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Danny Sjursen on Honoring Our Fallen Soldiers

“One of the ways we get rid of the malaise in our society and culture is by ending forever wars.” Danny Sjursen, writer and war veteran, joins us to explain why war has become largely invisible to the people of our nation. “Memorial day to me feels like a wretched day in a lot of […]

Patri Friedman on Return of City States, Rene Girard, and Economic Freedom Zones

David Gornoski sits down with economist and venture capitalist Patri Friedman, founder of Pronomos and the Seasteading Institute, for an exploration of liberty and the future of governance in our time. Will we see a return to local city-states and private enterprise zones around the world? Patri says that the Seasteading project, which is very […]

David Cayley on Rene Girard, Ivan Illich, and Societal Breakdown

In these times of social unrest we need to understand what drives humanity towards conflict. David Cayley, longtime CBC Ideas broadcaster, joins David Gornoski to discuss the breakdown of social unity through a distinctly Christian lens shaped by experiences with Rene Girard and Ivan Illich. On the pandemic, Cayley says that “the virus is the […]

Scott Horton Destroys Obamagate Fake News

Reject the bipartisan narrative of the media and tell the plain truth! Scott Horton of antiwar.com and host of the Scott Horton Show calls in to take on the media-perpetuated myths surrounding Obamagate and Russiagate. The ‘Fool’s Errand’ author also addresses the persecution of whistleblowers surrounding the state-initiated mass surveillance and the 2016 presidential election. […]

Jeff Deist on What the West Can Learn and Dr. Yu on Parallel Universes

Jeff Deist returns to the show to discusses what the West can learn as it increasingly discards that which made it a beacon of hope for the world. Jeff and David also comment on some of the latest news regarding Mike Pence and Disney’s furloughing of its employees. On Science and U, Dr. Yu talks […]

Mark Sunwall: School and Medical Insights from Ivan Illich

David Gornoski examines how the Democrats, in their mimetic obsession over Trump, have revealed the insanity of the whole political enterprise. Plus, economist and anthropologist Mark Sunwall joins the show to talk about Ivan Illich’s Deschooling Society and Good Samaritan analysis for the modern world. Sunwall thinks Illich, especially in his criticism of the education […]

Jordan Hall on Rene Girard, the Gospel Technology vs. Myth

Technologist and public intellectual Jordan Hall joins David Gornoski, host of A Neighbor’s Choice, for a journey through sense-making in 2020. The conversation starts off with Peter Thiel’s comments on humanity reaching a technological stagnation after the moon-landing mission. Could this be due to lack of innovation in the world of atoms? asks David Gornoski. […]

Attorney Morgan Streetman: Russiagate and Flynn Case Unravels

Attorney Morgan Streetman, host of the Morgan Streetman show, joins David Gornoski to give us a law practitioner’s perspective on Russiagate and General Flynn’s case. While David likens the current political drama to a pro-wrestling show, attorney Streetman adds, “But you’ll find the hero and the heel at a bar enjoying a drink, and they […]

The Fatal Power of Politically Correct Speech

  “I want to listen but fifty people have accused this person of being racist, so…” How many of us think this way? What happens when we stop the presumption of innocence for the accused? Something we hardly talk about today is repentance. “We have to call cancel culture to repentance,” says David Gornoski as […]

Marine Veteran Ben Adams: Bring Our Troops Home

Afghanistan war veteran Ben Adams calls in from Idaho, where he’s running for state office, to discuss his political race and how we can bring our troops home. The former marine talks about the obstacles President Trump faces today in pulling troops out of Afghanistan and the lessons he learned from time spent in the […]