The Varsity Blues Scandal

This year it came to our knowledge that some wealthy people had spent huge amounts of money to get their children into American universities. Hot on the heels of last week’s episode about the United States’ preoccupation with higher education (particularly the liberal arts), Stephen tackles the moral and leadership [read more]

2019-09-18T13:55:49-04:00September 18th, 2019|Podcast|

Job Markets to Come

You probably know unemployment is at an all-time low in many states. But did you know that there are one million unfilled jobs in the US? In fact, there half-a-million unfilled jobs in manufacturing alone! In this episode, Stephen challenges the conventional wisdom that every high school graduate should rush [read more]

2019-09-09T14:06:11-04:00September 11th, 2019|Podcast|

Greenland? Really?

Donald Trump says he wants to buy Greenland, and the world reacts as if watching an SNL skit. Of course, there’s much more to the story than meets the eye. For Stephen, the Greenland idea captures almost all the good, bad, and ugly of the Trump administration. Learn why this [read more]

2019-09-04T12:00:57-04:00September 4th, 2019|Podcast|

The Meaning of Andrew Luck

American society is becoming a high-tech version of Rome, where life was cheap and control was maintained through “bread and circuses.” Today, for the first time ever on the podcast, Stephen tackles the topic of football, focusing specifically on the story of Andrew Luck, the famous 29-year-old quarterback for the [read more]

2019-08-28T09:11:35-04:00August 28th, 2019|Podcast|

Review: Netflix’s The Family

Stephen’s been receiving some odd phone calls lately: “Are you in the family?” Which one? Ah, Netflix’s new mini-series, The Family? In this episode, Stephen answers that question while providing some background and insights regarding The Fellowship organization, the Netflix production, and the possible motivations behind this dramatized documentary. Cue [read more]

2019-08-19T19:10:50-04:00August 21st, 2019|Podcast|

Stats Changing the World, Part 2

What demographic trends are shaping the world in which you live? In this follow up to a May 2019 episode, Stephen examines high-level global and domestic trends. Dive into this statistically rich episode, and learn about rising and falling birth rates, the white/non-white divide in political parties, and the increasing [read more]

2019-08-14T08:16:52-04:00August 14th, 2019|Podcast|

The Happy Warrior

Pain and hardship is a part of life. In fact, these things may even be the price of an exceptional life. There’s no avoiding them. Happy Warriors know that there is glory and victory on the other side. They’re made better by the struggle. Every swing of the sword and [read more]

2019-08-06T16:07:56-04:00August 7th, 2019|Podcast|

Send Them Back?

Ready for a thought experiment? Join Stephen in this episode as he imagines what he would say if he were an advisor to the GOP. Stephen addresses demographic issues (one of the most important truths of American politics today), rhetoric, Trump (the good and bad), and key points about free [read more]

2019-07-30T08:17:06-04:00July 31st, 2019|Podcast|

Is the Top 1% Evil?

In the speeches of Bernie Sanders, in the Occupy Wall Street movement, and in popular chitchat, we hear often that the top one percent of earners in our society are destroying us. Is this true? Is one percent of the country the cause of all our woes? And what do [read more]

2019-06-20T12:05:56-04:00July 24th, 2019|Podcast|

Immigration Folly

Immigration is one of the most difficult topics to discuss in the U.S. today. In this episode, Stephen addresses the serious flaws in the United States’ standard operating procedures of holding and treating illegal immigrants as American criminals under U.S. criminal law. This flawed policy results in parent/child separation with [read more]

2019-07-15T19:27:20-04:00July 17th, 2019|Podcast|