Info

American Conservative University Podcast

All free!! All educational. All entertaining. All professionally recorded. No empty rhetoric here. Just entertaining learning. Choose from many different topics from the best talent around the world. Join us for author interviews, new conservative books, audio book excerpts, debating Leftists, lectures, humor, documentaries and much more. Earn your American Conservative Masters Degree Just listen at the feet of some of the worlds greatest Conservative thinkers. If you like our podcast please submit a high rating and comments on Itunes. Don't let the Lefties drag down our rating.
RSS Feed Subscribe in iTunes Android App iOS App
2017
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2014
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2013
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2012
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2011
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2010
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2009
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2008
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2007
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2006
December
September
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: August, 2013
Aug 30, 2013

Show 1025 How would God vote. Michael Medved talks to author David Klinghoffer.  37 minutes 8.5MB

Originally broadcast July 2008 as ACU Show 242. We have rebroadcasted it here. Please check all of our past shows for many great subjects. 

From How Would God Vote?

"The Bible commands a style of politics that in the American context could only be described as deeply conservative. Is, then, the politics of God theocratic?
"A strong case could be made for theocracy, American-style, if the word were defined not in the conventional way but according to its root meaning. Democracy signifies the rule of the demos, the people. Strictly speaking, theocracy means the rule not of churches or priests but of theos, God. It won't do to deny that many conservatives, even while unambiguously affirming the traditional American separation of church and state, would add more theos to the democratic mix than is currently the case. I choose not to call myself a theocrat because I know how eager liberal secularists would be to twist the word against me. Dishonestly they would make it appear that I wish to impose a literal biblical theocracy, that I would dumbly imitate word for word the political structure of king, priesthood, and religious high court that existed in biblical antiquity.
"Yet, in a subtler sense, are we not all theocrats now?”

This startlingly original investigation into the controversies dividing America provides a clear and convincing affirmation of the relevance of the Bible to contemporary politics.

With liberals and conservatives alike claiming the authority of the Bible as support for their views on social and moral issues, the need to understand what the Bible actually says has never been more pressing. In How Would God Vote?, journalist and scholar David Klinghoffer illuminates the worldview set forth in the Scriptures and argues that, with some exceptions, the God of the Bible would overwhelmingly support traditionally conservative principles and policies.
Klinghoffer considers the ethical and moral heart of contemporary political debates—questions like immigration, gay marriage, abortion, care for the poor, war and peace, censorship, privacy, the place of religion in schools and the community, and much more. There is a pattern here. It"s for a very good reason that conservatives line up as they do, predictably, on a range of issue; as do liberals. The two competing political philosophies derive from radically different ways of looking at the world: one in consonance with the Bible, the other very much not.
Klinghoffer, however, is no stereotypical Republican. Controversially, he argues that the Bible would have us emphasize domestic policy, the classic pre-9/11 culture war issues, over a hyped-up “World War IV” against “Islamofascism.” The Bible has a foreign policy, he shows, and it is not neoconservative. He demonstrates support in the Scriptures for a welcoming attitude toward immigrants, for gun control, and for affirmative action.
The Bible, Klinghoffer shows, is no mere list of dos and don'ts but a fully coherent and practically relevant portrait of moral reality, compelling and deep enough to guide not only our private but our public lives. Even if we as individuals fail its private tests, that"s no reason to reject its public lessons.
To anyone who takes God seriously, every election poses a radical question: Will we vote with Him, or against Him? The Bible is an unapologetically political book, Klinghoffer explains, and an extremely conservative one. Some political views offend God, and those views are mostly liberal. In short, the Bible commands you to be a conservative.
Stimulating and provocative, How Would God Vote? is an important contribution to pre-election debates and to setting the path the nation will follow in the future under a new president.

For all of Michael Medveds shows go to https://www.michaelmedved.com/site to listen live for free or $4.95 per month to download all of his podcasts.-

 

To download this show, right click the direct download file below and select "Save target as..." and save the file on your computer. Mac users should hold down the control key when clicking to get the "Save as..." option.

Aug 28, 2013

Show 1024  The Upside Down Moral World of the Left - Dennis Prager

 

PBS Interviews Dennis Prager at LA book fair USC regarding his new book "Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph" Apr 21, 2013

 

To watch the video of this interview visit:

http://youtu.be/oglXa0jG6OQ

For commercial free archived shows

visit Pragertopia https://pragertopia.com/member/signup.php

 Cost is $6.95 per month. If you can pay for only one podcast, this is the one we recommend. It is the best conservative radio show out there, period.

You can listen to Dennis from 9 a.m. to Noon (Pacific) Monday thru Friday, live on the Internet  http://www.dennisprager.com/pages/listen

 Look up American Conservative University on Itunes.

If you have enjoyed this show please forward it on to your friends and contacts.

Aug 26, 2013

Show 1023 A Night At the Palladium: Dennis Prager - Happiness is Not a Feeling: It's a Moral Obligation

 

To watch the video visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRjKnLIJXKw

 

The Applied Ethics Institute and the 2012 Keith Goree Lecture Series presents Speaker Dennis Prager for Happiness is Not a Feeling: It's a Moral Obligation, at the Palladium Theater.

More about Dennis Prager: Host of The Dennis Prager Show, and one of America's most respected radio talk show hosts Nationally syndicated columnist and bestselling author Worldwide lecturer on a variety of topics including personal and social issues, morality and religion Has appeared on Larry King Live, Hardball, Hannity & Colmes, CBS Evening News, The Today Show and many others.

 

For commercial free archived shows

visit Pragertopia https://pragertopia.com/member/signup.php

 Cost is $6.95 per month. If you can pay for only one podcast, this is the one we recommend. It is the best conservative radio show out there, period.

You can listen to Dennis from 9 a.m. to Noon (Pacific) Monday thru Friday, live on the Internet  http://www.dennisprager.com/pages/listen

 Look up American Conservative University on Itunes.

If you have enjoyed this show please forward it on to your friends and contacts.

Aug 23, 2013

Show 1022 Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever Before by Jean M. Twenge   

 

Overview of the book-

Called “The Entitlement Generation” or Gen Y, they are storming into schools, colleges, and businesses all over the country. In this provocative new book, headline-making psychologist and social commentator Dr. Jean Twenge explores why the young people she calls “Generation Me”—those born in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s—are tolerant, confident, open-minded, and ambitious but also cynical, depressed, lonely, and anxious.

Herself a member of Generation Me, Dr. Twenge uses findings from the largest intergenerational research study ever conducted—with data from 1.3 million respondents spanning six decades—to reveal how profoundly different today’s young adults are. Here are the shocking truths about this generation, including dramatic differences in sexual behavior, as well as controversial predictions about what the future holds for them and society as a whole. Her often humorous, eyebrow-raising stories about real people vividly bring to life the hopes and dreams, disappointments, and challenges of Generation Me.

GenMe has created a profound shift in the American character, changing what it means to be an individual in today’s society. The collision of this generation’s entitled self-focus and today’s competitive marketplace will create one of the most daunting challenges of the new century. Engaging, controversial, prescriptive, funny, Generation Me will give Boomers new insight into their offspring, and help those in their teens, 20s, and 30s finally make sense of themselves and their goals and find their road to happiness.

 

For all of Michael Medveds shows go to http://www.michaelmedved.com/  to listen live for free or $4.95 per month to download all of his podcasts.

 

Look up American Conservative University on Itunes.

 

If you have enjoyed this show please forward it on to your friends and contacts.

 

 Give the gift that keeps on giving: Our ACU App for Apple or Android.  It's an inexpensive but thoughtful gift for your iOS loving friends. They will have over 900 commercial free ACU shows at their fingertips and more. Just $1.99

 

Go to your Apple or the Amazon Android store.

 

If you like our app please leave a good star rating and tell your friends

Aug 21, 2013

Show 1021 The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible

by Robert J. Hutchinson

 

This is an extended excerpt from the audio book.

Disk 1 of 7   77 minutes in length.

 

Overview of the book-

In the beginning, the Bible triggered a revolution in human thought and later established Western civilization's moral and philosophical foundation. Many people though--from authors to pundits--mock it for their own purposes and political agendas. However, the Bible remains the bestselling book of all time, believed by nearly two billion people (Christians and Jews) to be divinely inspired. In his hard-hitting new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Bible, author Robert J. Hutchinson details the facts behind the numerous truths the anti-religious secularists don't want you to know about, including:

*Recent archaeological discoveries confirm the historical accuracy of many Bible stories

*The Bible made modern science possible (which is why it started in the Middle Ages)

*Biblical laws paved the way for democracy and limited government

*The Bible promotes human freedom

*The enemies of the Bible are enemies of true reason and tolerance

In this new installment in the bestselling P.I.G. series, Hutchinson silences the secularists and atheists with historical evidence, undeniable facts, and insightful revelations--proving why the Bible is still the bestselling book of all time--and so much more.

 

Please purchase the book or download it from Audible.com. Recommended by ACU. 

Aug 19, 2013

Show 1020 Steve Forbes New Book  Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets are Moral and Big Government Isn't.

 

We have three selections on Steve Forbes' new book Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets Are Moral and Big Government Isn't by Steve Forbes, Elizabeth Ames

 

The first two are short interviews followed by a Speech by Steve Forbes at The Conservative Forum

 

Steve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media. The company's flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation's leading business magazine, with a circulation of more than 900,000. Forbes Magazine combined with international publications reach a worldwide audience of more than 5 million readers. Mr. Forbes is the author of: "Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets are Moral and Big Government Isn't", co-authored by Elizabeth Ames.

 

Elizabeth Ames is a communications executive, writer and entrepreneur. She is co-author with Steve Forbes of Freedom Manifesto and How Capitalism Will Save Us, both mentioned above.

 

Overview of the Book-

From Steve Forbes, the iconic editor in chief of Forbes Media, and Elizabeth Ames coauthors of How Capitalism Will Save Us—comes a new way  of thinking about the role of government  and the morality of free markets.

 

Americans today are at a turning point. Are we a coun­try founded on the values of freedom and limited gov­ernment, as envisioned by the founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution? Or do we want to become a European-style socialist democ­racy? What best serves the public good—freedom or Big Government?

 

In Freedom Manifesto, Forbes and Ames offer a new twist on this historic debate. Today’s bloated and bureau­cratic government, they argue, is anything but a force for compassion. Instead of assuring fairness, it promotes favoritism. Instead of furthering opportunity, it stifles economic growth. Instead of unleashing innovation and material abundance, its regulations and price controls create rigidity and scarcity. Not only are Big Govern­ment’s inefficient and ever-expanding bureaucracies ill-equipped to deliver on their promises—they are often guilty of the very greed, excess, and corruption routinely ascribed to the private sector.

 

The only way to a truly fair and moral society, the authors say, is through economic freedom—free people and free markets. Throughout history, open markets have helped the poor and everyone else by unleashing unprecedented creativity, generating wealth, and raising living standards. Promoting trust, generosity, and de­mocracy, economic freedom has been a more powerful force for individual rights, self-determination—and hu­manity—than any government bureaucracy.

 

Freedom Manifesto captures the spirit of a new movement that is questioning old ideas about the mo­rality of government and markets for the first time since the Great Depression. Going beyond the familiar explanations and sound bites, the authors provide a fully developed framework of “first principles” for a true understanding of the real moral and ethical distinctions between more and less government. This timely and provocative book shows why free markets and liberty are the only way to a better future and a fair and humane society.

Aug 16, 2013

Show 1019 Part 7 of Prager University: Get the Education You Missed in 5 minutes.

Watch the video or view the transcripts of these presentations at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq8jlJlyEDg&feature=share&list=PL53E4321555F757BC

Please watch these videos. Highly recommended by ACU!!

 

Check out Prager University at:

http://www.prageruniversity.com/home.html

or

www.PragerUniversity.org

 

On iTunes, search the iTunes store for Prager University

 

 A brief summary of what is Prager University.

Welcome to Prager University. Best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Dennis Prager, explains the founding principles behind Prager University and how, through an ever expanding curriculum of five minute courses taught by the finest faculty in the world, Prager University can give you the education you should have received. Tuition is voluntary.

 

1. Did FDR End or Extend the Great Depression?

President Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal," has long been credited with rescuing the nation from the Great Depression of the 1930's. Lee Ohanian, Professor of Economics at UCLA, challenges this conventional wisdom in a provocative examination of FDR's economic policies.

 

To watch the video or read the transcript visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7KYn5xCyCI&feature=share&list=UUZWlSUNDvCCS1hBiXV0zKcA

  

2. What Matters Most?

What's the most important thing you can have? Is it money? Is it love? Is it happiness? Or is it something else? Best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio host Dennis Prager has the answer. It may change the way you look at and, ultimately, lead your life.

 

To watch the video or read the transcript visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbDGDylmMRc&feature=share&list=UUZWlSUNDvCCS1hBiXV0zKcA

 

3. The President Who Shrank Government:

Is it possible to make government smaller? Few think so today. Few thought so almost a century ago, following WWI. But one man proved them wrong, our 30th President, Calvin Coolidge (1923 -1929). Acclaimed historian Amity Shlaes explains how Coolidge did more by doing less and why his governing style might just be the approach we need now.

 

To watch the video or read the transcript visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHj6iS8fM_s&feature=share&list=UUZWlSUNDvCCS1hBiXV0zKcA

 

4. The UN vs. Israel:

In the last few decades the United Nations has been obsessed with one country. Is it North Korea, Zimbabwe, Iran, Syria, China or some other nation with a reprehensible human rights record? Those would all be fair guesses and they would all be wrong. Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Human Rights Institute, answers this riddle and explains the upside down moral universe in which the United Nations resides.

 

To watch the video or read the transcript visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1pq8Fk5arU&feature=share&list=UUZWlSUNDvCCS1hBiXV0zKcA

  

5. How Teachers Unions Hurt Schools:

We talk endlessly about improving public schools. So what's standing in the way? Stanford Political Science Professor, Terry Moe, identifies the biggest obstacle -- teachers unions.

 

To watch the video or read the transcript visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZc9m1ca3so&feature=share&list=UUZWlSUNDvCCS1hBiXV0zKcA

 

 6. Adam Carolla - Change Your Life!:

Only one species on the planet can change itself for the better. You belong to that species. Don't waste the opportunity! Live, learn, grow.

  

7. If Good and Evil Exist, God Exists:

Is there such a thing as objective morality? If there is, does that suggest a moral law giver? Peter Kreeft, distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, takes on these critical questions and offers some challenging answers.

 

8. He Wants You

Men look at women. That's their nature. But is this fascination with the female body a threat to their spouse or the woman they are with? That's the question that best-selling author and nationally syndicated talk show host, Dennis Prager, deals with here. His answer will be a revelation to most women... and a relief to most men.

 

9. Free Market Morality:

Is the free market morally superior or inferior to other economic systems? If it's morally superior, what makes it so? If it's morally inferior, do we need greater government control of the economy? Walter Williams, renowned Professor of Economics at George Mason University, faces these questions head on and with bracing clarity.

 

To watch the video or read the transcript visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNdPrJySGdA&feature=share&list=UUZWlSUNDvCCS1hBiXV0zKcA

 

10. Capital Punishment:

Is it immoral for the state to kill convicted murderers? Is it immoral for the state not to? Best selling author Dennis Prager answers both questions in this powerful five minute presentation.

 

To watch the video or read the transcript visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXTQ8ixxG64&feature=share&list=UUZWlSUNDvCCS1hBiXV0zKcA

 

11. Do You Have Free Will?:

Do you have free will? Do you have the ability to shape your own destiny? Is there a difference between your mind and your brain? Or is free will just a convenient delusion? Are you really just a product of physical forces beyond your control? Best-selling author an acclaimed theologian Frank Pastore frames the debate the outcome of which may reshape the way you look at your life.

  

For commercial free archived Dennis Prager shows visit Pragertopia 

https://pragertopia.com/member/signup.php

Cost is $6.95 per month. If you can pay for only one podcast, this is the one we recommend. It is the best conservative radio show out there, period.

You can listen to Dennis from 9 a.m. to Noon (Pacific) Monday thru Friday, live on the Internet  http://www.dennisprager.com/pages/listen

 Look up American Conservative University on Itunes.

If you have enjoyed this show please forward it on to your friends and contacts.

For additional Prager University on our ACU podcast vist our past shows:

Part 1 of Prager University see ACU Show 531

Part 2 of Prager University see ACU Show 664

Part 3 of Prager University see ACU Show 908

Part 4 of Prager University see ACU Show 909

Part 5 of Prager University see ACU Show 910

Aug 12, 2013

Show 1018 Part 6 of Prager University: Get the Education You Missed in 5 minutes. 

 

Watch the video or view the transcripts of these presentations at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq8jlJlyEDg&feature=share&list=PL53E4321555F757BC

Please watch these videos. Highly recommended by ACU!!

 

Check out Prager University at:

http://www.prageruniversity.com/home.html

or

www.PragerUniversity.org

 

On iTunes, search the iTunes store for Prager University

 

 

 A brief summary of what is Prager University.

Welcome to Prager University. Best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Dennis Prager, explains the founding principles behind Prager University and how, through an ever expanding curriculum of five minute courses taught by the finest faculty in the world, Prager University can give you the education you should have received. Tuition is voluntary.

 

1. The American Trinity 2nd Edition

The United States is built on a foundation of three unique values. Nationally syndicated talk show host and best-selling author, Dennis Prager, explains what they are in a new edition of the five minute course that launched Prager University.

  

2. The Public Unions vs. the Public

Cities and states are sinking under the burden of debt brought about by public service union contracts. How did it get this way and what can be done about it? Philip Howard, founder of Common Good, has answers.

 

3. Forgiveness

Offering forgiveness -- we all want to to do it and we all find it so hard. Dr. Stephen Marmer of UCLA Medical School explains why this is so and how you can overcome the negative emotions that are holding you back from being a happier person.

To watch the video or read the transcript visit:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1S2u-z9y0M&feature=share&list=UUZWlSUNDvCCS1hBiXV0zKcA

  

4. Why Europe Has a Problem with Israel

Why do so many in Europe feel so much hostility to the most open and liberal democracy in the Middle East? Daniel Gordis, President of the Shalem Center, zeroes in on the source of the problem in this fascinating look at the complex relationship between Europe, Israel and the Arab World.

To watch the video or read the transcript visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1kVw6qZLK0&feature=share&list=UUZWlSUNDvCCS1hBiXV0zKcA

 

5. Why America's Military Must Be Strong

If you yearn for world peace, then history and experience suggest that you should vigorously advocate for a strong American military. A weakened American military invites chaos. Renowned British historian, Andrew Roberts, explains.

 

6. Were the Middle Ages Dark?

There is no period in history more misunderstood than the Middle Ages. Providence College Professor of English, Anthony Esolen, vividly demonstrates why the "Dark Ages" would be better described as the "Brilliant Ages."

 

To watch the video or read the transcript visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5Lk3DgT5v0&feature=share&list=UUZWlSUNDvCCS1hBiXV0zKcA

 

7. Separation of Church and State

"The Separation of Church and State." Probably no phrase has had more impact on American history in the last fifty years than this one. Where did it come from? Who coined it? And, what does it mean? Distinguished law professor, John Eastman, has some surprising answers.

 

To watch the video or read the transcript visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vmZPMRCBhU&feature=share&list=UUZWlSUNDvCCS1hBiXV0zKcA

  

8. God or Atheism -- Which Is More Rational?:

What is the most rational explanation for the creation of the universe? Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy at Boston College deals with this most fundamental and important of questions, and offers a surprisingly logical answer.

 

To watch the video or read the transcript visit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ_zux8PCrE&feature=share&list=UUZWlSUNDvCCS1hBiXV0zKcA

 

 

For commercial free archived Dennis Prager shows

visit Pragertopia https://pragertopia.com/member/signup.php

 Cost is $6.95 per month. If you can pay for only one podcast, this is the one we recommend. It is the best conservative radio show out there, period.

You can listen to Dennis from 9 a.m. to Noon (Pacific) Monday thru Friday, live on the Internet  http://www.dennisprager.com/pages/listen

 Look up American Conservative University on Itunes.

If you have enjoyed this show please forward it on to your friends and contacts.

For additional Prager University on our ACU podcast vist our past shows:

Part 1 of Prager University see ACU Show 531

Part 2 of Prager University see ACU Show 664

Part 3 of Prager University see ACU Show 908

Part 4 of Prager University see ACU Show 909

Part 5 of Prager University see ACU Show 910

Aug 5, 2013

Show 1016 Book – Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America

Michael Medved talks to the author of the book- Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America

Glenn Hubbard (Author), Tim Kane (Author)

 

Book Description

Release date: May 21, 2013

 

In this groundbreaking book, two economists explain why economic imbalances cause civil collapse— and why the United States could be next.

 

From the Ming Dynasty to Ottoman Turkey to imperial Spain, the Great Powers of the world emerged as the greatest economic, political, and military forces of their time—only to collapse into rubble and memory. What is at the root of their demise—and how can the United States stop this pattern from happening again?

 

A quarter century after Paul Kennedy’s The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Glenn Hubbard and Tim Kane present a bold, sweeping account of why powerful nations and civilizations break down under the heavy burden of economic imbalance. Introducing a profound new measure of economic power, Balance traces the triumphs and mistakes of imperial Britain, the paradox of superstate California, the long collapse of Rome, and the limits of the Japanese model of growth. Most importantly, Hubbard and Kane compare the twenty-first-century United States to the empires of old and challenge Americans to address the real problems of our country’s dysfunctional fiscal imbalance. If there is not a new economics and politics of balance, they show that there will be an inevitable demise ahead.

 

For all of Michael Medveds shows go to http://www.michaelmedved.com/  to listen live for free or $4.95 per month to download all of his podcasts.

 

Look up American Conservative University on Itunes.

Aug 2, 2013

Show 1015 The Stossel Show- Austerian

Stossel explains why he calls himself an 'austerian' and his guests will show why budget cuts aren't as big or bad as you may have heard.

Aired on 05/30/2013

Season 2013 Episode 53013 (41:13)

 

To watch the video of this audio presentation visit:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/500410#i0,p0,d0

 

1