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David Gornoski

Feb 25, 2021

David Gornoski sits down with academic Leigh Fetter who discusses his journey from secular atheism to Christianity by discovering the works of Rene Girard. David and Leigh discuss a variety of topics such as the Christian undermining of ancient myths; the possibility of Orwellian totalitarianism; the Nietzschean problem...


Feb 23, 2021

David Gornoski sits down with Andrew McLuhan, director of the McLuhan Institute and grandson of Marshall McLuhan. The two discuss the overlaps between Marshall McLuhan and Rene Girard; how Marshall McLuhan rose to fame; the relation between technology and language; pandemic mask-wearing as a theatrical gesture; how changes...


Feb 20, 2021

David Gornoski sits down with Donald J. Devine, political scientist and author of The Enduring Tension. David and Dr. Devine touch on a variety of topics such as the deep political divide in America, the decline of conservative influence in media, the impact of Rene Girard's work on anthropology, Dr. Devine's experience...


Feb 13, 2021

David Gornoski is joined by University of Scranton professor Duane Armitage, author of Big Ideas for Little Philosophers. David and Duane Armitage talk about the work of Rene Girard and apply Mimetic insights to the religiosity of political correctness, the growing undifferentiation in Western society, victim narratives...


Feb 11, 2021

What did Caiaphas mean when he said, "it is better that one man die than the whole nation perish?" David Gornoski sits down with writer Michael Plaisted and, together, they attempt to tackle this question for our times. Was there any semblance of socialism during the time of Christ? And if there was how did Jesus...