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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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Religion and Philosophy

Tidings from the Other Side

I am the keeper of a family memory. Its details are blurry and its edges curled, but I hold it close, like a pocketworn heirloom photograph. My grandmother is 6. She is playing on...

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Science and Technology

Ghost Tracks

As a kid growing up in northern Illinois, I wasn’t the sort who was overly concerned with supernatural phenomena. My imagination ran more along the lines of Casper the Friendly...

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Art and History

Mob Bombs Rockne Plane

Knute Rockne needed a plane ticket to fly to Los Angeles. Since leading his Fighting Irish to their third undefeated and untied national championship season in his 13 years as...

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Art and History

On Evolution and Defining Creativity

Agustín Fuentes is the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Professor of Anthropology and chair of the Department of Anthropology at Notre Dame. He has published more than 150...

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Science and Technology

The Naturalist

The Rev. Julius A. Nieuwland, CSC, didn’t know how to drive. But in December 1925, he needed to travel far from home to the first national symposium on organic chemistry. He had...

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Health and Society

Euthanasia of Patients with Non-Terminal Mental Disorders

Full title of the talk: “Physician Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia of Patients with Non-Terminal Mental Disorders: An Emerging Ethical Crisis.” The speaker Dr. Mark S. Komrad,...

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Religion and Philosophy

St. Nicholas: Miracle Worker and Gift Giver

Gabriel Radle, Visiting Assistant Professor in Theology at the University of Notre Dame, presents on the life and cult of St. Nicholas of Myra. This lecture is the seventh of...

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Religion and Philosophy

A Heart for Muslims: Blessed Charles de Foucauld

Gabriel Reynolds, Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, presents on Bl. Charles de Foucauld. This lecture is the sixth of seven lectures in the 2018 Saturdays...

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Religion and Philosophy

Beyond the Soul and Barbed Wire: The Continuing Legacy of Solzhenitsyn

With Ralph Wood (Baylor University) on “The Uniquely Orthodox Character of Solzhenitsyn’s Literary Imagination,” David Deavel (St. Thomas University) on “Life, Liberty,...

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Religion and Philosophy

Belief in the Modern World

This session features Wilfred McClay (University of Oklahoma) on “Guilt in the Immanent Frame,” and John Waters on “The Importance of Not Being God: A Higher Power Is...

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Religion and Philosophy

Stability, Conversion, and Obedience

This talk features Christopher Fisher (Portsmouth Abbey) on “A True ’Benedict Option’: The 10th Century English Benedictine Reform and the Poetic Kingdom of Edgar the...

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