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A recent appearance by your humble host on the excellent 'Under The Covers' podcast, discussing John's best and worst cover versions, both with The Beatles and in his solo career. Expect lots of 'Mr Moonlight'!Enjoy!Feedback to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFacebook page-www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpodTwitter pagetwitter.com/OnionLennonPlease (x many) li…
 
TOPICS: Woke capitalism, LINCOLN AND THE AMERICAN FOUNDING, & Peter PanHost Scot Bertram talks with David Azerrad, Assistant Professor and Research Fellow at Hillsdale College’s Van Andel Graduate School of Government in Washington, D.C., about the concept of "woke capitalism" and why it's become so prevalent. Lucas Morel, Professor of Politics and…
 
TOPICS: Election analysis, contemplating a bookless future, and taking a virtual tour of Luxembourg American Cemetery Host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government, to get insight about what we should learn from the known results of last week's election…
 
TOPICS: The fall of the Berlin Wall, writing from America's backroads, The Reformation & Martin Luther, and Churchill myths.Host Scot Bertram talks with Fred Yaniga, Chairman and Associate Professor of German at Hillsdale College, about being in Germany for the fall of the Berlin Wall 31 years ago this week. Salena Zito, national political reporter…
 
TOPICS: Plans to restructure the Supreme Court, a biography of President Donald J. Trump, and a history of October surprises.Host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government, about his essay at RealClearPolicy, "Joe Biden’s Not-So-Secret Plan to Restructur…
 
TOPICS: American institutions & the 2020 Election, classical education, and the Fisk Museum of Natural History at Hillsdale CollegeHost Scot Bertram talks with Victor Davis Hanson, author, historian, and Distinguished Fellow in History at Hillsdale College, about how ideology is destroying American institutions and checks in on the 2020 election. H…
 
Kit O'Toole, Ken McNab and I finish counting down the worst to best John Lennon albums, including his contributions to Beatles albums. There are links to Kit and Ken's work below.Enjoy!Feedback to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFacebook page-www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpodTwitter pagetwitter.com/OnionLennonyou tube versionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N…
 
TOPICS: What is capitalism?, U.S. Supreme Court nominations, & pessimistic rhetoricHost Scot Bertram talks with Gary Wolfram, William Simon Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Director of Economics, and Professor of Political Economy at Hillsdale College, in an attempt to define capitalism and explain why some have an incorrect interpretation…
 
Kit O'Toole and Ken McNab, both Beatles authors and veterans of this podcast, join me to count down the John Lennon albums, the twist being that we are including his contributions to Beatles albums, leaving us 19 to choose from. There are links to Kit and Ken's work below.Enjoy!Feedback to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFacebook page-www.facebook.com/glass…
 
TOPICS: Identity politics and the 2020 race, Amy Coney Barrett, & the writings of G.K. ChestertonHost Scot Bertram talks with David Azerrad, Assistant Professor and Research Fellow at Hillsdale College's Van Andel Graduate School of Government in Washington, D.C., about how identity politics have influenced this year's politics. Jeff Pojanowski, fr…
 
To mark John Lennon's posthumous 80th birthday, I thought I'd do something different and invite 3 of my most loyal listeners (or perhaps I should now say 'friends of the show'!) to talk about John, The Beatles and their history with this podcast.Enjoy!Feedback to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFacebook page-www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpodTwitter pagetwitt…
 
TOPICS: 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, media & the future of journalism, the Magna Carta, & excerpts from Hillsdale College's 168th commencement address.Host Scot Bertram talks with Tim Dolch, Hillsdale assistant professor of physics, about the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. Christopher Bedford, senior editor with …
 
It was an extraordinary journey, and a life that reads like a fairy tale. Xuanzang was born at the start of the seventh century in China. He studied as a monk and travelled for 16 years - first westwards, and then in a crescent back and down over the Himalayas to India . He returned a famous man, laden with Buddhists texts and artefacts. Historian …
 
The conclusion of my discussion with Sam from the 'Paul or Nothing' podcast about the ever-fascinating and enigmatic Lennon-McCartney relationship. There's a link to Sam's show belowEnjoy!Feedback to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFacebook page-www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpodTwitter pagetwitter.com/OnionLennonyou tube versionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?…
 
TOPICS: Nominating a Supreme Court justice, the moral imagination, and Sparta's Second Attic War.Host Scot Bertram talks with Mollie Hemingway, senior journalism fellow at Hillsdale College and co-author of JUSTICE ON TRIAL, about the process and politics of nominating a Supreme Court justice to the open seat. Dan Coupland, chairman and professor o…
 
James Graham, the award-winning playwright whose work includes the TV dramas "Brexit: The Uncivil War" and "Quiz", tells Matthew Parris why he is inspired by the life and work of John Maynard Keynes. Keynes was not just the revolutionary economist who helped shape the course of post-war history. The programme explores his colourful love life and li…
 
TOPICS: Introduction to western philosophy, Gen. Robert E. Lee, & More's UTOPIA and socialismHost Scot Bertram talks with Nathan Schlueter, professor of philosophy and religion at Hillsdale College, about the new Hillsdale online course on western philosophy. Allen Guelzo, historian, author, and senior research scholar at Princeton University, join…
 
“I was astonished by the experience of standing there, where the two oceans met. I knew at that very moment this would be my concept: the meeting of worlds". Okwui Enwezor.For centuries, the art establishment had been defined and dictated by predominantly white, wealthy, western critics and curators. Then in the early 90’s a young man who was born …
 
Sam Whiles from the 'Paul or Nothing' podcast joins me for a 'swapcast' freeform discussion about the ever-fascinating and endlessly dissected relationship between the 2 chief Beatles. There's a link to Sam's show belowEnjoy!Feedback to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFacebook page-www.facebook.com/glassonionjlpodTwitter pagetwitter.com/OnionLennonyou tube …
 
TOPICS: New shark fossil discovered, going inside the Washington establishment's never-ending war on Trump, & how American sports are letting down AmericaHost Scot Bertram talks with Anthony Swinehart, professor of biology at Hillsdale, about his discovery of a new shark fossil in Michigan. Byron York, chief political correspondent at the Washingto…
 
Comedian and presenter Tom Allen first discovered Kenneth Williams as a young boy, watching the Carry On films and listening to Round the Horne with his mum. He joins Matthew Parris and Kenneth's biographer, Christopher Stevens, to explore the life of the famous twentieth century entertainer. Together, they discuss stealing the show, sexuality and …
 
TOPICS: "The Stakes: America at the Point of No Return," Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises," and a Hillsdale professor who also is a member of a progressive rock band.Host Scot Bertram talks with Michael Anton, Lecturer in Politics and Research Fellow at Hillsdale in D.C., about his new book "The Stakes: America at the Point of No Return". Hillsdale …
 
Ernie Bevin led an extraordinary life. Born in Somerset in 1881, his father is unknown and his mother died when he was eight. He left his job as a farm labourer age 11 and moved to Bristol, where he helped to found the Transport and General Worker's Union. He was Churchill's Labour minister in the wartime cabinet, and heavily involved in postwar re…
 
TOPICS: Consequential national political conventions, the failure of Common Core, and Johann Sebastian Bach.Host Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale associate professor of politics Adam Carrington about the most notable and consequential political conventions in our nation's history. Ted Rebarber, CEO and founder of AccountabilityWorks, discusses a r…
 
Jessie Ware is a singer, songwriter and podcaster. Her latest, critically acclaimed, album, What's Your Pleasure?, draws inspiration from soul, funk, boogie, and disco - and, notably, the work of the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer. Jessie joins Matthew Parris and Pete Bellotte, co-producer and co-writer of many of Donna Summer's biggest hits - I Feel…
 
TOPICS: National political conventions, rule of law in our American republic, & prepping teachers for the school yearHost Scot Bertram talks with Adam Carrington, assistant professor of politics at Hillsdale College, about the history of national political conventions. Roger Kimball, editor and publisher of The New Criterion and president and publi…
 
Bearded, profoundly deaf and somewhat eccentric, Tsiolkovsky's theoretical work means he is, for many, the "father of space travel". He died in 1935, and so never saw his research come to fruition. To discuss Tsiolkovsky's life and achievements, Matthew Parris is joined by Peter Frankopan, Professor of Global History at Oxford and author of the int…
 
TOPICS: Preparing parents for school, getting America back to work, learning about Constantine, and training for/running ultramarathons.Host Scot Bertram talks with Kathleen O'Toole, assistant provost for K-12 education at Hillsdale College, about how parents can prepare for another unusual school year. Andy Puzder, former CEO of CKE Restaurants, d…
 
“We’re talking here about a woman who was Mexican, dark skinned, disabled and queer, who produced art and didn’t allow her disabilities to define her. She defined who she was on her own terms," says Circe Henestrosa, co curator of Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up.Circe joins Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist in discussion about the Mexican art…
 
TOPICS: Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on religious liberty, Mike Gonzalez's THE PLOT TO CHANGE AMERICA, & Hillsdale In D.C.'s James Madison Fellowship for Young ProfessionalsHost Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale associate professor of politics, Adam Carrington, about recent decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court on the issues of religious lib…
 
Tom and I complete our review of Joe Goodden's masterful study of the Beatles' relationship with drugs and the huge impact they had on their lives and careers. Joe also runs the Beatles Bible website, an indispensible source of information on the group, and Tom's podcasts are '2Legs' and 'Talk More Talk' (links to all below)Enjoy!Feedback to glasso…
 
TOPICS: The Michael Flynn case and a possible Constitutional crisis, what COVID and the recent riots tell us about our understanding of the Declaration, and the life of Alexis de Tocqueville.Host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations & Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government at Hillsdale Colle…
 
Tom Hunyady joins me to review Joe Goodden's wonderful 2017 book detailing the Beatles' relationship with drugs and the huge impact they had on their lives and careers. Joe also runs the Beatles Bible website, an indispensible source of information on the group, and Tom's podcasts are '2Legs' and 'Talk More Talk' (links to all below)Enjoy!Feedback …
 
TOPICS: George Orwell, the new film UNCLE TOM, humanistic psychology, and "Why We Love Sports"Host Scot Bertram talks with John J. Miller, director of Hillsdale's Dow Journalism Program, about George Orwell and his impact on language and journalism. Nationally syndicated radio host Larry Elder discusses a new film on which he serves as executive pr…
 
Eoghan and I complete our look at 1965 in the world of John and The Beatles, taking in such events as the MBE awards, John's 'A Spaniard In The Works', Shea Stadium, the 'Help!' album and film, the Beatles' first attempts at videos, and the magisterial 'Rubber Soul'. There are links to Eoghan's work belowEnjoy!Feedback to glassonionpod@yahoo.comFac…
 
TOPICS: Biden's electric vehicle plan, COVID's affect on private schools, what Americanization does to Catholicism, and cancel culture in newsroomsHost Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale economics professor Gary Wolfram about Joe Biden's plan for an electric vehicle fleet. Lindsey Burke with the Heritage Foundation explains what COVID-19 is doing to…
 
Music writer Eoghan Lyng returns to the show as we look at the year 1965 and John Lennon's part in it. In this part we talk about the year as a whole, including the world events, music and films, and then begin a chronological look at the many and varied Lennon-related activities of another seminal year. You can find links to Eoghan's work belowEnj…
 
TOPICS: The dimming and brightening of Betelgeuse, the Administrative State, and "The Wind In the Willows"Host Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale physics professor Timothy Dolch about the dimming and brightening of Betelgeuse. John Marini, author of "Unmasking the Administrative State" discusses the existential threat of the administrative state to …
 
TOPICS: The Declaration & its relevance today, the American Founding, and American GreatnessIn this special Independence Day edition of the show, host Scot Bertram talks with Matthew Spalding, Vice President of Washington Operations and Dean of the Van Andel Graduate School of Government at Hillsdale In D.C., about the Declaration of Independence a…
 
Mick Ord and I conclude our discussion of John Lennon in the year 1972 by looking at some of the main events for John and Yoko, including appearances on the David Frost, Mike Douglas and Dick Cavett shows, the release of 'Some Time In New York City' and the famous 'one-to-one' Madison Square Garden concert. Mick's podcast is 'The Baltic Triangle'Th…
 
TOPICS: Plans for a "100% Clean Energy" economy, the false narrative of life vs. economy, and the fiction of Flannery O'ConnorHost Scot Bertram talks with Charles Steele, associate professor of economics at Hillsdale, about Joe Biden's pledge to move to a "100% Clean Energy" economy. Lee Habeeb of Salem Media and "Our American Stories" discusses hi…
 
I'm joined by broadcaster, podcaster and real-life Liverpudlian Mick Ord for the first of a 2-part discussion of John Lennon and the year 1972. This part actually focuses on John pre-1972, the perception of him in the press and in Liverpool, and some of the events, music and films of the year. The second part will focus solely on John's activities …
 
TOPICS: Reshaping the courts, the lack of preparedness of U.S. health agencies, Isocrates & rhetoric, and preventing sexual exploitation. Host Scot Bertram talks with Adam Carrington, assistant professor of politics at Hillsdale College, about what it means when we say President Trump is "reshaping the courts." We share portions of a lecture from M…
 
Ben Burrell and I complete our look at the always fascinating relationship between John Lennon and Bob Dylan. We pick up the reference points from 1968 to 2012 and also comment on some of Bob's recent adventures such as his Nobel Prize and the song 'Murder Most Foul', which was the lead single from his upcoming album 'Rough And Rowdy Ways. Once aga…
 
Radio D.J. and Bob Dylan podcaster Ben Burrell joins me to talk about the enigmatic but always interesting relationship between two of rock's finest writers, performers and icons. This part takes us up to the end of 1967 and there are sound clips included. You can find links to Ben's shows and radio station belowThe file is available as a downloada…
 
TOPICS: The social justice endgame, Walt Whitman, & socialism in American history.Host Scot Bertram talks with David Azerrad, assistant professor and research fellow at Hillsdale in D.C., about his recent essay on the social justice endgame. Kelly Scott Franklin, from Hillsdale's English department, introduces us to Walt Whitman. And we hear excerp…
 
I'm joined by Chip Madinger and Mark Easter to talk about the 'remastered' digital version of their very readable tome 'Eight Arms To Hold You' with a mention too of Chip's ongoing 'Lennonology' project (links below). We also spend time riffing on a few aspects of John Lennon's solo career and life, including the Mike Douglas Show and John's state …
 
TOPICS: Standardized testing, vote-by-mail plans, classic children's literature, & returning to teach at HillsdaleHost Scot Bertram talks with Hillsdale history professor Paul Rahe about two recent essays on the use of standardized tests in the admissions process. Hans von Spakovsy from the Heritage Foundation discusses the dangers of vote-by-mail …
 
Dolly Alderton's love of Doris Day began when she watched Calamity Jane as a young child. And for Dolly, the incandescent film star was as much of a poster girl as The Spice Girls. But Dolly's view of the legendary actress and singer has changed as she's matured. Dolly joins Matthew Parris and Dr Tamar Jeffers McDonald, Reader in Film and Head of t…
 
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