June, 25

A pretty good Tolkien movie; Public truths in the Gospel

On this episode, Bradley J. Birzer,  joins the podcast to talk about the movie Tolkien, explaining what the film got right about the life of British author J.R.R. Tolkien and what the film missed.


Afterwards, Bruce Ashford, talks about his new book, “The Gospel of our King”.

June, 17

Understanding the equality act; why Sweden is no Utopia

On this episode, we first cover the Equality Act, a bill recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.


Keisha Russell joins the podcast to break down the basics of the bill and explain how the bill would threaten religious liberty.


Afterwards, Charlie Weimers joins the podcast to discuss “Sweden’s Dark Soul: The Unravelling of a Utopia”.

June, 10

Religion and Ideology in Indian Society

What is the role of religion in Indian society?

What is conservatism like in India?


Suyash Rai joins Amit Varma for a wide-ranging free-wheeling chat on these subjects.

June, 09

Should we be afraid of populism?

We explore the phenomena of populism and consider arguments for why we should, or should not, be concerned about it.


Political analysis today can be shouty and superficial, with people shaming and stereotyping those with disagree with them.


We defiantly take a different approach. Our podcast brings together people with different views to engage in respectful, thoughtful and detailed discussion on major political and cultural issues.

June, 09

The global exchange: the forgotten people of Myanmar

This episode features CGAI Fellow Sarah Goldfeder in conversation with The Hon. Bob Rae on the plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, as well as the plight of forgotten peoples around the world.

June, 09

Millennials & municipalities

Host Michael Hainsworth sits down with Institute President and CEO, Bill Robson, to discuss the fiscal future of millennials and their children.


Next, Bill takes us through recent Institute rankings of municipal budgets for transparency and accuracy.


Finally, we take a sneak peek at the Institute’s upcoming federal shadow budget.

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