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  1. Chesterton and Conversion | "The Convert"2022/06/21
    In this episode of Uncommon Sense Grettelyn and Albert discuss the Chesterton poem, "The Convert". They open up what's hiding inside of this beautiful poem and talk about how it is still a relevant poem in today's society.
  2. Dale Ahlquist and the 41st Annual Chesterton Conference2022/06/14

    On this episode of Uncommon Sense, Dale Ahlquist, the President of the Society of G.K. Chesterton, joins the show to talk about the upcoming 41st Annual Chesterton Conference with the theme Chesterton and Conversion: Learning How to Think Again. Dale talks about this year's theme and some of the conference highlights.
  3. Introducing New Hosts / Favorite Quotes2022/06/07

    In this episode of Uncommon Sense, meet the new hosts, Grettelyn Darkey and Albert Saenz. They take over the reins and continue the adventure of bringing everything Chesterton to light in the most "Uncommon" ways they can. They kick off their hosting with discussing some of their favorite Chesterton quotes.
  4. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton Orthodoxy Chpt 92022/05/31
  5. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton Orthodoxy Chpt 82022/05/24
    The Romance of Orthodoxy
    Christianity is the greatest romantic adventure!

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  6. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton Orthodoxy Chpt 72022/05/17
    The Eternal Revolution
    G.K.C. discusses the importance of Christ always making things new and Christians not becoming complacent. It is a revolution in the soul of the Christian every day in the journey toward our heavenly home.

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  7. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton Orthodoxy Chpt 62022/05/10

    The Paradoxes of Christianity

    G.K.C. explains how the critics and skeptics of Christianity did more to convert him than Christian apologists!

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  8. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton Orthodoxy Chpt 52022/05/03

    The Flag of the World

    Chesterton claims that both optimists and pessimists are completely wrong in how they think about the world. How can this be? How does belonging to the world and being a citizen of it change us and where should it guide us?

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  9. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton Orthodoxy Chapter 42022/04/26

    The Ethics of Elfland

    This week we’re continuing Orthodoxy! We are discussing Chapter 4, The Ethics of Elfland.

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  10. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton Orthodoxy Chpt 32022/04/19
    Marie and Grace discuss Chapter Three of Orthodoxy.
    A joint project of Pints with Chesterton and UncommonSense.

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  11. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton Orthodoxy Chpt 22022/04/14

    Marie and Grace discuss Chapter Two of Orthodoxy.

    A joint project of Pints with Chesterton and UncommonSense.

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  12. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton Orthodoxy Chpt 12022/04/05
    Marie and Grace begin to discuss Orthodoxy, Chesterton's masterwork. This is Chapter One.
    A joint project of Pints with Chesterton and UncommonSense.

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  13. Good to be Alive - Fr. Spencer Howe 2022/03/29


    Father Howe reflects on Chesterton’s insights on the significance of birthdays and his affirmation of the goodness of existence.

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  14. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton The Flying Stars2022/03/22

    Marie and Grace discuss another Father Brown mystery written by G.K. Chesterton which is entitled “The Flying Stars”.

    A joint project of Pints with Chesterton and UncommonSense.

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  15. Chesterton and Artificial Intelligence - Mark Matthews2022/03/15


    Chesterton and Artificial Intelligence

    Mark Matthews, Senior Software Engineer

    Mark separates AI fact from fanciful extrapolation, and applies the timeless wisdom of Chesterton about man and technology to this rapidly advancing domain.

    Conference, Summer 2021, Lisle, IL

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  16. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton The Queer Feet2022/03/08

    Marie and Grace discuss another Father Brown mystery written by G.K. Chesterton which is entitled “The Queer Feet”.

    A joint project of Pints with Chesterton and UncommonSense.

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  17. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton The Secret Garden2022/03/01

    Marie and Grace discuss another Father Brown mystery written by G.K. Chesterton which is entitled “The Secret Garden”.

    A joint project of Pints with Chesterton and UncommonSense.

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  18. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton The Blue Cross2022/02/22

    Marie and Grace from Pints with Chesterton jump into a Father Brown mystery written by G.K. Chesterton which is entitled “The Blue Cross”.

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  19. The Humor and Humility of G.K. Chesterton - Joseph Pearce2022/02/15


    Joseph Pearce, Director of Publishing, The Augustine Institute

    Joseph Pearce shows how Chesterton’s virtue infuses his
    sense of humour, his joie de vivre, his use of paradox and his Christian witness to the inextricable unity of faith and reason.

    Summer Conference 2021 Lisle, IL

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  20. Discussion of Chesterton's Essay Babies and Distributism2022/02/08

    Nancy Brown is joined by Susan Sucher to discuss another of our favorite Chesterton essays, Babies and Distributism.

    This essay is found in the book The Well and the Shallows.

    Listen to this lively discussion. Feedback welcome at nancy@chesterton.org

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  21. Babies and Distributism Essay by G.K. Chesterton2022/02/02

    Nancy Brown reads Babies and Distributism (or is it Babies and Localism?) from the G.K. Chesterton book The Well and the Shallows.

    Next week, Nancy and Susan will discuss this essay, so if you want to be prepared, listen to this first!

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  22. Education as a Joyful Crisis - Eric DeMeuse2022/02/01


    Eric DeMeuse, Headmaster, Chesterton Academy, Milwaukee Dr. DeMeuse describes the power that stories and healthy discourse have to teach people to encounter crisis with discernment and joy.

    Summer Conference 2021, Lisle, IL

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  23. Discussion of Chesterton's Essay The Emancipation of Domesticity2022/01/25

    Host Nancy Brown is joined by co-host Noel Culbertson and guest Susan Sucher to discuss one of our favorite Chesterton essays, The Emancipation of Domesticity.

    This essay is found in the book What's Wrong with the World, in Part Three: Feminism, or, The Mistake about Woman.

    Listen to this lively discussion. Feedback welcome at nancy@chesterton.org

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  24. The Emancipation of Domesticity Essay by G.K. Chesterton2022/01/19

    Nancy Brown reads The Emancipation of Domesticity (and fractures the French sentence it contains) from the G.K. Chesterton book What's Wrong with the World, Part III: Feminism, or, the Mistake about Woman.

    Next week, Nancy, Noel and Susan will discuss this essay, so if you want to be prepared, listen to this first!

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  25. Chesterton and the Power of Satire - Babylon Bee - Kyle Mann2022/01/18


    Kyle Mann, Editor-in-Chief, The Babylon Bee

    The secular left is killing satire by turning reality into a parody of itself and by censoring satirists they don’t like. And they accomplish the latter by mischaracterizing satire as misinformation. What would Chesterton say?

    Summer Conference, 2021, Lisle, IL

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  26. Irrational Optimism and Chesterton’s Theology of the Ordinary - Lydia Webster2022/01/11


    Irrational Optimism and Chesterton’s Theology of the Ordinary
    Lydia Webster, Boyce College, Louisville, KY
    This Chesterton scholar discusses how irrational optimism is not mere positive thinking, but a powerful manifestation of the Christian virtues of hope and love.

    Summer 2021 Conference Lisle, IL

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  27. A New Chesterton Academy in Iraq - Archbishop Warda2022/01/04


    Learn about the Archbishop’s exciting vision to save Christianity in post-ISIS Iraq by serving families who courageously remain in their homeland.

    From the Annual Chesterton Conference in July, 2021 Lisle, IL

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  28. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton: Manalive Book 2 Chapter 4 & 52021/12/28

    This week Marie and Grace are finishing Book 2 of Manalive , reading the final chapters, “The Wild Weddings; or, the Polygamy Charge” and “How the Great Wind Went from Beacon House”.

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  29. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton: Manalive Book 2 Chapter 32021/12/21

    Pints with Chesterton's Marie and Grace continue through Manalive… This week they read and discuss Book 2 Chapter 3, The Round Road; or, The Desertion Charge.

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  30. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton: Manalive Book 2 Chapter 22021/12/14

    Marie and Grace continue through Manalive… This week they read and discuss Book 2 Chapter 2, The Two Curates; or, The Burglary Charge.

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  31. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton: Manalive Book 2 Chapter 12021/12/07

    Grace and Marie are continuing through Manalive… This week they read and discuss Book 2 Chapter 1, The Eye of Death; or, The Murder Charge .

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  32. Bonus: Dale Ahlquist Lecture on Transatlantic Chesterton2021/11/30
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  33. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton: Manalive Chapter Five2021/11/30

    Grace and Marie are continuing through Manalive… This week we’re reading Chapter Five, The Allegorical Practical Joker .

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  34. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton: Manalive Chapter Four2021/11/23

    Grace and Marie are still reading Manalive! This week we’re reading The Garden of the God, chapter four.

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  35. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton: Manalive Chapter Three2021/11/16

    Grace and Marie are back again reading Manalive! This week we’re reading The Banner of Beacon, chapter three.

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  36. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton: Manalive Chapter Two2021/11/09

    Continuing on their Manalive journey, Grace and Marie discuss the second chapter of Chesterton’s comedic novel, Manalive, The Luggage of an Optimist .

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  37. UncommonSense/Pints with Chesterton: Manalive Chapter One2021/11/02

    Grace and Marie begin Chesterton’s comedic novel, Manalive, discussing the first chapter which is entitled “A Great Wind Came to Beacon House” .

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  38. Introducing Manalive with Grace and Marie2021/10/26

    In this first episode of Manalive, Grace and Marie introduce themselves and explain why they liked this particular book of G.K. Chesterton and how you can read along with them.

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  39. Dale Ahlquist interviewed on CLT's "Anchored" podcast2021/10/25

    Jeremy Tate of the Classical Learning Test's Anchored podcast interviews Dale Ahlquist about a wide range of Chesterton topics and even quizzes Ahlquist on his knowledge of Chesterton quotes and their sources. Enjoy!

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  40. Introducing Pints with Chesterton's Marie & Grace2021/10/19

    Nancy Brown and Noel Culbertson welcome Grace Krause and Marie Bates of Pints with Chesterton to talk about their Chesterton journey. Find out the best way to read Orthodoxy and more.

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  41. New Season, Old Host, New co-Host: Nancy Brown & Noel Culbertson2021/10/12
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  42. Passing the Torch – Adrian Ahlquist2021/09/28

    We welcome back host Nancy Brown as she turns the tables and interviews Adrian Ahlquist. In this episode, we talk about Uncommon Sense, favorite Chesterton quotes, and so much more.
  43. Famous Chesterton Quotes – Dale Ahlquist2021/09/21

    Back by popular demand! If there’s one thing we love about G.K. Chesterton, it’s his quotes. Chesterton is perhaps the most quotable writer there is. So we thought we’d pull from the archives an episode where Dale Ahlquist reveals what his favorite Chesterton quotes are and what makes them so inspirational.
  44. Famous Chesterton Quotes – Dale Ahlquist2021/09/21

    Back by popular demand! If there’s one thing we love about G.K. Chesterton, it’s his quotes. Chesterton is perhaps the most quotable writer there is. So we thought we’d pull from the archives an episode where Dale Ahlquist reveals what his favorite Chesterton quotes are and what makes them so inspirational.
  45. What was Chesterton’s IQ – Henry Haverstock2021/09/15

    What do you think Chesterton’s IQ was? Fellow Chestertonian Henry Haverstock has a good guess. Henry is a member of Mensa, which is the oldest high IQ society in the world. In this episode, we explore the intellect of G.K. Chesterton and how it may have affected his spiritual virtue.
  46. The G.K. Chesterton Collection – Fr. Jim Lies2021/09/08

    Most of you probably don’t know about the G.K. Chesterton Collection at the University of Notre Dame London Global Gateway. It is a magnificent collection of Chesterton’s writings and personal items. In this episode, Nancy Brown and Adrian Ahlquist interview the priest who provides oversight to the collection, Fr. Jim Lies. You won’t want to miss this episode of Uncommon Sense!
  47. Covid and Conversion – Lee Sondeno2021/08/31

    Even though the Covid shutdown days were extremely difficult and dark times for many people, God was at work. Listen to the story of Lee Sondeno, a former Pentecostal, whose conversion began through watching Mass online only airing because of the pandemic.
  48. The Importance of Humor – David Deavel2021/08/24

    What does a theology professor have to say about humor? In this episode of Uncommon Sense, find out from Dr. David Deavel how humor is connected to morality and why it is essential in today’s world. David Deavel is a Catholic Studies professor at the University of St. Thomas and a frequent contributor to Gilbert Magazine.
  49. Chesterton and Dorothy L. Sayers – Crystal Downing2021/08/17
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  50. The Prince of Paradox – Dale Ahlquist2021/08/10

    Listen to Dale Ahlquist’s journey from reading Chesterton for the first time to becoming the world’s leading expert on him. We are returning to the archives for this episode of Uncommon Sense. This is an interview of Dale on the Wade Center Podcast, hosted by David and Crystal Downing.
  51. Would Chesterton Have Liked Rap – Alan C. Duncan2021/08/03

    Alan C. Duncan returns to Uncommon Sense, but instead of talking about C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton, this time we will be trying to figure out what Chesterton would have thought of modern rap music. Join us for this extremely entertaining and surprisingly insightful episode of Uncommon Sense!
  52. Last Chance to Register for ChesterCon21 – Nancy Brown | Uncommon Sense #542021/07/27

    Our 40th Annual Chesterton Conference is this Thursday through Saturday in Lisle, IL. Don’t worry, if you can’t join us in person, you can attend the conference virtually. Register at www.chesterton.org/conference. In this episode, Nancy Brown is back with us to share why the Chesterton Conference will be one of the greatest experiences of your life!
  53. On Becoming a Boy Again – Jeromy Darling2021/07/20

    Actor, singer, and songwriter Jeromy Darling is back and he is one of our guest speakers at the 40th Annual Chesterton conference on July 29-31. In this episode, get a sneak peek of his talk, “On Becoming a Boy Again.”
  54. Paging Dr. Chesterton – Virginia de la Lastra2021/07/13

    Chesterton has something to say about everything, right? What about the world of medicine? Virginia de la Lastra, a medical doctor and infectious disease specialist from Chile, reveals that Chesterton has been secretly a doctor this whole time. He has a diagnosis for a world that is sick, but he also has the cure. Find out what it is on this episode of Uncommon Sense.
  55. Chesterton and Independence Day – Dale Ahlquist2021/07/06

    On this Independence Day Special, Dale Ahlquist shares what Chesterton had to say about the Declaration of Independence and the founding of America. Happy Independence Day!
  56. Acting as Chesterton – John Walker2021/06/29

    John Walker, a professional Hollywood actor, portrays G.K. Chesterton in a new show on EWTN. This fascinating tale of how he imitates Chesterton both on stage and in life is not to be missed.
  57. Chesterton Relics – Sean Pilcher2021/06/22
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  58. Star Wars and Vatican II – Julian Ahlquist2021/06/15

    Have you ever wondered what the connection is between Star Wars and the Vatican II? That would be surprising if you have. Julian Ahlquist is here to present the case that the Star Wars saga could be an apt analogy for the history of Vatican II. In this episode of Uncommon Sense, you’ll get an entertaining way to learn about this important event in Church history.
  59. Chesterton's Birthday and Feast Day – Dale Ahlquist2021/06/08

    We are right between Chesterton’s birthday and future Feast Day, so why not talk about both? Dale Ahlquist joins again to give us all the details about the bookends of Chesterton’s life. He’ll tell us what Chesterton said about his own birthday, he’ll tell what the reactions were to his death, and he’ll reveal which famous figures were present at his funeral.
  60. ChesterCon21 – Nancy Brown | Uncommon Sense #462021/06/01

    Have you signed up for our 40th Annual Chesterton conference this summer? Find out about our fascinating speakers, joyful fun, face-to-face conversations and the famous AfterGlows await those who will attend. Returning on this episode of Uncommon Sense is our beloved former host, Nancy Brown!
  61. Chesterton's Jewish Convert – Robert Asch2021/05/25
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  62. The Medical History of G.K. Chesterton – William Griffiths2021/05/18

    What do we actually know about G.K. Chesterton’s cause of death? What illnesses did Chesterton have, physical or mental? And in the end, was Chesterton healthy or not? These are the questions that William Griffiths sought to answer in his medical research on Chesterton. Find out his official diagnosis.
  63. The Escape from Paganism – Stuart McCullough2021/05/11

    What causes someone to go from being a radical right-wing nationalist to a faithful Catholic and charitable fundraiser? The answer is G.K. Chesterton. This is the story of Stuart McCullough, who went on to found the Catholic G.K. Chesterton Society. Listen to Stuart's inspirational story of how Chesterton changed his life.
  64. The Best Conference Ever – Dale Ahlquist2021/05/04

    ChesterCon21 is LIVE and back in person (and virtual) this summer! The theme of the 40th Annual G.K. Chesterton Conference is The Laughing Prophet: Finding Hope and Joy in this Crazy World. Why this theme? And what will you experience at this year’s conference? Dale Ahlquist answers these questions and more in this episode of Uncommon Sense.
  65. C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton – Alan C. Duncan2021/04/27

    Did you know that G.K. Chesterton had a profound influence on C.S. Lewis? Much of what Lewis wrote was inspired by what he read by Chesterton. Alan C. Duncan has gone through Lewis’ original manuscripts and documented the proof! In this episode of Uncommon Sense, we get to discuss with Alan the book he recently completed, Gilbert & Jack: What C.S. Lewis Found Reading G.K. Chesterton .
  66. Why Does God Allows Evil? – Eric DeMeuse2021/04/20

    Have you ever asked yourself why God allows evil? Do you have an answer but you just can’t articulate it? In this episode, we seek the help of a brilliant Chesterton headmaster, Eric DeMeuse, from the Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee where he also teaches theology. In our conversation, we not only explore tough theological mysteries, we show how theology can be taught through literature.
  67. Creating a Culture of Gift – John Smith2021/04/13

    Meet our new Director of Development, John Smith. John is passionate about creating a culture of gift. What does that mean exactly? In this episode, we break down the philosophy of giving and why it plays a significant role in Christian life.
  68. Chesterton on Easter – Dale Ahlquist2021/04/06

    The Easter mystery, the Resurrection of the Body, and Chesterton’s short poem, “The Donkey," are all part of this Uncommon Sense episode featuring Chesterton Society President Dale Ahlquist.
  69. How Music Reflects Culture – Dr. Joshua Russell2021/03/30
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  70. Chesterton Academy in Iraq – Laura Hassan and Andrew Youngblood2021/03/23
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  71. The Frances Chesterton Rosary League – Victoria Darkey2021/03/16

    Join the Apostolate in prayer by starting a group within the Frances Chesterton Rosary League (FCRL). Victoria Darkey, our coordinator of the FCRL, explains how easy it is and how important this mission is to the Apostolate of Common Sense. Learn why Gilbert’s wife Frances is the patron of the Rosary League and the significant role she played in her husband’s spiritual life.
  72. Property and Liberty – Alex Salter2021/03/09

    A professor of economics at Rawls College of Business—Texas Tech University, Alex Salter leads us on a fast-paced defense of Distributism and the main idea economists miss about it. We also discuss his up coming book on the topic, Property and Liberty .
  73. The Theology of Mary Poppins – Julian Ahlquist2021/03/02

    Could the 1964 Walt Disney film Mary Poppins be about the Holy Mother of God? Julian Ahlquist explains his intricate theory about this cinematic masterpiece, and it’s practically perfect in every way.
  74. The Catechism of Hockey – Alyssa Bormes2021/02/23

    Alyssa Bormes, author or The Catechism of Hockey, teaches theology at Chesterton Academy, and she gets a front row seat to watching miracles happen.
  75. Journey with St. Joseph – Dale Ahlquist2021/02/16

    This Lent, we go on a very different journey – with St. Joseph. But how can we journey with St. Joseph, when he wasn't even alive when Jesus suffered and died? Chesterton connects Joseph with Jesus in his usual paradoxical way. Find out more with our guest, Dale Ahlquist.
  76. Practical Localism – David Cooney2021/02/09

    David Cooney, writer of the blog Practical Distributism, joins us to explain the principles of Distributism and what he thinks of the new name, Localism. We also discuss the GameStop phenomenon and what the stock market would look like in a localist society.
  77. The Woman Who Was Chesterton – Nancy Brown2021/02/02

    If you’re a longtime fan of the podcast, you’ll recognize the voice of our next guest, Nancy Brown, who hosted our Uncommon Sense podcast for over ten years. Nancy talks about her book, The Woman Who Was Chesterton, her current role as project manager for our online school, Chesterton Cor Jesu, and the Frances Chesterton Rosary League. Join us!
  78. Race with the Devil – Joseph Pearce2021/01/26
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  79. Chesterton Academy Online – Andrew Youngblood2021/01/19

    Did you know the Chesterton Schools Networks has an online high school called Chesterton Cor Jesu? Andrew Youngblood, the headmaster of Chesterton Cor Jesu and Director of Curriculum for the network, explains how our online Chesterton Academy works and what makes our curriculum so great.
  80. Chesterton in the USA – Dale Ahlquist2021/01/12

    It is the 100th year anniversary of G.K. Chesterton visiting the United States. In this episode of the Uncommon Sense podcast, Dale Ahlquist gives all the details of Chesterton’s trip, including which states he visited, who he met, what messages he delivered, and how Americans responded to him.
  81. Father Brown Investigations – Joe Grabowski and Nikola Bolšec2021/01/05
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  82. Teach for Christ – Richard Vigilante2020/12/29

    Host Adrian Ahlquist talks with Richard Vigilante, Board Chairman of Teach for Christ. Richard and Adrian discuss developing a Mission Culture. Teach for Christ’s mission is to support struggling Catholic schools in socio-economically challenged areas.
  83. A Chestertonian Christmas – Dale Ahlquist2020/12/22

    Dale Ahlquist reads a lovely Christmas poem by G.K. Chesterton called "The Wise Men"
  84. A New Name for Distributism – Dale Ahlquist2020/12/15

    The moment all Catholic economists have been waiting for. We finally have a new name to replace Distributism. Learn what this social economic theory is, how it’s tied to Chesterton, and what the new name is.
  85. Chesterton Quotes for Advent – Dale Ahlquist2020/12/09

    Dale and Adrian Ahlquist read their favorite Chesterton quotes about Advent and Christmas and discuss the practical wisdom he had to share.
  86. How to Fix Government – Jason Adkins2020/12/02

    Jason Adkins, the executive director for the Minnesota Catholic Conference, gives his inside take on how our government operates, what’s wrong with it, and what we can as individuals can do to fix it.
  87. A Thanksgiving Special – Dale Ahlquist2020/11/25

    We are wish you a very blessed Thanksgiving! Tune into this week’s episode with our very own Dale Ahlquist as he explains the significance of Thanksgiving and why it’s more than just an American holiday. Please consider supporting the Society in its mission to promote education, evangelization, and Catholic Social Teaching by donating at www.chesterton.org/donate
  88. 70 Years in Politics – Clark Durant2020/11/18
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  89. The Election – Dale Ahlquist2020/11/11

    Adrian and Dale Ahlquist discuss the 2020 election, and more importantly, what's next for our world.
  90. Saint Chesterton – Dale Ahlquist2020/11/04

    Dale Ahlquist explains why Chesterton is a saint, responds to the objections, and gives an update on the status of his cause for sainthood.
  91. Exposing The Da Vinci Code – Carl Olson2020/10/28

    Carl Olson, editor of the Catholic World Report, explains The Da Vinci Hoax, his book that exposes the Da Vinci Code as an erroneous and deceitful piece of anti-Catholic literature. We also have an in depth conversation about jazz!
  92. Morality in Medicine - Tod Worner2020/10/21

    Tod Worner gives fascinating insights into the world of medicine and where morality fits in. Tod is the managing editor of Bishop Barron’s Evangelization & Culture, the Journal of the Word on Fire Institute. He is also an Internal Medicine Physician & Teaching Faculty of the Abbott Northwestern Internal Medicine Residency Program.
  93. Our Social Catholic - Noel Culbertson2020/10/14

    Noel Culbertson is the graphic designer and social media director for our Society. She is the one in charge of every single Chesterton quote that appears on Facebook and Instagram. Her conversion story is also featured in My Name is Lazarus .
  94. The Battle of Lepanto – Christopher Check2020/10/07

    In honor of the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and the anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto, Christopher Check, the president of Catholic Answers, describes in beautiful detail the significance of the battle and Chesterton's glorious poem.
  95. Catholicism and Theater Part II - Kevin O'Brien2020/09/30

    This week we discuss the connection between theater and the Catholic faith with Kevin O'Brien. Kevin is a brilliant actor, writer, and Chestertonian. He is also a Catholic convert whose story is featured in My Name is Lazarus, available on our website.
  96. Let's Talk Distributism - Joseph Grabowski2020/09/23

    In this episode we get into what is needed to implement Ditributism and combat Globalism. Joseph Grabowski is the head of of the Southeast Pennsylvania Chesterton Society and also a prominent voice on the topic of Distributism.
  97. A Day in the Life of a Norbertine - Brother Titus2020/09/16

    Brother Titus, a Chesterton alumni and good friend of Adrian Ahlquist, is visiting us from St. Michael's Abbey in Orange County, California. In this episode, he describes what it is like to be a Norbertine.
  98. What Is Wrong with Our Politics - Scott Hambrick and Karl Schudt2020/09/09

    Scott Hambrick and Karl Schudt are the hosts of The Online Great Books Podcast. Listen to our conversation about the problems with our political and economic systems and how to fix them.
  99. Why a Navy Commander Became Interested in Classical Education - Amy Hunt2020/09/02
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  100. From Scientism to Catholicism - Stuart Kolner2020/08/26

    Stuart Kolner explains how he went from being a scientistic atheist, who swore he would never become Catholic, to being a devout Catholic. Just like Brandon Vogt and Brent Forrest, Stuart is both a board member for the Society of GKC and a convert whose story is featured in My Name is Lazarus.
Uncommon Sense
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The podcast where we talk about all things Chesterton, which includes everything, and everything else. Learn more about Chesterton, his life, his books, his way of thinking.

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