New Persuasive Words

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

258 episodes of New Persuasive Words since the first episode, which aired on August 7th, 2015.

  • Episode 112: Peace, Love and Understanding

    March 18th, 2017  |  27 mins 35 secs

    We continue to talk about Tomas Halik, love, and what love looks like in what seems like tumultuous times.

  • Episode 111: Love and The Remoteness of God

    March 15th, 2017  |  32 mins 21 secs

    We continue talking about love, inspired by Tomas Halik.

  • Episode 110: Love & The Zacchaeus Option

    March 13th, 2017  |  27 mins 12 secs

    In this episode we give a response to Rod Dreher's "Benedict Option", inspired by Tomas Halik.

  • Episode 109: Crazy Little Thing Called Love

    March 11th, 2017  |  28 mins 53 secs

    We continue to reflect on the nature of love, inspired by the work of Tomas Halik.

  • Episode 108: To Know Is To Love

    March 9th, 2017  |  27 mins 2 secs

    In this episode we keep talking about love. And we recorded it on Scott's birthday.

  • Episode 107: All You Need Is Love?

    March 6th, 2017  |  32 mins 3 secs

    In this episode we talk about what may be the most important thing in human existence: love. Our conversation is inspired by Tomas Halik's newest book.

  • Episode 106: Science Versus Faith?

    February 21st, 2017  |  32 mins 44 secs

    In this episode we look at the relationship between science and faith.

  • Episode 105: The Age of Rudeness?

    February 19th, 2017  |  28 mins 54 secs

    In this episode we talk about the role of rudeness and manners in contemporary life, inspired by a piece in the NY Times magazine.

  • Episode 104: Trump Around

    February 16th, 2017  |  30 mins 45 secs

    We were going to talk about the history and philosophy of science. Then the press conferences happened!

  • Episode 103: A New Relativism?

    February 10th, 2017  |  30 mins 8 secs

    Traditionally relativism has been something that conservatives blamed on liberals. But in a new world of alternative facts is there a new relativism on the rise? We talk about this, and Bill's frustrations after doing a google search.

  • Episode 102: American Exceptionalism

    February 6th, 2017  |  32 mins 13 secs

    In this episode we discuss the concept of American Exceptionalism, in addition to rehashing Bill's recent chastisement by a Facebook Group administrator.

  • Episode 101: Natural Law

    February 4th, 2017  |  36 mins 56 secs

    The most recent Supreme Court Nominee is Neil Gorsuch. Mr. Gorsuch is a respected legal scholar and intellectual whose work has focused on, among other things, natural law. He wrote a monograph on the topic which served as his doctoral thesis at Oxford. We talk a little about natural law and its role in public life.

  • Episode 100: More On The Truth

    January 27th, 2017  |  35 mins 34 secs

    In this episode we continue thinking about the nature of truth in a world of alternative facts.

  • Episode 99: Truth and Bull@#!$

    January 23rd, 2017  |  30 mins 41 secs

    In this episode we continue to reflect on the nature of truth, specifically the relationship between truth, lies and bull@#!$. We reference the following pieces in the podcast: Harry Frankfurt’s On Bull@#!$ and On Truth. We also discuss C.J.

  • Episode 98: The Myth Of Objectivity?

    January 18th, 2017  |  35 mins 24 secs

    In this episode we talk about a recent NY Times exchange about objectivity in a post-fact world. You can find the piece here.

  • Episode 97: Conversation and Criticism

    January 10th, 2017  |  29 mins 36 secs

    We talk about conversation and criticism and the importance in our culture, inspired by Richard Rohr and A.O. Scott.