the liberal arts education and will experience the learning and teaching that happens on campus. Hosted by Scot Bertram.

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    • 4.8 • 447 Ratings

The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour is a one-hour, weekly radio show/podcast advancing the efforts of Hillsdale College in radiating its knowledge and teaching to the world outside of campus. Listeners will hear the arguments and debates that make up the liberal arts education and will experience the learning and teaching that happens on campus. Hosted by Scot Bertram.

    Wilfred McClay Surveys the 1920s

    Wilfred McClay Surveys the 1920s

    Guests: Wilfred McClay, Glenn Ellmers, & Dutton Kearney

    Host Scot Bertram talks with Wilfred McClay, the Victor Davis Hanson chair in Classical History and Western Civilization at Hillsdale College, about America’s rapid changes during the 1920s and his book Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story. Glenn Ellmers, Salvatori Research Fellow at the Claremont Institute, describes the life and work of Charles R. Kesler and a collection of essays he co-edited on the subject titled Leisure With Dignity: Essays in Celebration of Charles R. Kesler. And Dutton Kearney, associate professor of English at Hillsdale College, continues a series on the work of James Joyce. On this episode, Kearney discusses Joyce’s short story collection Dubliners.
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    • 48 min
    John Burtka Wants to Train Statesmen

    John Burtka Wants to Train Statesmen

    Guests: John J. Miller, John A. Burtka IV, & Andrew Russell

    Host Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College and author of Reading Around, about proposals around the country to institute taxpayer-funded "news voucher" systems to support local news reporting. John Burtka, president and chief executive officer of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, describes the lost art of training statesmen and discusses his new edited collection of historical essays on statesmanship, Gateway to Statesmanship: Selections from Xenophon to Churchill. And Andrew Russell, associate professor of biology at Hillsdale College, continues a conversation on biofilms and his work on the applications of the compound zingerone.
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    • 42 min
    Previewing the Total Solar Eclipse

    Previewing the Total Solar Eclipse

    Guests: Timothy Dolch, Todd Starnes, & Dwight Lindley

    Host Scot Bertram talks with Timothy Dolch, associate professor of physics at Hillsdale College, regarding what we should know about the upcoming total solar eclipse and how to access the DLITE radio probe built by Hillsdale students. Todd Starnes, columnist and national radio host, lays out the efforts to undermine the United States and discusses his new book, Twilight's Last Gleaming: Can America Be Saved? And Dwight Lindley, associate professor of English at Hillsdale College, finishes a series on the life and works of Charles Dickens with A Tale of Two Cities.
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    • 45 min
    Karol Markowicz on Winning the Battle For Our Children

    Karol Markowicz on Winning the Battle For Our Children

    Guests: Karol Markowicz & Richard Samuelson

    Host Scot Bertram talks with Karol Markowicz, columnist at the New York Post and host of The Karol Markowicz Show, about her recent visit to Israel and the what’s changed since the release of Stolen Youth: How Radicals Are Erasing Innocence and Indoctrinating a Generation, a book she co-authored. And Richard Samuelson, associate professor of Government at Hillsdale College's Washington, D.C. Campus, leads us through the life and accomplishments of America's sixth President, John Quincy Adams.

     
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    • 42 min
    Paul Tice Reveals What ESG is Really About

    Paul Tice Reveals What ESG is Really About

    Guests: Miles Smith, Paul Tice, & Jason Peters

    Host Scot Bertram talks with Miles Smith, assistant professor of history at Hillsdale College, about America’s steady loss of confidence and his article “Decline is a Choice.” Paul Tice, Wall Street veteran and cultural commentator, explains the long-term dangers of ESG investing and his new book The Race to Zero: How ESG Investing will Crater the Global Financial System. And Jason Peters, associate professor of English at Hillsdale College, introduces us to the Kentuckian poet and essayist Wendell Berry and discusses one of his most well-known works, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture.
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    • 52 min
    David Diener Explains How Technology Affects the Classroom

    David Diener Explains How Technology Affects the Classroom

    Guests: David Diener & Jeffrey E. Paul

    Host Scot Bertram talks with David Diener assistant professor of education at Hillsdale College, about the proper role of technology inside the classroom and what benefits might be achieved with a low-tech approach. And Jeffrey E. Paul, research professor in the Social Philosophy Center of the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University, dives into the history and origins of the American Progressive movement and discusses his new book, Winning America’s Second Civil War.
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    • 42 min

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447 Ratings

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Radio Free Hillsdale is solid

Good information source, with guests and topics mainly of interest to conservatives. Most guests are politically or culturally important. They also bring a guest with strong liberal arts info, to cover a specific topic that you may have studied sometime but it is great to get a reminding review.

Little or no chit chat here—I am uninterested in that. Instead, there is emphasis on presenting facts on the issues, then the guest’s opinions or predictions.

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