Uncommon Knowledge — audio edition
By Peter Robinson
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Uncommon Knowledge is a production of the Hoover Institution, a public-policy research center devoted to the advanced study of politics, economics, and political economy — both domestic and foreign — as well as international affairs. Topics on Uncommon Knowledge range from the legalization of drugs to affirmative action to war to taxes to censorship on the Internet. Uncommon Knowledge is hosted by Hoover fellow Peter M. Robinson.
||Uncommon Knowledge with Dartmouth professors Jennifer Lind and William Wohlforth||Subtitle not specified||2/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Author P.J. O'Rourke reflects on life in the sixties to today with nostalgia and humor||Subtitle not specified||2/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Thomas Sowell Brings the World into Focus through an Economics Lens||Hoover fellow and author Thomas Sowell, on his 5th edition of Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy.||12/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Uncommon Knowledge with David Kelley on creativity, innovation, and design||Subtitle not specified||11/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Peter Thiel on markets, technology, and education||Subtitle not specified||10/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Uncommon Knowledge with Liam Fox||Subtitle not specified||10/10/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Uncommon Knowledge with Hoover fellows Rick Hanushek and Paul Peterson||Subtitle not specified||9/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Kevin McCarthy on California and the Nation||Kevin McCarthy gives his opinion on the future of California, actions taken on the border, and what changes the next congressional election might bring.||8/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Part II: Steve Wynn discusses his life as an entrepreneur||Steve Wynn, founder of Wynn Resorts, discusses further his life as an entrepreneur and the future of his business.||7/25/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Part I: Wynn Resorts owner Steve Wynn on the Las Vegas hotel and casino business||Wynn Resorts owner Steve Wynn discusses his journey into the Las Vegas hotel and casino business - Part 1||7/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Peter Robinson remembers Fouad Ajami||Peter Robinson remembers Fouad Ajami, a Hoover senior fellow and renowned Middle East scholar.||6/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Senator Rob Portman on Republicans and Politics||Hoover fellow Peter Robinson speaks with Senator Rob Portman of Ohio.||6/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Michael McFaul on Vladimir Putin and Russia||Subtitle not specified||5/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Yuval Levin on The Great Debate||Levin discusses The Great Debate and the philosophies of Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine that continue to guide public policy today.||4/25/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Robert Thomson, News Corp CEO||Subtitle not specified||3/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mike Lee on Politics and Conservatism||Utah Republican senator Mike Lee joins Peter to discuss the positive reforms he has put forth since being elected in 2010.||3/14/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||David Berlinski on Science, Philosophy, and Society||Author David Berlinski discusses the current state of the scientific community, the theories of Darwinism, and the science behind global warming.||2/14/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Max Boot on guerilla warfare||Author 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.||1/22/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Peter Robinson remembers Christopher Hitchens||Peter Robinson remembers Christopher Hitchens, a British American author, journalist, and personal friend.||12/26/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||George Gilder on knowledge||Author George Gilder discusses his conception of knowledge, power, and the economy, as described in his latest book, Knowledge and Power.||12/6/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||David Mamet on conservatism||David Mamet discusses dismantling of American Culture and his conversion to conservatism.||11/21/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Archbishop Gomez on immigration||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.||11/8/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Joel Klein on using technology to transform education||Joel Klein, Amplify CEO and former chancellor of the New York City department of education, discusses technology, school choice, and the challenges facing the US educational system.||10/12/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Peter Thiel and Andy Kessler on the state of technology and innovation||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 States over the past four decades.||9/20/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Amity Shlaes on Coolidge’s life, ideas, and success in bringing about low taxes and small government||Amity Shlaes sheds light on the life of Calvin Coolidge.||8/23/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Victor Davis Hanson on the type of men who become savior generals||Victor Davis Hanson discusses his book The Savior Generals.||8/6/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Author Tom Wolfe discusses his latest novel, Back to Blood||Tom Wolfe discusses the ideas and inspirations for Back to Blood, a story of decadence and the new America.||7/23/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Crisis Management: Kissinger, McNamara, and Rice||This week Uncommon Knowledge brings us interview excerpts from two former secretaries of state and Hoover fellows, and one former secretary of defense.||7/4/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Senator Rand Paul discusses his ideas on governing.||Senator Rand Paul discusses individualism, freedom, and national security.||6/14/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Joseph Epstein and Andrew Ferguson discuss the state of liberal arts education||Joseph Epstein and Andrew Ferguson discuss where liberal arts came from and what has happened to them.||5/30/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Thomas Sowell||Thomas Sowell discusses is newest book, Intellectuals and Race.||5/16/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jeb Bush||Jeb Bush discusses immigration and the economy||5/1/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||John O'Sullivan||John O'Sullivan remembers Margaret Thatcher||4/18/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||John B. Taylor||The US economy||4/10/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Scott Walker||Obamacare, state issues, and the future of the GOP||3/27/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ted Cruz||The future of the Republican Party||3/14/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rupert Murdoch||The future of journalism and the news||3/8/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||James Buckley||James Buckley discusses the challenges we face after the 2012 election.||2/4/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bernard Lewis and Norman Podhoretz||Bernard Lewis and Norman Podhoretz discuss the Middle East.||1/21/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rob Long and John Yoo||Rob Long and John Yoo debate the future of the GOP.||1/8/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mona Charen and Midge Decter||Authors Midge Decter and Mona Charen discuss why Romney lost women.||12/17/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jonah Goldberg and John O’Sullivan||Goldberg and O’Sullivan discuss the election and the GOP’s future.||12/3/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rob Long and Harry Shearer||Rob Long and Harry Shearer discuss Hollywood and many other things.||11/19/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Justice Antonin Scalia||Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia visits Uncommon Knowledge for a wide ranging interview including the living constitution.||10/29/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Bill Kristol and Shelby Steele||Hoover fellow Shelby Steele and the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol discuss the presidential race.||10/15/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||George Gilder||George Gilder, author of Wealth and Poverty discusses his book||10/1/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Pat Sajak||Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak on being a conservative and a Hollywood celebrity.||9/3/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Trevor Rees-Jones||Trevor Rees-Jones describes the road he took to become the Chairman of Chief Oil and Gas.||8/13/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Charles Hill, Fouad Ajami||Hoover fellows Charles Hill and Fouad Ajami discuss the Middle East -- past, present, and future.||7/30/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||George W. Bush||President George W. Bush describes the life and responsibilities of a former president, dismissing the notion that serving the country in a political role is a sacrifice.||7/16/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rick Perry||Texas governor Rick Perry discusses the Texas success story.||7/2/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dennis Prager||Dennis Prager discusses his latest book and why American values are so important.||6/18/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jim Manzi with bonus material from Jonah Goldberg||Science and technology expert Jim Manzi on his new book Uncontrolled, plus Jonah Goldberg on his book The Tyranny of Clichés.||6/11/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy||Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy discuss their new book The Presidents' Club.||6/4/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||John Stossel||John Stossel discusses why government is not the engine that gets an economy running.||5/21/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Thomas Sowell||Thomas Sowell on the second edition of Intellectuals and Society.||5/7/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Pat Buchanan on Suicide of a Superpower||Author and commentator Pat Buchanan discusses his new book, Suicide of a Superpower.||4/23/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Charles Murray on Coming Apart||American Enterprise Institute fellow Charles Murray discusses his new book, Coming Apart.||4/9/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Uncommon Knowledge Special Audio Edition: Senator Rick Santorum||A short audio interview recorded with Senator Rick Santorum on the campaign trail in Wisconsin.||3/30/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mitch McConnell||This week on Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell discusses why the glacial pace of deliberations and decisions in the Senate is a feature, not a bug. "Once it was clear the president was going to try to t...||3/26/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Decision 2012: Above the fray with Michael Barone||This week, on Uncommon Knowledge, Michael Barone, American Enterprise Institute fellow, author, and senior political correspondent for the Washington Examiner, explains where the Republicans are headed, how Obama operates, and what’s at stake in the ...||3/14/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Condoleezza Rice||Condoleezza Rice, senior fellow on public policy at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University, discusses the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, her days as George Bush's national security adviser and se...||2/29/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Uncommon Knowledge special edition: Newt Gingrich||The 58th Speaker of the House and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich makes the case for his candidacy, explains why he's not a Washington insider, and describes his vision for his first term: gaining energy independence, ending the war ...||2/15/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Church and state, Newtzilla, social media, and the second favorite flavor||This week on Uncommon Knowledge columnist, scholar, and social media maven Jonah Goldberg discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, the unconstrained vision of the left, the problem with Romney, the reality of diversity, why vanilla is eve...||2/8/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Obamacare and the Supreme Court with Richard Epstein and John Yoo||Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University Law School, and John Yoo, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley law school, examine...||1/25/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Storm of War||This week on Uncommon Knowledge historian Andrew Roberts discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, his book The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War. In the book, Roberts investigates what led up to the war, the historical f...||1/11/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Government, Economic Growth, and Speculative Investing with Peter Thiel||In this Uncommon Knowledge interview from November 24, 2008, Thiel argues that a book published in France in 1968, Le Defi Americain (The American Challenge), has a lot to say to us in 2008, including why the United States has failed to rise to the he...||12/28/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||James Delingpole: Great Britain, the Green Movement, and the End of the World||This week on Uncommon Knowledge columnist James Delingpole discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, the European Union, the Green movement, and socialized medicine.||12/14/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Journalism with Gerard Baker & Andrew Ferguson||Gerard Baker is deputy editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones. From 2002 to 2004 he was the Chief U.S. Commentator and an Associate Editor for the Financial Times. A speechwriter for Pres. George H. W. Bush, Andrew Ferguson is a senio...||11/28/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Constitution with Paul Rahe||Paul Rahe holds the Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage at Hillsdale College. He is the author most recently of Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift.||11/14/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Political Culture with Thomas Sowell||Thomas Sowell has studied and taught economics, intellectual history, and social policy at institutions that include Cornell, UCLA, and Amherst. Now a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Sowell has published more than a dozen books. His most recen...||10/31/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Larry Arnn and Our Founding Documents||Larry Arnn earned his graduate and doctorate in Government from the Claremont Graduate School. Dr. Arnn is the founder and former president of the Claremont Institute. He is the current president at Hillsdale College.||10/17/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Paul Ryan on Health Care||Paul Ryan, a native of Janesville, Wisconsin, is the chairman of the House Budget Committee and representative of the 1st congressional district of Wisconsin since 1999.||10/3/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Science & Religion with David Berlinski||Dr. David Berlinski is the author of 1,2,3: Absolutely Elementary Mathematics and The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions.||9/6/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Political Quotients with Tim Groseclose||Subtitle not specified||8/22/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Charles Moore on Margaret Thatcher||Charles Moore is a former editor at The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, and Spectator Magazine. He is the authorized biographer of Margaret Thatcher.||8/8/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
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Then you’ll want to take a seat at the “Uncommon Knowledge” table and get ready to dine!
Any thoughtful person will find a sumptuous meal here.
Well prepared and executed, Peter Robinson is excellent.
Guest list is superb – and truly “uncommon”.
Great as a podcast as re-listening is a “must”. “Thought provoking” is an understatement.
To wring the most from these presentations, hours of further study is recommended.
Only faults are that it is “too short” and only bi-weekly :)
Never a “disappointment (?!?)” yet after 3+ years of downloading – and saving.
NOT TO BE MISSED as only the most recent 10 episodes are here.
Simply nothing else like it…
A Gem of a program; spread the word!
Better than anything on TV (or radio)
Uncommon Knowledge is what TV interviews should be, and perhaps once were. I'm thrilled that UK is finally available in audio form.
The host allows the authors to speak for themselves, and presents a great overview of the books in each show.
You may not agree with the opinions presented, but you will learn something if you sit through the entire episode, not just watch a few minutes.