Podcasts

February 23, 2024

2023: A Year in Ideas

In this special "minisode," JWI Deputy Director Garrett Snedeker and Programs Director Daniel Osborne sit down to talk a bit about the ideas and debates that came to characterize 2023. They discuss Mere Natural Law, Originalism, Historicism, and Courage.
February 16, 2024

The State of the Pro-Life Movement in America: Catherine Glenn Foster '16

Catherine Glenn Foster (James Wilson Fellowship Alumna '16) joins Anchoring Truths Podcast host Garrett Snedeker to discuss the state of the pro-life movement in America.
November 9, 2023

Justice Barrett & Rejecting Judicial Supremacy with Prof. Kevin Walsh

Join the Anchoring Truths Podcast team and Professor Kevin C. Walsh from Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law for a discussion over Prof. Walsh's fascinating talk with Justice Amy Coney Barrett. We trace the intellectual origins of judicial supremacy from Lincoln's time to the years of the Warren Court to our current political moment and discuss the proper role of the Supreme Court to distill what the law means today.
October 27, 2023

Pushing Roe v. Wade Over the Brink with Clarke Forsythe

Clark Forsythe, Senior Counsel at Americans United for Life, joins Garrett Snedeker for a discussion of his new book on the history of the fall of Roe v. Wade and the rise of the pro-life movement.
May 19, 2023

Restoring the Lincolnian Vision: Rep. Keith Rothfus

Congressman Keith Rothfus joins the AT Podcast for a discussion of the Lincolnian approach to statesmanship and governance, particularly as applies to the issue of abortion, and why it needs to be restored in our political and legal discourse. We also chat about his terms in Congress and what reforms he advocates for a better functioning U.S. House.
May 18, 2023

Hadley Arkes on "Mere Natural Law", Abortion, and the Logic of Law and Morals- ISI's Conservative Conversations Podcast

Professor Hadley Arkes sits down with the hosts of ISI's Conservative Conversations Podcast to discuss his new book "Mere Natural Law", the mission of JWI, and the place of Natural Law in the conservative legal movement.
May 5, 2023

A Crisis of Messaging: The Pro-Life Movement at the Federal Level with Jon Schweppe and Garrett Snedeker

Jon Schweppe of the American Principles Project and Garrett Snedeker sit down to discuss the confusion in the pro-life movement among conservative politicians, particularly at the Federal level.
April 21, 2023

Who Will Tame the Bots? Regulating Artificial Intelligence with Adam Thierer

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have reentered our public discourse due to some fascinating new applications, yet AI’s role in these areas has also made many question the moral place of AI and its implications on our culture beyond these applications. We’ll be discussing these topics and more with one of the foremost experts on AI and tech regulation, Adam Thierer.
March 31, 2023

The New College: "A Hillsdale of the South"with Mark Bauerlein

Garrett Snedeker sits down with Mark Bauerlein to discuss The New College of Florida, the importance of new alternative educational institutions, and what these kinds of long-term strategies mean for the conservative movement.
March 10, 2023

Chevron Deference, Conservatism's Pivot, and Scalia's Mantle

Garrett Snedeker and Prof. Jesse Merriam sit down with Daniel Osborne to discuss their reviews of Prof. Thomas Merrill's recent book, The Chevron Doctrine: Its Rise and Fall and the Future of the Administrative State. They demonstrate the pivot in the Conservative Legal Movement that once promoted Chevron Deference among judges and now openly opposes the decision as a mistake, diving into some of the reasons behind this shift over the past decade.
August 15, 2022

"Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing" with Ryan Anderson

Garrett Snedeker and JWI Intern Sarah Merly sit down with Ryan Anderson, President of EPPC and JWI Fellowship Faculty member, to discuss how Abortion has impacted our culture and political discourse. They analyze how the Dobbs decision may play out in the years ahead. 
July 29, 2022

The Future of Abortion Law — Hadley Arkes on The Daily Signal Podcast

In "The Future of Abortion Law," James Wilson Institute Founder and Director Hadley Arkes joins Richard Reinsch on The Daily Signal Podcast to discuss abortion jurisprudence.
July 29, 2022

"Classified: The Untold Story of Racial Classification in America" with Professor David Bernstein

Professor David Bernstein discusses his newest book, Classified: The Untold Story of Racial Classification in America and explains the problems with classifying race and ethnicity using imprecise, government-mandated categories.
July 15, 2022

"Why I Stand" with NBA Star Jonathan Isaac

Jonathan Isaac discusses Why I Stand and explains how his Christian faith gave him courage during the Black Lives Matter movement.
July 14, 2022

Did The Dobbs Decision Go Far Enough? — The Federalist Radio Hour

James Wilson Institute Founder and Director Hadley Arkes joins Emily Jashinsky on The Federalist Radio Hour to explain why the Dobbs opinion did not go far enough.
June 28, 2022

Hadley P. Arkes & Why The Supreme Court Got It Right - The Ben Domenech Podcast

Ben and Professor Arkes break down the intricacies of where there is disagreement amongst Republicans and within the pro-life movement, as well as what individual states may do now that abortion is no longer a constitutionally guaranteed right.
June 21, 2022

"Building on the Right" with Andrew Kloster, Lawyer and Non-Profit Strategist

Andrew Kloster, lawyer and non-profit strategist, joins the Anchoring Truths podcast to discuss building on the Right.
June 9, 2022

"What Comes After the Religious Right?" with Nate Hochman, New York Times Essay Feature

In this episode, Garrett Snedeker joins talented young journalist Nate Hochman to discuss his recent article, "What Comes After the Religious Right?" This article was featured as the lead essay for the New York Times' Sunday Section in early June of 2022 and is applauded for its detailed descriptions on the debate on the future of conservatism and the Republican party.
May 27, 2022

“Moral Truth & Constitutional Conservatism” with Prof. Gerry Bradley, JWI Trustee & Senior Scholar: Part II

In this special edition of the Anchoring Truths Podcast, Prof. Gerry Bradley, JWI Senior Scholar and Trustee, delivers a powerful account of the incoherence of a jurisprudence that avoids moral reasoning.
May 6, 2022

"M. Stanton Evans: Conservative Wit, Apostle of Freedom" with Author Steve Hayward

Author Steve Hayward joins Deputy Director Garrett Snedeker and JWI Intern Emeline McClellan to discuss his recent book, "Stan Evans: Conservative Wit, Apostle of Freedom."
April 22, 2022

"Building on the Right" with Matthew Peterson, President of New Founding

In this episode, Garrett Snedeker joins Matt Peterson, President of New Founding and founder of The American Mind, to discuss the reception of "A Better Originalism," statesmanship in American politics, and the need for new institutions.
March 18, 2022

"12 Angry Men & Natural Law" with Film Expert Onalee McGraw

Garrett Snedeker and film expert Onalee McGraw discuss the classic legal drama "12 Angry Men."
March 3, 2022

Podcast at First Things: Hadley Arkes and R. R. Reno discuss "On Overruling Roe"

Prof. Arkes discusses "On Overruling Roe" with First Things editor R.R. Reno.
October 29, 2021

Podcast: Profs. David Forte and Adam White on Fetal Heartbeat Bills

Profs. David Forte and Adam White analyze Fetal Heartbeat Bills, their history, and their efficacy.
October 22, 2021

Podcast: Judge Robert Conrad on Fisher and More

Judge Robert Conrad discusses his new book about the faith and integrity that carried two men through a time of social chaos.
August 27, 2021

PODCAST: An Inside Look at JWI

JWI Interns share on their experience working with the Institute

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