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THINGS HIDDEN 83: Pedro Gonzalez on the Death of Eliza Fletcher

David Gornoski sits down with Pedro Gonzalez, writer at Chronicles Magazine, for a discussion on the brutal killing of Eliza Fletcher. What are we missing in our public discourses that are related to crime and justice? Has Christianity made justice through the death penalty impossible? Is Fletcher’s killing just an isolated incident or is it […]

THINGS HIDDEN 81: Clifton Duncan on Charisma and Transcendence

David Gornoski sits down with Clifton Duncan, actor and heterodox liberal, for a conversation on growing up in Europe, getting into the arts, the decline of charisma in the entertainment industry, how nihilism has invaded our culture, the need for good art from the Right, the rejection of love for life in this pandemic age, […]

THINGS HIDDEN 79: Battling to the End VI

David Gornoski sits down with Craig Stewart and the two continue their study on Rene Girard’s Battling to the End. In this episode they explore chapter 5 of Girard’s last book. Can we make sense of the FBI Trump raid with Girard’s anthropology? Is humanity waking up to the revelation of the Gospel? Are all […]

Victim-Garbed Powers Running Scared

[Skip past 45 minutes in the video for hour 2.] David Gornoski is joined by James Kourtides for a conversation around the FBI raid on Trump’s home in Florida. Will this FBI raid galvanize people on both sides of the American political divide? What does the apostle Peter mean when he asks, “Why do the […]

THINGS HIDDEN 74: Battling to the End V

David Gornoski and Craig Stewart explore chapter 4 of Rene Girard’s last book Battling to the End. Are proponents of gender transitions for children selectively borrowing from Christian aesthetics? Are conservatives reacting to Leftist talking points in a “Christian” way? How should Christians engage within the culture wars? Is there a way to empathize with […]

THINGS HIDDEN 73: Battling to the End IV

David Gornoski and Craig Stewart resume their study of Rene Girard’s Battling to the End. David and Craig get into chapter 4 and discuss the modern paradox of being the most yet least violent time in history, the anthropological meaning of the Eucharist, the secular co-opting of Christianity, the divinity of violence vs. the divinity […]

David Gornoski on the Deactivist Podcast – Mimetic Culture and Libertarianism

David Gornoski recently appeared on The Deactivist Podcast. Here is the episode description: “David Gornoski is your neighbor – as well as an entrepreneur, speaker and writer. He runs A Neighbor’s Choice, which seeks to introduce Jesus’ culture of nonviolence to both Christians and the broader public. A Neighbor’s Choice is also the name of […]

THINGS HIDDEN 71: Alex Kaschuta on Court Jesters and Culture War

In this THINGS HIDDEN episode, David Gornoski is joined by Alex Kaschuta, host of the Subversive podcast. Alex Kaschuta critiques the recent trend of liberals criticizing wokeism within a social libertarian atmosphere. Where is this trajectory of wokeness headed? Would the New York Times ever champion the rights of Afghan children killed by Biden’s drone […]

THINGS HIDDEN 70: David Cayley on Illich and Girard At the End of Our World

 David Gornoski is joined by David Cayley, writer and host of the renowned CBC Radio One program Ideas. David Cayley talks about his new book Ivan Illich: An Intellectual Journey, his introduction to Rene Girard, the church’s development into a power structure, the current public health crisis, the new hidden religion, the new normalization of […]

THINGS HIDDEN 67: Jean-Michel Oughourlian on Psycho-Politics

David Gornoski and Shannon Braswell sit down with Dr. Jean-Michel Oughourlian, the co-author of Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World. The conversation touches on the Ukraine war; the opposing values of the West and Russia; the election in France; the problem of immigration and culture; the World Economic Forum; the romantic lie of […]