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How Art Challenges Us, Solving Problems Neighbor to Neighbor

David Gornoski comments on further developments on Ron DeSantis’ war on drug mandates, how art challenges our preconceived notions, the DOJ’s remarks on religious exemptions to drug mandates, the failure of coercion, and more. Also in the show, John Dasgupta calls in to talk about the failure of the collectivist approach of politics, a person-to-person […]

John Zmirak on the Totalitarian Consequence of Atheism

What’s happening to the global supply chain? Is the post-pandemic disruption and inflation part of the Great Reset? Joining David Gornoski for this episode is John Zmirak, author and editor at the Stream. David and John Zmirak talk about why atheism is a con game and why it destroys the possibility of knowledge; how global […]

Are the Mandated Killshots Safe for You?

What did the inventor of the mRNA technology say about the mandating medicines and the political scapegoating of those who are hesitant against these mandates? What really happened at the public FDA hearing more than a week ago? Are the mandated stabs safe for us? What are some prominent sports personalities saying about the jabs? […]

THINGS HIDDEN 46: Thaddeus Russell on What’s Left with the Left

 For this THINGS HIDDEN conversation, David Gornoski sits down with Thaddeus Russell, historian and host of the Unregistered Podcast. Thaddeus Russell talks about his new book A Renegade History of the United States; the renegade university; the authoritarian trend of modern-day Leftism; the push to mandate experimental drugs; California’s transformation to a Red state; […]

THINGS HIDDEN 45: Prof. Peter Barber on How Jesus Differs from Myth

In this special THINGS HIDDEN conversation, David Gornoski catches up with the author of Jesus and Myth, Professor Peter Barber. Together, they look into the world of religion and myths. Professor Barber talks about his introduction to the work of Rene Girard; how Christ subverts and inverts the pattern of ancient myths; how media plays […]

THINGS HIDDEN 43: Forbidden Medicines with Leonardo Mercado

In this special THINGS HIDDEN conversation, David Gornoski sits down with Leonardo Mercado and the two explore the connection between sacrificial religion, anthropology, and medicine; and how this connection still remains in our modern-day societies. Mercado also talks about the state’s reaction towards cannabis users; COVID treatment with generic medicine; the medicinal benefits of plants […]

THINGS HIDDEN 40: Darren Beattie Battles DC Myths

In this thought-provoking THINGS HIDDEN conversation, David Gornoski is joined by Darren Beattie, political theorist and founder of Revolver.news. David and Darren Beattie talk about the religiosity of politics; the similarities between Wokeness and fundamentalist churches; the gnosticism of the liberal establishment; how the Leftist religion hates the body; why the Right always seems to […]

Why All Good Social Justice Warriors Support Presumption of Innocence

This classic essay was originally published at Intellectual Takeout on October 11, 2018. I have a friend in Papua New Guinea named Monica Paulus who was accused of casting sorcery spells because a person died in her village. Her neighbors almost murdered her until she fled the region. Now she works to save other women falsely accused […]

Beyond reason: What really motivates our choices

This essay was originally published at WND.com on February 25, 2016. A few years ago I used to write for WND under the pen name David Hanson. I derived the name in honor of my maternal great-great-great, etc. grandfather John Hanson, the first president of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation. Besides being […]

Religion and Imitation

David Gornoski analyzes the latest developments in the Tucker Carlson NSA surveillance story and cautions us from falling into tribalism and spreading the contagion of fear. David also explains to us what the real meaning of religion is and why we are ruled today by religious forces despite the veneer of secularism. Is the Woke […]