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Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

Release Date: 07/04/2018

Episode 49 – God and the Speechless at Yale with Avi Woolf show art Episode 49 – God and the Speechless at Yale with Avi Woolf

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

Ever since William F. Buckley wrote his landmark book “God and Man at Yale” in the 1950s, conservatives have had a deep love/hate relationship with higher education.  That relationship has only soured in recent decades with some prominent conservative thinkers—such as the recently deceased sir Roger Scruton—suggesting it may even be time for conservatives to work to “get rid of universities altogether.” But unlike Buckley’s generation, conservative groups today have emerged and even thrived on college campuses across the nation.  Many of these groups have successfully...

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Episode 48 - The Problem with Populism show art Episode 48 - The Problem with Populism

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

Much has been said of the rise of populism on the Right today.  But what is populism?  Is it a coherent ideology with discernable objectives and ideas or a reactionary movement against an entrenched government and The Establishment?   Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis parses through the meaning of populism, how it’s applied to politics, what it gets right, what it gets wrong, and how populism can disguise itself as other more rigorous worldviews, not the least of which is conservatism itself.  While a certain dosage of populism is important in a free society, there are...

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Episode 47 - Wonkish Optimism with Andy Smarick show art Episode 47 - Wonkish Optimism with Andy Smarick

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

As Republicans look ahead to the end of the Trump presidency (whether that’s a year away or five years out) many are beginning to ask, “what does a post-Trump GOP look like?”   For conservatives who have spent the past three years as outcasts from a party increasingly given to populist nationalism, the prospects are both exciting and worrying.  Will things ‘go back to normal’?  Will the Republican party once again be the home of conservatism?  Or has Trump permanently changed things?  And, if so, how much has changed?   Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis...

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Episode 46 - Should Presidents be our Role Models? show art Episode 46 - Should Presidents be our Role Models?

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis and frequent guest Bob Burch delve into questions about looking to our political leaders as role models and the tension between morality and ability when choosing who should govern us.  This discussion was prompted by a listener’s email:   Hi there,   I'm a new follower and listener to your podcast, but I like that after each episode you ask for people to contact you with thoughts or ideas. Since Trump has been in office I keep hearing about how horrible of a person he is a sexist, womanizer, racist, and the list goes on and on. I...

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Episode 45 - America's Greatest (and Worst) Presidents - Part 3 show art Episode 45 - America's Greatest (and Worst) Presidents - Part 3

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

Who were America’s Greatest Presidents?  Which Presidents had the most lasting impacts that shaped the country in ways that are clearly visible today?  What about those Presidents whose blunders, incompetence, or weakness left the nation worse off?   Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis is joined by frequent guest Bob Burch as they work their way through the American Presidents and dissect their legacy—whether great, terrible, or somewhere in-between.  Since this is an enormous topic it’s broken up into three episodes.  In Part 1 covered Presidents George Washington...

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Episode 44 - America's Greatest (and Worst) Presidents - Part 2 show art Episode 44 - America's Greatest (and Worst) Presidents - Part 2

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

Who were America’s Greatest Presidents?  Which Presidents had the most lasting impacts that shaped the country in ways that are clearly visible today?  What about those Presidents whose blunders, incompetence, or weakness left the nation worse off?   Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis is joined by frequent guest Bob Burch as they work their way through the American Presidents and dissect their legacy—whether great, terrible, or somewhere in-between.  Since this is an enormous topic it’s broken up into three episodes.  Part 1 covered Presidents George Washington...

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Episode 43 - America's Greatest (and Worst) Presidents - Part 1 show art Episode 43 - America's Greatest (and Worst) Presidents - Part 1

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

Who were America’s Greatest Presidents?  Which Presidents had the most lasting impacts that shaped the country in ways that are clearly visible today?  What about those Presidents whose blunders, incompetence, or weakness left the nation worse off?   Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis is joined by frequent guest Bob Burch as they work their way through the American Presidents and dissect their legacy—whether great, terrible, or somewhere in-between.  Since this is an enormous topic it’s broken up into two episodes.  Part 1 covers Presidents George Washington...

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Bonus Episode – Millennials and the GOP with Kristen Soltis Anderson show art Bonus Episode – Millennials and the GOP with Kristen Soltis Anderson

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

The incomparable Kristen Soltis Anderson joins Saving Elephants host Josh Lewis to discuss a plethora of topics from the GOP’s branding problem with young Americans, what messaging might appeal to Millennials, whether Millennials are Leftists, and the value of polling.   Kristen is a pollster, speaker, commentator, and author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up).   Kristen is co-founder of Echelon Insights, an opinion research and analytics firm that serves brands, trade associations, nonprofits, and political clients....

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Episode 42 - Media Bias with Peter Pischke show art Episode 42 - Media Bias with Peter Pischke

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

Is the media biased?  Has media bias always been a problem in the United States, or is it a more recent development?  Does the mainstream media have a Leftwing bias?  Does bias exist on the Right?  Saving Elephant’s host Josh Lewis welcomes Peter Pischke to the show to discuss all things media bias.   Peter Pischke is an aspiring journalist and host of The Happy Warrior podcast, a journalistic and intellectual Conservatarian commentary on the news of the day from a more positive perspective.   Peter earned his Master’s in journalism from South Dakota State...

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Episode 41 - Why Beauty Matters with Bryan Baise show art Episode 41 - Why Beauty Matters with Bryan Baise

Saving Elephants | Millennials defending & expressing conservative values

Does beauty matter?  Very much so!  But why does it matter?  What does beauty do for us?  For that matter, what is beauty?  Bryan Baise—Saving Elephant’s first out-of-state guest to make a repeat appearance of the podcast—joins host Josh Lewis to attempt to untangle why beauty matters.   How we think about beauty can impact how we think about nearly everything.  St. Thomas Aquinas taught that, for something to be beautiful, it must have integrity, proportionality, and brightness, clarity, and texture.  Beauty was portrayed by classical and...

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