The Book Club
The Book Club
Nov 17, 2020
The Book Club: Symposium by Plato with Spencer Klavan
Play • 30 min
Love is an innate desire of every human being, but how do you define it and what is its purpose in relationships? Michael Knowles and Spencer Klavan take you through one of the most collective philosophical texts on love in Western literature: Plato’s The Symposium.

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Hank Unplugged: Essential Christian Conversations
Hank Unplugged: Essential Christian Conversations
Hank Hanegraaff
The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies with Ryszard Legutko
Professor Ryszard Legutko lived and suffered under communism for decades and fought in the Polish anti-communist movement to abolish it. Having now live for over two decades under a liberal democracy, Legutko has discovered that liberal democracy and communism have more in common than one might think. Professor Legutko joins Hank Hanegraaff to discuss The Demon in Democracy, as Legutko explains how liberal democracy has slowly tilted toward the same goals as communism, albeit without Soviet-style brutality. Having escaped the horrors of communism Legutko understands just how critical it is for Western Christians to understand the threats that lie buried within the systems we’ve long considered safe and learn to recognize The Demon in Democracy. Topics discussed include: What are the similarities between communism and liberal democracy? (3:30); the problem when everything is political (8:30); modernization projects, the myth of progress and the continued influence of the Enlightenment (13:30); how the West plans to deliver on the failed promises of Communism (17:55); a modern society that is consumed with entertainment and self-hatred (20:10); Black Lives Matter and the ulterior motives of the movement such as the disruption of the nuclear family—because family is often the enemy of modern revolutionary ideology (23:25); the continued shift to the left in “mainstream politics” and the exclusion of conservatives (30:00); the manipulation of language and the problem with changing the meanings of words and concepts in a society (35:35); identity politics and communism (40:20); multiculturalism and social engineering (43:25); the global reaction to Hungary defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman (48:05); reducing everything to the ideological triad of class, race and gender (51:30); the paradox of equality (54:45); religion, conservatism and the family as common enemies of liberal democracy and communism (59:25); killing God, the worship of man and why socialists and communists have always hated religion (1:03:05); the dangerous naivety of progressive, liberal Christianity (1:06:50); the delusion of conciliatory Christians and capitulatory Christians (1:09:05); a stunning statement made by Legutko in The Demon in Democracy (1:11:30); what does resistance look like today? (1:15:00); Ryszard Legutko’s new book The Cunning of Freedom: Saving the Self in an Age of False Idols (1:17:30); the experience of Ryszard Legutko as a member in the European Parliament (1:18:25). Listen to Hank’s podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent. Archived episodes are on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below. You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
1 hr 24 min
Paul VanderKlay's Podcast
Paul VanderKlay's Podcast
Paul Vander Klay
Why Am I Still Listening to Paul Vander Klay after 3 Years?
Dale first came on the channel almost exactly one year ago. He snagged a Rando's slot again and had a list of 4 reasons he still listens after 3 years. 1. Not everything has to be a fight.2. It's OK to not know. 3. We're all burned out on like, share and subscribe. The real-ness of the gritty randos conversations is refreshing. 4. The church is a VERY BIG place. Conversation notes: Why am I still watching Paul after 3 years? Not necessarily the content, it is the shape of how you do it Alister Roberts, Glen Scrivener, The Randos What is that thing? 1. Not everything has to be a fight 2. It's OK not to know a. A lot of people are weary about having to fight or having to know, Everyone is trying to build their brand, recruit you to their tribe. That grace to not have to double down on things. b. Eventually you will need lines. Finding where those lines are. How shall I then live. c. Questions of hierarchy. What it is that they are so into about that. It's OK to not have those lines out here where the river, the creek, the swamp, not have the fight and the hard lines. 3. We're all worn out on like-share and subscribe. Real-ness, people burned out on social media culture, it's refreshing. 4. The church is a VERY big place… Fatal Discord The symbolism of the exodus moved throughout the Bible 10 Minute Bible Hour: Different churches of different traditions. I don't know as much as I thought I did, and I'm less sure about some things that I was, I'm less sure of pushing my own ideas. Less willing to build a brand. Less uncertain that I really want to keep doing this Jesus thing. He's done a work in my heart that I cannot undo. People have de-stabilized me in some important ways. It was never me to get into These were not what was holding me up to begin with. Closing Question Click here to meetup with other channel viewers for conversation Paul Vander Klay clips channel If you want to schedule a one-on-one conversation check here. There is a video version of this podcast on YouTube at To listen to this on ITunes If you need the RSS feed for your podcast player All Amazon links here are part of the Amazon Affiliate Program. Amazon pays me a small commission at no additional cost to you if you buy through one of the product links here. This is is one (free to you) way to support my videos. To support this channel/podcast on Paypal: To support this channel/podcast with Bitcoin (BTC): 37TSN79RXewX8Js7CDMDRzvgMrFftutbPo To support this channel/podcast with Bitcoin Cash (BCH) qr3amdmj3n2u83eqefsdft9vatnj9na0dqlzhnx80h To support this channel/podcast with Ethereum (ETH): 0xd3F649C3403a4789466c246F32430036DADf6c62 Blockchain backup on Lbry Powerpoints of Monologue videos are available for Patrons at Paul's Church Content at Living Stones Channel To support Paul's work by supporting his church give here.
1 hr 6 min
True Underdog
True Underdog
Jayson Waller
#58: Create Your Own Life with Jeremy Ryan Slate
Today on the show we have Jeremy Ryan Slate, host of _Create Your Own Life_ Podcast, and co-founder of the top PR firm for podcast guests, _Command Your Brand Media._ Jeremy and Jayson talk about how hard it can be to put in the work even when it’s tough. How we should be teaching our kids to stick with things that they are interested in, in order to learn how to hustle! We also talk about football and we find out who Jeremy’s favorite team is, and growing up with football loving dads! We also talk about how the education system could be set up better, with systems in place to hold teachers to a higher standard. If you want a better life, then you have to work for it, nothing is going to be given to you. Links: Follow True Underdog on IG: Reach out to Jayson directly at Follow Jayson on Linkedin: Follow Jayson on Instagram: Check out our website to meet the team, view show notes and transcripts: Mentioned in the Episode: Jeremy’s Website: Command Your Brand: Jeremy’s LinkedIn: Jeremy’s Instagram: Timestamps: 1:42 - What Drove Jeremy to Podcasting? 6:44 - The Education System 9:14 - You Gotta Let People Grow 12:44 - Favorite Football Team 14:00 - Secret to Sticking It Out Through the Tough Moments 18:04 - Teaching People to Stick with It 22:20 - Star Wars or Superheroes 25:45 - Tom Brady in the Playoffs 27:58 - Where You Can Find Jeremy Online
31 min
The Suzanne Venker Show
The Suzanne Venker Show
suzanne venker
80. The Top 5 Things Men Do Thinking It Makes Them Good Guys: Elliott Katz
A lot of men want to be good guys. But Elliott Katz, author of Being the Strong Man A Woman Wants: Timeless wisdom on being a man, says a lot of what men are doing, thinking it makes them good guys, actually makes women lose respect for them. To help these men understand why, Elliott and Suzanne discuss the top 5 things men mistakenly do thinking it makes them good guys. IN THIS EPISODE: 4:00  Many good husbands don't understand why their wives are so frustrated with them 4:40  Elliott's own marriage, subsequent divorce and journey to learn what it means to be a man in a relationship 6:40  Young men look to their fathers for wisdom and guidance 9:00  Men need to learn how to show their share of leadership in their home 10:00  Why always leaving the making plans to her is a mistake 13:20  It’s not natural for women to be in control all the time 14:30  Why it’s a mistake not to offer to pay on the first date 20:00  Why, as a  man, saying “whatever you want; you decide” doesn't work 22:00  What men should do when their woman shoots down all of their ideas 29:00  A lot of men think they can’t lead if their wives don’t let them **29:50  Stand up to your wife when she treats you badly. There is no conversation about this in the culture about this since it’s unpopular and typically the focus is on women being treated badly. 32:40  Men need to let their wives know what kind of treatment they won’t accept and most men are concerned with “keeping the peace." Women do not respect men who don't have a backbone 35:55  Takeaways for men: Take the lead, be a man with a plan, take initiative, show leadership, cast the deciding vote, tell her behavior is unacceptable
42 min
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