By Ken Myers
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Hosted by Ken Myers, each issue of Audition contains excerpts of interviews featured on various MARS HILL AUDIO productions. Guests discuss a wide range of topics, including history, philosophy, the arts, science and technology, education, and popular culture, all guided by concerns shaped by a Christian worldview.
||CleanPatrick Deneen on democracy and liberalism||In Democratic Faith (Princeton University Press, 2005), political theorist Patrick Deneen examined what he saw as a state of crisis and a sense of quiet desperation underlying much of contemporary democratic theory. At the end of...||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKenneth Craycraft, Jr., on religious liberty||Attorney Kenneth Craycraft, Jr. is the author of The American Myth of Religious Freedom (Spence Publishers, 1999). In that book, Craycraft argued that the protection for religious freedom guaranteed in the Constitution is not as vigorous as...||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Hanby on technological politics||In an article entitled “A More Perfect Absolutism” published in the October, 2016 issue of First Things, philosopher Michael Hanby observed that: “It is part of the absurdity of American life that we decide questions of truth under the guise of...||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Sandel & Scott Moore on liberalism||“Our public life is rife with discontent.” So claims political philosopher Michael Sandel, in his 1996 book Democracy’s Discontent: American in Search of a Public Philosophy. Sandel identifies two prominent symptoms of that discontent. “One is..||10/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeter J. Leithart on the 2016 election||In the second of a MARS HILL AUDIO series of special interviews examining politics and theology, theologian Peter J. Leithart (Between Babel and Beast: America and Empires in Biblical Perspective) discusses some of the issues raised explicitly...||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOliver O'Donovan on political theology||The campaign leading up to the presidential election of 2016 has been an unsettling season for many Americans. Against the disturbing backdrop of social and cultural fragmentation, the two principal candidates for the office seem to be equally...||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Pinheiro on the Mexican-American War and anti-Catholic prejudice||In his book, Missionaries of Republicanism: A Religious History of the Mexican-American War, historian John Pinheiro argues that much of the enthusiasm for the war was tied up with an array of disparate theological and nationalistic...||10/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRichard Viladesau on theology through art||Since 2006, theologian Richard Viladesau has been working on a multi-book project that has been exploring the meaning of the cross of Christ in Christian theology and in the artistic expressions of faith. The first book in this series (all...||10/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEsther Lightcap Meek on the personal nature of knowing||Why the way we know the world (and God) is "covenantal"||9/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAudition - Program 12 (Deneen on Wall Street, Berry on Limits)||This issue of Audition features commentary by MARS HILL AUDIO host Ken Myers about recent on-line essays by political theorist Patrick Deneen. The four essays discussed were posted on Deneen's blog, What I Saw in America, and they each offered...||10/13/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAudition - Program 11 (Fujimura & Gioia)||This issue of Audition features an interview with Japanese-American painter Makoto Fujimura. A reproduction of one of Fujimura's distinctive paintings is displayed to the right. The following biographical material is from the artist's...||5/31/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAudition - Program 10 (On Philip Pullman)||In an interview with a Washington Post reporter in 2001, writer Philip Pullman candidly remarked, "I'm trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief." The occasion for the interview was the publication of the third book in Pullman's...||11/5/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAudition - Program 9 (Dialogues on Justice & Judges)||This issue of Audition is a free preview of a new series of programs being produced by MARS HILL AUDIO. The series, Dialogues on Justice and Judges, will look at recent and upcoming Supreme Court rulings, attending to how they represent ideas about...||8/21/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAudition - Program 8 (Figures in the Carpet)||This special issue of Audition features interviews with five cultural historians, each reflecting on how assumptions of the meaning of "the human person" has shaped some aspect of the American experience. They are all interested in how...||5/30/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAudition - Program 7 (30 April 2007)||The most influential social thinkers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries all believed that religion was an outdated preoccupation which maturing, progressing societies would eventually abandon. This assumption, often called the secularization...||4/30/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAudition - Program 6 (31 January 2007)||The meaning of the human and the meaning of the spiritual are the big themes on this issue of Audition. First, we hear an excerpt from Yuval Levin's penetrating essay, "The Moral Challenge of Modern Science," which maintains that science is...||1/31/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAudition - Program 5 (30 November 2006)||P. D. James's dystopian novel The Children of Men was the basis for a film opening on Christmas Day in the U.S. On this issue of Audition, Ken Myers talks with Ralph Wood and Alan Jacobs about the power and meaning of James's fiction, specifically of...||11/30/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAudition - Program 4 (31 Oct 2006)||On this issue of Audition, we feature a number of interviews about Christian novelists, poets, and mythmakers.- Alan Jacobs (What Became of Wystan: Change and Continuity in Auden’s Poetry) tells us about how W. H. Auden's conversion to Christianity...||10/31/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAudition - Program 3 (30 Sept 2006)||This installment of Audition features interviews with the following guests:-- Leon Kass, on the people who shaped his thinking on bioethics and the meaning of the human-- Bernard Lewis, on how Islamic antipathy toward the West has been simmering since..||9/30/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAudition - Program 2 (30 Aug 2006)||a podcast from MARS HILL AUDIO||8/30/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAudition - Program 1 (July 2006)||a podcast from MARS HILL AUDIO||7/27/2006||Free||View in iTunes|
simply the best
I'm excited to see Ken Myers on itunes, I've waited a long time! I have not listened to this podcast yet, (downloading it now) but I can say Mars Hill Audio delivers the best well rounded content I have ever had the pleasure of hearing. Christian or Non, you will enjoy the fair in-depth treatment in every Mars Hill segment. P.S. Not to be confused with the Mars Hill Church podcast.
a model of Christian journalism
Mars Hill truly sets the standard for what intelligent, fair-minded Christian journalism looks like. Very highly recommended.
Mars Hill Stands Tall
It's rare to find a podcast that isn't just sound-bite "popcorn" for the brain. Ken Meyer's approach is to find top-level thinkers with powerful ideas and give them proper time and context to let their thoughts breathe. Challenging, brilliant work.