What does it take to successfully share the message of Liberty, and what harms that message? Nathan kicks off the hour with a discussion of how some styles of messaging can turn people off. This develops into a discussion of the controversy surrounding Rush Limbaugh's comments about Robin Williams the day the beloved actor's death was announced, and a public apology for mischaracterizing Limbaugh's words. The second half of the show centers around the idea of antiheroes and scoundrels in movies and literature, prompted by a scene between Princess Leia and Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back. What makes a character a scoundrel, and why do we love them for it?
Finding the Message In the Unlikeliest Places
Nathan reviews two movies, Elysium and Europa Report, both of which star South African actor Sharlto Copley, and both of which explore some interesting philosophical themes in very different ways.
Recent movies like World War Z and Pacific Rim prompt questions about our (and especially Hollywood's) fascination with the end of the world. Recorded at the 2013 Western Conservative Summit.
Notes From the Road
After a road trip up the Pacific Coast Highway through southern California, Nathan has a great deal to say about the role of cars and car culture in American culture as a whole.
Interview: Marc Olson, Songwriter and Philanthropist
Nathan's guest for this podcast, Marc Olson, is the singer, songwriter and leader of Odin's Other Eye, a progressive rock band in Denver.