Uncommon Knowledge Episodes (25)
David Mamet on Conservatism
This week on Uncommon Knowledge, playwright David Mamet discusses his book The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture and his conversion to conservatism.
The Speech That Defined A Presidency
Pat Sajak Interviews Peter Robinson about the Brandenburg Gate Speech.
Part 1: The Second World Wars With Victor Davis Hanson
How the first global conflict was fought and won.
How To Fail At Almost Everything With Scott Adams
Scott Adams on life, business, talent stacks, and Trump.
George Gilder: Forget Cloud Computing, Blockchain Is The Future
Author of Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy, George Gilder on the future of technology.
Defending The Nation With Secretary Of Defense James Mattis
In his first televised interview in almost a year, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis sits down with Peter Robinson to discuss a wide range of issues facing the United States Armed Forces at home and across the globe.
Thomas Sowell on the Myths of Economic Inequality
What are the myths of economic inequality, and why is socialism often posed as the solution?
Remembering President George H. W. Bush with Chase Untermeyer and Andrew Ferguson
Former speechwriters and a former ambassador join together to remember the legacy of President George H. W. Bush.
A President and a Gentleman
Haley Barbour and C. Boyden Gray analyze the legacy George H. W. Bush's presidency and how future generations will remember him.
Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny
Andrew Roberts examines the extraordinary life of Winston Churchill in his new book, “Churchill: Walking with Destiny.”
Are there Limits on Emergency Powers? With John Yoo and Richard Epstein
Richard Epstein and John Yoo deconstruct presidential powers concerning the government shutdown, the Mueller investigation, and the potential for impeachment by the Democrat-controlled House.
Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II: The Partnership that Changed the World
Former attorney general Edwin Meese III explains the relationship between President Reagan and Pope John Paul II and how their collaboration helped end the Cold War.
Cost-Effective Approaches to Save the Environment, with Bjorn Lomborg
Bjorn Lomborg breaks down the costs of the current proposed policies to relieve climate change and proposes cost-effective and economically feasible alternative solutions.
Jason Riley on 'False Black Power?'
Jason Riley discusses identity politics, race relations, and black history in his new book, 'False Black Power?'
Getting Work Done in Congress with Josh Hawley and Michael Waltz
Senator Josh Hawley, R—Mo. and Representative Michael Waltz, R—Fla. discuss their first terms in Congress and how much more they still want to accomplish.
Heather Mac Donald and 'The Diversity Delusion'
Heather Mac Donald discusses her book, 'The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture,' and explores how the delusion of diversity destroys our common humanity and open-minded curiosity.
Victor Davis Hanson and 'The Case For Trump'
Victor Davis Hanson discusses his new book, 'The Case For Trump.' He analyzes how President Trump connected with voters in a way that other politicians never have. He also discusses how he’s remained conservative living in California's Central Valley.
Thomas Sowell and 'Discrimination and Disparities'
Thomas Sowell discusses identity politics, reparations, and more in the newly revised edition of his book, 'Discrimination and Disparities.' He analyzes why discussions of racial group success cannot be explained by race.
Empowering Students Through School Choice With Betsy DeVos
The 11th United States Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, talks about how she's empowering students and parents to find the best education through her school choice proposal.
David Davenport on 'How Public Policy Became War'
Author David Davenport talks presidential power and how to Make Congress Great Again (MCGA).
Uncommon Knowledge with Justice Antonin Scalia
This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia visits for a wide-ranging interview on subjects including the living Constitution, Roe v. Wade, Congress’s relationship to the Court, and his new book, Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts.
George W. Bush
This week on Uncommon Knowledge President George W. Bush discusses post-presidential life and his work at the Bush Institute.
Thomas Sowell discusses his essay "'Trickle Down Theory' and 'Tax Cuts for the Rich'"
This week on Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover fellow and author Thomas Sowell discusses his essay "'Trickle Down Theory' and 'Tax Cuts for the Rich.'"
Author Tom Wolfe discusses his latest novel, "Back to Blood"
This week on Uncommon Knowledge, author Tom Wolfe discusses the ideas and inspirations for "Back to Blood", a story of decadence and the new America.
Niall Ferguson On Kissinger The Idealist
Niall Ferguson discusses the education of Henry Kissinger from 1923 to 1968, beginning as a boy fleeing Nazi Germany to becoming an influential and powerful statesman.
Uncommon Knowledge Clips
Preview Uncommon Knowledge: Thomas Sowell
Thomas Sowell discusses identity politics, reparations, and more in the newly revised edition of his book, 'Discrimination and Disparities.' He analyzes why discussions of racial group success cannot be explained by race and how birth order has a greater impact on IQ than race or location of birth.
Preview Victor Davis Hanson and 'The Case For Trump'
Victor Davis Hanson discusses his new book, 'The Case For Trump.' He analyzes why President Trump’s election campaign was so successful amongst blue collar supporters and how he connected with voters in a way that other politicians never have.