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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.

The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour Hillsdale College

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    • 4.8, 137 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.

    Matthew Spalding, Ken Masugi, & Paul Rahe

    Matthew Spalding, Ken Masugi, & Paul Rahe

    TOPICS: The Michael Flynn case and a possible Constitutional crisis, what COVID and the recent riots tell us about our understanding of the Declaration, and the life of Alexis de Tocqueville.

    Host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations & Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government at Hillsdale College’s Washington, D.C. campus, about the Michael Flynn case and a possible Constitutional crisis. Ken Masugi, senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, speaks about his recent essay, "Have COVID-19 and the Riots Exposed How We Destroyed the Declaration?" And we talk with Paul Rahe from Hillsdale's history department about the life of Alexis de Tocqueville, on this the week of the 215th anniversary of his birth.

    • 51 min
    John J. Miller, Larry Elder, Collin Barnes, & Michael Novak

    John J. Miller, Larry Elder, Collin Barnes, & Michael Novak

    TOPICS: George Orwell, the new film UNCLE TOM, humanistic psychology, and "Why We Love Sports"

    Host Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, director of Hillsdale's Dow Journalism Program, about George Orwell and his impact on language and journalism. Nationally syndicated radio host Larry Elder discusses a new film on which he serves as executive producer, UNCLE TOM. Collin Barnes, from Hillsdale's psychology department, tells us about humanistic psychology. And, with MLB games resuming, we hear excerpts from a 2017 lecture on Hillsdale campus by the late Michael Novak titled "Why We Love Sports".

    • 51 min
    Gary Wolfram, Lindsey Burke, Darryl Hart, & Maria Servold

    Gary Wolfram, Lindsey Burke, Darryl Hart, & Maria Servold

    TOPICS: Biden's electric vehicle plan, COVID's affect on private schools, what Americanization does to Catholicism, and cancel culture in newsrooms

    Host Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale economics professor Gary Wolfram about Joe Biden's plan for an electric vehicle fleet. Lindsey Burke with the Heritage Foundation explains what COVID-19 is doing to private schools across the country. Darryl Hart, Hillsdale distinguished associate professor of history, talks about Catholicism in America. And Maria Servold, assistant director of Hillsdale's Dow Journalism program, tells us about "cancel culture" in newsrooms.

    • 52 min
    Timothy Dolch, John Marini, & Dan Coupland

    Timothy Dolch, John Marini, & Dan Coupland

    TOPICS: The dimming and brightening of Betelgeuse, the Administrative State, and "The Wind In the Willows"

    Host Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale physics professor Timothy Dolch about the dimming and brightening of Betelgeuse. John Marini, author of "Unmasking the Administrative State" discusses the existential threat of the administrative state to our republic. And Dan Coupland, from Hillsdale's education department, walks us through "The Wind in the Willows"

    • 42 min
    Matthew Spalding, Paul Rahe, & Dennis Prager

    Matthew Spalding, Paul Rahe, & Dennis Prager

    TOPICS: The Declaration & its relevance today, the American Founding, and American Greatness

    In this special Independence Day edition of the show, host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government at Hillsdale In D.C., about the Declaration of Independence and its relevance today. Hillsdale professor of history Paul Rahe takes us back to the American Founding. And we hear portions of a 2019 lecture by noted author and national radio host Dennis Prager on American Greatness and American Culture.

    • 44 min
    Charles Steele, Lee Habeeb, & Michael Jordan

    Charles Steele, Lee Habeeb, & Michael Jordan

    TOPICS: Plans for a "100% Clean Energy" economy, the false narrative of life vs. economy, and the fiction of Flannery O'Connor

    Host Scot Bertram talks with Charles Steele, associate professor of economics at Hillsdale, about Joe Biden's pledge to move to a "100% Clean Energy" economy. Lee Habeeb of Salem Media and "Our American Stories" discusses his recent essay on the false media narrative of life vs. the economy. And Hillsdale English professor Michael Jordan dives into the fiction of Flannery O'Connor.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

Chloepups2 ,

Still a light in darkness

Grandparents went here and mother went here. Thank you for all you do

JVJ1975 ,

Great stuff.

This podcast is one example of what “Higher Education” is supposed to be. Exemplary interviewer. Thank you Hillsdale.

Keeping It Real NC ,

Inspiring And Enlightening

Each episode features four guests, usually profs as the college, speaking on four topics. It's a fantastic potpouri, and I always came away intellectually and emotionally refreshed. Great job, Hillsdale!

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