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 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."

  • Episode 48: Fr. John Paul Kimes

    September 3rd, 2020  |  30 mins 1 sec
    abortion, law, priest, pro-life

    Fr. John Paul Kimes teaches canon law at Notre Dame Law School and is the Raymond of Peñafort Fellow in Canon Law at the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture.

  • Episode 47: Zena Hitz

    August 20th, 2020  |  30 mins 18 secs
    book, faith, intellect, intellectual, teaching, thought

    Zena Hitz is a Tutor in the great books program at St. John's College and author of the book "Lost In Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life."

  • Episode 46: George Weigel and "The Next Pope"

    August 6th, 2020  |  29 mins 51 secs
    evangelization, papacy, pope

    George Weigel's newest book is "The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission." We discuss why he wrote the book, who it's for, and how every Christian, not just the Pope, has the responsibility to introduce people to Jesus Christ. Weigel is a distinguished senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Episode 45: Anja Renkes, ND '20

    May 14th, 2020  |  19 mins 53 secs
    art, ireland, irish studies, sorin fellow, theology

    We chat with Anja Renkes, an undergraduate Sorin Fellow of the Notre Dame class of 2020.

  • Episode 44: Fr. Terry Ehrman, C.S.C.

    January 16th, 2020  |  21 mins 39 secs
    csc, priest, science, theology

    Fr. Terry Ehrman is the chaplain to the de Nicola Center and teacher of the popular theology course, "Science, Theology, and Creation." In our conversation, we chat about how he came to Notre Dame, his vocation as a Holy Cross priest, and how he challenges his students to move from created things to the creator himself.

  • Episode 43: Steve Barr

    December 12th, 2019  |  28 mins 18 secs
    faith, reason, science

    In this episode, we chat with Steve Barr, a theoretical particle physicist and the president of the Society of Catholic Scientists. In our conversation, we chat about the relationship between science and faith, and why people of faith should not be threatened by scientific research.