Category: Podcasts

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Off the Shelf: A Thousand Years of Jihad

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In this episode of Off the Shelf, Dr. Fleming and Stephen shamelessly plug the newest publication from the Foundation, A Thousand Years of Jihad. Both Dr. Fleming and Stephen discuss their reflections on the essays contained therein, authored by Dr. Brownlow and Dr. Fleming. The Barbary Pirates, Janos Hunyadi, and Lord Byron are just a few of the cast of characters.

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Memorial Day: To Keep or Discard?

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In this episode, Dr. Fleming and Stephen discuss Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day. Dr. Fleming first explains his opposition in general to these sorts of government sponsored fake holy-days, then specifically why he opposes Memorial Day like most federal holidays.

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Off the Shelf: The Great Gatsby

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In this episode of Off the Shelf, Dr. Fleming and Stephen discuss what is often pushed onto today’s high schoolers as a candidate for “The Great American Novel.” They start the discussion by examining whether there is such a thing as “the” Great American Novel and then delve a bit deeper into a book that pleasantly surprised both of them on what was a third or fourth read.

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Homer: Episode 6

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In this episode Dr. Fleming and Stephen continue to discuss the role of the gods in Homer as well as the outlines of Greek religion in general, its practices, “commandments,” and theology. We also briefly explore the age-old discussion: why do the good suffer?

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Utopia Limited: Episode 2

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In this episode of Utopia Limited, Dr. Fleming discusses the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta that is the namesake of the series, as well as a dystopian classic set with some of the same ideas about English government: G.K. Chesterton’s The Napoleon of Notting Hill.