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 36: Arthur Brooks

    October 3rd, 2019  |  32 mins 50 secs
    dignity, love, pro-life

    We chat with Arthur Brooks, the former president of the American Enterprise Institute and the author of "Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt."

  • Episode 35: Ernest Morrell

    September 12th, 2019  |  35 mins 59 secs

    Ernest Morrell is the Coyle Professor in Literacy Education and Director of the Center for Literacy Education at the University of Notre Dame, and a member of the dCEC's Faculty Advisory Committee.

  • Episode 34: Jennifer Newsome Martin

    August 30th, 2019  |  30 mins 11 secs

    Jenny Martin is a theologian in the Program of Liberal Studies, and the author of Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Critical Appropriation of Russian Religious Thought (University of Notre Dame Press, 2015).

  • Episode 33: Margaret Cabaniss

    June 27th, 2019  |  22 mins 53 secs
    books, conference, fellows, publishing, research, scholarship

    Margaret Cabaniss is the scholarly research and publications program manager for the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture. Previously, she was the managing editor at Crisis Magazine and She graduated summa cum laude from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, with a B.A. in English literature.

  • Episode 32: Timothy Cardinal Dolan

    May 3rd, 2019  |  13 mins 26 secs
    cardinal, catholic, mission

    A special episode featuring the homily of His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, preached on the occasion of the dedication of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame.

  • Episode 31: Gabriel Reynolds

    April 25th, 2019  |  25 mins 52 secs
    bible, islam, muslim, quran, theology

    We chat with professor Gabriel Reynolds, a professor in Notre Dame's World Religions and World Church program in the department of theology. He is an expert in Quranic studies and Muslim-Christian relations, and a member of the Center's Faculty Advisory Committee.

  • Episode 30: Holy Land Pilgrims

    April 18th, 2019  |  21 mins 54 secs
    holy land, israel, pilgrimage

    During Spring Break 2019, 38 students from the dCEC's Sorin Fellows student formation program traveled to Israel on a spiritual pilgrimage and tour. We sit down with three of them to chat about what the trip was like.

  • Episode 29: Obianuju Ekeocha

    April 11th, 2019  |  35 mins 50 secs
    abortion, africa, contraception, family, pro-life

    Obianuju Ekeocha is an internationally acclaimed pro-life speaker and strategist. She is the founder and president of Culture of Life Africa, an initiative dedicated to the promotion and defense of the African values of the sanctity of life.

  • Episode 28: Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon

    April 4th, 2019  |  27 mins 5 secs
    abortion, film, movie, pro-life

    We chat with Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon, the co-directors and producers of "Unplanned."

  • Episode 27: Abby Johnson

    March 28th, 2019  |  18 mins 35 secs
    abortion, pro-life

    Abby Johnson is a former Planned Parenthood clinic director who experienced a conversion to the pro-life movement after witnessing an ultrasound abortion. Her conversion story is told in the new film, "Unplanned: What She Saw Changed Everything."

  • Episode 26: Fr. Bill Miscamble, C.S.C.

    March 14th, 2019  |  30 mins 51 secs
    biography, book, notre dame

    We chat with Fr. Bill Miscamble, C.S.C. about his new book "American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame's Father Ted Hesburgh"

  • Episode 25: Duncan G. Stroik

    February 28th, 2019  |  22 mins 33 secs
    architecture, design

    Duncan Stroik is a professor at the Notre Dame School of Architecture, an author, and a practicing architect working in the field of Sacred Architecture. He established the Institute of Sacred Architecture in 1998, and is editor of the Sacred Architecture Journal.