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 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.

  • Episode 66: Hon. Dan Lipinski

    March 17th, 2022  |  27 mins 35 secs
    abortion, government, law, politics, prolife

    Daniel Lipinski is the former US Representative for the 3rd Congressional District in Illinois.

  • Episode 65: Abigail Favale

    February 24th, 2022  |  35 mins 28 secs
    catholic, feminism, gender, saint

    Abigail Favale, Ph.D., is a writer, professor, and speaker. She is Dean of the College of Humanities at George Fox University, and previously directed and taught in the William Penn Honors Program, a Great Books curriculum at George Fox.

  • Episode 64: Fr. Matthew Schneider, LC

    January 14th, 2022  |  26 mins 35 secs
    bioethics, moral theology, morals, privacy, social media, theology

    Fr. Matthew Schneider, LC is a priest of the Legionaries of Christ, currently writing a dissertation on issues of informational privacy and the Church. We chat about how the Church engages secular thinkers on these important questions, and how he has used social media as a channel of evangelization.

  • Episode 63: Christopher Beha

    November 18th, 2021  |  34 mins 42 secs
    author, catholic, memoir, novel, writing

    Christopher Beha is the author of a memoir, The Whole Five Feet, and the novels Arts & Entertainments and What Happened to Sophie Wilder. His latest novel, The Index of Self-Destructive Acts, was nominated for the 2020 National Book Award. He is the editor of Harper’s Magazine.

  • Episode 62: Alex Jones of Hallow

    November 4th, 2021  |  31 mins 43 secs
    catholic, prayer, technology

    A chat with Alex Jones, co-founder and CEO of Hallow, the #1 Catholic app for prayer, meditation, music, and sleep

  • Episode 61: Petra Farrell

    October 29th, 2021  |  28 mins 58 secs
    abortion, dcec, pro-life, prolife

    Petra Farrell is the Culture of Life Program Manager at the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture.