In this latest episode of the podcast, R.J. and The Gang (Matt, Brandon, and Joe) are up to the task of solving all of America's problems in one hour. Or at least figuring out what the proper etiquette is when a little kid "spits-up" on your shoes while in line at Chipotle.
Topics/stories covered include:
- President Obama claims GOP wants "dirty air, dirty water"
- Cain ahead of Obama in recent poll
- Packs of wild dogs roaming St. Louis
- Friend-of-the-show Jason Burkey's new movie, October Baby
- Liberal evangelicals bash the rest of us in (gasp!) The New York Times
- Communist Party USA leaders show up at Occupy Chicago
- One of Dennis Prager's most important columns on "classism"
You can stream or download the episode below, or find us on iTunes!
My hero/mentor/boss Dennis Prager was a guest on the Ricochet.com podcast yesterday and it was a huge thrill to hear my favorite thinker/talker on my favorite show. The co-hosts of Ricochet's podcast are Peter Robinson, Rob Long, and James Lileks and they consistently have the most interesting discussion on the web. The guys chatted with Dennis about classical music, the decay of American culture, and what it's like to be the tallest conservative radio talk show host. Here's the photo-shop masterpiece Ricochet put up to accompany a description of the Prager episode:
Go listen to it! And if you make it to about 105:17 into the episode, you'll hear a familiar name (and website) get a plug from the hosts.
This time out on American Enterprise Institute's "Values and Capitalism" podcast, we're proud to present our conversations with both Dr. Tim Groseclose (UCLA) and National Review's Rob Long.
Things get started with Dr. Groseclose who has written a new book, Left Turn: How Liberal Media Distorts the American Mind, that systematically puts to rest any doubts one might have about the very real bias that exists in the media.
We hear a little of the good professor's personal journey, chat about some of the key intellectual influences in his own life, and hear from the man himself what Left Turn is all about (and how he came to his statistically-based conclusions). For more on Professor Groseclose, or his book, visit his website (TimGroseclose.com).
Waiting in the podcast wings this week is friend-of-the-show, Rob Long. Rob writes for National Review, is one of the creators and primary contributors to Ricochet.com, and also happens to be a writer/producer in Hollywood. He's one of the nicest, most interesting guys you could ever hope to meet!
This is Rob's 2nd appearance on our podcast, and this time we covered a dizzying array of topics including: the GOP presidential field, Thomas Sowell's wisdom, and why conservatism has such a tough time with humor.
And as always, you can stream this episode live below, or find us on your iTunes!
Courtesy: A.E. Carnehl, Guest Contributor
This poem by Gilbert Keith Chesterton is found in his superb book of poetry, The Ballad of St. Barbara, from 1922.
GK's entire personal philosophy was built around Christ and His Church, and he often said that he came to this divine realization through the "absurd wonder of reality." For Chesterton, it was nothing short of absurdly wonderful that a man should have two arms and two legs, let alone a mind or a soul. Creation and everything in it was beautifully crafted by God to point to His glory.
Enjoy this poem of his:
Sunder me from my bones, O sword of God
Till they stand stark and strange as do the trees;
That I whose heart goes up with the soaring woods
May marvel as much at these.
Sunder me from my blood that in the dark
I hear that red ancestral river run
Like branching buried floods that find the sea
But never see the sun.
Give me miraculous eyes to see my eyes
Those rolling mirrors made alive in me
Terrible crystals more incredible
Than all the things they see
Sunder me from my soul, that I may see
The sins like streaming wounds, the life's brave beat
Till I shall save myself as I would save
A stranger in the street.
Check out my latest post over at American Enterprise Institute's "Values & Capitalism" blog!
It's a discussion of the Pauline instruction in 2 Thessalonians 3 that if a man is able to work, and chooses not to, he should not eat.
Ben is a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School. He is the author of four books, the latest being Prime Time Propaganda, and currently runs Benjamin Shapiro Legal Consulting, based in Los Angeles, CA. Shapiro was hired by Creators Syndicate at age 17 to become the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the U.S. His columns are printed in major newspapers and websites.
After chatting with Ben, R.J. welcomes Eric Teetsel to the show and the two spend some time analyzing the latest column from Mark Steyn ("Crisis of Decadence") and discussing the problems with public-sector unions.
Stream the episode live below, or download the show on iTunes.
In R.J. Moeller's world, there is National Review, and then there's everything else. The editor of that outstanding periodical is a man named Rich Lowry. Mr. Lowry, as it so happens, was R.J.'s guest this week on AEI's Values and Capitalism podcast.
What a thrill!
R.J. and Rich ran through his bio, talked about working for the late, great William F. Buckley, and answered the question on many voters' minds: "Should we have expected such a progressive agenda from this president?"
After bidding adieu to Mr. Lowry, R.J. was happy to welcome friend-of-the-show, and lead writer at MereOrthodoxy.com, Matthew Lee Anderson. Matt's fantastic new book, Earthen Vessels, is out and an unequivocal must-read!
The book is discussed and the boys attempt to solve the all the Evangelical world's problems in one sitting.
You're really going to enjoy this episode of The R.J. Moeller Show, so stream us live below, or download the show on your iTunes!