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Lara Logan on Revolution and Insurrection

David Gornoski continues his exposé of the establishment’s projection of their violent thoughts and deeds onto their favorite scapegoat Donald Trump. Also in this episode, David is joined by acclaimed investigative journalist Lara Logan for a conversation centered on the Capitol protests and the larger topic of crowd unrest orchestrated by nefarious figures in high […]

Trail Thoughts: Confronting Scientism

Biden and his handlers want to impose a hundred days of wearing masks. Why isn’t he pointing us to the right nutritional practices in order to strengthen our immunity? Join David Gornoski as he explains how the government cult of “trusting the experts” isn’t far away from the lynchmobs and witch hunts of the ancient […]

THINGS HIDDEN 23: Exorcizing the Spirit of Cannibalism

In this brand new episode of THINGS HIDDEN, David Gornoski sits down with stuntman and fellow student of Girard, Eric Jacobus. The two have an exciting conversation on the resurgence of 80s aesthetics in pop culture; our society’s fascination with underdogs; the comedian’s role as a scapegoat; the ancient understanding of catharsis; spirit possession; and […]

The Crowd Devours Herod, Corey DeAngelis on School Choice Under Biden

David Gornoski starts the episode with an excellent analysis of the crowd spirit by examining the murder of John the Baptist. Also in the show, David is joined by Corey DeAngelis, the director of school choice at Reason Foundation. The two talk about what school choice means; the future of school choice under Biden; the state’s […]

Cartel of Ignorance, Mythmaking in Politics and Nutrition

David Gornoski resumes his deconstruction of statist coercion and the current manner of doing politics that is victimism. How does mythmaking work in modern-day media? David Gornoski gives us an illustration from recent news–how the mainstream media paints Russia as a boogeyman to hide the establishment’s sins. Not only does the media gaslight us on […]

THINGS HIDDEN 14: Memoirs of a Gaijin

  Dr. Paul Axton, theologian and host of the Forging Ploughshares podcast, sits down with David Gornoski to talk about his experience of living in Japan, the idea of shame in death, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and seeing Japanese culture through Christian eyes. While pointing out that Romans 7 is absolutely essential for understanding what it is to imitate […]

The Stones Cry Out

I am blown away in discovering Jesus’s seemingly hyperbolic symbolic aside at the entrance of Jerusalem is actually a prophecy: Luke 19:37-40: “As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works […]

Jim Babka on Kanye West, Rene Girard, and Justice

Jim Babka, President of DownsizeDC.org, joins David Gornoski to talk about the increasing polarization and politicization in our culture. There is far too much shaming going on, Jim Babka says, but what we need today is empathy. “We have turned away from God and replaced Him with idols; and the number one idol is the state.” […]

Our Vain Search for Scapegoats

Our fixation on identity politics, David Gornoski says, is driving our society towards blame games. “We need to continue to encourage people in thinking for themselves rather than groupthink.” David takes us through the idea of original sin–the concept that sin exists universally–and how filtering that idea through group identities is a recipe for conflict. […]

Pastor Dr. Darrell Scott on Criminal Justice, Police Reform

Dr. Darrell Scott, pastor of New Spirit Revival Center and CEO of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, joins the show to discuss police and criminal justice reform. Dr. Scott believes that we should be sensitive to both sides of the current issue over police reform; excessive force should be dealt with but we have […]