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 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.

  • Episode 24: Elizabeth Lev

    February 7th, 2019  |  30 mins 38 secs
    art, michaelangelo, vatican

    Elizabeth Lev is an art historian, author, and tour guide based in Rome. In Fall 2018, she was in residence as the Myser Fellow at the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, working on turning her 2016 Fall Conference talk "The Gift of the Magi" into an extended biography of the Vatican Museums.

  • Episode 23: Francis J. Beckwith

    January 24th, 2019  |  17 mins 5 secs
    abortion, philosophy

    Francis Beckwith is professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies and Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Philosophy at Baylor University. We chat about philosophical arguments surrounding the issue of abortion.

  • Episode 22: Matthew Mehan

    September 20th, 2018  |  23 mins 56 secs
    formation, philosophy, poetry

    Matthew Mehan is a teacher at The Heights School in Washington, D.C. and the author of "Mr. Meehan's Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals."

  • Episode 21: Pete Hlabse

    September 13th, 2018  |  23 mins 43 secs
    internships, pilgrimage, research, rome, sorin fellows, student formation

    Pete Hlabse is the Student Program Manager in the Center for Ethics and Culture, overseeing the Sorin Fellows Program for undergraduate and graduate students at Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College and Holy Cross College.

  • Episode 20: James Hankins

    May 17th, 2018  |  33 mins 50 secs
    catholic, ethics, italy, macintyre, renaissance, virtue

    James Hankins is a professor of intellectual history at Harvard University and a Visiting Researcher at the Center in the Spring 2018 semester.

  • Episode 19: Rémi Brague

    May 10th, 2018  |  26 mins 12 secs
    christianity, culture, islam, philosophy, politics

    CEC Acting Director Patrick Deneen interviews philosopher Rémi Brague, professor emeritus of Medieval and Arabic Philosophy at the University of Paris I (the Sorbonne) and Romano Guardini chair emeritus at the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität of Munich.