The Lamplighters

The Lamplighters

The podcast of The Lamp magazine, hosted by Matthew Walther and Nic Rowan.


May 7, 2024 41 mins

Timothy Nerozzi joins our hosts to discuss his recent piece for the website and to interview its subject, the recently laicized AI priest, Father Justin.

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Timothy P. Carney of the Washington Examiner joins our hosts to discuss his new book, Family Unfriendly: How Our Culture Made Raising Kids Much Harder Than It Needs to Be, and to debate "The Travel Team Trap" with Nick Cotta, a father of eight children, two of whom play travel sports.

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April 5, 2024 54 mins

Stanley Fish joins our hosts to discuss "Impossible Things," his recent essay for the magazine, in which he catologues the latest attempts in a perennial project to clean up human behavior, from blind submission to critical legal studies to artificial intelligence. Professor Fish is the presidential scholar in residence at New College, Florida, and the author of many books, most recently, Law at the Movies: Turning Legal Doctrine i...

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March 1, 2024 41 mins

Urban Hannon joins our hosts to discuss Lenten practices, as well as his new book, Thomistic Mystagogy: St. Thomas Aquinas's Commentaries on the Mass.

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February 2, 2024 54 mins

Megan McArdle of the Washington Post joins our hosts to discuss immigration and what it means to be American.

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November 22, 2023 56 mins

Amanda Piccirillo of the Josias podcast and Lydia Sherwood join our hosts to discuss memories (and false memories) of the Church of our youth.

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November 16, 2023 45 mins

Stephen White, executive director of the Catholic Project, joins our hosts to discuss his organization's recent report examining generational differences among the men who are ordained to the priesthood.

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October 19, 2023 41 mins

Father Joseph Koczera, S.J., a professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and Andrew Petiprin, a columnist for Catholic World Report and host of the Ignatius Press podcast, join the Lamplighters to discuss the legacy of The Excorcist.

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September 26, 2023 47 mins

Shawn Phillip Cooper joins the Lamplighters to discuss King Arthur, Thomas Malory, and the Sword in the Stone.

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July 13, 2023 46 mins

Michael Hanby joins the Lamplighters to discuss his essay in the Trinity 2023 issue of the magazine. 

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June 19, 2023 44 mins

Jaspreet Singh Boparai joins our hosts to discuss art criticism and an exhibition of Picasso's works at the Brooklyn Museum.

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May 29, 2023 40 mins

Jake Neu joins the Lamplighters to discuss how parents with young children participate at Mass.

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April 27, 2023 78 mins

Tom Shakely of Americans United for Life and Megan McArdle of the Washington Post join our editor to discuss family policy after the fall of Roe v. Wade in a panel hosted with the Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America. A video recording of the event is available here

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April 20, 2023 28 mins

Eduard Habsburg-Lothringen joins our hosts to discuss his family and his new book, The Habsburg Way: 7 Rules for Turbulent Times, which can be purchased here.

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March 28, 2023 38 mins

Marlo Slayback and Chris McCaffery join our hosts to discuss Easter feasts.

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March 14, 2023 53 mins

Timothy Nerozzi and Jeremy Christiansen join our hosts to discuss fasting, abstinence, and other Lenten practices.   

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February 27, 2023 42 mins

Steven Knepper and Timothy McLeod join our hosts to discuss cycling and mentorship. Subscribers can read Steven's recent piece on the subject here.

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February 15, 2023 37 mins

Father Jon Tveit joins our hosts to discuss Pope Benedict XVI's life and legacy. The Lamp's latest issue, which commemorates Joseph Ratzinger, is available for sale here or through a subscription.

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January 16, 2023 45 mins

Ryan T. Anderson and Anna Anderson join the Lamplighters to discuss farming and raising children around animals. Subscribers can read Ryan's recent essay on the subject here.

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December 14, 2022 51 mins

Ross Douthat, columist at the New York Times, and Minoo Dinshaw, author of Outlandish Knight: the Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman, join our hosts to discuss the new Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones television shows. Minoo reviewed both in our Christ the King issue, which is available along with the rest of the magazine at a discounted rate through the end of the year.

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