Cultural Debris

Cultural Debris

Cultural Debris is a podcast hosted by Alan Cornett who interviews guests and explores culture in the tradition of Russell Kirk, Wendell Berry, the Inklings, the Agrarians, and the Distributists.

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July 15, 2024 15 mins

Dale Ahlquist has made the study and promotion of the works and ideas of G.K. Chesterton his life’s work. He serves as president of the Society of G.K. Chesterton.

The Everlasting Man, by G.K. Chesterton, at Word on Fire

 

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Jane Clark Scharl is an American poet, playwright, and critic.

Sonnez Les Matines, a Verse Play by J.C. Scharl

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Andrew Petiprin is co-author of a new book from Word on Fire called Popcorn With the Pope, which examines all the movies on the 1995 Vatican movie list. Did you know there was a 1995 Vatican movie list? Me, either! Andrew is a former fellow at Word on Fire, a co-founder of the Spe Salvi Institute, and host of the Ignatius Press podcast. Andrew and I discuss the new book, the mission of the Spe Salvi Institute, and whe...

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April 23, 2024 62 mins

Joel Miller of Miller’s Book Review Substack reads and reviews a prodigious number of books for this regular Substack. Joel formerly served as vice president of acquisitions for Thomas Nelson Publishers. Joel and I discuss how to find time to read, how to choose what to read, and whether we should get rid of books. And if you’re wondering if you should write a book or not, Joel has some advice for you.

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February 29, 2024 62 mins

It is another year and that must mean another appearance by my guest Holly Ordway. Holly and I discuss her most recent book, Tolkien’s Faith: A Spiritual Biography from Word on Fire. Holly and I discuss the impact of St. John Henry Newman’s Oratory on J.R.R. Tolkien, his struggles with faith after the war, and just how consciously did Tolkien seek to share his faith through his literature.

 

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January 15, 2024 13 mins

Alan Noble is associate professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University. He is the author most recently of the book On Getting Out of Bed.

 

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January 9, 2024 10 mins

Allen Mendenhall is Associate Dean and Grady Rosier Professor in the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University. He is the author of the novel A Glooming Peace This Morning from Livington Press.

 

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October 30, 2023 15 mins

Gary Gregg, Director of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville, discusses the new 100th anniversary edition of The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran and why we should read it.

 

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October 10, 2023 109 mins

Caitlin Smith Gilson is a philosopher, theologian, poet, and novelist. I originally contacted her to invite her to come on the podcast to discuss the story and movie “Babette’s Feast.” As time went on that topic expanded to a discussion of her book As It Is In Heaven as well as her poetry. We also have a bonus guest, her friend and collaborator, the artist Carol Scott. This episode is probably multiple episodes in one...

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Laird Mackintosh is a longtime Broadway actor who had the opportunity and privilege to play the Phantom himself in the final performances of the Phantom of the Opera. The Phantom closed in April after 35 years on Broadway and was Broadway’s longest running show.

Laird discusses playing the Phantom, his long association with the show, and the unpredictable life of being a Broadway actor. In addition, he a...

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My guest is Dale Ahlquist who has made the study and promotion of the works and ideas of G.K. Chesterton his life’s work. We preview the upcoming Chesterton Society Conference, the growth of the Chesterton School network, as well as the status of the campaign to have G.K. Chesterton officially declared a saint. Plus, Dale’s thoughts on traveling to Genoa on a Cultural Debris Excursion.

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Ferenc Hörcher comes to us from Budapest where he is a professor of political science and philosophy. He is the author most recently of Art and Politics in Roger Scruton’s Conservative Philosophy from Palgrave Macmillan. He is a leading scholar on the writings and thought of Roger Scruton and traditional conservatism. Ferenc and I discuss Roger Scruton’s ties to Central Europe and how it helped shape him, his growing ...

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John Herreid is editor of a new art compilation from Ignatius Press titled The Catholic Home Gallery: Eighteen Works of Art by Contemporary Catholic Artists. We discuss the dying world of good used bookstores, what makes authentic art, and how to DIY your way to beautiful art on your own walls.

 

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My guest is His Imperial and Royal Highness, His Excellency Eduard Habsburg. He is Archduke of Austria and Ambassador of Hungary to The Holy See and the Sovereign Order of Malta. He is also a member of perhaps Europe’s most famous family. Plus, he is the author of a new book from Sophia Institute Press titled The Habsburg Way: Seven Rules For Turbulent Times.

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Kathryn Wehr is editor of the new Wade Annotated Edition of The Man Born to be King by Dorothy L. Sayers, which is published by IVP. We discuss Sayers’s challenges in realizing her vision for the work, the secretary who tried to change it, and Sayers’s trinitarian understanding of the creative process as well as her friendship with C.S. Lewis. Plus, we may just have your soundtrack for Holy Week.

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Eric Twardzik is a regular in such publications as the Robb Report, WM Brown, and Drake’s online. His focus is men’s clothing and the drinks scene. We discuss classic American Ivy Style, its expressions in such places as Italy and Japan, Eric’s visit to Kentucky, and the rise of the white Negroni. Plus, Eric discusses a sheep to suit tailoring project.

 

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Holly Ordway is the first returning guest on Cultural Debris. Holly and I discuss her most recent book Tales of Faith: A Guide to Sharing the Gospel Through Literature. Holly and I discuss the value of literature, receiving vs using stories, why reading fiction can be a dangerous act, and why so much modern Christian art is so bad. Plus, we get a preview of Holly’s fascinating upcoming book.

 

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February 2, 2023 61 mins

Kevin Gutzman is Professor of History at Western Connecticut State University. He has published half a dozen books on Jefferson, Madison, and the Constitution. His latest book is The Jeffersonians.

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The Jeffersonians, by Kevin Gutzman

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January 18, 2023 89 mins

My guest is Raj Bhakta. Raj is a true practitioner of the art of cultural debris. From founding one of the first premium whiskey brands, Whistle Pig—based out of Vermont, of all places—to buying an actual college at auction, Raj is not one to limit himself.

We talk about all of those things, but especially Raj and I discuss the oldest known spirit, Armagnac, and his discovery of a great horde of Armagnac...

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January 4, 2023 65 mins

My guest is Os Guinness, long a resident of the Washington, D.C. area, Guinness was born in China and educated at Oxford. He is a prolific author, most recently of The Great Quest and Zero Hour America, both from IVP. 

In our conversation we discuss the cultural crisis in America and if a turnaround is even possible. Os also discusses his childhood in China, his time with Francis Schaeffer, a chance meet...

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