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Optics and ‘Natural Magic’ in the Renaissance

Most people know the story of Galileo and the telescope, but his marvelous new instrument was only one of many optical oddities and inventions that delighted and puzzled the...

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Religion and Philosophy

Arthur Brooks on Loving Your Enemies

In this episode, we sit down with Arthur Brooks, the former president of the American Enterprise Institute and the author of “Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save...

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Art and History

On American Jesuits, Catholicism, and Higher Education

John McGreevy is the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at Notre Dame and served as dean of the University’s College of Arts and Letters from 2008–2018. Specializing in...

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Religion and Philosophy

Healing Racism Through Faith

Preserving hope in the face of racism has been both challenging and elusive for Native Americans due to historical trauma from government policies of genocide, annihilation,...

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Health and Society

A Sisterhood of Sorts

When the University of Notre Dame went coed in 1972, it did so on the crest of a wave that seemed poised to change everything for American women. The Equal Rights Amendment had...

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Art and History

The Days the Music Lived

On a Saturday afternoon in late April, the only sound in the grassy bowl behind the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, New York, is the occasional passing car. Sometimes...

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Religion and Philosophy

Break the Line

Norman C. Francis, who would one day become the beloved, influential president of Xavier University of Louisiana, arrived as a freshman at this historically black and Catholic...

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Art and History

The May Rundown with Guest Dr. Dan Graff

Ted and Ricky are joined by Professor Dan Graff of the Higgins Labor Program to run through the May schedule. Even with the truncated month, it’s a hopping month with multiple...

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The Option for the Poor and Christian Theology

Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P., professor emertus of theology at the University of Notre Dame, is well known as the one of the foundational thinkers of liberation theology. In this...

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Global Affairs

Venezuelan Politics and Irish Dance

As the situation deteriorates in Venezuela, we chat with Latin American expert Michael Coppedge of the Keough School of Global Affairs, who explains how we got here, and what to...

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History Professor Fr. Bill Miscamble, C.S.C. on Father Hesburgh and His Legacy

Father Wilson Miscamble, C.S.C. is a professor of history at Notre Dame. He is a longtime friend of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, speaking at several of our Fall...

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On Science Podcasting and What Didn’t Happen to the Dinosaurs

With apologies to Jack Kerouac, this is the first of two “on the road” episodes we recorded in Brooklyn, New York, while attending On Air Fest 2019. It features two of our...

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