#93 | Baroness Philippa Stroud38:05Baroness Phillippa Stroud's unexpected segue into politics originated from her early career aiding addicts and the homeless in Hong Kong. Through this hands-on experience, she discerned the interconnection between individual struggles and broader political contexts. Philippa joins Kevin in a conversation about how to advocate for a symbiotic US-UK effort, fostering conducive environments for genuine human flourishing. Alongside Dr. Jordan Peterson, Baroness Philippa Stroud is co-founder and CEO of the Alliance for Responsible Citizenship (ARC), an international forum dedicated to providing a new collaborative vision for improving global societies. She is a Member of the House of Lords, and Chair of the Social Metrics Commission. Prior to this, she was the CEO of the Legatum Institute and Co-Founder and Chief Executive of the Centre for Social Justice. She served as Special Adviser to the Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP from 2010-15 and also to the Prime Minister from 2012-2015.
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#92 | Rep. Scott Perry30:46In today's American landscape, challenges both internal and external loom large, long neglected by the ruling elite. Representative Scott Perry, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus joins Kevin for a discussion on charting a path to revive the nation. Perry shares invaluable insights from his own journey, revealing how a new generation of steadfast conservatives can reignite America's vigor—from the corridors of power to grassroots initiatives—revitalizing the country from within and beyond. Representative Perry is the grandson of Colombian immigrants, and the son of a single mom who fled abuse and worked several jobs to survive and support her children. Scott and his family were on public assistance for several years during his youth. He was raised in a spartan home; his family went for several years with no electricity or plumbing. He worked as a fruit picker, mechanic, dock worker, draftsman, and licensed insurance agent among other jobs. In 1980, he joined the Army National Guard as a helicopter pilot, where he flew 44 combat missions and certified in almost every helicopter in the Army inventory. He served for almost 40 years, retiring in 2019 with the rank of Brigadier General. He was elected to Congress in 2013.
#91 | A Season of Gratitude | Thanksgiving Special57:58Heritage’s Chris DeMuth, Brenda Hafera, Delano Squires, Richard Stern, Bridget Weisenberger, Sarah Feldpausch, and Philip Reynolds join Kevin for a special Thanksgiving episode of “The Kevin Roberts Show.”
#90 | Governor Kim Reynolds23:45Just two years ago, not a single state had universal school choice. Today, nine do. To understand how groundbreaking this education renaissance is, just look at the state of Iowa. Gov. Kim Reynolds (R-IA) began 2023 by signing into law the Students First Act , which allows all Iowa families to receive funds in an education savings account, or ESA, to attend the school of their choice. But Reynolds didn’t stop at school choice, either. She also signed into law a common-sense parental rights bill, SF 496 , that prohibits instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in public schools in grades K-6 and prohibits school libraries from stocking sexually explicit materials. The law also requires libraries to post their card catalogs online for the sake of transparency. These groundbreaking reforms have earned the Hawkeye State the Heritage Foundation’s 2023 Education Freedom Award. Join Kevin and Gov. Reynolds as they explore the pivotal role of school choice in revitalizing education systems, amplifying parental autonomy, and breaking free from conventional educational norms. Tune in as they discuss the paradigm shift towards empowering families in shaping their children's educational journey and the nationwide implications of this bold movement towards education freedom.
#89 | Riley Gaines38:14Women’s sports are under attack. No one knows this better than Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines, a twelve-time NCAA All-American and five-time SEC Champion, who spoke out after tying with Lia Thomas, a male, at the NCAA Championships. Riley joins Kevin to share her story and why she believes that allowing male-bodied athletes to participate in women’s competitions will destroy the integrity of women’s sports and leave women vulnerable. Riley is now working with the Independent Womens Forum, driving real and lasting change. She's actively involved in legally defining 'woman,' safeguarding Title IX, and preserving women's rights to single-sex spaces and equal opportunities. Her commitment and courage make her a beacon of hope for women in the fight against this injustice.
#88 | Catholics Against Antisemitism | Heritage President Dr. Kevin Roberts30:50On October 7th, the world was left stunned by reports of Hamas' brutal terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians. However, at the very moment when Americans should have rallied around our Jewish allies, our country has experienced a radical rise in vocal antisemitism, especially on college campuses. Heritage President Dr. Kevin Roberts joined the Philos Project and the Franciscan University of Steubenville to launch a new coalition: Catholics Against Antisemitism. Tune in as Kevin discusses the responsibility that Christians have to fight antisemitism in American life. The fight against antisemitism is part and parcel of the revitalization of our institutional life along the lines of American ordered liberty, a tradition that has respected religious freedom and protected the security of religious minorities since its inception.
#87 | Mark Rienzi38:29Every good citizen should come to understand religious liberty. Not just lawyers, not just people who want to go fight about it—fundamentally, it's a core part of the American commitment. What does it look like to be “on offense” for religious liberty? From battling foster care shutdowns and COVID-era mandates to preserving parental rights in education, Mark Rienzi, president and CEO of The Becket Fund, joins Kevin to discuss the everyday ramifications for religious liberty lawsuits. Mark Rienzi is the president and CEO of The Becket Fund and a Professor of Law at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, where he is co-director of the Center for Religious Liberty and has served as a Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He teaches constitutional law, religious liberty, and evidence, and has been voted Teacher of the Year three times by the Law School’s Student Bar Association. With the team at Becket, Mark has litigated and won an uninterrupted string of important First Amendment cases at the U.S. Supreme Court including Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC (2012), Little Sisters of the Poor (2013), McCullen v. Coakley (2014), Hobby Lobby (2014), Wheaton College (2014), Holt v. Hobbs (2015), Zubik v. Burwell (2016), Our Lady of Guadalupe (2020), Little Sisters of the Poor (2020), Diocese of Brooklyn/Agudath Israel (2020), and Fulton v. Philadelphia (2021).