Brandon Ott

Author Archive

  • Jul 23, 2019
    City Journal editor Brian Anderson joins Vanessa Mendoza, executive vice president of the Manhattan Institute, for our second annual discussion of Brianâ??s summer and vacation...
  • Jun 28, 2019
    Cardiologist and author Eric Topol talks about his book Deep Medicine with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Topol argues that doctors spend too little face-to-face time with patients, and...
  • Jun 28, 2019
    The latest installment in an ongoing interview series with senior editor Mark Bauerlein. In this episode, Mark is joined by Paul Gottfried to discuss Gottfried's book Fascism: The...
  • Jun 14, 2019
    In 1961, when President John F. Kennedy announced a goal of "landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth" before the end of the decade, the mission seemed all but...
  • Jun 14, 2019
    Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and political commentator extraordinaire George Will comes to Liberty Law Talk to discuss his new book The Conservative Sensibility.
  • Jun 13, 2019
    John J. Miller is joined by George F. Will to discuss his book, The Conservative Sensibility.
  • Jun 10, 2019
    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/entertainment-arts-48492465/george-orwell-s-1984-why-it-still-matters
  • Jun 7, 2019
    What are the virtues of forgiveness? Are we subject to being manipulated by data? Why do people struggle with prayer? What really motivates us? How has the volunteer army system...
  • Jun 4, 2019
    Roger Scruton is certainly no stranger to Liberty Law Talk. His return is occasioned by Bloomsburyâ??s republication of his 1985 title, Fools, Frauds, and Firebrands, a book that...
  • May 30, 2019
    ournalist and author David Epstein talks about his book Range with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Epstein explores the costs of specialization and the value of breadth in helping to...
  • May 24, 2019
    John J. Miller is joined by Richard Gamble to discuss his book, A Fiery Gospel.
  • May 24, 2019
    Author, economist, and theologian Mary Hirschfeld of Villanova University talks about her book, Aquinas and the Market, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Hirschfeld looks at the...
  • May 23, 2019
    There is a strong tendency in modern American society to treat patriotism as a dangerous sentiment, a passion to be guarded against. But this is a serious misconception. To begin...
  • May 22, 2019
    I've been waiting for Tony Horwitz to write another big on-the-road book that crisscrosses the American cultural divide ever since his bestseller, Confederates in the Attic, came out...
  • May 21, 2019
    Myron Magnet looked at Clarence Thomas' tenure on the Supreme Court and examined many of his opinions.
  • May 20, 2019
    Andrew Roberts, a historian and the recipient of The New Criterionâ??s seventh annual Edmund Burke Award, joins James Panero to discuss Winston Churchillâ??s debt to Burke (video...
  • May 20, 2019
    Professor Wilfred McClay, author of "The Land Of Hope: An Invitation To The Great American Story," on his new history book.
  • May 17, 2019
    As a young man, Joshua Muravchik was a huge proponent for socialism, now he is the author of Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism, where he argues strongly against...
  • May 17, 2019
    Hugh Hewitt with Ted McAllister, Associate Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine Universityâ??s School of Public Policy, on â??Coming Home: Reclaiming Americaâ??s Conservative...
  • May 16, 2019
    Ted McAllister, Associate Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University, talks to Seth about the new book that he has co-authored, "Coming Home: Reclaiming America's...
  • May 15, 2019
    What is Karl Ove Knausgårdâ??s struggle, exactly? The answer is simple: achieving total freedom in his writing. â??Itâ??s a space where I can be free in every sense, where I can...
  • May 13, 2019
    Neurologist and author Robert Burton talks about his book, On Being Certain, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Burton explores our need for certainty and the challenge of being...
  • May 9, 2019
    Legal scholar Cara Robertson examined the murder trial of Lizzie Borden in 1893. The case received international attention as Ms. Borden was tried for the murder of her father and...
  • May 7, 2019
    John J. Miller is joined by Randy Boyagoda to discuss his book, Original Prin.
  • May 6, 2019
    Poverty activist, social entrepreneur and author, Mauricio Miller, talks about his book The Alternative with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Miller, a MacArthur genius grant recipient,...
  • May 3, 2019
    John J. Miller is joined by Richard Langworth of Hillsdale College to discuss Winston S. Churchillâ??s My Early Life.
  • May 3, 2019
    Ezra Klein interviews David Brooks
  • May 2, 2019
    Nothing fascinates the world like a meteoric rise. Except, of course, for a spectacular fall. The story of the Silicon Valley startup Theranos and its young founder Elizabeth Holmes...
  • May 1, 2019
    John J. Miller is joined by Timothy P. Carney to discuss his book, Alienated America.
  • Apr 30, 2019
    It seems like every week a video shared on social media shows some incredibly early achiever: a 5-year-old playing a piano concerto; an 11-year-old college graduate; the preteen...
  • Apr 26, 2019
    It's the stuff of a Hollywood blockbuster: Five hundred years ago, a son of Christopher Columbus assembled one of the greatest libraries the world has ever known. The volumes inside...
  • Apr 26, 2019
    Margaret Atwood defines the Canadian sense of humor as â??a bit Scottish,â? and in this live conversation with Tyler, she loves to let her own comedic sensibilities shine. In...
  • Apr 25, 2019
    John J. Miller is joined by Charles Lane to discuss his book, Freedomâ??s Detective.
  • Apr 24, 2019
    David Treuer talked about his book, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present.
  • Apr 23, 2019
    â??Nationalism.â?? Itâ??s a word getting thrown around a lot these days. Some say it is code for racism and xenophobia. Others contend it is the natural expression of any...
  • Apr 22, 2019
    Risk is a constant part of our lives, but most of us don't understand risk very well. Allison Schrager is an economist, author, and personal finance specialist. Her new book, An...
  • Apr 19, 2019
    George Papadopoulos talked about his book, 'Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump', in which he detailed his role in the...
  • Apr 19, 2019
    It seems like every week a video shared on social media shows some incredibly early achiever: a 5-year-old playing a piano concerto; an 11-year-old college graduate; the preteen...
  • Apr 18, 2019
    Historian and author Jill Lepore talks about nationalism, populism, and the state of America with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Lepore argues that we need a new Americanism, a common...
  • Apr 18, 2019
    Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Robert Caro has spent decades researching and chronicling the lives of notable men. His biographies have focused on former President Lyndon B....
  • Apr 17, 2019
    While the world begins thinking about rebuilding Notre Dame, we remember how Victor Hugo helped people fall in love with the cathedral through his 1831 novel "The Hunchback of Notre...
  • Apr 5, 2019
    In 72 hours in the middle of May 1940, Britainâ??s political leadership was transformed. Out went the undistinguished, dithering government led by Neville Chamberlain, known for its...
  • Apr 5, 2019
    The latest installment in an ongoing interview series with senior editor Mark Bauerlein. In this episode, Mark is joined by Salvatore Babones to discuss William Jennings Bryan, the...
  • Apr 5, 2019
    Philosopher and author Jacob Stegenga of the University of Cambridge talks about his book Medical Nihilism with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Stegenga argues that many medical...
  • Mar 22, 2019
    Georgetown University Professor Angela Stent examined Russiaâ??s foreign policy and international goals. She was interviewed by Representative Dina Titus (D-NV), a member of the...
  • Mar 22, 2019
    Futurist and author Amy Webb talks about her book, The Big Nine, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Webb observes that artificial intelligence is currently evolving in a handful of...
  • Mar 22, 2019
    Raghuram Rajan thinks a lot about how to empower individuals, both at the community and international level. In his new book, Rajan draws upon decades of experience both as an...
  • Mar 22, 2019
    Author of 'The Case for Trump' explains his early support in the 2016 campaign on 'Life, Liberty & Levin.'
  • Mar 1, 2019
    John J. Miller is joined by Noah Rothman to discuss his book, Unjust.
  • Mar 1, 2019
    Sean McFate is an 82nd Airborne veteran, former private military contractor, and professor of war studies at the National Defense University. McFate joins Ben Domenech on the...
  • Feb 22, 2019
    Former intelligence officer David Priess provided a history of the ways in which presidents have been removed from office. Larry Pfeiffer introduced Mr. Priess and moderator Susan...
  • Feb 22, 2019
    The latest installment in an ongoing interview series with senior editor Mark Bauerlein. In this episode, Mark is joined by Abigail Rine Favale to discuss her book Into the Deep, a...
  • Feb 22, 2019
    Even though the essays, speeches, and meditations in Toni Morrison's most recent nonfiction collection were written over the course of four decades, The Source of Self-Regard speaks...
  • Feb 22, 2019
    Daniel McCarthy, the editor of Modern Age, joins James Panero to discuss the history of the American conservative movement.
  • Feb 15, 2019
    Steven Smith returns to Liberty Law Talk to discuss his latest book Pagans & Christians in the City.
  • Feb 15, 2019
    Jordan Peterson joins Tyler to discuss collecting Soviet propaganda, why heâ??s so drawn to Jung, what the Exodus story can teach us about current events, his marriage and fame,...
  • Feb 15, 2019
    Historian Jessica Riskin of Stanford University talks about her book The Restless Clock with EconTalk host Russ Roberts.
  • Feb 15, 2019
    John J. Miller is joined by John Marini to discuss his book, Unmasking the Administrative State.
  • Jan 28, 2019
    The latest installment in an ongoing interview series with senior editor Mark Bauerlein. In this episode, Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, joins Mark to...
  • Jan 25, 2019
    Ben Macintyre reported on a high-ranking KGB spy, Oleg Gordievsky, who worked for British Intelligence during the height of the Cold War. According to the author, it was...
  • Jan 25, 2019
    John J. Miller is joined by Professor Stephen Smith of Hillsdale College to discuss Dante Alighieriâ??s Inferno.
  • Jan 24, 2019
    John J. Miller is joined by Nicholas Parisi to discuss his book, Rod Serling: His Life, Work, and Imagination.
  • Jan 23, 2019
    Yale University history professor David Blight recalled the life of public intellectual and orator, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895). He was joined in conversation by Eddie Glaude,...
  • Jan 17, 2019
    Recent years have seen a nationalist revival sweep across the globe. Is this a cause for celebration or a reason to worry?
  • Jan 15, 2019
    Historian and author Stephen Kotkin of Princeton University and Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the historical significance of...
  • Jan 14, 2019
    The latest installment in an ongoing interview series with senior editor Mark Bauerlein. In this episode, Mark interviews Daniel J. Mahoney about his latest book, The Idol of Our...
  • Jan 11, 2019
    Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business. He's also the author of books such as "The Happiness...
  • Jan 10, 2019
    Can the working class be saved? Should we fight Chinaâ??s trade war depredations? Will Jonah survive jet lag? Oren Cass, Manhattan Institute scholar and author of The Once and...
  • Jan 9, 2019
    Rebecca Kukla on Moving through and Responding to the World
  • Jan 8, 2019
    Economics Professor Deirdre McCloskey discussed whether being a socialist humane.
  • Jan 7, 2019
    Nicole Mellow discusses her new coauthored book with Jeffrey Tulis, Legacies of Losing in American Politics.
  • Jan 4, 2019
    Journalist and author Sebastian Junger talks about his book Tribe with EconTalk host Russ Roberts.
  • Jan 4, 2019
    Michael Malice is the author of "Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il" and also host a podcast called "Your Welcome with Michael Malice" available on the GaS...
  • Jan 4, 2019
    Citizens Unitedâ??s David Bossie and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski argued that Washington bureaucrats are seeking to undermine the presidency of Donald Trump.