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Mollie Hemingway Chronicles the Attack on Our Elections

February 23, 2024

Guests: Mollie Hemingway, Brandon J. Weichert, & Benedict WhalenHost Scot Bertram talks with Mollie Hemingway, seniorjournalism fellow at Hillsdale College and editor-in-chief atThe Federalist, about challenges in our election system and the phenom

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Glenn Ellmers Reveals The Roots Our Broken Politics

August 04, 2023

Guests: Adam Carrington, Glenn Ellmers, & Paulina VolosovHost Scot Bertram talks with Adam Carrington, Associate Professor of Politics and William and Patricia LaMothe Chair in the U.S. Constitution at Hillsdale College, on the repercussions of 303 C

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Mollie Hemingway Has The Playbook to Fix Our Elections

July 28, 2023

Guests: Mollie Hemingway, Bishop Robert Barron, & Benedict WhalenHost Scot Bertram talks with Mollie Hemingway, Senior Journalism fellow at Hillsdale College and Editor in Chief at The Federalist, about an article she co-wrote on Unrigging Our Electi

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Kimberley Strassel Wants To Reverse The Biden Malaise

July 21, 2023

Guests: Adam Carrington, Kimberley Strassel, & Dwight LindleyHost Scot Bertram talks with Adam Carrington, Associate Professor of Politics and William and Patricia LaMothe Chair in the U.S. Constitution at Hillsdale College, about the impact of the S

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Matthew Mehan Shares the Magic of Children's Literature

July 14, 2023

Guests: Arthur Milikh & Matthew MehanHost Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Mehan, Associate Dean & Assistant Professor of Government at Hillsdale's Van Andel Graduate School of Government, to discuss the current state of children's literature and

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Heather Mac Donald Shows The Danger Of Forced Equity

July 07, 2023

Guests: Gary Wolfram, Heather Mac Donald, & Todd MackHost Scot Bertram talks with Gary Wolfram, William Simon Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Hillsdale, to discuss his recent article, "Why Its High Time the Federal Reserve Stopped Raisin

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Hadley Arkes on the Anchoring Truths of the Constitution

June 30, 2023

Guests: Miles Smith, Hadley Arkes, & Ingrid JacquesHost Scot Bertram talks with Miles Smith, Assistant Professor of History at Hillsdale College, about his recent Op-ed at Chicago Tribune, "Activism and niches are killing the history profession." Had

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Amul Thapar Says Clarence Thomas Is "The People's Justice"

June 23, 2023

Guests: Gary Wolfram, Amul Thapar, & Timothy McDonnellHost Scot Bertram talks with Gary Wolfram, William Simon Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Director of Economics at Hillsdale College, about his recent essay at the Washington Examiner,

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Peachy Keenan On How to Win the Culture War

June 16, 2023

Guests: Matthew Spalding, Peachy Keenan, & Bruno CortesHost Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government at Hillsdale, about the dangers that the DEI agenda

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Andrew Puzder Exposes the Failures of the Biden Economy

June 09, 2023

Guests: Daniel Coupland, Andrew Puzder, & Mardi BillmanHost Scot Bertram talks with Daniel Coupland, Dean of Masters in Classical Education and Professor of Education at Hillsdale, about the war on phonics. Andrew Puzder, former Chief Executive of CK

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Hans von Spakovsky on Protecting the Integrity of Elections

June 02, 2023

Guests: John J. Miller, Hans von Spakovsky, & Richard SamuelsonHost Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, Director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College, about George Orwell'sHomage to Cataloniaand how it led to his future better-kno

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Brandon Weichert Warns Us About China's Plans to Weaponize Biotech

May 26, 2023

Guests: Kenneth Calvert, Brandon Weichert, & Stephen NaumannHost Scot Bertram talks with Kenneth Calvert, Professor of History at Hillsdale College, about the College's new free online course on the history of Ancient Christianity. Brandon Weichert,

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Brad Birzer Explains How the War of 1812 Changed the Republic

May 19, 2023

Guests: Patrick Whalen, Walter Nicgorski, & Brad BirzerHost Scot Bertram talks with Patrick Whalen, assistant to the president of Hillsdale College, about the College's new free course on the U.S. Constitution for American Law Enforcement Officers. W

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David Bernhardt Takes Us Inside the Administrative State

May 12, 2023

Guests: Adam Carrington, David Bernhardt, & Matthew YoungHost Scot Bertram talks with Adam Carrington, Associate Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College, about a recent essay shining a spotlight on our forgotten founding document, the Northwest Or

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Daniel Tacke Tells Us About the Art of Composing Music

May 05, 2023

Guests: Richard Samuelson, Daniel McCarthy, & Daniel TackeHost Scot Bertram talks with Richard Samuelson, Associate Professor of Government at Hillsdale Colleges Washington, D.C., campus, analyzes the trend of high schools who have declined to tell

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Connor Boyack Explains How Government Schools are Failing Today's Students

April 28, 2023

Guests: Paul Moreno, Connor Boyack, & Joey BarrettaHost Scot Bertram talks with Paul Moreno, William and Berniece Grewcock Chair in Constitutional History, Professor of History, & Dean of Social Sciences at Hillsdale College, about a recent lectu

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Victor Davis Hanson Tries to Save America

April 21, 2023

Guests: Victor Davis Hanson, Thomas Spoehr, & Dwight LindleyHost Scot Bertram talks with Victor Davis Hanson, the Wayne and Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History at Hillsdale College and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, to discuss his

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Troy Senik Tells Us Why Grover Cleveland Was a Man of Iron

April 14, 2023

Guests: John J. Miller, Troy Senik, & Mardi BillmanHost Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, Director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College, about various plans to force tech companies to pay for online news. Troy Senik, a former Pres

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Tom Treloar Is Studying Sports Ranking Models

April 07, 2023

Guests: Tom Treloar, Lance Morrow, & John GrantHost Scot Bertram talks with Tom Treloar, Chairman and Professor of Mathematics at Hillsdale College, about his extensive research into models for ranking sports teams. American essayist Lance Morrow tel

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Matthew Young Explains the Great Principles of Chemistry

March 31, 2023

Guests: Matthew Young, Dominic Green, & Garrett West '15Host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Young, Dean of Natural Sciences and Professor of Chemistry at Hillsdale College, about the new Hillsdale online course, "The Great Principles of Chemistry."

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Kevin Slack Explains How Liberalism Became Despotism

March 23, 2023

Guests: Kevin Slack, Karol Markowicz, & Brent ClineHost Scot Bertram talks with Kevin Slack, Associate Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College, about his new book War on the American Republic: How Liberalism Became Despotism. New York Post column

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James Rosen on Antonin Scalia's Rise to Greatness

March 17, 2023

Guests: Miles Smith IV, James Rosen, & Paul HosmerHost Scot Bertram talks with Miles Smith IV, Assistant Professor of History at Hillsdale College, about his recent essay at RealClearHistory, "Civil War Changed U.S. in Untold Ways". James Rosen, Chie

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Kimberly Ells Praises The Invincible Family

March 10, 2023

Guests: Bradley C. S. Watson, Kimberly Ells, & Anthony SwinehartHost Scot Bertram talks with Bradley C. S. Watson, Associate Professor of Government at the Van Andel Graduate School of Government at Hillsdale in D.C., about his recent essay in the Cl

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Adam Carrington on the Democrats' New Primary Calendar

March 03, 2023

Guests: Adam Carrington, Kevin Gutzman, & Kelly Scott FranklinHost Scot Bertram talks with Adam Carrington, Associate Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College, to explain the consequences of the Democrats' new primary calendar for 2024. Historian K

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Steve Krakauer Analyzes America's Broken News Industry

February 24, 2023

Guests: Paul Moreno, Steve Krakauer, & Lauren Scott '24Host Scot Bertram talks with Paul Moreno, William and Berniece Grewcock Chair in Constitutional History and Professor of History at Hillsdale College, about the Marbury v. Madison case, decided 2

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Spencer Klavan Tells Us How to Save the West

February 17, 2023

Guests: John J. Miller, Spencer Klavan, & Mardi BillmanHost Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, Director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College, about the idea of media literacy requirements for K-12 students. Spencer Klavan, associat

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Mollie Hemingway on Election Integrity & Objectivity in Journalism

February 10, 2023

Guests: Mollie Hemingway, Brent Cline, Scott StewartHost Scot Bertram talks with Mollie Hemingway, Senior Journalism Follow at Hillsdale College and Editor-in-Chief at The Federalist, about a recent House committee report on election integrity and weighs

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Kevin Slack on The American Left Since the 1920s

February 03, 2023

Guests: Kevin Slack, Joel Kotkin, & Timothy McDonnellHost Scot Bertram talks with Kevin Slack, Associate Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College, to preview his brand-new online course, "The American Left: From Liberalism to Despotism". Joel Kotki

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Larry Correia Defends the Second Amendment

January 27, 2023

Guests: Korey Maas, Larry Correia, & John GrantHost Scot Bertram talks with Korey Maas, Associate Professor of History at Hillsdale College, about the long history of religious liberty. Author Larry Correia joins us to discuss his latest book, In Def

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Khali Habib on the Political Philosophy of Montesquieu

January 20, 2023

Guests: Timothy Dolch, Joel Salatin, and Khalil HabibHost Scot Bertram talks with Timothy Dolch, Associate Professor of Physics at Hillsdale College, about last year's discovery by the Hubble Telescope of the most distant star ever seen. Joel Salatin, co

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Adam Carrington on the Supreme Court's Embrace of Self-Government

January 13, 2023

Guests: Adam Carrington, Mark Hemingway, James Brandon, and Anna Bassols '24Host Scot Bertram talks with Adam Carrington, Associate Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College, about his recent essay on the Supreme Court's recent embrace of self-governmen

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Mark Moyar on Triumph Regained in the Vietnam War

January 06, 2023

Guests: Mark Moyar, Sally Pipes, Ken Calvert, and Daniel Himebaugh '04Host Scot Bertram talks with Mark Moyar, William P. Harris Chair in Military History at Hillsdale College, about his new book Triumph Regained: The Vietnam War, 1965-1968, the second o

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Holiday Greetings & Most Popular Shows of 2022

December 30, 2022

Holiday Greetings from The Radio Free Hillsdale Hour, counting down the most-listened-to episodes of 2022, and a very special preview announcement regarding 2023.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Michael Foley Explains Christmas Traditions

December 16, 2022

Guests: Brad Birzer, Michael Foley, Christopher Hamilton, & Gad SaadHost Scot Bertram talks with Brad Birzer, Professor of History and Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American Studies at Hillsdale College, about Yellowstone National Park at 150. Michael P

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William Inboden on Reagan The Peacemaker

December 09, 2022

Guests: Robert Norton, William Inboden, & Brent ClineHost Scot Bertram talks with Robert Norton, Vice President and General Counsel of Hillsdale College and a former top-level legal executive of automakers, about questions that persist regarding the

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Victor Davis Hanson Shares Lessons From the Midterms

December 02, 2022

Guests: Victor Davis Hanson, Roger Kimball, & Patrick WhalenHost Scot Bertram talks with Victor Davis Hanson, the Wayne and Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History at Hillsdale College and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, about lessons l

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Marc Morano on the Vision Behind "The Great Reset"

September 09, 2022

Guests: Paul Hosmer, Marc Morano, & Elizabeth Fre

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Larry P. Arnn on Aristotle and Education

September 03, 2022

Guests: Timothy Dolch, Titus Techera, & Larry P. …

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Larry P. Arnn on Aristotle and Education

September 02, 2022

This week's guests: Timothy Dolch, Titus Techera,

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Art Laffer on How Incentives Drive the Economy

August 26, 2022

This week's guests: Art Laffer, Mike Gonzalez, &

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