Steely-Eyed Missile Men
Inspired by the sight of a Corvette, Nathan ponders the nature of heroism as reflected in the astronauts of NASA's Mercury and Apollo programs. Starting with Alan Shephard, the First American in Space, NASA astronauts cultivated a love for the Chevy Corvette, along with an image of heroism, as told in Tom Wolfe's "The Right Stuff." What does admiration for these men mean to a lover of liberty?
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.