Ethics and Culture Cast

From the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture

About the show

Lively conversations with professors, fellows, scholars, and friends of the University of Notre Dame's de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. The Center is committed to sharing the richness of the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition through teaching, research, and public engagement, at the highest level and across a range of disciplines. For more information visit

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  • Episode 60: Kirk Doran

    October 7th, 2021  |  29 mins 56 secs
    economics, education, innovation, professor

    In this episode, we chat with Kirk Doran, Henkels Family Collegiate Chair and Associate Professor of Economics at Notre Dame. We chat about the delight that economists find in discovering unintended consequences, about how professional prizes affect their recipients' future output, and the joys of a classical education for children.

  • Episode 59: Christina Bambrick

    September 23rd, 2021  |  17 mins 49 secs
    constitution, polisci, political science

    Christina Bambrick is assistant professor of political science at Notre Dame.

  • Episode 58: Brian Mulholland

    September 9th, 2021  |  22 mins 59 secs
    fellow, math, mission, pedagogy

    Dr. Brian Mulholland is an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Mathematics Department at the University of Notre Dame.

  • Episode 57: Vicki Thorn

    August 26th, 2021  |  39 mins 28 secs
    abortion, healing, mercy, ministry

    Vicki Thorn is the founder of the post-abortion healing ministry Project Rachel and executive director of the National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing.

  • Episode 56: Joshua Hren

    June 17th, 2021  |  50 mins 45 secs
    beauty, dante, flannery, imagination, o'connor, writing

    Joshua Hren is the founder and publisher of Wiseblood Books, author of "How to Read (and Write) Like a Catholic," and cofounder of a new MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of St. Thomas that focuses on the Catholic imagination.

  • Episode 55: Carter Snead and "What It Means to Be Human"

    May 27th, 2021  |  29 mins 18 secs
    abortion, anthropology, art, euthanasia, ivf

    dCEC Director O. Carter Snead returns to the podcast to discuss his recent book, "What It Means to Be Human: The Case for the Body in Public Bioethics."

  • Episode 54: Todd Hartch

    May 14th, 2021  |  27 mins 21 secs
    architecture, art, beauty, catholic, dominicans, truth

    Todd Hartch is a ND Vita Institute alumnus and professor of history at Eastern Kentucky University. He is the author of "A Time to Build Anew: How to Find the True, Good, and Beautiful in America."

  • Episode 53: Solzhenitsyn and American Culture

    March 15th, 2021  |  28 mins 51 secs

    We chat with David Deavel and Jessica Hooten Wilson, editors of the book "Solzhenitsyn and American Culture: The Russian Soul in the West," a recent volume in our Solzenitsyn book series with the University of Notre Dame Press.

  • Episode 52: Michael McGlinn

    February 25th, 2021  |  27 mins 2 secs
    adoration, alumnus, eucharist, football

    Michael McGlinn is a Notre Dame alumnus, filmmaker, musician, and the founder of Adore Him Daily, a ministry that promotes Eucharistic Adoration.

  • Episode 51: Bill Schmitt

    February 18th, 2021  |  28 mins 29 secs

    Bill Schmitt is the editor of "Telling Stories That Matter," a volume of collected memoirs and essays by Fr. Marvin O'Connell, longtime professor of history at the University of Notre Dame.

  • Episode 50: Fr. David Guffey, C.S.C.

    October 8th, 2020  |  24 mins 53 secs
    csc, film, holy cross, movies, peyton, radio, venerable

    Fr. Guffey is National Director of Family Theater Productions and the executive producer of the new film "PRAY: The Life of Patrick Peyton"

  • Episode 49: Dan Philpott and Jess Keating

    September 30th, 2020  |  24 mins 23 secs
    church, teaching, theology

    Daniel Philpott (Political Science) and Jessica Keating (McGrath Institute for Church Life) are co-teachers of the Notre Dame undergraduate theology class "Why the Church? Making the Case for Catholicism to Millennials."