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  • Robert Thomson, News Corp CEO

    27 March 2014, 11:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    Summary not specified (Playing time: 43:21)
  • Mike Lee on Politics and Conservatism

    14 March 2014, 11:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    Utah Republican senator Mike Lee joins Peter to discuss the positive reforms he has put forth since being elected in 2010. The senator's legislation caused the New York Times to refer to him as the "one-stop shop for provocative reform ideas." Senator Lee…
  • David Berlinski on Science, Philosophy, and Society

    14 February 2014, 10:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    Summary not specified (Playing time: 44:18)
  • Max Boot on guerilla warfare

    22 January 2014, 10:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    This week on Uncommon Knowledge, military historian Max Boot discusses current events in Syria, Iran, and his recent book Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to Present. Boot explains how guerrilla warfare has been, and…
  • Peter Robinson remembers Christopher Hitchens

    26 December 2013, 10:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    In this special episode of Uncommon Knowledge, host Peter Robinson remembers Christopher Hitchens, a British American author, journalist, and personal friend, through a series of excerpts from past interviews on Uncommon Knowledge. These excerpts cover…
  • George Gilder on knowledge

    6 December 2013, 10:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    Summary not specified (Playing time: 41:32)
  • David Mamet on conservatism

    21 November 2013, 10:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    This week on Uncommon Knowledge, playwright David Mamet discusses his book The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture and his conversion to conservatism. Mamet explains how, by studying Jewish and Christian texts such as the Talmud and the…
  • Archbishop Gomez on immigration

    8 November 2013, 10:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles discusses Catholicism, Mexico-US relations, and immigration, which, as a prominent issue in the United States, provokes a wide variety of opinions as to how it can best be addressed. Gomez…
  • Joel Klein on using technology to transform education

    12 October 2013, 11:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    Summary not specified (Playing time: 37:03)
  • Peter Thiel and Andy Kessler on the state of technology and innovation

    20 September 2013, 11:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    This week on Uncommon Knowledge, host Peter Robinson mediates a discussion between PayPal founder and Stanford Professor Peter Thiel and Velocity Capital Management founder and journalist Andy Kessler on the state of technology and innovation in the United…
  • Amity Shlaes on Coolidge’s life, ideas, and success in bringing about low taxes and small…

    23 August 2013, 11:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    Amity Shlaes sheds light on the life of Calvin Coolidge, the thirtieth president of the United States. The harsh conditions of Coolidge’s childhood shaped his political ideas and led to his deep understanding of life and helping people succeed, especially in…
  • Victor Davis Hanson on the type of men who become savior generals

    6 August 2013, 11:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost—From Ancient Greece to Iraq. Hanson notes that savior generals are eccentrics, iconoclasts, and visionaries who see things others do not. (Playing…
  • Author Tom Wolfe discusses his latest novel, Back to Blood

    23 July 2013, 11:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    Tom Wolfe discusses the ideas and inspirations for Back to Blood, a story of decadence and the new America. In the book, Wolfe paints a story of a decaying culture enduring constant uncertainty. Heroes are spurned and abused, and values are dissolving; yet the…
  • Crisis Management: Kissinger, McNamara, and Rice

    4 July 2013, 11:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    This week Uncommon Knowledge, brings us interview excerpts from two former secretaries of state and Hoover fellows Henry Kissinger and Condoleezza Rice, and former secretary of defense Robert McNamara. All three have influenced American foreign policy through…
  • Senator Rand Paul discusses his ideas on governing.

    14 June 2013, 11:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    Senator Rand Paul discusses his political ideas, ideals, and philosophies, noting that "we're all born with an instinct towards individualism." He gives his insights into dealing with immigration, unemployment, foreign policy, national security, taxes,…
  • Joseph Epstein and Andrew Ferguson discuss the state of liberal arts education

    30 May 2013, 11:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    Joseph Epstein and Andrew Ferguson discuss where liberal arts came from and what has happened to them. Liberal arts, they say, emerged from an ancient stream of thought, learning, and belief about what is important in life, yet liberal arts degrees are not…
  • Thomas Sowell

    16 May 2013, 11:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    Thomas Sowell discusses is newest book, Intellectuals and Race, which argues that the impact of intellectuals' ideas and crusades on the larger society, both past and present, is the ultimate concern. (Playing time: 38:27)
  • Jeb Bush

    1 May 2013, 11:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush offers his outlook on immigration into the United States and discusses the policies he believes would improve the issue. (Playing time: 47:16)
  • John O'Sullivan

    18 April 2013, 11:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    John O'Sullivan discusses the unique and memorable career of the late Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of the United Kingdom. (Playing time: 44:12)
  • John B. Taylor

    10 April 2013, 11:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    World-renowned economist and Hoover senior fellow John B. Taylor discusses the US economy: how we got here and what policies we should adopt going forward. (Playing time: 34:33)
  • Scott Walker

    27 March 2013, 11:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    Wisconsin governor Scott Walker discusses a wide range of issues facing his state, the nation, and the future of the GOP. (Playing time: 32:53)
  • Ted Cruz

    14 March 2013, 11:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    US senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) discusses his first two months in office and his vision for the Republican Party. (Playing time: 36:13)
  • Rupert Murdoch

    8 March 2013, 10:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    Rupert Murdoch discusses a wide range of topics including the future of journalism and the "new" News Corporation. (Playing time: 39:07)
  • James Buckley

    4 February 2013, 10:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    Senator James Buckley discusses the transformation of the federal government and the challenges we face after the 2012 election. (Playing time: 28:30)
  • Bernard Lewis and Norman Podhoretz

    21 January 2013, 10:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    Islam historian Bernard Lewis and Commentary editor Norman Podhoretz discuss the history and future of the Middle East. (Playing time: 56:54)
  • Rob Long and John Yoo

    8 January 2013, 10:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    Legal scholar John Yoo and Hollywood writer Rob Long strongly disagree about the future of the Republican Party. (Playing time: 41:33)
  • Mona Charen and Midge Decter

    17 December 2012, 10:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    Authors Midge Decter and Mona Charen discuss Romney’s gender gap, the impact of feminism on America, and what women really care about. (Playing time: 42:08)
  • Jonah Goldberg and John O’Sullivan

    3 December 2012, 10:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    AEI scholar and National Review Online founding editor Jonah Goldberg and National Review’s Editor At Large John O’Sullivan on the election and the GOP’s future. (Playing time: 45:10)
  • Rob Long and Harry Shearer

    19 November 2012, 10:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    Hollywood Odd Couple Rob Long and Harry Shearer discuss their unusual friendship, politics, and show business. (Playing time: 54:50)
  • Justice Antonin Scalia

    29 October 2012, 11:00 am by: Uncommon Knowledge

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia visits Uncommon Knowledge for a wide ranging interview including the living constitution, Roe v. Wade, Congress’ relationship to the court, and to discuss his new book Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts.…

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