Music is probably the most powerful art form known to man—and in this century, the most present. While people sometimes read their favorite book a number of times, people often listen to their favorite songs hundreds of times. Music has seeped into every waking moment of the 21stcentury life—it’s “background noise” from the commute to…Details
Dr. Frank McDonough is the author of the book Sophie Scholl: The Woman Who Defied Hitler. He joined Jonathon Van Maren to talk about this inspiring woman and the White Rose.
First published in the Times of Israel on September 17, 2013 (Link: http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/three-children-under-the-swastika/). I often think that it is difficult for members of Generation Y to fully grasp the reality of the Holocaust and just how recent the geographically sprawling and bloody events actually were. Living in widespread prosperity–almost unprecedented in human history–and possessing attitudes…Details
Adam Hochschild is a journalist, lecturer, and author of Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves. He joined Jonathon to discuss the history of abolitionism and what we can learn from it.
Lois Lowry is the author of dozens of children’s books, including the award-winning Number the Stars as well as The Giver, which was recently made into a film. She joined Jonathon to discuss her book The Giver, how to create great literature, and how literature can impact culture.
The embarrassing political troubles of the unfortunately but aptly named former Congressman Anthony Weiner has catapulted the term “sexting” into cultural consciousness once again, prompting a sudden discussion on what, exactly, “sexting” is—and whether we should be worried about it. Dr. Keith Ablow, FOX News’ psychiatry expert, weighed in with a column entitled “What Weiner’s sexting scandal…Details
Ted Byfield’s career is as varied as it is impressive. He ran The Alberta Report, The BC Report, and The Western Standard, as well as writing books such as The Book of Ted: Epistles of an Unrepentant Redneck and editing The Christian History Project. He’s often credited with pioneering the Reform Party, and coined the…Details
Leon Leyson was the youngest surviving Jew from Oskar Schindler’s famous list. In this interview shortly before he passed away, he recalls what it was like in Europe during the Holocaust, what it was like to work in Schindler’s factory—and what it was like to know the man himself.
“There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation,” a tousled, sweaty-looking Pierre Trudeau told a clump of reporters outside the House of Commons in 1967. It was, history now tells us, an iconic moment. Trudeau’s phrase rapidly became a slogan: “The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation”—which,…Details
The recent suicide of 15-year old BC girl Amanda Todd has provoked an enormous response from the Canadian public—and brought to the surface an amount of internet hatred and cruelty that some seem to be noticing for the first time. Memes of an innocent-looking Amanda with titles joking about her drinking bleach have shocked people…Details