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 78: Michael New

    February 10th, 2023  |  26 mins 20 secs
    abortion, policy, prolife, research

    Dr. Michael New is a social researcher and commentator who has been a faculty member of the dCEC's Notre Dame Vita Institute since its foundation. We talk about some of the positive trends that he sees in pro-life legislation, and the importance of connecting intellectual theory with boots-on-the-ground action.

  • Episode 77: Micheal Flaherty

    November 22nd, 2022  |  32 mins 25 secs
    films, movies, podcasts

    Micheal is the founder of Inkling Entertainment and Think Again Studios, and former President and Co-Founder of Walden Media. Blessed husband of Kelly and father of Christian, Eieen and Reagan.

  • Episode 76: Archbishop Anthony Fisher, OP

    November 4th, 2022  |  43 mins

    Archbishop Anthony Fisher is the ordinary of the Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia.

  • Episode 75: Aimee Murphy

    September 22nd, 2022  |  27 mins 59 secs
    abortion, dignity, human rights

    Aimee Murphy is founder of Rehumanize International, and author of "Rehumanize: A Vision to Secure Human Rights for All".

  • Episode 74: Sofia Carozza

    September 8th, 2022  |  34 mins 20 secs
    cl, giussani, science, sorin fellow, theology

    Sofia Carozza is an alumna of the dCEC's Sorin Fellows program, the Valedictorian of the Class of 2019, a Marshall Scholar, current PhD candidate in Cognition and Brain Sciences at the University of Cambridge, and co-host of the podcast "The Pilgrim Soul".

  • Episode 73: Lenny DeLorenzo

    August 25th, 2022  |  34 mins 8 secs
    lewis, narnia, theology

    In this episode, we chat with Leonard J. DeLorenzo, the director of undergraduate studies at the McGrath Institute for Church Life, host of the radio show and podcast Church Life Today, and editor of the new book "The Chronicles of Transformation: A Spiritual Journey with C.S. Lewis" from Ignatius Press. We chat about how his work connects academic research with pastoral ministry, how truly good children's literature is also good reading for adults, and how a chance response to a meeting invitation has made all the difference in his life and vocation.

  • Episode 72: Bo Bonner

    July 19th, 2022  |  47 mins 10 secs
    health, mercy, newman, philosophy

    Bo Bonner is senior advisor of mission initiatives and director of the Center for Human Flourishing at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines.

  • Episode 71: Fr. Harrison Ayre

    June 23rd, 2022  |  31 mins 15 secs
    book, faith, priest, sacraments

    Fr. Ayre is pastor of St. Peter's Parish in Nanaimo, British Columbia, co-host of the award-winning "Clerically Speaking" podcast, and author of the new book "Mysterion: The Revelatory Power of the Sacramental Worldview."

  • Episode 70: Paul Blaschko

    June 9th, 2022  |  45 mins
    author, book, ethics, morality, philosophy

    Paul Blaschko is an assistant teaching professor of virtue ethics, the director of the Sheedy Family Program in Economy, Enterprise, and Society, and the co-author of "The Good Life Method: Reasoning through the Big Questions of Happiness, Faith, and Meaning."

  • Episode 69: Dr. Kristin Collier

    May 12th, 2022  |  34 mins 45 secs
    health, medicine, spirituality

    Dr. Kristin Collier is a medical internist and the director of the University of Michigan Medical School's program on Health, Spirituality & Religion.

  • Episode 68: Dr. John Bruchalski

    April 29th, 2022  |  34 mins 35 secs
    abortion, evangelium vitae, health, medicine

    Dr. Bruchalski earned his medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 1987. He completed his OB/GYN residency at Eastern Virginia Medical Center and the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia in 1991. He is the recipient of the 2022 Notre Dame Evangelium Vitae Medal for his lifetime of pro-life advocacy and care.

  • Episode 67: Greg Wolfe

    April 7th, 2022  |  34 mins 10 secs
    art, humanism, writing

    Greg Wolfe is a writer, editor, publisher, and teacher. He was the founding editor of Image Journal and currently is the editor of Slant Books.