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2020 Visions is a six part series presented by Rys Farthing and K. Biswas charting Britain's future. Episode 1: The Political Future. Guests: Labour’s Jon Cruddas MP; human rights activist Peter Tatchell; ConservativeHome editor Jonathan Isaby, psephologist Professor John Curtice; Dr Madsen Pirie, Director of the free-market Adam Smith Institute; LibDem Voice editor Stephen Tall; David Babbs of campaign organisation 38 Degrees, and the New Statesman’s Laurie Penny. Episode 2: Poverty, inequa ...
 
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On the April 28, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio, we will be discussing Biden's first 99 days in office and his not technically but kinda sorta "State of the Union" address to Congress. The show is scheduled to air an hour after normal start time (9pm Central) but may start earlier or later depending on how long Biden takes. Before the show I wil…
 
TOPICS: Christianity in politics, the autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, the Humanist movement, & slanted journalismHost Scot Bertram talks with John Grant, Associate Professor and Chairman of Politics at Hillsdale, about Christianity in politics. Amity Shlaes, Chair of the Coolidge Foundation, discusses the new edition of THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CALVI…
 
TOPICS: Civic and moral virtues, religious liberty in crisis, and AESOP'S FABLESHost Scot Bertram talks with Will Morrisey, Professor Emeritus of Politics at Hillsdale College, about his recent essay titled "Civic and Moral Virtues, the American Way". Ken Starr discusses his new book, RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN CRISIS: EXERCISING YOUR FAITH IN AN AGE OF …
 
On the April 21, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio we will be discussing the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. What does it mean? Do we think it will stand up on the appeal we know is coming. Why should we not be too excited about this? We will also be discussing what happened with Makiyah Bryant, why people are hypocrites with her and Kyle Ritte…
 
TOPICS: Reagan, the Great Communicator, identity politics and other afflictions of our time, & a continuing discussion of definitionHost Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, head of the Hillsdale College Dow Journalism Program, about Ronald Reagan as "The Great Communicator" and his career in media. Joshua Mitchell, professor of political theory…
 
On the April 14, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio, I will be discussing, yet again, the problems of modern policing in our society. From the detainment of a soldier, Lt. Caron Nazario, this past December to the killing of Duante Wright, clearly something is wrong with modern policing. Something needs to change and it will only happen when certain …
 
TOPICS: Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech, the root causes of violent protests in the U.S., and "true crime" documentariesHost Scot Bertram talks with Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College, about the 75th anniversary of Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech. Mary Eberstadt discusses her essay, "The Fury of the Fatherless," looking at the r…
 
On the April 7, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio I will be having open lines. So whatever you want to talk about, we can talk about. I will have more comments to make on Pizza Gaetz, the Derek Chauvin case, and other topics of the day. But if you want to bring something else up, go ahead and call in. Plus, as always, we will have headlines, Words …
 
TOPICS: How baseball became big, why the Green New Deal is even worse than you think, Westward Expansion in America, & a Hillsdale alum shares his insightsHost Scot Bertram talks with Paul Moreno, a huge baseball fan who also serves as William and Berniece Grewcock Chair in Constitutional History, Professor of History, & Dean of Social Sciences at …
 
On the March 31, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio I will be going over the accusations about Congressman Matt Gaetz and his alleged involvement in sex trafficking. I will also be taking your calls as well. Once done with this topic, any topic is fair game. Plus, as always, we will have headlines, Words of Redneck Wisdom, Hypocrite of the Week, the…
 
TOPICS: The nanny state, the future or artificial intelligence, the essays of Flannery O'Connor, & the philosophy of luckHost Scot Bertram talks with Paul Rahe, Professor of History & Chair in the Western Heritage at Hillsdale, about the origins of the "nanny state" and attempts to roll it back. Brian Christian, author of THE MOST HUMAN HUMAN discu…
 
On the March 24, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio we will be discussing gun control/gun rights and why we can never seem to make any traction on this important issue. I will have open lines as well to discuss any topic you wish to discuss. (Hopefully we don't have a storm again like last week) Those issues, headlines, Words of Redneck Wisdom, Hypo…
 
TOPICS: The 1776 Report, political correctness and higher education, and the Hillsdale French Study Abroad programHost Scot Bertram talks with Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College & chairman of the 1776 Commission, about the expanded release of the 1776 REPORT and how listeners might find it useful. Williams College Professor of Political Sci…
 
On the March 17 episode of Liberal Dan Radio we will be discussing HR 1 and what impact it will have on voting rights. Why is it needed? Is there anything missing? Does it go to far. Let's do a deep dive together while we discuss voting rights. Those issues, headlines, Words of Redneck Wisdom, Hypocrite of the Week, the Just Money Minute, and more …
 
TOPICS: Hillsdale's new online mathematics course, Lincoln and "'Anti-Racism," Alfred, Lord Tennyson, & Big Tech and political manipulationHost Scot Bertram talks with Thomas Treloar, Chairman and Professor of Mathematics at Hillsdale, about the College's new online course on mathematics and logic. Ken Masugi, Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institu…
 
On the March 10, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio: Iowa passed a law meant to crack down on supposed election fraud. What did they do? Will it help? You probably know the answer to the second question already. The term "Super Straight" is crossing the interwebs and it's transphobic as hell. Disagree? I welcome you to listen/call in as I discuss wh…
 
TOPICS: The legacy of Rush Limbaugh, leaving Seattle for Texas, and John Henry NewmanHost Scot Bertram talks with James Brandon, Chairman and Professor of Theatre at Hillsdale College, about the legacy left by the late Rush Limbaugh. Long-time Seattle talk radio host Kirby Wilbur discusses his decision to retire and move from the Pacific Northwest …
 
On the March 3, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio we will be discussing many of the stories of the week. From the allegations against Governor Cuomo, to Louisiana Catholics seeming to go against the pope, to Texas and Mississippi eliminating mask mandates, the news of the week is just one big mess. And Liberal Dan Radio is here to cover it all. We …
 
TOPICS: Challenging claims of “systemic racism,” lowered expectations in education, & Alexander the GreatHost Scot Bertram talks with David Azerrad, Assistant Professor and Research Fellow at Hillsdale College's Van Andel Graduate School of Government, about his recent essay titled, "On the Peculiar Character of American 'Racism'". Ian Rowe, reside…
 
On the February 24, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio: A facebook group that I am in had a discussion about circumcision. Opinions are strong but some of the people who oppose circumcision (often called intactivists) were making some horrible points that I will go into. I ran into a covidiot the other day because I had to go to the post office. I w…
 
TOPICS: Frederick Douglass the journalist, the CRISIS OF THE TWO CONSTITUTIONS, & discussing definitionHost Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, head of the Hillsdale College Dow Journalism Program, about Frederick Douglass the journalist. Charles Kesler, senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, shares insights from his new book, CRISIS OF THE …
 
On the February 17, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio I will be discussing as many of the events as possible from the last week. From power outages and Conservative lies about that to more actions in Georgia to protect corrupt people it has been a busy week. I will also be trying out a new segment, you'll just have to see what it is Those topics, H…
 
TOPICS: The statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln, reforming the U.S. Agency for Global Media, & Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMHost Scot Bertram talks with Kevin Portteus, Professor of Politics and Director of American Studies at Hillsdale College, about the statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln, on this the 212th anniversary of his birth. Michael P…
 
On the February 10, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio we will be covering the Marshall Plan for Moms as proposed by Reshma Saujani (Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code). Families are clearly struggling during Covid-19. The impacts on women, especially women of color, are disproportionate in size. So what are my problems with the plan? Tune in and fin…
 
TOPICS: The 1776 Commission and its report, why literature matters, & what Americanization does to JudaismHost Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Executive Director of the President's Advisory 1776 Commission, Vice President of Washington Operations, and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government, about the Commission and its report…
 
On the February 3, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio I will be talking about all of the issues pertaining to the #WallStreetBets, GameStop, Hedge Funds, short sales, and ablism with Amber Rose Petrovich of Ju$t Money. We will be talking your calls as well. Those stories, headlines, words of redneck wisdom, hypocrite of the week, and more on Liberal…
 
TOPICS: Federalist 51 & the separation of powers, LAST STANDS: WHY MEN FIGHT WHEN ALL IS LOST, Victorian poetry, and climate predictions for 2020 that went wrongHost Scot Bertram talks with Adam Carrington, Associate Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College, about Federalist 51 and the separation of powers in our Constitution. Michael Walsh joins…
 
On the January 27, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio I will be taking a look at the first week of the Biden/Harris administration. We will be looking at the executive orders that he has been signing to help undo the harm of the last four years while Congress gets its act in order. I will also be talking about if the Democrats in Congress are being …
 
TOPICS: Nationalism vs. cosmopolitanism, a response to the 1619 Project, Pico's Oration, and a Hillsdale alum digging for fossilsHost Scot Bertram talks with Khalil Habib, Associate Professor of Politics at Hillsdale, to define nationalism vs. cosmopolitanism. Peter Wood, author of the recent book 1620, provides a critical response to the 1619 Proj…
 
On the January 20, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio we celebrate the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris and the end of and error by the removal of Donald Trump from office. We will also discuss the pardons/commutations by Trump. I hope to have some clips from the speech and at the bottom half of the hour we will b…
 
Topics: Roman models for our Founders, BIG TECH TYRANTS, & Act III of KING LEARScot Bertram is joined by Hillsdale professor of ancient history, Ken Calvert, to discuss Roman models of government to which our Founders looked. Floyd Brown, co-author of BIG TECH TYRANTS, outlines how Silicon Valley's practices addict teens, silence speech, and steal …
 
On the January 13, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio I will be continuing the discussion about the acts of sedition and domestic terrorism that took plast last week in DC. I was going to focus more time on those issues last week but we definitely got sidetracked (which is cool, I love when conversation goes many places organically) but we do need t…
 
TOPICS: CRISPR technology, a defense of the founding with AMERICA ON TRIAL, and George Frideric Handel.Host Scot Bertram talks with Silas Johnson, Associate Professor of Biology at Hillsdale, about CRISPR technology and what promise it holds in the sciences. Robert R. Reilly provides a defense of the founding with his recent book AMERICA ON TRIAL. …
 
On the January 6, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio I will be discussing the GA runoff results. Did both candidates win? Why was there a difference between the Democratic candidates? Who should get the credit or blame for what happened? Also, January 6th is a day that many conspiracy theorists believe that will be the day that the election flips to…
 
On the December 30, 2020 episode of Liberal Dan Radio I discuss all sorts of items from the last year where people played stupid games and won stupid prizes. From the Kyle Rittenhouse shooting, to Herman Cain, to Luke Letlow to the twisted tea guy. We will go over some of the greatest hits (literally in some cases) and take your examples as well. S…
 
On the December 23, 2020 episode of Liberal Dan Radio I will be looking at the recent pardons by President Trump and Facebook policies on "harassment and bullying" that i have had to deal with over the past 3 days. I will also be talking about the needed Covid-19 relief bill that finally passed as well as taking your calls. Live at 8PM Central on L…
 
TOPICS: The Great Reset, sovereignty, nationalism, and the fate of freedom, films of Werner Herzog, and a Hillsdale alum now running the Intercollegiate Studies InstituteNOTE: This is the final episode of 2020. The next new show will be released on 1/8/21.Host Scot Bertram talks with Charles Steele, Chairman of Economics, Business, and Accounting a…
 
On the December 16, 2020 episode of Liberal Dan Radio we will be discussing the continuing drama surrounding President Trump and his refusal to accept reality. The covidiots keep spreading the disease as it if is a case of the sniffles. And at the bottom half of the hour we welcome back author Ian Gurvitz to discuss the issues of the day. Those iss…
 
TOPICS: Hillsdale's new online course on civil rights in American history, myths and lesser-known facts about COVID-19, the German philosopher Robert Spaemann, and entrepreneurship in America.Host Scot Bertram talks with Paul Moreno, William and Berniece Grewcock Chair in Constitutional History and Professor of History at Hillsdale, to discuss the …
 
On the December 9, 2020 episode of Liberal Dan Radio I will be discussing my relaunch of the "Coming to Terms With Activism" series on YouTube. What it means, why I am making it, and what you can do to support this and other content I create. I will also be discussing the GOP Coup continuation, another video series that I started prior to the 2020 …
 
TOPICS: Election integrity & media meddling, AMERICA'S NEW DESTINY IN SPACE, and the politics of faith during the Cold WarHost Scot Bertram talks with Mollie Hemingway, Senior Journalism Follow at Hillsdale College, about election integrity and media meddling. Glenn Harlan Reynolds discusses his latest book AMERICA'S NEW DESTINY IN SPACE. And Hills…
 
On the December 2, 2020 episode of Liberal Dan Radio: Why does the party that claims to be pro-life so often in a hurry to see people dead. We will have that discussion. We will also be discussing the goings on in the 2020 Election, especially the Georgia run off, and taking your calls as well. Those issues and more tonight at 8PM Central on Libera…
 
On the November 25, 2020 episode of Liberal Dan Radio: Joe Biden's transition team is finally going to be able to push forward and work with people within the Trump Administration so the next term can start. However, that doesn't mean Trump has conceded. The Georgia runoffs are in full swing. There are reports of some eleciton fraud going on but ge…
 
TOPICS: Woke capitalism, LINCOLN AND THE AMERICAN FOUNDING, & Peter PanHost Scot Bertram talks with David Azerrad, Assistant Professor and Research Fellow at Hillsdale College’s Van Andel Graduate School of Government in Washington, D.C., about the concept of "woke capitalism" and why it's become so prevalent. Lucas Morel, Professor of Politics and…
 
On the November 18, 2020 episode of Liberal Dan Radio: When a toddler doesn't want to leave, they throw a tantrum. Well, the giant orange toddler who has been filling the oval office is throwing a huge tantrum and will be causing as much damage as he can do on the way out. He is firing people left and right. He is withdrawing troops. He is not hand…
 
TOPICS: Election analysis, contemplating a bookless future, and taking a virtual tour of Luxembourg American Cemetery Host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government, to get insight about what we should learn from the known results of last week's election…
 
On the November 11, 2020 episode of Liberal Dan Radio I will be discussing the results of the 2020 election, why Trump will never concede, and why the GOP Coup attempt is still going strong despite this setback. We will also discuss the Supreme Court hearings on the ACA and more. Those topics, your calls, and more tonight at 8PM Central on Liberal …
 
TOPICS: The fall of the Berlin Wall, writing from America's backroads, The Reformation & Martin Luther, and Churchill myths.Host Scot Bertram talks with Fred Yaniga, Chairman and Associate Professor of German at Hillsdale College, about being in Germany for the fall of the Berlin Wall 31 years ago this week. Salena Zito, national political reporter…
 
On the November 4, 2020 episode of Liberal Dan Radio we will be discussing the 2020 Presidential elections. What happened? Did the Senate flip? What happened in the House? Were Democrats overzealous in some areas? Would we have done better with Bernie? Those topics, your calls, and more tonight at 8PM Central on Liberal Dan Radio, Talk From The Lef…
 
TOPICS: Plans to restructure the Supreme Court, a biography of President Donald J. Trump, and a history of October surprises.Host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government, about his essay at RealClearPolicy, "Joe Biden’s Not-So-Secret Plan to Restructur…
 
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