Podcast Episode 301: The Only Thing We Have to Fear

Franklin Roosevelt delivered one of the most important speeches in American history on March 4, 1933. It is one of the top three addresses in presidential history and perhaps the transformational speech of the 20th century. Why? You probably know a line or two, but most people have never read this short but important speech. Since I can’t teach in class right now, you are my class. I discuss Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.

Podcast Episode 255: Has Donald Trump Screwed Up America?

I have probably been asked this question a thousand times. Has Donald Trump screwed up America? I have held off answering it for a while, simply because his term is incomplete, but I thought I could partially answer it today with the same criteria I used to rate the other presidents. Trump is a symptom of the disease.

Podcast Episode 252: The 538 Political Confessional

The leftist website Five-Thirty Eight has recently produced a column titled “Political Confessional” where people submit “forbidden” political thoughts. This is standard leftist fare, but one was intriguing: “The Man Who Thinks The U.S. Is Better Off As A Bunch Of Separate Countries.” Now for those that listen to my show, this is just an everyday conversation, but not to the subject of this article. I discuss the article and some of the idiotic statements in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.