Season 2, Ep. 4
In today’s episode of The Van Maren Show, Jonathon Van Maren speaks with Dr. Charles Murray about why America has fallen apart and what we need to do about it. Dr. Murray first became well known in 1984 with the publication of Losing Ground a piece which is credited with being the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act. Murray is a New York Times bestseller, political researcher and scholar, and the F.A. Hayek Emeritus Chair in Culture Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.Murray joins Van Maren to discuss the conclusions of his new book about the state of America and what we as Americans can do to save our country. The outlook is quite bleak, but all hope isn’t lost just yet. Murray discusses the degradation of society, specifically the growing divide in what he calls the new upper and lower classes.Subscribe to The Van Maren YouTube Channel here.
The poison of porn must be stopped, here’s how
Season 2, Ep. 3
TerrySchillingis the Executive Director of the American Principles Project, and organization dedicated to supporting family values and their expression in politics. They have been at the center of the debate on and important family issue: pornography. This debate has surprisingly divided even the conservative movement recently. Libertarians oppose government regulation and intervention and then you have other conservatives who advocate for age verification measures and some that want pornography banned all together.In today’s episode of TheVanMaren Show, Jonathon Van Maren and TerrySchillingdelve into the debate surrounding governmental regulations on pornography, the arguments from various sides, today’s laws, and what we can do to protect our children and save our culture.
Sir Roger Scruton fought tirelessly for decades to save Western Civilization
Season 2, Ep. 2
Today’s episode of TheVanMaren Show is a special episode in honor of Sir Roger Scruton, a writer, philosopher, and staunch defender of Western Civilization and its values.Hepassed away yesterday, January 12that 75 years of age after a battle with cancer. SirRogerleaves behind a legacy offighting forbeauty,art, culture, and truth.Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the UK, has called himthe “greatest modern conservative thinker.”SirRogerbecame an intellectual freedom fighter in 1979, smuggling banned books behind the Iron Curtainin Europe. Even after the wall fell,hecontinued tocommunismthrough his writing.Over his career, he wrote over 50 books, including,HowToBe A Conservative;The Soul of the World;The Aesthetic Understanding;Beauty.Jonathon Van Maren interviewed Sir Rogera few years ago and the two discussed the current state ofculture, the need for true beauty in our art, and what we can do to revive oursociety.
WATCH: How a literature professor is using books to end abortion
Season 2, Ep. 1
It may sound surprising, but literature professor and pro-life activist Karen Swallow Prior tells Jonathon Van Maren how literature is going to help end abortion.In today's episode of The Van Maren Show, Jonathon Van Maren speaks with acclaimed author and professor Karen Swallow Prior. In addition to teaching, Swallow Prior is a well-known pro-life activist having been arrested, testifying before Congress and so much more.The Van Maren Show is hosted on numerous platforms, including Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play.For a full listing of episodes, and to subscribe to various channels, visit our Pippa webpage here.To receive weekly emails when a new episode is uploaded, click here.
A miraculous story: how Gianna Jessen survived a saline abortion
Season 1, Ep. 47
In today’s episode of The Van Maren show, Jonathon Van Maren speaks with Gianna Jessen, a well known abortion survivor and pro-life advocate. Ms. Jessen has been mentioned in speeches by President George W Bush. The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Westminster have said that her story could impact the abortion debate. Jessen survived a saline abortion and now uses her story to show people what an abortion. “I am alive. Just by the miraculous power of Christ.”Jessen was born during a saline abortion in a Los Angeles abortion clinic at 29 weeks. Jessen was only 2.5 pounds when she was born, but she miraculously survived. She was born 18 hours into the saline abortion procedure, which burn, blind and suffocates babies who are born dead after 24 hours. Jessen allows people "to actually glimpse face to face the people that abortion has taken from us.”
Conservative author explains why we need nationalism to save the culture
Season 1, Ep. 46
In today’s episode of TheVanMaren show, Jonathon Van Maren speaks with the editor of the National Review Rich Lowry about his latest book,The Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United, and Free.Lowry has authored other books, including New York Times bestseller,Lincoln Unbound and Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years.Van Maren and Lowry speak aboutLowry’s book, where America is headed, “the age of Trump”, the rise of division in our political climate, and the need for maintaining culture in order to maintain a democracy.
If you've taken the abortion pill, you can still save your baby. Here's how
Season 1, Ep. 45
In today’s episode of TheVanMaren show, Jonathon Van Maren speaks with Dr. Matthew Harrison, one of the doctors who pioneered the abortion pill reversal method. RU-486 kills the growing baby by starving him or her of progesterone; however, Dr. Harrison and his colleagues discovered that progesterone injections could help save the baby.