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Episode 58 – Brooke Medina, Quarantina

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

Release Date: 05/05/2020

109 – The Right with Matthew Continetti show art 109 – The Right with Matthew Continetti

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

Esteemed AEI scholar Matthew Continetti returns to the podcast for a woefully brief overview of his latest book,   From the book’s description:   When most people think of the history of modern conservatism, they think of Ronald Reagan.  Yet this narrow view leaves many to question: How did Donald Trump win the presidency?  And what is the future of the Republican Party?   In The Right, Matthew Continetti gives a sweeping account of movement conservatism’s evolution, from the Progressive Era through the present.  He tells the story of how conservatism...

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108 – Following Up with Bo Winegard show art 108 – Following Up with Bo Winegard

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

Bo Winegard returns to the show to talk about controversies surrounding the science of human variation, his experience with cancel culture, and the growing problems of cognitive distribution.  It’s another in-the-weeds wonkfest of alarmingly nerdish proportions.   About Bo Winegard   Bo Winegard obtained his PhD in social psychology from Florida State University, under the tutelage of Roy Baumeister. Formerly a professor at a small college in the Midwest, Bo is now an independent scholar interested in human evolution, human variation, the rise of political order, and political...

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107 – Right to Work with Christopher Chesny show art 107 – Right to Work with Christopher Chesny

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

As more and more working-class Americans join the Republican party some voices on the Right are advocating the GOP become the worker’s party—a role that has traditionally been held by various movements and parties of the Left.  Is there any merit to this idea?  What is the history of labor relations and the Right and Left in the United States?  How have labor unions and right to work laws evolved over the past century?  Do national candidates like JD Vance or Ron DeSantis have what it takes to capitalize on the surge of working-class voters on the Right?  Joining...

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106 – Reappraising Herbert Hoover with George Nash show art 106 – Reappraising Herbert Hoover with George Nash

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

Historian George Nash returns to the show to discuss the life and legacy of Herbert Hoover.   Few American presidents are as decried by voices on both the Left and Right as Herbert Hoover.  His name has become synonymous with economic suffering and callous Federal response.  But Dr. Nash contends that the popular narrative linking Hoover to the catastrophes of the Great Depression do a great injustice to the actual historical account and reduce one of America’s most remarkable men to that of a callous buffoon.  Hoover, in Dr. Nash’s telling, was responsible for saving...

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105 – AllSides with Julie Mastrine show art 105 – AllSides with Julie Mastrine

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

Julie Mastrine of joins Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis in a freewheeling conversation about the media.  Conservatives love to complain of the liberal media bias, but are their complaints founded or over exaggerated?  Do “both sides” have a bias problem?  How do they differ and how are they similar?  Are there times when bias is acceptable and even welcome?  Is bias the same as inaccuracy or dishonesty?  How might you identify media bias and what can we do about it?   About Julie Mastrine Julie Mastrine is a writer and online marketing professional who...

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104 – Armchair Burkeans with Bo Winegard show art 104 – Armchair Burkeans with Bo Winegard

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

Josh engages in a Cannonball Run conversation with Bo Winegard across a wide variety of subjects from how Bo found himself migrating from the political Left to the Right, whether Edmund Burke believed in natural rights, how one might approach Burke from both a religious and secular angle, the curious tendency of the academic Left to erect strawman versions of conservatism, the limitations of Thomas Sowell’s constrained vs. unconstrained visions paradigm, how the GOP might chart a course between throwback Reaganism and MAGA Trumpism, and whether religion is necessary to sustain ordered...

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103 – Creative Impostors with Andrea Klunder and David Blatt show art 103 – Creative Impostors with Andrea Klunder and David Blatt

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

In this re-podcast episode Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis joins his committed liberal friend David Blatt on Andrea Klunder’s show to discuss the differences between the Right and the Left, why we’re so polarized, and how civil dialogue might be restored.   About Andrea Klunder Andrea Klunder is the Creative Director, Media Strategist and Podcast Producer behind .  Andrea works with organizations, companies, and leaders who want to use audio content to tell stories, create movements, and change culture.  She calls upon her myriad experiences as a singer, actor, director,...

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102 – More Talking Less Killing with Corey Nathan show art 102 – More Talking Less Killing with Corey Nathan

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

The British theologian and philosopher G. K. Chesterton observed that “religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discuss religion.  In practice it means that hardly anybody is allowed to mention it.”  When we talk openly about political or religious matters, we risk endangering relationships.  Yet politics and religion are immensely important topics that ought not to be ignored for the sake of avoiding awkward conversations.  Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis is joined by Corey Nathan as they discuss how we might talk politics and religion...

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101 – Voting Vexations show art 101 – Voting Vexations

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

How secure and reliable are elections in the United States?   The Left and Right are both replete with voices warning of the dire consequences of the “other side” getting their way.  And nowhere is this more evident than with concerns about the legitimacy of elections.  Whether it’s the Right’s concerns with voter fraud and election theft or the Left’s apprehensions about voter suppression and disenfranchisement, Americans are growing increasingly concerned that their votes don’t, or won’t, or eventually will not count.   What’s more, the leaders of each...

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100 – The Genius of Thomas Sowell with Alan Wolan show art 100 – The Genius of Thomas Sowell with Alan Wolan

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

Saving Elephants officially hits 100 episodes!  Host Josh Lewis is joined by Alan Wolan to discuss their mutual admiration for the writings and ideas of Thomas Sowell.   Thomas Sowell, along with Edmund Burke, Russell Kirk, and William F. Buckley, comprise the Mt. Rushmore of thinkers who best exemplify the conservatism espoused by Saving Elephants.  Sowell is an American economist, social theorist, and researcher whose nine decades of life and forty-five books covering topics as far reaching as social policy on race, ethnic groups, education, and decision-making, to classical...

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What is the real purpose of getting an education?  And what benefits does a proper education bring to the individual and to society at large?  What became of the radically conservative cult(ure) of ATI, Bill Gothard, I Kissed Dating Goodbye courtships, and denim-skirt-wearing coalitions of Christian home schoolers of the 80s and 90s?  Does homeschooling have its cultish elements today, or are conservative homeschoolers more…conservative?  Aren’t all students just homeschoolers now that COVID-19 has us social distancing from educational facilities?

 

Saving Elephants host and former homeschooler Josh Lewis is joined by perennial educator and fellow former homeschooler Brooke Medina to answer these questions and many more.

 

Brooke Medina is a homeschool mother of four and the Director of Communications at Civitas Institute where she manages Civitas’ outward facing platforms, oversees messaging strategy, and handles all press relationships.  The North Carolina based Civitas Instituted is a nonprofit policy organization dedicated to removing barriers to freedom so that all North Carolinians can enjoy a better life.  Brooke also co-hosts Civitas’ podcast Civitalk, which focuses on drawing connections between civics and culture.

 

Brooke is a graduate of Regent University, holding a B.A. in Government and a minor in English.  She has also completed several programs with the Charles Koch Institute, including the Koch Leaders Program and Koch Communications Fellowship, focusing on the philosophical underpinnings of market-based management and classical liberalism.  She also sits on the board of directors for ReCity Network, a Durham-based non-profit committed to empowering civil society in combating poverty-related problems.  Brooke’s writings have been published in outlets such as The Hill, Entrepreneur, Washington Examiner, Daily Signal, FEE, and Intellectual Takeout.

 

But most importantly, Brooke’s hot takes, insights, and shenanigans on social media are worth following so be sure and check her out on Twitter @Brooke_Medina_